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hI carolyn,

just heard from betty's hubby she has shadow on lung so needs to see a specialist ,just told her not to worry as could be one of many things ,i have one on my lung which turned out to be something left from infection,but other one of course is the nasty one ,we will see it off together whatever it is and that's a certainty

 

so you lucky lady ,,living in devon,my son was down there last week but in cornwall ,we have visited all parts of devon i believe through the years ,both north and south and absolutely love both,my dream has been to live in LEE BAY,never going to happen now ,but would love to go back for a visit to all parts ,

you in my eyes are one lucky lady in that respect and i am so jealous of you.

reneex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi all

Very hot here in London but at least work has air con(not too great but better than nothing). It is the train journey home that is really uncomfortable.

Jellytot please don't despair I know exactly how you feel as I still have a little sob every day and feel like I am currently at one doctors appt or another but having just had a clear result from bone scan and CT I am starting to come to terms with it a bit more and be a normal as can be and good to know there is this formum as it gives me hope for being normal for a long time

Wendy x
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Hello Renee
Phew its hotter than ever here today ..I'm in Devon so it's the Riviera of the UK !!!
Your poor friend ..what a lot to deal with but like everyone ..we rise above it and cope.
Poor Mia. ..she is really feeling heat trauma ..sure she will be fine if she can find a cool spot ....
Hugs xxx
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Hiya jellytot
Come on snap out of the depression and SMILE ☺☺..you will still be in delayed shock from the dx and it does take time to accept the new life.
A lot of hospital visits means your life is centred around appointments but it slows down and gets easier.
I celebrated every year as my cancer anniversary ..got to ten ..retired and prepared to grow old disgracefully and spend the kids inheritance ..but on the eleventh ..got the secondary dx ...but hey hoo ..still here to annoy everyone with my daily banter !!
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Hello maria
Hello ..nice for you to join us and post and not read and run !!
I think on this thread we try to discuss sensible things sometimes but also show a bit of daily banter which to newbies joining us will show that we are living with cancer.
Hugs hope u stay cool ...xx
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HijaCarolyn,

much cooler here today ,thank goodness

just had my friend betty who comes tuesday and thursday helps me with jobs i can not manage from my wheelchair ,tops of cupboards ,windows etc ,but not a happy person today ,she went for x ray on her chest and two weeks later sent her for another ,then this morning rung and told her to be at docs surgery at 2 30 for urgent appointment,so she is rather upset ,as tomorrow her husband has to see ,a eurologist,regarding his bladder which is a worry,in itself and also found out her greatgrandaughter who is four and has stge 1 diabetes,so not a good week is she having .

mia seems very lethargic today ,yet been fine during the really hot period ,just keeping an eye on her as not eaten her dinner or treats,so maybe a trip to the vets in on the cards ,we shall see.

take care 

renee

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Hi Ladies,

I'm feeling low today, in 2 days time it would have been my 5 year anniversary of my primary diagnosis, I called it my cancerversary. I used to celebrate this day by doing something nice, this year I had planned a ten day holiday to Madeira with my best friend and our husbands and that has been cancelled because of treatment... I've made friends on Facebook through my young women support group and they are all posting at the moment about being discharged from oncology and celebrating their five year cancer free milestones. Although I would never ever begrudge them this, it's just hard to read as I wish beyond wish that it was me too. I think the heat and non-stop radiotherapy and hospital visits aren't helping but I just wish I wasn't in this pit of sadness. Once the hospital appointments slow to monthly, I think I'll gain new normal, it's just at the moment, all I think of every day is cancer ☹️ xx

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Morning to all,  I hope you are all managing ok with this heat, it is cooler on the coast so I have managed to find a nice cool breeze in front of an open window.

 

I often read the posts on this forum and ask questions when I have concerns or worries and I just wanted to say thank you so much to the community champions/forum members, all of you swoop in when needed offering warmth, support, advice and good humour whenever anyone needs it.   To the lovely ladies too who take time to post their inspirational stories and good news, it truly does give me hope that I can live with this dreadful disease hanging over me.

