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Janey2
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Re: Progesterone, assorted other hormones and fluffy cake

Argh!!! Clicked post by mistake and you've become charts not Charys! Any minute now I will be calling you Delay Delly!
Anyway, as I was saying ...I think you've said previously you are petite Lesley. I wonder why we all have the same dose? I am getting side effects and I know it's early days but wonder if my size may dilute the effects a bit more? Mind you a woman at hospital told me they get worse at three months!
Delly don't beat yourself up about the posts. I wonder if people slide off some of the less treatment posts after initial flurry. I still get asked if I'm pregnant even though I've had a hysterectomy and caring and supporting partners is stressful for all of us regardless of gender or sexuality. I had a male colleague with BC some years ago and he felt horribly isolated.
I've asked Mum for the name of the tablets for fidgets - Lesley you've been dealt a rotten card.
I've had a lazy day and now virtually bigger too after gorging on virtual bake off delights!
Hugs xx
Janey2
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Charts Ive gone back on the evening primrose, as I find it helps a bit but I'm so sorry it's such a struggle. I do wonder about doseage. I'm tall and on the very wrong side of well built and yet on the same dose presumably that you Lesley were on and you've mentioned before
delly
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Charys - My god, you are a VERY perceptive woman. I was literally shocked at you're statement, summing me up so well and finding me out from my earl hour postings. "You've been off poo mixing again Delly". Umph so right. I go off on these RANTS and you soo seem to have sussed me.

Yeh - the Lesbian/Gay sections are empty for over a year. Much of it, I feel is due to my fiery, anti sexist posts!! What can I do about it. Any suggestions gals. I even posted an apology last year. I really do think I need Lizzy and Anna to remove any of my previous posts for it hopefully to regenerate agai. n with the same Sh*t as before, and I'll well and truely keep out of and away from. Yeh??

I'm with you on the Tamoxifen millarkey. BUT . . Yeh, do please try a high dose of Evening Primrose Oil. Soooo sorry you've had such a frustrating day/time flower. Delays with your treatment - Doh, flippin pants for you.

But hey, don't wish "redness" on our poor Janey. Espesh when she's doing so well on the Udder regime !!

Thanks for your support Lesley - my thoughts exactly and I have to put it down to ignorant immaturity - Poo Stirring again.

 

Well, I hope at least I've given you all some entertainment - perhaps diverted you away from your medicament and rads dilemmas. And No, I'm not being belittleing to them but DO hope they get sorted and SOON

Love to you all and "Thanks"

Dellywellybloomindingdong xxxx 

Lesley21
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What an action packed evening!  Charys, so sorry you're not getting anywhere with the oncologist re your tamoxifen.  I'm almost a week off the Anastrozole and still sweating all night long so thinking it's probably the menopause back now I'm off hrt and not all down to the pills, still it's not a week yet do may still be in. Y system.

 

Read through your posts on the gay/lesbian threads Delly - as ususal, very articulate.  I get what you were saying and don't see  reason for anyone taking offence, but guess if people have suffered from prejudice in the past they may be  hyper sensitive, whereas you were just raising an interesting point for discussion.  Hey ho, we are all different, but as you say, in this we are all in it together xx

delly
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Hummmmm - I think I should avoid posting on here early hours. I get revved up and outspoken, especially when it comes to people being "sexist". That was the word I was looking for this morning, with ref to the attitude I kept meeting on the gay/lesbian section. I'm a very "challenging" person (you've probably realised that by now!! - I'm using it in a self effacing way here girls, taking the mick out of mesen and I don't know why I keep goin all Geordie!!)

Sorry, I'm gonna have a rabbit here on this topic, and I'd welcome you're feedback to this dilemma. Yes, I strongly appreciate what certain people have done to bring about sexual equality, to have us all respected, valued for whatever our sexuality is. But, I've never been fiercely political about it - on the occasions I've had to go through medical  consultation forms, legal forms, when I "have" been in longterm relationships, I haven't felt or got offended that it's often been presumed my other half is male. Have just gently corrected them that it's a woman.

I have thought to ask our lovely Administrators - Anna and Lizzie (hope you're reading this girls!! think I need to ask you to have them removed) to remove all my posts from the Gay/Lesbian area, because I'm very conscious, and actually feel guilty that I may have been a direct cause of why no other women post in that area of the Forum any more, which wasn't anything that I set out to do. I'm disappointed that no one rose to any of my challenging arguments, but NOR came back to me to say such as "Do ya know what Delly, you're right. Some of us have come out with somewhat sexist remarks on here". Either is better than silence and being castigated and basically ignored and "cast out". Frankly I find it all very immature and unnecessary. We should all be "coming together" in this flippin awful disease, not coming out with presumptuous statements that most hetero women would be bothered about losing their hair and most lesbians wouldn't. My argument being that I've known hetero women who haven't been bothered by it, and I've know lesbian women who've been highly distressed by it. I certainly would have been mySELF. S'all a Load of bo**ox. 

