Maria Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Maria Happy Birthday to you.And of cours elots of love and hugs J xxxx
UTM just because it is my birthday. Thank you Sandra, I love the cake.
Sorry to hear abut your sad loss Heather.
I am still getting confused with here and fb.
I hope everyone is well and feeling happy, I have had a good day, but I am very tired.
Hugs to you all
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Hope you have a lovely Birthday Maria ♥ xxx ♥
Fancy taking the mikey out of my misfortune , you miserable lot !! Why does it happent to me ? Don´t answer that !
Heather , what a lot you´ve had to cope with lately . Is the doc going to send you for a scan to confirm just what the problem is , or is he just going to keep throwing pills pills and yet more pills at you ? Cannot bear the few pills I have to take .
I have to say though , I am much happier on the "real " femara , I can tell the difference straight away , the side effects are quite different . The joint aches are very much worse , but walking and stretching and ignoring it seems to work . My hands and feet have swollen . Some of my shoes I cannot get on , my wedding and engagement rings I´ve had to take off cos my fingers have also gone fat ( and stiff ) the swelling I never had with the generics , but so many of the really unpleasant side effects have gone , so how anybody can tell me to my face that the pills are all exactly the same , well , they need to try them themselves , cos it just aint so !
Well I´m off to the market tomorrow ( no I´m not buying any more trousers there !) Then I´ve got to go to the hospital to change another of OH´s appointments ....oooh goody , an excuse to go into the cafeteria for a yummy chocky donut yum yum , god knows what i´ll have to do to get those calories off !
I think I´d better have a low cal dinner tonight !
Hi Heather, so sorry to hear of the death of your dear friend, as you say she is at peace now. Sending you lots of love and big hugs xxx
hi ladies not a god day today, remember I told you about my mums friend who had the stroke 3 years ago. Well she took really ill last Thursday, I did manage to get to see her, well she died this morning, and I feel so sad. We have been friends since I was 5, there was 3 famlies, Bett who has just died, her sister and their husbands and my mum and dad, they where more than friends, they where like family. My mum didn't have no brothers or sisters so they were our family. They did everything together, holidays, christmas, birthdays, weddings and any family occassion. It was like having 3 mums and 3 dads and Bett was the only one left. While she was still with us I felt like a bit of my mum and dad was still here, but now the've all gone. For her benefit it was a good thing to happen because she as had no life since she had the stroke, she never got out of bed, couldn't talk properly or eat properly, so for her it is a happy release. When I used to go and see her we still use to laugh at all the things that we had done together, now I feel so lost. Just need to remember the good times now, and there was loads.
eather, don't know how you cope with all those pills! those new ones sound really complicated. Lola looks beautiful and are they all laid back and relaxed now having all taken Calpol! glad your FIL is improving, it will be a long process.
Kanga, have you managed to hang onto your trousers today?
I have had a very nice lunch with 15 other ladies off the forum today, they were all younger than me but we all got on really well.
take care Carol x
Hi Ladies, Kanga you had me in tears(of laughter) I can relate to some of your mishaps, but I don't think I have ever lost my trousers lol
Well Fil is slightly improved today, he is dressed, and as had a short walk outside, he said he still feels really weak, but we've told him to take his time. Spoke to him on his mobile earlier, and hopefully if my leg improves were going to go down this week.
I went to see doc again yesterday morning, I told him the higher dosage morphine patch made no difference, in fact it's getting worse. He thinks now it could be coming from my back, I did have a slipped disc, and the bottom disc as crumbled away. He thinks something has moved and there is a nerve trapped, so I now have some more new pills!! I have got to take 1 at night for 2 nights, then 1 in the morning and 1 at night for another 2 days, then I have got to take 3 a day for 2 more days, then I have got to ring him and tell him if there working. I shall soon start to rattle, I take 6 tablets in a morning now, then 3 at lunchtime, 4 at teatime, 6 at bedtime, I am going to end up getting in a mess with them, I have one of those pill boxes that gives you a compartment for your pills at each meal time and I still end up sometimes taking the wrong ones lol
I have put a new pic of baby Lola on my profile, she is growing so quick. She had her first injections the other day, the nurse said she can have calpol now, so if she getts a bit irritable give her a dose of calpol. Well she did and then she was sick, Nikki paniced then and thought there might be something wrong with the calpol. So she had a spoonful to see if it was ok, she wasn't sure, so she made hubby have a spoonful as well lol good job it was ok or they would all have been ill.
Well peeps it looks like it is going to be a lovely weekend, so I hope you all have a good one,
Hey Ladies, Anyone know who these trousers belong to? found them walking up the High Road, didn't seem to belong to (no)body!