 

Thats it really,  I just wanted you to know as someone who reads this forum frequently that is a great source of comfort to me.

 

Maria xx

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Hiya Renee
My son's ten year old lab is here today ..he's laid on my bed with the fan...his ears look like he's going to take off with the breeze!
Think he's cooler than me ..just got out shower and such a sweaty betty ..feel like I need another now!!
Keep cool everyone xxxx
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hi ff,

no we dont have a c in our homes ,as far as i know,, not even the brand new builds as both my grandsons have just purchased their first homes and were out on sunday buying fans  so guessing not either.

myself i have a fan ,but that is mainly for my shepherd as she appears to be suffering a little ,yet she suddenly came to life last evening when grandson brought his 12 week rockweiler puppy to visit,as she flew around like an idiot chasing it ,then collapsed in front of the fan .

take care 

renee

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To be honest FF, we rarely need air conditioning, The last time I remember people using portable AC units was 22 years ago. Cold hugs to all of you who are suffering in the heat. I went, briefly, to our nearby town yesterday and it was 10 degrees warmer than it is at home. 

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Hello FF
I'm not sure about other ladies but I don't have a.c. ...to be honest ..not a lot of our houses have it as being the UK ..we don't usually get this much heat!!
My son's have bought plug in a.c. units that are portable to.move around the house.
Got a better sleep last night with a fan blowing on my face ...
Obviously all our shops and offices have a.c. so very pleasant to step inside to when out.
Hugs from a ex sweaty betty xxx
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Hi girls! Curiosity question. I see you all talking about fans. Do you not use AC? We don't have central AC. We have the window units one upstairs one down and use fans to circulate the air. We only use the AC on stinking hot humid days. Very careful of our $$$.

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Renee
I just put ice cubes in dogs water bowl and then when they get hot ..wipe them with a wet towel ...and a fan now !!!
The bigger dogs are suffering more than the little ones!!
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hi carolyn ,

i must apologise for a mistake have  made i stated that i bought my dog rock salt to keep her water and her cool ,,i then came to read back what i had written today and i meant to put rock sulphur ,i just hope everryone is wiser than me and understands what i meant or otherwise must think i have lost the plot.

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Well ladies if you haven't already bought a fan ..you will have to be quick ..just come back from Argos ..nearly sold out ..the world and his wife are all shopping for them ..armfuls of boxes going out of shop.

 

But ..aagh lovely ..I'm all set up now ..might need my cardigan though ..feeling a little chilly !! Ha ha .

 

Stay cool xxx

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Well ladies if you haven't already bought a fan ..you will have to be quick ..just come back from Argos ..nearly sold out ..the world and his wife are all shopping for them ..armfuls of boxes going out of shop.

 

But ..aagh lovely ..I'm all set up now ..might need my cardigan though ..feeling a little chilly !! Ha ha .

 

Stay cool xxx🌞🌞🌞🌞

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hi funny face ,

i have just been for my ct scan and while in the waiting room i was thinking of your daughter and the sayings ,quite honestly would any of us know the meaning of lots of saying's i dont think so as mostly from the older generation ,sez me at 76,make myself laugh sometimes .

boiling hot here still and just not healthy,or not used to it ,i dont know which .

going to eat something now as could not have any food after 10am so a little peckish i think.

take care 

renee

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me too carolyn,haha

just got back from ct scan so now the wait until friday to see oncologist.

take care renee

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On the subject of fans ..just popped to Argos ..nearly sold out but I bought a pedestal one ..it's rubbish and so wobbly so it's going back ..I wanted a tower one so it will be pot luck what's left !!
Phew its hot ...but managed a quick McDonalds with my friend that by coincidence is very near Argos !!
FF. .we say its rainning cats and dogs here but I'm more likely to say "its p......ing down "
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Carolyn, Bummer on the pizza! We don't eat fries very often, but get a craving for them on a Fri or Sat night sometimes. One of those nights every couple weeks we do a "bad dinner"! Pizza, hoagies (subs), etc. That's when I want fries! Most people here use ketchup on them. I love baked (jacket) potatoes especially off the grill when the skin is a little crispy.