But, as said, I feel somewhat guilty that no-one posts any more and have left me as "Delly-No-Mates" !!! I've finished my rant girlies, you'll be pleased to know.

 

May I say Janey - your hair looks fab. Me thinks you're using your Udder Milk on that too Hahahee. It'll save you a fortune on those other products your hairdressers keep plying you with. Can you let me know what the tabs were your Mum's been given for Restless Legs please.

 

I took part in a survey last year, part of a PhD study by a lovely lady, Cathy Ure at Salford Uni - yey Cathy. All about the value and benefits of Social Media/Support with regards to BC women!! Yeh, I know - look and listen to us right NOW, on here. I spent an hour with her and throughout the whole of it, I had the opportunity to just sit, rave and PROMOTE this Forum and its benefits and felt very privileged to do so. Whoever had the foresight and insight to set it up ought to be knighted or something similar. I DID however, also explain that I'd had a very negative experience with ref to the lesbian/gay section. Hence my mentioning it here. 

Had an update email from Cathy just the other night. Told her that she'd Iiterally caught me between posts on here. So what did that say? Speaks for itself - dunnit.

Thanks for your ears girlies. Am signing off now to catch up with you all

 Loadsa Kisses - Meeee

  

 

Charys
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Delly, you been off poo mixing again......I'm too scared to go over there and look to be honest....Fwightened of getting 'munched' and spat out. I might look anyway, but won't be talking obviously as a heterosexual woman. lol

 

I am SO arsed off today. The oncology dept have finally got back to my GP and they say there is no point trying a lower dose of the tamoxifen, and have I tried evening primose oil with it? I'm going for a chat with my GP at the end of the week, but just as I expected they are not open to anything other than 'take the tablets like we tell you', at the dose we tell you. There is no serious understanding at all of how ill I felt and how I couldn't continue. I feel so upset. So, who knows what next week will bring.....I'll let you know Janey what the outcome is. They rang me on 3rd October apologising for the delay in getting back to me about a follow up rads appointment (ended June) and offered me an appointment the next day, that's all they had an I couldn't get to that one. So, another month to wait for that now too. Ok, this is a general whine, but honestly the follow up after surgery and rads seems shi*e. 

 

You pink already Janey?....if you are then you may be one of those people who goes very pink towards the end.

 

The lesbain/gay forum seems incredibly empty of posts.....have some been removed....I can't see anything much posted in the last few months.

 

 

Lesley21
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  Hi all,  shame your break from rads is so early in Janey, you could probably do with a break a bit later on.  Brilliant idea of the bowl of chocs, I used to head straight to the kitchen and tick that day's session off my list, became the highlight of my day and was good seeing the dates to go getting shorter and shorter.

 

With regard to the restless leg syndrome, as with so many drugs, everything GP came up with reacts with  the medication I take for migraine prevention (epilepsy meds).  When I was on hrt it was not really a problem, only got it on occasions when even the hrt didn't completely stop the flushes.

 

Enjoyed a lovely lunch today with our friends and when we came home we sat in the garden and had a coffee and all of a sudden a wave of tiredness came over me, went to bed and went into a deep sleep for 2 hours, bliss!  If only I could sleep like that at night.

 

xx

 

 

Janey2
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Well Delly, with a day off to service my sci fi machine I have gone to the gay and lesbian threads and would say a heartfelt hear hear. This is a unifying site for all women and men who have been dealt a blow and we shouldn't make assumptions about each other - I'm far less feminine or make up obsessed than several lesbian friends - but I am a sucker for a new product! Hairdressers see me coming and get out all the shiny tubes to wave at me! That said, Lesley the Udder Cream is lush and so far so soft, although I know it's early days.
Rubycat I love the Chocs in a bowl, but would have to hide them from everyone else!
Delly we are the Brady bunch here. I have a daughter who is off being a fabulous pastry chef (21) and my partner has 3. Luckily we have all known each other years, so it made it easy for the kids to get on. His eldest is now off doing further navy training, with the record player son still at local college, as is his youngest.
Lesley check out your restless legs (or fidgety knee as our family calls it!) with GP. Mum has just been given tablets and is amazed.
Charys any update on how you're doing on your meds break? Xx
delly
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Oooooo, I've just posted a very fiery post in the Gay/Lesbian section. Nobody speaks to me in that section any more, because I've "challenged" and have revealed many of them to be "prejudiced" towards heterosexual women!!

