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Club Tropicana - Pull Up A Chair and Chill

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Ladies

 

Wanted to share my good news with you, the results came back as a benign cyst, so onwards and upwards to recovery frommy hysterectomy.

 

Thank you for your wonderful support

 

Helena xx

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rosie

 

Oh that is wonderful news and I wish you both all the very best for the future.  I remember when I moved in with my partner Colin, that was 18 years ago and we are still together Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

 

I am taking each day as it comes, I honestly did not realise despite people telling me, just how invasive it is and the extent of the scar, I had a bikini line op, but also I can not believe how well I am doing only two weeks after the op, but I am not going to push myself too far, there is always next week to start doing a bit more.

 

Oh yes, I know my priorities changed dramatically post bc diagnosis, the things that used to matter and stress me out just seem so insignificant now.

 

xx

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Ah so glad to hear things are progressing positively. I think we sometimes underestimate the extent of the surgery and treatment we are having - I certainly did - so it sounds like you are doing really well.

 

I am making the most of life, living in the moment and just remembering how different things were one year ago. Cancer certainly changes your attitude to life doesn’t it? I have very exciting times ahead - my partner of 5 months and I have decided to move in together - so life is definitely on the up. God willing it continues.

 

Much love to all the ladies on this message stream.

xxx

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rosie

 

Not too bad at all darling.  I am now 2 weeks post op, had my staples out just over a week ago, got a slight problem with a tiny bit of the scar not healing but the nurses are sorting that out and are pleased with the way it is going, just trust me to have that, mind you I have that problem when I cut myself sometimes it takes a while to heal.

 

Cant believe how well I feel considering the surgery that I had.  Walking around well, eating well!! am now a third of the way through to my first milestone

 

How are you doing? xx

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How are you doing Helena?

xxx

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Mai

 

Thank you darling xxx

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Spiderwoman

 

Thank you so much, oh I am taking it easy, I have not done anything today as I have been feeling very tired.

 

xxx

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rosietd

 

Cant wait until I can say I am 12 months post my hysterectomy.  Well done you lady lovely to hear and so reassuring xxx

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Ladies, some new research out on breast cancer metasteses to lungs fuelled by IGF protein:

https://www.nfcr.org/blog/protein-identified-in-breast-cancer-metastasis+

https://nutritionfacts.org/2013/02/14/animal-protein-and-igf-1/
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Sending hugs Ladybowler. Take it easy. Xxx
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Speedy recovery Helena - take it easy πŸ’,  enjoy Cuba Alibobs  β›± very jealous 😊. I love that we are all cracking on with life in the Club πŸ’ƒπŸ–πŸŒŠβœˆοΈπŸŽ‰

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A quick hello to everyone from me - especially to you Helena.

 

It is one year ago today that I had my last op - ovary removal - and I cannot quite believe a year has gone by. Lots of living done since then, which I am very proud of. God willing it will continue.

 

Love to all.

xxx 

 

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Hello Ladies

 

Just popped in to say hello.  Well 5 days post my hysterectomy had my staples out today, not feeling too bad but it has been a tiring day so resting up.  I came out of hospital on Thursday evening, was told I could go home at 8.30am that morning but by the time I was finally discharged it was 4pm so a frustrating day.

 

