That's good to hear Heather, mine are very sparse but you have now given me hope!
Jay, sounds like you had a lovely time out. It's so nice when the kids can start being independent and give you time together again.
Treehouse, bulbs planted upside down made me chuckle! 🌷
I just realised I never told you all that my eye brows have grown back whilst on holiday! They never completely all fell out, right side had 6 left and left side had quite a few more. My brows looked very red on holiday then one morning I realised I had loads, quite bushy now. So that was 8 weeks after last T.
Thanks Tatyana - I'll accept the congrats for today!!
We left the house at 9.30 returning at 5.30 - my Hubby and I accompanied our son and 5 of his fab friends to our county town today by train. They were totally independent of us - but we were there if needed! So we spent time as a couple - window shopping, having coffee, having lunch, then a delicious cold drink with cake in the cathedral cafe and lots of time sitting in the beautiful sunshine watching people - just perfect - but all the walking we did phew - towards the end of the afternoon my legs were like lead - ouch!!
Interesting to hear of the foot problem Trisha - what are the symptoms?
Treehouse, I can't believe you are using your fishing wire to hook me out of my shell! 🐌 ✂️ I hope you get that sorted out soon, now you have husband chasing you around with nail scissors! 😱 I'm feeling a bit better about everything but still have my head in the sand and don't want to talk about it.
My daughter came over last night and we went for a lovely Thai meal and then today have been busy ferrying her around before she goes back! The things we do for our kids, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm not liking this colder weather and darkness. Did everyone see the very orange Halloween sky tonight? It was quite spectacular.
Shi, I've unpacked my 💩 and my caravan PJs for now and will enjoy having my bad boob for another week.
Jay, I haven't been referred for zoledronic acid. I just looked it up and it's used for osteoperosis. I may enquire though now you've mentioned it!
Trisha, I really feel for you with the painful feet. I have some neuropathy in my fingertips and nail beds but am hoping it will just go away by itself eventually. The pain is slowly decreasing but I still cant use my nails for ring pull tins or tetra packs. Have to get a knife out to lever things as I can't put any pressure against the nails or I'm worried they will pull off!
Wolfee, Jay: Sorry I sent the congrats to the wrong person! Can I blame chemo brain? Wolfee, very well done for surviving a week at work. Jay, I'm sure you deserve congrats too, for whatever reason!
Annie, wonderful news!!!
Mai, such a shame that your op's been postponed, of course it's necessary, but I totally understand it must have been a blow when you've been working so hard to psych yourself up to it.
Treehouse, a proper shower, what joy!!
Have a good weekend everyone.
I don't have any further blood tests. The surgeon will be operating a week on Monday for certain and didn't need to repeat any tests so at least I know it's definite (unless I get a rotten cold or something). I was asked about mad cow disease and I was tested for mrsa.
WolfEE - lovey I’m not surprised you’ve been feeling down this week. Do you think you’ve gone back to work to soon and your trying to do too much? I only say that because I’ve been told it can take a few months to get over chemo, in some cases 6 months plus, so you must be extremely kind to yourself and not try and do everything so soon after everything. Maybe have Wednesdays off to re barge or cut your day short by 2 hours and see how it goes?! I’m going to be going into work between ending chemo and my operation. I’m going in for3 hours a day and then building up those hours as I feel fitter, that way Work can see when I choose to increase its because I can. Your place of work will understand I’m sure if you said your doing too much too soon. They’d be concerned if they knew you were shattered and good for nothing once at home. If you worked for me, I’d like to know if you were struggling :-).
Im happy to hear your sister has a drains out - more freedom! 👍🏻
Nice to hear you don’t need to worry about your rogue stitch 👍🏻
Big hugs xx
Hi Jay, nice to see you managed to get away to Norfolk! So nice to get away and have a change of scenery! Sorry to hear about the night sweats and bruised sore torso tho 😞
ive not been on here for a bit so I’m playing catch up, bear with me!!! 😃 and hope your all good!
