Going to see my sister yesterday (she had her lumpectomy last Thursday)along with my other sister. We had a lovely tea cooked by my brother in law and a good laugh and a gossip...a really enjoyable night.
Well, Leigh, being anywhere in Oz (except Queensland) has to be better than London!
Trying hard to think what made me happy today but am 'content' and that is prob more long-lasting than happiness, Barbara
My sister, who I seem to have become a lot closer to since my diagnosis and recent problems with elderly parents, drove to my house on her own which is a very big deal for her as she is the most nervous driver in the world and its about 12 miles from her. She helped me change the beds, make soup and did the vacuuming and we had tea and a chat. We may be different as chalk and cheese but I love her.
A good friend I haven't seen for a couple of weeks calling in with a bunch of flowers.
Getting a beautiful leather coat in a charity shop for £12.
..love this thread! What made me happy today was walking along the beach with my gorgeously supportive husband(I am in australia at the mo and its 30 degrees!! sorry ladies) and thinking that this time last year I was under the influence of my 2nd cycle of chemo having been diagnosed October 09 with bc, it was snowing and cold and all my hair was missing. What a difference a year makes. I have a full head of hair, am 'toasting' nicely (but being very careful with regards to radiated breast and arm) and am probably more chilled post cancer treatment than I have ever been in my life.
Just goes to prove life does go on and bc doesn't have to stop you doing anything we put our minds to. Been here 6 weeks got another 6 to go and life is grand:)
...catching up with the Cottage Garden programme for Mar-April - Spring is out there somewhere! I'm a sucker for both gardening and cookery books but not so good on the activities.
Finding a 2nd hand copy of Rosie Thomas' book: Border Crossing - about her race from Peking to Paris. Reminded me there are still adventures out there and, here am I wondering if Sweden at end March will be tooooo cold!, B
Made myself grin attempting to put a parting in my hair,( which is really too short for a proper one), but I swear it's growing a tiny bit every day!
Every little helps, as Tesco says!
I finally got round to filling in Child Tax Credits paperwork, and I've just got a letter this morning confirming that I am entitled to it. So I'll be receiving a little bit of money every month which will help meet some of my commitments.
Also got my prescription exemption card, so that's good too.
..reading posts on this thread and supper with new friends planning a concert of silence and music! Just supping a nightcap of JW blue label which was a Chrissie present - not known before. Pity we can;t afford to buy it! B
Received a beautiful bouquet of flowers and book tokens from my colleagues at work. Think I might have a glass of red now too.
Apart from the lovely red I'm wrapping myself around (just a glass, OH has already snaffled the rest of the bottle!) what made me happy today was the support I've had from some lovely people. Thank you, ladies.
Discovering that Asda Cafe now have my fav carrot cake so don't have to rely on Morrisons Cafe (which I prefer but they run out too quickly).
Just been for a lovely walk in the frost at a country park near us with both adult sons. Sat in the bird hide and watched ducks diving for food in the small amount of water amongst vast swathes of ice - was funny watching the ducks slipping on the ice.
Gwendolyn - just loved this. If my brain wasn't Tamoxified, I'd do some serious thinking re male and female flashers - surely differing attitudes but this is a thread re happiness. Soooooo, today: being treated to lunch and then put in taxi by no 1 son who is home from sea for a while. Any people out there with BC and teenage children - hang on in there, when they're adult it's totally differne. B
My postman stopped me as I was on the way back from the shops to gave me a parcel that he was just taking away. He remembered me - hope it was from previous parcels and not from the time I accidentally flashed him whilst showing friend my scar! I not only got parcel of goodies from friend straight away but laughed all the way home, remembering how I had to hide in garden shed the next day to avoid him!
mucking the ponies out, walking the dogs for two hours, schooling my stallion and gelding for the afternoon and grooming. Sunshine, in fact everything made me happy.
I had my Mx done on 6 Jan but chemo delayed cos CT scan showed something suspicious.Had colonoscopy yesterday and ALL CLEAR.That really bought a smile to our faces.Went for a walk this afternoon and thought yes, I can get through all the next load of cr**p that will be thrown at me.Thanks for keeping me going-it really means a lot .Celia
My boss giving me the day of on Monday - operation is on Tuesday AND giving me a big box of Thorntons Continentals..... Yummy
A walk in the sunshine, amazed at how much frost there was in the middle of the afternoon, even in the roads.
The prospect of going to my first chamber choir rehearsal since Christmas--if I can't sing the whole time I can follow along and learn notes.
Forgot to say that thinking about my trip to Suffolk next week is also making me happy.I got over the lack of confidence re: going alone, and am soo looking forward to seeing sons, family and best friend again!
Choccie..as LIF said, Kunes are supposed to be smaller than most pigs, but Sasha must weigh more than I do.LOL! We've had her over 6 years, and she WAS smaller than our Jack Russells! 🙂
Realising my appointment with oncologist is one day nearer... not sure if this is yippee or yikes, just want to get it over with and start whatever treatment is necessary.
Listening to Meatloaf CD & remembering when I saw him in December before all this kicked off
Enjoying a walk in the sunshine and not feeling guilty as Occ Health have said I can't return to work for at least another week
Realising there are a lot of us all going on slightly different journeys but all fantastic in supporting each other!
Love & hugs to you all xxx
Learning how to do my own daily injections (for a blocked vein due to chemo) rather than wait around for district nurses to pop in each day.
They were all lovely and have really helped me over the past few weeks with just another thing to cope with. But I have my independence back again today.
LOL...a kune kune is a breed of pig...originally from New Zealand. They are smaller than most breeds of pig but still pretty hefty...we used to breed them and one made 200lb of sausages!
Standing in the sunshine watching our enormous Kune Kune, Sasha, munching a big pile of carrot and apple chunks. She was grunting happily, as she scoffed, and I just love her!
Little things mean a lot.
Finding I added another session of chemo that I don't need so my last one is in march not april WHOOPEE !!!!!
Going for my daily walk in the sunshine which is therapy for my poor legs and toes that have taken the brunt of chemo. Each day they feel a tad stronger.
Stepping on the Wii Fit and finding that I've lost a bit of weight.
Watching 'my girls' at dance school as they did final last minute improvement rehearsal for show at Stockport Plaza on Friday :-)) Good luck my babes break a leg (not literally!)
My lime and rose cupcake at Harvey nicks! See my facebook status thread, have had a lovely day, finished off by kicking ass at the PTA...
Having coffee with two of my best mates and laughing much too loudly, swearing far too much and getting tutted at by old ladies like we were still teenagers.
Getting all the dates for my herceptin. Why did this make me happy? Cuz I can now start planning our honeymoon!!!! Hoorah!
Ali, what has made me happy is seeing your post. We started chemo about the same time, so you have made me realise I haven't got much longer to go! Three more weeks of rads is not so much after all.
Friends who look after you. Had a bad day yesterday, friend stepped in, makes the day much less daunting.
Waking up this morning and not having to go for rads as fnished them yesterday. It's 7 months since I went to gp with lump and it's great to know apart from a daily tablet I have finished active treatment.
Today, 14mths after ending my treatment i had my crazy, curly thick mad hair cropped off and it looks straight!!!!
I finally finally look like me.
Not sure it made me happy, but certainly made me smile - apparently, (according to teenage son), everyone's star sign will move back one, as they have found a 13 star sign!!! Hope nobody has their star sign tatooed (sp) on them!!
Spending a day with my friend up at her yurt, walking in the sunshine, discussing trees, sheep and landscape and driving back over the high moor of Exmoor and taking pictures of the sun setting with only ponies and sheep for company!!