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Re: My bags are packed, I'm ready to go

Maria, good to hear you are taking it easy. Yes, I am single but my boy, sis and brothers have been fantastic - would be lost without them.

So sorry you lost your hubby to cancer, that's so awful.

You take care

xx

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Thanks Aqua,
As you may see in my other post (2003 and now 2010) I've had my results and still playing the waiting game.
My boys did fuss over me, but the older one has gone back to his flat and the younger one sleeps over at his special school 2 nights a week. So now I am on my own again. But I am not doing too much.
Take care of yourself, I read you are also on your own.
Love Maria

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Wow Maria, you will be shattered - especially so soon after your op.

I suppose I was lucky in that respect as at the time of my previous ops my workplace was close-by and so my son took my sick certs into work. I've since been made redundant and I'm now claiming ESA, they have in the last month said I don't need to send anymore sickness certs - thats one less headache!

You take it easy and rest-up and let your babies fuss over you

x

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Thanks Aqua, I'm sorry I did not reply before.
But tonight I am sooooo sore, I wonder why, did I do too much today, driving 25 mile around trip this morning to take my sick certificate into work ?

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Hi Maria

Glad you are back home with your boys again. Hey, you rest up and take it easy. I seemed to sleep and sleep after my MX and Recon.

Sandra - Good luck for the 14th, I hope they get clear margins and hence no more ops.

Take care
xx

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Hi Maria,
So pleased your op is over and you are back with your boys! Hope you get good results.
Yes sometimes you have to be a bit careful what we read, l am a bit sensitive at the moment, going back into hospital on the 14th for more of a margin, had the lumpectomy and 16 positive nodes! so feeling a bit delicate. Get this op out of the way and start that long awaited chemo, seems one step forward and two back at the moment.
Thankfully this time l am only a day patient, so there we go something positive already!
Hope your boys are looking after you, they must be thrilled to have you back home
Take care
Sandra xxx

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Yes I am back, tired, weak and weepy. My boys are fine, they had a good time without me !
But I'm OK. The best thing about having it a 2nd time around, that is is not as bad. Only 2 nodes out, so my arm is OK. I see the surgeon in 10 days time, when he will have the results and I will get to know if I need chemo etc. I was fine until an acquaintance phoned me to say she had been in the same boat (!?) last week, but one of her nodes was positive so she had to have another 17 out, not the news I needed to hear right now.......
However I felt all your thoughts and good vibes come though to me, when I was having a bluesy moment, all of a sudden it went, it must have been all your energy. Thank you so much.
Goodness there are some sad new posts, If you read this just know I am thinking about every single one of you, but do not have the strengh to write more now
Love Maria XX

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Hi Marial

Hope eveything goes well for you - love that John Denver song. Won't be long before you are back with your boys and I'm sure they will be amazing support for you.

Let us know how you are getting on.

Love Anne xx

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Thank you Carol, going to bed now as it is an early start tomorrow.
See you all next week
Take care of yourselves
Love Maria

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Hi Marial, John Denver wrote this song for Mitchell Trio originally but he later recorded it himself later on, im sure your hubby is always thinking of you and watching over you and the boys

just sending you hugs, you will be fine, I have two sons and they have been amazing throughout my cancer journey as im sure your sons will be too

stay strong

love

Carol x

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My goodness I am so touched, I weep.
You seem to know me better than I know myself, I didn't realize how much I was worrying about my boys until you all told me they would be OK !!

Thank you
Jcaqx, ruby, monica, al, heather, dilys, dot, fiona, anthi, sandra, aqua,kat, taly, welshgirl, debs, shenagh, vx, sue, sandripples and linda.

Sandripples: if I don't get another chance to wish you all the best for next week, here's wishing it now.

Vx: goodness, if it is John Denver, how appropriate, he was my husband's favorite singer, he must be thinking of me (he died last May)

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Good luck Maria, thinking of you.
Linda x

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Good luck Maria. I love that song. I'm having an op next week so will sing along with you.
Sandripples

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Thinking of you maria

Sue xx

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Good luck love x
I think the song is 'Leaving on a jet plane' by John Denver-takes me back a bit
Vx

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Marial

Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you, and sending you and your boys lots of hugs.

Keep positive hun - we are all here for you!

Shenagh xxx

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Hope all goes well for you, your boys will be fine!
love debs xx

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Marial, you sound organised and ready, and that is so good. I'm sure you are concerned about both your sons especially with such a recent death in the family. You are being very strong and have worked out cover for your son, so you must now allow yourself to think about yourself.
Let the medical staff care for you and allow yourself some time to just be....

Will be thinking of you and hoping you will have the energy to let us know how you are eventually....

Thinking of you, Welsh girl x

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I'm sure everything will be fine, the boys will enjoy each other's company and you will be back up and fighting before too long, just don't over do it too soon. hugs x

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Good luck Maria.
Thinking of you sending hugs to you and your boys.

Kat x

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Good luck Maria, I hope all goes well for you.

I'm sure your older son will look after your little boy fine but it is only natural to worry - we all do. I have had four stays in hospital whilst on this journey and though I dislike hospitals, I have met some lovely ladies. No doubt you will do so too.

Lots of hugs
xx

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Hi Marial,
As Lennon and McCartney once wrote: With a Little Help From My Friends 🙂
We are all there with you, sending positive vibes, and Hugs and XXX's

Horrible going into hospital! but l hope like me, when l had a lumpectomy a few weeks ago, I met some lovely people to help make the time go fast!

You will miss and worry about your 'boys' but you will soon be home with them, yes l know 'not soon enough'

Lots of Love, and Very Big HUGS
Sandra xxx

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Good luck Maria. Thinking of you.
Anthi x

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Lots of Luck and best wishes for the time ahead....one step at a time and you will get there...

Best wishes
Fiona xxx

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Hope all goes well,let them take care of you.
Love n hugs
Dot
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Thinking of you my love. Hope all goes as well as it can for you.

Love and strength

Dilys

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Good luck Maria. One step at a time is a good mantra. Its working so far for me. Heather x

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Good luck Maria. Thinking of you and your family.

Al
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Re: My bags are packed, I'm ready to go

Hi Maria
hope everything goes well - lots of us thinking about you xx
I'm sure your sons will be fine and that you'll all be together again in a couple of days
hope you have some help for after the op
take good care
monica xxx

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Hi Marial
Wishing you all the best of luck and you are right take it one step at a time. Sounds like you have confidence in your older son being able to look after your younger son but I'm sure it's all very worrying knowing it's not you who is doing the caring - you now need to be cared for yourself.

Thinking of you
Ruby xx

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Good luck and best wishes, sure your boys will be fine, and you too. xJacqx

My bags are packed, I'm ready to go

Isn't that a song........
Unfortunately mine isn't. I've got to tell my Down's syndrome son that Mum is going to hospital, luckily not where Papa (his Dad) died 10 months ago. His big brother has come home to look after him while I am away. I expect it is difficult for him too. I hope to be back early next week, but you never know. Don't know how I am going to cope when I start chemo, but one step at a time.