we are going to stay at one called Alexander the Great, just looking forward to a bit of warmth and relaxation!
Well, all ok on the plum front, have given some away to good homes, have many jars of chutney and just about to start making some plum gin, not sure I will be able to wait 3 months to try it though!
Lovewine good to hear from you, glad things werent as bad as you thought it might be ... everything we do seems to be a rollercoaster of anxiety and then relief that its not as bad as we thought, if only there was a way to know it would be ok before all the worrying ! My friend got married at newstead abbey a few years ago as her parents lived very close, I'd be up for a mini meet too if we could arrange it Jackie / Lovewine ?
Tlj - I like the sound of your bike, I took mine out for the first time since Jan a couple of days ago ... only done the road and back but my legs were very pathetic, going to try and go a bit further every day this week whilst Im still not working.
Joan, glad you are recovering well, know exactly what you mean about wondering whether it will come back, hopefully those anxieties will fade over time, either that or Im going to have buy myself a CT scanner to check every week lol
Rosie, sorry to hear about your dad, hope he is doing OK, must be hard to feel so far away from things ...... Im very excited becasue Ive just booked a holiday to Paphos in October half term .... whopppeeeeee, really looking forward to it
Hi Wildpurl, thanks for your suggestions yesterday, are you planning a productive day today?
Hope everyone is else is well and having a good weekend
Great to hear from you Lovewine, and so glad it was not as bad as you thought it might be and that you are now home and pain free. And cancer free, more importantly!
Rosie, how worrying about your Dad, but at least you have family in the UK keeping you informed and as you say, thank goodness you took the time to see him when you were in the UK for the wedding. Hopefully it will turn out not to be anything serious.
I had a lovely time this afternoon although we went instead to Winkworth Arboretum, as Clandon Park is closed on Saturdays, lucky we did check before we left! It was such a lovely place to walk and I took loads of photos. I would like to go back in October to see the autumn leaves, I think it would be stunning.
Thanks for all your encouragement I am usually a very positive person and hate myself for moaning I am so lucky they found the new tumour during my recon surgery if not I wouldn't have had much chance of seeing my little boy grow up and I keep reminding myself how fortunate I am the treatments are available to me. Determined to be more positive from now on and stop moaning.
I have never been a very good sleeper so knew I would have a bad time through chemo. I have sleeping tablets but only take half a tablet or I am too muzzy next morning to deal with my son he will be three in October and I do use most of the little energy I have making sure we play games and have fun every day I want things to be as normal for him as possible.
I am cold capping lost a lot of hair after 2nd fec but nothing catastrophic since I had lots of hair to start with and still have a reasonable amount so havent had to buy any wigs scarves etc. I am very relieved I haven't had to explain where mummy's hair has gone to him and fairly confident I wont lose much more on the tax (hope that doesn't come back to bite me on the bum!!)
Hopefully all went well for Lovewine today and she is having a restful night without too much noise disturbing her.
Rosie you must be relieved the doctors happy to let you heal now cant imagine how uncomfortable you have been with all the stitches and dressings in all that heat. Cyprus is a beautiful island last time we were there found lovely place called Pissori had lovely lunch in a shady bar wish I was there now ! Last year I sewed my softies into the cups of my swim suits for my hoidays it worked brilliantly as I just pulled out the fuzzy stuffing after swimming so it could dry and I never had to worry about my "falsie" escaping and bobbing off across the pool I didnt want to buy mastectomy swimwear because it is really expensive and not the sort of costume I would usually choose I bought costumes from tesco and bhs and am happy I have swimsuits I willwear again now I have my reconstruction.
Wildpurl I really envy your creativity I would love to be the sort of person who grows lovely things intheir gardenand actually knows how to use it but I am a rubbish gardener and a lazy cook although I have promised myself I will make more effort in the kitchen when I am better. I have quite a few animals, a horse donkeys and three dogs border collies so lack of time is my enemy. I love all my fur babies and wouldnt be without them and I have amazing friends at the stables who do so much to support me..
I hate the dentist too though dash to the surgery at first hint of a problem good you needed no treatment youve had enough bad suff this year.
Am determined to get more sleep tonight and very slow typing these posts so will say goodnight everybody have a good weekend x
Thanks Wildpurl, the tree has never produced so much fruit and its all good too - no little critters in it, just making some spicy plum chutney as we speak but the 20lbs are still left over, going to be giving them away to anyone I can, can you make plum gin do you think?
Yes dummy firmly back in mouth lol !
My oncologist oversaw both the chemo and radiotherapy (this might be the same everwhere I dont know) but I saw him to sign the consent and then the radiographers to be measured up, have tattoos etc, so yes it was 2 appointments although I think they were both on the same day, one after the other.
Rosie - what is the tempertaure in Cyprus in October - thinking about a holiday in the warmth in October half term and wondering where to go?
Evening everyone, hope this post finds you all well, just been having a read through the thread, sounds like everyone is doing ok, good news jackie that you dont need any further surgery and Wildpurl that your teeth are ok ... thats something I need to do. Well done Rosie, it sounds like you are healing well and able to get on with life a bit, i think id be very frustrated about not being able to get in the pool, especially in that heat. Cassie - good to hear that you are getting on well at work and with the rads. I finished my rads on Tues and and apart from a bit of soreness for a couple of days, it's been fine. I was supposed to start the tamoxifen on Weds but had a bit of throwing my dummy out of the pram about it ... decided that I really was bored of anything to do with cancer now and didnt want to take the damn tablets for the next 10 years but woke up in a better more rational mood on Thurs and have started taking them now.
Having been thinking about you today Lovewine and hope that it has all gone well, will look forward to reading a post from you.
I'm currently having a week off work to get my head together and have a break from anything work or cancer related (except of course for tamoxifen) which has been really nice so far. Malvern last Monday was very wet but enjoyed the antique fair. Now the most important question I have for you all is what on earth do I do with around 20lbs of victoria plums I have picked off one tree in our garden yesterday... any thoughts gratefully appreciated.
Have a good evening all and hope anyone Ive forgotton is also doing OK
The thread is as active as ever, I am not able contribute as much as I would like with work and appointments.
The thyroid appointment was OK but they want to do an aspiration biopsy they don't seem to concerned as I have been told the appointment should be in 1-2 months and follow up in Jan, so who knows but the waiting is awful. The Rads are still fine at the moment no se's. I have also weaned myself off of the sleeping tablets as I hate taking anything thats not absolutley necessary, leaving them off one noght and taking them thenext then two nights for a cuple of times then stop, not much difference in my sleeping pattern to be honest.
Have a good day ladies x cassie
Good morning everyone, sitting up at stupid o'clock, can't sleep even though feel totally exhausted all day.
Lovewine best wishes for today, a few more hours and another hurdle out the way.
I am lucky in that I am not facing any more major treatment after chemo had all my surgeries and not having radiotherapy I am HER2+ so will be having herceptin for 12 months but from what ive read that doesnt seem too awful compared to surgery and chemo. I should have started herceptin last week along with my first tax but I was not given heart scan so I couldnt have it. I was really annoyed the consultant came to see me on the chemo ward and apologised that I had been let down but insisted missing one treatment wont affect the overall outcome. Easy for him to say he's not the one with the evil disease.
Oddly although I have had fewer SE's with the tax I felt more toxic and hit a real low wondering how I can go through two more treatments not made easier by people now cheerily telling me how I've nearly finished now "just" two to go.... I know they all mean well.
Joan so good that your results were positive especially given you had to wait so long the waiting for results is the worst thing in this whole process I dont think they have a clue what we go through.
Must try and get some sleep my little boy will be up with the larks hope everyone has a good day