No , they were off the local market .......... say no more ! Why am I such a cheapscape ? It must be in my genes , well it certainly was´nt in those jeans !
You´ll be pleased to know that they are now in the bin , he terminado!
Well I´ve had another "Kanga " day .
Woke up late ,it was 7.30 and I like to be out before 7am if poss , it does´nt get light here too early . Anyway , woke with a start and as it was so late i decided i´d have to smell and the shower would have to wait until I ame back.
So Jack and I are off . I´m half way to Alcaucin the village up the mountain , when I think " what am I doing , I´m supposed to be taking jack for a walk " I´d thought I was off to the post office to collect the mail ! This despite the factthat it does´nt open until 9am , and I had Jack with me , I was supposed to be going the exact opposite way , ie down the mountain to the lake .Duuuhhhh
Any way , decided right , drive through the village and I´ll go up to the national Park , very pretty there , all oleanders tinkly rushing streams , but very steep , and can be up to your neck with sheep and goats , which means I have to put Jack on his lead , he´s good with them , but it worries me , some of those rams are big , and Billy´s are HUGE !! Anyhow they were elsewhere to day so we went off .
Low and behold , and believe me it was very low and there was an awful lot to behold ! I´d put the wrong trousers on ( sounds like the idea for a film !) These had been washed , irioned and put with all my other "dog walking " togs , thee was just one problem ................the elastic had gone , and when I say gone , I mean gone , nothing , pas de tout , nada . Did´nt notice at first as I had put my bum bag around me . Weighs a tone , carries all my essentials ie Jack´s treats , poo bags ( Jack ) tissues ( me ) soft toy ( Jack ) mobile ( me ) battery operated fan ( not Braun ) money , keys etc etc .
Then all of a sudden , I was bent a bit , climbing up a very awkward area and I felt a bit of a draft ....then I felt a bit of a prat ....as my trousers fell around my ankles !! I ask you , what a state to get into ! Why does it always happent to me . Jack thought it was a new game , attack the trousers , so there´s me trying to pull them up , and him trying to pull them off , I had to sit down before he pulled me over , sat on an extremley prickly little bush , and prickly little bush was most defiantely NOT what I called it !
So the rest of the walk was not good as I had to keep my one hand holding these blasted trousers up . No way could I take them off and pretend my drawers were shorts , so I had to suffer , but not i can assure you in silence , I monked and moaned and gripped and whinged all the way back to the car , I could almost feel the trees putting their boughs up over their ears .
Oh , and on the way home just as I went to turn into our track , some arse in a black golf ( are´nt they always !) went to overtake me ,he´d been so close he could´nt see my indicator .To add insult to injury he beeped his horn as he went past , I can never find Kangaroo´s horn when I need it , but not to worry girls , I went through quite a comprehensive reportoire of finger , hand and arm movements ............made me feel better anyway , even if OH did laugh when i got out of the car and my trousers fell down again !!
What was that song ..."Things can only get better ".
well done Nell for your utm
sorry to hear about your build up of fluid, would it be some sort of lymph-oedema, best to get it checked out at least by your bcn
Love and hugs to all
and ((hugs)) for those that need them right now.
Am sore today on my mx side and a build up of fluid on my back and struggling to get my arm up..... any ideas ladies?
Love & Hugs, Nell xxx
Hi, ladies, just back from IOW and reporting in. weather not been good at all so not been out of Cowes. there's always something to see, though, even if it's only the Red Funnel ferry and the Red Jet!! watched the Queen Mary and Queen Victoria go out last night. don't know where they were off to but wished we were on either!! just finished reading posts and (((hugs))) to those of you that need them.
will go on FB later, must go and sort some food out!!
Wow I thought I had lost our thread, I had to go to page 8!!!! I know we are all on face book but I still always look on here.
Kanga, what an awful time your going through at the minute, hope hubbys result was ok, and hope you got the answer you were looking for with your oncon. I am glad it is someone like you sorting the tax thing out, I wouldn't know where to start!!
I have been reading on FB what everyone is up to at the minute, and we all seem to be going through the mill one way or another. I am trying to get use to these higher dose patches, the sleeping hasn't altered yet, and the pain isn't much better, but I suppose I have got to give them a bit longer. I still haven't heard from the hospital about my appointment about the valves in my leg.
Well I will go and have a nose on FB
It´s very strange , but so many of us seem to be going through the mill at the same time here . Karen , Tracey , then poor Izzy back in hospital , Heather not 100% Wendy the same , now Saffie has lost her mum . Doom and gloom , thats all it seems to be . Just when we would all like our lives to calm down and to settle into some sort of normality , everything seems to be going pear shaped .
