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Club Tropicana - Pull Up A Chair and Chill

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Alibobs

Could you not ring someone to see if they could get your results for you? I was told today it's usually 10 days before a letter is sent out to you but my BCN checked and told me. As you may know I changed my BCN in the last week ( I haven't even met her face to face) but she could tell me everything that's happened to me over the last twelve months. We had a good chat and she put my mind at rest over a few things. Ask me in 6 months though and I'll tell you how I'm feeling! At least now though I feel there's somebody there for me if I need anyone.

 

Helena

I doubt there will be a dry eye in the place ( bowls) tomorrow. I am the youngest there and everyone seems to have taken me under their wing. I too have been through a lot and think this has really knocked me for 6 and my confidence has been rock bottom. That said when I went to work yesterday my manager could not get over how strong I was. I think if anything my diagnosis has made me a stronger person. Not that I would wish this on my worst enemy. 

Sending you hugs too and all the best for work next week.Take Care all and thanks for the support everyone.

xxx

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Shi

 

I promise you I am not going to overdo things, my boss has even told me that I need to be packing away each day ready to go home 10 minutes before so that I am leaving bang on time. It is going to be a bit weird after having had 3 months off.  I did not even have that length of time off following my bc op.

 

Helena xxx

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Juliewulie

 

Sounds a good plan, give yourself a bit of time for you now my friend and think what else you might like to do.  I know when I left my job in 2013 I wanted to work part time and there was no opportunity to do that, I left and got another job a few months later but then my old employer asked me to come back in a different role 25 hours a week and I have never looked back.

 

Stay positive darling, I would say 99% of the time I am absolutely fine, it is only when I get a silly twinge or ache that I drop back but only for the shortest of time. 

 

Mate  I am not brave however it is all about just getting on with it, I must admit life has thrown quite a bit at me over my 60 years but I suppose it helps to build your resilience!! Smiley Happy Smiley Happy xx

 

I would love to be a fly on the wall when you tell the bowlers, I am sure they will be absolutely delighted for you.  Have a wonderful Xmas

 

Sending you hugs

 

Helena xxx

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So pleased for you Juliewulie! What a relief and how lovely to get you results so soon. I'm still waiting for mine to come. πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Thanks ladies. I really appreciate the comments. I've found real support from you lovely ladies. I'll start dancing and singing now! 🀩xx
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Fab news Julie wulie just fab what a lovely Christmas present whoop whoop πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ
Song for jukebox has to be This is me 🌟
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Juliewulie πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»Whoooo whhooppp excellent news mammo ok and you enjoy every moment now you’ve finished work, do all the things you’ve always wanted to do but have not had time for ❀️❀️❀️Helena, hope your 3 hours back goes ok next week darling lady, please don’t push yourself too much too soon 😘😘big ✨✨✨✨✨to everyone πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Hi Helena
I decided to take early retirement. But who knows I may try something else in the future.
At the moment I just need to get my head around things and stay positive.
You have done do well. One brave lady.
I can't wait to tell the bowlers tomorrow.
Xx
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Juliewulie

 

Oh that is fab news and a major relief mate.  Finished work, does that mean you have left your job or retired?

 

Go out now and totally enjoy yourself

 

I am going back to work on Tuesday, only 3 hours a day until after the Xmas holidays and then increasing slowly an hour a day after that, really looking forward to it, I know I am mad!!

 

Sending you loads of hugs

 

Helena xxx

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Hi Ladies

I just wanted to share with you I've had my Mammogram results this morning and it's come back clear. I'm over the moon. I also finished work yesterday. Onwards and upwards now and positive thinking.

xx

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Alibobs

 

Honestly I promise I am going to do no more than the agreed hours and what I do not get done in a day will remain that way, until the next day it is important that I take my time to get back up to full strength again and if that takes time so be it, the last thing I want is to go backwards after everything I have done to get to this point xxx

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Good luck with the phased return to work Helena! I'm still phased return too and have to force myself to go home when I've done my hours so don't be tempted to overdo it Helena. Thanks for the fairy dust!! Right back at you!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Alibobs

 

Sending you some sparkly fairy dust for luck xx

 

I am doing well, going back to work the week after next on a phased reduced hours pattern until the end of January, really looking forward to it, I am ready to go back but not sure how it is going to hit me xx

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Thanks for the tip Helena! I'm hoping to get results before Christmas and fingers crossed I will have some celebrating to do!!! Hope you are now fully on the road to recovery after your op!!πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Helena
I wish I'd said some thing earlier yesterday. She did apologise but my lump was right in the place where she squeezed. I am quite sore today if I'm honest. I'm going to ring my new BCN on Thursday to see if she has the results.
Hope you're feeling well after your op.
Xx
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Juliewulie

 

Ouch, hopefully you are feeling ok today.  I was the same as Alibobs, when I explained about my bc op the lady adjusted the plates manually apologising as they really need to get a good smooth picture so she did have to squeeze but she was very gentle.

 

So glad to hear that you have finally got a good bcn and already feeling the benefit of her, they make such a difference.  I dont know what I would have done without mine when I was going through all those tests leading up to my hysterctomy, she was golden.

