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Hi Sharon

snail gel sounds icky but if it works, I think I will have to get some

The v&a exhibition sounds fascinating,  glad you had a good day out.

I might be mad but my son is trying to persuade me to go to the cat rescue centre tomorrow and re home a cat he spotted there.  

Any of you ladies here have any thoughts?

sheena xx

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Hi lovely ladies,

 

Well I can hardly believe this myself, but the Snail Gel cream I got two days ago is already making a difference and the redness around my scar is fading.  Either that or it's a coincidence of timing but I think it is actually the cream making a difference.  Hurrah!  So now I just need a lotion or potion that will make me 5 inches taller, 10lbs lighter and remove all wrinkles, anyone got any recommendations? Woman LOL

 

Been to the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition at the V&A today and it was fantastic, really enjoyed it. Looking at the teeny tiny shoes for Japanese bound feet made me gag & retch though, such a barbaric tradition and I can't understand why anyone would think that having feet the size of a toddlers would be sexy.  Ewww.

 

Hope you're all having a good day.  Rose, how was your pamper day and first day back as a full timer?

xx

Sharon

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Right Rose will check it out and attempt it if dog arrives. thanks for that

 

I saw Gracie and thought maybe - then again keep seeing other names as well - doesn't have to be a real name

 

Saying night- hope you all sleep well 

 

Beryl

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Thank you I will have a look xx
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If you go to your profile - click on your user name- there is an "add images" option
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There is a way, will try and remember. Sharon also has posted pictures. Back in a tick xx
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Does anyone know if you can post pictures on here and if so how?
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Honey was a very gold golden retriever and it suited her beautifully 😍 Gracie I came across on a website of dog names , just fell in love with it and as another gorgeous golden it suits her perfectly 😊🐶
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Well of course I like you lot, how could I not! Love a bit of retail therapy myself. Used to love wandering around the fabric dept at John Lewis in London and Libertys of course, so quirky! Now I have a penchant for garden centres (must be old age!) bought three very nice Japanese acers from Morrisons for £20, can't be bad. Just need the physical strength to pot them on, very frustrating. X Francine
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Quite like Cassie, don't think she's a Honey

If I could i'd post a picture

Will make a list of suggested names and try and make some sense of them when we really have her so keep the names coming.

 

Daughter text me to say she's found her wedding shoes - very pretty - no dress, but will have shoes!

Wedding next July (2016)

 

Because of all my scar problems I haven't begun putting any cream/bio oil on yet

 

Berylx

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Thanks for advice about the still red scar ladies, sounds as if it's normal then although I think I probably need to cream it a bit more often.  I've bought some Snail Gel stuff from Holland & Barratt this afternoon as someone here, KittKat I think, recommended.

 

Francine I'm so sorry your nearest and dearest aren't really getting how life is for you at the moment. Someone on here said, and I agree, that it is the bits where you are being sliced & diced/chemo'ed that people sympathise over and they think that you are OK the rest of the time whereas we all know that it is the hanging around waiting and worrying inbetween that takes such a heavy toll on the emotions. You've plenty of friends here though, whether you like it (us Smiley Very Happy) or not!

 

Rose I hope your day out with your daughter is fun, can't be bad if some retail therapy is involved and you deserve a treat after all the work nonsense you've had to put up with. 

 

xx

Sharon

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Like Honey a lot!
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Our first dog was called Honey and we now have a new pup called Gracie, I like two syllable names for dogs, they seem to respond better to them I find 🐶🐶🐶🐶
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Thank you ladies for your very kind posts and Sharon for your DM. Having a difficult day and feel that family and friends have abandoned me really. I expect they're fed up after 6 months from dx but they no longer ask how I am or make much contact at all. Feeling sad and angry at the same time. I feel it puts a great strain on my OH and it would be nice if they thought about him from time to time. He's supporting me and helping to run our business at the same time and he had a heart attack last year. People we hardly know have been more supportive. Anyway, must stop feeling sorry for myself, not an appealing trait! Incidentally my boob scar is also very red still after 4 months and I can't say that creaming it and using Bio Oil has made any difference. It's true my underarm scar had faded quite well. Perhaps it's the difference in tissue type? Anyway might be saying goodbye to Pinky and Perky soon. Beryl, how about Cassie or Jessie for your new addition, she sounds so cute. Hope she gets on with the cats! Xx Francine
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Hi Sharon- I still need to cream up twice a day or my scar gets sore. Also still cant lie on the operated side, but it's easing.

