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October 2017 Chemo Starters

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Also may the year be kind to us all 👭
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Happy New Year to you lovely lot, this 2019 I'm making no resolutions just going to make sure I make happy memories and enjoy life 💖😚😚
Here's to a good one for us all 👍
Hugs to you all 👭
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Happy New year lovely ladies! 💕🍷💃🎶🍹💕😘
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Slightly depressing thought, in a couple of minutes time I won't be able to say that I'm 60 next year anymore! Smiley Sad xx

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Thank you so much for your kind words buddyfan and so sorry to hear about your fall. I hope your arm is feeling much better now x

Wishing all of you a happy and healthy 2019 xx

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Hi all. Hope your arm is getting better buddyfan

Happy New year everyone! It's weird to think how we were all last year. 2019 is going to totally rock!
Love you all x
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Meesh ❤️❤️Thanks for link😘😘 you always make me look at positive in everything. think if my curls were beautiful like yours I wouldn’t be such a curl humbug and the fact I’ve forgot my lovely amazing curl cream for holiday so instead of meesh do as you are told curls, I’ve got clown hair as you saw earlier. Mishy yep Shirley is about right, Shirley blooming temple 😁hope everyone is enjoying weekend and have great New Years 💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Hello everyone! Hope you all had good xmases. I enjoyed my soft cheese, just because I could eat it this year 😂 Buddyfan sorry to hear about your arm, how annoying but it's good to hear you're doing ok apart from that.

 

Mishy/ Shi, I can only imagine how you feel about your curly hair. You have to forget everything you know about your old hair and start again. It took me years to learn to accept mine and work out what to do with it and I was born with it 😂🤣😂 It's funny as people always say to me "oooh you're so lucky to have curly hair, I'd love mine to be curly". What people don't realise is that curly hair never looks tidy, there's always at least one bit that's not doing what you want it to, you just have to embrace that as tomorrow it'll be a different bit 😂 The good thing though is that it has plenty of body 😂🤣😂 here's something that I thought you might like, you might have to copy and paste the link as I'm not very good at technology!

 

https://pin.it/fxex63hlntszmf

 

 

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Shi 😂
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Haha Shirley I still get it sometimes ermine hello I finished Chemo in Dec 17 I should bloody hope so 😂😂😂 my mother in law told me that it's a mess I need to get something done with it 😂😋😂 I just want to grow it though and if I keep getting it cut it will never grow I think I will soon be rocking a good haircut have you had your hair cut at all I never touched the sides always just the back then the girl evened them out last time to a short layered Bob type its still curly wavy the crown is still a long way off being even with the rest hence the layered stacked back she put in!
It reminds me how far I have come when I look at Ella her birth spurred me on through chemo and beyond she's my little star
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Mishy I’m so pleased you had lovely day with Ella ❤️❤️She is growing up so quickly now it doesn’t seem 5 mins since her 1st birthday. You know mishy if we leave our hair I recon we could be rockin a Jon Bon Jove circa 1986 soon or the girls from heart, we could really boof it out 🤣😂🤣😂🤣my old boss saw me before Christmas and said is that your real hair, cheeky 🤬🤬felt like saying no I got your cut offs from your barber and stuck them on so I could look just like you... muppet 😁hope everyone has 💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻Planned for New Year 🤪🤪🤪🤪💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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😁😁😁hi mishy, I know what you mean about the quid thing, it goes a bit like that bloke from flock of seagulls if you don’t hair spray it down a bit doesn’t it 😂🤣😂🤣😂 I just keep thinking let it get long enough, go through the bingo, mullet, mop head look and then by summer should be able to straighten it without looking like Liam Gallagher a twin or the bloke of the inbetweeners which is what happens currently when I straighten it 😂🤣😂🤣😂💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻I just get the jukebox on and 💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻bit of rhythm is a dancer by snap this morning 💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻🤪🤪🤪😁💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Sorry shi I called you Shirley 😂😂
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Buddy I hope you are OK, what a shame you broke your arm, I hope you blasted them for leaving the scaffolding out!! Nice to hear from you again I hope apart from your arm everything is going well
Had a lovely Christmas Ella looked gorgeous as always and loved opening her presents talking of hair she has loads its been a family joke me and her grew our hair together once her baby fuzz grew out mines a bloody mess again I can't do anything with it again it grows so erraticly and I reckon I could easily now pass for an eighties new romantic got a but of a quiff thing going on the girl is cutting it on 14th Jan and I'm praying it's finally going to be a proper proper style finally the texture is so different now really dense and thick with a mind of its own I continue to grow in the hope it will finally look how I want it to but as you say Shirley it's hair Doris is no longer the look but still equally as embarrassing I envy those who got straight hair 😂😂😂
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Hope you're ok Buddyfan. At least you don't get any pain from it I suppose. I hope you all enjoyed Christmas. Here's to a great 2019 xx
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Your hairstyle descriptions are hilarious Shi! I can totally relate. Hope everyone is having a lovely relaxing time of food, laughter and love xxx
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Well I looked like a turtle head car air freshener this time last year was what I meant in last post, no offence meant to anyone who might be reading, it was my way of coping with no hair to try and laugh at myself 💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Oh buddyfan ❤️❤️❤️Thank goodness you didn’t bang your head or anything, have they been able to set your arm? You are a saint, I’d have been off in a hotel by now if I were you, you really do have patience where your oh is concerned with your home renovations. Hows the bingo hair doing? My bingo hair is doing well, shame it’s not the 80’s we’d be right on trend 😁😁😁but hey it’s hair and I don’t look like a turtle head car air freshener 🤣😂🤣😂🤣have a happy New Year everyone. Mishy hope Ella’s had amazing Christmas and hope you’ve had great nana time ❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Jencat, what a wonderful Christmas pressy. Congratulations. My not so good news is that I broke my paralysed arm the week before Christmas. Silver linings, in and out of A&e in an hour, inc x ray, it's not related to my cancer or osteoporosis just that I have no muscle around my bone to protect it when I tripped backwards over some scaffolding boards! Also, didn't realise until two days later and it was four times it's normal size, very bruised and most worrying it was warm. Apparently normally a very painful place to break but as my arm is paralysed I don't get pain from it. I can even sleep on it. It did aggravate my neuropathic pain for a few days but that seems to have calmed down now. Anyway, enjoy the New Year ladies.
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Merry Christmas everyone!!
Thank you for the card Jencat. Xx
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Happy Christmas lovely Oct '17 ladies, hope you all have a great time Smiley Happy xx

