Thanks Treehouse x - Good luck with the surgeon tomorrow - hope everything goes well for you and good luck for next weeks heart scan.
I know what you mean - the financial side of things catches up with us all - which is to be honest with you it is a reality, which personally, I don't think we should have to worry about. But hey it's life and we do have to face it - have you been in touch with them whilst you've been away? Hopefully, they'll be kind to you and allow you to ease in very gently and on your terms. I have been and continue to be extremely lucky as my employer is really understanding and sympthatic - unfortunately I appreciate not all are.
I love York Heather - so excited to be going - last time we stayed there was my 40th! and this was my wish for my 50th to get back - which is happening tomorrow - ohhhh really can't wait!
Oh Treehouse,sending a hug, sorry to hear you are having a down moment. Hopefully the BCN gets back to you and helps you.
Jay we are off to York on Fri to Sun night, staying with Mum. Have to work Fri and Mo so driving up after work Fri and coming back late Sunday.
Hope everyone else has enjoyed the Easter weekend.
Hi Treehouse - I'm pleased to hear you had a good Easter - I did too, really lovely break.
I'm sorry to hear you're having a meltdown - don't worry nor apologise lovely - we all have them - even those who don't have half as many reasons as us have them - perfectly normal.
I hope the bcn gets back to you quickly and can help eleviate your fears and concerns.
Stop feeling useless - you're far from that and why on earth are you worrying about returning to work? Come on Treehouse you're strong - you've proved it time and time again - these are small little niggles which in the big scheme are nothing at all. Pick yourself up, dust off and smile - come on girl you can do it...
I've been for echoscan this morning - had to get out of my bed at some unearthly hour of 8am, get washed, dressed and be escorted to hospital - YUK. Lovely lady today did the scan - she was really chatty and pleasant - a welcome change! Fingers crossed now that my heart is behaving and next herceptin (which is next Thurs will be able to go ahead as planned).
We're off to York tomorrow, leaving at silly o'clock (think hubby mentioned 5am!) . We're staying 2 nights in York and one night in Lincoln - returning back home via Derby on Saturday. My Sister is kindly moving into our home whilst we're away so she can look after the dog without disturbing her daily routine! So I'm busy thinking about packing and at the same time - keeping the house in good order - a tough challenge!
I'd best go - want to walk dog, do some ironing and pack the suitcase all before hubby gets home at 5.30!
and Treehouse - just remember you're strong you can get past this marshmallow meltdown... xx
Hi Mishy - the weather is so unseasonal isn't it? The sun when it shines is quite warm the only problem is it doesn't shine long enough!
A good way to describe it - page 3!
Enjoy your weekend to Bamburgh next week, what can be better than a good breakfast followed by fish and chips beside the sea - not a lot in my opinion!
Yes the pains following rads are very common and my surgeon confirmed on Thursday - it's definitely the rads which do it and unfortunately it can last quite some time..... no quick fix!
Enjoy the rest of the Easter - going to be having a big fat roast beef dinner tomorrow, with my Dad and Sister coming to us too - can't wait - I am looking foward to doing it all as I couldn't manage to do it myself at Christmas as was just out of rads.
Ahh that'll be what he was checking Mai - I just couldn't help but laugh and he did too! He was talking at the same time about how Easter was celebrated more in other countries than it is in England - very surreal!
I must admit ladies, I'm also regaining my privacy as I felt quite embarrased to be laying back topless with a consultant bent over me and a nurse watching from the sideline! - how things change, as this time last year I just used to pop them out all the time (it seemed) for all and sundry to see! I almost felt that if I went to the dentist I'd pop them out - just because that was all I seemed to do whenever I went to see anyone in the "health line"......!
A bit like when you give birth!
That's fantastic news Jay. You must be feeling relieved and growing a little in body confidence. The torso tapping is to make sure the lungs are clear as they resonate different if they have fluid ( I know this from asking my consultant why they were tapping!). If it was abdominal tapping, I have no idea what that was for! I feel the same as you about recon. I'm in my comfort zone but open minded too. 💗 Xxx
Good morning ladies! and today the sun is shining (so far) and I'm leaping around full of the joys of spring!
At 4.20 I have my 6 month post-surgery check up with the breast consultant and all I have in my mind right now is Wolfee's quote of the day which is, "Don't waste your time looking back, you're not going that way...." - thanks for putting the positive part back in my step today lovely!
Will report back at some point to say how it went.
Have a great day everyone - Easter is just around the corner - I've just got to get through today's session at work (which is getting trickier each day as the children are ready for a 2 week holiday, as are the staff!!) and then I've got a full 11 days off.... YIPPPEEE!
MJK - hooray for the return!
That's what I believe is true but I just wondered with the measles one as it can be quite serious without any protection but again, the vaccine is a live one!
Ladies, does anyone know anything about how our immunity was/is affected following chemo and other treatments with regards to illnesses like chicken pox and MMR?
The reason I ask, is Measles is on the up - and it's been reported in my area (thankfully not at the school I work in) - but yesterday the school issued guidelines which Public Health England have asked them to distribute. It makes me feel anxious when I read the literature. I was innoculated against these illnesses as a child but wonder if chemo, in particular, may have altered my resistance.
Any advice most welcome.......
Treehouse - I couldn't believe it! So frustrating when someone damages your property but don't even bother to put a sorry note on the windscreen to apologise. I appreciate accidents happen but lack of honesty or sincerity - there's no excuse for it!
Yes I'm hoping they do and even more hope the echo scan booked for 3 April will show an improvement in my percentage!
Good luck now for the consultant appointment.
My thighs have been really achey too and muscles in my arms and chest areas. Well done on your promotion! I wish I had the momentum to exercise on top of my walking - I really need to as I know it will help everything. My arm and right hand side of my chest are so tight and uncomfortable - exercise works but I haven't got the energy to do it....!
Treehouse - went to see GP - so much for stopping rampiril - he's actually upped my dosage to 2.5mg a day as my blood pressure is too high! I had to have bloods taken too as this drug can affect the kidneys and just want to check they're ok now and got to have another blood test in 3/4 weeks to ensure kidneys still the same! Came out of the hospital after doing blood test to find some idiot had scrapped the bumper of the car and drove off without leaving a note - thank you!! Anyway, got new dose tabs which I'm starting today!
Hi Treehouse - pleased to hear the scan today went OK - was it ultrasound? Good luck with the blood tests tomorrow. Will have fingers crossed for you when it comes to results - when do you expect to get the results and discuss further with consultant? Don't blame you for wanting it out of the way and moving forward.
I've got GP appointment tomorrow (their request - for a meds review(!) - I'm only on the one - rampiril. Mind you, in a funny kind of way, I'm kind of looking forward to it as I haven't actually seen my GP throughout this whole journey(!) - I went to surgery when I found the lump but my own GP was unavailable and I saw a locum and thankfully throughout treatment I've been fortunate to get by with just seeing onc and consultant. I wonder what my blood pressure is going to be like....???
Got my six month post surgery appointment with consultant on Thursday at 4.20!
Had a lovely day today - been with hubby and son to our county town today for a little bit of browsing in charity shops and other independent little shops - was a very enjoyable day with lots of walking! Arrived home and walked the dog and then set to and cooked delicious roast chicken dinner followed by apple strudel - yum!
Hope eveyone else has had a good weekend. A four day working week this week and then I've got just over 2 weeks off - YIPPPEEE!! x
Hi Mai, yes I feel exactly the same - just glad to be alive and celebrating waking up each day and embracing what that day brings! Not always good but then I wouldn't like my days perfect everyday!