I was only told to not wear wired bras whilst I was having treatment, I must admit it was probably a couple of months after that I finally started wearing them and it took a bit of time to get used to them.
I dont know if it makes a difference if you have had lymph nodes removed, I only had the snb..
We have got rid of the snow that goodness, it is windy and wet now but at a least there is no problem with getting round 🙂
How are you feeling, hopefully a lot better.
Good Morning Fluffy Ladieeees
Thought I'd add a splash of colour and some extra lovey dovey to my post, as so many of you are poorly
Bethy-Boo - Corrr what babes (cute 'ey!), this is obviously your time now. That's wonderful news on your interview. What is the position for?
Juicy-Janey - Me thinks you ought to pack up work and spend lots of days with your friends instead. Sounds as though they do you so much more good. Bet you wish. In your dreams, hey.
Lesley - Heel wise, there are 5 or 6 different things that can cause heel pain. Much depends on the point or area of pain, when palpated or pressed, and the fact yours gets worse as the day goes on makes a difference to the diagnosis. Plantar fasciitis is more to do with strain to the arch supporting ligaments. If you're still having trouble, I'd suggest seeing a Podiatrist to get the source pinpointed and treated from there. Awww, hope your cold dries up soon.
Claireeeeee - Hecky pecky, chuckywucky, Sounds like the bed pills are the best treatment for you nasty flu. Please tell me what or who your new name piccie is?
DarlinDizz - Mackerel for your eyes, that's interesting. Please forgive my ignorance, but what is AMD? Hey - what was that you said - "oldies"!!
Had a touch of snow yesterday morning, but turned to rain and wild n windy. But the sun's come out here today - yippee. Hope everyone else is okay X X X X
Hello lovey fluffies
I just wanted to share this pic with you all because a lovely friend sent it to me and it makes very good sense
Love and hugs to you all xxx
Lesley, I haven't heard anyone say never wear underwires, just to wait till you're healed, which is only sensible.
Maybe if you have lymphedema it's an issue though, if wires get in the way of drainage?
Good evening lovelies,
Feeling a lot better, well cold wise that is, not so good headaches still daily occurrence, but hey, nothing new there.
Went to the BC support group meeting on Thursday and said how chuffed I was to be able to wear an unwired bra at last, and th3 nurse who runs the meeting (not a BCN) said you should never wear an underwired bra after having BC! Has anyone been told this? I’m pretty sure I was told only not to until I was healed. I was getting a lot of breast pain while wearing those pull on strechy type bras but that seems to have eased now not wearing them so I’m thinking that 5hrybwere putting too much pressure on my boob which 7nderwire doesent. Sometimes I think we can’t do right for doing wrong.
Seems everyone is now having eye problems, we’ll be able to set up our own medical advice website soon xx
Afternoon fluffies. Clair and Lesley I hope you are both feeling loads better and good news Dizzy for Mike. I have been put on a cataract warning (yellowing lenses), which optician is absolutely certain is due to medication "ageing" me! Also it's very quickly happened, as I am checked regularly also for glaucoma, as Dad has it, no sign of any yellowing 12 months previously. She said it could take a while for the cataracts to happen but to be aware I may struggle more with night driving and need more light to read by - deep joy! That said, I'm happily spending some time checking all the seedpackets from last year (can still read them!) and making lists of what to try this year, although I do think I'll be sticking with some old favourites. Only one more year of patience needed and we can try the first asparagus. Hoping to have first purple sprouting brocolli next week though.
We have no snow here but it's cold and mostly rainy, other than the odd bit of bright sunshine. Out this evening for a do with OH's club and cinema planned again for tomorrow, as forecast is so wet and horrible.
Lovely to think I have Monday off, but I need to rethink how I work, as I can't keep the hours down - it's never been 9 - 5 but I need to put my thinking cap on.
OH's birthday on Thursday and have just sneakily wrapped presents while rugby is on. He's looking a bit suspicious, as I normally am glued to tv with him. Not sure it's going our team's way though ...
love to all xx
That was the good thing with me I was already under the hospital before I was diagnosed and they had a benchmark as I had read the same thing and was concerned, plus a couple of ladies on the thread were having problems, but my consultant said nothing has changed and finally, after about 20 years, I have been discharged.
Horrible day here today, it has been trying to snow a bit but fortunately it is too wet for it to settle. Definitely a day for staying indoors
Helena, I'm not too worried about my eyes, I think he went into a bit of a tailspin because I told him my sister had significant vision loss by the time her glaucoma was diagnosed. Every time I go to an optician, they mutter about keeping an eye on something (sorry, no pun intended!) And they say I have to go to the same place every time so they can see if whatever it is is changing. But my pressures and visual field are always okay.
I looked up the stuff on tamoxifen and cataracts though, the incidence is 10% get cataracts on it. Which is interesting because it's mostly going to be younger women who are on it, not the oldies like us!
This one is really taking it out of people, just keep resting and take in plenty of fluids
Sending you hugs xxx
Oh the joys. You could always go to your doc and get them to refer you to the eye hospital, when they thought I might have the start of glaucoma he referred me direct, although nothing came of it, last year they put me on eye drops for a few months, but turns out I didnt need them. At least that way you would be in the system
Good news about Mike and long may it continue xxxx
Clair and Lesley, glad you're both feeling better, this is obviously a bad year for colds and flu.
Janey, hope you've had an easy day today and no late finish.
Beth, congratulations on the interview, after what you've been dealing with you can do anything.
