Hi Gill/ Cath
So pleased you got clear results from your mamogram/brain scan, you mst both be very relieved. :):)
Cath - your results were far too long in coming through, it just isnt good enough.
Karen - glad work went well.
Hope all the July ladies are doing well.
I have been very busy lately so havent had a lot of spare time to write posts, i have been dipping in and out and reading up on everyones news though 🙂
Cath - great news about your scan results, whoo-hoo indeed!! Not so good about your sense of smell and taste but at least you know it's nothing sinister. Typical that you get told different things by different people - I always try to believe the one that sounds best lol.
Enjoy your sunshine - it's flippin cold & raining here 😞
Take care, Julie x
Karen - so glad work wasn't as bad as you feared.
Clare - not surprised you had jetlag - sounds like a busy few days!
I finally, after numerous phone calls and a lot of help from my GP, got my brain scan results. All clear. Whoo-hoo. It's fab news, but it also means I'll probably never get my sense of smell back and, by default, my taste. 😞
GP did say on the phone that she thought it was nerve damage caused by chemo, which is confusing as oncologist said she'd never heard of it?
Trying not to let it get me down and celebrating the good news.
Weather is gorgeous here at the moment - long may it continue.
Enjoy the sunshine July ladies
Ah Cath, that's terrible, you must be so frustrated. It does seem like once active treatment is finished the level of care drops right down. Have you contacted your BCN? Would she be able to get on the case for you?
Hope you have a lovely weekend, I'm back to work on Monday and dreading it. Be nice to see everyone again but I've enjoyed being at home.
Yeah, I am getting fed-up now. I'm assuming that no news is good news, but you know what they say about people who assume. lol
I doubt the BC nurse would be able to help. This has gone through ENT. The oncologist says she doubts it has anything to do with chemo or radiation. *sigh*
Good luck for Monday. Are you back full time, or just part-time for a while? Here's hoping it's not as bad as you think.
Gill - that's fantastic news! Congrats. Hope you celebrated.
Karen - nope. Hospital hasn't got back to me yet. I shall phone again on Monday and if that doesn't work I'll ask my doctor to get on to the consultant.
Hope all the July ladies are doing well
Hi everyone just a quick post . I received results from mammogram today . ALL CLEAR .felt very emotional but obviously relieved ,xxx
Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Slyolddog, although I imagine you will need a rest when you get back. I love Florida with kids, it's magical.
Cath, I'm the world's worst for not following my own advice! But would be nice to have those results for peace of mind.
Yeah, would be nice to have the results. Will be 11 weeks tomorrow. Phoned my clinic today and there's still nothing in, so phoned my local hospital ENT department as they're the ones who arranged the scan. Got an answer machine. *sigh*
Who knew it would be so hard to get scan results.
Slyolddog - have a fabulous time on holiday, and try not to stress about the results.
Enjoy every minute, you deserve it.
Well, I was thinking my letter might arrive today and sure enough a letter from the hospital arrived. I was just about to open it when my husband pointed out that it was for my daughter! Stupid to give her the same initials as me, serves me right!
So, no news is no news. I'm off to Gatwick early tomorrow morning bound for Florida and disney World for 2 weeks with both kids, their partners and the grandchildren. Dreading the flight with little ones but so looking forward to the holiday.
It's that time of year for all of us when we remember the results of 2 years ago and what happened next. But we're all still here chewing the fat so, go us!!
Be good while I'm away ladies. And Cath, make sure you chase up your results!!
It seems like we spend most of our life waiting, huh? Good luck with your surgeon in June.
I shall probably phone about my brain scan results next week - I know, I'm the queen of procrastination. lol
Hugs to all the July ladies
Wow! From no answers to lots of replies.
Slyolddog - I really hope you get your mamo results before you go on Holidays. But either way, don't spend your time stressing about them. Trust me, bad news finds you quickly. The longer the results take the better.
'least that's what I'm telling myself about my brain scan results - still no word on them.
Have a great time on your holiday.
Hi Wendy - how's things with you? Hope you're enjoying the little bit of sunshine. (It's now raining here. *sigh* Guess our summer is over already.)
