If you have Green and Blacks Ice cream,thats healthy....
Every day there is another scare, & the truth is nobody knows why some people get cancer & others don't. I am not going to give up my daily glass of white wine, & although I try to eat healthily, I am not going to start to eat the latest so called super foods. There are an awful lot of people out there who are making a fortune from their books & spurious claims. Everything in moderation & above all don't blame yourself for being unlucky enough to have had cancer. I really hate these so called experts who tell me it's my fault because I ate too many biscuits. Rant over. I'm off to book a holiday.
After reading that I'm having another cup of tea rather than a glass of wine.
Evening all, only now catching up with the chat as had to go into work last minute today, one of the staff off sick and I have to cover as it's our own business! I might ring GP re bone scan as I've not heard anything yet. I do get copies of all the letters sent to GP though. I've been suffering with a dry and itchy scalp - not sure if it's a Letrozole side effect. Anyone else had this? I have final appointment for my skin patch test tomorrow, had two positive results so far, I'm allergic to my foundation and to colophonium which is in lots of products including cosmetics, plasters and polish to name a few! Might get me out of the dusting - ha, ha! Can't wait to have a shower tomorrow night. I've had to keep my back dry since Monday and it's feels awful! Tomorrow will be hospital appointment number 40 this year!! I'm working my way round the departments! Hope you are having a lovely holiday Jo and enjoy your piña coladas. I won't stop drinking either, got to have some pleasure in life! I don't have that much anyway.
Glad your skin is getting better Jill. I am still having trouble sleeping but am trying not to take too many sleeping tablets, I tried taking half a tablet last night and did get some sleep. Otherwise I'm feeling ok, just seem to get a few hot flushes at the moment and that's about it.
ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY!!!
SENDING POSITIVE THOUGHTS FOR THOSE OF YOU GOING BACK TO WORK!!!
After your responses, I read websites saying that the nasty meds (Accord, Taximofen) are there to block the oestrogen produced by fat tissue, not necessarily from ovaries. The meds lessen the risk of a cancer recurrence. However, we are all treated on the statistical basis of research results (cohorts of other women with bc) on past results, on calculations of risks.
I have found it unsettling to be treated on the basis of other women's statstitics. I have struggled with treatments harsh and totally "unatural". Magazines and the like would tell us to eat this and avoid that, yet found nothing wrong about some of us being poisoned by chemo over weeks, or sizzled by rads. Bingo, I get leakage to my heart and scarring of lung too. For me, the latter is not a statistical finding based on others. I will get scarred tissue, even with that breathing technology and that mouthpiece. The kind nurses found more of the smaller mouthpieces, so I can at least end rads without pain and tears.
I want my old life back, and forget about cancer. Holiday seems a good option if you can have it!
For what it is worth, as someone who is allergic to alcohol (helas) who did not smoke, and ate tons of fresh vegetables, I discovered my cancer lump while exercising at the gym. I strongly believe that bc is mostly a lottery. It is apparently also the finding of the latest cancer research. Egret x
I see my oncologist next Monday and will certainly ask about the alcohol. I've never heard about it anywhere. I also hate taking the little white pill. I can't decide if its the meds making me achey or whether it's just having to go to the hospital every day for rads. It's difficult for me lying so flat on the table as I have sciatica, spodilosis in by lower back and problems with my neck and shoulder. Still have done 8 of 15 now so am starting the count down to ringing the bell. Bring it on. lol. E