 

Renee, It's really difficult to control things that make us anxious. I never heard the "robin saving" ! I wonder if we can reverse it if we put out bird feeders for them and hand materials in trees for them to use to make nests. My trees are going to be colorful with lots of yarn hanging in them!  I like "sayings and idioms"! My daughter took a test in first grade on sayings. It was for trying to teach them the difference in reality and fantasy.They had to write what the saying meant. For it's raining cats and dogs she wrote it's raining cats and dogs. She got everyone wrong. Lol this test came home with a big note attached of how the teacher had never had a student do so poorly on this. My daughter's response to this was we don't use sayings in our house. Poor girl has never lived that down!! She is 31 and we still point out it's a saying.  She had said I knew it doesn't rain cats and dogs but I didn't know what it meant, so I didn't know what to write.

 

Moijan, Fans and AC running full blast!! Very hot and humid! Supposed to have torrential down pours and high straight line winds. Almost every time we get this type of storm we lose trees and power for days. Fingers crossed! Ok, need to get moving and get ready for work. I'm the best at procrastinating!

 

Stay cool! FF

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Just wanted to share about fans...found two very excellent ones yesterday in Robery Dyas! Have tried them both and they are so good I thought is share.. One was a 4 " Usb connection fan...all metal and I found this almost as good as th bigger one and can cart it everywhere! 5.99


190066 The other was A 14" floor fan. 39.99 and its brilliant in my bedroom at night. These made a big difference since yesterday as my house is boiling.

M

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Carolyn..........phew. I'm off to the shop. Wish me luck! going up to 93F today. Ugh.

 

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Hiya FF
Well the pizza was ok ..nothing special really for the price. I think here in UK ..a lot more are falling out of love with chips/fries ..even my grandkids go for pasta and jacket potatoes ...but u can't beat real ones with vinegar out of paper at the beach !!
I googled the boardwalks. .there are very similar to what we call piers here ..most of ours are very old now and need a lot of maintenance but its tradition to have them ...
Hope u get cool ..another night for me ..on the fidget ..huffing and puffing ..try to think if it as an aerobic workout from my bed !!
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Hi Carolyn.

just read your post and had a laugh ,not funny at the time but my late hubby years ago had the hiccups and they went all day long and right through the night ,we had tried every old wives tale in the book,plus modern remedies but to no avail ,i sent for the doc when the surgery opened and he had been having them by then around 27 hours total ,plus was beginning to feel really ill with them ,the doc said he would call after morning surgery around 1pm ,well he arrived about 12 30 and he still had the hiccups when i answered the door ,but from the doc speaking to him they just went as quickly as they came ,we felt such fools ,and quite honestly i think the doc thought we had done it as a prank as he was far from ammused.,luckily it never happened again .i am waiting for ambulance to take me for ct scan so getting all worked up which is normal for me ,the least little thing that is different sends me into panic mode ,i do try to keep calm but never works ,just hoping everything is ok but will soon know on friday when see oncologist,and he may shed some light onto these spots which are slowly spreading

my mum had a saying that if we were having bad luck ,,,,we had killed a robin?? where that came from i dont know ,but if she was correct i reckon i must have killed a nest of them,haha

take care  all you lovely ladies .

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FF at school, our cook calls chips/fries potato products. There was a big campaign some years ago to stop having chips for school dinners so we only have them in Friday. 

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Carolyn, You made me hungry! Love me some Pizza Hut. There is only two out of four Pizza Huts left that we could reasonably get too, the others closed. Only one of the two is a dine in. Lots of them have closed across the states over the years! I love a meat lovers pan pizza and bread sticks. 

 

I love Mc Donald's fries, but love homemade ones the best. You call them chips! In my area if you cut them up and don't peel them, they are called boardwalk fries. They were named after them selling them at the Jersey shore on the boardwalk. The boardwalk is a walkway along thee beach with stores, amusement rides, mini golf, on it. I believe New Jersey beaches and Maryland are the only ones with boardwalk here. If you want to see it Google Ocean City, NJ and Ocean City Maryland, or Wildwood, NJ.

