I haven't been able to get into this forum for a while as for some reason it kept asking for my password and then said it was unrecognised. Anyway I've re-set it so hopefully it won't happen again but if it does you may not hear from me for a while as I don't have the energy to keep having to do this. Awful day at work today so feeling really p..d off.
Well done, Sam, with the fundraising.
Jane, how is your friend doing? Hopefully you are able to give her some words of wisdom and support.
Sal, how was it being back at work today? Hope you are now feeling better after your ordeal.
Love and hugs to everyone.
Wow £1040 is a brilliant amount to raise for charity Sam, well done to you and your family for reaching this total. How's everyone doing? Sal I hope the rash is now under control and you're doing OK. Jane I'm so sorry to read about your friend, thank goodness she'll have you to offer guidance.
I've not been on as much as I'd like, works been manic and dads been unwell so I've not had much free time. We're off to Florida on Saturday for 3 weeks, I'm soooooo looking forward to spending some quality time with my family and chilling out.
love to you all
Hi everyone, sorry not been on. My phone will not let me log into the forum at all. Sometimes it lets me read posts but i can't comment and this is the first time today that the computer is free as Gaz is at work. Well we are now one week on from my BBQ, it was really good regardless of the fact it poured down all day. End figure raised for Breast Cancer Care seems to be £1040.00. Just amazing and we are now already planning next years do. It'll be July 16th, a saturday this time. I had a couple of my November Newbies come along - Karen and Sarah , I've met Sarah before but it was the first time i'd met Karen and it was lovely to see them both.I sold a lot of my flower pots and i have a load more orders so have been out and bought more and will be painting in a bit. I'm off to Fuerteventura next Friday for a week just with Alex as Jamie doesn't want to come and gaz is too busy at work.
Sal, i'm hoping you are now out of hospital, i'll txt you just in case and i hope everyone else is doing ok ?
Love to you all,
Oh Sal I'm really sorry to hear that, you have had such a rough time of it. I really do hope that the antibiotics kick in asap and you feel much better soon. It's pouring with rain here too but that's fine as I think we probably need the rain (or at least the garden does). Sam, I hope the rain stays away for you and you have a fun time on Sunday and raise lots of money.
Just found out that a friend of mine has been diagnosed, she starts chemo next week. I feel sad as I know what a horrible slog it all is and how her life will be changed but I am trying my best to put on as much of a positive spin on things as I can as otherwise its all too daunting, especially when you have first been diagnosed.
Hope everyone is ok.. Love Jx
Oh Sal, that sounds pretty scarey. I hope you make a quick recovery on the antibiotics. Sending you lots of love and gentle hugs.
Hope everyone else is doing ok.
Sorted it Sal but i'm now on main computer and not my phone....Sorry ladies, my phone hasn't been letting me comment, i can read posts but when i try to reply it asks for my password then doesn't like it ?
Sal, can you try Zoladex like Claudie suggested ? It would great to find an alternative. i know from the facebook groups that some ladies have taken tamoxifen breaks and felt better after a couple of weeks. It doesn't cause me too many issues. I do ache quite a lot but i take painkillers and hot flushes Tara aren't too bad but i do get very hot at night. If i get one then it tends to be a big one. I'm not sleeping too well at the moment. I'm struggling with pain in my thigh and forearms too but this can be sorted with painkillers. Odd that it is happening though.
I've not been up to much, just painting these pots still and getting stuff ready for the bbq, less than a couple of weeks away now. You are all invited by the way, i sent out the invites on facebook but of course you aren't all on there - its sunday July 26th, if anyone wants to come you are more than welcome 🙂 Just hope the rain stays away or Ive had it for space. I got a load of drinks from Costco today. I'm doing the BBQ for Breast Cancer Care and got a Charity number from them, just figured we have had so much support from them i want to give a bit back. Costco gace me to cases of water, a case of orange juice, 24 juice cartons, 48 fruit shoots so that is kids drinks covered. So good of them, they were so lovely. Hoping to hear back from Asda, Sainsburys and Tesco too.
Claudie, thanks for coming onto us, hopefully Sal can get some advice from your experiences xxxxx
Anyway, i'm burning a lasagne so must go.
Love to you all.
I was wondering how everyone was getting on with their hot flushes. As nobody has mentioned them for a while I thought it was just me getting them. Some days worse than others. Such a blinking nuisance. Sorry to hear they are still interrupting your sleep, Sal. I wake up a few times in the night either boiling hot or freezing cold but luckily still manage to get some sleep.
In-law's coming later in the week so trying to get some cleaning done. Still haven't given my notice in at work as partner's back is still bad and we are trying to be sensible and wait until that is sorted. Not sure I can hold on much longer though.
Lots of love to you all xxx
That sounds so confusing, Sal. I think lopping out your ovaries is rather drastic if you still have to take drugs that will continue to cause side effects. Good news that you don't have to see anyone again for 6 months. I got an appointment this morning for a mammogram in September. I'm not due for one until November so I think it is a 'routine' one as I turned 50 this year. I will be cancelling it as I don't want my poor boobs mauled about any more than they have to be!
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I've been lazing it up in the garden reading my book and am now off to meet my mum and her friend for a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake at the nearby garden centre.
Love to all xxx
Glad you had a more positive appointment, Sal. I had no idea that tamoxifen had so little benefit. I am going to do some research myself. I should be going on the other post-menopausal one in May next year (after two years on tamoxifen). Its all so daunting.
Lots of lovely holiday plans, it seems. No more holidays for me until November unfortunately but I am hoping that I will have left my job by then so every day will be a holiday!!
Love to all xxxx
Good luck for tomorrow, Sal. Will be thinking of you.
Istanbul trip sounds fab Jane.
Got to get to work now. Boo!
Love to everyone xxx
I totally agree with you, Sam. I think the children would find it easier if they know in advance and you can do lots of lovely things with them before you go.
I haven't actually decided when to hand my notice in yet. I am going to see if I can tolerate it a bit longer and hoping I can deal with it better knowing I won't be there for much longer.
Love to all xxx
How's everyone? I had a lovely time in the Isle of Wight and not looking forward to work tomorrow. Still, now I know that I will be leaving I hope it will be more bearable.
When do you start your new job, Sal?
Take care everyone xxx
Endings are always so difficult specially when you have been such a major part of the family for so long. Will you be able to keep in touch with them on a regular basis? Sending big hugs xxx
How are you feeling Sal? It must have taken some courage to do the actual handing in of your notice but I am sure they are being understanding. Now its time to look forward. Sorry to hear about the frustrating swelling. The chest area above my bad boob is also quite tender and swollen a lot of the time. I'm trying to just ignore it in the hope that it will go away.
Hope everyone else is doing ok.
I had a lovely time away on the Norfolk Broads, so relaxing. We are off to the Isle of Wight on Sunday for a few days. Off work until next Wednesday so I'm going to tackle the garden in the next few days.
Love to everyone xxx