LOL, The coffee table is piled with Christmas presents, hubby decided to use the leaf blower on the front deck! He did finish the deck but set the leaf blower and extension cord in the middle of the living room and went to sleep. If we get out the alcohol it will definitely look like a dorm room. They better all be planning on cleaning up after dinner or this girl will lose it!
Ooh Funnyface, sending you hugs - it does sound a bit S&*t for you at the moment (but the vision of your house right now did give me a smile, sorry!) Grab the remote off hubby, keep warm, and send son out for shopping, including some alcohol for medicinal reasons. Bad enough having all the other things you have to contend with but having a cold as well is just so unfair! xx
hi ff ,
dont feel bad having a whine as you make every thing going on in your home sound so funny ,i know it's not at all but keep cheerful or try anyway,
Thanks Renee! I feel bad having a whine when I know you have it tough. Just need this back to quit acting up! Hope you get some answers Renee and a plan.
Thanks ladies. My house looks like a hospital room. Hubby hurt his back over doing some lifting. He Hastings piled around his favorite chair to make them easy to reach. Son stopped by and he has his arm in a sling bc he tore his bicep and he has this cold too. Lol, he picked a chair and made his comfort zone. I have my comfort spot I call my nest. We all have blankets and pillows, trash cans and tissues. Hubby has the remote! We might have to steal that when he falls asleep!
ff................I don't post very often at the moment........not much advice to give at the moment. But I have read your latest message...........just want to say we are all thinking of you and sending hugs and good wishes. This will all pass. You have caught some sort of cold to slow you down. There's a lot out there at this time of year. Drink your vit C drinks, and try to support your immune system to get through. And REST!! Spoil yourself. The MRI is a good idea, just to give a baseline for that worrying aspect, but I bet it shows nothing! Look at carolyn.......so worried about new pains, but nothing new there. But the scan is the right thing to do. Keep warm, but of course the winter warmth...........central heating........is not the best for our sensitive bodies........too dry. But it's the best we can do. It's important to keep warm.
There you are. I said no advice!! Then I waded in! But the main thing is to send best wishes. Update us when you can. You are a real example to us all.........a really determined lady. But that gets harder when under the weather i know. We all love you! Hugs coming your way! I started my life in the US.........Vermont, then Conn, then Michigan. I 'pledged allegiance' every day and learned to read with Dick and Jane! I have a real soft spot for the US.
hi ff ,
sorry you are feeling so poorly and thinking of youat this time ,i have not been on here for quite sometime as lots of things going hay wire but will let you all know more when up to it ,in the mean time take good care of yourself and get well soon ,also hope you have good news from the scan.
Oh ff, so sorry you're really suffering at the moment. The nasty cold will get better with rest and hot drinks, once that is over you and your body will feel able to tackle the rest.
sending you lots of love and hugs,
Look after yourself and shake off that cold. Hope the MRI answers some questions and your docs come up with some answers. Big hugs Bon xx
I am a mess! First the back issues, next mouth full of ulcers, next cold sores, next a nasty cold, sore throat, raw nose and nose bleeds all while my back still hurts! Enough! I just want to be me again! Just call me miserable and send me to bed!! Had MRI of back yesterday, hoping to get some answers. FF
So pleased for you Carolyn! That is an excellent result, especially that a hormonal alone is working so well for you...phew! Time to break open the chocs bought for Christmas.....xx
That is such brilliant news, you must be thrilled :). You had a long wait for the results so you must have been anxious.
Last time I had scan results (in August) they mentioned a small deposit on my adrenal gland. I didn't even know where it was and had to google it !! xx
Oh Carolyn, that is superb news! So pleased for you! A celebration "drink" and cheese scone in M&S definitely called for! Yay! I know how quietly worried you were, so extremely glad for you.
here it is xx
Srilata, sorry you've had to change mets but hopefully you will do well on fulvestrant, others seem to. As for skin cancer, I have had 7 cancers removed from my face and head last year so maybe we have a similar cancer that goez to the skin. Stay well and stay brave
Hello everyone...yes am on fulvestrant and was very apprehensive as I don't like injections...but these have so far been fine..do join the thread Carolyn mentioned...it's so lovely to have buddy's to Travel with xx
but keep up on this one too...it's a great thread and we all have such fun togetherxx
Glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better. I asked and was told, my trigger finger is nothing to do with my bone mets, but is almost certainly due to the Letrozole. It’s very difficult to be sensible and positive all the time, I got my scan result on Wednesday, appointments were running late and the HCA asked to speak to me, my immediate response was, what’s wrong?? Poor woman kept apologising as she thought she’d panicked me, fortunately I’ve seen a lot of her over the last two plus years and reassured her she’d only have to look at me and I’d assume the worst when waiting for results!! At least you don’t have too long to wait now, take care, Kxx
Thank you all for your reassurances, I'm feeling a little less scared now. Sometimes it's hard to be positive & sensible all the time. Most people seem to think my thumb problems are unrelated to cancer. Still it's a bit annoying as I have quite enough pain to get on with without other bits of me falling apart. Sometimes I just wish for a break in all the pain. The reflexology is good for that, roll on next thursday.
Srilata, I get a slight rash here and there from this treatment. I'm also very itchy on my legs, back, arms. I scratch myself in my sleep and wake up all clawed up. Onc told me it doesn't look like a rash from these drugs. Well, I disagree with her bc I didn't have this before these drugs. Also, I stopped this combo for 2 weeks to see if my back would quit hurting and I wasn't itchy anymore. Back on it and itchy. I didn't notice any difference in my back. My onc said she never heard of back pain as a SE for this. She needs to read! The two weeks I stopped it to see if the back pain would ease up might not have been long enough. When letrozole failed and I switched drugs it took about 2 months for my knees to quit hurting. Good luck! FF
Thank you Carolyn, Dragoncarine and Rosie, I love Thanksgiving. It doesn't involve all the decorating and pressure of presents. The food and company is awesome. I find it very relaxing. FF
Hi dragoncarine, afraid I can’t offer much help other than appreciating how uncomfortable trigger finger can be, as I get it from time to time but not as badly and haven’t needed any treatment so far. I know it’s a side effect of Letrozole but not one of the more common ones, I’m on Letrozole so assume mine is down to that. I knew treatment is steroid injections, as I asked my GP in case I should need any and I heard a doctor talking about it on the radio who’d said the same. That makes me ask, would they use them if they encouraged mets??? I really don’t know but would certainly hope not, or at least they would make patients aware of it.
Sorry I’m not much use and appreciate it’s easy to say and hard to do but do try not to worry too much, do you have any idea when the MRI will be? Btw thank you again for the book recommendation, it arrived yesterday and glad I ordered it. Take care, Kxx