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I have not visited this site for what seems like eternity (still having active treatment with herceptin. Three left to go)!!

Felt I should come back and read/post where it all started. Just wanted to say how lovely it was meeting the September girls this weekend, you were such fun and Rev cat your cakes were yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy!!

Look forward to the next meeting.

Love and hugs to all.

xxxx
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Sending love & hugs to u Jay, thinking of you xxx
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Sending love & hugs to u Jay, thinking of you xxx
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Sending love & hugs to u Jay, thinking of you xxx
AnnieK68
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Jay, I hope that all goes as well as possible for you tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you & yours.

Axx

RevCat
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Jay - thinking of you and yours, especially tomorrow, which will be a tough day. We are all sending you hugs, love, prayers and good vibes to help you through.
Ginge23
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OMGoodness what a nightmare getting on here - I not likey - Jay I am so sorry to hear your sad news and sending much love and hugs to you and all your family. Please when you are ready try and come join us on FB. We miss you and want to offer you th support you have have shown us over the last year. We are a little family and miss you. Much love ginge xx

AnnieK68
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Right I'm going to give this a go .... and see if anything posts!!

It's taken me ages to get here!!

Hope everyone is ok? Jay, if you read this, you and yours are in our thoughts & prayers xxx

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Hi girls, have't been on here for a while but thought i'd just check in.
Jay, good to hear from u. So sorry about your son's flat, what a nightmare, hope they get sorted ok & the wedding plans are going ok, how is your hair doing btw, did u decide what to do for the big day? Glad your mum is doing ok & that she is feeling a little better in herself.
How are u getting with the magnet thing u got for the hot flushes, is it working?
As the others have said, if u want to decide at the last minute about London then that's no problem.It would be lovely to meet u. We'll fit u in & meet u wherever. I've never been to London on my own before & will probably get lost as well,lol.

Glad the lovely Lil has finished her rads, whoop whoop. Hope everyone else is ok xxx

Ginge23
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Hi Jay and anyone else still posting here

What a nightmare your poor son and DIL are having. Poor things I bet they are thinking can anything else go wrong befor they get married.

As Revcat says we don't really come on here that often and our September girls FB page is much more fun so why not join up. I am sure one of your So's can sort you out and get all your privacy pages sorted as well.

Weather is rotten here today just stopped raining.

My girls were 15 yesterday and went to a friend's party - they looked more like 25 than 15 after 4 hours of getting ready.

Anyway hoping to see you soon on FB and hope to catch up with you as well in July in London. Worst case you can jump into a taxi at Victoria or as revcat says we can meet you there.

Take care of yourself and sending much love. I think of you often and your Mum so although I may not post much now you are in my thoughts.

Ginge xx

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Morning Jay, good to hear from you. Hope we can lure you over to FB soon as a lot of the ladies aren't posting or reading here any more. Lil has posted over there to say she has finished her rads and is going home.

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************************ LIL RADS DONE HURRAH ************************
********************** SEPTEMBER GIRLS ALL DONE ********************
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As far as London goes we (I) can meet you at Victoria, it's not a problem. Please don't stay away purely out of fear of getting lost. I have a ridiculous phobia about falling off narrow train platforms but I'm still going to come and have fun because deep down I know I'll be fine and meeting all of you is more important. It has been a pleasure (is that a word we can use in this context?!) and a privilege to travel this unchosen journey with you all. I know fine well that if I had bowed last autumn as I planned you'd have all been just as wonderful and supportive as you have been to each other and would have been totally fine. But I'm glad I didn't becuase I have gained from the sharing too.

CARPE DIEM September Girls, you (we) all did it.
No regrets, no 'if only', just life to the full.
Big hugs!!

Enough slushy mushy stuff - I need to get myself down to Sainsbury's for some cat food!!

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Thank you girls, you are all so lovely and understanding...
Not sure how far Moorgate is from Victoria, but if it involves the underground I have to be honest and say I probably wont come! God alone knows where I would end up, I havent a clue!!....

Ginge, How are you feeling now, has your sty gone?....
Hope you got something to help with the anxiety, and it has eased a bit....

Annie, hope you enjoyed your holiday, my hair is driving me nuts to, I just look like action man at the moment!! at least its growing,wrong colour though!!....

Julia, thankyou for your lovely message, I guess I just want life to be as it was before and that just isnt going to happen anytime soon!....

