So glad to hear that it's nothing much to worry about. Every twinge gives us the heeby jeebies eh? Could do with a tablet to stop those feelings. Take care everyone xxx
Thank you lovely ladies for your kind words of support. Phew, all ok. Forgot what's it's called (something double barrelled). It's benign. They measured it and took photos. Told me to take photos as well with something next to it to guage the size and watch for any changes. If it grows, especially unevenly? I will need it cut out. Such a relief. While I was with the consultant I showed him the brown moley type things that appeared a couple of weeks after finishing rads down the affected site, he said like sun damage but nothing to be concerned about. Feeling soooo relieved. Will get himself to take photos tomorrow but he's pretty poorly at the moment. Still suffering with bad chest and temperature but now his neck and back (on going problem) are giving him gyp.
Weather terrible here, poured down all day, so glad to be indoors now. Hope all ok with you lovely lot. Thank you again for the support xx
Good morning all, well not so good for me! Got an appointment with GP this morning re the thingy on my arm. Said he would do an urgent referral. Got home, put the kettle in and just settled down to read the paper and the phone rang. 3.15 appointment today! Still, at least no hanging around, pretty good service, couldn't be better if I was private. However, I was hoping GP would say oh, it's nothing to worry about.
Reading your posts did cheer me up though. Hugs to you all xx
Actually think, not sure, that foot & mouth was 2000 or 2001. Because of all the horrific scenes on TV we decided to become vegetarian. Still are in 2016. So glad u enjoyed ure break to Glasgow. X
Yeh Carol, same here on the Shrek films too.
Did you tell me previously that you came from Glasgow, and if so, did I start raving about a fantastic 6 day cultural break I had there with my last partner. It was the year of the Foot and Mouth outbreak, when was that 2002 or 3?
With u on the "children's films". Absolutely love, love Shrek. My favourite!.
Weather here (Glasgow) not bad today. Very calm. I had great intentions of doing all my housework but..... struck with severe can't be bovvered & watched Andy Murray beating Novak Djovovak. Yay - not good for my blood pressure tho.
Have a good Monday everybody & lots of luv & good wishes xxx Carol x Nite Nite x
Yeah but Rubycat said her other post was about neutropenia and I don't know anything about that, so I can't add anything meaningful to her thread. Saying that , I've still stopped by the thread to give an opinion....typical lol
Janey - did you or anyone see see the Minions film?? Soooo funny. Just my cuppa tea. Despicable, Ice Ages, Toy Stories. What D'ya mean they're for kids - rubbish. They're for both - kids and adult kids like meeeee hahahee. Brill, harmless, brainless fun.
Bibi - I can see a cloud of methane over your house from here! Nobody light a match for goodness sake.
Clair - a glass (or two) of wine in bed?!! MmmmUUmm. Counselling - I desperately need something. Either that or a labotomy. Had my 6 week quota a few years ago, on the NHS, after a years wait, following my Mums death. But, as the counsellor said, "Weve hardly touched the surface in your case Adele, and I can't give you any more I'm afraid". So I was just dumped. Sounds like your kids need to learn to start letting you know their plans in advance, so you're not prepping for five when it's only three. Oh, am working up threads and Charys has already said the same thing, sorry. Whereabouts in the SW are you Clair??
Lesley - £600!! I'll sort your teeth in return for a gammon dinner. I've had a bacon butty for me tea. Am going through I can't be bovved making an effort phase.
Rubycat - Hey, you have a theatrical "luvvy" in your family. How fantastic - awww, you'll be proudly sat in the audience. Well if Janey doesn't give you permission, let me know. I'll threaten to pop a banger in her knickers that I've got left over from bonfire night!! Should do the trick. Mwahahahahaaaaa!!
So, are you saying/thinking your hip prob may be a side effect of your neutropenia Ruby?? And hey again - You are and have been as much there for us too So thank YOU. I've certainly appreciated it darlin.
Charys - Ruby was talking about her hip problems in an earlier post and said despite her X-Rays being clear, she had other thoughts about what her hip prob could possibly be caused by.
Jobes - what a lovely surprise. How the devil are you?? and how lovely to have your kids cooking to give the "normal" chef a night off. Still waiting on that Friday night Steak and Chips invitation from a while back !! Yeh, I'm like an elephant - don't forget. Are you doing okay, and your hubby too ?
