Horrible for you as I guess they can't move ahead with the breast surgery plans until the endoscopy results are through?
I used to queue for Wimbledon tickets too back in the day. Being in the queue was part of the fun wasn't it as everyone chatted to each other and the sellers came round with all their bits and bobs and nice cold drinks. I've been very lucky with the ballot though and had tickets every year, I even got to see that epic Federer vs Nadal final in 2008. Was hoarse by the time I eventually got home at close to midnight!
You're right about the job thing, I would definitely prefer something without the travel. I've realised over the last few weeks how wonderful it is not to feel tired the whole time, hence having enough energy to decorate and be out and about. Not sure I'd realised just how tired I was as it just becomes normal after years and years of it and I'm keen to hang on to this new found energy level.
Have a lovely time in Harrogate, should be beautiful in this gorgeous weather
Glad you're OK Pandorra, hope your house move goes OK too and good news about being discharged from one lot of Oncologists at least!
How are you doing Francine? Any news on the medical front or still waiting? Seems to be taking an age so must be torture for you. Still happy with your new car?
I'm a huge tennis fan so this is my favourite time of year. Match with Brown & Nadal yesterday was gripping wasn't it, even for people who don't normally watch the tennis apparently (I'm a Nadal fan so phone was going like crazy last night as friends and family phoned to commiserate with his (my) loss ). This is the first time in years that I haven't actually gone to Wimbledon but they usually involve very long days and I almost always come back with a sunburn however careful I am with the sun protection so thought it was wise to give it a miss just this once. Been doing more house maintenance things (well, decorating old watering cans actually ) and more 'meet & greets' with my agencies and have a couple of interviews to prepare for although can't say I'm keen on either of the two jobs as they both involve a lot of travel and I would much prefer to come home every night. But life is still good and every day I feel grateful to be here and am enjoying the small pleasures on offer.
Love to all
Hi girls, been missing you all but so much going on as moving in a couple of weeks! Great idea Sharon to move us here as I would hate to lose touch with everyone. So, been catching up on your threads and hope all going ok. I have been discharged also Sharon from my Oncologist, saw them last week and all ok other than boob still lumpy on scar, but apparently willvtake some while for pain free! I have my next appointment with my surgeon, feb 26th, which I received ages back and will be called for routine mamo for December and then see him Feb. So, now waiting for invitation to Moving On, think Sharon did that one, and need to get some exercising going. Been told the best is walking, for body and mind so that is what I need to start. Anastrozole seems to be ok but I think I have put on a little weight, although Onc said it wasn't probably too much chocolate and crisps! Don't like chocolate so it must be the 1 packet of crisps I allow my self. Must be honest though, since this has all happened, I virtually stopped all my exercices cause I was so fed up and also not good when you have pain. Anyway, good you have had your appointment Sharon, but sounds typical mix up. We can all remind one another when we are due for mamos. Always something to discuss. So my special ladies, thinking of you all wish you were here and you could help me pack! Lol xxxxxxxx
Hi All Brilliant news Francine - red sporty car and clea Bracs. Just hope thta everything will work out for you as well
Totally exhausted here, breaking a new dog in is hard work, she's not really house trained(getting there) and has had a sad life we think. She seems to us so much happier already though I think she will always be nervy. OH has been coming fro walks with us, he thinks she's wonderful (says he hates dogs HUH!!!) Picking things up really quickly though (including any shoes that don't have feet in them)
Had bad news though, my lovely niece - 36 yrs- had had an abcess on her breast (found thanks to me) and although it has healed has just been told she needs mammogram as a possibilty of Pagets disease - feel like crying - 2 lovely little girls and her rotten husband left her earlier this year.
Please , please someone make it not so
Having some ice cold chardonnay at moment to go with salmoon being cooked for me.
Starting weight watchers again on Tuesday, but going away for afew days next week so what's the point I ask myself!! I know - low body image at the moment, something to do with boobs not matching any more- I'm sure you all know the feeling.
