This thread is very important for ladies going through a really frightening time and I for one do not like to see it being treated as a battle ground. If there are any issues that people would like to raise then it would be far more respectful to do it In private and not across the open forum. Jo
It's been lovely to see this thread develop since it was first created in 2010 and I hope everyone here living with bone mets has found it a helpful and supportive place to be.
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Nature in my lil' garden plays a big part in my life. This year there has been a bumper 'crop' of bumble bees (my fav.) & butterflies, lots of different white ones, orange & brown & some gorgeous tiny light blue ones.....bliss....x
no offence at all,, on the contrary...I was pleased to see you shared your views, which I did feel were absolutely valid. I am of the opinion that none of us, should be trying to influence others around to our own viewpoint. I too found the situation really hard as my drugs have not worked for a year now - and so the stats chat, even though they can’t be accurate - it hit me very hard. It Can be hard to stay positive at the 5 year mark!
I Personally feel it’s important that we do make our own choices...after all, whatever we do will have an outcome...good or other, Which we will have to live with... so it has to be our own choice. would hate people to feel that a cc, or an ex professional(of which, sadly there are many on the forum) had expert knowledge - we don’t - bc is a big minefield. And this forum is just here for support.
Nice to see you posting - moijanxx
Gr8 to see u on t'other side. Drains are the pits!!
Wishing you oodles of get well wishes & the speediest of recoveries...
How goes it in P'vania?? A big hello from me...xx
Rosie/Janette, Happy to see you posting. I'm pleased but very cautious. I really don't believe or can't allow myself to believe it's dead! I haven't told anyone but you girls and my family.Time will tell. Thanks for the well wishes. FF
oh....with me & gardens...the bigger the better but they are hard work, but always, always worth it. My forever garden is very small...a tiny patch in the front and a small area in the back where I have my beloved African hut!! Its sheer delight...
I know so lil' about all these drugs..is 'P' a tablet?
Owing to my tooth, I'll be coming off Denosumab for 8 weeks/more.....methinks this is a tad scary!!
Just popping in to say a lil' hello...I'm really enjoying this rain and my garden is loving it and perking up....have a good Monday....x
It's lovely to read the kind messages to Carolyn in this thread. Sending you our best wishes too Carolyn.
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It always amazes me how readily 'they' whisk us out of hosp. these days....
Thank goodness for the rain!
Bestest of luck to u....xx
I'm delighted to read your news.....& I'm wishing you all the very best for your op. on Monday. How long will u be in hosp.? Hugs.....
oh....& please call me silver....xx
Dearest Carolyn, I can't say any more than Nicky's words, thank you to the funniest, most upbeat and caring person on the forum, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers xxxx
Dear Carolyn, what a shock to read your latest post, my heart goes out to you. I had thought you had been a bit quiet on the forum over the past few weeks but put it down to being busy elsewhere, in the real world. As the other ladies have said you have been such a wonderful friend on here to so many of us, we will miss your ‘as useful as a chocolate teapot’ expression. You have always brought a cheery start to the day (we log on and read at a similar time) which we will all miss. If you feel it is right please do come back on here, even if it’s only to read the messages of support. You will know that we, your friends, are holding you close. Now make sure you get on and spend that time with your family as they are the most important people for you.
I put my thinking cap on.....I've inflammatory arthritis so I'm also under a Consultant rheumatologist. There are 2 ways to attack pain of this sort....anti-inflammatories like Etiricoxib/ neuropathic drugs like Gabapentin...We should not have to suffer pain. I'm in flare at the mo' so u have my heartfelt sympathy....please seek professional advice...& take care..x
I'm sorry you are in so much pain. Having had severe back pain quite unconnected with cancer, I know how awful it can be. The fact that you recently had a bone scan and a ct scan should be reassuring, I have never had a lot of pain from the mets in my pelvis but I did have acute pain a while back because of too much strenuous gardening. I got some painkillers from my GP - that might be a good thing to do - and had arranged to see the onc but it began to improve before I got there so I never went. There's no harm in getting some painkillers and speaking to your bcn. She should be able to advise you what's best to do. It's lucky you have an onc appointment soon so will be able to talk to him/her.
Hope the pain eases.
I have been lucky enough to meet Carolyn once or twice and she's just the same face to face as she is in her posts. I am sad that i won't be reading them any more.
We will all miss you and your support and will carry on holding you in our hearts and remembering how you brightened up our days.
Oh Carolyn, my heart goes out to you. Wishing you all the best - it doesn't matter how long we get - we always need more time.
I hope the dreaded C is gentle with you.
All my love to you and your family
Carolyn.........we’ll miss you. But we are all still holding hands so maybe you will be dropping by to keep an eye on everyone!
Always thinking of you, Carolyn. You’ve given me a lot of laughs! But now it’s time to concentrate on Carolyn for a while.
Carolyn, We are here if you need us! Thanks for always finding a way to make us laugh! You always put a smile on my face! Your advice and humor will be missed. FF
I am very sorry to read your post Carolyn. I know you have been supportive to, and appreciated by, many ladies on here and believe from reading your posts that you will have that support from your family and friends. I wish you, and your loved ones, well. Kate x
I can give you his answer to that one now...his opinion will definitely be no, but to check with your Oncologist. I think because the Onc is sort of in overall charge of us they kind of have to say that! That said my Onc says what did Max Fax say!!
..just to add, I will ask again even though in the past has said longer x
Actually I do have one question. Is 8 weeks off Denosumab either side of extraction sufficient? Many thx for your kindness....
Hi Silver, my dentist wouldn’t do the work on mine so I was referred to the dental surgeons, I was referring to when I had the first signs of infection when I said my dentist was useless, the dental surgeon was excellent. I have my Max Fax check up next week, and if it’s still the same surgeon he is lovely so if there’s anything you’d like me to ask him let me know and I will run it past him...he can only say no! Kate x
When I was Dxed I had mets in L&R pelvis but I was asymptomatic.....guess that's not really helpful.....x
I just could not read & leave. Although I do not know you, I am sad to read your news, Take good care....xx