Janey I already have a tooth made up for you. Took a cast from loracs friend, Edith. Be just right for you. Watched Planet Earth with you - arent they and isn't he, our young David A, fantastic. Good to hear you had a slobbin out day. What are those symbols at the end of your post??
Loadsa love you bonkers lot
Gosh, youve all got busy households haven't you, just me and himself to cook (or not) for. Think it's just you Delly? You can please yourself, eat what and when you want.
Sounds like your temporary tooth lasted about as long as mine then Janey, pretty sure my dentist makes sure the temps dont last so you have to pay out big bucks. So far I'm managing to eat ok with two broken ones, so she can whistle for her £600.
So sad to Greg go out of Strictly. Got David A on sky+, will make a cuppa then settle down to watch it then xx
Jobey !!! Lovely to see you here.
Well, I yearn for those days, of 'someone else' cooking. Mind, I'd probably be like your hubby ...it's my domain and I care about the process, my resources and ...the results !
We are being cooked for tonight! Youngest son and girlfriend are in control of the kitchen making roast beef and homemade mince pies 😋😋 Hubby is getting a bit twitchy as he usually does most of the cooking , have to keep stopping him wandering out there interfearing! I couldn't care less as I hate cooking 😜 Xx
Oh bum, and I've just peeled carrots and chopped up a broccoli head.....wish I'd seen rubycats reply first. That s most irritating Clair, with the two here today ( one of which isn't mine) I've now trained them to let me know two hours in advance if they are going out/ getting takeaway etc. I have become fed up of preparing food and them sauntering down and saying they are off to the pub . Mind, that strategy won't help you Clair, as you prepare yours 24 hours in advance !!!!! Lolol
Rubcat......just tell him to GO away, we are bUSY!
Charys, I've had a think about whether you need to make more substantial food this eve, and after careful deliberation have decided NO, that you need a rest if you have teenagers in the house. And you are not being rude neither Charys at not answering my other witterings. xxx
(He's just come in AGAIN, and interrupted me AGAIN, what is he like???)
Rubycat, I'm not being rude if I don't answer your thread, but I know absolutely nowt about the subject you have raised. I could just pop along and say hi I guess, but that would reduce the tone of a serious discussion.
I'm south east Lesley, well kind of.....yeah....I am....I think lol it's flippin cold....been out doing the winter pots and it is about 5 degrees. Last night was indeed stormy. Well, I m glad everyone else is slack with their lSunday lunch, I did hotdogs lol well, its teenagers, is there point in any more effort ? I will do something more substantial this evening, and will consider what...any moment.....now....
Really appropriate minion Janey - love it. Ha, did I have Sunday lunch ready? Hmm, let me think about that, the answer would be a resounding no, never that organised. Husband just made the mistake of coming into room, interrupting my flow to say was I organising next week - does the man not know me at all??
Oops, Delly says I haven't requested permission (see, told you I wasn't organised) for absence next Thursday/Friday - going to see my son perform in a play in Oxfordshire (am-dram, but v good), so herewith prostrate myself and humbly beg some time off for good behaviour - I shall return on Sat, so don't have too much fun without me.
I have started a new thread, but v boring called 'Consequences of mild neutropenia (no chemo!) - see, Delly, thanks for saying I can tell all my friends on here, but it is too tedious for the Titter Sisters. Don't expect to get anyone even reading it.
Think the weather has been manky Lesley, but couldn't be arsed to go outside and find out. Glad you're getting your itchiness checked out, and that you have some sleep now. Have spent the day not organising next week, reading, making dinner late and thinking how great you lovely lot are. Thanks for always being here. xxx
Good morning all,
Yes, Clair, that's the problem with the wine, but I think, going to wake up every hour with with flushes anyway so might as well enjoy a glass (or two) of vino. Last night every time I woke up flushing I could hear the rain smashing against the window, pretty bad night here. The amitripyline does make me drop right off to sleep in between the flushes though so that's a good thing.
Just going to chuck a gammon joint in the slow cooker for dinner later. The husband got it, and it's huge! Think we will be eating it all week, Im not even that keen on it in the first place.
