Hi a very quick update as I don't have regular wifi at the moment having moved house a week or so ago. This will explain my absence in general from the forum but I'm hoping we can still get another meeting organised in the Hants area.
we have sadly lost many of our lovely friends this past year or so, not forgetting Kirsti who passed away in May (apologies for not posting this information sooner but unfortunately I haven't had much access full stop to the internet).
We would love to hear from any ladies recently diagnosed with secondary BC and who would like to meet up in a relaxed atmosphere to chat about anything at all either related to this horrible disease or not. I know there are a few of us who had manged to meet up who are still interested, Helen and Beanbob especially but it would be nice to meet some new faces as well.
Please post on here if you are interested in meeting up and we can sort a place and time, that's for newbies as well as old hands 😊
I won't be able to make 12 June - it is the Isle of Wight Festival & transport is a nightmare that weekend!
It is more difficult for me to get further than Southampton or Portsmouth for a meet up as I need to tie up trains/ferries - the last trip to Alresford took me all day which is fine if it is in school holidays but I work until 1pm normally.
I would love to see you though so hopefully sometime soon.
Take care, love Helen x
Hello Maggot - welcome to our local group x
Hello Nicky, Kirsty and all
I could meet at 2pm on Friday 12 June. I think Nicky has treatment though on Fridays?
After that i have holiday so I am putting out a thought about Thursday 9th July instead?
I have PMd you - hope you are ok.
Nicky & I had a lovely morning last Monday in Portsmouth catching up - thank you for all the handy hints & tips Nicky, you have really helped me through the docetaxol.
Hope everyone's treatments are helping.
Love to all, Helen x
So sad. I am so sorry for Jacqui and Michelle family.
And, yes, our group is feeling small. I would love to see you, but cannot make 16th Feb. But count me in for next time.
Another lady sadly gone, may you rest in peace Michelle and I am sorry that I never got to meet you.
You are in a better place now, love Helen xx
I am happy to go down to Portsmouth to meet with Helen and can make the 16th Feb. Is anyone else able to make it then? I can give a lift to anyone south of me eg Winchester if it's difficult to get there. Just post on here or PM me and we will see what we can arrange. If it's just me and Helen then I will leave it up to Helen to decide as it's a long way for her to make the trip.
Unfortunately I am not around to go to Jacqui's funeral tomorrow but will be thinking of her and all the family. She had mentioned a few times about the plot she had picked out at the sustainability centre, from what she said it sounds a lovely final resting place.
So sad to hear about Jacqui - may she rest in peace now. It was lovely to meet her last August.
Thanks for your PM & sorry I haven't replied as yet. I am on cycle 4 docetaxol at the moment but would like to see you all sometime soon to celebrate Jacqui's life. I could do 12, 13 or 16 Feb if that's any good - would it be possible to meet in Portsmouth this time perhaps, say Gunwharf Quays? It is a bit of a difficult trek to Hedge End or Winchester for me from Island. I'll go with the majority decision though.
Hope your treatment is going well for you, and everyone else's.
Dear Jess & family,
I am really saddened to hear the news about your mum. I am fairly new to the support group and only managed to meet Jacqui once, back in August, when she was so welcoming at Tiffins and we enjoyed lots of cake & a chat. Her advice and support was invaluable and she will be sorely missed. May she rest in peace.
Thinking of you & your family,
Hi, my name is Jess, I'm Jacqui's daughter. I'm sad to say that my mum passed away yesterday at the Countess Mountbatton Hospice. It was a gradual decline and she seemed happy and comfortable up to the end.
I know that she found your support invaluable throughout her illness and she often told me how much she enjoyed meeting with you for coffee, cake and a moan. I would like to thank you all on her behalf for your support.
Her funeral will be held at the Hampshire Sustainability Centre on Wednesday 28 January at 11:30. You are of course more then welcome.
I'll keep an eye on this account so if you would like more details then feel free to PM.
Hi beanbob, fingers crossed for your results. The aches and pains could be down to the horrmone treatment you are on? I know some ladies suffer more than others. I'm also due to get scan results next week so my fingers are crossed for me as well
I will put a date up for end Jan/beg Feb after next week. There is a chance I may have 2 additional cycles of the chemo and have realised how difficult it is to organise anything in advance since starting it in August so bear with me. Hopefully though it has done a good job and I can then concentrate on getting some normality back without having to fit around chemo/steroid cycles.
Hope you are all coping with treatments Jacqui, Kirsti, Helen? As well as Mara and of course Michele, sorry if I've missed any one out.
ps Have enventually got round to sending you a PM Michele, sorry it's taken so long I've just had a busy week full of different hospital appointments etc.
So sorry to hear you've had a rough time. I will PM you later today or tomorrow once I have a bit more time as I'm rushing out for an appointment right now. Take care though.
Hoping all the other Hants ladies are coping with treatments and whatever life is throwing at you. A Happy New Year to you all and I will see if we can get a date together for a meet up soon.
Hi Mara, sorry the dates aren't good for you (I hope that's the only reason?) but I know how busy everyone can be during December.
I've realised I put 19th on one of my replies when Michele had actually put 17th. Either way I can't make either of those dates now -19th because of denosumab injection and 17th because I'll still be spaced out on my steroid come-down.
That leaves me only with this Friday's date that was suggested by Michele and I may be a possible 'no' for that as I'm still suffering with a bad cold/laryngitis that's been dragging on for a couple of weeks - just what I didn't need whilst going through chemo.
I'm not sure if Michele has booked anything but if we haven't heard maybe we will have to leave it until after Christmas?
I'm happy with any of thse dates except 15/12. 30th wedding anni.
thanks for sorting this out. You're a star.
hope to see as many as possible. Love Jxxx