Tomorrow my daughter will be taking me out for the day for some spoiling and retail therapy, then next week I'm going to try fulltime hours. Agh, not sure that will work!

Still waiting for inspiration on the doggy name, Beryl

Love,

Rose xx

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Can't help with the work thing but having read other posts just be very careful you don't get it wrong and health suffers
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I'd quite like non-human name but whatever I come up with gets the frown treatment from OH and son. Like finding the dog, we all agreed on her straight away, I hope the name will come but am stumped at present.

Have read that if a dog had a 2 syllable name then new name needs to be same

All ideas will be considered but must have feminine leanings

 

My boob is sore mostly, and the scar where it didn't heal is horrendous and very red. It is also raised up, again scar tissue I tthink, and rubs on my bra if I do garden etc.

Am unsure when the GP takes over and the BCN isn't there!

B

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Hi all Smiley Happy

 

Francine PLEASE don't disappear on us, we all need to hear each others fears and moans just to know we are not alone with our own worries and we all get them. I'll be the inaugural whinger today - the scar on my boob is still sensitive and red whereas the one from the axillary node removal has all but disappeared.  Is this normal? I'm four months post-surgery now and I have been massaging the scar with cream reasonably regularly so I don't understand why it is still red. Aaarrgh! Anyone else got this or am I just a manky mess? 

 

Beryl I'm a fan of non-human names for animals (my fluffy boys are/were Smidgin and Dollop) so I'd probably vote for Cinder (as in the toffee) or Jasper.

 

Having a slightly low day today as I'm not sleeping very well.  Think it is the background worry of having to find a job and wondering if I'll be able to cope.  Everyone keeps telling me that I'll need to take it easy for a while whatever job I find but it's hard to see how I'll be able to do that as the sort of jobs I'm normally considered for are pretty full on and I just don't think I'm up to it any more.  But then the problem is how to find a job that is a bit less full on as most places assume I won't be prepared to stick at something at a lower level (and I'm not convinced that more junior jobs are any easier anyway, they just bring a different kind of pressure I think).  Sigh.  I suppose the fundamental problem is that I'm a bit frightened of attempting something and failing.  Wish I could win the lottery and not have to work again.

 

Sorry for the moaning, just one of those days Smiley Happy

Love to all

xx

Sharon

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Francine- please don't drop out of sight, thinking you have to keep your troubles to yourself. We're all here for you whatever, and just cos, for most of us, active treatment is over does not mean we are insensitive to whatever is happening with you. Please don't feel we need to be protected, and left to wallow in our happy little bubbles. We're in this together, and if you need to rant or moan, then go ahead.

Love, Rose xx

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Well if I had a furry friend I would like to call her sandie x
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I came on to launch the virtual naming competition for new dog

 

She comes with the name Susie but I would like her to have one of her own.

Name has to have 2 syllables and not sound rude when shouted.

 

She is white with gold patches and gold pricked up ears, fluffy white tail, about size of a small cocker spaniel but is classed as collie-type.

 

We have a couple of cats as well, (one inherited from my Mum, one was daughters - she left home and left cat!) so New dog has to have a cat check to ensure they will be OK together.

 

All suggestions welcome Woman LOL

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Francine - this forum and these friends are all about supporting each other no matter what, negative or positive - I feel you would need our support more if things are not going too well.

Where else can you upload about the most personal stuff and know there will always be a kind and caring 'ear' to listen.

 

I went off this forum for a while, but found I needed to chat about my journey so came back.

