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Morning all, yes its a beautiful day again.  Good luck to all having stuff done today.  I imagine the side effects from the weekly dose just take longer to kick in as it is a lower dose every time.  Wish I could have it though.  Have a nice bike ride Seaside x

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Good morning my beauties,

 

What a lovely sunny day! I'm planning on riding my bike and going for a walk today because I've seriously piled on the pounds during this cycle. One negative of having no nausea is that I have been very hungy and clearly overeating! Oops. Not only am I getting fat, I have lost my eyelashes, most of my brows and my eyes are constantly streaming. Daisy, I probably would have sore fingertips to add into the mix but I am a bit obsessive with handcream so I've managed to avoid that one.

 

Sarah, you're right. Docetaxel and Taxol are differrent drugs. Trixielady, the reason Docetaxel is also known as T is because the brand name is Taxotere. Whatever they're called, they're all horrid and I can't wait until this part of the treatment is finished.

 

Thanks for all the lovely photos Ocean, Sarah and Rosina. Makes me want to go out there and enjoy the plants and wildlife.

 

MBJ, I always wish someone would surprise me with a garden makeover too. I know what I want it to look like but I can't make it happen.

 

Sarah, I felt so sorry for team GB last night. They put up a brave fight but Canada are just on another level. It did remind me of MKL last season as Killeen (our goalie) kept us in many games by being the proverbial brickwall but we were often outclassed, especially when we played against Belfast.

 

Good luck Edinbird for treatment today. Nettie, are you having yours too? Good luck and rest lots.

 

Hope you can all enjoy a bit of sunshine today.

 

Big hugs 

 

Sar xxx

 

 

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Ta for the clarification Trixielady, you are far better informed than my quick Google search Smiley Happy

 

Edinbird, good luck today!

 

I am currently guzzling water like someone who has just spent 10 days walking in the desert, in the hopes that it will help them get blood out of me in 45 minutes up at the hospital, to be tested for tomorrow.

 

I really wish my port hadn't stopped working Smiley Sad

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Morning ladies 

Ocean21 & Implausible 

Taxol is Paclitaxel and different from Docetaxel which is T god nows why!! the side effects are very similar for both unfortunately as usual it depends on the individual and their BC and apparently Taxol also treats various other cancers, taxol is also given 3 weekly or in other cycles mine is weekly and at the moment my side effects or joints aches an muscle pains, eye brows and lashes disappearing slowly, finger nails don't look good either now, still suffering from breathlessness xx

Edinbird good luck for today xx

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Morning xx

 

Slept about 11-4.30 with a couple of wakes. That’s not bad for steroids at 5pm... won’t be repeating it though! So up to eat and steroid up and start drinking. Hope I can work this out so I’m not desperate on the bus!

 

Due in at 11 so hopefully quicker than last time I don’t want to break the 4 goes for the cannula record...

 

The weather is lovely but shouldn’t be too warm for when I go in thankfully. Will let you all know when I’m home xx

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Ah, Ocean21, you would be my perfect neighbour!

I love plants with passion. When I was living in a flat I had around 200 pots of plants, most of them planted from seed, bananas included!

Of course, moving as much as we did, I gave almost all away, but I really need to find roots somewhere and start a garden.

I think I did all, composting, greenhouse, seedlings, cuts, Gardener's World, catalogues, you name it.

When I was living in Norwich I was a Master Composter volunteer, I would go to gardens advising on how to do compost, replying emails and loving all that is related to Nature, building shelters for bees, butterflies and ladybugs, using Neem oil to fend off pests.... haaaaaaaaaaa... it is bliss Cat Very Happy

By the way, ladies, I need your opinions, advice, indications.... Edinburgh or Cambridge to move?

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Ocean , I don't think that Taxol and Docetaxel (the latter being our "T", despite starting with D!) are quite the same thing.

 

The lady I always see at my chemo sessions is, like you, having weekly doses of Taxol, and like you is coping great.  She gets chemo'd every Tuesday and has hardly any side effects, and has been going away every weekend on walking trips around the country.  

 

Whereas my Docetaxel dose is every 3 weeks, and hits me like a horse tranquiliser!!! Smiley Happy

 

As far as I can tell from a quick Google they are related, but different, drugs....

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Beautiful pics Ocean, especially love the Iris.  I'm using Evonail as well but my nails are still sore.  Oh well hey ho!

