Long story, sixpen. Whitby. We were the Clampets, remember them on the telly???
Champagne AND cocktails is great with me 🙂
Kate, great to have you on board 🙂
Good luck to us all
Granny Scouse, Nicky & Anne (Sixpen) -- I live in Bolton, and would love to meet you in Manchester for a Northwest Cinderella Day -- sorry, haven't seen your private messages about getting together, so I hope you don't feel I'm barging in.
I dont mind what meet I go to as either would be fine for me. Can I be added to both threads then I can see what date would be best as I live in Scotland?
Cocktails or champagne - cant we have both 🙂
LOL Granny Scouse and India
Think its best if we start a separate thread about North-Western Meet though!
OMG!! I REALLY NEED TO WIN THE LOTTERY!!!
Anne aka Sixpen xx
Great idea to call it Cinderella Day ! ! !
Thanks Angee for starting the ball rolling :-))
Questions - would there be a limit on numbers, if so would it be first come first served?
Fixing a date (or two possible dates?) as soon as possible?
How would we find out about this? General announcement on this forum, or PMs to those who have expressed interest--- or what?
Great news about a northern meet. Maybe the Malmaison would be good for some as it's directly opposite Piccadilly train station.
I grew up in Ellesmere Port from when I was 5 years old. Didn't know about that ginormous Asda you've got until 12 months ago. Never seen one as big!
Good luck to us all.
Hi AnneS and Allie,
I could easily get on at Newport so be excellent to travel together.
Allie hope to see you when all arranged!
Any other welsh travellers out there?
The train that goes to Abergavenny from Crewe is really slow. More likely that I'll go for the direct train from Holyhead or Llandudno which goes via Chester, Crewe & Rugby. Looks like you got plenty of girls to keep you company now.
HI Denio and Alicer,
If I'm able to come - treatment and side effects allowing(!) I'd be getting on at Newport so it would be good to travel together if we could.
Its great to know we could travel together! Hopefully your treatment isn't going to coincide.
My only Hospital treatment is my monthly bisphos infusion and I know they will allow me some flexibility on this.
Look forward to hearing the details.
What a wonderful idea. I would love to come please . I am expecting more treatment soon so will have to confirm when I know the details. I live in Swansea so would be travelling by train . Would love to travel with you Denio and any-one else going from Wales.
I would either be getting the train at Abergavenny or Newport. I have a feeling the Crewe train has to pass through Abergavenny, would you know?
Grannyscouse, we'll leave you in cahrge of deposits and payments then!!
Tracy I think it will probably be mid/late April but will try and get a date finalised as soon as poss
Anne, It is all very new to you and it takes time to get your head around. I cried for months and every now an then I still have a good cry, I can't even explain how it will just hit me wham out of nowhere. I saw on a different posting that you are going to get taxol and avastin or taxotere and avastin sorry can't remember which one. I did four months of hormone injections to shut down my ovaries and that didn't work the tumors grew. I then did a combo of abraxane and avastin. If I'm correct abraxane isn't available in the UK yet. I did my combo for 6 months and then had 11 months off until I had some symptoms. The tumors and lymph nodes were the same but my lungs had a little more congestion in them so they put me on vinorelbine. I have been on it for 9 months and have no problems. I hope the combo works well for you. Funnyface
If I can get a cheap train ticket for the day, I'd like to come from Stockport.
Had a real giggle over this one - Tea at the Ritz. Reminded me of when me and Granddad went a couple of years ago. We'd been invited to a posh do at the Army and Navy Club - another first and last - and, as it was also our anniversary weekend, decided to book tea at the Ritz, as we would have our glad-rags with us. I booked and they took my Switch details over the phone. We had our afternoon tea and got up to leave. The waiter ran (yes, ran!) after us and quietly told us we hadn't paid. I said I had, over the phone by Switch, but he said that was just to confirm the booking. He escorted us back to our table, and there we sat for awhile with bright red faces. Oh, but the embarrassment!!
