Just returned from a lovely afternoon sitting outside with my friend in a lovely cafe, and that lovely sun. So, I thought I'd catch up and see how you all are.
thanks for letting us all known about Dulcie
, it is very upsetting to hear about her not being well, she has been incredibley resiliant after all she has/is going through, she so needs a break. please let her know we do all think of her often.
I do hope your party has gone well, and most importantly you have resisted those yummy sausage rolls? - However having been so good and lost that weight - I do think you can sneak one or two - yeah go on!
: your oncs response seems pretty standard re scans. They don't appear to re-scan unless you are symptomatic. I am surprised a number of you still seem to be seeing the oncs. I was discharged from mine after chemo and am being looked after by the surgeon. I was told there is only a referral to the onc if there appears to be something suggestive of recurrance of cancer. That doesn't seem right to me. I do hope your back is better.
: Without scrolling back and just reading your last 2 posts I'm assuming you are having the ultrasound cos you think something is amiss? If that is the case I think it is important to remember that following a b/c dx and especially at the surgery site it seems we are almost certainly going to be getting curious lumps and bumps. Hopefully that is what it is for you. I know you will come back and tell us and you know we will be thinking of you on Weds.
: As others have said please don't worry about not being a frequent poster. You must do what you feel able. It is understandable that you want to move away from the forum _ I do to at times. At the moment though for me I stll feel that the only people who understand are the friends on here. I do still need that support and I hope I am supporting others too. I to have had a relationship breakdown, and as we speak I am under threat of losing my (marital) home. My 18 year old refuse3s to address the cancer issue. I have stopped contact with my Mum and sister too. My Mother "I don't need this at my age." My sister failing to turn up 3 times. It has been a deeply horrendous year.
It sounds as if you had na very enjoyable holiday and that you have returned re-vitalised. Re jayjay
, no I am not in touch with her I was just telling someone on here that it was her in the choir. It was so lovely to see her wasn't it? I do hope she is ok and it would be lovely if she were to come on our weekend. Is she booked to? The prosthesis is Mad or what? It is just so heavy. I must say that (dressed it looks pretty good) Although one has to be careful of the clothes choice to not show it off. But most of the time I forget it's there. I am however looking forward to the recon.
I too am still obssessed with the eyelash/brow/hair issue. Having eyelashes makes such a difference in making us look less "ill" - who would have thought they could be so significant? My hair is too too slow to come back (still more on the sides than top)
: love your friends response! how refreshing to get such an honest and open/funny opinion. God I hate that usual "you have a lovely shaped head/you really suit being bald" guff.
what a lovely thing to do, planting the snowdrops for Clare, How thoughtful you are. I am pleased to hear about the hair dyeing going ok. Mine is too short for that yet so I am with you there Mary
- but I will have to think about what to do with it. Has it come back curly/different texture?
: just read you have a lump as well. Oh dear. I do think this is going to be the way for us now. I am certain that post-treatment it will happen for me too. I hope as with Beryl
it turns out to be nothing.
I am returning to the hospital tomorrow for my 5th rad. So far all is fine. I am forgetting to put that aq cream on half the time! whoops. /Wolsty/Dan/
and any one else who has had an mx, quick question
Did you have a sore swollen arm (that feels like sunburn) approx 1 1/2 months after surgery? I now seem to have 2 opinions on the lypmhodema issue. I am on antibiotics from the L nurse, but the doc at Leeds says it isn't as my hand and fingers aren't swollen. I don't know what to think??? but I am bookedo go back and see the L nurse when finished rads.
- Have you started rads yet? - think you must have.
- Lovely lady are you ok?
Love to all who no longer post - just in case they still read.
Joan - how many of us for the weekend?