WMMHT, I know I'm a bit of a weirdo, but browsing in Waitrose, buying food for a lovely meal that I'm going to cook tonight to celebrate my wedding anniversary. The being offered a free coffee ( which I don't drink, bit the thought was nice) and a free newspaper.
happy Friday peeps
WMMHT - went to a well known supermarket today, guy just inside the door with table of roses collecting for a Breast Cancer Care Unit. On the way out I stopped and asked which unit he was collecting for, "Genesis" was his reply. He was just about to start telling me about it when I told him I knew all about the Genesis Project; a look of recognition spread across his face, "how are you doing?" he asked hesitantly. "I'm doing absolutely fine thank you" I replied with a big smile on my face, putting my money in his tin. "That's brilliant, take care now" he said beaming as I walked away. Yes I really do feel good today!
WHHMT: Realising nuttiness is a family trait.
Mum and aunt went shopping today, got a 2 hr parking ticket but needed a 3 hr one. So obviously straight away they put more money in the machine to get an hour ticket too. Only then did they realise that ticket would run out an hour before the 2hr one did and they couldn't add it on the end!!! They have had me in stitches!
WMMHT, support from the ladies I've met whilst on this forum, thanks zulika and all and the pm's I've received. Especially yesterday when I was so worried. Best thing about this awful disease, the ladies I have met on this forum, you are all shining stars xxxxxxxxx
WMMHT, well yesterday, to be honest, we're 2 things. Firstly, reading Lols message, saying her CT scan is clear. That is great news. Secondly, watching the announcement of the royal baby live on Sky news !! I shed a tear. a moment in history.
walking 2 miles along the river weaver with my dog, in lovely warm sunshine but with a nice gentle breeze. It's SO good to be warm after 6 months of chemo cold. In fact, today was definitely one of those "good to be alive days"
finally being able to visualise returning to work
lois, I sympathise re panic attacks as have had several before chemo started but since chemo started I have only had a couple and they were not caused by chemo.
My OH telling me he loved me the person and that's why he is marrying me next May. This followed a melt down by myself that by the time of our wedding I will have lost my hair and may have put on weight.
WMMHT: Broke up from school for the summer and realised I'd done a full year without a single day off sick. I even juggled my PPA time to fit in unavoidable medical appointments! Pay back for the 4 months I had off last year. (I'd done 6 years 100% attendence prior to February 2012 - and was foolish enough to tempt fate by bragging about it just before dx!)
WMMHT..sitting in the garden in the sunshine...realising that I was having chemo this time last year and now I'm not..watching my grandson being naughty and laughing becauase I am here to see it...spending time with both my daughters when last year I didn't think I had any time left..not worrying about anything anymore as life is too short..just enjoying life...
The Magnolia we "pruned" (= mutilated) back in December is finally showing new buds and signs of life; we were beginning to think we'd killed it!
The frogspawn in our little pond WASN'T destroyed by the frost, as we thought; it's now teeming with teeny tadpoles!
The sky is blue, the sun is warm and I've been reading in the garden soaking it up (some natural Vitamin D manufacture for a change?!) listening to the birds and watching the butterflies. Life is good, and this year I WON'T be starting Rads in 4 days time. This year, I WON'T be having rads on my birthday next week!
WMMHT - a fabulous yoga class with Lou my favourite teacher, who modifies some of the more challenging poses for me so I can still join in. Felt a bit low today and had to kick myself up the bum to go. So glad I did - the relaxation made me feel so good I smiled all the way home
WMMHT - seeing my onc today and being given a letter stating that I am fit to travel so I can go on my cruise 8 May. Was diagnosed with brain mets last month but they are not giving me any problems and I am coping with treatment. To get that letter in my hands was a good feeling. The sun is shining, can't stop smiling and life feels good today. X
WMMHT got a tango message for my friend in Gibraltar and we continued a tango conversation as she was on the bus at the border that joins Spain on her way to work. Its always nice to receive a message out of the blue and with this new techno - tango we can have instant conversation and that made me smile and laugh as she shared photos of her girlz today. Have read some of the messages here and that made me smile as I realise that I am not alone in this journey, now comes the tears!! ... keep well all of you xx
Shoveling 2 foot of snow from the path to the front door without getting unduly short of breath or having my arm balloon up .... Then spotting a large owl sitting in a tree in the park when I was out walking with my dh! xxx
WMMHT: My brother arriving, catching up over lunch and then going for a long walk with him and my OH in just our t-shirts & jeans in the sunshine - we even bought some sun glasses in a sale. Mine will hide my 'missing' eyebrows in a couple of weeks!
WMMHT: Had to have soft tyre sorted (on car, NOT my 'spare tyre'!). It was a nail and only cost £19 to be repaired. While it was being repaired I explored a new shop that I didn't know existed. Bought some bargains! :-)
WMMHT...the sun is shining..it's cold..it's not raining..this time last year I had cancer...this year I haven't..as far as I know...I'm still here...that's more than something to be happy about..bl**dy ecstatic..at the moment..life is good....
Oh wow JCJ, always wanted to go to Scotland! Keep promising myself 'this year', but something always gets in the way. Have fun x
What made me happy a couple of days a go, was the lovely young waitress in a cafe told me I have beautiful eyes, very kind remark to someone who feels as attractive as a walrus! (my OH asked if she is gay when I told him... duh..no, just kind) x
what made me happy...beloved grandson singing happy birthday down the phone to OH last week...younger daughter in the bedroom dying hair bright pink!!..I had my Mx 12 months ago today and because of that and chemo I am still here to see all this...and the sun is shining in the Nwest today...