Ah welcome back Bloss. Hope yr road to recovery is straight forward with no more nurse Rachet's. I'm still eating chocolate so hope you're back to your vice soon xx
Hey Bloss Chick!!
Fabulous to hear from you! I am not surpised that you are sore, feeling like you've been knocked down by a bus but it's onwards and upwards now with two new perky boobies 🙂
Slow and steady wins the race!!!
Super, soft hugs!!
Hey Blossom - lovely to hear from you!
Sorry to hear how rough it's been but hopefully you'll continue to improve every day now and get back home this weekend/early next week.
lots of love xx
Hi Blossom,really great to hear from you.
Many thanks for the info re supplements,I will get some.
Hope your recovery is straightforward and speedy now.
You were much missed!!
Missing your fab posts Blossom, hope that all went well with your surgery. Wishing you a good and speedy recovery. Love and hugs Sue
*Wry smile* at your friend who's clearly an expert in bc and knows the details of your dx, Botty, and then feels it's OK to give advice! What I love about this forum is no-one competes over whose dx is worse than the next person's, no emotion is too much or too insignificant and we can all say exactly what we are thinking and feeling because we all know how it feels to hear 'you have cancer' and in helping each other we help ourselves. The local group was a truly horrific experience and it stayed with me for several days. I can laugh at the irony of it now - when I contacted them to say what had happened and suggest they might want to have a think about how they welcome newcomers in the future they replied with all sorts of excuses and lots of 'we're a lovely bunch, really, always helping each other out'. Er, did you actually read my email?? No sign of 'lovely support' on the night I showed up to your publicly advertised meeting! N'owt so queer as folk, as they say 😉
That was awful for you!
One of the many interesting things I have found from everybody's posts is the similarity of our 'journeys',our emotions ,feelings.I was as big a wreck as anybody else on diagnosis.Couldnt eat,sleep and permanently in tears until the hospital appointment that explained what would happen next.I lost 7lbs in a week(have put it back on now though!)I slowly picked up although it never leaves you does it.
But now we are just waiting to hear from Blossom aren't we.
I'm sorry you had to do all that without online support, HBoobs, but glad you've found us now ;). I went to a local 'support group' last month and was completely blanked by two of the women wearing official t shirts in the entrance hall. Having walked past me to hug a woman who walked in behind me they then walked round and past me whilst not smiling or making eye contact! It was just awful and I stood there, smile fading, as embarrassment and mortification washed over me!! I've had more support from a bunch of people I've never met than a local charitable organisation of real people! Got to laugh 😉 Xx
Hi,Thank you Tat,I feel I know a lot of you already.
It has been a year since my diagnosis,WLE,re-excision,chemo and radiotherapy and Letrozole.
I experienced so many of the emotions that many of you have and wish I could have had the support of you all in the early days but was not on-line then,however even now I get support reading everybody's posts.
i am struggling with the Letrozole but will carry on.I am ok for now and wish you all well.xx
Welcome happyboobs! None of us wants to be here, but I think we're all glad to have found such friendship, info and support at a very scary and emotional time. Have you had an op already? Tat xx
Hi,I have not posted on here before but you have all helped me soooo much over the last few months.I also keep checking for a post from Blossom.We all hope you are recovering well Blossom and look forward to hearing from you.
It's really not the same without Blossom! Her rants kept me amused for sure! Looking forward to seeing you back Blossom! Sarah xx
Glad you started this thread Ali as I was in hospital today and met a lovely lady who had a double-DIEP three weeks ago. She looked amazing and was so cheerful. In fact she was so well, despite being diabetic into the bargain, that I wanted to let Bloss know about it and hope she will do as well too so hope she reads this. She said that after only three weeks she was so pleased with the outcome. xxxx
Yes missing Bloss. I've only been on forum a short time as not long been diagnosed but she was so supportive & gave me a laugh when I twigged what the name was about.
Re: ulcers, I use paracetamol for the discomfort and use listerine 'zero alcohol' at least 3-4 times a day to keep my mouth clean. Only brush my teeth very very gently so it takes twice as long!!
Hi Jan, you're very kind, but I think several months of feeling awful, losing your hair, nails, etc trumps rads 😉 Hope you're getting plenty of walks on the beach, bit bracing today with sideways snow here!
I love the Blossom Followers moniker! Shows what a big impact she's had on the forum 🙂 I'm sure she'll have lots of stories to tell when she's out of the clink. Can't wait!
Wish I could do more, but sending hugs to help get you through chemo, Ali. How many cycles do you have to have?
21 of 33 rads done. It's hard going (feel such a fraud saying that to someone having chemo!), but a new wonder dressing is helping a lot and given me hope I can get through to the end.
Hope you're getting plenty of rest, Botty, and have someone looking after your every need 😉
Take care ladies xxx
The forum's not quite the same without her, is it? Hope she's recovering well and out of high dependency soon. Kind of hope she also managed to throw up over Nurse Ratchett 😉
How are you doing, Ali? xx