 

I have my second one coming up in April as my first was 18 months after my op. 

 

xxx

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Alibobs

 

Glad to hear that your first mammo went ok.  A bit of a tip, when I had mine last year I was concerned because it was only 3 weeks before my apt with my oncologist, she tld me that he would have the results within two weeks, so I wonder if it might be worth ringing your oncologist secretary in a couple of weeks to see if they are through if you have not heard by then xxx

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I totally agree Alibobs. I wish I'd taken some painkillers.
Xx
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Helena aka Ladybowler gave me a tip ages ago to take a couple of painkillers b4 any procedure. I did that today and I think it dud help. It wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be!! Here's to the absolutely best results for us Juliewulie!!! 😘😘
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Hi Alibobs
Had mine too. I found it quite painful as they squashed "it" right where I had my lump. I was told I could ring at the end of next week and get my results. I've also changed my BCN this week. Already I'm finding a difference and received some information. I think if I'd been treated like this before I would have coped better throughout.
Xx
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Mishy18 that is my absolute favourite Xmas movie too!!!πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Well I've just had my first annual mammo!! Hope you have managed too Juliewulie!! Wasn't too bad although I did have to spell out to the radiographer that yes 8 have has one before!!!! Anyway I expressed my concern that it may be painful due yo scar tissue etc and she got a colleague in to hell her do it manually. She did manage to squeeze my collar bone to death though and I have a lovely red mark there to show for it!! Waiting for results could be up to 4 weeks so just have to get on with stuff in the meantime and try not to fret!! Hope everyone is ok πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Haven’t done the tree yet but my Christmas CDs came out of the cupboard last weekend. My (relatively new) other half looked pretty appalled! We are merging two houses, so we have two lots of Christmas decorations. Suffice to say, I think the house will be looking very festive.

 

Wishing you all a happy weekend.

xxx

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Yeah chucking it doon in the toon too 🌧️🌧️🌧️ more like tropical storm than club tropicana
Any of you ladies got your tree up yet? Apart from Shi πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ πŸ‘ i still haven't got all my decs bought im still in a quandary as to whether to ha a real one or not the look and smell gorgeous but im worried if it goes up too soon it will peg it before Christmas day and incase my dog drinks the water !!!!!
Need some cinnamon sticks and oranges im going all rustic this year!!! I hope it looks nice!!!! πŸŽ„
Christmas hasn't officially arrived at ours unless we watch National lampoon's Christmas Vacation its a bit of a tradition in ours its hilarious.. They don't make films like that anymore πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚https://media.giphy.com/media/W4Yo3cN6V0Nhe/giphy.gif
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rosie

 

Same here it has been pouring down and is very windy since the early hours, thought we had had all we were supposed to get yesterday, they are even forcasting thunder as well, very weird.

 

xxx

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It’s not feeling very β€˜tropicana’ this morning. The rain is pouring down and the wind is blowing. Time to hunker down with a coffee I think.

 

Just a quick note to say hello to everyone. Christmas is approaching with alarming speed and I am hoping it will be a much happier Christmas this year versus last year. I have decided to do my bit this year and to that end, I am volunteering in my local Tesco on Saturday to encourage customers to buy an extra item for the local food bank. My way of giving a little something back.

 

Happy Thursdays to all.

xxx 

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Thanks spider woman that s sensible and helpful

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Serenity, I would say listen to your body,  when it says no then it means no. I had lumpectomy and sentinel   node biopsy in Jan (quite minor in comparison to what some ladies have on here) and it’s taken me until now to feel totally up for life, even now if I have an overly busy day then I can get a little sore, day by day it gets easier 

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Hi ladybowler

 

i know I need to push myself to exercise but just feel tired most of the time. It’s been just 3 weeks since right side  WLE and 1x snlb and 1 xaux node operation  and meeting oncologist next Monday to plan 15 radiology sessions in December. I do usually play indoor bowls  but apart from that do little else though still work P/t . Do you have any idea when I can start to play bowls again. ( am right handed  and have aches in arm and some pins needles in hand I hope that wears off soon with the exercises) 

 

serenty 18

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Happy belated birthday spiderwoman πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚ and we’ll done with the running πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Rosie, aren’t you tempted to just M&S it? They have a right good selection or a booths if you have one of those near you again right good selection πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ we’ve got to get the tinsel and the πŸŽ„up soon in club Tropicana πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»Girls, time to βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Belated happy birthday from me too!

xxx 

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Spiderwoman

 

Belated happy birthday to you, sounds like you were totally spoiled xxx

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Hi Ladies, so fab that you are all doing well. Busy week for me as it was my birthday so lots of treats and fun. Have started running again so downloaded the Couch to 5k App as starting from zero fitness, it’s hard work though πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Shi

 

I promise I am but also need to push myself a bit as well.  I can not believe that it will be 6 weeks on Tuesday since I had my op, I remember thinking how on earth I was going to get through it and how i would cope, well I have and I did, I am amazed how resilient our bodies can be, as long as we listen to them.  Girls like everything we have been through there is a bright shining light at the end of that tunnel

