You might have already set off for Turkey so not sure when you'll read this but have a wonderful time.I'm sure you'll be very careful in the sun,you'll just have to wear a big hat,sunglasses & slap on the factor 50....you'll look like a film star!
Look forward to catching up with you on your return.
Just to let you know,a few of us from this post met up in Wimbledon last month & I know that Debs lives in Sutton,I'm near Esher.Don't know if you've seen the post for the London meet on Aug 5th,Debs & I are hoping to go,looks like it could be a good turnout.
Love Helen xx
Hi I have just been back on this sight after not being on it for a few years. I live in Sutton and would love to meet up with people near to me. I was diagnoised in september 05 with bc and rediagnosed with bone secondaries in January 09.
If anyone would like to meet up please let me know I am being treated at St Georges.
Love Clairemm xx
Hi Helen, I am sorry I did not get a chance to ring you every time I wanted to ring it was either too late or too early and thought you might be resting... I have been so busy doing everything last minute and packing not easy for six weeks. I am glad you are feeling much better.
Deb, thats good term is over and you can get more rest and your husband ordered well, that's nice.. Enjoy your break and soon it will be over all this chemo days...
I am looking forward to my holiday but in the same time worried about the hot weather as I have terrible sun allergy , suffer my hands with spots 😞 My onc told me today to stay away from sun, today was my first 3 monthly check up , did blood test and all hopefully all fine...
I will not have access to internet so take care all and speak to you in September...
Lots of love
Hope you have a good break in Norfolk,it's a lovely part of the country,husband's cousin lives there,near Diss, but it's a while since we've been.I remember seeing lots of lovely poppy fields.
My mum's booked on the 10.35 train out of Kings Cross on the 5th August so I've plenty of time to get across to Waterloo in fact I'll have time to kill,so if you fancy meeting abit earlier let me know.
Enjoy your break 🙂
Love Helen xx
Hi Helen and Gul,
hope you are both ok, bet you are looking forward to the sun in Turkey Gul.
Helen, I was surprised at how I felt after 2nd op which was really quick and i was home same day, it knocked me for 6 a couple of days later as you say weepy and tired!But little discomfort! So hopefully you are over the worst now!
It was a relief to break up and my husband has ordered me to rest!!
we are going to Norfolk on Monday till Thurs, just B and B but a break, then next chemo is 28th.
So should be fine for London meet on 5th Aug!
love Debs xxxx
Hi Debs & Gul,
Hope you're both doing ok.
Debs,it must be a relief that term has finished,hope that means you're getting more rest.Is your next chemo on Tuesday? How's the hair holding up?
Gul,when do you go to Turkey? Don't know when my radiotherapy starts yet but it'd be good to all meet up again.
It's been a funny few days since my op,not too much in the way of discomfort (nice yellow boob,makes a change from a blue one!)but been quite tired and bit weepy.
I have to remind myself that I only finished chemo 3 weeks ago and probably still suffering side effects from that.
Went to see Public Enemies yesterday at pics,not bad,Johnny Depp provides abit of eye candy.
Hope to catch up with you both soon,
Lots of love,
Gul, i wish no more chemo! I finished work for the summer! 4 more chemo to go! But i was going to ask about spirulina so will write it down somewhere for future reference!
Helen, how are you today? hope you are ok, remember treat yourself gently!
love debs xxxx
Hi Helen, I am glad all went very well with WLE, just take it easy and rest like debs said lots of TLC...You can sign up now for odyssey and if doesn't happen you can go to next one , it doesn't matter if your treatments were completed year ago or two. I will try and call you this afternoon.
Deb , I am very pleased for you no more chemo, now you can start making yourself strong and rest as much as you can and try spirulina really helps.
Maybe we could meet again in September.
take care, lots of love
Gul, so pleased to hear about yr holiday in Scotland, even more intrigued now, but makes me want to sign up!! have a fab time in turkey!
Helen , glad you had a gd few days away and that all went well with WLE.Take care for the next few days as it hit me a few days after, lots of TLC needed!
I finished today and boy am I glad, now to rest a bit!!