Revcat, hope you are ok, all I can say to you is thankyou, we have been so lucky to have you on our thread....

Have a good weekend everyone....

Love Jay X

AnnieK68
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Hi Girls,

Just a quick post from Morocco (the weather is lovely sorry!)

Jay, it's lovely to hear from you and it's nice to hear your Mum's clot is improving. I'm so sorry to hear about your son's flat - they are really going through it at the moment aren't they? I hope that there aren't any more mishaps before the wedding. As Julia and RevCat say, don't worry about making plans for London yet, we can shuffle around rooms etc - it would be lovely to see you xx

We're having a good time here, very relaxed and getting plenty of exercise which is paying off - I'm not feeling as stiff and feel more mobile now 🙂 The hair is doing my head in - its very Judy Dench at the mo - not a good look for a 43 year old!

Axx

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Hi Jay,
I really cannot add anything to what Julia has said, she has said it all and so well.

I really hope the wedding now goes ahead with no more hitches (except bride and groom to each other!)and is a wonderful day for all of you.

As Julia says, you can decide to come to London at the very last minute and we'll fit you in and feed you!

Be gentle with yourself, you have been through so much physically and emotionally, and it will take a while for you to recover.

Big hugs.

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Dearest Jay.

Lovely to see that you have posted but so sorry that things are still so rubbish for you.

July and the meet up is a way off yet, even if you decide the day before that you can make it we will shove up a bit and make room and we all understand that at the moment you have other priorities.

I have heard good reports of the magnet and hot flushes. I did read though of someone in the early days of using them (when the magnets were bigger in size) that kept getting attached to metal objects such as trollies in the supermarkets, not cool. Think they have found a way around that problem now.

I think with post rads and an underactive thyroid you are going to be worn out, snooze when you can.

Good to hear that your Mum is doing better at home. So much nicer than being in hospital.

A flooded flat sounds miserable, wishing and wishing that the wedding now goes to plan. It is a lovely thing to look forward to.

I think Lil is good, still having rads as far as I know but as jolly as ever.

Do take care of yourself, much love Julia x

Jay66
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Hi Girls....
Sorry havent posted in a while, just never got anything positve to say, it seems since I got breast cancer its just been cr#p after cr#p!....
My sons flat was flooded on friday with hot water! everything is ruined and they werent insured! just what you need 4 weeks before you get married, they are staying with her parents and wont be able to go back!.....

A meet up sounds lovely but really dont know right now....

I have invested (£20) in something called a lady care magnet for hot flushes, my oncologist said alot of the woman are raving about it, there is a thread on here from a few years ago, but i dont know how to do links!!!...
I am getting desperate and thought anything is worth a try....
Only started wearing it today so we will see....
Still so tired and lack energy! slept for 2 hours this afternoon! How long does this last for goodness sake! mind you my thyroid has crashed to serverly underactive so it might be that I surpose....

My mum is making slow progress, the blood clot has gone down slightly, she can walk a little bit with the zimmer and is eating better, she seems better in herself, more chatty....
Still dont know what if anything they can do about the cancer, it dosnt seem like it is priority which makes me think they probably wont be doing anything.....

I really hope you are all ok, I am so grateful for your supportive messages....

How is the lovely Lil doing, has anyone heard?.....

Please all take care....

Love Jay X

Ginge23
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Hi Girls

Jay - well done on finishing your final chemo. Sorry you are having some S/E but hopefully this will subside shortly.

How are you feeling and how is your Mum?

Happy Monday to everyone

Ginge xx

RevCat
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Hi all... just to confirm what Ginge says.... we are trying for central London meet 20/21 July. HJV doing some clever stuff to get us good deals on accommodation. Do hope as many as poss can make it... just been checking trains to/from Glasgow... excited!

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Hi Girls

Hope you are all doing OK and enjoying life outside of BC. i am just getting over 2 weeks off with the girls and being the chauffeur running them here and there.

Jay - Sounds like your on the road to recovery hopefully and I hope that your Mum is feeling better now she is home. Hopefully she won't have another long stay in hospital because of her leg.

We are all trying to arrange a get together so for anyone not on FB I think we are trying for 20th July overnight in London. It's a Friday night so everyone will have Sunday to recover back at home. I hope Jay and Teecass you can make it.

