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GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Ray
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi Catriona,

Hope you are well. I have not been on site for so long, but now finished with hospital appointments and procedures (for a year anyway!) but note you are all communicating through Facebook. Would you mind adding me and letting me know what I have to do to access site?

Rosemary

bonnielass
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi Caroline,

Have sent you a private message.

Emma xx

caroline_m
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi ladies, I popped by the old thread occasioally and then dropped off thinking I had my all clear. Unfortunately that didn't happen but i'm doing ok on xeloda and I was wondering if I could join your Facebook group and come to your meet ups? X

caroline_m
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi ladies, I popped by the old thread occasioally and then dropped off thinking I had my all clear. Unfortunately that didn't happen but i'm doing ok on xeloda and I was wondering if I could join your Facebook group and come to your meet ups? X

RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

We are now primarily communicating on Facebook, so if you would like to join us please send me a private message, and I'll tell you how to go about joining us. You cannot 'find' us on facebook, you have to ask us to add you; this is deliberate policy to keep us - and you - safe.

A little about us - we range in age from early 30s to (guessing!) 60s and from recently diagnosed through to five years NED and all stages in between. We meet typically every 8 weeks for a leisurely lunch in central Glasgow and chat about anything from holidays, relationships and families to treatment options, side effects and anxieties. It is a very positive group, united by a shared epxerience.
RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi Mapie, so sorry you've had to join this club. I will PM you my FB link and if you send me a friend request I can dd you to our group. We had a lovely lunch today attended by 20 people from newly diagnosed to five years NED and all points in between. Hope to 'speak' to you soon.
Mapie
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Hi I have just been diagnosed with BC and go for an MRI on Monday 8 Oct then surgery either 23 or 30 of this month. Would like to join the group if that would be possible as I am finding this difficult even though my family are very supportive and freinds have been as well but sometimes I feel it would be better to talk to others who are not related. I am trying not to let my amily see just how concerned I am as mum is not in the best of health herself and I don't want to worry her to much
RevCat
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Hi Cleokeyo,so sorry to read of your recurrence, that really sucks.

Good to see that Lulu has already replied - and will get you linked into the EBBies who are a brilliant gorup of ladies (some overlap with us). if you ever want to 'go west' you are very welcomes at GABBies lunches and/or our FB page too.
Lulu34
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hey cleokeo

im the EBBie organiser.... If your on facebook you can friend me... My details are in my profile and i can then add yo. To the ebbies group.... Our next lunch is likely to be 13th oct at 1.30.
we usually meet up every month and updates are posted on FB (and on here if i remember).
its always great to have new faces.

lulu xxx
cleokeo
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi RevCat
What a great sounding group you have going in Glasgow! I live in Edinburgh and wonder if you could put me in touch with the EdinburghBreast Buddies. I cant find any info on the web. Hope you can help as I could do with some support having just been diagnosed with a recurrence which has knocked me for six. Hope you canhelp.
All the very best.
RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi Louise, I will PM you my FB details and how to join us. We have quite a few new ladies, so hopefully you will feel wlecome and find support.
Tayloe
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Hi Louise, I'm in the same boat as you with my op on the 1st as well. I've sent you a friend request visa messages.
LouiseR
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi, would it be possible for me to join your facebook group as well please? I've recently been diagnosed, and asm off on Monday 1st for a lumpectomy. Would be really nice to be able to chat and meet up with people who are also going through this journey.
thanks
Louise
Lulu34
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Hiya eleanor looking forward to meeting you xxx
RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi Eleanor, well done for finding the private message (PM) - alas I've been here so long now I forget I ever didn't know the jargon or my way round the site. BUMP stands for 'bring up my post' - or in plain language get it back on the first page of 'latest posts' or the top of the list in its own section.

Hope to see you online and in person and that all goes well with your upcoming surgery.
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Tayloe
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi, I think I've worked it out and now sent your friend request. Really look forward to meeting you and the others.

Eleanor
Tayloe
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi I e been waiting for this reply, thank you. . Is PM personally messaWool pill I find that in my email or through this site?what does BUMP mean? I've seen lots of references to it but I'm not familiar with the term.
Apart from being very anxious and too well I'm feeling great. I haven't had any treteeming yet. I do hope to make the lunch.

Eleanor
RevCat
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Quick BUMP for tayloe in case she has not seen my reply or got my PM
RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi Eleanor - so sorry you have to join this club no one wants to join, but welcome to the GABBies bit of it. Our Facebook group is intentionally 'secret' which means that only members can see it exists. We do this to make it a safe space where we can be honest and perhaps share things that we don't feel we want anyone else to know or think they might not 'get'. I will PM you my FB details and we can get you connected. You'd be very welcome on 6th if you are feeling weel enough, or at any future date.
Tayloe
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Hi, I've just been diagnosed with breast cancer. My operation is 1 October , I'd love to join you for lunch and on FB ,

Eleanor
Tayloe
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi, I'm trying to find you on FB but can't link to it,

Eleanor
RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Quick BUMP for any new peeps who fancy joining us. We communicate mainly on FB but new faces always welcome. PM me for details.

