Hi Seabreeze, My wife is doing very well so far. she felt a little sick but wasn't . She is definitely a lot more tired though. The partner I will be speaking to is a man though I stipulated I didn't mind which. i start next week. They try and match you up with one of their volunteers as closely as possible but it never going to be exactly the same I suppose. its brilliant times have moved on and there are volunteers willing to share their experiences. I find talking a great release for my emotions the egetation and anxiety does go at least temporarily. I usually start a conversation with a bit of a melt down once this out of the way I'm normally better. Those coastal walks you mentioned can be like going for a run. B****y knackering I think outdoor activity/exercise can be therapeutic for the mind as well as the body but obviously this needs to be tailored to how well my wife is feeling. We are having date nights every weekend now some thing we did a few years ago but have restarted and we make the most of our weekends together. It certainly gives you a different outlook on life for the better. lets turn a negative into a positive. Thank you Seabreeze for giving me some time it is very much appreciated. I hope you are looking after yourelf too. Len
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Hi Seabreeze, Thank you so much for checking up I'm glad you are doing ok. We saw the oncologist a couple of weeks ago and he seemed optomistic. My gentle beautiful wife had her 1st chemo yesterday and so far she is ok. She will eventually be on AI's for 10 years and biphosphonates. So chucking the kitchen sink at her from the off. From someone who was /still is super fit (apart from the obvious) and health conscious to someone who is becoming part of the hospital furniture is hard to take in. She is keeping positive and taking one day at a time planning on going back to work part time soon. She had a letter confirming her place in the London marathon next year which was upsetting but realised she could defer for a year and has given her something to aim for. I've been told im in a sort of grieving process which is no good for anyone but am getting help through macmillan, private counselling and soon the bcn someone like me scheme I am slowly learning to take one day at a time. Your kind thoughts are very much appreciated and a comfort so thank you. Len.
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