I went to the Doctors today and had a long list for him. I've now got a sty which maybe a cyst on my eye, I've still got a smelly smell up my nose for which I now have a new load of antibiotics, i need further physio where i had the recon and I get anxiety attacks followed by the hot sweats. I don't think he knew where to start!!! I think he wants me to go and talk to someone about why I'm feeling anxious but to be honest I'm not into all that and just want some happy pills!!!! I know what it - I'm bored and not working - I need something to do but can't be bothered to do anything. Oh well roll on summer when I can get out and about. I think I need a holiday.

Love to all

Ginge xx

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Hi Girls,

I hope everyone is ok? I'm getting back into work at the mo (& secretly enjoying it too!). Just tending to do 9 - 3 but my confidence is coming back! My boss nearly died of embarrassment today - a non-exec board member came to see him and asked if he'd got a new member of staff! Boss replied - no Anne's starting to come back to work very abruptly (I found an excuse & left the office). Silly old s** then came out and told me he had realised as I don't look the same!!! The phrase don't try to dig yourself out of a deep hole comes to mind! My boss complained to the CEO - ouch!!!

Jay - I hope your Mum got on ok today - it is a worry for you. Glad the Midlands treated Ricki well but such a shame for your DiL. At least it's the hen party that went wrong & hopefully not the wedding! Don't worry about your Nanna Naps, do what your body says! I've only just started to feel more energetic this past week! I'm still very dubious about what I can achieve without burning out - I'm not going to push it until after we get back from hols in a few weeks.

RevCat - yes, I was very tired at the weekend! I don't know if you read my FB post about Mum complaining that the dishwasher wasn't working as the pots were dirty ....I'd only just filled it up!! Bless her I know she's 82 but it was very hardwork coping with her and not being as energetic as pre-BC! Oh yes, I had an only a mother can say comment ... When I struggled to get up after sitting down for a while ..... that's all that weight you've put on!!

Anyway, enough of my ranting - I hope everyone is doing ok and getting back to normal.

Love to everyone

Axx

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Morning Jay!
Sorry to hear about your Mum's leg. Hopefully if it's a clot they can give her drugs to disperse it? That and 'funky socks' as the anaesthetist called them when I had my surgery (compression stockings).

So glad Rikki had a good time in Nottingham, but sad that DiL cut her hen night short after the limo failed to arrive 😕

If power napping works for you go for it girl! I don't sleep in the day but for a few months after my treatment was tucked up in bed by 8 pm most days! It has been interesting to compare this Easter - when I ran around like a mad thing doing three services on Sunday - to last Easter when I was tucked up in bed by 9p.m. having led one service! Don't forget you've had lots of extras to deal with too. If you feel like joining us over on Facebook just let me or Annie know and we can help you set up an account.

Annie hope you had a great weekend and aren't too kn*ckered.

Lil if you drift by hope your rads are going OK... alas I've kind of lost count how far through you are now (mea culpa) about half way? Defo the blingy ball gown for you when you cross that last finsih line... woo hoo!

Love to all

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Morning girls....
Hope you all enjoyed the easter weekend....

Revcat, I guess it will take you a while to recover! how did it go?....

My mum had the doctor out yesterday, she is being picked up at 8am today to go to the hospital for a scan on her leg, the doctor is pretty certain she has a blood clot....
I wonder if it is, do you think she will have to stay in again??....

My poor future DIL was home by 11, she just wasnt in the mood after the limo not turning up! Ricki had a great time in Nottingham, Go Karting, paint balling and lots of drinking!! back to reality yesterday though!....

Annie, How are you doing? hope you coped ok with your visitors....
This tirdness goes on for quite a while then! i seem to be having a kip by about 3 most days! need to get out of that habit!....

Have a good day everyone....

Love Jay X

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Hi all.

Jay, hope your about to be DiL had a good hen night in Brighton in the end, it's upsetting when things are planned and then mess up. Nice to hear that you had been in the pub though. When my eldest daughter had her hen do just after my surgery I joined them for tea at Betty's in York and disappeared off home before they all got pie eyed on a pub crawl in the evening - perfect. How did the boys fare in Nottingham? My now SiL went and stayed on a boat in the Norfolk broads with mates and I thought the combination of alcohol and boats a bit scary but they were fine, I think it is mother hen thing that makes us worry. Hope your Mum's legs improved, it makes it so difficult to get around when they are swollen. She must feel so much better to be at home with everyone around her though.

TeeCass love the sound of the car, I quite fancy a mini convertible (have a normal mini) but usually have a large muddy dog who likes to sit on the front seat with me so maybe stick with the old car for the time being.

