Oh Ruby my love. Right then shall we all say 1500?
So sorry about your grandma. Miss mine to this day even though she died in 1974. When you want to go is good. It is Teacup who worries me.
Discipline again everyone! We are now on 1500! OK with everyne?
Dilys hope you had a lovely time with your granddaughter at Grease - what a lovely afternoon.
Divipops - good to hear from you. Is it a portacath you are having removed?
Karen, Dilys, Cecelia and Jo - I'm working on 18th and due to other person I work with being away, it's not so easy for me to get away early so will really try to be there for 3pm but have no problem staying longer and not rushing off anywhere - I really wanna see you all and I know karen you are coming from afar so I just want you to know that if I was not on my own on that day at work, I'd be taking half day! If anything changes and there is a light work load I'll make sure I do get away earlier.
I'm off out shortly to a party for a friend's b'day and I understand it's in aid of breast cancer. What a lovely day today - I hear the weather is going to be wonderful tomorrow.
I went to see my aged grandma today who is really not in a good way anymore - she's been slowly going down hill and last weekend we had a call to say she was being taken to hospital as was in loads of pain but it turned out she had an infection and she's on antibiotics now. This morning she was just in bed, sleeping the whole time and opened her eyes to say hello and then to say she's tired and needs to sleep. Very sad as I know she doesn't want to be here anymore. She's had a good life and has no quality of life anymore - her sight and hearing have really deteriorated - oh well - she's had a long and mainly healthy life - sad to see though.
Anyway hope you're all ok and speak soon
Discipline! As Ruby and Cecelia are going to be late on 18th, shall we change the meet up time? Means a difference to dear Karen who has a long way to travel. What say we go for 1500 at the same place? Is that all right with everyone?
Answers on one side of the page!
Dear Divipops and all
Divipops I am so glad to hear from you. It sounds as if you are doing really well. I share your horror at the thought of any more surgery and am not letting the surgeon anywhere near my intact breast! I do have to have the port out at some point, though I can't say it bothers me where it is. You carry on taking care, and stay with us!
I am taking my grand daughter to see Grease this afternoon, as part of her 10th birthday celebration. Think I might take some earplugs along!
It should be good fun though.
Hope everyone else is well. It is such a lovely day out there, isn't it?
Much love to all
Hi lovely ladies
hope you are all keeping well, special wishes to teacup.
Well I have had an unexpected week away at my sisters caravan in Morecambe with my other older sister, just what the doctor ordered.
Had a lovely relaxing break.
Went to see surgeon today for top up, she says everything seems fine, thank god. Had a discussion about having port taken out soon also maybe nip and tuck on other breast also nipple rebuilt. She must have seen the look on my face (sheer horror)told her that at this present moment I have had enough surgery, say she can remove port with local anaesetic (hopefully) if not it can stay in ha. Thankfully my results were good, say I dont need tamoxafin as cancer was not hormone receptable, I am so relieved and feel very lucky.
It is lovely to have made friends with you all and know that you are only a post away with all your sincere feelings and thoughts, I really appreciate that, thanks.
Take care all , speak soon
Love Divipops xx
Hi Ruby and all
Hope you won't be too late!
Loads of stations near Hyde Park. Amongst which Hyde park Corner, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, Lancaster Gate etc etc. Google Hyde Park and have a look at where you are coming from on the day.
Cecelia - what a great thing you did rescuing the cat! How horrible for you.
Karen - doh! You will be on the 12.11 at Paddington? Where does it start from?
Love to all
Hello lovely ladies
Well the time for our meet is drawing ever nearer and I'm so looking forward to it. Like Cecelia though I won't be able to make it until a little later in the day - do you know what underground station is near to where you'll be?
Yes everybody I did cycle part way to work two days in a row and the whole way home 2 days in a row - that's about 13 miles home (one way) and 6 miles on the way to work as took train some of the way. Yes I did feel good about it but the electric part of the bike certainly helped otherwise don't think I would have/could have done it!