 

Night! FF

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Mo
Most of us are diligent at finding lumps and swollen things but skin Mets are a mystery to most of us too..
I had a warty thing on my leg for about a year and it was growing and catching on my jeans so decided to gp about it ...this is the honest truth ..I phoned surgery and was in a queuing system waiting to get a appointment ...looked down and it had fallen off that minute ..it's never surfaced again !!

Ssshhh .but I've just eaten two Magnums that's all today but off to pizza hut soon for a
Pig out !! 🐷🐷xxx
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Carolyn.......I agree with you about the phew factor tody! Phew! Earlier on I was dizzy with the heat. I went to Wickes........stupid.......and deeply regretted it. Anyway, home now and I've eaten one of little Anna's 'Rocket' ice lollies from the freezer. Her favorite. Well, I'll buy some more for her next visit. Needs must.

 

I hope my post about skin helps Renee. Skin is unpredictable, mets that is. They don't 'present' in an organised way! No leaflets about them. I think BCC should put together even a thin one.  A starting point. They can behave differently too. But I read on here recently that someone's skin bumps disappeared completely on a new treatment. Good.

 

Getting cooler. It was almost 90 in the shade behind my garage earlier on. Hotter tomorrow, so no visits to Wickes! Or anywhere else. I have one Rocket  left.

 

Expert? You are an expert in making us all laugh, Carolyn! Keep cool. Apologies for my typos..........

 

mo                x

 

 

 

 

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FF
Your weather and ours sound the same ..it's gorgeous but phew its a struggle ..I'm like you I have to be covered at night even with just a sheet ...
Up at silly o clock this morning and went boot sale ..stupid as its on concrete and was too hot so didn't stay ...
I expect we have Brazilian restaurants but I'm so dull and common with boring food ..the local pubs roast dinner suits us. We have McDonalds nearby and our local Sainsburys do a nice lunch ..gosh I'm sounding like a hilly Billy with my food ....
Renee
Hope u find red riding hoods post as you will probably find some good advice there ..actually I will flip over and have a read too.
Well ladies ..here's hoping to the luxury of some sleep tonight ..
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Renee......just to say I have posted on the skinnie thread about skin mets. Info. I thought I'd post it there so any other skinnies visiting could see it. It is hard enough trying to find out about skin mets s they are not common! Yours may not be of course...........

 

Take care, and keep cool!

 

mo      x

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Renee, If you go to the bottom of your screen and click on secondary  breast cancer a screen will pop up with areas to go. One will say treatment and medical issues. Then there will be a thread that says Metastatic breast cancer and cutaneous mets. This is a thread on skin mets. You might want to post your question there. 

 

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Good morning ladies!! Add me to the hot, humid sticky, no sleep club!!!!! We have gone from a monsoon and cold spring to fry and egg on the hood of your car weather! There was hardly any nice Spring days. The AC in my bedroom broke the night before. We were woke up by a big bang and then squealing and a burning smell. I yelled to hubby to hurry and shut off the AC. He looks at me and said what was the noise that woke me? I'm now yelling it's the AC and it smells like it's burning!! The man is not good at responding quickly from his sleep. I'm very surprised it even woke him. GRRR to this breaking. Back at the end of summer last year the unit in that window gave out. This unit was an older one that we had in our basement and had used before in our bedroom. Then someone gave us the one that broke in the fall. We had used it for a few years. Last Wednesday we had our son take out the broken one and put this one in. We are buying a new one today. I can't take the heat and humidity with these night sweats. I also need my blanket! I can't sleep without it. Even with the AC plus a fan on, that blanket comes on and off all night long. 

We are going to a Brazilian restaurant for Father's day! Do you have a Brazillian restaurant? They usually have a salad bar and they give you a coaster that is red on one side green on the other. You turn it to green and about 6 gauchos show up within seconds. They start bringing you meat. If I remember correctly there is about 14 selections of meat cooked different ways. They just keep coming unless you want a break and turn that card to red. Eight of us are going so it should be a grand time. Friday night we went to a comedy beef and beer night at a senior center, not the one I work at. I needed the laughter!  Yesterday it was just to miserable out to even move, so we sat around and played cribbage.

