Hi Nicky Beanbob and Helen I had hoped to come today but I am not feeling very with it today I had my denusumab jab yesterday and sometimes it make me feel real achy and fluly Helen I am so pleased your stable. Hopefully we will all meet next time. It's a lovely day so enjoy the trip.
Looking forward to it as well!
If any other ladies in Hampshire with secondary BC would like to meet with us this Thursday please check out this thread and/or PM me for exact details of where we are meeting. You are more than welcome to join us.
Hi Nicky Beanbob
i am fine for Thursday looking forward to seeing you both. Sorry I won't see you this time Helen it's been ages.
The Thursday is fine for me, I luckily don't have any appointments that week. Same place and time as well.
Yes, we must meet up with Helen again so if you have some dates, just let us know.
Take care and hope all is going well with everyone.
HI Nicky, Helen, Mara
It was lovely to see you in January - a lovely bright day by the sea!
Planned Alresford outing - I have been scheduled a scan for the Friday 4th March (grrr). I can make 3rd March afternoon as an alternative - Nicky/Mara does that work for you?
And we need a date that Helen can make too - we talked about Petersfield. What dates work for you Helen?
Hi Beanbob and Helen
It was lovely to meet up on Tuesday and have some good old chit chat - and not all about the dreaded 'C' word 😊
As we said we will try to all meet up again in a place that is easy for you, Helen, to get to, either one afternoon or if you are off work for Easter. Will try to sort this out in the next few weeks then others can join in as well if they would like to.
However Beanbob and I will meet up in Alresford, at Tiffins, 2pm on Friday 4th March if anyone would like to join us. Hopefully this is a good time and place for you, MaraUk, and you can make it? It will bring back some happy, and sad, memories of our lovely Jacqui/swanie who started this thread and our meet ups but who is sadly no longer with us.
i will PM you Mara, anyway to see how you are.
Take care all and hope all treatments are going well.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Tue 2 Feb, 2.30pm Spinnaker Tower cafe at Gunwharf.
Mara - really sorry that you're back on here again - it would be lovely to see you on 2 Feb - can't believe the last time we met up was August 2014!
Nicky - I now have hair again! I'll be wearing a purple jacket so you recognise me!
Love Helen x
Lovely to see you posting but for all the wrong reasons 😔 If you are able to make it it will be good to catch up however I know Beanbob and I will probably meet up again in/near Alresford soon so you can always join in then if that's easier, or we could arrange something in Winchester as that might help? Do let us know how things go with your CT scan, PM me if you want a chat. I had my scan yesterday but have decided I can wait for the results until my next scheduled onc appointment, don't need the stress right now of worrying about it and chasing the results up!
Tuesday 2nd Feb at 2.30 works for me. I will put in the diary and see you there, unless there are any last minute changes via this website.
Great - a plan!
Hello Helen & Nicky and everyone
I would love to meet up with you all again. I can do both dates but not sure how I can get there. I will check and see if it's possible. As you can guess I am sorry to be back. I will know more about treatment by then my onc appointment after ct scan is this Thursday.
Hi Helen. I can do both dates but would prefer the Tuesday and this would give us a chance to check the weather or any extra messages on here etc in case we have to change the plans at the last minute. Hopefully Beanbob can make it as well, if not I will meet up with you in anycase. It will be nice to have a catch up with you, Beanbob and any other secondary ladies who would like to join us.
We're getting there! Beanbob can't do Weds, me Thur & Nicky Fridays so looks like a Mon or Tue is good! Mon 1st or Tue 2nd Feb - I can do either date - shall I suggest the Spinnaker Tower cafe in Gunwharf Portsmouth at 2.30pm on whichever day is best for you ladies? Let me know. Looking forward to catching up with you again Nicky & meeting Beanbob & anyone else who can make it.
Love Helen xx
My treatment day is a Friday and every 3 weeks so it's probably best to say that generally I can't do Fridays that way I don't need to work out which week it actually is on!
I can get down to Portsmouth as that is the easiest place for Helen to get to and we did meet down there last year, very easy to park and enough places to go to have a chat and a cuppa.
I can't do next week as its a bit too soon and I have a CT early in the week but the following week (25-29) I can do any day and then I can do Mon 1st and Tues 2nd Feb and then all the following week in Feb. Obviously I can make the afternoons if that's best for Helen and fingers crossed the weather doesn't change to being wintry as that may make a difference to all of us.
Hope we can sort something out and I'll check back in here to see your replies and if anyone else in Hampshire with secondary BC would like to join us.
Happy new year. We've not met but let's change that! Wednesday's are out for me because of trips to hospital but other days are fine. Do you want to suggest some dates and hopefully others will be along soon too. I am not sure what days Nicky can do but let's see .....