Cecelia - hope your blood tests are ok and same for Jo - hope your blood is doing better - guess we will catch up on these things when we meet next week. My friend told me that this morning there was a whole commmotion in her house. The cat brought in a baby bunny and was playing with it. When I spoke to her, my friend had shoed the cat out and the bunny was huddled in the corner. Apparently bunnies are very delicate and can have a heart attack very easily so she didn't know what to do with it as she didn't want to scare it and the cat was hovering around outside - guess I'll find out when I speak to her over the weekend.
Cass hope you're not feeling too bad. Teacup - hope you're doing ok.
Love to Dilys, Divipops and everybody else
Hope everyone is well today. Would be lovely for you to join us Pat, but understand you need to get back to work. Yes, send Millie, she's gorgeous.
I had a shock yesterday afternoon, there was a horrible noise outside in the gardens below and I saw a fox attacking a cat. In broad daylight. I made a noise and it looked at me and let the cat go thankfully. The look the fox gave me though! If I was down there I'm sure it would have pounced!
I saw the doctor today who has ordered a blood test to look into, amongst other things, my thyroid function. You're right Jo, the cancer docs only look at the cancer and nothing else. I have never been so unhealthy in my life! Also have a wisdom tooth flare up so that will need to come out v soon I fear!
Glad you've got things sorted with Karen, Dilys. Thanks for meeting her, hope you saw my message that I may not make it until 3-ish.
Hi Ruby, Dawn, Divipops, Philli, everyone else!
Dear Pat and all
First off Pat - you sound as if you are doing the right thing. Phased return to work would be great (what do you do?) And I never did counselling but know others here have done and have found it just wonderful. They will tell you themselves.
So sorry you can't join us. Where are you? Can you send Millie! We would look after her and have fun while poor you goes back to work!
Love to all, and especially Teacup
You lovely ladies, thank you so much for all your comments. I think I've made the mistake of thinking that, once all the nasty treatments over, and the weekly hospital appts etc etc have gone, I should be able to switch back into 'normal' mode - how I was before bc. Now realise that's not how it goes. I think I've definitely underestimated not just the physical effects of the treatment but the psychological aspects too. And this 'after treatment has finished' period is when it all comes to the fore.
I had my occy health interview today, the doctor was lovely and he agreed that I can return to work - phased at first, maybe 2 hours a day. He also spoke about this 'in-between' period and that it can throw up difficult feelings. He suggested talking to a counsellor and I'm gonna take him up on the offer. It can't hurt and there are some things that you want to say but can't for fear of offending/upsetting our nearest and dearest. Have others found some form of therapy/counselling helpful?
Dily, you're so sweet to invite me to your get-together but, now I'm returning to work next week I need to get myself together for that. Yes, my lovely labrador Millie is beautiful but alas, she would make short shrift of your picnic, given half a chance! I'm sure you'll all have a wonderful time, and I really hope the weather behaves itself on that day.
Take care all,
hugs Pat x
PS Very best wishes to your friend Teacup, I hope she continues to do well. x
Just a quickie to say that I may be a little late on the 18th, maybe around 3pm. I will get there as soon as I can though.
Dear Jo and All
Hi Jo - you were early on the pc this morning! I so enjoy not having to get up for work any more, I must say. Though I quite missed the river trip I used to do when the tubes were on strike! Wouldn't have been so much fun in the weather yesterday though.
Right then - let's say 13.30 on 18th June in Hyde Park, outside the Lido Restaurant if the weather is nice, and inside if not. If you google Hyde Park you will find that there is a map of it. It is on the South side of the Serpentine, just near the Diana memorial. Are we bringing food? If that is too complicated we can get something from the restaurant
I think we are expecting: Jo, Ruby, Cecelia, Karen (yey!) and Dawn if she can get away. Oh and me, of course. If Phili or Pat would like to come you would be welcome.