 

Renee, Your father's day celebration at a quaint pub sounds fun. I love to try different little places. I like pubs and old fashion type diners. Our kids are into all these micro brewery restaurants. I don't like beer and hubby doesn't like all these new fangled flavored beers, so we don't go to many of those kind of restaurants.

 

Chocolate doesn't taste right since I started these meds a few weeks ago, but I used to love it.

 

I don't know much about skin mets, but I can say I would be freaked out too!! I hope you hear from Red Riding Hood soon. Enjoy your day! FF

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hi carolyn,

thanks for posting i will look out for a reply from red riding hood ,i am so worried about these spots or whatever they are ,maybe bites ,but not itchy or sore ,just there ,and i want to google them but dare not as will frighten myself to death,so try not to go down that road 

 

sleep ,,what sleep?i laid on top of the duvet all night plus had the fan going full blast but it was dreadful and going to carry on by what the forecaster is saying so something to look forward to.

mia my dog hates it but has found a spot between my front gate and the back garden which is shaded until the afternoon son works around ,plus i buy herr rock salt which is supposedd to help and now the pet shop does doggy ice cream,but my granddaughter found a recipe for it so we make it now as expensive to buy .

 

going out today for fathers day ,have lunch at a qauint old country pub then a ride around the outlying villages ,looking forward to that .

 

take care 

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Hello Renee
Happy Sunday to you ..hopefully lovely red riding hood will be reading your posting and reply as she's the expert on skin ....

Well own up ..did anyone actually get any sleep last night? Very hot ...my legs were in and out duvet doing the okey cokey, I had an annoying fly buzzing around and was in and out loo after drinking so much water ...so can feel a afternoon nap coming on later ....
Enjoy the weather though
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hi there ,

ff has a brilliant idea ,chocolate and alcohol ,only thing is since starting my treatment i can not even look at chocolate ,the treatment has put me right off ,such a shame really.

 

i wonder if anyone out there can tell me if they know of skin mets when having B C treatment ,i have small red spots appeared on my breasts and not a clue what they are ,do not hurt at all just there to be annoying,for some reason i take everything in my stride but these are worrying me,

i see my oncologist friday after having c t scan tomorrow so will mention it to him ,i just dont wish to sound stupid and be wasting his time.

 

well another red hot morning ,you would burn even at 7 am in the morning ,the sun is so powerful at the moment,but nice to try and enjoy so wishing you all really pleasant lazy days ,we deserve them.

take care

Renee 

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Well FF that sounds a brilliant idea ..chocolate and alcohol instead of the meds!
Well it's been a scorcher here today ..not good with the heat lately.
Well I've had a very exciting Saturday night ..did the ironing, patio doors open , cold drink and Coldplay blarring loud on stereo!!
But ..it's all done so easy lazy day tomorrow.
Hope everyone has had a good day ...
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Renee, Your pots sound gorgeous! You are doing an amazing job staying active. Your leg experience broke my heart.Then to be blasted with BC after that. Life truly is unfair sometimes and totaling amazing other times. I guess we need to try and concentrate on the good!

 

Babsy, I do believe children need taught the basics and feel comfortable talking. I just sometimes feel it's constantly in their faces. I know it's part of life, but still feel there should be some privacy. I taught my children early and used correct terms. I also taught the. there was a place and time to talk.

 

Carolyn, I found a new diabetic plan. I was doing some research on blood glucose and found out why it's always suggested for diabetics to not consume alcohol. It said alcohol lowers your blood glucose and you could have a low blood sugar reaction with your medications lowering it too. Well why can't I use alcohol to lower my blood glucose instead of medications! It would be more fun! If it got too low I could self medicate with chocolate then!