One of my first reasons in joining this forum was that it had such a section, but it has been a massive let down. The women on there obviously don't like a challenging woman with "balls".Just hitching mine up a bit ! Ooooo, I'm afraid one of 'ems gonna come and get me.

Dellywellydingbloomindong xxxx

delly
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And - Yes Janey. Ref rads. You're stuck in a room, on your own, with a big sci-fi type machine, plus all the staff have gone off to hide behind a thick screen because it's dangerous!! How frightening and upsetting can all of THAT be. I'd feel the same - upset. But, I hope, once you've got 2-3 procedures under your belt, you'll feel more calm about it. But I ain't had it mesen, so am hoping that and that you don't suffer too much with poss side effects. xxx Put me straight on something with your boys - How old was your son who just passed out of HMS Raleigh?? and what's gonna happen with him now?? And what about your other?? Younger? - is he the one you bought the record deck for??

And ref LORAC - I did NOT get the name !!!! Glad you're doing ok.

Rubycat28 - Can I book myself in to yours to have a break from mine. It could possibly kickstart me into getting this place more sorted. Perhaps thats what I need - a break from it, then come back and look at it in a more refreshed state, and get stuck in! I think your rads therapy with chocs in a bowl an expiallydociously fab idea. Think you should give it out on prescription. Oh what!! with your mindfulness course. Isn't like ANY I've been on with regards to "raisins" !! What's THAT all about. And are you saying my CAPITAL letters are offensive!! Me thinks you have a really good, humerous plot for a sit-com there - farts, snoring n' all. Ha ha ha. Classic gem. Perhaps name it "Mindfulness and the Wind" !! I've done the same - go to classes fired up, and don't do the homework. then drop out too quickly Don't get me wrong, I think/feel such classes can have great benefits.

 

Ooooh Lesley - peeling nipple!! Feel you are also likely to fall prey to de de derrrr "UDDER MILK". And keep us posted on the bar of soap situation!!!!!

Honestly, anyone coming on to this thread is bound to think YOU'RE (note not me!) a loada loonies. Rubycat has relieved both you and Charys's absence

Love to you all

Dellywellydoodah xxxx 

Lesley21
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Ps, Charys, how much dentention did you get?  Think I've managed to get away with it this time xx

Lesley21
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Oh you lovely ladies, you do cheer me up.  Rubycat, I was laughing so loud at your description on the Mindfulness thingy the husband actually came in from the garden to see what I was watching on telly that was so funny.

 

Unfortunately Delly no amount of trips to the hygienist would give me teeth that would light up the night sky, still I'm grateful to still have them so I'll settle for that.

 

Janey, 2 down so you're on your way.  I didn't really feel any effects at first just a bit discombobulated (love that word), I was worse when I finished, but that was ok because I didn't have the daily trek to endure anymore so mentally could deal with it.  My "blackheads" are improving slowly and now I know what they are I'm not worried about them, poor old nipple is still peeling though, still creaming every day after bath.

 

Ill look out for that deodorant, lot cheaper that what I've got and always use Sanex bath stuff anyway.

 

Fourth day of not taking Anastrozole, still sweating all night long, guess it's early days yet.  However, the bar of soap under bottom sheet - I've kept it there, AND, don't want to talk  too soon, but my aching twitchy restless legs do seem a bit better at night.  Might be just a coincidence but I'm leaving it there just in case.

 

Im enjoying Paranoid Janey.  I've got last nights Cold Feet to watch later xx

Janey2
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Well I somehow managed to post the picture in a different thread and the wrong way round - well it looks like it's the wrong way round on my laptop but not my phone.  Anyway, you lovely lot, posting it here for you also.  Rubycat your post made me giggle. I was going to do the mindfulness course on offer here.  I'm quite good at zoning out already but not sure I could cope with group training - maybe I'll stick with the acupuncture and reflexology! 

Hope you are all having good Tuesdays.  2nd day and a little pinker from the beams but happier and came home to do some hoeing and now watching Paranoid for a little distraction...

hugs xx

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rubycat
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Hello, I'm baaaaccck - got stuck in the Detention Room, no chocs, no nuffink.  Had mother in law to stay for a few days Cat Frustrated at 91 and although love her dearly it's difficult as she's now at the end, which makes hubs a bear with a sore head.  She's local, so see her most days, but she needed a break from her own home.

Mee 28??, oh Charys, that was my nephew - I'm the grand age of 62 (ooh, can't even think that's me - the clock stopped at 38 I think).  Janey, congrats on the Navy days, what an achievement, and even more days through the rads gone .  I put 15 chewy choc bars in a bowl and ate one every time I came home from rads - brill how I could see the days getting less and less.