Love and hugs
Does anyone hear from JEts?
Yay Francine, some good news for you at last, just delighted for you and hope there is plenty more to come very soon from the medical bods. Totally agree that you deserve the car, how are you meant to continue to be fabulous if you don't have the right lifestyle accessories to do it with Not so much a luxury as a necessity I'd say. Enjoy Harrogate (tea at Betty's perhaps?) and do keep us up-to-date on what's happening for you, want to be able to support you as much as possible just as you supported me through the grim bits. Agree with Cheryl though, please do get your nipple checked (sorry for the nag also!)
SueBee you've made me laugh with your Radiotherapy bod comments, it is one of those areas where I think the UK has a much better deal than the US as ours are nowhere close to being sales people, in fact, a milder, less pushy breed of professional I've yet to meet! Still, the ones I've come across all seem extraordinarily kind and decent and that goes a very long way to offset the annoying admin problems that are rife in our health service.
Lovely to hear from you Cheryl and hope everyone else is doing well
That's excellent news about the genes test. Enjoy Harrogate - lovely place- and I hope you come away with a lovely red golf, which will make getting around easier and give you your own space to do what you want, when you want. x
Glad you've got the endoscopies out of the way Francine and that it wasn't as bad as you were expecting and hurrah for curry consumption! Yet more waiting on results though, totally get why you are fed up and will cross all fingers, toes and bendy bits that it is the best possible results for you.
Had my long overdue radiotherapy follow-up meeting yesterday after I chased the hospital about it. Turns out I had got lost in the system (so that's reassuring, right?). Radiotherapy Oncologist started reeling off details about my next mammogram appointments etc and my face must have showed my surprise as he checked his computer screen again and said 'oh, no I'm looking at the wrong patient, you don't have any more follow up meetings arranged'. So, can't say I'm feeling in safe hands with this hospital but I guess they are all much the same. Note to self: at all future appointments, which it appears I'll have to make myself, I'll ask them to check they've got the right details before I get sent off for somebody else's tests! I've been discharged by the radiation oncology team now though, so just have to be followed by the surgical team and the medical oncology team apparently.
Hope you're enjoying getting to know Pippin Beryl
love to all
Francine So pleased it went OK. How long till you have results?
I contacted BCN today, answer phone, I said it wasn't urgent so am waiting for a call back. Will probably come tomorrow when I'm off to collect dog.
Now I am driving a little I have found my left arm isn't working properly (doesn't seem very strong)- always painful, but I am having to use 2 hands to shift into reverse gear, not a good idea
Excited about tomorrow - think I have found a name but will try it on her first, she might run away from it
Hope all are well and work is beginning to get more into perspective -
love Beryl x
I'm glad that it was just a short visit to Kettering Hospital this time.
It looks like you'll know the results of everything at around about the same time. x
*waves hello to everyone*
Just nipping in to deliver a truckload of good vibes to Francine for tomorrow and to say hi to everyone. Got a small crowd here this evening so bit on the run but hope to catch up with you all soon.
Love to all
Spent an afternoon with little dog, she is quite sweet and although nervous I think we have all been in strange situations.
Any way she will come home with us on Tuesday, It could have been Sunday but we are going out so it would not have been fair. Then she will have rest (sniff) Wednesday will bath her and Thursday will introduce her to the vet. You will notice - no name - tried Gracie yesterday and it just didn't suit.
Have driven further today, I seem to have lost the knack of turning into a car park space and parking straight and perfect right away- just have to keep practising by visiting the car parks attached to shopping centres !!!
Hope all are OK
Will be thinking of you on Monday - have had one if those (from below) I don't blame you for asking for the sedation.
Always remember I met someone I had worked with as I was being helped out of the hospital and she brightly asked me generally how I was - what can you say - not that you feel like **bleep** !!
