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Shi, it most certainly does! Had lovely meet up with whytefawn and karana yesterday for afternoon tea 😋😋 It's good to see everyone looking so well 👏🏻👏🏻😊

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Hope everyone is enjoying this glorious autum weather 🌞🌞🌞felt more like spring day today 🌞🌞🌞🌞sure beats this time last year. 💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Hi rabbit28, my symptoms are bladder spasms that are quite uncomfortable. It feels like the inside of my bladder is sore. It usually gets worse as the day progresses but is okish again by the morning. It can hurt to wee or immediately afterwards but nothing like when I had cystitis in my 20’s. I have tested positive for infection a couple of times and have been given a few courses of antibiotics which have done nothing. I’ve read into it quite a bit and it seems that there are a few common triggers that make it worse. Tea and coffee even decaf, alcohol (boo), citrus fruit, tomatoes and chilli peppers. All my favourite things 🙄. The other thing to avoid is cranberry juice which I’d been having loads of thinking it was an infection but apparently it is a big no with this. Hope you find something that helps, I’ve reduced my tea and coffee intake, stopped the cranberry and only drink a couple of glasses of red at the weekend and mine is manageable at the moment. I’m holding off taking the tablets if I can avoid it, I take enough already x
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Hi Jencat, i have been off this week sick with a sore throat etc so i havent actually managed a full half term!! Its good being back though - loving the banter and getting my brain working again! Hope you are ok xc
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Hi Chaffinch, can I ask what symptoms you has with the bladder syndrome. I'm experiencing issues since chemo and starting tamoxifen which oncologist believes is linked to low oestrogen levels. Hope all you October ladies are keeping well xx

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Good to hear that you are recovering well Helena. Take it easy though xx
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Glad that you are doing ok Jencat, I don’t think that any of us have the stamina of before. Working part time is a good idea xx
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Hope you're recovering well Helena, thinking of you xx

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How are you now Ali? I'm very impressed that you're working full-time, I'm worn out working part-time! xx

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Thank you for the poem Runnerbean xx

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It's a year ago today that I started chemo, that doesn't seem possible! I've still got some neuropathy in my fingers and toes and lack stamina, but otherwise I'm ok. I'm back at work now, but on a Phased Return, which has helped. I was worn out by playtime the first week! Smiley Happy

Love to you all xx

 

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Great to hear from you Helena. Glad all went well. Take it easy lovely lady xx
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love this poem, makes me think of all you lovely ladies and the bond we have 💕💕


@Sue C wrote:

Hi Ladies

 

This thread is for anyone who is about to start chemo next week.

 

Hopefully you can all help and support each other as you go through your treatment.

 

I had chemo last year, so I will try and help as much as possible. If you have any questions please ask and if I don't know, I can at least point you in the right direction of who to ask!

 

Best wishes

Sue xx


 

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Lovely to hear from you Helena sending you a big virtual hug and hope you have a speedy recovery 👍
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Hiya lovely ladies

 

Just popped in to say hello.  Recovering well from my hysterectomy and had my staples out today so that is another milestone.  Having a very very lazy Sunday as it has exhausted me plus I didnt have a good night sleep last night.  Got to remember it is not even a week since I had surgery, patience Lady B patience.

 

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.

 

Helena xx

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meesh 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂chaffinch I’m not sitting next to you next time we all get together you might want to genital hug us 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣sooooo funny chaffinch 😁😁😁thanks for the 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Chaffinch, 😂🤣😂🤣😂that was a hilarious blooper and yes very wrong on a few levels. Never been on amyliptriline (I know that's spelt wrong but I can't be bothered to look it up and correct it) I hope it works for you.

Buddyfan, good to hear from you. How're your curls doing now, are they raphelite yet? I also think I have slightly different intensity of SEs with different brands of tamoxifen. I seem to be on one that makes my legs ache at the moment, it's not too bad unless I go up a few flights of stairs 😱 The flushes are relentless nothing natural I've tried works (magnet, sage) so I'll just have to live with them as I'm not taking anymore meds.