 

Enjoy your weekend! FF

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Hi Liz

thanks for reply, I've just had my 11th injection of faslodex and denosumab. This is my first SBC treatment and so far doing the job. I feel ok on it and manage to work around 30 hours a week. I do get very tired about a week after jabs, and suffer from horrendous hot flushes which keep me awake at night. It's good to hear from someone else have faslodex, I spoke to the nurse and I'm the only one at my hospital having it! Most probably I'm having because have had all the oral hormone therapy as my primary was 12 years ago with a recurrence after 6 years then SBC after another 5 years. I'm hoping this works for years! It's very doable and I feel ok, so far so good, my hip / groin area worries me but hopefully will hear back from onc, next week.

hope your results on faslodex are good, it's certainly easier than a lot of the treatments. Keep in touch. Bel x

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Hi BJR,

I have secondary bone mets in pelvis, spine and right shoulder. I get odd aches and pains. I have been on Faslodex for 4 months after Capecitabine didn't work. Also have liver and lung mets. Before Christmas I had pain in left leg and hip, was worse when I sat down. Turned out I had a trapped nerve due to mets in spine. I had a large boost of radiotherapy which got rid of pain and am now ok although get an odd twinge now and again. Shoulder is problem at moment. II had a scan 3weeks ago, get results in a couple of weeks. I really hope faslodex is working as I feel more 'normal' on this. How do you feel on faslodex? I have denosumab as well.

 

 

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Hello BJR
Welcome ..sorry you are having pain ..I have bone Mets to hips femur pelvis etc and get some funny pains which I can't explain either.
As everyone knows I'm useless with medical stuff but it sounds like a nerve or something which catches when you move ..I get a lot of trapped cramp in legs sometimes ..
Oh this disease certainly keeps us on our toes ...
Sorry not much help.
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Good Morning All

Up early this morning as worrying, haven't posted for a while, but like many others read this thread on a daily basis, so informative and laughs too.

After my SBC diagnosis a nearly a year ago I have remained stable on faslodex and denosumab, with a scan just a couple of weeks ago, however, I have a lot of pain in my right hip, bone mets are in spine and sternum, the pain is weird, I'm ok walking but when I sit or lie down it feels like something gets hooked up! The pain when I move makes me really jump up as it's so sharp and then remains as a dull ache.

Spoke to chemo nurse last week who said she would email oncologist to review my CT, but heard nothing back! Now weekend and worrying what it is! Any ideas or advice would help. X

 

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Great! redridinghood....yes, im always aware we have many silent readers and thats great! So pleased you are posting tho...so relevant stuff.

 

have just realised we need some hedgehogs in our garden to eat slugs! Like hedgehogs, but we live on a main road....some years back 

I saw one walking across a main road and turned the car round to rescue him, but someone had squashed him! Was so upset!...bit dangerous near us for them!

 

Mx

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When my grandkids were young ..play doh was banned at theirs ..so I had the job of scrapping it off the carpet and table ...and Lego as the mum said it got stuck up her vacuum cleaner or she stood on little bits in barefoot !!
I remember my own son aged about 2 ..stuck a bit of Lego up his nose ( why?) Anyway caused a blockage and we ended up a and e and do u know what the doc said to him...."what colour was the Lego u stuck up yr nose "? As if it was important when he is choking !!
For any of you still reading ......it was blue !!
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Phew so many appointments but at least u r getting the very best treatment ...
I always wandered the difference between pet and ct scans too ..think they are very similar ..contrast and cannula .
I laugh when I think.of pet scan ..imagine everyone taking in their dog or cat in the scan room !!
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So I have a PET scan tomorrow to get the baseline data for my trial. This week I've had 5 rads at a hospital 45 mins drive away, and 2 oncology appointments at two other hospitals. So in a week (inc tomorrow) I will have had 8 appointments at 3 hospitals. I really wanted to rest tomorrow and now I have to go to yet another appointment ☹️ I'm sorry for moaning and I know how lucky I am that we have the wonderful NHS, I'm just so tired, emotional and overwhelmed. It's only a month since diagnosis and still so much to process. I haven't had a PET scan before, can anyone reassure me that they're not too horrid? Sorry for spewing! xx

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Maybe, I've given the wrong impression. I agree our children are exposed to too much, but not at school. We teach them about changes to their bodies in puberty, personal hygiene and the correct names for body parts. Sadly, the correct names is needed because it enables children to talk about abuse. When this was introduced, most of the staff were unhappy but now realise that there is a need. We have had at least two disclosures following these lessons. As for gays and other minorities, we have different families, same love. Again, this is because we have children with two mummies or two daddies and whatever your beliefs, nobody wants a child to be treated badly because they don't belong to a standard family. 

