Your walk sounds delightful Lovewine, I do agree that it is lovely to be out of doors and just walking, it is like a form of meditation in itself and I forget all the nagging worries. Your day also sounds very enjoyable Rosie, it is good to get out and about and your lunch sunds nice too.
My garden is reasonably large although I think it would count as a small garden if it was featuring in a gardening magazine! We dedicated the far end of the garden as the kitchen garden and have three big raised beds there and the greenhouse. We always try to have some crops which we can eat over winter and some which are ready in Spring. It is very satisfying to grow so much of our own food, although it is one of our main hobbies and does take up a lot of time. I would love to be able to grow olives, lemons and oranges but even in the South East of England we just do not have enough sunshine and relaible warmth! Some people do succeed in a conservatory or a sunny patio though, I think.
Today has been a quiet day and I have been resting, started another online course about Hadrian's wall (two weeks behind already, oh dear) which is proving very interesting, and I have almost finished my blanket, just the border to do now. Oh and I did a patch test of the hair effects, so far no reaction so I might just go for it next week.
The next few weeks are very ordinary here, just working and weekends pottering in the house and garden. Then we have another week off and my FIL is coming to stay, which I hope he will enjoy. He was widowed in April this year - you might remember I went up to Scotland to my MIL's funeral just after my second chemo. It is a very difficult time for him but he is coping pretty well and has been to stay with OH's brother, which he enjoyed.
Glad your son has finally challenged his girlfriend Lovewine and it was exactly as you thought, she no longer wants to continue with the relationship but did not want to say so. Perhaps she was not ready for the level of commitment but she could have just said so rather than all this talk of being depressed.
Rosie I am sure you will recover and get your stamina back, you have already come a long way, but it does take time and you really did have a gruelling treatment regime.
Anyway, climbing Snowdon was nothing compared to Guildford High Street on a wet Saturday afternoon! I got everything on my list, trousers, lingerie, some new nightwear, a pair of new shoes from Hotter, some nice things from Lush and my colour effects from Superdrug - also cool blonde. I'm exhausted now!
Happy birthday Wildpurl, hope you enjoy your day and your new plant. Dont get a puppy mine killed a jasmine plant last week I had had a good few years no point trying to replace it until his plant killing phase is over.
Lovewine you obviously did fine with your herceptin injection I didn't notice any side effects from mine last time. Had second one today didnt feel a thing not even any stinging so not going to worry about next one s.
Rosie hope you're right about sailing through the SE's this time my relief at finishing chemo on schedule somewhat dampened by thought of 3 weeks more discomfort.
Unfortunately the chaos and delays ruled again today told them on booking in had bloods done yesterday at Southport waited 40 minutes for nurse to come and ask me had I had bloods done and where!! Another 15 mins wait for them to get that info and taken to ward, noone had told them about cold cap so machine not ready then they lost my prescription. Result was only started treatment over 3 hours after arrival so stressful and annoying especially as cold cap adds so much time anyway.
Rant over I have done it finished chemo cant actually believe it and can start looking forward to really living again.
Have plans to take son to Chester Zoo and Farmer Teds a kids farm
Nursery took the kids back in July most of the mums went but it was the day after my 2nd chemo and I couldn't go. My son talked about it last week and said "you weren't on the bus mummy" he doesn't miss a thing so want to put that right.
Also hope to ride in about 2 weeks and can start really looking forward to our center parcs holiday in November. That light at the end of the tunnel seems much brighter .
Well only had about 3 hours sleep last night am tucked up in bed with my little boy think I might just stay here.
Good night ladies from a very happy tulamo xxx
Well looks like I have managed to swerve the cold bug feeling fine and weirdly oh so cheerful that ive actually got to last chemo. Just need to wake up cold free tomorrow and for my bloods to be ok. They were really good last time , 3 times highrr than when I went in for first treatment I have neulasta injection the day after chemo it really does the job re the neutraphils.
I havent ridden at all since March this year as had DIEP reconstrucion on 13th March when they found new cancer. I had 18 inch wound across my lower abdomen coulnt stand up straight for about 2 weeks then had ANC end of April lots of problems with left arm aand chest muscle afterwards so no chance of riding before chemo in June. Asked onc about riding during chemo he said no, fair enough its a high risk sport and even a minor injury could be serious with the chemo so I have been good as didnt want to delay any treatments. Will be back to it before I know it now have been mucking out the last 6 weeks nurses were a bit iffy about that cos of infection risk but ive been fine.
Rosie great you get to meet someone who has had same experience and come out the other side and that the car repairs less than you feared still a lot of money though.
I started herceptin last cycle I was expecting lengthy loading dose infusion but when I got there was the injection. It only took about 5 minutes didnt feel the needle it was so fine the drug does sting going in but no big deal given all we have been through. I was told just hour and a half observations pkst injection and I was fine. I just have the injections every 3 weeks for next year am not having radiotherapy.
That said I see plastic surgeon in 2 weeks time my reconstruction needs a few tweaks so not sure whats on the cards re treatment options1. So plenty more hospital visits for me.
Lovewine am sure your herceptin will be just fine dont hear of many ladies reporting bad reaction. Hope you get started on yours soon Rosie have to say it gives me reassurance.
Lovewine looks like your son taking first step towards moving on thats the hardest one he will find he is stronger than he thinks.
Tlj sounds like your eldest has taken well to his school which will no doubt give your younger son more confidence when his turn comes. Boarding is a big step are the schools on the Channel Islands really poor? I didnt realise chilren would come to the UK for secondary school.
Joan hope the nails are hanging on some of mine have little brown patches but to be honest with handling animals and their mess every day my nails are pretty horrible anyway always breaking so I probably wont notice much difference if they all drop off together. Hope the afro hasn't made a return.
Jackie thinking of you hope you're ok.
Wildpurl take it easy back at work good you've got your reduced hours it really makes a difference I went down to 4 days after returning from maternity leave and will probably go down to 3 now.
Anyone I have missed sorry hope all is well.
Hopefully next time I post I too will have finished chemo thankyou all for your support especially as I am not an April lady xxx