Normally i can find something to smile about , but I´ve had a pretty (Whoops , thought I was on FB then and used a rude word .!) lousy week . Nothing tremendous , but lots of silly little things .
bear with me , I need to get this lot off my chest .
1: Put our forms in to pay our tax here , horrors , gone up 700 euros ! This when as yet I get nothing , and my husbands service pension has to be tax paid in the UK , so all thats left is his state pension . When I quereid this with the firm that does our tax , they explained that they made an error last year , and so now we have to pay that plus this years . Did´nt offer to pay back the fee they were charged last year though ! ..........Memo .Next year find new tax firm !
2: IBI which is like the UK rates . We´ve paid this for 7 years. Then this year back in February we had a demand for five years back IBI tax , our propety , but with different co-ordinates , gave that straight to our soliciter to sort out , paid her , thought that was sorted , got another demand last week , with 100 euros added for interest !! Been up the town hall today and one of the councilors is going with me to the Catastrall office ( tax office , commonly known as "Catastrophy " here !) tomorrow to try and sort it out.
3; My OH has to see the specialist wednesday to see if he has to have , or is recommended to have an operation on his neck . If he does , we have problems with doing the garden 3.500 sq.mtrs plus pool .
4: After all this time , I was finally given Femara instead of a generic letrozole a few months ago , and noticed an immediate difference in how I felt , both mentally and physically . The pharmacist said I could not be given it unless the doctor specifically requested it for me , so reluctantly she did . However , when I went to pick it up on Saturday , the pharmacist said it had been refused . I´m devastated ! Aftre all this time I find a pill thats not quite as bad as the others ,only to be told I cannot have it . I now have to go and see my onc on Thursday , but if he says there is nothing he can do , then I am finished with the tablets , because I will not go back to how it was before . The ironic thing is , that were I living back i the UK , I would´nt have this problem , because so far Femara is still under licence in the UK and you do not yet have the generic versions .Gutted !!
So this is not going to be a good week , I just hope the end is better than the begining !
To all of you , I wish you also , perhaps a better end to the week that you are having now .
Wendy ((hugs)) - totally understand about the mx site/scar. I was "shocked" when I looked in the mirror this morning and saw my reflection - hate it.
(((Hugs)) to everybody else too but a few extra ones more for Sandra, Izzy, Maria, Karen, Tracey - and if you're not mentioned and you need them, just take them; I have plenty to share.
Horrible day here,
Love & Hugs Nell xxx
Hi everyone and thank you for your very kind wishes.
Had my mammogram this week which did bring back such a lot of memories.....
It was the same building where I was diagnosed and I haven't been back since so it seemed quite emotional. However, I kept busy in the waiting room and only shed a few tears when asked to display my scar site! Still can't feel any better about my body.
As long as it's all covered up I'm ok but any instance where I have to undress I'm a quivering wreck.
M.E. symptoms seem to be fading very slowly and am able to do just a tad more before needing a collapse on the sofa. Now more able to sit at computer for sessions to catch up but it does take so much time out of your day doesn't it?
However, I'd rather be typing messages to friends than doing proper housework!!! This is just another distraction!
Agree with Heather that these days are certainly getting shorter....
Off to hairdressers now and then it will be bedtime!!!
Well that's how it feels anyway.....
We've got solid rain here in the S.E. so hoping you've not!
Wishing you sunshine and a lovely weekend.
Take the very best of care,
Loved your story Kanga.
Where are you exactly? My sister lives near Estapona and wondered if you are near?
Hi ladies, well its weekend again, what happens to all these short weeks now were getting older, perhaps the older you get the time goes faster. I have posted on Fb about FIL, it is so awful, just keep trying to support him. He is just really down at the minute, well MIL says he is in bed a lot because he is fed up, but me and hubby think it is because he is really poorly, but its easier to let MIL think that for the moment. He is going to feel poorly I suppose because his blood tests are so low they can't operate, and his immune system must be zero. Hopefully going to see him tomorrow, I have not been feeling to good since I uped my tablets so if I don't feel like going hubby will have to go.
I have said on Fb about the new patches I have to use. I looked at the SE online and it said if I am going abroad I have to let the country know I am taking them, and some countries, dont know which I have to get permission from the home Office!!