If you get to see Footloose, that was a great night out - even got to dancing in the aisles - Gareth Gates was hilarious and great singing - he even stripped off and showed his 6/8 pack.  Cat Wink  Lots of screaming going on!

OO, what else, oh yes, the Mindfulness course, not sure if this is for me!!  Spent 15 mins looking/feeling/ smelling/listening to/putting in mouth not eating/eventually squishing ONE RAISIN.  Mind wandering thinking it was like an old lady's skin - no mustn't think, just experience the moment.  Then lying on floor for HALF AN HOUR, doing a body scan - but not to relax and fall asleep, to BE AWARE OF BODY - ooh doing a DELLY and CAPITAL LETTERING Cat Wink  Two of the men started snoring (very LOUDLY), and one kept FARTING!! At least I wasn't DOWNWIND..... don't know how I kept myself from laughing - it all seems a bit ridiculous at mo - haven't done the daily half hour homework or looked at the booklet neither, I'm a very bad girl.  Lots of love to all - oh thanks Lorac for the deod - will try that - ha, just realised Carol is Lorac backwards - sorry , it takes me a time to catch on. Cat Very Happyxxx

lorac170
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Hi there Janey2 - if you go to the Search Box in the top right hand corner & type " How to upload a photo or video" & search. The first option is from Lizzy BCC who explains it far better than I could. Good Luck, PS I couldn't get it to work on my phone - had to use my tablet.

 

Delly - thanks for asking. I'm very well thanks just the usual Tamoxifen "troubles". All the best,

Carol xxx

Janey2
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Hello you lovely ladies. Lorac please please tell me how you added a photo, I've tried and failed several times. Thank you for deo hint. I was not convinced by what I was told last week, so thankfully used the Bionsen I'd bought already today, as today's radiographer very clear no metal deodorant.
Feeling shattered and tender inside but still not sure it's not psychological, as only day 1! Having stalked your rads thread Lesley, I will take all advice to avoid your experience.
Delly you've rumbled me and the stereo! He's doing music at college and likes "old" - his word - music. Caught the ether hug - brilliant, just what was needed!
Hugs to you all and Rubycat I hope you're ok? Xx
delly
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Ooooo - Lorac. Thank You so much for your post for all of us on here. I must have just pre-empted you.

Good stuff!! Are you well youself??

Mucho Luvo Delly xxx

delly
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Lesley - yeh, the Mail has recently been full on Aluminium content ref deodorants. I use Clarins body products for special occasions (don't have many "special" occasions these days, if you get what I mean) but they do a lovely smelling underarm roll on, and it doesn't have any aluminium + smells fandabidozeely lushously gorgeous, AND lasts ages. Treat yourselves

Do so love yers

Meee xxxx

lorac170
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Oops sorry did a giant one by mistake x
lorac170
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WP_20161003_18_38_35_Pro.jpgHi everyone,

 

Just to jump in to say that I spotted this on Saturday in Morrison's. Also, it's on a special offer at 1.50 pounds.

 

Best wishes

lorac170
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Hi everyone,

 

Just to jump in to say that I spotted this on Saturday in Morrison's. Also, it's on a special offer at 1.50 pounds.

 

Best wishesWP_20161003_18_38_35_Pro.jpg

delly
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Hello my lovelies

What are you like Janey and Charys - Udder milk and cream teas! You've both got an obvious   addiction to udder products me thinks - haha!  Like the "incorrigiblets" 

Janey, why did you buy your boy a record player?? Yes, I'm aware there's been a massive resurgence (that right spelling?) in vinyl reproductions again, but I can't help feeling it may have been for your own benefit also! I'm with you on your music taste 'cept for The Jam. Ooooh Carly Simon and Led Zepp. Saw Led Zepp in concert in the mid 70's, I had hair like Robert Plant at the time.

Had to clear nearly 1000 vinyls (some special editions), + nearly 3000 cds! and some high end hifi stuff when bruv died. He was a bit of a music and hifi buff, but I didn't have the impetus nor storage space to have it all transported from Devon to the North to dispose of in a more profitable way - however. . .I'm not gonna dwell on that 

What!? - Rubycat 28. Is that right Rubycat??

Lesley - your teeth are going to light up the sky tonight !!

Exeter - agree, lovely city. I think that's where I perhaps should be. May be too late now.

 

Janey - it's first day at school unknowns for you with rads at the mo, I'm guessing. Even tho I've not had to go through rads, I can TOTALLY understand your reaction. Awww, Yeh girlie. It must be "traumatic". An awful reminder of what you're goin thru when I'm sure you'd just like to "tick it off" and carry on. BUT, you've got to go through this on top of what you have already gone through. That right?? Sending you a great big massive, looong, tight, squeezing breath out of you ETHER HUG flower!!  Plus wishing you STRENGTH to fight this horrible disease and to get through these treatments.