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Hey lovely ones,

Hope that some parts of your day have been good

 

 I spent the afternoon gardening. After years of painstakingly digging up weeds because I thought using a hoe would be pointless because it wouldn’t do a proper job  since my lumpectomy I’ve had to get real, especially since the river end of the garden is choc full of stones.So, these last couple of weeks I’ve been discovering the delights of hoeingSmiley Happy  Marvellous , don’t know why it took me so long.

 

MBJ , you’ve got some fab looking plants. If it’s going to be a while before the landscaping get done why not treat yourself to some lovely slate coloured pots to go with the style of your house. I always knew that we’d be getting a  big garden when we bought our home together so for about 4 years I did some serious container gardening and ramped it up when we found this house and I saw how expensive plants are to buy over here. The removal men didn’t thank me for the 500+ pots they had to find a way of loading and bring over 🙃🙃

 

The little cafe in the village park opened up this weekend and the village seemed busy . From my garden I could her the kids running about and having fun. May is the start of pétanque season so as there’s an area to play in the park I could hear the clink and clash of balls being played. We joined the village club last year and it’s great fun even though they take the game really seriously over here and same members are super competitive. It was great to hear normal life a world away from bc continuing on while i gardened.

 

So sorry to read of your struggles with Taxol. I wasn’t looking forward to it but have been pleasantly surprised at how I’ve been on it. Although must admit that Ive had couple of ‘blah’ moments and couldn’t understand why because it’s not like me. The wonders of side effects eh?!

The nurse will be coming in the morning to take my bloods to get them to the lab. Tuesday I have my session.Hoping I don’t get the chair by the door again. They park the lunch trolley there and I honestly can’t stand the smell.

 

Marlyn,forget the eyebrow envy I feathered in and around what’s left of mine with a brow pencil. I don’t really do makeup apart from lipstick and maybe mascara if we’re going out. Before I took that photo I thought I’d not done a bad job on the brow front but then I saw the photo and thought they looked a mess but posted anyway.Then you looked at it and said you have  eyebrow envy! Spurred me on to improve my fake eyebrow skillsSmiley Happy 

 

I’m going to have to start wearing nail varnish. Up until now I’ve been using the Evonail recommended by the oncology nurse and before Taxol my nails were fine. Now even though I’m putting it on every day I’m still getting these dark shadows on my nail bed.. It’s just a dark crescent at the bottom of nails at the moment but on my thumbs it’s spreading upwards .I guess they’ll all go that way so I’d better get some coloured varnish on.

 

Anyway, onwards... and obvs more picsSmiley Happy F39CED1A-E45B-49DE-92E2-7E416BD270B4.jpegHedgehog hiding. He/ she was near our compost bins so will have to take extra care around there .078AFE42-6F0F-4AEA-956A-E55DC63A6822.jpegThis little one fell out of his nest. Kept Jackson away . Was gone by early evening so hopefully all’s ended well. Did touch him/ her as from experience for some reason parents won’t feed it if it’s been touch by humans.D9C8473F-FCAD-47AF-B303-51A3F3C0D723.jpeg04979C25-6550-4CE3-97DA-B4448EB0BEF3.jpeg7503F7F7-A15F-48FD-B5A1-F928EDC1BA50.jpegED3FC243-571D-47C1-BDF8-B300C15AD41D.jpeg

 

 

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Edinbird, GOOD LUCK FOR TOMORROW!

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Hello ladies, 

I’ve been at the caravan so very little signal. 

Implausible, I’ve also been feeling blaaa, fed up with not being able to walk as far, climb the stairs without getting breathless. I’m walking but my back aches after and can’t make as many trips to the beach as I like ( lots of steps up and down the cliff ) but it won’t be for ever

I’m seeing my Oncologist tomorrow, so will see what he says. PICC line looks less inflamed now so fingers crossed it will stay in. 

 

I’ve tried to upload some photos but it’s nit working will try again later.

 

Ocean, you look fab in your photos.

 

Edinbird, good luck for tomorrow, hopefully I’ll be following you on Wednesday, you reminded me about my steriods.

 

Susie, your holiday sounds fab, can’t wait to hear more x 

 

Sar, I’m glad you had a great few days away, I think we forget we need to rest more than we used to. 

 

Rosina, you put me to shame with your steps, but I am walking each day, just slowly and not as far as I would like. 