Hope you are all well xx

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Alibobs ❀️❀️❀️Have a great time in Cuba darling, tgat’ll Be amazing enjoy every second and if you get some good photos of those beautiful old cars they have over there, please post a few on here when you get back ❀️❀️❀️And also have a πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»For us club Tropicana gang πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Hi lovelies hope you are all well. Just dropped by to say adios for a while as I'm off to Cuba tomorrow with my hubby, my eldest Son is best man at a wedding so our family has been invited!! Looking forward to spending time with my grandchildren too!! Off to Manchester airport tomorrow to stay over in a hotel then we all fly out Monday morning. It will also be my wedding anniversary and my 1st year anniversary of my diagnosis whilst we are there!! So thankful I'm here to be able to spend this precious family time with my loved ones!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Apologies for the typos again 😨
Have a lovely weekend everyone xx
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Hi chaffinch she was one on Tuesday she had a lovely day its mad to think she is one already just seems like yesterday he will be finding it expensive so to get a house and settled would be a good idwa! Yeah it gets cold up north but thank haven't used my heating yet as the hot flashes sort that out πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ im getting ob everyone's nerves moaning about my hair because its too ong to style as short but too short for anything mid length πŸ˜‚ i really liked it when it was a longer pixie so considering going shorter and doing my white bit at the front silver or rose gold?! Ive never been this obsessed ever about my hair mind i have ti say its lovely and thick in excellent condition really happy about that and of course curly wavy now its a bit longer i look on pinterest for inspiration xxx
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I didn’t think twice about mine Mishy x
Glad your family are happy and that your son has moved on. My son loves it in the North, he went to uni in Eastern Scotland so is used to being away from home. He’s cold but apart from that he’s loving it. Hoping to settle somewhere near Darlington because his job takes him down as far as Ripon and sometimes to Kelso but he’ll be working in Newcastle quite a few evenings during the winter so doesn’t want to be too far for getting back afterwards. His employer initially suggested Darlington and he can now see why. He’s living between Airbnb properties at the moment and really wants to settle it’s costing him a fortune for one thing but I think that he had to do that while he found his feet.
When does your little granddaughter turn one?
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Hi Chaffinch glad to hear you are loving life too and you have your house back haha hows your son enjoying the northern charm πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
My sin is goung into his final year at Uni he struggled abit last year dealing with my stuff studying exam stress and his girlfriend dumping him im pleased that he is really positive for this year without the πŸ’© hes enjoying life and daughter is enjoying being a mam!!! So yeah life is good normal activity has resumed in my house even get the odd "for gods sake shut up man "from son which to me is as normal as it ever could be πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ not treating ne like im going to break πŸ‘pleased you like your new hair aa mine is getting longer im starting to πŸ€” in regards to the aging bob style you mentioned i may actually go back shorter... we will see i will persevere a bit longer
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That should read son! I’ve got a plaster on my typing finger 😜
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Hello ladies. Sounds like we are all moving forward and living life to the full. We’re bavk to having the house to ourselves. YD back at uni, din finally got a job. He’s up around your way quite a lot Mishy so don’t be seeing a lot of him until Christmas.
My chemoversary tomorrow which is strange it all seems so surreal and a long time ago. Just thinking about it makes me feel nauseous πŸ™„. Had 11/18 Herceptin so far, will be glad when that’s done.
Love to all πŸ’•
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Spider woman πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»Kylie you lucky thing, if you go again let us know, I would have tagged along, hope everyone’s having great weekend πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Wow, I would love to see Kylie - sounds fab.

Happy weekends to everyone - hoping you are all fit and well.

xxx

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Hi Ladies of Tropicana, good to see you are all well. All good in my world, blood tests came back clear last week so it’s full steam πŸš‚ ahead for me to have a great Christmas this year! Found out on 21/12 last year so made last years festivities somewhat surreal.  Went to see Kylie in concert last week - I hope I can dance like that when I’m 50, she was fantastic πŸ’ƒ. Have a great weekend x

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Hello ladies! I haven't been on here for ages, work has been a total nightmare so busy. I've just got back from Ireland which was a lovely break. Shi, no Xmas shopping for me yet but I have 3 Xmas dos planned to make up for the lack of Xmas last year so plenty of πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸ»and 🍹🍹🍹for me 😊 Hope everyone's doing ok love to you all πŸ€—

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Shi πŸŽ„πŸŽ shopping love it!! Knew you would be starting already haha shopping πŸ‘‘
I was thinking about it actually i know this year i want a real tree
I have been updating my wardrobe still need to get a new coat haven't decided on one yet, as i have lost weight with my new healthier diet and lifestyle the only thing i haven't been able to do is exercise because of my spine situation once i have the op and better i will be looking for a new job and joining yoga
Still need a few things for Ellas birthday eeh nearly one already
Song for the jukebox ladies today all the lovers Kylie was on radio before cant get it out of my head πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ
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I have not started the Christmas shopping but have definitely started planning the Christmas menu!

