Hi Nicki - Such sad news. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Dad. Sending a huge hug 💕
Well ladies after a 2 week wait I've got results of my mammogram......... "Entirely satisfactory" ......I'm hanging my hat on that as another hurdle leaped!! I cried.....with relief!! 👍
My race for life training is going well.....not so much this eve tho as I sit here with my large glass of wine awaiting the delivery of my Chinese...lol 😝
Sending love to you all 💕 B xx
So sorry to hear about your Dad, sending lots of love and hugs.
Good for you re ditching wig (haven't got confidence to do that yet!)
Take care of yourself
Yep i have my mamogram too in the very near future, very apprehensive to say the least. Only my hubbie and my children know when it is, i do not want the pressure of everyone asking, i want to keep it quiet in case it is not good 😞
Life was just getting back to normal, whatever that is!!! My darling Dad passed away suddenly a month ago, he was a very fit, active, outdoorsy, young 74 year old. To say we were shocked and devastated is an understatement.
I ditched the wig in March, when my head was totally covered, just very short. However, i have had lots of compliments saying it really suits me, I have a nice shaped head, I have great cheek bones ..... some people really like it, i do not share their sentiments unfortunately, but this is so much better than the wig, so the lesser of the two evils.
Take care all
Lots of love
Good to hear from you, wow impressed at you aiming to run the race, good on you. I know i'll be walking the 10 mile night one in London in July, when is yours?
Will be thinking of you on Tuesday, I know it's hard, so be kind to yourself, I kept trying not to think about it but know did get very snappy and anxious in few days before hoped to get results, busy is good!
Good news is when I rang last week it was clear so obviously am very happy and relieved! I asked at hospital and she said I could ring breast care nurse 7-10 days after so obviously I rang 7days after and luckily got them then but was told by lady doing mammogram they may not be ready.
How are you doing at work? Tiredness certainly hitting me particularly when I've been asked to do extra supply days.
Anyhow take care
Hope you are resting and recovering thinking of you.
Hope mammogram went ok, thinking of you.
Love to all lovely ladies
Hi luvlies 😘
Hope all of you who have had mammograms recently are doing ok. I expect now you have the awful waiting game for results?! 😞 I've got my mammogram on Tuesday so am apprehensive & not looking forward to it at all. My BC nurse did say to expect an unnerving time pending results so have got lots of things planned to keep me busy. Does anyone know how long the results take?
Eileen - hope you're doing well.
Charity - yes I'm doing the Clumber Park race for life. It would be great if we could meet up & say hi ☺
I set myself a nominal fundraising target as everyone has been so generous over the last year & am absolutely chuffed to say that my target has been well n truly blown 👍 I am now 'in training' as am determined to RUN the whole 5k if I can!!! 😝
Sending love n hugz to one & all 💕 B xx
Wishing you all the best for mammogram today, having had mine last week I do appreciate some of the feelings you must be having. Will be thinking of you. Take care
Evening ladies, hope you are all doing OK.
Eileen, hope you are recovering well and resting.
Mel, your hair looks great. Have my first appointment at hairdressers next week for a trim and hopefully style and blowdry. Its growing but am not confident yet to go without my hat. Hopefully after a cut it may look like some sort of style. Will post a picture soon if I like it.
Bevster, well done have thought about the race for life too. I was diagnosed on 19th June 2014 and there is one near me on 21st June in clumber park, is that the one you are doing?
This week will be my first full week back at work since I returned in early March so will be a test. Its been a lot tougher than I thought actually, am tired and have to go to bed earlier to be rested for next day. Will be on holiday for 2 weeks early June so looking forward to some sunshine and relaxation.
Good luck to all having mammograms soon, mine not until July.
Take care all, Charity xxx
Sorry meant to say sorry night sweats horrid aren't they , mine seem worse if have much sweet food in pm and rare times have had a little wine (still tastes horrid sadly!!) . Sorry no more tips, hope you ok.
Hi Bevster thats great and a positive step, where are you doing yours as know they are all over the place? Let us know links etc.
Am doing the night walk in London on 5th July, (hoping will manage to be awake!). Yes Lots of memories from this time last year at mo. Year next week since diagnosed, I have my first mamogram since last year's opp on Tuesday which obviously will be pleased when over as too many horrid memories from last one. I guess everyone is approaching or has had that? Trying to be positive but underneath it all am panicing!
Hope you enjoyed week off and had some quality time with OH. Having worked 4 days this week I struggled to get up today thankgoodness a Bank hol weekend!
Bought some dye today so may try to improve totally horrid hair though think wig staying still while stays on!
Hi Eileen, How are you feeling now? Hope you've been resting lots? Thinking of you.
Hope all you other lovely ladies doing well, Keep in touch.
Lots of Love Sorbet
Well it's a year to the day today since I found my lump!! What a year!!
So to celebrate the passing of a truly horrible 12 months I've registered to take part in Race For Life on 21st June which will be a year & 2 days since my op! #gonnabeemotional 😘 xxx
Morning ladies 😘
Eileen - Hops you're doing ok hunnie. All best wishes for a speedy recovery. Sending hugs!
Thanks Sorbet. Thankfully I have a week off this week so am going to enjoy some relax time whilst OH at work & then maybe I'll be company when he gets home instead of falling asleep on the sofa 😝
Jannie - Nothing curing the night sweats for me! Still suffering disturbed sleep every night too.