Karen - thanks for the mobile number. I have e-mailed you with mine. Just let me know what train you will be on and I'll be there at Paddington to meet you. We will need about 30 minutes to get to the restaurant, assuming no strikes!
Love to all
another wonderful image from Topper to keep me smiling through the day...your aqua therapy has been a major part of my post treatment recovery as well as yours karen. thanks for writing about it.
pat and phili, as everyone else has said I think we've all had and continue to have profound dips and some days when it just does feel like 'normal' life is not possible anymore. some of life's 'certainties' have gone and sometimes i feel that now, over a year after treatment ended, i am just beginning to allow myself to feel the full extent of the loss. and sometimes it feels overwhelming. and it isn't just me that has changed, relationships with family and friends have changed a great deal too (although for me some of the change is good....). as dilys says, some days are difficult and other days are very difficult! not to say that happiness isn't a part of all this - it very much is, but it exisits now in relation to this new and ever present fear and sadness. this website and this strand in particular have been wonderful - as others have said, do keep posting if it helps.
i also found out a year later that i have all these other problems that have clearly delayed my recovery - under active thyroid and low white blood cell count (looked at during chemo at the hospital but not since) and on and on. so my current mantra is to encourage everyone to get a general health check up - as my gp said cancer specialists think about cancer, they tend not think about all the other stuff that could have changed as a result of treatment.
hope everyone is ok today - weather is meant to be warmer thank heavens.
ruby, enjoy your bike ride and freedom to eat!
yes, let's firm up arrangements for meeting up - 18th, at 2.00pm (or was it earlier) in hyde park (at the restaurant dilys suggested right?)
love to all
Dear Pat and Phili
So glad it helped you. It certainly helped me get ready for the lost feeling and try to deal with it in advance. I sort of thought it might happen, and it did. That man has clearly listened to people. Keep posting here my dears and we can help each other. And if either of you are around on 18th do try to join us! Bring that dog Pat! Looks a sweetheart of the first order.
Right - discipline, the rest of you!!!! Time on 18th and are we agreed on place????
Love you all
Dearest ladies - Cecelia, Dilys, Jo, Teacup and everybody else
Hope everybody is okay today. Yes I was on my bike cycling part of the way to work and all the way home - due to tube strike! It was fun and there were lots of others doing the same thing.
Pat/Cass - I really understand how you are feeling. I finished my treatment in November just gone and since then have really had my ups and down - I don't think I posted loads about it - in fact I may have gone quiet on the thread as that was my way of dealing with it but I did tend to retreat into myself quite a bit before suddenly blirting it out to friends/family. It's really not an easy time - it's a sort of inbetween time - when you've finished treatment and you are left in limbo land not knowing what the future really holds for you and knowing that you're going to be on edge for the foreseeable future. I had a few scares which were eventually sorted out but before they were sorted, i got myself into a right state on a number of occasions thinking the worst. Many people will have no idea what you are going through and sometimes I just spell it out to my friends - some of whom say that had absolutely no idea of how I could be feeling and how scarey things are for me and why this is. Cass I also had similar treatment to you but instead of tamoxifen, I had a year of herceptin. As I had my chemotherapy first, I could see that the treatment was really working for me which helped me to feel more postive.
Topper I love the way you describe being 'dumped' it really hits home and is a good analogy of how things are. You literally feel as if you are on a production line, and then once they've finished with you, you are spat out at the other end and left to fend for yourself after having been caught up in all the appointments, treatments and check ups - it's very hard.
Love to everybody. May cycle again tomorrow but will see. Means I can eat what I want which is nice!
Hi All, and Hi Phili and Pat
Well done on the bike today Ruby, hope it wasn't too stressful for you.