 

Doolallywelly xxxx 

Lesley21
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Another quick post, got to get the dinner on.  Teeth gleaming, or as gleaming as they can at my advanced age.  Janey, when I was at the dentist this morning I read a letter in the mail from someone whose BC consultant advised her (as he's advised his wife and daughters) never to wear deodorant with aluminium in, and most do, as he thinks it 'may' cause BC, and I know your rads Peeps said just wear your usual.  I had read previous threads on here that it's a no no when having rads to wear deodorant with aluminium in, told the husband and he went to Boots and came back with Pritok, was expensive, about £7.  I took it with me on first session and they took it away to check then gave me the ok.  I'm still using it so pretty good value, think I'll stick to it in future, or I believe Holland and Barratt do one.  I know how badly I burnt under the arm so personally I wouldn't risk anything with aluminium in while having rads.  Sorry to poke my nose in, just concerned.

 

Such a lovely sunny day, been catching a few rays in the garden this pm.  Got something in the diary everyday until we head off for a long weekend on 14th, some hospital appointments, but most nice, lunches etc.

 

Fourth day off the dreaded Anastrozole and still hoping for a good nights sleep, tonight might be a good good night as the song says.  Janey, I could so do with a record player, the loft is full of old LPs that I can't play!

 

xx

 

 

 

Lesley21
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Another quick post, got to get the dinner on.  Teeth gleaming, or as gleaming as they can at my advanced age.  Janey, when I was at the dentist this morning I read a letter in the mail from someone whose BC consultant advised her (as he's advised his wife and daughters) never to wear deodorant with aluminium in, and most do, as he thinks it 'may' cause BC, and I know your rads Peeps said just wear your usual.  I had read previous threads on here that it's a no no when having rads to wear deodorant with aluminium in, told the husband and he went to Boots and came back with Pritok, was expensive, about £7.  I took it with me on first session and they took it away to check then gave me the ok.  I'm still using it so pretty good value, think I'll stick to it in future, or I believe Holland and Barratt do one.  I know how badly I burnt under the arm so personally I wouldn't risk anything with aluminium in while having rads.  Sorry to poke my nose in, just concerned.

 

Such a lovely sunny day, been catching a few rays in the garden this pm.  Got something in the diary everyday until we head off for a long weekend on 14th, some hospital appointments, but most nice, lunches etc.

 

Fourth day off the dreaded Anastrozole and still hoping for a good nights sleep, tonight might be a good good night as the song says.  Janey, I could so do with a record player, the loft is full of old LPs that I can't play!

 

xx

 

 

Janey2
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You're on Charys! I am now pulled together but (probably stupidly!) thought I wouldn't feel anything until after skin started to turn but very definitely feeling some heat under arm and some twinges around op site. I'm sure it's all psychosomatic but ... Lovely brunch with a lovely friend who makes me laugh. Such a beautiful day here, I'm out in the garden. Hope your gnashers now sparkly Lesley!! Xx
Charys
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Yeah, pull yourself together Janey! LOL Tears and emotions come at odd times through this process I've found. I found the first couple of days 'odd' and 'scary', under this big machine, being left alone....then the room alarm and so on....after 2 days it became easy peasy.

 

You know I would have LOVED a cream tea with you Janey, if I head down that way again I will let you know.....I was desperate for cream all day and as we passed farm shops with signs I was BEGGING. lol

Janey2
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One down and 19 to go. No problem having treatment but now sat in the car feeling tearful - why?! Will pull myself together and have coffee with lovely friend as planned. Maybe it's relief treatment has finally started xx
Janey2
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I would have made you a cream tea Charys! It's a beautiful city and a lovely place to live. I was there until a couple of years ago when I bought with my partner about 6 miles away. We are all typing this morning. Lovely to know we are all out there! Xx
Janey2
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Thanks Lesley, we must both have been typing at the same time! Xx
Charys
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Ahhhh just seen.....first zap ! Hey I was in exeter all day Saturday for the uni open day. ....lovely view across the city and beautiful campus, really impressive. Good luck Janey x
Charys
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Extra post extra post extra post (to make up for absence)
Charys
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What's Janey up to today. ...I ve read back and I can't see anything ? Delly delay you ARE incorrugiblets ( have seen the typo but it was an auto predict and it's funny so I'm going to leave it !) ....you define the word I would say. Your imagination gives better views than reality lol

Hey lesley....she of the soon to be sparkly teeth, and rubycat. Rubycat did I see you are 28?