Janet hope you r ok, and yr sister is doing ok
Love Debs xxxx
Lovely to hear from you and really pleased that you had such a great time in Scotland.Maybe when I get the dates for my radiotherapy I'll be able to sign up for Odyssey.We managed to get away for a few days to Somerset,got back Monday.Weather was mixed but it the change of scenery did us both good.
Had my WLE yesterday.It really wasn't too bad,even the wire insertion was ok,though I did come over all faint when having the mammogram and had to lie down for abit.They used my PICC for the anaesthetic and the drip too which meant no needles,then I popped up to the chemo unit afterwards and they removed it,so I've got my arm back now...yippee!
It's hard to tell with the dressing on but I think he's made the incision around the nipple.I've an appointment at Queen Mary's,Roehampton next Wed to have stitches out and find out about margins and I guess I'll be told how many rads I'll be having.
Feel ok today,bit bruised,put my sports bra on which is keeping everything in place,makes things more comfortable.
6 weeks in Turkey,how wonderful,hopefully with no surprises this time! It'd be great to speak/see you before you go.Have you seen the post about meeting in London on the 5th August?
Debs,hope you're doing ok? Has school finished yet? When's your next chemo?
Janet,best wishes to you too.
Lots of love,
Hi , Helen, Debs and Janet , I was back on Friday very late my flight was delayed two hours, I had a bit of flu on the way back but luckly it is just a flu not swine 🙂
I must tell you about my scotland odyssey holiday , it was the most amazing week, beautiful place , lovely people and food was wow... I cried on my last day, I am so glad that I made it, that I was lucky enough to get a place 🙂 One week done so much, seen so much, very challenging life time experience it was for me. I would reccommend it very much and don't worry about anything, it is such a professional organisation , they take care of you so well.
I am sorry Helen, can't tell too much about it, they did not make us sign anything 🙂 but all I can say is please go and you won't regret it. Best part of odyssey for me was not knowing what was happening each day was a surprise for everyone and a good one... until the last day...
I am off to Turkey for 6 weeks, I wil be back sept , I hope you are all feeling much better and Helen all the best with your op and I will try and call you sometime before I go.
Lots of love xxx
Good to hear from you Janet,hope your aches & pains are abit better,how's your sister doing?
Debs,how's things? Ready for that next chemo on Tuesday?Hope it goes well,it'll be good to get another one out of the way,was it 6 lots you're having? I know you want to finish the school term but make sure you're looking after yourself.
I noticed you're hoping to make the London meet,I'm taking my mum back to Kings Cross that day,asked her if she minded getting a train about midday so that I could go to the meeting,luckily she understood and didn't think I was trying to get rid of her.Just got to hope that no hospital appointments suddenly turn up.It's looking like it could be a good turnout.
Lots of love,
Hi gul helen debs, it was great meeting you all, hope we can meet
up again soon, hope all treatment goes well, best wishes Janet
Just wanted to wish you a fab time in Scotland,hope the weather's kind to you,and don't forget we want to know all about it on your return.
My husband managed to get a few days off next week,so we've booked a few days away in a b&b in Somerset,get back day before my op.looking forward to a change of scenery.
Speak to you soon,
Hi Helen, Deb and Janet, I am glad you had good lunch, my BBQ was great and did not rain , after the BBQ we went to Wimbledon tennis, 18 years living couple of minutes away managed to get in this afternoon very first time and queued for an hour :)) it was worth it though having the strawberries and cream ( not really watched the game , I will watch it on tv 🙂
Helen, tomorrow we are going to garsons farm would you like to join us around 11 am, we will be there.
Lovely to meet you all today,hope we can do it again soon.
Gul,hope your BBQ didn't get rained off!
Love Helen xx
Not a problem Gul, it was lovely to meet up and yes we must do it again!
Thank you for organising, hope the bbq was good, we ended up having a bargain lunch!
love Debs x
Hi Debs, Janet and Helen it was lovely to meet you today and I am rally sorry I had to leave early , I did not realise told my friends I wasn't doing anything on Saturday couple of weeks ago and forgotten all about her invitation and remembered this morning therefore no time to cancel it.
I hope we can meet again,
Love Gul xx
Don't know what I'm putting on yet,but if it's gonna be very hot will have a scarf on,not my wig!
Don't worry we'll find each other 🙂
Hi Helen, I will be there 🙂 and Debs, I am not sure about Janet , she hasn't said anything yet, I hope she can make it.
