Good morning all.
Hello Tulamo and a belated Happy Birthday. I'm glad you had a nice meal out. How old is your son? Pleased to hear that the vegetable based dye worked. I'm still at the fuzzy stage at the moment so still wearing my wig when out but looking forward to the day when I feel comfortable without.
Wildpurl - Snowdonia sounds great. Glad you're enjoying other days out too.
Lovewine - the day with your son sounds lovely. I always like the idea of picking up bric a brac/charity shop bargains but I never quite get around to looking!
Rosie - sorry to hear your dad isn't well and i hope there is a diagnosis soon so that you know what you are dealing with. It sounds like you had such a long and difficult day last week - it just goes on and on doesn't it. I hope the discomfort eases up soon.
Cassie - sounds like you are doing well being back at work full time. I am inspecting my eyes every day for signs of little lashes but nothing much happening. I managed to hold on to my eyebrows. They have thinned but they were quite thick to begin with so look ok.
I still have my very large seroma but that will get drained off during tomorrow's surgery. The shooting nerve pain in my arm has subsided a bit. The GP gave me a low dose of amitriptyline - not sure if that helped the pain but I have certainly been sleeping better!
So, second surgery tomorrow. Feeling nervous and rather low. Not helped by ongoing relationship/friendship issues. Ridiculously bad timing. I'm expecting to be in hospital overnight so will catch up with you all later this week.
Thankyou all for the birthday wishes, had a nice quiet day, up early as my little boy was very keen to help me open my presents he was hoping I would get some nice new toys (tractor or digger variety) kept telling him they would be boring mummy type things , got plenty of chocolates so he was happy !
Actually really enjoyed meal out went early so was pretty quiet and to my amazement my little one ate a meal from the childrens menu a bowl of pasta followed by ice cream. First time ever !have to say it was best present of the day he sat for over an hour and a half and was so good I was very proud of him though did wonder if I brought wrong child home from nursery on Friday !!
Sounds like everyone have had good weekend I am trying to get bit more rest in preparation for tound 5 on Thursday so will say goodnight and best wishes to all x
I have had a nice weekend a little bit of food shopping and had a delivery from Waitrose so we are well stocked for the moment, my brother had his 51st birthday today so I took him out for a nice pub lunch and then we had a little Belgian chocolate birthday cake at home. I am just reflecting a little on where we all are in our treatment and how far we have all come. I have just 7 more sessions of radiotherapy then hopefully thats is it for me, the next check up will be in four months time, I am not on any medication now except lansoprazole which I may also try to do without and see what happens with my digestion.
I have been back to work full time for a few weeks now except for time off for my appointments, I still have a aspiration biopsy next month for my thyroid problem but appart from that I am feeling fairly normal tired but OK, I took the plunge and had my hair trimmed and coloured yesterday at the hairdressers they used a diliuted version of permanent colour its short but no bald patches now, no sign of my eyelashes or eyebrows returning though, its almost six weeks since the last chemo sesssion, I guess I need to be patient. I may need to have my eyebrows tatooed on they were never very thick.
I hope eveyone has had a relaxing weekend x C
Today is my birthday decided earlier this week I couldnt face it looking like a rather sad scarecrow so despite all the cold cap blurb I got an organic vegetable base hair dyebfrom H&B and it worked a treat looks really natural and no adverse reactions (did do a skin allergy test day before). So feel much more like my old self.
Still have slightly yukky mouth so although going for meal later with OH and son not expecting it to be great, not that relaxing anyway with a toddler in tow who isn't interested in food !
Jos you sound like you're in a lot of discomfort I didnt get seromas from any of my surgeries but know all about the shooting pains they can be really intense, I dont think any painkillers really help with it anyway. Unfortunately I found the taxotere appears to have homed in on my poor damaged nerves in my reconstruction and had lots of pain for about 10 days after treatment. Hopefully your pains will settle quite quickly and you dont have chemo to aggravate them.
I really know how you feel about your sister , my younger sister lives in California I havent seen her for over 5 years visits are lovely but then they have to leave. Definitely going to see her next year when all this is over. My other lovely sister lives over 250 miles away near Portsmouth so I only see her about 4 times a year if I had my way they would both live no more than 10 minutes away I miss them.
Rosie what a day you've had, I think after waiting for results the next worst thing is getting told different things by medical people. Its really scary when one consultant pretty much trashes what another has said who are you supposed to trust ? On the plus side at least you have lift off with your inflatables !
Are they sending you for a heart scan now ? I had one earlier this week its just an ultrasound takes less than 10 minutes.
I had to ring breast nurse to check if it had been arranged she told me 9.30 Wednesday, I didnt get a letter from hospital turned up to be told by sonographer I should have been there for 9.15 , said sorry was told 9.30 and can't drop my son off at nursery til 9.00 so couldnt have made 9.15 anyway. She made big thing about fitting me in I saw my file on her desk it clearly said 9.30 and next day my appointment letter arrived in post (really useful
- not)it said 9.30, felt like going back and asking her where she got her time from. To be fair think she is the first snotty medical person I have encountered so far everyone else has been lovely.
She didnt say anything about the test, hey I'm just the patient, so opened the letter she gave me with the report in and everything was normal so should start herceptin this Thursday round 5 of chemo.
Looks like I have done something weird whilst typing this so am signing off before I lose the whole thing.
Best wishes toeveryone for a good weekend
Quick update as typing one handed. 10 days post op and really sharp nerve pain down arm. Ouch. Also large seroma. Just seen nurse who says all normal and they dont want to touch seroma until op next tuesday. Codeine and Tramadol make me sick so just waiting to talk to GP about alternatives. Was doing well up to this point.
Hope you are all ok. Quite envious to think of gardening, pilates and shopping.
The Impatient Patient.
Good morning all.
I'm feeling much calmer this morning and have just had a lovely walk with a friend to start the day.
Rosie - more hospital appointments? What is happening next? Yes, i have been to NZ twice to visit my sister but the next trip will be the first with my daughter. Actually I think I might lock my sis in the loft and hide her passport - we don't want her to leave!
Lisa - good luck with the Tamoxifen. I'll be interested to hear how you get on. I am starting on 1st October - the day I also return to work.
Joan - sorry that other areas were identified. It is a constant worry isn't it - what else might be lurking that we don't yet know about. Barcelona sounds wonderful and thanks for the insurance tip.
Have a good day everyone.