Still using phone , so doing slow one finger typing stuff.
Janey2
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Well Charys, I think you're going to have to put in extra posts to make up for absence!! Glad you're back here again, we do need a firm hand with Delly!
Raleigh is at Torpoint just over the water from Plymouth. It was an amazing day and great not to be centre of concern for once! Have had great fun with record player - strange mix of music between us, with mine ranging from Chic to Led Zep, the Jam,Pink Floyd and Carly Simon. Eclectic I think is the word.
Another beautiful sunny day yesterday to get in veg and sort garden while I have energy. Now here I am armed with an NHS blue jacket ready to head to Exeter later for my first zap! Love to you all. Rubycat I think it must be maltesers today - the lighter way to enjoy rads!! Xxx
Lesley21
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Really quick, rushing off to hygienist appointment, just wanted to wish Janey big lots of good luck for today.  I'll be back later to see how much detention I've got.  Love to all xx

delly
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Udderly amazing (guffaw) then Charys. Your lack of attendance - naa. Janey was most understanding and she's the one to keep from telling Miss. I now have visions of you "both" lying under the back ends of cows - topless - yeh, Janey said it, I'm incorrigible. I only hope it's worth it, 'cos other things come out of the back end of cows !! Haha. But, like meal worms, that - "IT" may turn out to be a miraculous cure. You never know!

Awww- Janey. A proud Mummy for your sons "Passing out". I can't remember where HMS Raleigh is? Devon? Looking forward to you playing some of the old vinyls for those of us of the same age to bop to. Or even if not the same age. We can show them what good music IS !!

Hope you've all had an enjoyable, peaceful and healthy weekend

Loadsa love

Dellypoos xxxx 

Charys
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Udder milk is amazing. .....I love it 😊
Charys
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Heellooooooooo all.......

My phone and ipad both gave up at the same time, for different reasons . Got a new phone now.....hurrah......so now I can access reactivating my ipad (as the code gets sent to the phone) . Ill be back tomorrow to read up on you guys. ...sorry about attendance rate....am I at 'fining level' yet?
Janey2
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Morning all! Lesley that sounds mighty energetic - and a gleaming house too! We had a wonderful day yesterday. The sun shone at HMS Raleigh for a perfect passing out and the newly 18 was mighty pleased with a record player - don't tell anyone but it means I can play my old albums again! The kids were hysterical in not knowing you couldn't just fast forward to the next track!
I feel less queasy each day which is a huge relief. My flushes and flashes are on the up though sadly. Rubycat thank you for the udder milk tip off - it arrived yesterday. I don't care if it works or not, it smells like play doh, which makes me very happy!!
Charys I hope your tech troubles are soon resolved, you may get a letter about your attendance rate!! Xx
delly
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Whoops - posted that in the wrong thread!!

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delly
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Flip Sue, I'm sooooo sorry.

Glad you took up the advice of the CAB. Hope they can help. And did you have any luck with contacting the MacMillan Advice? That's so bloomin tough for you on top of everything. I hope you get some much needed help with this issue. Have you spoken to the help line on here?? Have you got some support down there flower? Sorry for all the ??'s.

Got a spare room here for you and Leo if need be. 

Please keep in touch with how you're doing.

Loadsa love and a massive loooong hug

Delly xxx 

 

Lesley21
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Evening all ( Dixon of Dick Green quote for those of you old enough to remember),

 

The steel drums did make an appearance in my residence this morning, as did Hoover, mop, duster and other cleaning agents so the ground floor at least is no longer a health hazard.  With regard to upstairs, only managed to change the sheets, at which point thumping headache got the better of me, took the "heavy guns"    Jollop and crawled into sweet smelling bed.  Woke two hours later, longest ive slept in one go for ages!  Then had a mad rush to get ready as friend had invited me to late lunch/early dinner, Linner, Dunch?  at 3.30.  Just got back, lovely meal, couple of glasses of wine and first day of not taking Anastrozole, so here's hopi g for a better nights sleep tonight.

 

Delly, I keep trying to do the pop up/ view as a discussion thingy, but still keep losing what I e started typing in dialogue box.  Will keep trying.

 

just had a message pop up from a friend in a crisis so will stop now.  Janey, hope celebrations all went well today.  Catch up with all you lovely ladies soon, hopefully the crisis in all a storm in a teacup and just needs some Lesley  straight talking, isn't it funny how easy it is to sort out others problems but not our own?  Xx

Charys
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Haven't forgotten you my friends, got some major techy problems this end. Just got on to do this quick message x

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Hello flowers. Delly I reintroduced strong evening primrose and glucosamine after 1st oncology appointment and hoping it's making a difference. The nausea seems to be passing but my old friend vertigo wants its turn now sadly. I'm hoping I'll be fit for tomorrow. Big day with an 18th for one and Navy passing out for another. I'd like to own their height Rubycat but they are my lovely common law stepsons. My daughter and I used to think we were tall but now feel short! Good career choice for your son - or maybe not when I think of some case loads.
Will let you know how the acupuncture goes. My first session will be on 1 November but the reflexology starts the week after next. I've been offered mindfulness too, so hoping my mental health will get the boost it needs. I think this safe place is just as important for that and you all amaze me and thank you for sharing. Night night and I hope you get some sleep Lesley xxx
delly
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Hi "Grills", just caught up with yers.