Next lunch 6th October at Soho on Miller St. Please let me or Lulu34 know if you want to come along.
RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Last call for Saturday's lunch! I need to finalise numbers tomorrow. PM me for more info or to join us on FB
RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Just a reminder....

Next lunch is 4th August 1:30 at Soho on Miller St.

http://www.sohoglasgow.com/contact.php


Newbies always welcome. PM me for more info.
RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi Jan, will PM you.
00Jan
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi, would like to join in on FB but dont know how to pm my fb id to you on here (dont want to go too public here)

thanks
Jan

Lulu34
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Was very enjoyable great to see new ladies and catch up with everyone else xxx
Elli
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I enjoyed it too. Thanks revcat. Xx

Butterfly_61
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Hi All,
Thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to next time. I was particularly heartened to see all of you a bit further on than me with normal hair!

Thanks Revcat for organising the lunch!

Can someone PM me with details of FB site please.

Take care all, love, Liz, x

RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

A lovely time was enjoyed today; thank you to all who came along.

The next date for your diaries: Saturday 4th August. New diners always welcome, leave a comment here, PM me or find us on FB (secret group you need to befriend one of us first)
RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Of course Butterfly - looking forward to meeting you too.
Butterfly_61
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hope you remembered to count me in - looking forward to meeting you all.

RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Enjoy the Derby - give Lizzie our best if you bump into her I'm told she's really down to earth and friendly - a friend of mine has bumped into her (not literally obviously) twice at Balmoral and had a good chat!
Lulu34
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See you tomorrow cat and the gang xxx


See you next time A... Enjoy the queens derby.
scottdolly
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi there Cat...really sorry to be missing another lunch....I am staying in London this weekend as I am going to the Queens derby on sat ....I look fwd to coming along to the next one ...have fun xx

RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Just BUMPing this up as a reminder for anyone not in our FB group. It's not too late to decide to come - we are booked for 14 but two have had to drop out so 12 of us due at Soho Miller St tomorrow. If you spot this and fancy joining us, leave a comment her eor PM me and I'll check back tomorrow morning.
RevCat
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Hi Jane, hope you have wonderful hols... then come back happy, healthy and hope-filled
Bod
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi all - won't make lunch this time as away on hols that week. Hope you have a lovely time and look forward to the next one. Jane

Lulu34
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Hey ray hope your dong well hunny hope to see you sometime soon xxx take care xxx

Liz have a great time meeting your new baby grand daughter xxx
RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi Butterfly61 - I have spotted your message and made a mental note to self to count you in.
Congrats on the new grnad-daughter, that's fabulous news.
Are you on Facebook at all? A lot of us and can add you to our gang over there if you like.
Will PM you too!
Butterfly_61
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi Ladies,
Hope to make the lunch this time, will confirm nearer the time.
Don't know how to PM on this new site so chemo-brain proof instructions gratefully received.
I am off to Surrey tomorrow morning (until Thursday) to meet my new grand-daughter, Lucy, born last Monday. Couldn't go earlier as had Herceptin today and I can't wait to see her.
Take care all, Liz.

RevCat
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Wow Ray, well done for finding us on this redesigned site... VERY impressive.

Still on a waiting list for my symmetry stuff - list gets longer and longer and longer.

Really hope to see you soon. Take care.
Ray
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Re: GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hi ladies,
Hope everyone well. Sorry haven't posted recently and also missed last lunch date as recovering from second part of reconstructive surgery. Have now moved through to Glasgow permanently and back online again, although not got round to signing up to Facebook yet! Not sure if I can make 2nd June yet as it is my birthday and I was hoping to arrange something with family, but I'll keep in touch and look forward to seeing everyone again soon. Revcat, thank you for your last e-mail and hope you managed to get your hospital date arranged.
Rosemary

RevCat
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GABBies - Glasgow/Ayrshire/Lanarkshire and anyone else West-ish Central Belt-ish!

Hello All.
This is a shiny new thread for the shiny new forum which will take over where the old Glasgow/Ayrshire thread left off and hopefully better reflect the area we relate to and who and what we are! GABBies is the Facebook name for Glasgow & Ayrshire Breast Buddies
We are a very informal gathering of women of all ages and stages, from newly diagnosed to (currently) around three years post diagnosis, and we meet about every six weeks for lunch in Glasgow on a Saturday. Some of the ladies undergoing active treatment are looking at midweek meets too. Most of us are also on Facebook and we have a 'secret group' there which we use for conversations that perhaps are not appropriate on here becuase of their very personal nature.
We are good friends with the EBBies, Edinburgh Breast Buddies, who kind of cover Edinburgh and anyone East-ish Central Belt-ish. http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/community/forums/your-area/ebbies-edinburgh-lothians-central-east-scotland Some ladies link to both which enriches the mix.
New members always welcome.
Next Lunch Saturday 2nd June at Soho on Miller St, Glasgow 1:30.
Please comment or message me if you would like to come, or if you are interested in joining our FB group.