Hope everyone is getting on ok, sending ❤️ and 🤗

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I love horse racing Shi, my son has just got a job in the industry. He. Like his dad and grandad has great knowledge of it. We have a few good meetings in Cheltenham every year. I would probably avoid the main Gold Cup meeting and New Year’s Day though because they are crazy.
Having said that Aintree could work too because we have family up that way. Xx

I’ve just been diagnosed with painful bladder syndrome and am to take a low dose of amitryptaline for the nerve pain. Anyone else ever taken it? I’m a bit reluctant as I already rattle 🙄. GP thinks it’s been triggered by very low oestrogen levels following menopause then made worse by anastrazole taking them to rock bottom. I’ll just be happy to get some comfort back though 🙄
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Hope all is well with you Helena and you are recovering well. A nice pair of lovely soft big pants and a gentle hug to you. .....that was a close one, my phone autocorrected gentle to genital 😱. That would have been inappropriate on so many levels 🤣. Seriously though wishing you a speedy recovery xx
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Ali, I had a horrible couple of weeks of aches and pains before realising that the shape of the pack of letrozole was different to whatecer I was using before. switched back to another pack I had and within a day I felt better. Try different makes, for me, I now know not to have Cipla. Accord seems ok, but everyone is different.
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Helena hope you are feeling OK after the op sending you my best wishes for a speedy recovery mate with a little recovery dance!!! 👍💃💃
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Sending lots of love & best wishes Helena. Get well soon xx
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Helena,

 

hope it all went ok today. Just to you know we're thinking of you 🤗

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Hi all!!
Helena hope everything went ok today. Let us know when you can xx
What's you all been up to?
Cassie x
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Girls we are doing our version of river dance in our gold hot pants at the end of ladybowlers bed tomorrow 💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻😁😁😁😁runnerbean 😘😘 its like we’ve been in a hurricane and then spat out the other end isn’t it and now it’s strange to Prosecco it, but massive 🥂🥂🥂🥂🍾🍾🍾🍾to our Oct thread 👭👭👭💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻Thanks for all the ❤️❤️❤️🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤪🤪🤪💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺🕺and most important our beautiful friendships ❤️❤️❤️Blooming love you all amazing 💪💪💪💪😁😁😁ladies 💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Sorry Helena it’s Tuesday not Thursday, I still blame chemo brain 🤣
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Good luck for Thursday Helena hope it all goes to plan. Not been on here for a while busy trying to get back to “normal” life. I’m feeling OK at the minute physically but still struggling with getting my head around what we have been through over the last year. Hope your all doing OK, can’t believe it’s been a year since we first came on this thread. Love to all 💕💕
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Good luck for Tuesday Helena. Sorry i didnt know you were having problems and surgery. Yes its a continual rollercoaster ride!

You get your op out of tbe way then lots of rest and recuperation! Not had any kind of work assessment but work isnt makjng my shoulder worse.

You will be in my prayers on Tuesday and sending you lots of love xxc
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Thank you darling xx

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Hi Helena,

 

Good luck for the op on Tuesday, hope it all goes ok. 

 

 

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Ali

 

You moan away mate.

 

Know what you mean, because of what we have been through they are always ultra careful with us but that only causes us to go into panic mode and think the worst xxx

 

I am ok. I am going into hospital on Tuesday again for a hysterectomy, the last time was cancelled because I had a chest infection, so fingers crossed for Tuesday.  I am having similar fears, what if it is something more than the tamoxifen has made the lining of my womb thicker etc., but I just have to get myself back in check which is not always easy xxx

 

Have you had DSE assessment done on your working environment to make sure that it is nothing there that is causingexascerbating the discomfort in your shoulder.

 

Let me know how you get on, I am going to be in hospital for 2/3 days but will keep in touch with the forum whilst in there

 

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Hi Helena, lovely to hear from you. I have been great and went back to work full time in Sept. 5 weeks in though I am shattered and struggling with very sore shoulders - my right shoulder - surgery side - being the worst. I cant fasten my bra etc. I rang my BCN this week to ask for physio but instead she sent me for a bone scan! This has freaked me out a bit and now the usual low lying panic while waiting for results!

I am absolutely choked with cold, had my 14th Herceptin on Wednesday, still taking letrozole every day and have just had a bit of a low week!

Moan over!!!

How are you Helena? Is everything still going well?
Xxx
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Ali

 

Have are you doing xxx

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Shi, I'll try not to stick my legs out of the window next time, unless it's really hot again 🤣🤣🤣 We could go to Liverpool 😊

 

Sending everyone ❤️ ❤️ and 🤗 🤗🤗 for your chemoversaries over the next few weeks. Anyone watching strictly? 🕺🏻💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻👯‍♂️👯👯‍♂️👯🕺🏻💃🕴🏻

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That would be lovely Shi or just come to liverpool and have a ball!! Xx
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Chaffinch

 

Oh the image that comes to mind, and especially for you here are the strictly pair  in celebration Smiley Happy Smiley Happy And you think you are the loon!!