Lesley - Your dancing to Caribbean (that the right spelling?) steel drums - very entertaining dear. Glad you enjoyed your night. Was it a girlie only one? Did you get the hang of, when you want to refer back to other posts whilst you're replying. Forgot to say you have to click the "reply" button first and then, before you type your reply, scroll down to the bottom of the response box, click on the purple "view discussion in a pop up", which then opens an extra tab at the top of the screen, which if you then click on, takes you back to all the posts, and you can then keep clicking between the two whilst you type your message to refer to what was said. Got all that??

With ref to suicide - Oh Lesley, I'm soooo sorry about your sister, and your friend. Yeh, it immediately left me with massive guilt feelings - "Had I known just how bad a state he was in, I'd have jumped in the car down to Devon, whatever time of night/morning". I managed to turn it around after 2 wks, by thinking "Even if I had, it may not have made any difference anyway. But" . . . .your left with buts and if onlys. He'd been mentally ill for a prolonged time. His death was only two yrs after my Mums. I really do feel that that, combined with my BC, has left me Bi-Polar. It's like Post Traumatic Stress syndrome, all of that kind of thing. I'm either "hyper" up for brief periods or "hypo" down for prolonged.

Didn't help either, that my cousin blamed me for what he'd done. Talk about kicking me in the teeth whilst I'm down. She didn't even know him very well, having always lived in the North and him in the S, hadn't had much to do with him for 40+ yrs. He was very difficult to deal and cope with when dealing with my parents estate, due to his chronic mental state. Not once did I receive an apology from her, just made it all that much more awful to cope with the grief. I no longer have anything to do with her or the other ignorantly judgemental dregs of my family. Wrong and sad innit - when you need as much support as you can get at such times.

No wonder I get and feel so screwy at times. BUT - god, am I so glad my Mum WASn't alive to have had it to suffer.

Lesley - I've been sitting in a dishevelled house and boxes for 3 yrs now, ever since I moved here. What's the OPPOSITE of OCD called!! - other than laziness. Something like Chronic Depressive Dirt Syndrome in my case ! I'll have to have a serious think on in your case.

 

I need to get myself back on high dose Evening Primrose again, see if it was that that helped with my hot flushes and raising my mental state. 

 

You're a giggle Janey, so glad you found a good 'en to have by your side, "when you weren't looking" too. Brill!! So sorry about your best friend and Uncle. I'm really, really interested to know whether acupuncture helps with your hot flushes etc. It'd had been something else I'd thought about training in, cos I get a kick, satisfaction from and out of helping people. Not so sure if my hands would cope now, as I don't know how much worse they'll get. My house would be ideal to use the front room for something alternative therapy wise. Had thoughts to set up a massage therapy practice when I first moved here, having been trained in an earlier career in Swedish massage, but again hands started to be a prob - talk about stymied every which way.I might be better of, instead of kneading flesh, sticking needles into it!!

Ruby - hope you enjoyed your musical tonight. So sorry about your Nephew. Yeh, I read a posting on a thread somewhere with ref to what you mentioned, about the young guy on a bridge and  "A helper". I had often been at the same depths before my bruvs "happening", and since. I can relate to what you're mentioning. People often retort backthat it's a cowardly thing to do, but I know, it isn't. Takes huge massive guts to. What you said made a loada sense to me. I go out of communincation with everyone.

 

Sorry - I've brought a very serious topic into our otherwise light hearted thread. Suicide is on the increase.But maybe we CAN discuss it more easily, not just because surprisingly many of us have already been directly touched by it through people we know, but also because our BC experience frightens us and makes us question life and it's importances more so, do you think??