I hope the weather is better where you all are. Not sure of everyone's location.. Janey in Devon, Rubycat in Salisbury, Delly up north, that's all I can remember. Anyway, it's pretty grim here in the south east today.
Janey, how's thé throat? Going to try and get an appointment with docs this week, thing on my arm is starting to worry me now (was like a very large freckle) now lumpy and very itchy. Been trying to ignore it but too itchy to ignore.
Trying to think of something witty and upbeat to finish on but can't. Wishing you all a lovely Sunday, even if the sun isn't shining xx
Lol it's not a regular occurrence I just had a burst of energy while getting tea ready and went for it 😀 As for the small glass of wine that then became two, I was woken up with hotter flushes than normal not sure if that was the wine or the extra veg prep 😀 Have a fab Sunday everyone love Clair xxx
Don't worry, I'm not organised, haven't even thought about tomorrow's dinner yet. Used to be organised but these days can't get enthused about stuff like that.
Clair, sounds like a perfect Saturday evening, bath, wine and Strictly, same as mine, follwed by Im a Celeb.
Ps, LOVE The minion Janey xx
Oh Lesley, I don't hold the wool properly lol I hold it like I'm knitting, but it works for me. Anyway, I'll shut up about it now, as you've got plenty of other things you enjoy making anyway.
Now, this is alarming, Clair has vegetables prepared already for lunch tomorrow !!!! Is it Christmas and I didn't know ???
Janey, Delly, Carol, Bibi, Rubycat......have you got Sunday lunch ready? I guess I've done an Ocado order so that's proactive.
Heck - thought it was Sunday today. Couldn't understand why Lesley was talking about usually going walking on Saturday. Definitely losing it - going bonkers. Lesley, don't give up on it. Sit down, open up the thread, scroll down to my last set of instructions and try it exactly as the instructions. You'll then be able to click between the two tabs at the top of your screen (not page), one for the thread posts, the other for your reply box.
Hello T*t sisters,
lovely sunny albeit cold and frosty day here. Usually go walking on a Saturday morning but my friends had other plans today, feeling a bit like Lesley no mates, but then I do have you lovely lot.
The husband is in bed with a stinking cold, he's really poorly, had it for week and a half. He has COPD, so a cold is bad news for him. I'm being a good wife, went and got his Daily Telegraph and given lots of cups of tea, won't est anything though. I'm feeling very saintly though the sound of his sniffing, coughing and spluttering even though closed door is driving me nuts, so perhaps not so saintly!
So many posts to catch up on, can't remember who said what, and no Delly, I've tried and tried to view in a pop up, but lose what I've typed so can't be bothered to give it another go.
With regard to "The headaches". Always suffered with them since being a teenager but about 20 years ago they gotreally bad and started getting migraines. Had CT and MRI scan, couldn't find anything wrong so they've given up looking for a cause. They kept saying it was stress, but after giving up work, until the horrid BC reared it ugly head I was as relaxed and as happy as Larry for 18 months and if anything they got worse. All I get offered is painkillers until this time the GP has put me on amitripyline (In The hope it will relax the muscles) which in the past it was thought I couldn't take with the migraine prevention meds I take. Turns out I can't take them. Long story, but the meds are also used for epilepsy and that's when you can't take amitripyline. Been on them just over a week and a very slight improvement in the intensity. Apparently I need to take a high dose for them to be effective but have to start on a low dose and work up, fingers crossed.
Charys, some of the ladies and my knit and natter group use those big handled crochet hooks, my problem is holding the wool in the "other" hand, if you see what I mean? I.e., if you're right handed you work with the hook in your right hand but the wool in the left. I can't seem to get the knack of holding
/working the wool in my left hand. Several people have tried to show me and given up.
As usual I've rambled on. Think I'll be saintly and make himself another cuppa, needs to keep drinking even if he won't eat xx
Apologies, if I've missed comments to anyone, or not replied to something, there's loads going on here....which is lovely.....like a chaotic kind of coffee morning lol
Ha Janey, I thought you said that you 'had a hysterectomy' today further down, I totally misread your post sentence and was thinking BLIMEY she didnt mention it was happening And seems incredibly casual about it. And astonishingly well today. Lol So tit-er sisters is nice, and lets make it clear all are welcome here providing you want to smile in the face of adversity, and embrace happiness despite some **bleep**ey times.