Carolyn, our grandchildren seem to have far too much, although they don't seem to be as spoiled as others. They are very sporty and the two boys are going to America in the summer to represent England in ice hockey. What I feel they do miss is messy stuff. Their mum doesn't like mess so baking and creative art is done at ours. I suppose that's the grandma role.

 

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Hello Renee
Glad u are settling in with us here on the bone Mets thread ...it's busy but it means you should never feel isolated.
As for the hospital transport ..that is terrible but thinking about it ..when I was having my bone juice at hospital a few weeks ago ..there was a gent sat in his wheelchair waiting for his lift home too but he was being spoilt with cups of tea and sticky buns so maybe he didn't mind the waiting around so much!!
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hi funny face and all you lovely people,

when i logged on today i had 17 messgaes from this site ,but when logging on to all seperate i found they were mostly repeats of the same messages so have no idea what has happened there ,whether i have set up wrong or its the gremlins hidden behind the machine.

 

to get back to you ladies ,firstly funny face ,i am no experienced gardener i can assure you ,have just learnt as have gone along ,also since losing my hubby and also my leg i have had to resort to doing away with lawn and laid a gravel garden with lots of pots ,not expensive pots just all black plastic in various sizes and shapes ,i have filled them with all kinds of plants and flowers ,at the moment i have flowering azaleas,day lily's,the large white lilys which are usually associated with funerals,and black cala lilies,i also have daffodils earlier in the year and dahlias ,hydrangeas ,plus roses to flower yet,i do have some trees also in pots ,being a dwarf lilac,a red robin,2 oliander ,one peach and one red ,plus some fuschias that come every year ,

now in my baskets i have fuschias of many colours ,plus geraniums and begonias ,with ivy of various shades added ,then when the baskets are finished i replace the fuschias and begonias with pansies ,and a small conifer for over winter,i like you love hostas ,but being in my wheelchair i can not keep up with the slugs and snails that eat them so do not bother with them now,but i do miss the plants as they are loely to look at and beautiful when not eaten alive,i think most of the plants i have mentioned would grow for you especially the hydrangeas and hardy fuschias as these two appear to grow in any soil .so best of luck .

i am so sorry about your hubby and his foot ,i lost my leg due to vascular problems ,but previousely had been treat for athletes foot for six weeks by my doctor and district nurses,until a new doctor spotted what was really wrong and here i am now,i ended up in hospital for ten weeks as caught sepsis ,and various other infections in the process as they removed my foot first ,that did not work so had it taken from below the knee ,but ended up by having it removed above the knee to allow blood flow etc to work correctly ,quite a traumatic time i can tell you.then had the cancer diagnosis in the same year so 2016 a bad year for me.x

 

carolyn,many thanks for thread to private site ,i will think on that one as i am quite enjoying the bone site you reccommended and thank  you for that ,as such a lot of great people answering on there ,in fact i sometimes find it hard to keep up with who has answered me so sorry ladies if i have ignored you i honestly dont mean to.

 

had a dreadful day  at my treatment centre yesterday as i had to use hospital transport ,and my appointment was for 2 30 ,they came for me at 1pm and i then had my treatment ,was finished at 4 30  and transport did not pick me up until 7 10 so sat for over three hours waiting to go home ,i did query the time and was told by driver ,he was not a taxi so i am going to report him for his attitude to patients ,as just not on ,i dont usually use them as family can usually work around my appointments but one son is on holiday and other one could not get his shift changed so no choice 

 

kind wishes i send to you all on site .

Renee

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I agree FF ..kids get far too much now ..my grandkids have designer clothes ..everything technical possible ..back to grass roots send them down the mines or up the chimneys again to earn their pocket money !! I've got to give grandson money tonight to get his father's day pressy but also bus fare and McDonalds money as he will be hungry whilst shopping !! Ha ha.
Well hope everyone has got some nice plans for weekend ..
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