I went to the optician today, saw a new optician, a very excitable Egyptian man who talked at top speed so I'm not ever so clear on everything. But the upshot is I have early signs of cataracts in both eyes, very weak eye muscles and a vulnerable optic nerve (I think that one is about glaucoma) So I have to go back in six months and if things are still the same get referred to the hospital. Long lecture about wearing sunglasses...and eating mackerel. The joys of getting older...
On the good side, Mike's AMD is no worse, so long may that continue.
Yay that is brilliant news, I am sure you will bowl them over.
Oh dont you worry he will get it right where it hurts, disgusting that one person can do that to so many people
Make sure you wrap up well and get better very soon my dear xxx
I am hoping that will happen when I attend my first one, that they might then book me in for the one next year, will just have to wait and see. It is apparently the policy of the QE that 1st one is 18 months after diagnosis. xx
Yes it is 18 months it is the policy at the QE 😞 I have my Onc apt on 28 April and he said if I had not had my mammo apt by the beginning/mid March to call his secretary. I did see him in August last year when he did a physical exam but it just seems so long compared with other hospitals xxx
Beth, that's such good news and I hope they snap you up for the job. Clair, how are you today? Hopefully you are tucked up and looking after yourself. Lesley, glad to see you back, but I think you are right about our immune systems being a bit off and Ann that year has flown by. Hopefully the next 2 weeks will speed by as well.
I had such a lovely start to the week, with lovely friends, but then work took hold and it's been two very late finishes and a very shattered me, so I took today off, using some time owing, and have been out with my friend for the day, which has been lovely and revitalising. Still very woozy by the end of the day, so hoping I get some answers from oncology next week, although I assume I will be discharged to breast screening team. We all do seem to have different systems according to where we live.
Love to all xx
Afternoon all fluffies
had some more good news this afternoon and I’ve made it to interview stage for the job I’ve applied for. I’m so glad I had the results about that lump before the invitation to interview came. So will give it my best shot but I do feel it’s time, and I’m ready to rejoin the rat race.
On an even more cheery note, spoke to one of my previous employees yesterday and it looks like my old business partner is even worse now than when I was there. To the extent that one woman has left and two others are looking for another job. That man will never learn.
Karma is a bi**h though and one day it will bite him on the backside.
Hope everyone is ok
Sorry for absence, been really busy and went down with another cold. Most unusual for me, usually I manage to avoid them but wasnt not fully recovered from the last one and bham, yet another.
Just been cstching up on you all before I head off the the BC support group meeting (think I’m past the infectious stage) fantastic Beth, news, so relived for you. Get well soon Clair, guss our immune systems must be weak After rads and that’s why we are picking up everything that’s going.
Sunny here but very cold so thinks it’s hat, scarf and gloves needed to head out xx
It’s strange how different areas have different policies. I finished radiotherapy last March and had my first mammogram in December. When I got the result I also got the appointment for this December. My hospital are obviously very organised!
There's me, flew in, picked up my birthday wishes and flew off again. Now what kind of behaviour is that - tut tut for Dellywelly.
Thank you Beth and Fee for your birthday wishes.Must say, I'm very fragrant with lovely new chemical free smellies from bezzie. and a bowl of pretty narcissi bulbs for on the kitchen windowsill. Now that's my kinda gardening girlies.
Helena - Thank you for such a beautiful ginormous bunch of cheerfully coloured flowers, darlin. Awwww to keeping your car snug
Beth - Me thinks somethings afoot, can I sense it in the air?? HaHaaaa - Wow, that's fantastic news lovey. Awwww, what a relief for you? Yes it was great of 'em to call. How did the job application go? Am I jumpin the gun there
Grrrreat piccie Rubes
Fee - Hope you enjoyed your Maggie day. What a lovely opportunity to meet some alike women. Gotta a lot of beating, this lot on here though!! I ought to get off my bum and go check out my local one.
Claireee - I hope you kick your cold in the bum and out the window soon.
Dizzy - That's such a shame about the courses for you. Which hospital did you attend down there?
Hi's to JuicyJaney, Ann, Jill, Charyyyyyssss, Lesley, Zoe, Carolyn, bluelayla, Uncle Toms and Aunty Betty's everywhere.
Oh Ann, I felt ashamed to not have know anything about the Royhingya tragedy when I watched the news last night.
Past my bedtime, trying to get earlier. L
Loadsa love to everybody DellyWelly xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I can not believe that on Friday it is 12 months since I finished active treatment.
I am still waiting for my first mammo though xx
Goodness it's quiet here today, maybe we've all had a busy week. Clair, hope the cold is getting better, it's a shame you had to reschedule the lymphodoema appointment. There seem to have been loads of coughs and cold going round this year.
Fee, hope you enjoyed your Look Good Feel Better course, everyone seems to enjoy them. Sadly they don't seem to be available in deepest darkest Dorset, a half day of diet and exercise advice was about it here. But I think it's great to hear that these things are out there, I think I'd take whatever was available.
Janey, hope the vertigo is behaving this week? My mother is a chronic sufferer but is going through a really good spell at the moment, I'm hoping it continues because she's going on holiday in three weeks.
Have a good evening lovely Fluffies
hope you feel better soon. Remember not to do your massages if you have a cold, they don’t want you spreading infection around your system. I double checked that last week while I was in clinic.
Look after yourself lovely xxx
Awww Beth, it must feel like a massive weight is lifted from your body and mind.....everything changes doesn't it with one small telephone call. Great news!!!
Flipping heck it is cold here tonight, just decided to put the cover on my windscreen and that wind is blowing really really cold. The are forcasting snow flurries and ice for us overnight so I do not want to be scrapping tomorrow morning.
Hope everyone is well and keeping warm xxxx