Pat, I've been on tamoxifen for over a year now and it has it's side effects. I get low and sad, but also it is completely normal to feel like that after treatment finishes. Read the article Dilys recommends by Peter Harvey, it describes exactly how we feel. I finished active treatment in Feb 2008 and still feel abandoned! It's hard to describe to friends and family too, as they do what the docs do and ask "everything OK?" and you just say yes, when really I'm still in turmoil at times from the shock of it all. Generally things are good and gradually it'll get back to normal for you. Working again will be a good start. Keep in touch with us and hopefully we can help you through the difficult patch....
Hope everyone else is well this evening. Karen, you do make me laugh, popping champagne cork! HAHA!
Thanks so much ladies, it helps to know that I'm not going mad! Dilys, thanks so much for that link, it just says it all. I know I'm still me but I want to FEEL like me again, if you know what I mean! Many thanks again,
I just wanted to post to say thanks to Dilys for that link. Wonderfully written & resonates strongly with how I'm feeling at the moment.
Just lost a long post to you.
But have found the link I was looking for at the end
If that doesn't work then google Dr Peter Harvey. The man knows how we are feeling.
Hang on in there my dear. We are still here after all. I know what you mean about leaving it all. My consultant just looks at me these days and says "All ok?" And I say yes. Because it is all ok really.
Much love and stay with us
Of course we don't mind at all. Hope it helps It is two years today, I think, since my mx and as you can see I am still posting. You don't say how long ago yours was but it sounds as though it is still early days.
Feel normal!! Ha ha... what you are feeling is absolutely normal. Expect to feel low at times and very low at other times. Some days you will feel fine and think I am better and a couple of weeks later you may feel down again. It's very normal. Try to be kind to yourself and give yourslf some treats You have been through such a lot. Don't expect to much of yourself, be very gentle and look after yourself. Don't mix with any negative people and walk away from any aggro, be your own best friend.
I felt a bit dumped, scared and a bit alone when all the treatment finished the first time around - ten years ago. This time I had these lovely friends on this site. I think all of us at different times have been through a load of ups and downs and some of our downs have been at the same time as each other. It has helped me to tell them that I am feeling so low. I expect lots of sympathy ( and I have got it).
Having said that I saw my consultant in April and he just said well all seems well, make another appointment for 12 months. I did feel a bit dumped again.Hmm
Keep posting. Have a cyber hug and know that we will be thinking of you
I hope you don't mind me posting on your thread. I've followed it for a while and wanted some advice. I was dx last Oct, Grade 3 2.6cm multifocal plus DCIS, had WLE and ANC 10/18 involved, 3xFEC and 3xTAX then 15 rads. Now on Tamoxifen.
I am feeling very low at the moment, I was told that this sometimes happens when active treatment finishes. It just seems to have hit me like a brick wall. I've only been on the tamox for a few weeks so not sure if that's contributing to the feeling. I'm possibly starting back at work next week, p/time to begin with, hoping the routine and normality will improve things.
Can I just ask how you all felt after finishing treatment? My lymphoedema nurse told me not to expect to feel 'normal' again for up to a year! Any input would be gratefully received.
Thanks, Pat x
Oh you do make me laugh! The mental image of you at Hydrofit....
We must all concentrate on the meet up soon, so that you have an idea of what train you are getting. Hope it stops raining by then!
Love to all
Just back from Hydrofit, It is getting harder every week. She has stopped playing 70's and 80's pop and we seem to have had some belly dance type music. I think thats why it seems to be getting harder. Once I get into the music and gather momentum my wobbly bits seem to go faster and faster and I can't stop. I am still bobbing about like a cork but one that has just popped out of the champagne bottle.
Must go and eat lunch, starving now.
Oh quickly Cecelia and Jo and Dilys. I don't think my company was quite of the same calibre as yours or perhaps it was me that wasn't. I remember being booked into one hotel where the bed had two pieces of wood nailed on the bottom where the legs had fallen off!! What cushions?
Hope the bike ride went well Ruby!
