Oh sweetie I,m so sorry to hear your news and hope the outcome is a huge success xx💖xx
i know we had something special and I guess we still have and even though it went quiet I,m still here if you ever want to sound off... in Emmys words "sending spoons to see you through"
take good care and remember stay positive xxxhugxxx
So sorry it's sad news that brings you back to the thread. Sincere sympathy to Emmy's family.
When I last posted I'd not long had my reconstruction op. Unfortunately on 28 Feb this year I was diagnosed with leukaemia (ALL) - such a shock, I'd just been on holiday and felt really well. So I've had Chemo again and now awaiting stem cell transplant.
Our thread started by you Doz was such a lifeline for me - it really helped me.
ive not found it with Macmillan leukaemia thread - a bit depressing so not continued with that.
We went through an awful lot and the thread was brilliant for all of us I'm sure.
Love to all
It is with a very heavy heart that I am informing all the beautiful ladies on this thread that our Flutterby Emmy passed away last year.. she found out that her cancer had come back and I lost a very dear friend far too quickly... 💔
i,m so sorry it's taken so long to inform you all.. I,ve no excuse I just could,not find the right words even now I still don't know what to say 😢
I went to her funeral and met her lovely family, still finding it very hard to accept as we had been speaking..emailing most days since the thread went quiet, hopefully because everyone was finding life much easier?
i,ll never forget how much this thread helped and understand things don't last forever, however I would just like to thank you all who became part of the long and often hard road we all travelled together for just being there and sharing that journey.
much love to you all and I do hope life is being kind to you all... as always xxxxhugsxxxx 💖 Doz
nice to here everything went well with your recon honey... Very brave I,m another coward I just could,nt face more surgery and as for hospitals the only time I want to be in one is when I,m working! Ha ha!
My thyroid surgery and how it's left me feeling has put me off permanently!
I,m still bogged down with hot flushes possibly even more than when I was taking Letrozole... I now find out the levothyroxine gives me exactly the same side effects! Aaaaaaaaaargh! Can't win! And insomnia is worse so pretty sick of it all!
my hours are still normal at the moment though I,ve noticed on the roster that the odd week I,m getting shorter hours then the following week back to normal.....?? I,m hoping it's just to cover sickness and shortage as I will be pretty naffed off if it continues!
oh the joy!!!
enjoy your time in Mull I envy you 😊
Love to all and hugs to everyone xxxxxhugxxxxx Flutter gently xx
On 3 February last year had the latismussis dorsi (spelt wrong I know)! It's where they use the muscle from you back it is quite a big op, was off for six weeks but only in hospital 3 days. I then had nipple reconstruction & fat transfer in June- just day surgery. I've not had any problems touch wood! I had a session with BCN as well as consultant to discuss it, look at photos, and also spoke to a volunteer who'd had same op - good support.. But obviously it's a personal decision.
really hope the weather improves for you for Mull! It's awful here today.. Could be an afternoon watching the rugby!!
Glad to hear that you're pleased with your reconstruction...which type did you go for? My consultant asked me again if I wanted to have one but just can't face any more surgery or hospital so have made my mind up that at the moment it's not for me.
Doz - how's the part time working?
We're off to Mull 5 weeks today and can't wait...just need the rain/gales/snow to STOP! Will be doing a sun dance every day if needs be!
Late response but I've been on holiday! Had a lovely time.
Really pleased your check went well Jane, out of the way for 1 more year. My next one is end of April and then one more. Reconstruction not for everybody but I am pleased with mine. Good on you getting a bike & booking your holidays. Lots to look forward to.
Doz I'll also be pleased when off letrozole - my memory is awful, hoping it won't get any worse once off medication.
Takecare both - happy days.
Thanks. I'm well and have booked 3 holidays to various parts the Scotland and its isles this year; I intend to live life! Have bought myself a bike and have started cycling though wet winter has been in the way; spring is around the corner so will get pedalling again.
Flutter life to the full!
Ah bless you that's fabulous news the last year passes so quickly!! Countdown begins😊
Hope all is good with you butterfly xxx
i,m off Letrozole now ( 4weeks) still getting hot flushes? But I,ve been told it can take a month or two to settle...
much love as always stay warm and take really good care xxxhugxxx
Annual check up last week all ok....phew. One more to go then that will be 5 years,can hardly believe it. The consultant asked me if I wanted a reconstruction and it was a no from me, I've had enough of hospitals, appointments, surgery,etc etc etc I can see the light!!