Kanga your knicker story made me laugh, your as bad as me flushing things down the loo,I flushed my bosses mums expensive pearls down the loo thinking they where toilet cleaners lol
Well I hope Carol is having better weather than us, it is teaming it down here. Its such a shame, there are loads of fun days etc going on. There is a fun day tomorrow in the village where we live, and the is a steam Fair in the next village. It is such a shame because yesterday was a lovely day, I am still waiting to use my new picnic basket.
Well ladies have a nice weekend whatever your doing,
Wish there was a "like" button cos that it's what I'd do to Kangas post and massive "Thank you" to Carol too
Love & Hugs, Nell xxx
Hi all , and nice to still have you with us Wendy . I think we all thought that once our active treatment was over we would get back to our old "normal "selves , but thats not possible , we´ve changed .
It must be so debilitating for you , having your "good " arm out of action , ME after BC , lifes not fair at times is it . I´ve never thought "why me ," but I do think that there are that many relly vile people in this world , would´nt it to fairer to give them some of the really nasy things and let us nice kind ladies off the hook !
Most of you have read the tale of Kangas´Knickers by now . But for those who have´nt ......... a potted version .
Once upon a toilet , Kanga was sitting having a little tinkle , she had just washed her face and it was a bit damp , so she took her clean knickers and just patted it dry . Then she stood up to wipe her underneath , and lo and behold , completely forgot that she was holding her clean knickers and wiped herself with them and threw them in the loo , immediately flushing it , and watched in utter dismay and incredulity as her Brigitte Jones white cotton M&S knickers disappeared around the s bend .
"Oh my goodness , Oh my soul !"
"There go my knickers , down the hole !!"
Now this has to remain a secret of epic proportions , cos if it causes a blockage , I do not want to be identified as the perpetrator . The phantom drain blocker of Los Obispos . That same day , my kitchen sink blocked , and I was terrified that my drawers had been the cause , my OH would go balistic , I´m always getting told off cos he finds bits of potatoe , or onion down the drain , a large pair of knickers is not going to improve his health or temprement , Oh no . The days of finding any knickres cheering him up , are long gone !!
To me it seems the ultimate cruelty making a girl give birth to a dead baby . I´ve never understood , why she could´nt be put out and had a caeserian . I know it´s a major op , and you should only have two or whatever ( Posh Beckham ?) I would want that , b*gger the scar , the mental scars of labouring for a dead baby , worst form of torture !!
Why are you all bloated Suze ? Is it your tablets , what are you on ? Take someone shopping with you , a friend whose opinion you trust , and see what they think when you try clothes on ,or get loads of M&S stuff ,try them at home and take back what you don´t like . There´s loads of tunic style stuff around that hides a multitudre .....I know , it´s what I´ve been buying .
Don´t worry too much . Most of the cruisers who dock at Gib and come up the town , well some look a right sight ! You think to yourself , "they would´nt wear that at home ." Americans and Germans are the worst , have to say I have a snigger sometimes .
Dress code in Gib . No brand new white trainers
No tiny strappy tops with no bra underneath on
women over 30.
No tiny shorts showing the cheeks of your bottom
Definately , definately , do not wear a sticker with your name on it !!
There you are see , anything else goes . Talking of going , an awful lot of purses go in Gib , the thieves there are world class . Be very careful .
Oh Heather , don´t be so hard on yourself I´m sure you´re not a bit like a badly stuffed sofa . anyway , you´ve such a pretty face , who´s going to look at the body !
For this week ,I .............drum roll please ..........have lost ................1lb !! Think it must have fell down the side of the chair , but I´m not complaining , it´s the first pound I´ve lost in over a year . Oh God , I just hope it´s the start of a downward trend , cos I have put on so much . Carol ...........I hate you .....hope the cake cokes you !! ( thats the bitch in me coming out ! ) Lucky lady , enjoy !
Must go , time for Jack´s porrige .
Lets hope we all can manage a reasonable weekend , maybe next week will be better for us all . Quite a few of our adventurers are having a bad time at the moment . I send you all (((((HUGSSSS))))
Hi, ladies. repoting from the IOW. had a text from Nell to say her internet is down. so, if she has gone missing on FB, that's why.
Bye all xx
Hi ladies, well I went to the docs, he thinks the pain is coming from my hip, so I have got to up my amitriptlyne from 75mg to a 100mg, and he as put me on a stronger morphine patch, now I am 35mg an hour instead of 20mg, and I have to have it changed every 4 days instead of a week. He as warned me though that the side effects of the higher patch are worse, so I will wait to see what colour I am next week !!
The friend of my daughters had her baby yesterday, a little girl, that was what she would have liked because she as a little boy. Her sister texted my daughter and said she was just perfect, just like she was asleep. They did all hold her, oh its so awful I can't understand how they are coping.