Hi - a quick reply to Beanbob. This forum is yet again not letting me reply to a PM,as it has done before, so apologies and will get back to you once it allows me to, or send me your email address (by PM) and I will reply. Just wishing you all the best.
Hi to everyone else on here as well. Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and a hope the New Year treats you kindly.
Hi Nicky -
Good to hear from you. I hope you had a good holiday. I have also been away much the same time and not checking in.
I would definitely like to meet up.
Sorry for not organising something before I went away on holiday but I ended up with a few more hospital appointments than expected as well as a few extra days having to be spent at home waiting for furniture deliveries.
Other than a few appointments that are always a part of my life now, I am relatively free over the next few weeks.
Do you think we can organise a date and location to meet up before Christmas?
Let me know your thoughts, it's been a long time since any of us met and any new comers will be more than welcome to join in.
Hi Beanbob, hope you are doing O K. I will look out for any other replies and see if anyone is able to make any of the dates that we have suggested, or I've said I can make. If there's no other takers at this point you and I could always meet up a bit nearer to both of us rather than travel down to. Portsmouth ?
Well done for the initiative Nicky. Would love to meet up.
I can do 29th oct and 9th Nov. I have some other days when I could get to Portsmouth for 2.30/3pm (2nd, 5th, 10th)
Hello again. Sorry it has taken so long but I can blame my internet provider for that, grrrr, too many promises and too little action from them. Anyway I am back in cyber land and have had a look at the next few weeks in terms of dates.
The only dates I CAN'T do, due to hospital appointments or treatments, are Weds 4th, Friday 6th and then 12th and 13th - all November dates. Possibly Friday 30th Oct as well although I need to check with my daughter on that one. After 13th we are away for a bit so it would have to be later in the month. I hope we can all come up with a date that suits us all and hopefully meet in Portsmouth if that is Ok with everyone? Please reply, either those who have met beforehand or anyone else who would like to join us.
I will keep checking for replies and post again once I can see what suits people best, please feel free to PM me if you'd prefer.
Hi ladies and thanks for the replies. I'm still off line most of the time but hope to get wifi this week so I will look up dates and give a couple of suggestions. I'm ok with Portsmouth if everyone else is? Will be back in touch in a few days, I hope!
Would love to meet up again Nicky. I now finish work at 12.30 every day so could pop across to the 'big' island one afternoon as long as its not too far from Portsmouth or Southampton city centre.
I'm away last week of October and Thursdays are not a good day (herceptin every 3 weeks).
Look forward to seeing you all.
Love Helen xx
Would love to meet up, I live near Romsey, Hants and I drive so could meet wherever you decide.
Hi a very quick update as I don't have regular wifi at the moment having moved house a week or so ago. This will explain my absence in general from the forum but I'm hoping we can still get another meeting organised in the Hants area.
we have sadly lost many of our lovely friends this past year or so, not forgetting Kirsti who passed away in May (apologies for not posting this information sooner but unfortunately I haven't had much access full stop to the internet).
We would love to hear from any ladies recently diagnosed with secondary BC and who would like to meet up in a relaxed atmosphere to chat about anything at all either related to this horrible disease or not. I know there are a few of us who had manged to meet up who are still interested, Helen and Beanbob especially but it would be nice to meet some new faces as well.
Please post on here if you are interested in meeting up and we can sort a place and time, that's for newbies as well as old hands 😊
I won't be able to make 12 June - it is the Isle of Wight Festival & transport is a nightmare that weekend!
It is more difficult for me to get further than Southampton or Portsmouth for a meet up as I need to tie up trains/ferries - the last trip to Alresford took me all day which is fine if it is in school holidays but I work until 1pm normally.
I would love to see you though so hopefully sometime soon.
Take care, love Helen x
Hello Maggot - welcome to our local group x
Hello Nicky, Kirsty and all
I could meet at 2pm on Friday 12 June. I think Nicky has treatment though on Fridays?
After that i have holiday so I am putting out a thought about Thursday 9th July instead?
I have PMd you - hope you are ok.
Nicky & I had a lovely morning last Monday in Portsmouth catching up - thank you for all the handy hints & tips Nicky, you have really helped me through the docetaxol.
Hope everyone's treatments are helping.
Love to all, Helen x
So sad. I am so sorry for Jacqui and Michelle family.
And, yes, our group is feeling small. I would love to see you, but cannot make 16th Feb. But count me in for next time.
Another lady sadly gone, may you rest in peace Michelle and I am sorry that I never got to meet you.
You are in a better place now, love Helen xx