Good Health love to Teacup
Love to All
Ah Ruby thank you. But it really isn't a problem! It can be sorted easily and really doesn't matter. Thanks for caring though.
The bike ride tomorrow is about the tube strike? Best of luck with it. I used to do the Docklands Light Railway and the river boat, which was just lovely! Hope your trip there and back goes well.
Love to all
Hi lovely ladies
Just preparing my bike for the ride to work tomorrow - it's going to be fun!
Hope everybody is ok.
Dilys - sorry to hear you're having problems with your operated side and the size but sounds like you've got it under control to a certain extent now.
Can't wit to see you all.
Teacup - hope you're still doing well.
i have had a very busy couple of days and have excused myself from yoga this evening. Great days though. Met up with an ex-boss yesterday and had a great time with him.
Today I was up early to see my breast nurse. I am now utterly sure that I want no more surgery. I think the implant needs a bit more inflation, and that can just wait until I see the surgeon again in November. Until then the breast nurse is getting me a chicken fillet to even it up a bit. Just perfect. And until it arrives I am happy with my softie and inflation. Life could be so much worse!
Went on from the hospital to meet up with my dearest friend, so a great day all round. Tired now! Oh and I have the slightest prospect of some interviewing work (paid and occasional)which would be wonderful.
How is everyone else? Teacup my love, how are you?
We must all finalise arrangements for the 18th soon!
Love to all
been so busy and now too late to chat.
Love to all
Great to hear from you Teacup. Still doing very positive thinking for you. Hope things are going well for you and the move is a good one for you.
Must go to bed
Lovely to hear from you, look forward to more postings when you have better access to a computer. Glad to hear you're doing OK, hope you keep improving. Sending big hugs.
Ah yes, Jo. Those beds are usually covered in hundreds of unnecessary cushions too, what is that all about?? Hope you have a good conference.
I remember those hotel rooms for work so well. Loved them but on the whole I was so worried about performing well over the time that it passed me by. But loved the luxury nonetheless.
Enjoy it and do well, as I know you will. Proud of you. Good luck tomorrow for the conference.
cecelia - well done on the race for life - fantastic.
ruby - very good news on the scans. that's great.
dilys - you sound busy - hope its all good things. yes, rachie, aged 9 is quite clear that she needs her her own lap-top!
teacup - its great to hear from you. hope the new house is comfortable.
topper - hope you've had a good weekend.
divipops and dawn - hope all is well with this weekend too.
i'm in vienna for a conference that starts tomorrow. in a hotel with huge, huge beds - how much bed does a woman on her own need?!
much love to all
Lovely to hear from you and entirely understand how tired you must be. What and where is the new house then? If we send a card is there another address? Answer separately when you feel able. Just so wonderful to hear from you. We all think of you so much. And miss you.
Cecelia - that is a great amount of money. Feel very proud of yourself!
Take care all
Hi all, just letting you know I have no internet in new house so won't be on as much but will keep in contact. Take care for now. i'm doing pretty well at the moment. xx
It went really well, such a nice atmosphere and as I say the sun came out for us especially. I aimed low at £150 but raised £220 so was pleased with that. Not a massive amount but added to my friends' it will add up.
Hope you get a nice early night! I think I'll have one too, was up so early this morning.
How did the race go? The weather has been so weird today. I am so pleased that it was good for you. How much did you raise?
Have had a quiet day watching the Turkish GP. Cooking dinner now. And need to get to bed early for a busy Monday and Tuesday!
Think we are all ok for 1300 to 1400 meet in Hyde Park?
Karen - will e-mail about meeting you from the train at Paddington.
Love to all, especially Teacup
Woke up this morning, the day of my Race for Life, at 6.45am to a MASSIVE thunderstorm so thought it did not bode well for the race. But it all cleared up and it was lovely for the time we did it... really sunny, so that was a stroke of luck.
Anyway, glad the arrangements all seem OK for the meeting up. Look forward to it.
Hope everyone is having a good day, despite the heavy showers and special hello to Teacup.
