Dedicated To Sandra
You're our first thought when we wake
and our last when it gets late.
Our lives are deeply intertwined,
all the February Valentines.
We shared your joys, we shared your pain,
when this dreadful sickness came
and tore our lives apart.
But deep inside our heart
forever we will keep,
whether wakeful or asleep,
precious thoughts of you,
Our Sandra, strong and true.
Hi Pam, have you posted this in the March 2013 thread? It's called "Spring into March".
Sending love to all the Valentines, especially Sandra, our very special Valentine sister. Forever in our hearts. xxx
Well, as all you lovely Vals know, I have had an awful fortnight!! My pseudomonas has come back big time and put me back in hospital. Now back home administering my own intravenous antibiotics. Lovely job, sterilizing my work area and shoving 4 syringes full of saline, antibiotic, saline again, then heparin into my line, three times a day. Plus using my nebulizer. Ya know something, sounds awful I know, but I had far less trouble with my BC. I'm angry because Bronchiectasis is incurable as is pseudomonas. This will happen time and time again. Sorry for the rant, but although I finish my IVs tomorrow - this could come back next month, and the month after ad-infinitum.
Nipinuk -- yes Birmingham was great! Much nicer city than I had ever thought. There were 15 of us there. Mandy played a big part, organising the Saturday lunch, but Linda, sadly, couldn't make it -- this time. I didn't go by train, my Husband drove me and then had a great time at the Air Force Museum, while I idled away lovely hours with the Valentines! Hope you are well, with love, Louise
It was lovely to meet more 2013 Valentines in person at the weekend. You really are all an amazing bunch of women.Once again my gratitude to BCC for bringing us all together on the forum a year ago. xx
Birmingham seems to still be standing after a frontal attack from a formation of Valentines! Everyone who was there seemed to have a really good time and there was talk about organizing another date, when hopefully even more of us can be present!!!
Well, as all the Valentines now know, I couldn't stay away for long. I've now come to terms with the fact that I'm not doing as well as I thought I was emotionally. I have changed on the outside, but inside the old fears and worries are still there. So thankfully I'm back on the fb page again
We have to learn our lessons the hard way some time. xxx
Gill, you remind me that when we were really in need, there were so many more Valentines -- Blue Rose, Halo B, Zuzu64, Jennier63, Blue Sky10, Sarahsmum, Honey22. Motogirl, lesley60, Nissier, jenane, Misspiggy16, tittlemouse,samlilies, DCD, featherbird, SuJo jnegusuk, Ciccia47, BMW07,Summer Storm, Maya1471, Fightingit, Inshock ,Gail500 and others, I . I wish you all success and a much better year ahead! with love and hugs
Given the date I thought it appropriate to wish all 2013 Valentines the very best whatever they're doing, wherever they are.
This time last year feels - on the one hand like yesterday - on the other like ages ago.
I do hope that all of the 50 or so women who posted here are doing well - hopefully with the best of news from first anniversary check-ups.
Take care all,
You will be sorely missed but I respect your need to do whatever's right for you.
You will always be a Valentine to me and I thank you for all your support and friendship over the last year or so.
I'm just here to say goodbye to the February Valentines. You have all been brilliant, but I now feel that I must move on. So, although I shall come here from time to time for a read and possibly post replies to newbies, I have left the Feb Val's facebook group. Wishing you all well for the future and hope you enjoy the February meet.
Love Kath. xxx
Just got back from the breast clinic. I saw the same nurse who did my original examination before DX. I didn't get an ultra sound, they only do that when they want to DX something. She felt all along my scar, then beneath my arm, all over the good breast and beneath that arm, then up the lymph glands in my chest/neck area. Smiled, said there's nothing there. See you next year. So I'm well chuffed with that.
Also waiting for her first annual check was the young girl who had her surgery the same day as I did. She looked fabulous. We wished each other well and are having our next year's appointment on the same day and time.
I feel sorry for them, but if they have as much support from one another and make such strong friendships as we have over this year, they will cope just fine.
I have added 2013 to your thread title to avoid any confusion- I dare say there will soon be a new thread for those members beginning chemo this February.
Hope that's ok
I'm cobbing it a bit as although my mammogram was ok in December, next Wednesday I have an appointment to have my MX side checked. I also have costochondritis, which is painful!! The prayer thread is here:
I haven't visited the prayer thread for ages. Must go and post a new prayer for our Sandra. xx
About 40 mins away! Other side of the 303 between Stockbridge and Salisbury. Would love to see you if you are driving around!
Dear Blue Rose -- I tried to PM you, but with this new system it didn't seem to be accepted -- don't know why! Just wondered if you wanted to be part of the Valentine's FB page -- sure that you would be welcome as you were one of the early ones posting on the thread! I see from my old notes that you are from West Sussex and were being treated in Portsmouth. I am in Hampshire and was treated in Southampton. Had one-year-on meet with the surgeorn today and everything seems tickity-boo, so fingers crossed! Hope things are going welll with you. all the best,, Louise
Oh blimey, it's just occurred to me that pretty soon there will be another February group formed!! How surreal will that be - wonder what they will call themselves poor s*ds.
Thank you BlueRose, we wish the same for you too. Most of us have either just had, are about to have, or waiting to have our first annual mammogram. Many of the younger ones (that leaves me out then) are beginning to go back to work. But most of us are on our way to a new normality and trying to adjust and get used to it. It's nice to hear from you.
Happy New Year to all of you lovely Valentines! I hope this year is a better one for all of us and wish you happiness and good health!!!!!
Thinking of you all. Xxxxx
Coming just a little late .... but wishing all the Valentines a peaceful and healthy 2014.
I will also drink to that, Kath.
Wishing all the Vals a happier and healthier 2014. xxxxxxxxxx
We Valentines look forward
to a healthier New Year
so let's all drink a toast
to mammograms being clear.
Here's hoping 2014 brings
a new life, full of cheer.
Love Kath xx