Well, here I am at my house in France, sitting in front of a log fire with underfloor heating on and building up warmth, and it feels just great. We arrived this afternoon to find our 80+ year old next door neighbour clearing leaves etc from outside our house and you just know that in this sleepy little hamlet of just 6 houses nothing changes and all is well. The peace I feel as we drive up the lane to the hamlet is indescribable. Wonderful.
Pixie, huge congratulations on your magnificent total so far. Who would have ever believed the happy bags would be so successful .... Well actually all of our warren had faith from the beginning and knew your idea would take off like this. I keep looking at my special bunnies happy bag and thinking what a special person you are and how brilliant the warren is. Quite right to keep Mrs Mojo in reserve if OH is being a strop. Are you familiar with the story of Lysistrata? Sounds like a menopausal potion rather than a Greek drama!
I'm sending big doses of healing vibes to everyone feeling down right now. Southpool, yes I too have days when I simply feel flat. No other way to describe it. Generally I am a very upbeat bunny and take the positive side of warren whenever I can, but I have to admit there are times when I feel plain old FLAT and other times when I feel positively bleak. I used to imagine myself in my eighties, an active granny still. Now I find it very hard to project anything forward. oH and I talk about where we might be living, what we might be doing in the years to come and even just three years hence makes me start to wonder if I will still be here. Bleak, bleak thoughts. They shouldnt be allowed, but every so often they sneak their way in and play havoc with the psyche. But I won't dwell on it ....
i am so excited at the thought of our Blenheim walk. Really looking forward to it And Southpool, it is a good idea to get the booking in ASAP. Look forward to getting it confirmed And in the diary. I had planned, a few months ago, that I would do a Cancer Research race for life in spring 2012 but I now realise I am unlikely to be up to sufficient fitness by then, so a 10k walk with good bunny friends sounds just right. Vanns, you are nuts thinking about a triathlon! Actually, no you are not nuts at all Because i think it is great to set the bar high but I think maybe 2014 might be a better option - both for your triathlon and my race for life. As for a 26 k or m bike ride ..... It is all I can manage to do 5k on the exercise bike at the gym right now and I think I'm doing well at that. Anyway, 10k at Blenheim sounds perfect for may.
when I saw the rads onc last week, he said to reckon at let six months after active treatment ends before starting to feel anything like normal in terms of energy levels. Reassuring to know that - we really do need to give ourselves time. Also discussed anastrazole SEs with him. I've developed joint stiffness and he says it could either be the anastrazole or the taxotere still playing havoc. I asked about the differences between anastrazole and letrozole. He said there is very little difference in overall terms and that if they were to take me off anastrazole it would not be to transfer to letrozole as they are too similar. Exemestane would be the alternative as it has a difference mode of action. BUT, he said, it is far too soon to be considering changing from anastrazole as often the adverse effects such as stiffness in joints often passes after a few months.
i also discussed my tight veins with him and he said massage is the best course of action - gentle massage such that you can do for yourself while putting on body lotion or sitting watching tv. I reckon this could be a good occupation for the punkawallahs though. Campo, can you arrange suitable training for them and then book me in for a course?
sara12, my thumb nail eventually dropped off - top half of it - on Friday. I was so intrigued to see the thin new nail underneath.
as for a march/april get together, I would be happy to help with the practical side of organising - as long as it doesn't involve me doing any adding up (which accountant sunny southpool is very good at anyway) and as long as it doesn't tread on leader Pixie's paws (three toes in front, four in back!!!!)
Lee, love the idea of the screenplay. Any help I can give to the script is ready and available .... As long as we target Helen Mirren for my part!
So many more comments I want to make - to those feeling blue, to those with specific probs (big m be sure to let us know what happens with your fluid retention), to those making their way back into work whether full time or phased return, to everyone, lots of big bunny hugs. Love you all.
And thanks to everyone wishing my happy hols ....
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