I've heard too about new TNB research. I figure one day the big C will be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, I'm sure there will be something else to take its place. :0(
hbunny - here's hoping you don't have to wait too long for your results. Seems odd that we were diagnosed around the same time, had treatment around the same time, and yet I still haven't had word of my 2nd mammogram. I'm guessing because they kinda forgot me last year and I had my 1st mammogram late, then they'll all be 'late.'
Anyway, I can wait to have my boobs squeezed in that vice. lol
So glad your back pain turned out to be just that. Although, I know back pain is nothing to be sniffed at.
I'm due for a bone scan at the end of this month to see if the chemo has done any damage to my bones. Goody! Another scan.
Karen - congrats on the 2 year mastectomy anniversary. I can totally understand your boss being recalled would bring back bad memories. I don't think anyone who hasn't gone through this can understand how that feels.
Hope your boss gets good news.
Gill - seems everyone is waiting results on mammograms. I hope yours arrive soon.
I hadn't heard about 3 years for tnb either until my onc said it. I thought it was 5 years. I think the chances of reoccurrence are higher in the 3 year span and lower with each progressing year. I'm taking every year as it comes.
Enjoy your gardening, it sounds so peaceful. Alas, I have black thumbs and am a danger in the garden.
It's been lovely to hear from so many of the July ladies and to know you're all doing well.
Hugs to all
Hi everyone .it was silent on here for days .felt really strange but our lives are generally busier I expect.
I had my mammogram 2 weeks ago and results take 5 weeks !!! Such a long wait I can feel my anxiety levels increasing .
Cath I wasn't told 3 years for triple negative ?
One of my expectant mums was telling today that her mum was giving diagnosis yesterday .it took me straight back to that time .we shared a few tears.
I have been spending slot of time in my garden now that it is warmer and everything is beginning to grow .
For me it is therapeutic and good exercise
Slyolddog hope you enjoy your holiday and results arrive soon with positive news.
I have been reading from the beginning of this forum.felt surreal.at times it felt like today and other times years ago and nothing to do with me .bizzare.
Anyway ladies time for bed as up at 6am to walk dogs before work .keep looking after yourselves.hugs Gill x
Wow Cath, I hope you celebrated 2 years on in style. I'm also coming up to 2years tnbc and waiting for results of 2nd mamo. Role on the 3 years, although the risks of recurrance is high in this early stage at least it drops rapidly after that. Hang in there, if the next year goes as quickly as the last 2 it will be gone in a blink. I'm doing happy dance with you.
Hope everyone else is getting good results and keeping well. I had a back pain checked out last week - looks like another panic on my part, that's what you get for doing your back in by lifting dad off the floor 2 months after chemo end, never really recovered from that one. Still got tendon and ligament stiffness as well, but curcumin helps with that, just need to stay moving.
It's lovely to see everyone happy and getting on with life. As for the get together, count me in, I would love to meet all you lovely, brave people. I'm in Shropshire, so as long as I can travel in a day that's good for me.
Look after yourselves. Hugs hbunny. Xx
Wow! It's been quiet in here. A very good sign. I hope all the July ladies are out enjoying their lives and making the most of this spell of good weather.
Yesterday was my 2nd Anniversary of being diagnosed. It actually feels like a lot longer! The onc said the chance of reoccurrence for TNB is 3 years. So I've only one more to go before I can think of relaxing. *Does happy dance.*
Hugs to all
Thanks Cath. I shall try and bring back some sunshine although today is really lovely and sunny. will focus on the warmth. Hope I survive my hotflushes
Bet you can't wait until tomorrow!!! Enjoy Miami, and all that sunshine. If you can, bring some home to us. lol
Oooh, lots of posts! It’s lovely to see so many of the July ladies posting.
Karen - I'm sorry to hear you're still having problems with your reduction. Have you any word on a date for your ultrasound?
Take all the time off that you can get. You need to look after yourself.
Sending hugs and positive thoughts for your dads funeral next week.
Wendy - the good weather has broken here too. It's turned really cold. I knew I shouldn't have put out the garden furniture - I think I may have jinxed things.