Jackie, sounds like your tatties are doing well, dont they just taste so good when there so fresh.
Carol, hope you have a good time in IOW, eat plenty of cakes I bet you will walk them off.
Sandra, your not fat!! I have seen your pics, you look a lovely weight, wish I looked that good.Hope you friend gets sorted, I will keep everything crossed for her.
Suze are you going to meet Kanga? have I missed something?
And what about Sue and the moon, getting confused now.
Well ladies thanks for your kind words, take care,
Hi Lovely Ladies struggle to keep up with the thread. But do always try to read. Heather so sorry that you are still overwhelmed by so many probs go see your GP too sweetie. My sister had 2 still born babies close to term too and went on to have 2 more babies now in their teens but those 1st 2 have never been forgotten Hope your fil is getting sorted soon. Don’t worry about being down on here we are all here for each other,always ((( HUGS ))).
Carol thanks for the info re tatties.I managed to pull up enough for 3 meals and a few extra for a potato salad for lunches. A few were rather large but delicious when lightly boiled. I hope the 2nd earlies and the later ones do as well am so pleased with this 1st try at growing them.
Gosh hope your tests go well and that the Her went OK
Suze so sorry that you are having probs with your cruise wardrobe. I thought from your previous posts that you were a wardrobe mistress for your dance troupe. Do those skills also translate into dressmaking to knock out a few frocks or alter them for yourself? I know time can also be of the essence And watch out for that Kanga can’t comment about Jack but she may well try to stuff a few rescued dogs into your hand bag lol
Love to all Jxx
went to the Nightingale today for my last session of the B-Ahead study. was dreading the bone scan because of the vertigo, nor good at lying flat but she gave me a pillow so didn't get the vertigo, had the blood test and the heart rate check on the treadmill, also weighed and measured. their scales said 63.85 k which translates as 10st 1lb. my scales at home say over 10 1/2 st so I hav'nt put on as much as I thought. more cakes called for!! going down to the IOW tomorrow so will be dragging my SIL out for cake & coffee!!
the doctor is also going to run my family history by their genetics expert ( they have a big family history dept) as my maternal grandmother died of BC quite young so will wait and see on that one.
get to that Doc, Heather, that's what they're there for. I went with a list last time and didn't even get to mention my back problems, was very aware that I was running out of my 10 minute slot.
Suze, you could wear PJs. seems to be a trend at the moment to wander down the shops in your Jim jams, don't know about a cruise though. don't think you would be invited onto the captain's table!
I'm off to paint my grotty nails for my hols
love to all
Oh Heather, keep thinking of that poor lady, having to go through so much heartache.......
As for your legs/hips Heather, get yourself to the doctor, you will make him redundant!!
Besides your bloated tummy, you must be very excited Sue! what is the bloating due to? l'm not bloated, just fat from eating what l shouldn't and doing too little excercise!! can you not deflate?
Oh and the chance to meet Kanga!! experience of a lifetime!!
Wendy, nice to see you posting, hope you M.E. is easing!! if it can? two year anniversary!! wow, hope the mamo goes well for you xxx
Maria, How are things? any more forward to finding somewhere nice for Seba? and when does number 1 son and pfdil come to visit? you will be rushed off your little feet!! l am sure they are all very helpful! even if it is keeping out of your way!! be lovely having them with you for the summer.
Hope everyone else is ok, and if Sue comes on asking you to look for a moon! don't bother getting out of your chair!!
Lady l was in hospital with had an appointment with the onc yesterday, think l have mentioned before our onc does tumour marker blood tests, well hers had gone up, so he did a scan and she has more cancer on her liver, only had one small one at first now she has two large ones and a small one, so he is changing her tablets as they are obviously not working! so everything crossed for her, she is a lovely lady, and we often go out to lunch, she doesn't stop talking!! talk the hind legs off a donkey! wonder where that saying comes from?
Hugs all round to you lovely ladies, and anyone reading!
Hi Ladies thanks for your huggs and messages, think it as just been one of those weeks for me this week. Getting worked up about FIL's op next Monday also. He rang yesterday afternoon said guess what, I hate it when he says that. Well they had cancelled his op because his white blood cells were to low, said they would book him in after about 3 weeks. Then low and behold not 30 minutes later he rang again, the op is now back on, the surgeon didn't want him waiting another 2 weeks so there going to give him a blood transfusion before the op. Daughters friends not had the baby yet, it is so awful. Your poor friend Sandra, and not being able to have any more children.