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Merry Christmas to all of you lovely ladies! Hopefully everyone will have a much better time than last year! Love and hugs 🎅🎄🍷🎶🐧💃🍹xxx
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Jencat ❤️❤️😘😘very pretty napkins thank you 😁😁yes did remind me too of our lovely posh tea we had back in the summer. Now get that tinsel round you and enjoy beautiful family time this Christmas 😘😘💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Meesh lovely to hear from you too great to hear you are doing so well x
Have an absolutely fantastic time this Christmas ladies whatever you are doing im sure you will all have a lovely day sending you 💖👭
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Great news Jencat 🎉💕 and how lovely to get your celebration cake for free 😎
Have a lovely Christmas everyone it should be so much better than the last one for us. Love to all xx
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Jencat ❤️❤️❤️Wonderful news darling so very 😁😁😁for you. Now go and spoil yourself to more afternoon teas and cream cakes ✨✨✨wonderful wonderful news, ladybowlers big pants did it again 👍👍💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Thank you Meesh x Can start enjoying Christmas a bit more now as although I have been,the CT scan has been at the back of my mind.

Have a lovely time with Karana and give her a hug from me x

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Thank you Jill x Tbh, I still can't take it in really. I should stop worrying a bit now, but I've spent the last 18mths worrying about bc.

We met the mother of my daughter's friend at the chemo unit yesterday and she's got terminal lung cancer, so I found getting my good results rather bitter sweet. I was thrilled for myself, but felt so sad for this lady.

YD and I went and celebrated in a tearoom afterwards and had cream scones (they were huge and I enjoyed every mouthful! Smiley Happy) and when the lovely lady on the till heard our good news she didn't charge us! How kind was that! (ED said typical,YD offers to pay for once and then doesn't have to! Smiley Happy) x

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Great news Jencat! Another milestone achieved for you 🕺🏻💃🕺🏻

Mishy, lovely to hear from you. I've been out celebrating Xmas to make up for my lack of Xmas last year. What a difference this year. I'm off to see Karana today, she's going to do my nails and then we're going out for lunch and a few 🍹 🍹 😂 Hope everyone else is enjoying the run up to Xmas 🎅🏼🎄🎊🎉
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Great news.
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Thank you Jelly tot x Good news, I was told yesterday that I'm in remission! Smiley Happy I still can't really take it in that I haven't got cancer anymore having been diagnosed 18mths ago. The best Christmas present! Smiley Happy

My chemo onc has now discharged me, which I wasn't expecting as I'm TN. I'd had the impression before that I would still see her for the first few years. I know that's a good sign, but I liked the reassurance of seeing her!

