still haven't read back properly , but briefly
Cress: HUGE HUG, how f****** awful re your start to 2012 xxx When I found my lump I had just spent 3 months working very hard at swimming, to make me fit and healthy, after being hospitalised with respiratory problems ilast spring (my lungs are rubbish), plus some other minor health problems, including slightly high blood pressure that was becoming borderline for medication - So I was all 'the next time I go to see the doctor I will have brought my blood pressure down AND improved my lung capacity by swimming miles and miles and miles'. WRONG. By that time I must have already had breast cancer for at least a couple of years, and next time I saw the doctor, it was about the lump. Have put all the other things on hold for the moment.. Still at least I now have really great arm muscles.
Also, your sprout recipe had me hooting with laughter the other day, and was also laughing just now at the image of your husband struggling to come to terms with the concept of a blog - a friend of mine, similarly blog-innocent, wrote to me helpfully last week to ask whether I realised that the posts were appearing BACKWARDS, so that you couldn't read the story from the beginning... :))
Maire, you look utterly fabulous in Cher - good luck with the TC today xx
Mandy - v.sorry to hear you are still feeling so rough at day 20 - people kept telling me that you do get the each third week when you're not feeling so bad, and that made it sound bearable, but not to get any break at all is awful. I'm on day 16 (??), so just into the third week, and still have the nausea, which is my constant companion, and the sleeplessness, but otherwise not feeling too bad.
The Lorazepam are BRILLIANT, they just knock me out, and I sleep for 8/9 hours. I'm trying not to take them too often, because they're highly addictive, but I reckon if I allow myself one every third night, that is enough to make up some of the sleep deficit without getting addicted.