 

Marilyn and MJB and Deano and Trixielady hope your all okay and  had a good weekend 

sorry if I’ve forgotten anyone else, take care ladies xxx 

 

 

 

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@daisydi wrote:

 

Sandra the crystal rock is a natural mineral which acts by killing bacteria under your armpit so that you dont smell.  I think you still sweat but I find it really good.  I had to get it after my surgery/ies when I had difficulty washing and I couldnt stand the smell!  I have tried a couple of the paraben free deodorants but they dont seem to work as well.  If you look on Amazon there are loads and you can read up about them.


Thanks daisydi, I went to Amazon and I discovered Pitrock, it looks good! I do not want my baby using another threat!

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Had a nice dinner. Steroids are making me hungry so I’ll end up with heartburn now and unable to lie down...

 

Added in lamb but would still be nice as per the recipe 

 

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Edinbird good luck for tomorrow.  Mine is a week tomorrow. They brought it forward so that if I get the same reaction it doesnt happen over the bank holiday weekend again.  I am absolutely dreading mine but feel that I have to give it one more go and hopefully they will put something in place to stop me reacting again.  Has anyone else got sore finger tips and toes?  Mine feel like they have all been run over by a double decker bus.  Couldnt even kick the ball for the dogs today.  I received lots of indoor plants for my birthday for some reason and one of them is a very delicate white orchid.  I expect it cost a fortune but I am really not good with indoor plants.  I know that it doesnt like the sun beating down on it.  Thats about it.  I have had to take them all out of my conservatory as it was too hot for them.  

 

Sandra the crystal rock is a natural mineral which acts by killing bacteria under your armpit so that you dont smell.  I think you still sweat but I find it really good.  I had to get it after my surgery/ies when I had difficulty washing and I couldnt stand the smell!  I have tried a couple of the paraben free deodorants but they dont seem to work as well.  If you look on Amazon there are loads and you can read up about them.

 

Chins up everyone, we're nearly there!

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Sandra.... are you saying I should have given my oncologist a black eye??? Smiley Very Happy  luckily for him the conversation was over the phone not in person, so I couldn't quite reach Smiley Very Happy 

 

 


No, honey, I should have given him a black eye as your good friend!

And I can do it over the phone, too!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Yes, Edinbird,

well spotted I was competing with the power left in my phone.

 I had Strava app working and it needs to be on ‘roaming’ to collect data.

My walking mantra at the end was ‘Tax-o- tere’ a 3 count beat ( inhale 3,counts , exhale 3 counts) .

As I said nuts🤪

Gorgeous day though.

Implausible I am competing with myself.

Love your pics.

Here is some green energy for you 

 

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Susie.... safe journey home, glad you had a lovely little holiday!

 

Edinbird.... sorry you have had such a naff day Smiley Sad  and yes, a day has to be pretty bad for you to be looking forward to chemo instead!!!  I can't say I'm much looking forward to mine on Tuesday!  Hope you can sleep ok tonight with the late steroids....

 

Sandra.... are you saying I should have given my oncologist a black eye??? Smiley Very Happy  luckily for him the conversation was over the phone not in person, so I couldn't quite reach Smiley Very Happy

 

And Seaside.....  45 minutes to go!!!  I'm so excited.  

 

 

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You nearly killed your phone 1%! Too many steps!! 😂

 

I know it’ll be here soon I’ll be all capped up. I’ll get some steps on the way. Weather should be nice and I have to pop into work (someone cannot wait for 8 miles of petrol expenses to be signed off. Honestly)

 

The roses my friend got me were frazzled 😬 I’ll try with this but my window sills seem to be too hot.

 

Yes it’s 5. So only 3 weeks and I’ll nearly be done... oh except surgery and rads. Yee haw can’t wait 🤪😂

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Hey, a crystal rock as a deodorant?

Please let me know more!

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Ha! Rosina, I just got back from my just-over-10k-steps walk feeling all proud of myself, logged on here and saw yours!!!!

 

The most steps I've ever done in a day, when I was fully healthy before BC, was 33k Smiley Very Happy

 

Anyway, I still had a nice walk even if it looks a little pathetic compared to yours Smiley Happy

 

I drove up to the local country park and walked around the big lake twice.  It was lovely:

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Sarah, my love, if that person said anything like that in front of me, he/she would have spent the weekend with a black eye!

Stupid!!!!!!