 

Good to hear that apart from the uti, which I am sure will sort itself out in time, you are feeling so good and positive, that is a big help.

 

Sending you hugs

 

Helena xxxx

 

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Hi chaffinch, I’ve got visions of you swinging ladybowlers pants above your head while dancing to dancing queen on the bar at that posh hotel we all lunches at 🤣😂🤣😂 I hear as we start ticking off clear years it does get easier to digest the whole journey. But from something that should have been 💩 we have found the most amazing friendships and genuine ❤️❤️❤️And 🤣😂🤣😂🤣as you can see the lasting se for me it still totally 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪Ali my beautiful mate, great to hear you are doing well, me and Karana discussed a days gee gee racing next year, if we could get over near you would you be interested? Sue our mum of the thread what do you recon? Another Oct girls overnighter beckons 😁😁😁meesh keep your legs in the window tho 🤪🤪🤪💕💕💕✨✨✨✨Shi xx
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Hello all you lovely October ladies. The new 2018 October thread is top of the list and we’re now languishing on page 5. We have come so far!
My chemoversary is tomorrow. I’m struggling a bit psychologically to be honest now. In part I think that it’s Herceptin related, I’ve had 11/18, have had a low level chronic uti since May and I’m pretty exhausted a lot of the time. That’s the negative stuff done! I don’t do negative as a rule but I had a tough day yesterday but today I’ve brushed myself down donned the lovely Lady Bowlers big pants, topped them off with our fetching gold hot pants and I’m smiling again. Everyone else is steering clear of the loon that is me but hey 🤣
Thank you much everyone for the love, laughter and support over the past year. Long may we all be there for each other ❤️.
Good to living a relatively normal life, I feel pretty good most days despite my moaning, my hair is growing like a weed. Stronger and thicker than before. Ash blonde now but loving the style. No more aging bob for me, I love my cool new do. I’ve actually come through this feeling more comfortable in my own skin 😊.
Hope everyone is doing ok. Get out there and live, learn your own limits and treat yourself well. It’s ok to be selfish and self indulgent from time to time. We’re worth it 😜. Love to all 💕 xx
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Hello ladies - its October again! Seems like yesterday we all came on here - but Thank God its not!

I hope you are all doing well and have a decemt covering of hair! I had mine coloured for the 2nd time at the weekend and the colour is even better. I am loving my blonde crop!

I have my 14th Herceptin tomorrow then only 4 more to go! I went back to work full time in september and finally had to take a day off today as i am cream crackered! I will have tomorrow off then go back in Thursday.

I am struggling with my shoulders being stiff and painful - i am blaming the Letrozole. Anyone suffering on Letrozole? On the whole though I am good!

Buddyfan, your holidays sound great and you are a real adventurer! Shi, SueW, Jencat, meesh, karana, jellytot, fairydust, mishy, chaffinch, Cassie and amyone else i have forgotten - i hope you are all doing well and moving forward
Love to all xx
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Hi pat 👋👋 please tell your unit about your nausea they will get your meds right to keep this under control, don’t suffer in silence. Some of our girls on here from october17 used travel bands too to help with the nausea. All I will say is please keep safe while on chemo, germs are a no no during chemo, keep a check on your temperature and if your wee burns but no temperature phone you’re rapid response number. Keep 💪💪💪and keep 😁😁😁😁you will get through this, we all did and you will too, maybe worth you jumping in October 2018 Chemo starters or the September 2018 Chemo starters threads too, all the beautiful people in these threads ❤️❤️❤️👭👭👭👭😘😘😘take care of each other and get each other through, you will never be alone darling, you can do this, focus and look at that bell in your unit and tell it you’ll be ringing it soon, it gives you something to aim for 😘😘😘💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Hi I have just had my second treatment on Friday last week today I feel really awful can't stay awake hard to keep my food down also I get really cold I didn't feel this bad with my first i am on the roscoe trial is this normal we are hoping to go to Cornwall next week husband thinking about cancelling it any suggestions would be welcome x
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Happy Autumn October ladies enjoy this one how far you have all come, and me an old pro now!! No not that kind 😂😂😂 id rather have a slap up meal these days 😂😂
Embrace the friendship you have made on here its lovely that you all met each other abd of course i will always be your virtual Geordie pal!!!!
Meesh health anxiety unfortunately is the freind we didn't want its learning to deal with her visits during the night sometimes isn't it but it gets a little easier honest
This time last year i was super excited my daughter was in labour and was about to be a Granma and after months of bc stuff started finding lump 1st April 2017 haha some April fool that was so for for me it was just what i needed to get me through the last few months of treatments wow girls give yourselves a big old pat on the back l know you all bloody well deserve it its platinum hot pants you need now for getting through this last year 👍💪👭 shi thanks for convincing me that shopping was the way to go and Meesh for the curly hair tips Haha Karana hiya babe hope you are keeping your oh in check
Thefe is so many if you i will end up on here all day but sending you all my 👭 x
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Jellytot, enjoy Egypt!