Carol, I watched that Edith thing last night, it s so creepy .....ain't it amazing what teeth can do to change the face of a person. YYou u see those before and after shots of old haggy looking people and then ...ta da...a set of pearly whites and they look amazing. Of course, with a Delly, the before and after are a reverse of that lol
MAJOR LOL @ Rubycat and her 'mindfulness positives', I KNEW you'd not do the silent retreat. It sounds like hell lol
Bibi, you know the trouble is with this vegetable thing is there are so many faddy cure cancer diets, my DH was thinking I was a bit loopy....but there research you linked to is clearly discussed on cancer research uk. Before I even read this I had half a bag of rocket last night, but need to start eating my broccoli raw. The bottom line is ....veggies are good for you anyway despite this potential link.
im so annoyed, this iPad update hasn't removed my ability to use numbers and most punctuation on the iPad. ....so soz abOut that. It's also going at snails speed so can't be bummed to go back and edit my mistakes.
To quickly answer Delly and Bibis question. I call it 'hormonal psychosis' but actually the true name is postpartum or puerperal psychosis. It is apparently caused by the sudden hormonal changes after birth, often combined with a difficult or traumatic delivery. For me it began the first twenty four hours after giving birth. I was advised I would need hormone treatment after delivery, if I ever had another child, which I didn't, as it took a year to recover from it and risk of another pregnancy was too high. Following that I have been totally and utterly fine, with no mentally health issues at all.
Here's a link if you are interested, it's not Wiki, but there we go....
Lorac - That's not fair you should have that sitcom and not us. That's downright stingey! I didn't realise that you have different programmes to us over the border. You have a good w/end too.
Ooooomph, just lost a long post - hadn't autodated. Oh well I'll attempt to repeat it.
Lesley - I'm wondering if I might use the fine wire of yours to hold any new teeth in, instead of superglue. Err, can't remove any of the existing loo stains with toothpaste, you'll have to brush your teeth with household D*mest*s, preferably leave on overnight. Try squirting some up your nostrils too, may get rid of that polyp. What were you suffering in the first place for you to go see an ENT ?? As you said, and Charys said, what a shame that your headaches haven't or couldn't be attributed to your sinus probs and then be sorted with a minor op. I had to have a boney protrusion removed 20 odd years ago, after having suffered repeated nasty infections for a year, with almost fluorescent green stuff coming out (sorrygirls) and a constant bunged up head. Couldn't believe the instant relief and difference afterwards. Such a quick and easy op too.
Going back to Anastrol - it prevents the formation of oestrogen, which plays a major part in maintaining the health and strength of the bones and therefore also teeth, them also being bone. Am not understanding why on earth the Calceos could/would CAUSE tooth decay tho' ??
Charys - like your evil Panto laugh. But you don't scare me. Mwahahahaaaa back - Sssssss to your spam threat. Bogof, as Janey says. And Bibi's just reminded me. I asked you ages ago too - what's hormonal psychosis??
Bibi - Hi. Am sooo glad you're feeling more normal again and more energetic. Howevr, I'm feeling a bit worried about your green colour!! Think all these cruciferous veges are taking effect. Also, I daren't imagine what effect the extra personal methane production is having on our ozone layer !! lol Thanks for asking, but no, I didn't find out what was going on with the liver abnormalities. I actually gave up on the Gastro guy at the local hospital here because I went round in a full circle with tests, as opposed to progressive ones to give a more differential diagnosis. Got thoroughly frustrated and annoyed by it all. I'm kicking myself really, because I was in two minds to begin with, whether to use a larger hospital that isn't so close, but has better facilities and a better reputation. I had such fantastic care at the hospitals I attended where I lived before I moved here, but they were all much larger and part of a larger N. Manchester trust. Finding it a bit provincial here.
RaunchyRuby - What's your theory on your hip and WHY can't you explore it on here also, with us, your FRIENDS?? And where do you think you're going next week, AWAY?? Have you asked permission from Miss for your absence? i.e. Janey, she who makes the rules round here. On Have you had any form of in depth physical examination of your hip? I'm talking "Biomechanics" here. By such as a Podiatrist. X-Ray has ruled out what?? Arthritic boney abnormalities?. Iit may be a muscular or ligamentous prob. Could be caused by an abnormality of other of your leg joints on the same leg or your opposite leg, and your hip may be compensating for this. As an X Podiatrist, without knowing all your symptoms, it could be that you need something to just re-align a joint/joints elsewhere to reduce the pressure on your hip. May be worth your while to go get a biomechanical exam sweetie.
