Hi Julie & Carol
I haven't used the 10p this time, had to go for 'out of the hat' between Cloth Ear, Northern Whig, McCrackens and Apartment and the winner is...................
Northern Whig. Hope that suits.
2pm sound okay?
Maybe I should update my photo, this one is pre-fallout.
Shall we meet just at the entrance to the Whig?
Looking forward to Saturday.
Hi Carolyn and Carol,
I think Carolyn the idea of tossing the old 10p sounds great, Carol I thought I'd do the same as you and upload a profile pic, mine was taken last year before treatment , so I look slightly different ,( only change really is my hair ),sorry I don't have any more recent ones . Like both of you I can't wait too meet up ,so I await eagerly
for the details.
Hi Carolyn and Julie
it's great to have another one on board for Sat 21st... as you say Carolyn, the more the merrier.
I have now earmarked this date as a definite in my planner and really don't mind where we go. Any of the places you have mentioned Carolyn would be ones I myself would have suggested.
Get the old 10p out again and i'm happy to trust your decision on this, just name the place and can't wait to meet up.
Ps Will try to upload a recent photo so as you can recognise me!!Will get my OH to do this over the weekend.
Hi Carol, Jules/Julie
Looks like its the 21st then, bite to eat, wine and natter sounds good to me. All we have to do now is come up with a venue. I can only recommend places near my workplace in the Bridge Street area which are 'The Cloth Ear', 'Northern Whig', 'McCrackens'. I've not really eaten in any other places in the City, so further recommendations would be great. Oh I've eaten in the 'Apartment', that's pretty central. There will of course be the Continental Market - Beer Tent,Bratwurst and Gluhwein LOL only joking, think we could come up with somewhere more comfy.
I'm really looking forward to it, hopefully the other girls will see this too, the more the merrier.
HI Carolyn & Carol ,
Belfast on the 21st sounds great too me , food wise ... bite too eat ,wine and a good old natter sounds great ,i hope the rest of the girls see the thread , but if not I would still be keen too meet up with you both ,I will keep an eye out for an update on the thread.
Belfast is fine by me...sounds good for Sat 21st as well.
Hopefully the other girls will catch up with this thread before then but if not then we can still go ahead if that's ok with you.
It will be great to talk to someone local about what we are going through and am really looking forward to meeting up.
Let's wait and see if the others are able to make 21st then we can decide the venue afterwards in case that day does not suit them.
Is that ok with you? It would be good to have a bite to eat, glass of wine and a good chat somewhere that will suit everyone.
When is your ONC appt this month? I hope it goes well for you.
My next appt is not until January so a bit of a wait for me.
Meantime just concentrating on recouperation and have to content myself with that.
I'll keep an eye on this thread and be in touch soon.
I was thinking maybe a Saturday before December would be a good idea, this Saturday is too short notice so how about Saturday 21 November. As for where I thought I would toss a coin (so you'll have to trust me here)Heads Belfast, Tails Lisburn, here I go..........
.................. and Heads it is, so that's Belfast. LOL
As for venue, it depends on what we want, tea, coffee, alcohol, cakes! Suggestions welcome and the 10p may have to come out again. I think sometime in the afternoon to beat the lunchtime rush.
So let me know what you think. If Belfast doesn't suit everyone I'm sure we can come up with something else.
If we keep bumping this up hopefully we will catch everyone who was interested.
Shall we pencil in a date for some Saturday/Sunday, decide a place and hope that we get a positive response from everyone?
As I've said previously I can fit in with the rest but with Christmas looming we would need to decide soon and hope that the rest of the girls pick up on the thread!
What do you think?
I'm bumping this up again and I'm all set for a meet-up, preferably on a weekend, alhtough I could do lunchtime in Belfast during the week if that would be more convenient for everyone.
I'm also not sure how we would go about this - putting details on the thread or by private messaging.
Hope everyone is keeping ok, I've a review appointment with my Onc this month and for the past couple of months I've had every ache and pain going and I'm getting fed up with the constant depressing thoughts in my head. I wish I could shake them off but find it very difficult. Hopefully after my appointment I'll be fine after some reassurance.
I would be keen to go along with any plans to meet up with everyone.
I am quite flexible with my time at the moment as i'm still off work for most of the week so I'll fit in with the rest.
I'm glad you got good news about the lump you found. Don't know about you but I tend to think every little twinge is a reoccurrence. I'm told that as time goes by however that things get a little better.
I would be quite happy to meet up in belfast or Lisburn if that suits the majority.
