Hooray for all you stable Mabels - enjoy it esecially when you are on a treatment such as hormones which generally aren't as harsh as some of the chemos etc.
Glad to hear your TMs are stable, good luck with your scan. I was full of gloom and doom before my onc appt on Wednesday as had all sorts of pains in my pelvis that had appeared recently but it seems c was not to blame
Carolyn, We sure know how to celebrate and spread cheer! Do you have Klondike bars there? I love them too!
Stable Mables, I'm tickled pink there are so many of you!! With Springs arrival and all this good news everyone should be floating around in the clouds! Long may it continue!
Janette, You made me think of my mom.When she would come watch my kids she would do all kinds of chores. The ones I didn't get too very often. Like lint out of the tube to the outside dryer vent, scour the bottom of pans til they were spotless, etc. I do things for my daughter too.
Have a good day! FF
Thankyou everyone for celebrating with me, My granny's name was Mabel, never thought I'd end up using it.
I go round and do some cleaning and tidying for my daughter sometimes. She suffers a bit from depression and has chronic back pain and her husband has been abroad for 6 monhs. My son and daughterinlaw came up from Cornwall and helped her blitz the house yesterday which was pretty good! The ironic thing is that a friend now comes in and does a bit of cleaning for me. She says that another person she cleans for goes and cleans her daughter's house. I tend to avoid buying clothes that need much ironing.
My legs and feet are aching something dreadful. Had denosumab yesterday, hope they feel better soon although that's not where the c is.
I have now been on exemestane for 17 months. My next scheduled appointment is in October.
love to all B xx
Hello Janette, well done for being brave and ringing your BCN! I don't think much of you having to do your daughters ironing, though. Mum's, though, will do (almost) anything for their daughters, I know.
Brilliant news, Bon! Such a weight off your mind, and after such a long wait, too! I'm so pleased for you! All hail (?) to Exemestane!
Bonariensis, Oh my I've got my pan lids out again! Bells on my ankles and tooting my horn! Excellent my friend!! FF
Carolyn, Glad you found something to help with your chocolate fix! Yes we have those Magnums! Very dangerous! Only brought them home one time last summer!! Best not even to go up that aisle at the store! Yes I am nervous. I've done fairly well on all my treatments with side effects. The worse was gemcitabine when I couldn't breathe. Some of them were a little tough, but could have been worse. I just feel too lucky sometimes, and get nervous that one of these treatments is going to really bad sometime. FF
Carolyn, Oops I'm a dummy. I forgot what thread I was on and typed you a message on the evermolimus/exemestane thread. FF
Congrats to our group of Stable Mables!! I just got out the pot lids and I'm parading through the kitchen creating a racket in your honor! FF
Carolyn, That's great! I really can't pick much at all or I gain. I should be able to eat more than I do with out gaining. I eat a yogurt for breakfast, salad for lunch or this low calorie veggies soup and a piece of fruit, and I eat a basic dinner. I can change it up a little. Maybe a veggie omelet here or there. A sandwich now and then or a snack, but that's it. If I go overboard with changes I gain. I exercise 20 minutes 2x a day almost everyday. I really am fighting against this weight! FF
Carolyn, I just picked up a few tops. My daughter works at a clothing store and gets a 40% discount at its sister stores. She can get me the discount. Also back in 2012 I was down at this weight. I had paced up the clothes and put them in a spare bedroom. I had got sick and changed drugs and added drugs. The drugs made me gain weight rapidly. I was in a medical diet of 800 calories and still gaining. I finally just gave up. I finally weaned myself off the one drug and started to be able to lose. I weigh just a little more than I did back then, but I'm a little thinner bc of my exercising! I found a few tops and capries in the box that will work. I might need two pairs. I still have more to lose, but I'm stoked for now! The picture I posted with my son is from 5 years ago. That's the size I am now! FF
Hello all, chocolate for me, too, this afternoon! Not quite sure where I will put it (but promise to make a valliant effort), as have just got back from a wonderful Easter lunch at my sisters. She is an excellent cook, and stays so calm (I panic dreadfully when I have to cook for visitors). We are all (took elderly parents over too) totally stuffed.
I have a lovely big egg, which I bought myself, but also made the mistake of stocking up on other chocolatey treats too (including choc orange, Carolyn (well, 2 actually!)), so not sure where to start.
Happy Easter, everyone!
Happy Easter all!! I caved! I bought hubby and I some chocolate yesterday. I made the mistake of going down the candy aisle. It kept calling out to me. I usually only shop the perimeter of the store. I only go down aisles if I need something. We were playing cribbage last night and hubby broke open the bags. They were fair game then! I'm trying to not over indulge, because I'm down 50 lbs now.
(The tramcars on the Seaton tramway terminating at Colyford are half full size. Getting up the stairs requires some agility. A long time ago when our son was in a backpack we had to pass him up the outside of the car)
Moijan Sounds like the journey pictured in the film 'The straight story' where the guy travels across part of America on a ride-on lawn mower to visit his brother.
Katey you've had lots of advice from amazing women whose stories can only give you encouragement. Can't say much more but send youu big hugs
great to hear about your driving exploits!
next time we 5 meet you could drive to Reading lol
howevr, now the tram fom colyford is extnding to Reading maybe you could all catch that?
Hi katey, try not to worry there are lots of different meds to take and I know someone who works in pharmaceuticals who told me there are lots more in the pipeline and will soon be there for us
Katey, I can say that when I get busy and focus on the positive I feel better. It is too easy to sit and mope! Btw I had 10 years between my primary and mets. My mets set up camp in my lungs along with a few friends! It is in most of the nodes in my chest and one spot in spine.
Janette, I didn't know about forums with my primary. That was 21 1/2 years ago. Maybe they didn't even exist then. I never felt the need for support witb my primary. I was under the naive impression that if you got breast cancer you treated it, moved on and pretty much end of story! I knew I f could come back but I thought it was extremely rare. I went on my merry way! Then my happy bubble got busted! I then felt the need to seek, info and understanding! FF