Lotsa love Dellywelly xxxx

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Now got a cuppa tea and (Th)fig roll, so feeling better.  Believe Quentin Crisp said that after five years the dirt and dust doesn't get any worse - am living by that motto now, and he's right!!   Also surprised that oncologist just said stop, without any alternatives offered - or taking a break.  Do hope you get some sleep soon Lesley.

rubycat
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Lesley, we're always listening here.  So sorry about your sister and friend, and your brother Delly. I did see a really informative programme last year, think it was called something like 'Looking for the man on the bridge' which really helped me understand the workings of a suicide's mind. It was a young chap who was about to jump off ?Westminster Bridge when another man stopped to talk to him and prevented the suicide. The young chap was looking for his helper, and amazingly found him.  Think I had too many tears to take in too much, but he talked about how his brain made every avenue seem closed and how he would be at peace to not be here, and that there was no space in his head for his family/friends. Not sure how much clarity I've given it here, but it seemed to make sense at the time. I will look it up on youtube as think it's there. Much love. xxx

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You too a Rubycat, 28, so young!  My eldest sister at 44, she was the strongest person I knew, had been through many tough times in her life but soldiered on.  She was a real party girl, had a good job, lots of friends, her son who she raised on her own was just about to graduate from university and she was so proud, then out of the blue something happened to her, overnight night she became anxious, lost confidence then took her life.  It all happened in the space of a few months.  Then a close friend, again no history of depression or any mental illness found out her husband was having any affair.  She didn't tell anyone, none of us that were close to her had any idea until she was found leaving a suicide note.    It's funny, but I never tell anyone about my sister.  Only old friends that knew me at the time know about it, anyone I've met since (it was  29 years ago) has no idea.  

 

Right, out in the sun for me now I've got that out of my system.  Thanks for listening xx

Lesley21
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Steel drums and housework not made an appearance in my house today after all.  Getting used to living in filth.  When I was working I had a spotless house, now I've got all day everyday I never seem to get round to it, at least my OCD regarding my house seems to be cured, wasn't long ago I couldn't sit and relax if anything was out of place, now I can quite happily slob on the sofa surrounded by dust and mess.

 

Spoke to a BCN this morning (not the one assigned to me, still only spoken to her the day of diagnoses).  She seems quite shocked when I told her that the oncologist had told me to just come off the Anastrozole.  Discussed switching to tamoxifen, various other things that can help with flushes ie sage but apparently a no no if you suffer with migraines.  What's she's suggested is I have a break for 6 weeks, keep notes of how I feel  each day then give her a call.  Said its more important at this stage that I get some sleep and my body recover a bit from all the trauma, op, rads etc, but is not happy for me to just chuck the towel in just yet with the hormone treatment.  Feeling much more upbeat and excited at the thought of the possibility of good nights sleep once my body is clear of the drug.  You never know though, as coming of hrt, though I did start cutting the patch a bit  smaller every week over the period of a month thereby weaning myself off it, then going straight on to Anastrozole it might not be all the drugs fault.  Time will tell.

 

Janey, again, more fascinating info!  Logging onto here is like reading a really good novel, you lot just keep on getting more interesting every day.  Delly, maybe you could use your literary skills and write a novel using some of the life stories coming out on here as material.  Can't wait for the next instalment.

 

Sun has finally made an appearance in Bucks so good excuse for leaving the housework again and taking my book outside to get some vit d xx

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Goodness me, the connections between us are growing.  I've also been affected by suicide - first one over 30 years ago - my mother in law, luckily she was found although now at 91 just about to leave us, but did have many happier years.  Then my dearest nephew at age 28, six years ago, so sad we couldn't help him, but just have to accept it was his wish.

Janey, your almost 18 year old at 6'7, wow, thought my son was tall at 6'4 - and he's a social worker! - he said he's getting into training to help us as the works with the elderly. Humph.  Hopefully your nausea will stop soon.

Hmm, Thursday chocs, think I'll have to refer back to Tuesday, as have exhausted my poor brain.

Off to see Footloose musical tonight, so shall be humming tunelessly later.Cat LOL

Janey2
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Morning you lovely lot and I hope your steel drums are doing the trick Lesley, now that vision has made Charys' game harder!
Oh Delly what a pile has been thrown at you - you're stronger than you know, with all the support you're giving us all. I can't believe both you and Lesley have also lost loved ones to suicide. I lost my uncle 20 years ago and then 2 years ago my wonderful friend, one of the triggers for me to see the counsellor.
Going for the lighter note too. Delly I did my social work training at Plymouth. I started out originally as an interpreter and worked for East Germany selling their electrical goods - I liked to think of myself as a communist agent! I moved to Devon with my then husband to be a sheep farmer and then fell into Social Work and a divorce - both the right move! I was lucky to find a partner when I wasn't looking who has seen me through more than anyone should have to!
Charys how are you doing with break in the drugs? The nausea is slowly going but sweats are on the up. I am feeling very lucky though as I've had dates through for acupuncture and reflexology with the local cancer charity. It's sunny here today, so garden therapy and more L cooking - lasagne for the 18th tomorrow. However, were there any Ts left from Tueasday Rubycat?! I need more cake!!
Big love to all of you xx