JuicyJaney - awwww. What can we do for you. You're a tired girly aren't you. All this crap at home won't be helping. I like the Tit-ter Sisters. Had to take a close look at what that was at the end of your post. Looked like some kind of insect, but it's a . . . MICROPHONE! Hope you have a relaxing, re-charging W/end lovey.
Mentioned it on another post tonight - the Gritters have been out here for the first time. Freezing cold, and much too early for my comfort.
Nitey Nitey, Pyjamas Pyjamas
Just love this thread. After the year that most of us (probably all) have had - it makes me laff. So light hearted & funny. God bless you all & be kind to yourselves. XXX PS Delly - Still Game was/is a very popular sitcom in Scotland & the first time I saw Edith (your first patient methinks) I laughed out loud. A proper LOL xxx
Hoorah, lots more members for the Numpty Earring Club. Really think Delly needs an award for the hilarity she provides, you are priceless and completely loveable DellyDooDah.
For the serious sided Delly, I'm taking anastrozole, score of 8 on oestrogen positive, so do think lack of oestrogen could now be causing some of my irritating side effects. Do have osteopenia, so taking the Adcal, which as you say, should put back the calcium that the anastrozole strips out. My hip had been making walking uncomfortable, so needed xray, glad that that was all ok - I've got a theory about that which I might explore in another thread, if I can get my arse in gear and make the effort.
Still, having been on the Mindlessness course, I am looking for the positive - the positive is that I got out of doing the silent retreat day tomorrow, yeah, and have to miss the last lesson next week as I'm away, so I'm a double winner. xxx
Really pleased to hear you're feeling normal again...what a relief! I've never heard of hormonal psychosis, but it sounds like a major nightmare. All ok this end ta. Finally feeling a bit more normal myself now the Herceptin has finished. Actually managed to stay up until 10.30 pm this week, a personal best in the last 15 months. Although I think that might have something to do with I'm a Celeb being on LOL. I stuck with 5mg of Tamox in the end. All my hair starts falling out if I go any higher, so i'm working on the basis some's better than none. Re the veg thing, I am trying to eat broccoli, cauliflower or rocket most days & putting broccoli sprouts in a smoothie. My husband thinks it's nuts, but seems like an easy thing to do if it might help. Enjoy your weekend. Hi Delly hope you managed to find out what's going on. xx
Yeah, that about sums it up me crocheting nice little things, like stars and scarves and sweet little polar bears.......and.....Delly making things from a toilet !!!!!! lol I reckon she might be onto something about the loss of calcium thing though, I wonder. Anyhow my teeth are all just FINE thanks Ms.Delly, and I LOL pass on the non bleached toilet chiselled items.
Disappointing you couldn't have this as the headache cause Lesley, that would have been a good outcome really.....what's next in discovering the cause? You know I can't knit.....but seriously have you tried those large ergonomic silicone handled hooks, that are much larger to hold and easier to use I think.
Ha, when I showed my friends (in the flesh and not via photo) they all thought they were earrings too and asked how do you put them on? Have got a pattern for earrings though they are little ball shaped things. Tried crochet Charys but can't get the hang of holding the wool, yarn, wire or whatever (I am cack handed)
Saw ENT consultant today for results of my sinus scan.. He said slight blockage but nothing major, small polyp (squirty stuff didn't shrink it) and bit of bone. Could do op but thinks really will only give me slight relief and at this stage doesent think I should have further surgery. He ruled out the sinuses causing headaches (which I was hoping, then it could be sorted)
Hope everyone is ok and busy doing nice things. I know Charys is busy crocheting stuff for her arts and crafts stall and Delly making dentures out of the toilet she reclaimed from a skip (hope you bleached it, i want pearly white ones that dazzle people when I smile) xx
Charys - Sshhh, . . . I too thought they were earrings until Lesley said otherwise. But don't tell Rubycat !!
Delly, Janey needs house rules for her Newly acquired teenager I suspect. Just what she needs right now !