ALL CLEAR DISCHARGED NO MORE LETROZOLE YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY,
What a relief this had to be the most nerve wracking appointment!
soooooooo happy 😊😊😊
Daniels doing really well he,s working as a wind technician for Siemens, he,s got his own team and is loving it!
once again my lovelies hope all appointments are positive and clear then we can all flutter gently 😍
MERRY XMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR XXXXHUGSXXXX
Nice to hear from you both. So sorry about your sister Doz - must be very hard for you.
good news about Vicky- on the up and up. Good for her! Glad you're taking it easier with 2 shifts - finally! How's Dan doing?
You've both got checks coming up then - I'm sure they will be fine 👍🏻. I had my LD flap reconstruction done in February, now having nipple tatto done. My middle son has been working in Dubai since May- he came home Saturday for 10 days over Christmas.. We've just been into Leicester doing his Christmas shopping!!
Hope you both have a lovely Christmas and a happy and healthy new year..
Doz - So sorry to hear about your sister x
Eeek and double eek -I've got my 4 year check up on 13th Jan - always dread the appointment.
Fantastic news about Vikki; it was lovely to hear how well she's doing. AND you are down to 2 shifts a week, wonderful and marvellous. There is so much going on where I work and still immensely stressful there; but I'm looking forward to having some time off over Christmas and much needed r&r.
Take care xx
i wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful prosperous new year xxxx
hoping you are all well...
i have my 5 year check up on Monday eeeeeek! Where on earth has the last 5 yrs gone?
so many things have happened in those years,
I sadly lost my sister in September which has taken my feet out from under me, it was very sudden and totally unexpected 😢 Missing her terribly!
my daughter Vikki finally started working again and has climbed the ladder very quickly as a Sui Chef at a local farm shop/restaurant... Very proud of the way she has adapted!
I have finally dropped my hours at work to just 2 shifts... So much more to life and finally taking a bit of me time!
bless you all and flutter gently xxxxxhugsxxxx
It sounds like you lovely flutterbies are ready to move on with your lives and I too feel that way but know that from time to time I'll come back here for support. It doesn't mean that I don't think about what's happened because I do every day but I'm able to cope with it better somehow. Stella; so pleased that you're happy with your reconstruction; I had an appointment yesterday to discuss it again but at the moment I still feel its not for me but who knows maybe I'll feel different in the future. Doz; also pleased to hear you're going to retire but I'll use the word retire in a very loose way because I know you will keep yourself busy and you will wonder where you got the time to ever go to work! Janice - I was so glad to hear that Phil is doing well now after all he's been through and you've been there supporting him throughout x and yes; I will be doing a race for life next year with my friend and our daughters; hopefully it will be in Aberystwyth.
So flutterbies this is au revoir but not goodbye as I will keep checking in from time to time because as we all know that fragility comes to the surface every now and then and when it does I know you will be there xx
Hope all you flutterbies are well as its a long time since anyone posted. I joined Facebook at the weekend and got in touch with a long lost friend. It was a bittersweet experience; we arranged to meet and it was lovely to see her again BUT guess what? She was diagnosed with breast cancer this year; had a mastectomy in February is going through chemo now;then radiotherapy then will need arimidex. Poor thing my heart went out to her; she looked so vulnerable. I'm seeing her again tomorrow; she's still got her great sense of humour and we're planning to do a race (fast walk!!) for life next year all being well.
Hope you are all well. I just wanted to share some good news with you; I had my test results back for possible endometrial cancer and all good....such a relief.
Doz-how truly awful for your friend; words just aren't enough at a time like this but my thoughts are with her. So sorry x
Good luck Janice. I'm also trying to lose weight and have lost a stone so far but seem to have come to a complete standstill for the last 3 weeks despite dieting so, like you I think I need to up the amount of exercise I do and now that the days are getting longer think I'll start going for regular walks at least. I'm following Slimming World; which seems fairly easy to stick to (still doesn't stop me craving buttered toast and marmalade in the mornings though!). x