Hi Rosie - I’ve been off grid for a bit and just seen your post. I haven’t got a fixed date yet for my op yet, just waiting on letter from hospital. I’m not having at the same hospital that I ha e chemo at. It’ll be in and around Christmas/New year I’ve been told. Yours is coming up. How are you feeling? I have mixed emotions. I met a friend who’s had the DIEP done and she made me feel confident about choosing it. She said she only cried twice and niether were related to pre-op nerves or seeing her new breast afterwards. What made her cry was not being able to reach a box of Weetabix under her counter and ended up phoning her husband in tears because she couldn’t reach them, So she has said that if that’s all that made her cry then it just goes to show it wasn’t that bad 🙂
Had Taxol today so I’ll be ok tomorrow and then I’ll be useless for 3-4 days through tiredness and heavy legs. I’ll take that any day after what I’ve had so far 🙂
im looking at ordering that ‘al-in-one’ number need for post op this weekend, joy 😬
anyway lovey I hope your doing ok and the good news is that you are inching along closer to the finish line which is great news!!!
lots of hugs xx
Hi Treehouse, I’ve not been on here for a while, but I’ve seen your post about being cancer free!!! 🎉🎉🎉What a huge sense of relief and a very emotional time I’m sure. Sending you hugs for getting through it all. Although I think there will still be times where we all may cry and get emotional just due to recognising how strong we’ve had to be to get through it.
Sometimes I feel like I’m on a conveyor belt and I’m not in control due to my cancer being there, and I’m at its beck and call 24\7. I think I’ll cry more once I’ve been through the other side for a few months purely because my guard is up over contracting it again. A fear we all may have. But I’m looking forward to getting through the end of treatment now.
I’ve just had (2/6) Taxol today. I’m having it weekly and it’s been a lot more bearable!!! For anyone switching to it, it’s a breeze compared to anything else I’ve had.
I decided I wanted to have something to cheer me up and look forward to with some ladies Talking of Holidays, so I’ve booked a week in St. Ives for the family in an apartment 3 mins walk from the beach, not till July tho! We had such. Lovely time there this summer. We are booking up with my best friend and her family who are just so bloody amazing!! Then I thought I need something sooner than that .... so I’ve booked a treat in London, we are going to watch Cirque du Soleil in the Royal Albert Hall on 3rd March. I can’t book anything sooner as I’m still on chemo then straight into op/recon surgery 6 weeks later.
ive just realised I’ve totally rambled on!!!! 😬 ... apologies! Anyway lovey, don’t be overdoing anything, and still be very kind to yourself! I’m sure coming out the other side isn’t as easy as flicking a switch 🙂
all the the very best!!
Quick question for those who have had surgery&chemo or chemo&surgery - have any of you been referred for zoledronic acid?
Also, remember to keep a careful check on your eyes - my chemo buddy went for eyetest after chemo - they thought she had cataract - she's now been to eye specialist who say it's a hole in the eye caused by chemo - at present it's not big enough to operate on - she's just got to keep a check on it.
Mai, I'm so sorry to hear you've been in your shell for so long and I'm pleased you've put your head out to rant - we've missed you x
How frustrating being delayed by a week, but you need to be as fully fit as you can possibly be - it's major surgery. A week goes so fast that before you know it, it'll be here - have you got to have any further bloods done before the op?
Big hug to you Mai xxx
Fantastic news AnnieA - I know the feeling! You feel your smile is broader than your face - but enjoy the moment xxx
Treehouse, I'm not sure I have come to terms with it when is why I've been in my shell just like when you had your head in the sand. I felt a bit upset Mon-Wed then Thursday at hospital for pre op tests took my mind off it a bit and now delay has taken my mind off it again. I've realised that no matter how I feel about it, it still has to happen so I better just toughen up and get used to the idea. 💪🏼
Thanks ladies I have been out for a cheeky glass of prosessco to celebrate 🍾
Wolfee Well done on completing first week that is amazing I don't think I could do what you have done so soon
happy birthday heather glad you enjoyed your holiday
mai so sorry you have been delayed by a week it really sucks when you prepare yourself grrrr
Thanks for all of your hugs and good wishes ladies. 😘 After retreating into my shell for a few days with the booby blues I'm coming out again for a rant! I had my pre op assessment yesterday and the hospital have just phoned to say they are postponing my surgery by a week as my neutrophils are still a bit low. So feeling pretty fed up about the extra wait after getting mentally prepared. Oh well, I guess it's for the best. MisyAngel, glad you won the breast lump lottery there, excellent news. 🎉 Treehouse, congrats on booking the Florida holiday. ☀️ Jay, hope the night sweats calm down soon. 😰 WolfEE, well done on surviving your first week at work, a bit pat on the back there. 💪🏼 Heather, happy birthday and hope you enjoyed Spain.
Hugs to everyone
Jay, well done for surviving your week at work! It will get easier from now on, surely. You've done amazingly well!