Suze, I know just how your feeling, I buy clothes and I look like a badly stuffed sofa I hate it. At the monent I cant just get my head round anything, just wish something good would happen, oh boy I am a right misery sorry. My daughter came to see me this morning hubby had asked to come round and try and talk me into going to the doctors. It is my legs or hip I am not sure, the injection in my hip didn't work this time. It is a pain like tooth ache, it just dont go away,I just don't like to keep bothering him.
I might see if I can get an appointment tomorrow.
Well take care everyone, I will try to be a bit happier next time,
Sending (((((((((((hugs)))))))))) to you Heather, what an awful tragedy, poor lady. Makes you remember how fragile we all are.
Also sending hugs to anyone else who wants one. Still busy with work 7 more get ups then it's the 6 week holidays, thank goodness.
Had a very teary weekend (mainly cos I sent for some new dresses for the Suze Cruise) and when I put them on they looked awful with my bloated tummy so ended up in floods of 'feel sorry for myself' tears. I now realise I have a problem as I keep buying clothes by the million and I think it's to try and find the new me or something not really sure, anyway I have to stop before my house sinks with all the new clothes!! Why can't I just wear pj's ???
Moan over, I know other people have more significant problems.
Anyways it's late so off to bed
Hugs Suze xxxxxx
Sandra and Heather that is all so sad it still seems that despite men having been to the moon that we are still loosing little babes. Hugs J xx
Heather, just can't say much! too many memories, l had two friends that this happened to about 30 years ago, sadly one Mum died while giving birth to her stillborn son! the other Mum still remembers her son every day, she couldn't have any more children and it was her first. heartbreaking xxx
More (((Hugs))) coming your way from me Heather; just so very sad. Happened to one of my friends, she had to give birth and then she had a funeral too; just unthinkable and can't imagne what they must go through.
Darlings so sorry to hear your news sending you love and hugs soory had many trys at this but server not working here or FB here goes love and hugs
Oh Heather, that is so very sad. That poor girl and family. Sending you a big hug....you are not moaning at all, talk away. xx
Welsh Girl, you have had alot on your plate...hope you are feeling stronger very soon.
Kanga - am watching this space to hear about your Kanga moment!
G'night Maria, sleep well.
I was on my way to bed, when I saw your post Heather, goodness that is just so so sad. I really don't know what to say. There is nothing worse than loosing a child, and to have to give birth to a baby that has died, its just too horrid to imagine.
Carol, you are right, it is like a comfort blanket here, as long as you just come here and don't go reading all the other threads, that can be just too frightening, I do hope your back feels better soon.
Kanga, I am looking forward to hearing your latest, I have still not forgiven you for not taking that fit man home with you (and his dog)
Wendy, you must be careful which threads to go to too, or you will get into a state, but you are always welcome here.
Hugs to all who read this
hat a sad, sad story, Heather. wouldn't begin to imagine how I would cope with that. you moan away, if you can't do it here you can't do it anywhere. hope tomorrow is a better day for you.
Wendy, no wonder you've been quiet with all that going on
I think all of us are drifting back to this thread, it's kind of like a comfort blanket with a bit of insanity (yes you Kanga) thrown in.
looking forward to hearing about you latest adventure, Kanga. it had better be worth it! diplomatic isn't the first word that pops into my head!!
good luck with your house sale, Saffy. are you moving far?
Maria, you might be right about the water and back pain, but I drink 2 litres of filtered water every day. I think I need to find some excersises to do as I always feel good when I have been to the gym or swimming, but my back seems to stiffen up in between.
Herceptin number 11 for me tomorrow, so at least I'll get a sit down for a couple of hours!
love to everyone
Hi ladies, well I don't know if I have caught Sandras teary week but are full of them today. Had a real sh**ty day, just felt poorly, been in and out of bed. Then my daughter rang me tonight in floods, a good friend of hers was due to give birth to her baby this week. She was talking to her on Friday, telling her they haven't found out what sex the baby is because they have a 3 year old little boy and they wanted to suprise him with either a brother or a sister. Well she went to the hospital today, they have been keeping a check on her because she had a miscarriage. She is also a nurse so she as had plenty of checks. The baby was due this Friday, but she was all prepared to go any time because her little boy was early. So she went today for her last check and there was no heart beat, the baby has died. My daughter was in a right state, how the girl feels I cannot begin to understand, the thing is they have given her a tablet and sent her home to go into labour. They have told her is she hasn't gone into labour by Wednesday they will induce her. It is just so awful to think she has to give birth to this baby, going through labour and everything knowing the baby has died. Life isn't fair sometimes is it, but I think we all know that. I hope you dont mind me coming on here and bothering you ladies, I just wanted to talk, and I am still not sure about how FB works yet. Sorry to moan but I just feel quite sad at the minute, I feel so sorry for them all, I just can't think what they are going to tell that little boy, he is 3 and as been waiting for his brother or sister to be born. Still as they say life goes on.