Hope you have had a few relaxing reds RevCat after your hectic week. We are indeed very lucky to have you.

I have been into work today to see everyone and book time off for holiday as planning to go back in the next few weeks, can use last years holiday to be half time for about two months. Am looking forward to the normality of work and the team of nurses I work with are lovely but I'm a bit scared as well that I'll of forgotten it all. It will probably be like ground hog day in that on the district a lot of our patients are long term and they will be the same ones I was seeing a year ago.

Lots of love to all. Hoping that eventually we can all meet up as planned. Julia xxx

RevCat
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Way to go Jay! Good on you girl!

Happy Easter all lovely September girls.

Sorry this is uber brief - I need to be elsewhere and working!!

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Get you Jay!! I'm really pleased you've been out to the pub, life will come back to you even if it's slower than you'd plan! Sorry to hear about the limo - that is so unfair. I hope that the bride went on to have a good night though.

Rads is tough! Don't worry your not on your own - I've got my sister, brother in law & Mum here, I'm struggling to keep up & keep everyone happy! I think it's that I'm expecting I should be at pre-BC energy levels!

I hope that your Mum's legs get better - maybe something to mention to the nurses? Fingers crossed they should be able to help.

Have a good weekend

Axx

Jay66
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Evening Girls....
I set foot in a pub tonight for the first time in months! went to my future daughter in laws hen do for an hour to show my face! my friend took me bless her....
They were then going for a meal in Brighton and off to Essex in a limo to a club, only the bl##dy limo didnt turn up!! very disappointed and upset bride to be is now staying in Brighton!!.....

They certainly arent wrong about how tired you feel at the end of rads, cant believe how shattered i am by early evening!!.....

Went to see my mum today, the slow progress she was making has stopped due to painful swollen legs, I guess we just have to be patient....

Hope you are all doing ok....

Enjoy your weekend....

Love Jay X

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Hi Sarah...
Good to hear from you...
Thank you, It is good to have my mum home, its hard to see her looking so frail, when just a few weeks ago she was ok....
Hope you are doing good....
Happy easter to you too....

Love Jay X

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Hi Jay
So glad to hear that your mum is home and doing as well as can be expected and although you have had a mare, you have at last finished your rads . Big hugs to you xxxxx
Teescass, Hi Pet, glad you are not having any se with the tamoxifen, long may it continue.
I'm not on any hormone therepy, but I was getting hot flushes from the chemo BUT they seem to be subsiding and I kind of want my periods back cos this will make me feel nornmal again! But who knows , I'm 44 so there is an 80% chance that they wont come back .
I hope that you all have a wonderful easter .
Lots of love
Sarah xxx

Jay66
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Bless you Revcat, we are so lucky to have you on our thread....
I'm so pleased you feel so well, sounds like you work so hard to make it enjoyable for everyone.....
Happy easter to you
XX

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Hi Jay, whooppeee! You're free of active bc treatment. Hope you are able to have a lovely Easter with your family. Hope Rikki and his mates enjoy Nottingham, it's a good place.

My little world is manic - I'm typing this before I go back to work to finish my Sunday sermon - we're having lots of sand, a barbecue and some real fish! No other minister is quite as mad as this one!

I am cream crackered but in a good way - this time last year I was just starting back to work after my surgery and it is amazing how much stronger I am now than then.

HAPPY EASTER lovely, lovely ladies. May new life, and life in all its fullness, be yours now and always. :0)

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Morning Girls,

Jay, it's lovely to hear from you - you sound more like your old self which is good :)) The boys should have good time in Nottingham. Most people up here go to Brighton!! I didn't use Aloe Vera as I could tell I was going to have trouble on the aqueous cream, so didn't risk it. From what I've read it sounds good though.

From what we've read on FB, Lil is doing ok, I think she had a few days in hospital though. Her sister visited from the states and they went on safari last weekend - it sounded lovely.

Have a lovely weekend

Axx

Jay66
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Morning Girls....
Happy easter weekend to you all....
Yep rads is all done and dusted, thank goodness!....
Bright red one side and a bit tingly but otherwise ok at the moment, just keep slapping on the cream for a couple of weeks i guess, did any of you use aloe vera gel after? some on the other months are using it.....
My mum is doing ok, seems like she has aged over night, can walk a little way with the zimmer now, has the nurses going in twice a day....