Wishing you all a decent day. Hope the sun is shining for you all 🌞
Sending love 💕 B xx
so good to hear from you and glad op went ahead. It sounds like you've had a very hard time but am so pleased you are resting and doing the exercises and so you'll be better off in the long run. Thinking of you and hope you have some sunshine to cheer you up where you are to look out on. Do take care hope you are getting lots of sleep.
Hi Bevster it must be hard doing full time ! I am back 3 days but very tired, thought was achey as tired and run down but someone reminded me today i said that when I last saw them and it's prob the Tamoxifen thats made me ache etc. Is sleeping any better for you? i still wake with hot flushes and then awake lots but keep thinking this is so much better than 5months ago so very lucky!
Hi everyone else hope you are doing ok hope your studying for tests ok Mel and you have sucess dying hair Jannie-mine awful!
Love to you all
Hi luvlies 😘
Here I am..... So sorry I've not been in touch for ages. I've just been catching up on all your posts.
Goodness.....theres been lots going on ladies. Some great progress news & some still rather testing times for each & every one of us.
Eileen - have you had your op now? Hope you're ok. Sending hugz.
Apologies I need to re-read the thread again but I am thinking of you all.
Not doing too bad myself. On my 2nd week of working full time now & am completely knackered! 😝 It's so difficult when everyone says you're looking well but its the makeup hiding the dark bags under the eyes....lol.
Had a wobble today.......one of my customers asked why I'd been off work so long & it took me by surprise that I broke down in floods of tears afterwards!!!
It just goes to show i'm still some way off normality but cannot let this get me down.
On a positive I've just got back from the gym which, despite being shattered, does make me feel better. Need to shed some pounds now & get fit.
Sending love to you all 💕 Keep posting!!
Just thought that I'd let you Ladies know that some 2 years after chemo I'm going off tomorrow to have my hair cut shorter! Before BC always had it quite long and couldn't wait for it to get that way again. Now I have decided that I actually liked it better when it was just coming back! We live and learn, I guess.
Best to you all, Louise
ps -- I am beginning to think that the "old normal" never actually comes back -- at least it hasn't for me! Nearly 2 years on from the end of all treatment, things are really ok, except for the never ending fear, but they are very, very different. When you think about it, how could it really be otherwise?
Just to let all you nice ladies know, the 2nd bowel smear was ok. Now however, I have to go through a 3rd just to confirm! At least I'm not so worried now. Glad that they are being so through. Probably super sensitive to it all, not only because of having had BC, but because my Father had bowel cancer, although it wasn't what actually killed him! Think the paranoia goes on for a long time after our treatment is over!
One of our BCC 2013 Valentines got married today. She has discussed with her doctors and is going to take a 6 month holiday from Tamoxifen to try and get pregnant! Life goes on! I do hope for her that they are successful.
all the best, Louise
So glad you have another date soon and will pray it happens then. Hope you are getting more sleep and it goes the best it can.
Good for you for being positive and I hope it is all ok for you, it must be very hard though.
So glad to hear that you have a new date Eileen! Hope everything goes smoothly this time.
There is a national bowel cancer screening programme. It starts at age 60 and happens every 2 years. You have to do horrible little smears of your stool on a card and then send it in to the hapless lab assistants (our grandson is one of them!) to be analysed for traces of blood! Whole process is pretty horrid, but ok I guess if it saves your life! One of my BCC Valentines who was going through it during chemo, and therefore had lots of bowel problems, had to have 4 tests before they decided she was ok -- so I shouldn't be panicing with just one bad result!
So sorry to log in and read your operation was cancelled, how very annoying and upsetting for you!!! Hope you managed to enjoy a bit of quality time with Steve over Easter. Have you heard anyhing more definate re 16th? Thinking of you, do take care.
I am so pleased for you skin thing not cancer related what a relief for you! Hope creams get rid of it soon!
I agree re brain fog , I can't remember things like I used too and have to concentrate much harder, glad am going back in TA capacity mainly next term plus some supply , as think class teacher role at mo would be beyond me yet, hope by September brain fog better!
Hope your tests in next weeks go well.
Morning Yankee, just browsing your thread I am on Novemember starters but was interested to see you had a knee replacement after treatment. Can I ask how long after please, I too need that doing but had to put it on hold when diagnosed with bc. Iv'e still got a way to go with this treatment yet as had a further WLE last week as had dcis in margin so wont get results till next wednesday the if all good got to do rads if not probably masectomy then rads. My knee causes me me more problems that bc as I have bone on bone in one section so cannot walk far and it is very sore at times. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day Sue xx
Dearest Eileen -- just was having a look at your thread after quite a long time not checking it -- and heard about your op and its cancellation! Sending my greatest commiserations. I had a knee replacement a few months after my BC treatment ended and had to spend a week in hospital and then months of pain and physio. It is not easy going through something major this soon after cancer treatment, but if you can endure chemo etc. you can make it through this too! Really hope they get things sorted and get you in soon -- as we all know too well -- the waiting is the worst part. Makes you never want to be in a hospital again! I, incidentally have just failed my bowel cancer smear test, so am in the waiting room again myself. I think lots of people fail once or twice and it is nothing, but after having BC it is of course terrifying! Good luck when you do finally have the operation done!
Well done Mel, you must be so relieved, crack open the red.
So sorry Eileen, boy are you being tested at the minute, chin up chick ... if you can lovely, hope they give you a new date soon xxx