Love Heather, xxxxxxxxx
Hi everyone, I broke my dominant arm at Christmas (on the ice) which has left my hand really weak with loads of soft tissue damage. Having treatment every week which is only now improving....so any activities using my hand had to come to a standstill! Using a knife/scissors was impossible to grip, so cooking was extremely limited!!! Also no artwork since.....
Did have some lovely holidays away in May/June but came back with a virus and a real collapse with M.E. symptoms which are constantly leaving me aching/fatigued/empty!
So life isn't that rosy and mammogram is looming.....
Two year anniversary is approaching and I've been reliving those early days in quite fine detail...
Recognising this I've come back on the forums in a big way!!!
I do a small amount of activity then have a rest by sitting at the computer several times a day and obviously can't resist a post if I feel it's appropriate...
In the past, I've read more and posted far less as work and voluntary jobs (with cancer charities) has taken up more of my time.
Life does change after BC but it's wonderful to know I can pop back here when I need to and offer support, receive support and generally improve my knowledge of diet/lifestyle choices to improve recovery.
So glad you're all able to support each other still.
You are a very loyal group.
Best wishes to you all and keep on with that road of recovery....
Like you Kanga, I'm at the hospital more and more but with unrelated BC issues. Do hope your OH is improving.....and you too.
Oh Saffie , wish I could say that we were somewhat nearer to selling ! Twelve months and only had about 8 to view, soooooooo many for sale and of coursethere´s so little money around . Tends to be belgium ´s that view , but they want the world !Sick of polishing taps and losing things , which I seem to do everytime someone comes around . I chuck the stuff under the beds and in cupboards , but it´s never three when I come to get it out . Reckon it´s those blasted rats again !!
Saffie , if you just want to come onto this site , as I mainly do . I think you click the top right hand side of the thread where it says "add to my favourits " or something similar , I cannot remember exactly . Then when you sign in , it´s got a thingy for in-boxes and favorite disscusions , click that and "embarking " should come up and you can get straight in here without having to go through latest posts or anything a bit scary ! Well , it´s something like that anyway ! You know me .
Glad FB is sorted .
My OH said I must go the dip`lomatic route ie keep mouth shut !! Not too happy about that , really would like to tell neighbour´s fortune , but I suppose i must let it lie .
I had a real Kanga moment this morning , but I have´nt time to tell you now , cannot believe myself , just what I did . I don´t get better !
I did´nt know you won something for two numbers Heather , what do you get ?
Hi Welsh Girl , you´ve not been here much recently . everything ok with you I hope ? No I agree , we all thought that after the actual treatment finished all would be "back to normal , " but it does´nt work that way at all .
I´m finding at the moment , that if I´m not at the hosp . then I´m there with my OH , gets a bit tedious . I hate the fact that I know all the short cuts around the hospital !! Thats scary .
Have to go now , done nothing for dinner and it is sooo hottt . They reckon tomorrow it will be over 40% . I´m staying in !!
Just sending Kay a message of support for her recent surgery.
Do hope you're being looked after and feeling as comfortable as possible.
I'm afraid I hadn't realised your situation until I read a recent posting on the 'relationship breakdown' thread. Really really sorry to hear about your situation.
Do hope your new partner will continue to support you through this continuing nightmare.....
Good wishes and good luck.
Hello to everyone else on this thread.
This 'moving forward' after treatment finally ends is not always such a smooth pathway is it?
Hoping for an easier pathway for all of us very soon....