Annie, you're wedding sounds lovely, it dosnt have to cost a fortune to make it special does it....
Ricki has his stag do starting today, he is driving up to bl##dy Nottingham! and I am worried sick, hes only been driving a year and has never driven that far before! hes a good driver but I cant help worrying, they come back on Sunday!....
Good to hear your scar is ok now....
Enjoy your easter visitors, dont do too much!!....
Do you have snow??....

Ginge, I do have a dress, I stumbled across it weeks ago in Monsoon sale, not sure about it now! more concerned about finding something for my head!!
Are you still suffering with hot flushes? if so are you taking anything for them?.....

Teecass, So glad you seem to be ok on the Tamoxifen, I cant take it now until I've had my gallbladder out!....
Have a lovely time at the wedding today, and enjoy your new car, you deserve it.....

Revcat, Enjoy your busy busy weekend, but take it easy and have an easter egg too!!....

How is Lil. do we know?....

Julia and Heather, Thank you for your messages, everyone has been so so supportive....

Take care all....

Love Jay X

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Happy Easter hols everyone - probably won't be posting the next few days as I'm VERY busy... it's DO good to be able to work silly hours and not end up kn*ckered any more than anyone else. This time next year it'll be all of you.

Ginge23
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Hi Gals

CONGRATULATIONS JAY - Rads finished and something else fo you to tick off your list.
You should have a glass of something nice tonight (if your allowed) to celebrate
Fantastic news about your Mum being home.
Have you got your outfit for Ricki's wedding yet?
Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend
Love to all
Ginge xx

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RevCat,

Have a lovely Easter, I'm sure you'll be busy but I'm sure it will be enjoyable!

Mum & I have booked the tv to watch The Preston Passion - Mum's from Preston so it will be extra special this year!

Axx

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We had a small family wedding ceremony at a local posh restaurant that is licenced for weddings. There was only 36 of us, mainly my immediate family. OH only has a small family, so he had some close friends too. My dress was bought in a sale, £99 and my hair band was from Amazon £5!! In the evening we had a party for friends in the National Forest - a big tent with a local ukelele duo, who do pop covers. Luckily, because it was June & there was a large grassy playing field, we bought toys for the kids, who played outside & enjoyed themselves! Where we could, we did things ourselves or shopped around on the net! It all had a festival feel to it, as we go to an Acoustic Festival every year.

I didn't know where to start but a friend sat me down and we made a list of what we needed, then went from there. I didn't trust others so did the majority of the planning myself. To be honest I surprised myself how well it went and how I managed to get value for money with everything! I even made two tiers of my cake myself to save money!!

You'll know what you'll want when your ready.

Axx

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Good on you TeeCass - absolutely, live life to the full in the way that's right for you. Really glad the Tamoxifen side effects are minimal for you - I would not wish them on my worst enemy (if I had one!) but compared to so many I am lucky just to have the 'power surges' and the rare effect of significant joint aches... not that I let either stop me enjoying life, oh no! Have you spoken to anyone about your back pain? I had low back pain for nearly six months last year before it eventually went away on its own - spoke to my BCN who was very helpful in reassuring me it was 'the wrong kind' of back pain.

Annie enjoy your Easter visitors but don't work too hard.

Jay I think you have your last zap tomorrow - hope it goes OK and you feel able to put a big tick in the box that says 'all active treatment done'. I also hope you are able to have some quality family time over the Easter weekend.

Take care lovely ladies.

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U 2 Annie. So your anniversary must be soon? We r OFF TO A WEDDING ON fRIDAY AND i THINK THAT MIGHT START HIM OFF WANTING TO MAKE PLANS.
What kind of wedding day did you have Annie? Its the planning that I cant get my head around...now if I had someone to do it for me then I might feel a bit different lol xx

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Go Girl! That's the spirit - our splash out is on holidays and breaks! (I could never afford much when I lived on my own!) Don't worry about the wedding plans, you'll know when your ready. I can't believe that I was majorly planning ours, this time last year!

Good news about the tamoxifen - I'm not too bad on it either!

I'm going to put my feet up - got family coming for Easter and I've not stopped today!

Have a great Easter

Axx

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RE: tamoxifen, i dont think i have had any side effects???
I have had no hot flushes but i cant get rid of the pain in my back which i have had since beginning of Feb! ?

