Big Friday hugs to everyone from me. I am visiting a friend this morning who has just undergone a full hysterectomy for ovarian cancer and is starting chemo one week before Christmas. There but for the grace of God etc. Etc.
Hoping you are all getting into the festive spirit, or at the very least, getting your Christmas preparations done with minimal stress.
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.
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.
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.
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!! :cathappy: :cathappy: 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
It’s not feeling very ‘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.
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
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)
Belated happy birthday to you, sounds like you were totally spoiled xxx
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 🏃♀️
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
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.
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.
P.S. Still making chutney .....
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.
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
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.
Thats good news and lovely that she is going to be pro active and chase up ther esults afterwards xxx