Let me know what you think?
HI girls ,
I haven't been on for a while, I had wee bit of a scare when i found another lump on my breast . I had an ultrasound scan on thur , thank goodness it was confirmed as fatty tissue and nothing else , although my onco is sending me for an mri as i am having mobility probs with my arm , where my lymph nodes were removed , im still keen too meet up for a chat Lisburn or Belfast sounds great ,not sure how we go about it ,do we just name a time and a place and hope everyone sees the post ,
I hope we can can organise a meetup soon .
So glad you have bumped up this thread up as i replied a while back to a similar thread howver I dont know where it went, it disappeared so I gave up.
I was diagnosed with BC in my left breast in May 2009 and had a full mastectomy in June 2009 in the Belfast City Hospital and my surgeon is Mr McIntosh.
I have been so fortunate that i was diagnosed at the early stages hence no chemo or rads needed.
I am currently on tamoxifen and this will be reviewed in 2 years time.
I live just outside Belfast, Co Antrim and would love to meet up with anyone locally who has been/is going through this experience.
I see Jill has bumped our little thread up; we were going really well for a while there. Anyway, I feel that since there are eight of us at various stages in this rotten journey we could all be of great help and support to each other. I found when I went to ‘Look Good Feel Good’ at Macmillan that I came away feeling great, not just because of the great makeup etc but because I was in a room full of women who knew exactly what I had been through and being able to talk to them was priceless.
I would be very willing to meet up somewhere and have a really good natter. I would suggest maybe a Saturday/Sunday afternoon to suit those who work, and suggest Belfast or Lisburn, although I’m willing to travel anywhere. All suggestions welcomed.
Jill – I’m also a patient of Mr Wilkinson. I hope your mammo results are clear, that two weeks wait can be torturous.
Elaine – Hope your results were the best possible outcome.
TO ANY LADIES WHO ARE IN NORTHERN IRELAND BUT NOT CO DOWN, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US.
IM BUMPING THIS UP....IM AT BCH, GOING TO SEE MR WILKINSON ON WED ON MAMMO RESULTS!
ANYONE WANT TO CHAT?
I'm new to this site today. I have been reading all the stories and have finally come off the side line to join in.
I live just outside Belfast. i am 49 and was diagnoised with early breat cancer in May this year. I have had a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction and was fortunate enough not to need chemo nor rads.
i am on tamoxifen now and the side effects are just starting to show...tiredness, headaches,disrupted sleep- however I feel lucky and very humble compared to some of the stories on this site.
I am now recouperating but find the emotional bit difficult.
It's so hard not to think that every little twinge is perhaps only the aftermath of major surgery and not a reoccurrence of this dreaded illness.
My consultant , Mr mcIntosh, from the BCh performed my surgery and he was brilliant. Will be seeing him this month for a check up and hope to phase myself back to work soon.
I would love to hear from anyone who lives locally.
I also live in lisburn. im 41 with 13 yr old son.
I was only diagnosed with bc last month. had my op last Monday and go to BCH on Thurs to find out results.
Good luck on wed with your mammogram , I didnt no you had too wait a couple of weeks for mono results , as we get our dx results the same day ,unblieveable ,
I Too would like too keep in touch .
Lisburn is just down the road!
I maybe a bit further down the breast cancer route, but it never leaves!! I have a mammogram on wed, isnt it strange we have to wait weeks for results,when at first visit we got the devasting news?
Would be lovely to keep in touch
hi girls ,
I also live in Lisburn . I was diagnosed march 09 ,aged 42 I have also 2 daughters aged 17 AND 14 , I also work in Belfast and attend BCH. My story sounds so similiar too yours Carolyn .
I have just finished treatment this week ,so i would like too talk with others who have gone through the same thing.
I'm not from Co Down but close enough, Lisburn. I was diagnosed April 2007 at age 42. I have two daughters aged 15 and 12 and like Jill I also work in Belfast and attend BCH.
About five minutes ago just before I came across this thread I was just thinking I'd love to be able to talk to someone local who has gone through the same thing, so I'm definitely up for a chat sometime. Maybe we could arrange a NI meet-up somewhere convenient to suit everyone?
Hi Co Down girls,
I was diagnosed nearly 3 yrs ago at 41, im a single mum of 3 kids under 15 from Ballynahinch, bur kids at school and i work in Belfast.
If anyone wants to chat!
By the way,attending BCH
Just wondering if there is anyone in County Down, Northern Ireland. I would like to hear from anyone in this area that has had Breast Cancer.