It's a year today since my first post on this forum! I can't believe we've known each other a year now. It'll be my chemoversary on Wednesday and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm a bit worried that maybe I've not dealt with my BC and that I've sealed it in a 📦 and put it somewhere in the recesses of my head or have I dealt with it and because of the wonderful support and friendship of you ladies I've got through the other side relatively unscathed emotionally? Well apart from the health anxiety that just seems to be part of who we now are. I'm just glad to be where I am today! What I do know is that whatever life throws at me I have you ladies to help me get through it and that is a great comfort. So we all need to pull our gold hot pants up high over the next few weeks and we'll come out the other side of this anniversary just the same as the rest of them 👭👭💪💪

Just think this time last year none of us had even contemplated chemo 🚂 or 👨🏻‍✈️Or the awful things we might do to him to keep us safe or the 💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻💃and laughs we had or even bum buttering for that matter 😂🤣😂
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Jellytot 😘😘😘have an amazing time in Egypt 👍👍👍just want to say again, thanks ladies for a year of ❤️❤️❤️👭👭👭💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🤪🤪🤪🤪and here’s to the next year of our beautiful friendships💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Hello lovely ladies! Just wanted to post a happy first anniversary to us for tomorrow! Doing it early as currently in Egypt and will be scuba diving tomorrow for the first time! We're having an amazing time ticking things off my bucket list. Hope everyone is doing well lots of love my sisters xxx
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💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻😘😘😘😘bit of Gloria gaynor on the jukebox ladies 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻We 👭👭👭👭👭👭👭🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Hung onto those gold hot pants didn’t we ❤️❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕✨✨✨✨Shi xx
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Not checked in for a while it’s been a tough year but we are all still here laughing dancing and celebrating our friendship xx love you all
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Hello ladies! Haven't been on for a while as OH has had me locked in a cage on The seafront 😂🤣😂 No,  I've been on holiday in Ireland. It was absolutely lovely.

 

Buddyfan your holiday sounds amazing and sounds like you really made the most of it. As for the hair, unfortunately curly hair can grow outwards for sometime. You have to go through the clown phase first then all of a sudden it will start to drop. My OH said I look like a sheep 🐑 the other day and my haircut is not due for another 2 weeks 😕 Mine is still shorter on top then pre-chemo but I don't think anyone but me would know that.

 

Paulus, not sure if you're still reading our thread, but I'm glad I made you laugh. As Sue said us Oct ladies laughed and danced 🕺🏻💃🕺🏻💃our way through chemo, it's the only way.

 

I can't believe it's a year since we all met on this forum. You are all such marvellous crazy ladies, especially you Shi 😘 the journey would not have been the same without you. And Mishy you're right Karana's hair is amazing, she's bleached it and it looks fab.

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Mishy, you had a massive part in our journey, thank you will never cover how much all your kindness and caring did for us ❤️❤️❤️You were always giving us advice and tips and it was very much appreciated 😘😘😘and we love you because you are 🤪🤪🤪🤪like all of us 😁😁😁😁and didn’t mind our talks about 💩 bum buttering, blue titties oh sorry that was you 😁😁😁I hope your granddaughter has a fantastic 1st birthday 🎂 we’ll be celebrating her 10th before we know it, time goes so fast. Love you and hope your area didn’t get too much of that wind. 💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Wasn't meant to post as wasn't finished, its just nice being able to have a catch up with everyone and see how well everyone is doing
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