How are you? xx

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Hey Jencat any news lovely? 😘
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Thank you Mishy and Jill x Off to the hospital now! x

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Oh im fine Jencat but thank you its more of an inconvenience than anything i had wanted normality back with job etc but i was made redundant as i was returning to work tgen this problem came up and thought how pointless to look for another job till this is sorted i wish it would hurry up but in the meantime im looking forward to maybe sone courses and finding some new skills as i couldn't go back into my old line of work too physically heavy working with the elderly although it can be very rewarding working in that environment takes its toll on you
Keeping everything crossed for you today xxx
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Good luck this afternoon Jencat 🤞
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Thank you Shi for your lovely message x I'm feeling quite anxious about seeing the onc this afternoon. I've had this scan hanging over me for the past 6mths, but hopefully they wouldn't have left it for so long if they were worried that rads hadn't zapped the last bit of cancer?! x

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The foot massage was very relaxing Jill and I'm wondering if it might help a bit with the neurpathy I've still got in my toes x

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Thank you Mishy x sorry to read about all the pain you're in, thinking of you x

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Jencat 💖👭 for to the counselling does help i found it really helpful after completing treatment we probably all get wobbly from time to time especially when feeling under the weather or when anniversaries arrive
Cannot believe its Christmas already im so unprepared but definitely am not doing the stressing about it thing just going to enjoy it, im a firm believer that stress caused mine in my rediculously stressful job i was always mentally exhausted and physically drained and strangely my boss who lived and breathed the place always stressful out couldn't sleep etc retired in September and waa diagnosed with bc 2 weeks later so it really has made me think i did the right thing taking redundancy im living off it still and after I have my operation in spine (on waiting list) will look at what i want to do instead im thinking of enrolling on a few courses in the new year
Well im going to settle down for the night with a hot drink and Christmas film it would be lovely to hear from some of the other October ladies to see how they are doing although i suspect aling with the May ladies are in Facebook or WhatsApp jf you are reading ladies i am sending you all my very best wishes for a lovely Christmas and New year 💖🎅🎄🌟👭
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Bit of extra ❤️❤️❤️👭👭👭❤️❤️❤️❤️For you for tomorrow jencat 😘😘💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Foot massage sounds very appealing !!
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Thanks Shi x I was also speaking to a lady this week (not on the forum) who has just had bc and she said she'd thought hers had been brought on by stress and I remember reading other ladies mentioning it on the forum.

I've now cut my hours at work to help alleviate some stress. Money is quite tight now, but it's worth it!

As well as my counselling, I've been having some free therapies from a local charity that Macmillan sorted out for me, which have been relaxing.The lovely lady comes to my house. I had a foot massage last week and having another one next week Smiley Happy xx

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Glad you haven't got mets Jill, but sorry you've got a rare bone disorder, it sounds painful.

I think my rads onc, with the agreement of my chemo onc, wanted to wait for the scan because if it was done too soon it could give a false reading with scar tissue. I'm hoping they wouldn't leave me that long if they weren't pretty confident that everything was ok! xx

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Hi jencat ❤️❤️For Monday darling. I think Stress played a part jencat but none of will ever know what it was that caused it. I don’t do stress now at all and focus on living, 💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻, having 😂🤣😂🤣😂😁😁😁😁😁and 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪times with all our amazing 💪💪💪💪💪beautiful women on here and in day to day life. I’m glad to read your sessions are helping you 👭👭this journey is so personal to each of us we all have our strengths and weaknesses and together we are eternally 💪💪💪💪💪💕💕💕✨✨✨✨Shi xx
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Can't believe that you have had to wait this long for the scan.I have lots of issues with my bones - initially they thought it was mets but looks like it is rare bone disorder causing me to break bones for fun - lesser of 2 evils ? Waiting on results of tests .
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Thank you Jill x It's been hanging over me a bit since I finished rads in June and makes it harder to move forward not knowing if I'm actually cancer free.

Hope you're ok x

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🤞for your results Jencat - hard not to be anxious - I hope you get good news .
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Hi Shi, I was interested to read on another thread that you felt stress had contributed to your bc as I've always felt that it was a factor for me getting it and I'm TN too xx

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Hi Chaffinch, thanks for your good wishes. I'm waiting for the results of a CT scan and will get them on Monday when I see my onc. I had it to check the few mm's of cancer that was behind my lump had gone. My onc said she'd be surprised if there was still anything there and I keep thinking surely they wouldn't have left me 6mths after rads finished before the scan if they were worried?! Even so,I'm anxious about the results xx

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Hi Jencat, fingers crossed for results of MRI and bone scan. Hate the waiting x