WE will go and have more time with the dog tomorrow and then need to make a decision - she was terrified of the cat they introduced her to today! They asked me in detail about my cats over the phone because of her reaction. We will see............
PS pleased you are back Francine
Francine when are you having your endoscopies? In the next few days presumably? I'm off for a mooch around Crouch End today with a friend so I'll visit the nice coffee shop and slurp some coffee in your honour while I'm there. And I'm going to be humming the Star Wars theme to myself all day now because of you!
Francine!,,, Star ears will stick in my memory for ever, thanks for making me laugh like a drain!
lets all sleep like babies, up and down, crying etc etc lol xxxxx
I have good weeks for sleep and bad weeks - this week, so far, is not too bad, but notas bad as it can be. Not had to get out the Camamile tea and the purry cat this week.. but am waking around 2.
Parrt of the course I think.
Although I didn't need rads or chemo, because of all the other stuff I would have thought i would have had a follow up by now but haven't, don'nt really feel like reminding them either!!
Great about the cat, enjoy him
Yay Sheena, a lovely ball of fluff to play with! Is he a grown cat or still a kitten? Too exciting. I bought my baby Dollop a DVD last year which has fish & mice and stuff like that on it and he LOVES it. He sits right in front of the TV and swipes at the animals as they go past him and when it plays mewling kittens he runs around the back of the TV to try to find them. So sweet! Will see if I can put a picture on my profile.
And yes, I'm having problems sleeping again just for the last week or so but at least I can have little afternoon naps if I need them (although I haven't actually been tired despite only sleeping for 3 or 4 hrs a night)
Well my friends, a big black furry boy called pepper will be coming home with me tomorrow!
im nervous now!
Can't wait to see jurassic park, think will try to make it this week. 3D makes me feel a little sick so will have to be in normal vision
how's everyone sleeping? I am only getting 4 hours each night
Beryl when I was first diagnosed my first thought was 'phew, thanks heavens I lived my life the way I did' (by which I mean that I've always done the things I wanted to do when I wanted to do them rather than delay things for when I retire/get rich/meet the love of my life etc.) and my second thought was 'aaarggh! who do I trust to take on my cat' Don't think I can have any more pets after this one just in case. Stupid cancer.
Pandorra, we were talking about your GP prescription and how to help you use it on the other thread *sniggers*. Do you know, I've never seen a 3D film so I'll have to add that to my bucket list. Heavens, I'm sounding all pessimistic and miserable now but actually I'm pretty chirpy. Still haven't been given an appointment for the follow up meeting so hopefully they've forgotten me which is no bad thing as I'm doing my best to forget them. Rose and Cheryl have had their follow ups though.
Hi ladies, been catching up on your threads and it seems we are definitely favouring gods creatures, cats, dogs and ... snails. Love it. We went to see Jurassic World in 3d and it is awesome. Dinosaurs fasinate me but I did have to cover my eyes a couple of times as they were almost on top of me! I now need to see James Bond in 3d, certainly won't need to close my eyes. Hope everyone is doing ok. Anyone had their appointment with Onc. Yet. Mine is next week 25th. Lol to all xxxxxxx
Seems the time to consider new pet friends.
Usually I have had kittens from someone known to me, I think supposting a cat resue has kittens you'll be fine.
When looking for my future dog I am well aware it will be my last one, but I also know (and it is always there this thought) that if BC reappears or anything else happens it will be well cared for by other family members
It is good though having a cat curl up and give you endless purrs when you are feeling low.
Feeling good agian today - perhaps it's the sun
Must buy some bio-oil, have to judge when to use it and am thinking it is now. Would be good to have the smiling teddy scar less prominent
Both my babies came from the local rescue centre and they've been nothing but a joy. Definitely think having a pet is a good thing, they are a distraction from any and all woes you might have and are just so totally adoring even when you're having a bad day (unlike OHs in my experience which is one of many reasons why I'm now single ).
Awww, getting all mushy now at the thought of more kitkat babies to play with...