 

Remember we are here and willl listen - maybe make you laugh as well Woman Very Happy

 

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Hi Sharon
Not so good but at least I have my endoscopies arranged for next week now so moving on a bit. Going to drop off the thread for a while, as Idon't want to post negative things in 'marching together'', should be for good positive stuff. There are some things you have to tackle on your own. Ladies, thanks for all the support in the past, meant a huge amount to me. Sending you all the biggest hugs asyou move on. Xx Francine
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Hi! Good to see the gang are still together. Apart from my work woes, all good here, almost as if it never happened. I am mum to two cats too, wouldn't ever be without furry friends around the house. Catch up with you later!
Love, Rose xx
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Hi all,
All these steps are so important in making life normal again. Well done Beryl - had to drive my husband to dentist today and he suggested I might want to go on a refresher course. I don't think so!! Went for a swim for the first time after BC yesterday and again today and it felt wonderful. Been planting stuff in the garden. Just read the Bees too Sharon - made me really think about what they were doing while trying to avoid stings when deadheading geraniums. And the sun is shining - life definitely looking up and my new resolution is to live for now and stop worrying about things that may never happen. Need to listen to myself more though when having a wobble! Love Eileen xx
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Hello

Another big first for me today - I DROVE THE CAR

Because of seat belts and the boob healing problems haven't been able to since November. Oh boy it felt good even if I did have OH sitting beside me saying 'Careful; every time I went round a bend (country lanes)

 

Suddenly feeling I've finally turned the corner (not round the bend!)

 

Beryl x

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My quiet day reading in the garden morphed into a day spent painting the garden fences so I'm an achy mess now and praying that it doesn't rain - if it does and washes away all my hard work I'll do a Violet Elizabeth and scweam and scweam Woman Frustrated

 

How are you doing today Francine, still hanging in there I hope? 

xx

Sharon

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See Sharon, i think we must be sisters separated at birth!! Love my bees! I miss my two old moggies, George and Henry, who lived to 17. They were very large, British Blues and gave a good cuddle with very noisy purring! Now we're renting we can't have any pets. Sob. Beryl, how lovely to get another dog. Shall we have a virtual naming competition for him/her?! Hope everyone has a lovely weekend but weather looks very iffy here. XxFrancine
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Now there's a coincidencence Francine, the book I've just started is called The Bees by Laline Paull and it's wonderful, it won the Baileys Women's fiction prize this year.  Probably make you pleased to have bees in the roof Smiley Very Happy

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Sharon

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Ooh, lovely to see you all here, more the merrier so very glad you've joined us too Sheena Smiley Happy

 

Aww Beryl, nothing like a little furry friend to lift your spirits is there; I'm excited for you! I have a cat (had two but one died this time last year) and I find it is pretty much impossible to be low when a little bundle of fur hurls itself at you in adoration day after day.  Well, I say that, but actually my kitkat, who is called Dollop, is the size and weight of a pit pony and extremely grumpy now that he is old and arthritic so he spends most of his time howling at me in outrage because I haven't cuddled him enough or given him his favourite biscuits or something equally evil.  Still love him more than life though Heart

 

So, ruined doorframe repainted today and kitchen reassembled so that's pretty much all of the decorating done which gives me a good excuse to have a day off tomorrow and sit in the sun with a good book. Bliss Woman Very Happy  Hope your days are good too

xx

Sharon

 

 

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Thanks Sharon for this

Always felt guilty on your other thread as I only have hormone therapy.

 

B

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I'm here girls! Going to march forward with you all, even if I'm only walking very slowly! Spent the day running in and out of the garden, as we have bumble bees living in our roof and they wanted to get friendly with me! Now I love bees but am not so keen on them trying to sit on my head. 🐝🐝🐝 OH useless, a real wimp, never seen him run so fast either! 😾🏃🏃🏃bzzzzz
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Hi there

Now for my good news

The week I had THE diagnosis my lovely dog died. Today we have been to the Dog's Trust and subject to some checks, have chosen another dog (not a puppy) Another step to 'normal' and to staving off BC - a walkmateWoman LOL

Been a bit down last week or so, am hoping will dog will help be get on an up again, mind you I won't have her for 2 weeks. No name yet.

Beryl

 

Hope all are not having too many aches and pains - hugs

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Hi Sharon 

I've still to start radiotherapy hopefully in the next 6weeks or earlier if im lucky

can I join you guys? 

Sheena x

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Thanks Sharon x
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Evening all Smiley Happy

 

So, this is a new thread for the 2015 MARCHING Together posse and anyone else who wants to join in to swap notes and advice as we all try to find our 'new normal' with work, relationships, finances and just life generally.  

xx

Sharon