Hi lovely Sharon,
yes, the hospices are excellent..often better at sorting out pain relief and other bits, than the hospital.and they are good at listening!
thank you for getting back to us, we all check in daily to see how things are going.please keep us posted. Much Love,xxx
I can only say I agree with Carolyn she has put it so nicley. So many have found the hospices so helpful at least they have your interest at heart.
Sending loads of cyber ((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))) and love xxx
I agree with Carolyn. I can't see a problem. As Carolyn says keep an eye for breaks in skin etc and ensure you use TCP Savon or similar if necessary. As for the massage I think that as it's your legs it should be ok, sometimes we're advised not to have massage on our operated side but thats upper body so....enjoy! xx
Yes Sharon, how is it going? Hopefully you have been doing some lovely things and that is why we havent heard from you? We are all thinking about you and batting your corner.
Hi Bonariensis, sorry to burst your friends bubble...am sure she felt very comforted thinking that, but alcohol is a diuretic! i love alcohol, but....as I keep getting ? Uti's I am avoiding alcohol as it and caffiene irritate the bladder, as well as being diuretics.
as for not drinking after 6 pm, that may hold some merit, but on chemo I have to keep my fluids up, so im always drinking water etc, late in the day.
oh, and one more tip ladies..look this up if you dont believe me....the brain shrinks, so we need water to ensure it doesnt shrink too much..can feel dizzy etc. when im bell ringing, I drink extra water to give my chemo brain a chance to function better.
spect ive P'd you all off now😦
Hi all I was told by a friend who said she had a glass of wine at lunchtime if she'd got meetings all afternoon that having a glass of wine STOPPED you peeing so much and my experience has been (although it might just be wishful thinking) that this might be true. xx
Evening ladies, I'm also a night time pidller!! And I don't drink after 6 either, it drives me potty!
I'm jumping on the flu jab wagon, not with the trots though, I'm starting with ANOTHER cold, I've not been right since I had it done around 5 weeks ago. I've had tons of vitamin C today and have started taking echinacea too. It's my birthday next week and we are off to the Lake District at the weekend, if this cold hasn't gone I'll be sooooo mad! 😡😡😡
Hope your all okay. Sending a shout out to Sharon (((())))
Hugs Janette xxxx
Carolyn, if not drinking after 6pm doesnt help with the nightime visits you may as well have another glass of wine.....and a bit more chocolate. I love your new healthy regime!! x
It's BANG BANG in my neighborhood until at least a week after New Year. Hate it. Thankfully neither of my two dogs are afraid. One does not like them but tolerates the noise. The other barks like a madman (maddog?) at every loud bang.
Tired all the time now because the Anastrazole makes me get up at least six or seven times a night to wee. If I didn't I'd literally wet the bed ... not very nice. Letrozole did it to me too ... but with the added SE of heart palpitations. I'll just have to live with it ... but combined with getting up to wee and my dog barking at ever blast I'm not likely to get much sleep until mid January!
Oh Jultz sorry about the tum. i must admit the flu jab makes me feel ill when ive had it, so I dont tend to bother,
scrambled eggs, stewed apple can help with diarhoea. (I would avoid chocolate)I do hope you feel better soonxx
Carolyn, sorry to read hubby is bad again - he's being put through the mill lately! Hope he is better soon.
Yes, bonariensis, the CT scan appointment arrived in the post yesterday. If it hadn't come I was going to ring my Oncs secretary on Monday. As it happens, I will still ring her to ask for a copy of the report from my last Onc appointment. She is supposed to send me a copy every time, but she usually forgets. It's so annoying as I have to ring each time. The CT scan is for Friday, 11th Nov, so still some time, but it means I will have to wait ages for thevresults again, I expect.
Re.the fire - will check out Arty Stuff thread!
Hi Racer Waiting seems to be a big part of all of this whether at the clinic or for results. How can i say try not to worry. All i can say is distract yourself with as many good things as you can and take each day, each hour at a time. B xx
Hi Racer, you poor thing. I hope everything works out.
sounds as if you are very brave too, my word!
yes i think honesty with the kids is best, they can cope with it generally.
lots of love
We were so lucky to be spared the Cathedral and the close during the war. Not for want of trying, though! We also lost so much the the planners that could have been saved - Bedford Circus was supposed to have been lovely. Apparently it could easily have been saved as it wasn't that badly damaged. City planners have so much to answer for, although Exeter didn't suffer quite so much as Plymouth - so ugly now (in my opinion - hope I don't offend any Plymothians on here!).
Hugs to all. Barton.x
Ps - sorry to turn this into a news/architectural thread!
Yes it's sad. The cathedral close is the heart of Exeter, particularly as so much of the old city disappeared in WW2.
Yes, Carolyn - so sad about The Royal Clarence! I think they recently did it up, too! The insurance claim is going to be horrendous! The shape of Exeter city centre has now changed forever - even if they rebuild to the same look out front, everyone will know it's fake. Was going up town this morning, but someone told me all the buses are stopping near the parcel office - too long a walk in each direction for me, so have postponed visit. Nothing urgent wanted, luckily.
hope things feel brighter and you have a peaceful werkend.
suskak, Natalie has a point..I used to come away from the dr thinking ooh, forgot to ask that! Now i note stuff on the ipad and just hand it over...my writing is very poor!
Waffles....am still not that oh fey with the meanings of. The two types of mets, but lovely onc. Said it was good that more were now sclerotic. So I have to trust him on thatxxx
I dont get a lot of bone pain, apart from my ribs, one apparently has a fracture which might be due to metastases or radiation...anyway they can be painful and catch me out. My knees are both past their sell by date, but thats not new!
Bernie, sorry to hear about yor scan results but keeping everything crossed that your clear everywhere else.
cant really add to what the others have said.....we are all here for you. x
Hi Bernie, Sorry that you have to be here but you'll have seen that you are not on your own and that there is a lot to hope for. My children are older but it was still hard telling them, particularly my daughter who suffers with depression from time to time. But she was supportive, did a lot of googling and told me things I ought to know. Around the time of diagnosis there was only so much googling I could cope with at once. We manage to look after each other. I hope you have finished with bad news for the time being. Enjoy tomorrow with your daughter. B xx
Yes Bernie and Jule, my onc said they were initially lytic but now sclerotic. He says sclerotic better as bones stronger.l an apparent improvement whilst on zo eta!
i promised Waffles. Id ask.. And the onc went off to look at my last ct. which apparently showed the change.
he initially was thrown at my question, but i told him we were all ganging up on the oncs and wanted to know. He was fine about it...I like my onc very much.
well done Waffles!
Bernie, im not a mum, but I do know from others that children hate having info kept from them, so maybe we worry too much about protecting them? Recently the converse happened, a friends daughter didnt tell him she was expecting her second child, when he was dying....she now regrets he didnt know he was going to be a grabddad again...maybe tne communication between parent and child has value xx
Bernie, just adding my welcome to everyone elses. Sorry you have had to join us, but you seem to have found the right thread! Everyone here is very welcoming, and you can come here to rant at any time, and someone will be along shortly with tea and bisciuts (virtual, I'm afraid), and plenty of sympathy and good advice. There are many very wise and knowledgeable ladies here.
Good luck, and best wishes.