Ruby I am so glad the scans were ok. Bless you. What a relief.
Glad you are ok with the 1300 - 1400 meet up Cecelia! And sorry about the heating! It was just so chilly yesterday.
Jo I know you are ok with it too (if you survive the children!).
Karen - looks as if it would be good to get a train arriving around 12.30 at Paddington so I can meet you there? How is that with you? So looking forward to seeing you in the flesh (as it were).
Dawn - how are you fixed?
Divipops - so sorry you won't make it. And dear teacup - we will all be thinking of you my love.
Love to all
I'm happy with the arrangements. You're not a wimp Jo, I would have put the heating on if I could.... the whole block's heating goes off on 1st May, and it's been nippy at times!
Glad to hear that your scans went well Ruby.
Look forward to seeing you all on the 18th.
Yes bit dull here today but had a busy day so not really noticed it. Had my abdomen and back scan today and yipee all ok - no signs of anything horrible so feeling much happier (was actually doing much better anyway as oncologist didn't seem to think anything was wrong). Phew. Then went to work and got back not long ago.
Re meeting up - all sounds good and very much looking forward to it and to our new addition - karen!
Love to all
If you are a wimp then so am I. Switched the heating on yesterday and am thinking about doing the same tonight. Good luck with the children. Have just bought my elder grand daughter's birthday present. Her poor mum is going hairless with demands from a 10 year old for a lap top!
I think we have a yes for the Lido Cafe in Hyde Park at 1300 - 1400 from:
Ruby with a caveat about may be later
Dawn - how are you fixed?
We can look at the weather nearer the time and decide whether we all bring bits of picnic or what.
Much love to all
what a grey and cold day. i know i'm a total wimp but i just turned the heating on. i'll blame the under-active thyroid as i now do for every sort of feeble thing i do.
lido restaurant in hyde park sounds good. any time will work for me that day.
i've three children here and its getting very noisy so i'd better go do what mums do....
No ironing at present Karen! Sorry but it is all done.
Here is a link I hope to the Hyde Park restaurant I was thinking about.
It is a nice place but if the weather is good we could combine to bring a picnic.
Glad the idea is going down well but if anyone has a better idea then let us know! I was just thinking of an all weather venue. Timing for 1300 - 1400 would work for me. Karen - you have to get there and home again later. What say you? You have the longest journey after all.
Good luck with the scan Ruby. Fingers firmly crossed. When do your results come?
Teacup - we all so wish you could be with us. We will surely raise a glass to you my darling.
Love to all
hope everybody is ok - gosh two posts from me today.
Dilys - yes hope your scan is ok and I know you don't get the results for a while.
Cecelia - yes a Saturday scan for me. They do this when they have catching up to do. I've had my echo/ECGs on a Saturday - strange hey but very efficient nevertheless.
Teacup - sending you lots of hugs and good wishes
Re meeting up - whatever suits the majority is fine although a bit later on in the day would be better however if you would all like to meet earlier then please go ahead and I'll get there when I can.
Glad your scan was OK Dilys, and good luck with the abdomen one Ruby. A Saturday for a scan, how VERY dare they?! My next one is on July 10th, like you I always find it nervewracking.
Hyde Park cafe by the Serpentine sounds good to me. We can say around 1pm-2pm? Whenever is good for me as I'm flexible work wise.
Will make sure I don't have any meetings in on that day or anything.
Good for you with ironing Karen, I have a few tops and I hate ironing so much I just can't be bothered.... I'll wear something else!
Anyway hope all is well with everyone today, special hello to Teacup... Hope you are continuing to feel better
The bone scan was fine though no results until I see the oncologist again in July. Good luck with the abdomen scan tomorrow Ruby. I am glad I don't have regular scans as I would worry about them. Bones is just for the osteoporosis, not cancer.
Glad you like the idea of Hyde Park Karen! What does everyone else think? What time suits you all? Need to get on with planning!