See you tomorrow
Just checking you're all still intending to meet up tomorrow,Slug & Lettuce,Wimbledon 12.30.
Didn't want to turn up & be a Billy no mates!
Looking forward to meeting everyone,
Love Helen xx
Hi all, we had a great fund raising dinner last night and raised £128 for cancer research and hope we can do another one together. I hope you are all ok with Saturday, please let me know if any changes.
Love gul x
Hi Debs, I am glad all under control,I was eating tons of ice cream when I was on chemo and really helped but now I have extra stone 🙂 ginger tea also helped me a lot.
Thanks Gul, it wasn't as bad as i thought, bit of a sicky feeling today but lots of nibbles to keep under control along with tablets!
love Debs x
Hi Janete, yes Slug and Lettuce, 27th, lunch time 12:30 Wimbledon , I am happy you can make it, glad we are going to be few of us. Take care
will be there!! Have my first chemo next Tues so should be fine for that!! look forward to meeting you! love Debs xxxx
Hi gul, would love to meet up 27th June, is it still slug and
lettuce in wimbledon what time? look forward to seeing you
best wishes janete.
Hi Debs, I will look forward to meeting you there, it will be 12:30 Lunch in Wimbledon Slug and Lettuce. I hope others will be able join too. Take care
Hi Helen, I felt just like you when I had lost all my hair but it grew back so quickly , my last chemo was december 29th and already had a hair cut and dyed with herbal dye twice, don't worry. I used to have big curls and long hair it was very hard to maintain I am so happy with my short hair now. I hope to see you soon too, take care
Thanks for your message,I've sent you a PM re the lunch & meeting up.
I have to see you just to see your hair! I'm soooo worried that mine will never grow back,I need proof that it does happen!
Hope to see you soon
Love Helen xx
Hi all, thanks for replying, I thought I was going to have lunch on my own on the 9th, so why don't we do a Saturday lunch on the 27th of June if it is ok with everyone.
I am preparing a dinner on the 20th of June in my house this is my first and limited places only for 12 people and only two places left.( I have a small house) My husband is a chef (Italian food) so he will be doing the cooking 🙂 I will charge only £10 and all will go to my fund raising page.
If it all goes well I will do again and money I will collect it will go to cancer research and you will be able to follow how much money is been raised through this web page , my aim is to raise £500 for this year.
Helen, good luck on the 9th with your chemo. My treatment ended 8th of May and I have so much hair already and almost back to normal. I hope you can make it on the 27th.
Let me know or suggest another date.
Love x Gul
I'm near Esher,would love to meet up,half way through my chemo,surgery to follow.
Unfortunately at the hospital 9th,but if another date comes up?
Anymore info on the lunch at the end of the month?
Love Helen x
I too would love to have met, but am working! Have appt that morning so will have to get back! But what time you never know!!!
Would like to know more about your fund raising lunch!
love Debs xxxx
I would love to meet 9th June but I am working, could we perhaps
meet another time at the weekend? hope you enjoy your meal, best
Hi Melanne, Debs,Janete,Anneliese,
We could orginese a day that fits for all of us and meet for a lunch in Wimbledon. I am also planning a lunch towards to end of June for breast cancer research to help and donate money. If anyone interested please let me know.
Anyone who would like to join for lunch 9th of June in Slug and Lettuce for lunch just let me know on this thread. I will lookforward to meeting you. Or any suggestion for another location or date welcome.
All the best,
Hi, I live in Worcester Park. I finished treatment last year (although had my recon recently) and i am now on Zoladex and tamoxifen... i too am suffering horrendously with the insomnia!!!
Hi I live in Streatham SW16 I have finished my treatment except for Arimidex, suffering side effects sore joints, I would love to meet up to chat.
Hi I'm nearby in Putney (SW15)
Finished treatment (apart from Tamoxifen) in August, so am more or less back to normal except for terrible hot flushes & insomnia!
Hi, anyone from South west London to meet up or chat, please send me a private message, I am having my treatments at charing cross hospital and finished with chemo and surgery lumpectomy, mammoplasty and axillary clearance in February now waiting for radiotheraphy.
Best wishes to all x