 

 

xxxx

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πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£mishy 😘😘😘is forgotten how 😷😷😷🧣🧣🧣🧣we all were last year, we had a right arsenal in our handbags didn’t we πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£I even used to carry my bum cream and plastic gloves and baby bitty wipes everywhere too πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚that Christmas market sound divine, enjoy yourself and don’t think about op mishy, you just have fun πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ ladybowler that’s great youvechad a lovely day out, please rest up tho, you are still mending πŸ‘­πŸ‘­hi juliewulie and Alibobs 😘😘spideewoman, saw a lovely spider handbag in tk maxx today and thought of you, hope you are well k 😁tune on the jukebox β€˜golden’ by kylie minogue πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Mishy

 

Hiya, bowls outdoor do not start until April next year, the season is 6 months long, so I have plenty of time to get fully back up to strength.  It will be interesting to see what difference this makes to my bowling in terms of bending and the discomfort I used to be in at the start of the season with my hip, which I had never put down to what was going on inside me with my womb, but now I wonder if it was as the discomfort was getting more and now it has completely gone.

 

Oh your weekend sounds wonderful and suh a difference from last year xx  My friend took me out today to a garden centre and a craft centre, we had breakfast and shopped til we dropped.  I am knackered tonight but it is all about building up my strength.

 

 

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Ah thank you Mishy18 - we are planning a family Christmas (he has three grown up sons), so I will be in my element doing turkey and 52 veg for lunch.

 

Still cannot believe the difference one year has made and I am sooooo grateful to be in the position I am now in.

 

Love to all.

xxx

 

P.S. Still making chutney .....

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Hi ladies glad to hear everyone is getting along just fine Helena glad you are recovered from your op how long is it till you get back to your bowling not too long i hope
Shi i am going to the Christmas Village in Newcastle this weekend it looks fab, a bavarain indoor beer garden complete with an open roaring fire, oompah band,loads of lovely food with a huge Christmas tree in the centre of village which also has a grotto, ice rink, (no skating for me 😨) lots of craft and Christmas stalls to enjoy as well Newcastle has certainly pulled the stops out this year as we have a huge Christmas market too in city centre with local and international stsll holders again lots of food chocolate and festive gifts hitting that this Wed although im sure i will be going more than once looking forward to Christmas this yeae even though i have my op looming its not spoiled by chemo and radiotherapy, this time and am relishing being able to shop around people without my scarf round my face πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ theives oil on my hanky and boots first defense up my nose πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
I do need people to carry the bags though πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸŽ„
Rosie i bet you are looking forward to Christmas with your new partner how lovely πŸ’–
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Hi Alibobs ,Glad you eventually got your appoinment. You wouldn't think it would be so hard. I had a call from a friend this week who had her op in December last year and had  her mammogram begining of November. I admit she had her op in a different hospital to me.Let's hope we get our results pretty soon. The last thing I want is to worry over those for ages.

xx

 

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Hi Juliewulie. Just to let you know after 6!! Phone calls and being passed from pillow to post I finally got an appointment date too , 30th November the same as You!!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
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rosietd

 

Hello sounds like you have had a busy day and well done you celebrate how far you have com., A friend of mine always includes a jar of chutney in my xmas present, I love homemade presents. 

 

Thank you for your lovely thoughts, hard to believe that it is 5 weeks tomorrow since my op, I honestly do not know where the time has gone

 

xx

 

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Just a quick note from me to say hello - I always keep an eye on this thread. 

 

Helena - sounds like you are making good progress. Well done you.

 

i have spent today making a LOT of chutney. No prizes for guessing what my stocking filler gifts will be this year. Such a difference to this time last year - I am very grateful and making the very most of it.

 

Love to all.

xxx

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Juiewulie

 

Thats good news and lovely that she is going to be pro active and chase up ther esults afterwards xxx

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Hi Helena and Alibobs
I contacted my BCN today and she's chased my mammogram for me. I was on the list and not forgotten. It's on 30th November. She even told me to contact her after a few days and she'd chase up the result for me.
Xx
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No. I haven’t had a bone scan yet. I’m not too concernedSmiley Happy. Will have review with oncologist in the next month or so. xxx
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So pleased for you Helena. You've come on leaps and bounds. Well done you.

I have to speak to my Oncologists Secretary on Monday anyway so will mention it to her. 

Thanks for your advice.

Xx

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Juliewulie

 

In view of Alibobs experience I think I would ring sooner rather than later.

 

Doing even better in that my scar has finally completely healed so no more nurse apts and I can finally have a shower now instead of the top and tailing I have had to do for the past three and a half weeks xxx

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Alibobs

 

Oh for god sake the sheer incompetence and it is totally unacceptable that you have to follow this up yourself, thank goodness you checked.  Well make sure you insist on being seen asap and that they do not try to fob you off that there is nothing availabe, it is their mistake.

 

xxxx

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Marla, are they putting you on zoledronic acid too?  This usually goes with aromatase inhibitors to reduce the risk of osteoperosis and bone mets. x