Much love to all
ohh Karen did I hear mention of ironing and that you're offering again? You are such a star - a basket is on it's way - so that makes now let me see - 4 baskets? You'll be ironing all night at this rate - do look after that lympho arm though not good all this repetitive stuff.
Hope everybody is ok today. Bit grey but I don't care really - the weather doesn't bother me that much.
Actually I have an abdomen scan tomorrow - yikes! I hate scans and almost hoped they'd forgotten about it.
Love to all
Hope the bone scan went well Dilys, these things are always a bit unnerving aren't they? Nice to meet your mate though. Hope it was fun.
Where has the sun gone. It's gone a bit cloudy here. OH says it it raining in the north east and it is coming our way ...blow.
The Serpentine cafe sounds ok. I think that it is about 35 years since I was rowed round the Serpentine by a gentleman friend. Oh Happy Days!
Glad to hear you are feeling so much better Jo what a relief for you. A holiday is always a good pick me up.
I have three baskets of ironing so must dash.
Hope you are feeling ok Teacup - lots of love x.
Hope the rest of you are well
What a lovely lot of news! Divipops - welcome back on line. Delighted to have you back again. And yes indeed I remember the inflation well. My left breast used to enter a room before the rest of me! It is amazing how fast the time goes, isn’t it? Can’t believe you are six weeks post op already. Just don’t overdo it.
Topper I shall certainly meet you at Paddington! No need for you to get the tube on your own. Once we have agreed a time to meet we can e-mail about train times and swap mobile numbers. And tell each other what we will be wearing! Mind you I think I would recognise you from your photos. Hope your mum is settling back home all right?
One suggestion. Does anyone else know the cafeteria in Hyde Park, just by the Serpentine? Perhaps we could meet there? And picnic outside if it is nice weather, and inside if not? I am ready to be shot down with better suggestions!!!!
Jo and Cecelia - you sound busy as ever! I am so looking forward to seeing everyone and catching up. Ruby can knock us flat with her new departure. And I promise faithfully not to moan about my OH! Should be feeling sorry for him really, not tetchy! Wouldn’t dare to mention medication though, Jo. Think he might never speak to me again if I did!
Off for an exciting bone scan later today, but tomorrow I have lunch with my dear friend Stuart (he of the Civil Partnership this time last year). I am looking forward to that very much.
Love to all
so sorry for the long absence - i was on holiday (really really lovely and feeling better - don't know whether its the thyroid pills or the rest but anyway just grateful....) and then had horrible internet problems again.
and now off to a meeting in a minute.
its been really great to look through all the posts - there is so much going on and v. much looking forward to catching up on the 18th. you are still very much welcome at my house but of course fine if its elsewhere too....
teacup - so good to hear from you my dear and to know that your wonderful family are trying to make this time be all that it can for you. you are very much in my thoughts and i so hope you are comfortable today.
ruby - brave, intrepid and beautiful! go for it.
dilys - situation with husband sounds tough. it sounds as though he is quite depressed....not one for medication is he? maybe it would help? although i guess you might be reluctant to go that route? anyway, here's sending you a big cheery cyber hug! it will be great to see you.
cecelia, hope all the business is fun too.
divipops - great that you are through the op.
dawn - good luck with scan.
love to all
Lovely to hear form you Dawn and Divipops. Sorry to hear about your tests Dawn, when will you find out the results? Ah, Divipops, Dilys can tell you a lot about the inflation!
You've been kept busy Karen, looking forward to seeing you on the 18th. I shall have my parasol out too if it's hot! I'm very sensitive to the sun now, it seems to really burn. Hyde Park and Regents Park are pretty close to Paddington so I would suggest either of those, but it's up to everyone else, as I'm pretty easy about it.
Anyway, better get on, busy busy busy.....
Sending lots of love and hugs to Teacup, and to the rest of you, hope you all have a nice day.