Hello All Ladies..... hope everyone is well. The picture is a true reflection of my week but hopefully not yours. Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend. Belle xxx
Hiya Jill, we seem to be chasing the elusive sleep!!!!! The pill that I take helps with my anxiety and I could fall asleep easily but once, the hot flushes and night sweats occur, there goes my 💤💤💤
So if need be, I normally will take the pill during the day.....found that my anxiety is at its worst in the mornings
Thats not bad at all.....venturing out with your dog 😄
Hopefully the magnet will work after the month trial...
Wishing you more hours of sleep for tonight and nights to come
No, haven’t tried sage pills at all.... read that it works for some women. Another seems to work is the red clover, haven’t tried too!!
Hows your magnet? Do you find it helpful?
Was so naive....daft even....to think that when I was first diagnosed, after mx and treatments, All will be business as usual but NO..... have been so struggling with the side effects, definitely life changing. Try very hard to be positive daily but it does get to you....you know what I mean.
Yup, it is soul destroying......assassination of our former self....
A BIG Hug for you, JIll..... Belle xxx
Whew.....we sound alike.....hot flushes then anxiety....Why is it that we get anxiety after the hot flushes?? Can’t comprehend!!
I think I have resigned to the fact that I could not get a proper night sleep. The hours I get really depends on the intensity and frequency of the hot flushes and anxiety! Come to think of it.....I have not got complete night rest since my diagnosis!!!
Heres to better days and and restful nights plus anxiety free
Thanks Sue, as usual, that are good and bad days.....😌😞
Yeah, saw that you recommended to Jill and totally forgot about that.....will check it out.....we definitely need more laughter!!😂
So pleased for you that All went well at your gp.👍🏼
Happy to hear that you are doing better today. Nothing is worth you stressing out....
Hope that your visit to your gp is productive.....are you getting your referral letter??
Today’s a bit of downer for me.....just tired and anxious.... thanks for asking!
You have been through the mill and at this current time, you are not well to attend the meetings or work....period....and hopefully, your employer understands!
Oh dear, another sleepless night.....same here.....what’s keeping you awake? For me, it’s the hot flushes.
Are you going for your acupuncture tomorrow?
Yes, supervisor intervened yesterday.....still not confident that it will get down.
And we will try uni too. It's such a large company that you never get to speak to the same person twice and there are lots of different departments. Very frustrating😠 Managed to stay calmer yesterday though!
Are work understanding?
Thanks for asking..... I'm doing ok today. Have check up later with gp....just a few minor issues to discuss. Then off later with my daughter for a presentation evening on work she did over the Summer. Will make a nice change.
Student finance issue still not resolved. I spent an hour on the phone yesterday, just to be told something different again. Will have to wait another week to see if anything changes. Getting anxious about it as he is about to run out of money!
Sorry to read the visit has upset your progress. I hope you're not considering going back to work?!
Still waiting for counselling but will chase it up next week in clinic, still using mindfulness and have found it really helps, have also joined a choir which is something I have always wanted to do but never got round to, really enjoyable and just good to do something different.
OH and I have just returned from a holiday in the Canarys, we had to cancel last year due to treatment, was a bit daunting and i found the waiting around at airports hardest to deal with anxiety wise but managed to use tapping techniques (i'm sure people thought i was mad ) which helped, was lovely recharging batteries and being a normal couple again (we made a conscious effort to leave BC at home).
Thanks for the link, i agree it felt like my lifeboat had been snatched out from underneath me, my consultant is trying to set up a sort of Survivership programme at our local hospital that BC patients would be able to access after treatment, still in the planning stage but he has asked for input and ideas from us so hopefully something good will come of it for the future.
Hugs and Best Wishes
To be honest I do feel sad at times because life has changed so much for Colin and I,
However I am very grateful for the wonderful 16 years we have had before he became ill as we did so much holidays, weekends away, I think it would be very different if we had not had that, but at the end of the day we still have each other
I want to echo Belle's post, you are amazing in the wonderful support you give to all the ladies on here/
Hopefully you will have a much better nights sleep tonight xxxx
For sure that all the little, little stresses stacks up to a pretty intimidating stress plus having not enough sleep certainly adds to anxiety.....
Ahhhh, Jill, you have been through so much..... you are such a strong lady...... bless you for taking your time to support others here even though you are going through your own struggles
Wish I could say or do more to make you feel better.....will hope and pray that you will be heading for better days and restful nights.
Take good care .....Gentle hugs
Your friend's gift for you was so sweet and thoughtful.
I am very sorry to hear you have been struggling since your treatment ended. With my aunt, after her mastectomy and treatment had finished, she went into a very dark place. She was offered antidepressants but she refused. Instead, she spoke to a counsellor and she said this really helped her. The counsellor also taught her a lot of mindfulness techniques. She has been cancer-free for 10 years but continues to use her mindfulness techniques that she was taught.
I recently spotted an article online about a study which found that a quarter of breast cancer survivors find life after cancer harder than the actual treatment. (You can read it here: https://livebetterwith.com/community/life-after-cancer-harder/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&u...).
I hope you are still using it! Also, if you have started your counselling, I hope it has helped you.
All the best to you!
Oh bless you jill, i didnt realise that you had to deal with womb cancer as well as bc, you have had to deal with so much, and your such a generous person with your invaluable support to every one, just wanted to give you a hug xx
Oh Jill, you're probably worrying about the work related visit.
Have you seen the Ricky Gervais podcasts with Karl Pilkington? You can get them on You Tube. Definitely worth a listen xx
You were getting a good couple nights of sleep...... hopefully, it is just a relapse for last night and good sleep will prevail in these coming days 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼
Ahhhhhh......that darn anxiety always creeps up..... like a pesky fly....wish a fly swatter will do the trick....wishful thinking 🙄 sorry that you are not having a good day 😔
Are you going for your next review?
Don’t cry, me dear......Take a break, Sue..... relax. Don’t think of dealing with the issues and those people.... not worth it!
Always here....am all ears
Let’’s put the kettle on and have our virtual cuppa tea....
Hello me dear Sue,...... don’t be upset .....don’t be stressed..... take it easy......
❤️ Gentle Hugs ❤️
Especially to cheer you up......sending you positive and energising vibes