Clare - congrats to your son on completing the marathon, and such good time, too. Not surprised you're such a proud mama.
How's work going for you?
Thanks for all the Anniversary wishes. Ended up not doing anything. 😞 Hubby has about as much romance as a wet sock. Lol
Hugs to all the July ladies
Karen - thinking of you this week for your dad's funeral. And hoping you get your problems with reduction sorted very soon. Take things easy and be kind to yourself x
Cath - hope you had a lovely wedding anniversary - belated congratulations! x
Slydog - going to the East again sounds like a great plan - we loved it - can I come too? lol x
Hope everyone else is doing well
Hi Julie - that must have been so frightening, finding another lump. So glad all the tests turned out okay. *HUGS*
Thailand sounds amazing, especially Elephant Hills - what an experience!
Hi Slyolddog. Yeah, another celebrity gone. What a shocker. Prince was so young too. 😞
Today is my 21st wedding anniversary. We've nothing planned, but I might induce hubby to take me out for a nice lunch. Seems a shame to sit inside on a glorious day like today.
Hugs to all the July ladies.
Feel like I've not been on to post for ages but have seen your many posts - lovely to see so much activity still and a meet-up in 2019 sounds like a great plan! I'm in the Midlands but don't mind travelling anywhere to meet all you lovely ladies 🙂
Well, Thailand was great and I managed to avoid mozzie bites so that was good. The experience at Elephant Hills was undoubtedly the highlight of the hols and we had a fantastic few days with lots of tours including feeding and cleaning the elephants. The thing that was not so good was finding a small lump in my 'good' boob so I spent a couple of weeks unsure whether it was really there or just my imagination before finally getting it checked out at the docs. Doc couldn't feel anything but referred me to breast clinic so this week I've had two hospital appointments. Breast clinic Tuesday where they could feel it but I had mammogram & ultrasound which both showed just normal nodular breast tissue - you can imagine the relief! Then I had a follow-up with my onc today where she was pleased with everything so I don't need to see her for another 12 months - yay!!
Cath - great news that you've been discharged now but know what you mean about losing the safety net. I was however very reassured at both my appointments that I'd done the right thing getting checked out and that breast care nurses are still there if any problems.
Hope everyone is enjoying the sunny, warmer weather - can't believe how much better it makes you feel.
Love to all especially Clare & Karen after recon - hope all is going well.
Yeah, really sad about Victoria Wood.
Cancer is definitely the great leveller - it doesn't discriminate. Too many good people lost to this horrible disease. 😞
I had my last appointment with my oncologist yesterday. She has now discharged me from her books. Whoo-hoo! I will now be under the care of my local hospital for any further treatment, which includes my mammograms. This should mean a lot less travelling.
Got to admit I'm a bit nervous about losing what I considered my 'safety net', but I'm sure the guys and gals at my local hospital will be equally as good.
The sun has been shining here the last few days. It's been absolutely gorgeous. I'm off now to take Dexter for a long walk and enjoy every minute of the sunshine.
Hugs to all the July ladies, may the sun be shining wherever you are.
Hi Flossie - love the idea of all that travelling, but I'm sure it must be tiring. Enjoy Turkey this week.
Like you, I haven't received my mammo appointment either and I've no idea about getting a scan instead. Yup, I'm not a lot of help. But there's one thing I've learned on this cancer journey, if you've a question or a concern, don't wait about, ask your doc or BC nurse.
Hope all the July ladies had a good weekend.
Hi July 2014 ladies, lovely to see how you are all doing. The meeting idea is fantastic, it will be something for all of us to look forward to and almost like writing history. I am in Essex, so London is easier, but also prepared to travel, as travelling all the time for work... Going to Turkey next week, but I have travelled to Chile for the first time and seen the Andes, felt like a tick off my bucket list, thank you work LOL.
I am yet to receive my mammogram invite, not sure how early they are sending it, but must say I'm dreading the mammo because of the tender breast. Any idea if they can offer a scan instead?
Gill is right, I'm in N.Ireland, but I'm up for travelling. Somewhere close to one of the airports would suit me best - don't want to end up getting lost and having a search party sent out for me. Although...it could be fun. lol