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Hi Ladies,
Ive sent off for my race for life pack and today i thought life is just too bloomin short and bought a golf gti!
If i cant have kids then im gonna have my dream car!!
I cant get my head around wedding plans but OH and his son are gonna move in with me for 12 months so that we can seriously save for that deposit ( she sez splashing out on a sporty car!! but i have saved hard for that! and worked even harder for it)
love to all xx

AnnieK68
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Hi Girls,

Brrrrr it's cold up here!! Just sat waiting for my keep fit session 😞 I know it's got to be done!!

Jay - hope you are well, is it last Rads day tomorrow? I hope so, one less thing to worry about!! I hope all is well for your Mum & Dad xxx

My scar has sorted itself out and I must say its now looking the best it has since having it done! Every cloud has a silver lining and all that!!

Better go

Axx

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Hi all.

Jay, just lovely to come on and see that your Mum is out of hospital. Home and family will be perfect for her. And good on your Dad keeping up his Sainsbury's and flutter. Rads is tiring, you need to loll as much as you can until you feel better.

I would stash an egg (or two) as well. Am trying very hard to lose weight at the moment so trying to avoid thinking about eggs, but there is something extra nice about snapping Easter egg chocolate. My Wii is simply abusive and tells me I'm obese along with making my avatar round, I think I hate it.

Sorry to hear about your infection Annie, hope it clears up soon. Antibiotics make me queasy too.

The wedding coming up will be lovely, we will all put in orders for good weather for you. With regard getting your Mum downstairs it might be worth looking at possible hunky guys to help in advance. My OH has been involved with Mountain Rescue and they will sometimes help out because they have the carrying gear etc. But hopefully your Mum will feel stronger and be able to make it the stairs.

Lots of love Julia xxx

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Jay, i recovered fairly quickly from the op, i was ready to go back to work after a week & a half but they made me take the 2 whole weeks off. It was keyhole surgery so the wounds weren't very big. But i do think my body heals itself quite quickly as i soon got over my two BC ops as well,not everyone will be the same. But from my experience it was over & done with very quickly with no ill effects afterwards.
Hope ur mum manages to get to the wedding. To be honest, people amaze u when they really want to do something, im sure she do her utmost to be there.
Yes i've had the slimming world chips already & i've only been on the diet a week,lol.

Annie, glad ur infection is improving. Last time i had antibiotics they made me sick so i agree with u,u can't win can u, there's always something. Hope u improve soon. It'll be nice for u to have visitors to look forward to at easter.

love to all, Heather x

AnnieK68
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Morning Jay,

I think you are right, get your op & wedding out of the way first - why have extra hassle when you don't need it? It won't change any results will it?

I will be keeping everything crossed that your Mum can make it to Ricki's wedding - just take it one step at a time (no, not the flat stairs!).

Good idea about saving an egg! I saw my Mum yesterday and she was hinting at buying me an egg. Bless her, she is sweet but can be cantankerous at times! I had to show her my scar for her to understand why I was still feeling rough from rads!

My infection on my scar is improving, it seems to have stopped weeping now which is good. However, the antibiotics are giving me a jippy tummy - you can't win can you??

Have a lovely day (we're mucking out the little bedroom, we have Mum, Sister & Brother In Law coming for Easter)

Axx

Jay66
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Morning lovely ladies...
I love daffs too, always have them on my kitchen window sill.....

Annie, yes my daughters would be tested too, big thing to think about, maybe leave doing too much thinking until after my sons wedding might be the way to go....
Your right having my mum home is one less thing to worry about, it was taking its toll on my dad going up the hospital every day, just cant believe how things have changed in just a matter of weeks!!....
I am just hoping she gets strong enough to get to Rickis wedding, we have 16 stairs up to her flat, so its not going to be easy, time will tell I guess.....
How is your infection?....

Revcat, Strawberries sound good, might have to put a sneaky cadburys buttons egg away for after the op though!! hope you enjoyed the sun yesterday, we had none, looks a bit brighter today....
Have a great palm sunday, sounds like lots of fun....

hjv, Thankyou I am just so relieved to have my dear mum home, its so easy to take things for granted....
I too have a stone stuck, 3 lots of painkillers are keeping the pain under control, they think it was the infection that made it worse, how long did it take to recover from the op?.....
Hope you enjoyed your lazy day, my friend has just lost 2 stone on slimming world and actually really enjoys the diet, and is never ever hungry, infact she always seems to be eating! slimming world home made chips being one of her favourites! Good luck.....

