I found the programme item interesting mainly because of the tone, which I recognised as the way I feel too. People always ask me now if I’ve “had the all clear”. I wish. It’s not like that; so much of what happens after cancer treatment is not what people imagine. You’re still getting the runaround, Christine, regarding the echo and your herceptin treatment. Must be very wearing, especially when you get contradictory information. I felt the same about jaw problems (bone necrosis!) and the acid infusions but was persuaded it would be worthwhile. I was also persuaded to take part in a trial. After three months of complete silence, I rang the hospital about it. I found out that, because of an administrative problem (forgetting my existence?) it is now too long after the end of my radiotherapy for me to take part, so goodbye to all the advantages which were promised as an inducement. I think the oncologist’s secretary expected me to be angry but I’ve gone beyond that to a weary cynicism. I hope it’s good news, Michelle, when you get your results back next week. You must be so fed up with the needles. Hope your year check is ok, Fiona. My fingers are crossed for Friday. Saw daffodils on my walk today. Won’t be winter forever.
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