xxx

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Shi

 

Does making xmas cards coun??  As part of my free gifts in my monthly cross stitch mag I had 4 different designs so starting to put them together.  It is the only thing that will make me sit and do nothing at the moment.  Feeling better today so hopefully have turned the corner, I still have over two weeks before my new op date so fingers crossed xxx

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Hi Rosie ❀️❀️❀️Great news your dates are going well😘😘has anyone else been buying Christmas pressies yet or is it just me that’s being Mrs organised πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺspiderwoman hows things? We need a bit of action on the dance floor girls πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•Ίlets all get in a line and pretend we have audition for river dance in fact let’s meet up go on Britain’s got talent and do our version of river dance and show the world how this journey can be a πŸ‘­πŸ‘­πŸ‘­πŸ‘­πŸ‘­πŸ‘­πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️And help inspire others, anyone up for it πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Sorry not to post for a while. Was manic at work, then on a week’s holiday on a Greek island. Bliss. My post-cancer reward.

 

Hoping you lovely ladies are feeling fit and well as we march through September. How can it be Sept 12 already? 

 

xxx

 

P.S. Still seeing my date - 3mths now!!  β€οΈ

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Hi ladies sorry I’ve not been on here for ages but I just got out of the habit!!  All is good in my world....no longer at the pub but doing nails in my unicorn shed in the garden which I love!!! πŸ¦„ πŸ’• 

Hubby still drives me crazy 😜 but that’s probably why I married him as I do love a challenge!!

Had my mammogram on Friday and as long as the results all come back clear (which they saying could be between 3-6 weeks 😱) then I don’t have to see anyone for 2 years!!!  My zapped boob still feels very tender and lumpy but has been felt by 3 different consultants all of which reckons it’s scar tissue so having to put my trust in them!!

I haven’t been able to go through all the posts I’ve missed but hope you’re all doing ok πŸ‘Œ and sending you lots of love and positive vibes πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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Hivali Karana brilliant, the Oct girls only pop on now and again, I let her know you were asking after her πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Karana?
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Whats happened to Katana?? Has anybody heard g
How she is m? Used to love reading het updates!! Xx
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Hiya mishy 😘😘you’ll be great at Maggies, you looked after us oct17 ladies every step of the way with so much ❀️❀️❀️And πŸ‘­πŸ‘­πŸ‘­πŸ‘­you’ll be a blessing to your maggies πŸ’•πŸ’• big ❀️❀️To you for tomorrow darling, release a balloon for your dad to grab hold of and dance in the air with ❀️❀️ There will be 😒😒 but also there will be 😁😁😁 when you remember the special moments you shared 😘😘😘 go for it mishy with the new wardrobe, get that redundancy pay and have a treat, you deserve it and also it’ll be nice for when you go to interviews too. Why don’t you just do a Christmas job for a bit, they are starting to recruit around now πŸ‘πŸ‘not got them trainers yet, I really want them, but the bubble chemo curl crop I’ve got going on doesn’t suit them no matter how I try and style them 😀😀😀 twister are you nanna yet ? Please let us know when you are β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Alibobs πŸ’– you enjoy being back at work im so jealous of all of you atm im not, was made redundant but also found out i have to stay off atm as i need an op on my neck( c spine) so for now im enjoying spending time with Grandaughter while her mammy is at work, and enjoying my garden although i can't do anything in it so i still lurk frequently
Have to admit I agree with you all this forum and all you lovely ladies on it is amazing long may it continue for those ladies in the future who may need its support the club noone wanted to join mind you club tropicana is full of good vibes isn't it Jay hiya hows you?!! Nice to hear from you the May 2017 group were my first people to reassure me when i was first diagnosed its lovely that we all can be there for someone else when they need that virtual hug isnt it i decided once i get past my 2 years clear (fingers crossed) i want to volunteer at maggies just one day a week (you have to be 2 years clear to volunteer) when i get back to work im only going to go part time because of my spine condition so with a spare day i want to give something back its a truly wonderful charity just like BCCare and they need support whether its through fundraising or helping out
My mam has been making loads of Christmas cards gift boxed and a few memory boxes for the xmas fete at local Cancer Centre
Its a year tomorrow i list my dad 🌟so i have been Feeling a little teary eyed at times these last couple of days so much has happened in that year and since i wonder what he would be thinking of me being NED and a Granma to his first great granchild Ella who is my absolute world 😍😍😍😍
rosie love that you have found πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
Shi i saw a leopard print coat today and thought of you i hope you got them trainers too im in desperate need of some retail therapy as i feel a new autumn wardrobe is what i need i have lost weight through my healthier lifestyle so its a good enough excuse for a revamp πŸ‘
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Hi Alibobs, well done being back at work ❀️❀️❀️Pace yourself and you’ll be fine as it can be tiring the first few weeks back 😘😘😘don’t vanish off here though we still want to know you are ok and enjoying πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺtimes πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ» Hi jay, please get mai7 to let me know if you are doing a just giving page to raise funds β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Thank you. Yes 19th October is wear 8t pink day, it's also exactly 1 year since I was diagnosed!! In some ways it has flown in others it's been a nightmare!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Good luck Allibobs on your phased return to work - remember fatigue lasts a long time - be gentle to yourself and recognise when you need a rest.  I agree whole heartedly this forum is a life saver in itself!  I've met some truly amazing ladies on here.  12th October - Breast Cancer awareness day - I'm raising funds for this charity without a doubt. x