Good luck to us all.
Thanks very much Funnyface. It helps so much to hear someone still able to enjoy life despite having secondaries. I intend to make the most of life whatever it brings but I'm still reeling from it all. Most of the time I feel strong but then I'll burst into tears but I guess that's natural and it's very early days for me! I hope I can get to the Ritz as I've always wanted to go there.
Anne, I'm 53 and have had mets to my lungs and lymph nodes in chest since Nov. 05. I have been doing quite OK with mine. I still work and enjoy life. I hope things go so well for you. I won't be at the Cinderella Tea because I live in the US but hope you enjoy yourself and make some new friends there. Funnyface
I am in South Wales (Ynysddu near Blackwood)and am keen to go if I'm allowed to gatecrash this party! Was only diagnosed with secondaries to the lungs and lymph glands in neck last night! Treatment not started yet and going to having weekly chemo so will have to see how I am and when the Ritz thing is but would love to go if I possibly can and I know London quite well having lived there for 10 years and we go back regularly.
Anyway it would be good to know if you're near me anyway if you ever fancied a chat.
Wow - getting quite excited about all this now - and I think the title is great, but will not be telling sophie about it, as she will think Cinderella is going will want to come too. LOL
Sounds like we will have a blast. Angee, think said before, but let me know if need help. Is the Ritz gonna be big enough for all of us .... ha ha
Count me in as well plus I think I can get a couple of my other secondary friends to go as well.
Like the name!
Hi fellow Cinders,
I have just contacted the Ritz by email and explained about our Cinderella Day and have asked about a group rate so will let you know when they get back to me.
I think I am ok at the moment but will probably enlist help shortly.
We shall go to ball!
Two brilliant ideas in one thread! Like the idea of having a Cinderella Day (on a regular basis??) and think your idea, Dawn, of letting the Ritz know is also a really good one. Are you ok with the organisation, Angee? Or do you want to enlist some support?
Yes I totally agree with dawnhc think it fab title. I would love to come to the Ritz but feel a bit unsure about making the journey from South Wales, know its not a million miles away but would probably have to make it on my own unless there is anyone else out there wanting to gp and is also a little put off about travelling alone?
I second the Cinderella Day - fab title - how about making sure the Ritz know what the group meet is going to be called and why, who knows they might feel generous - and may be go for some publicity to publicise the plight of those with Secondaries - the Forgotten People. Count me in 🙂
Sorry for the over-long title, I typed in all different titles but brain not as sharp as it could be at the moment and I try desperately to not to offencd anyone by using wrong terminology etc etc and get rebuked! I love Cinderella Day and now I have your email address I can contact you for clear and concise headings!! You are right about being the forgotten BC people so maybe Cinderella Day will stick for years to come.
Princesses..hmm I'd better get the tiara out of the bank.
What does one wear when one goes to the Ritz btw? I'm wearing a pair of jeans, sloopy black top and a pair of monsoon flip flops at the moment..might need some advice!
Sounds good to me and Cinderella Day, well story of my life, as my daughter is obsessed with Cinderella and all the disney princesses, so part & parcel of life for me.
Agree with Kate, as long as carriages don't turn into pumpkins and leave us stranded somewhere will be fine.
Looking forward to all these meetings
That's fine with me as long as there is no risk of my train turning into a pumpkin and you are not expecting me to wear glass slippers!!
Look forward to meeting you
'Trying to organise a day out for women with secondary breast cancer' what a title! It is far too long. I vote that we call it our 'Cinderella Day'.
We are the forgotten BC sufferers;
We deserve to be the princesses for a change (sorry I must be 'catching' all this princess stuff - I get it from my grandaughter);
Everyone else has a day - from no-smoking to garden birds;
We are considering the Ritz after all
As a title it is shorter!
My vote is for 'Cinderella Day' any other ideas anyone?