Kanga I understand you, I am very much the same (are you sure were not related lol) I am very placid, nothing bothers me much, and it takes a lot to make me angry, but when I go I am terrible. A red mist definately comes down and I just go balistic. I bet I can count how many times I have gone like that, I just don't have a temper, but I hate unfairness. Your neighbour sounds like a bit of an a**Se h**e are you sure its not my ex lol think maybe you should wait a while before you tackle him, dont want to visit you in a spanish jail lol I can really understand how you feel, and it will play on your mind till youve sorted it, perhaps some kind of sarcasm (A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound) I copied the meaning for you, thought that sounded good lol
Saffron, wow you are going to be busy, sounds like your going to have a lovely place when its finished. Watch what your doing though, and dont do to much
Guess what I did today, I had a go on the euro millions last night, checked the numbers this afternoon, all I had was 2 numbers on one line, so I riped it in half. Then I looked at the prize breakdown and you won something for 2 numbers, well I didn't know that. Told hubby what I had done, and he said you sure youve not won the jackpot lol so he said I have got to ring someone so he rang my daughter, my grandson answered, said is mum wasn't there so hubby said 'your grandma as won on the euromillions and ripped the ticket up, its a good job it wasn't the jackpot or I would put her in a home' lol then my grandson gave my daughter such a jumbled message so she rang. I told her what had happened and I was laughing, she was telling her hubby and he'd had 2 numbers and threw it away, he didn't know you won something for 2 numbers, so its not just me lol
Well peeps have a nice Sunday,
Love Heather xxxxxxxxxx
I tend not to come on this BCC site very often - agreeing with Kanga I find it very difficult to hear the newly diagnosed ladies etc going through what they are - it does hit a raw nerve with me too - maybe I am just going through a sensative patch but I find it easier not to read stuff rather than letting stuff dwell on my mind (which it does). I think there is a way of just coming straigtht to this thread which I havent quite fathomed out yet and then I wouldn't have to see posts and be tempted to have a read! I like facebook as I tend to go on every day and it brings up stuff for me immediately so its easy on the eye and the brain! I am getting a bit confused with all the posts on the breast friends though and I think its getting a bit out of hand.
We put our house up for sale this week (had first viewing today) so madly cleaning everthing - even polilshed the taps! The house we are renervating is coming on a treat now - next week having the conservatory build and the week after the kitchen installed - the bathroom is currently being done - so hoping to move in around September time - hopefully by then our house will be sold - so as well as working full time, am really busy with getting stuff and chosing paints/curtains/carpets etc which is really enjoyable but expensive! saffron x
Hi Girls , bit of a funny day today , but loved all your news . Must try again to sort out the emails from FB , it´s just too much !!I will try what Jill and carol say , did have a go yesterday but to no avail.
Met up with a good friend today , she is the person i take over from on Tuesday at the charity , also one of my models for the fashion show . Lovely girl , 52 ,looks 35 , slim size 8-10 .....hate her guts !! So had a bit of a chin wag at the market , she will be doing the new pilates class when it starts in the autumn . Was pleased to be able to talk to such a bubbly positive girl , cos we have a bit of a problem with a neighbour . Wanted to get our track cleaned and tided up , cos at the moment it looks amess , and one of the neighbours replies ............well ! I seem to have touched a raw nerve with my " would´nt it be a good idea ....and it will only cost about 38 euros ................." He´s come back and told me what he´s done here with his own tools for no thanks and no reward ,and if we are going to pay anybody , why not him ?" Really relly upset me . I´m one of those people who is usually reasonable calm , but when I turn i want to kill , and I really want to go for his throat , but common sense is telling me that I must reply in a calm and reaasonable manne and discuss his claims , whereas ." You s** of a w**** what the F***** f*** do you think you´re on about and just who the hell do you think you´re talking to ? Would you like to detract some of the s*** you wrote or do you want me to tell the world that you´´re not really a builder as you claim , but in fact when you arrived her 12 years ago you were actually a long distance lorry driver , after being a hair dresser , and also you´ve never paid either spanish taxes or the local tax sine you´ve been here you w****´s son !!
What a dilemma ? Do I go fro broke , or do I go the diplomatic route ? Decisions decisions ! I think I´ll take the middle ground and just temper itr a little . Actually , although I´m joking , it´s really upset me , I slept very little the last two nights because of this . We are talking about pulling up a load of weeds , is life for him so tedious , cos I know lots of very deserving ladies who would do so much more given life than that useless piece of c*** !
Vickie , I absolutely loved youor poem , thought it was wonderful , but it did bring tears to my eyes .
I , perhaps like a few others , prefer this thread to FB , so glad Maria that you are not leaving us . I think we all who are not working , appreciated vrey much that some of you are having to start back at work and have very full lives away from the trauma of BC , but we do appreciate thet you are not leaving us , despite getting on with your lives . I just feel that you and I , together have been through so much , but sometimes I don´t want to be reminded of just how awful last year was . Selfish , Yes I think so , but I can only do so much , Juli has come on here and like you all , I will support her as best I can and cheer her through her treatment , but I annot cope with hearing the dread details of lots of poor girls going through this journey , if that makes me a bit of a "lightweight , " then I really am sorry , but sometimes on FB it´s so doom and gloom , I just cannot cope and come away feeling so low .
Tomorrow is another day , and i will proberbly feel great , so ignore the prattlings of a confused mind !!
luv to you all