Have a lovely Sunday....

Love Jay X

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Hi ladies, Jay, so pleased to hear ur mum is home & u in yourself sound so much better, it shows in your posts. Bless your Dad as well, good for him to keep doing the things he wants to. I was more tired on rads than i was on chemo, especialy towards the end. i went back to work the week after they finished & i really shouldn't have, shattered wasn't the word for it, so as the others say, take it easy. I can sympathise with u on the gallstone pain, i had it about 3 years ago & my word i have never felt pain like it. I had one stone that the gallbladder kept trying to push through the bile duct. It felt like contractions, i lost loads of weight though cos i daren't eat anything,lol. They soon whipped my gallbladder out & have had no symptoms or problems since.

Teecass, hope ur doing ok on the Tamoxifen, i've had no SE's to speak of so far, hope it's the same for u.

Annie, hope ur infection has cleared up now.

Revcat, yes next weekend is going to be a busy one for u, i too love daffodils, they just cheer me up when i see them especially when u see huge clumps of them by the roadside. They make me smile.

Well. im having a very lazy day today, chilling on the sofa, watching tv & playing on the laptop,lol. Now thinking about food again though as i started Slimming World last week to try & get rid of some of this excess flab. U can eat quite a lot so i quite like this diet, haha.

Love to u all, have a great weekend xx

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Jay that is such brilliant news that you Mum is home - what a wonderful moment for you all. So glad your Dad is able to potter about in his normal fashion, and if he likes a little flutter, well, good for him. Jay if anyone is entitled to cancer fatigue it is you. I found that for several months my energy just suddenly ran out and I had to stop. Just take your time, do what you can and make sure you keep a little bit of energy for fun things and treats.

Sorry, I didn't think about chocolate being unsuitable for you, stupid me. So, it'll have to be strawberries and posh nosh then, and loads of glorgeous yellow daffs - I love 'em too, Annie, and fill my flat with them each spring. Btw I smiled in understanding at your childhood confusion - the church year is a bit odd! Yes Palm Sunday tomorrow and looking forward to it - the children lead us all in a crazy procession round the church singing silly songs, love it!

We still have sun up here (sorry!) so after a busy morning of a meeting I hope to get out and enjoy it whilse it lasts.

Hope Lil is OK, she's very quiet at the mo (no internet I guess) and she did mention on FB she'd been unwell again.

Have a good weekend one and all, whatever you're up to.

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Jay

I'm so pleased that your Mum is home, silly as it sounds it's one less thing to worry about!

Rads does make you very tired, I'm still picking and choosing what I'm doing and I'll be 3 weeks after on Monday. If you can, don't fight it - rest! (I appreciate it that it's not that simple but take every opportunity you can). My cousins had the genetic testing done after my Dad's sister had BC and 1 I know was positive for the ovarian cancer gene - not sure about the other 3. I would do it when you are ready. If I'm right they would probably test your daughters too and if positive keep an eye on them (but I could be wrong!).

It looks like Connor will just have to have your Egg then!! Mind you - a couple of those cheap Daffodils that they sell would cheer you up - I love them! That's what Andy bought me for Valentine's Day, as he knows I moan about how expensive flowers are a waste!!

RevCat - have a lovely Palm Sunday. Easter sure is busy for you isn't it?

Have a good weekend

Axx

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Morning Girls...
MY MUM IS HOME! 3 weeks ago I honestly didnt think she would come home at all she looked so ill, I'm so pleased....
We are going over this morning to sit with her while my dad goes to sainsburys which he does every single day, its important he gets out so for the first week at least we will take it in turns to pop in each day, he also does a little bet everyday bless him, so want him to carry on, not that he cares right now, hes so happy....

Annie, Was it you who said you were really tired coming up to finishing rads? I dont know if its that or all the painkillers I am on or what, but I feel permantely shattered!!...
I just have the four boosters to go now, had a treatment review appointment yesterday, he asked me to consider genes testing, as my nan also had cancer, but he said we have to be prepared for what they might find! sounds scary! not sure my head can cope with anymore at the moment!....

Revcat, No easter egg for me!!!!! low fat diet until after the op! that said nothing and i mean nothing is worth risking the return of that pain! I have never known pain like it!....
How are your preperations for easter going? you must be pretty busy....

Thankyou all for popping on here to see how I am doing, I am truely grateful....

Have a good weekend everyone...
Shame the weather is on the turn...

Love Jay X