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So my booby friends I am back in the world of work from tomorrow!! Albeit phased return. I may not have as much time to spend with you all on here. I will keep an eye on things though and hope you all continue to thrive and live lovely lives. I just want to say thank you to each and everyone if you on this forum for being there when I need a shoulder, a laugh or just a rant!! You have helped me along this awful journey so very much.πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Hi ladies hope you are all well! What beautiful weather we are having again! Looks set to stay this way for quite a while too. My girlfriends and I have been discussing possible bonfire night bbq with bangers on the grill!! Lol!! And hot tub Christmas parties in my best friend's garden. Sounds like a plan!! I'm back to work next Tuesday but only on phased return so should still be able to get out after in the sun!! Will need to!!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Twister great news your back at work and imminent grand baby’s due soon too 😘😘😘 so exciting β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Hi Ladies,

 

I havn't been around for ages now due to the fact that I am back at work and lots of things have been going on. Hope you are all well, I am doing fine but still finding that I get very tired a lot. 

 

My twin grandbaby boys are going to be delivered very soon, I will know the exact date when their lovely mummy goes for her scan next Tuesday. She has to have a C-section as one of them is breach, I am so excited to meet them.

 

Kaz xx

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Rosietd β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘great news the date went well and is continuing πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»Really pleased for you darling πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Rosietd Thank you for your response that has put my mind at rest x
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Ooh, forgot to mention - you remember I said I was going on a date a couple of months ago?

Well suffice to say all is going VERY well!!

❀️❀️❀️

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Hello there. It takes about an hour from start to finish - they put a line in, flush through saline for 15mins or so, then 15mins of the bisphosphonate going in, then another saline flush. It is painless and I was given plenty of tea and biscuits as I sat there.

 

Side effects - the first was definitely the worst. I was told that I would feel like like was going down with the flu for the first couple of days afterwards and indeed I did. But that cleared after 48hrs and I felt fine. My second infusion was a lot better - I felt far less rough - which they say is because the body has been through the treatment before. I also managed my schedule a lot differently second time around in anticipation of feeling rough for a couple of days - I.e. took two days off work, nothing planned in the diary, generally took it very easy. I don’t know if that helped or not, but second time around was far less tricky in terms of side effects.

 

I will be having these infusions 6-monthly for 3 years, so my next one is in January.

 

Hope that helps / reassures?

xxxx

 

P.S. Hello to all the other lovely ladies on this post. xx 

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Rosietd. Hope you don't mind me asking but could you please let me know how long the infusion took and what were the side effects. Been told I will need them and a bit worried x
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Shi

 

Oh you are gorgeously bonkers and bring a sunny smile every time you post xxxx

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Sorry that should have read I’m here mishy πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