225 when you closed your cottage for the winter and did not wonder if you would ever spend time there again
221 when you only wore your 'best' perfume/underwear/ lipstick for special occassions
222 when you only thought the things you wouldnt dare say outloud!
223 when you had patience
224 when people telling you you look great didnt mean 'oh my god she's still here'!
216 when you used to find things beautiful.... and now you find them almost unbearably so - and you cry
217 when you didn't feel like you'd been reborn and are having a go at life all over again
218 when people didn't say 'How are you?' in such a pointed way
219 when you didn't have to blow-dry your scars as well as your hair every morning!
220 when your car wasn't able to drive itself automatically the 20 mile route to the hospital
214 when single breasted meant one row of buttons in the centre of your jacket
215 when an echo was the noise you heard after you shouted down a tunnel
( actually I have found the Echo Cardiogram to be the nicest of all the procedures I have had to have - definitely not one to dread)
love this thread
2 more cos this is how i'm feeling at the moment
211 when everything you ate tasted like it should
212 when your tongue didn't feel like a block of sand paper
Cavabien............................congratulations you did 201! I posted earlier to say 'mmm who would get to 201'
207 when you actually thought you didnt matter
208 when you could buy any dress you liked
209 when you could buy any top you liked
210 when all the people you chatted too, didnt have a think in common!
205 When you hadn't been described as so brave and an inspiration
206 When you worried that you would lose your teeth before you died
199 when you did not wait until you had been for your next check up before you bought something expensive, e.g. new glasses, in case you would not need them
200 when you did not switch off the light when you took a shower to avoid seeing yourself naked
201 when your hair was thick and curly and auburn (not greyish and thin after months on AI)
202 when you did not hate seeing yourself in the mirror
193 when you only wore your nice perfume at weekends!
194 when you didnt read the small print on life assurance
195 when you didnt buy just the small pots of cream just incase they werent needed
196 when you refused having your photo taken
197 when you didnt post!!
182 When you had both your underarms waxed.
183 When you didnt spend time in the shower thinking of funny posts to thread.
184 When you didnt spend time in the shower thinking of the posts you had read and wondering how that person was doing?
185 When you couldnt be ars*d throwing a party just for the sake of havin a party
186 When your hair didnt feel like a car sponge
187 When your hair didnt look like a car sponge
188 When you didnt say what you felt because you might , oh my god, upset someone
189 When you said what you felt because you had the strength to face your actions
190 When you didnt feel so hey ho, hey ho
191 When you werent a trophey friend(you know the friends of friends who dont really know you but suddenly they are your best mate as it gives them something important to tell all their other 'friends' about your 'situation'!)
192 when you didnt have to be your number one priority
mmmm wonder who will get to 201!!!
176 When you could carry your heavy big new handbag over your shoulder on the side you had surgery without worrying about lymphodema
172 When you didnt have enough pain killers left over in your medicine cabinet to overdose a small country!!!
(mind you they came in handy when i needed a happy sleep)
Just thought of some others 😉
161 When you thought being cannulated was something they did to sugar.
162 When you were happy to have veins that didn't stick out a mile.
163 When you didn't know and didn't care what you're neuts count was.
164 When you didn't have that post chemo body smell - oops maybe that's just me!
165 When you could eat what the hell you wanted.
166 When you didn't look forward to being pumped full of chemicals and feeling cr@p after because it was 'another one ticked off'
167 When you didn't sit secretly in your bathroom surrounded by your needles, syringes and drug paraphernalia and feel like a junkie.
(Guess who's on chemo?)
161 Telling everyone when your next FEC was would have considered rude and too well planned - to all those not on FEC, say it with an Irish accent, you'll get what I mean 😉
Love this thread x
I printed all these pages off for my niece to read as she said I wasn't being positive !!!! I and everybody else I know thinks I am !! so there !!!!! xxx
This is so funny! Defo relate to the Italian Sausage, its made me smile all day.
Can I add
154. When you spent more on hairdressers than hats and scarves.
155. When the first conversation with people wasnt about someone they knew who had a completely different cancer and they felt compelled to tell you how wonderfully well they were doing!!
156. When the same conversations werent about how same said persons hair had grown back, thicker, stronger, healthier, curlier, greener whatever!! As if you could take comfort from it knowing you still had months of hairless.