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Edinbird, you have made me laugh :

 “what has life come to when you want your chemo?!”

 Life is nuts.

I like that gorgeous orchid though, please look after it.

Tomorrow will soon come.

 I would rather walk all day than have another blasted dose of T. 

Is this #5 for you?

Implausible my friend texted me 3 x’s , go figure.

 I had a nice raspberry muffin and a strawberry and lime ice tea in Starbucks at the end of my trek and then decided to walk back home again.

Personal best achieved today, the legs can tell but still nothing compared to T

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Nothing compares to T

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Hi all xx

 

Ive been down too. Enjoyed my cheese and wine last night but I felt really wobbly after and then my temperature went up to 37.4 so panic stations... took it every time I woke and it went down a little bit not enough to stop being anxious. Then I forced myself on my friend (not literally but he was feeling rubbish too) and we had a big row when I left. Did the shopping and got so hot and bothered that I just came home dumped the shopping and cried. Cancelled another friend coming this afternoon as I didn’t want to see anyone.

 

So felt foolish eventually as bestie apologised after a few hours and the other friend came and left me these on the doorstep. I needed to eat and drink for my steroids but I didn’t so I took them at 5... tonight will be fun but I couldn’t not have them. Now I feel just meh. Oh and the flipping stomach ache had gone all day and now it’s back... maybe it’s stress related. Today needs to Barry off. I actually wish it was tomorrow so I can just get on with the poisoning. What has life come to when you want your chemo?!

 

The cat is the card btw. Mad 🤪😊

 

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At Marseille airport 🙁. Stopping over at Heathrow tonight, so hills not quite over. Sorry some of you are having a rough time on T. I got a bit down a couple of times in the morning and I haven't had chemo for over 4 weeks. All part and parcel of Barrying bc I suppose. Went round a couple of vineyards yesterday🍷🍷🍾🍾🥂🥂. Nice to get to see more of Provence. Will catchup Monday or Tuesday. Take care everyone ❤❤❤❤❤

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I walk every day Rosina.  It is my one promise to myself I try not to ever break.  Even when my legs are complaining. The hailstones the other day did stop me though I admit Smiley Happy but luckily the weather is now much improved! Managed my 10k steps yesterday and the day before.  Should hit target again today.  

 

Sorry your pal let you down x

 

Have just had a good self pity weep and now I feel much better.  Sometimes you just need to get things out of your system....

 

Daisy I'm kind of glad I can "blame" my mood on T as it is rather out of character for me to be so mopey!

 

Onward and upward....

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Implausible,

if you can get out for a walk do it.

 I was supposed to be walking with a friend to day .

 I have called her and texted ( no response) instead of getting annoyed I am going out.

 I have known her for years she isn’t dependable.

She is kind hearted but totally unreliable.

 I could get cross instead I choose to walk alone ( not even the kids want to come and H1 is in London).

Hugs,

Rosina

PS remember one foot in front of the other. 5 minutes. You can do it . I am doing it NOW 🤪

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Morning all.  Sarah one of the oncology nurses told me that T can make you a bit depressed so you are probably feeling normal for T. Add covered in scabs and spots to your list of how you feel and that pretty much sums me up too!  The sun is shining. Have a nice day xx

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Hi Sarah,

 

Sorry you've been feeling down but please don't worry about letting off steam on here. We all need to from time to time and I can totally understand how rubbish you must have felt for having to cancel your trip.

 

Your art work is pretty fab though! You're very talented.

 

Your oncologist hasn't done you any favours with that response! Wow, what a way to reassure you. I hope he's wrong.

 

As for side effects from T, I have defo found them much worse and longer lasting than FEC. I'm still struggling with tastebuds - everything is soooo bland. Oh well, 2 more of the barrying things and then that's this part over and done with.

 

Enjoy the hockey later. I can't believe we're playing Canada! Go team GB!!

 

Take care.

 

Sar xxx

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Hi all

 

Sorry I've been AWOL for a bit, been feeling a little glum and didn't want to bring you lot down with me Smiley Happy

 

I didn't make it to my friend's gallery show on Friday night as I was so tired and couldn't face the drive to Bristol and back past my bedtime.

 

And I spent most of yesterday sulking at the fact that I wasn't in Edinburgh as per original plans.  Kind of glad I made the call not to go, though, as I'm way too energy deficient to have made the most if it.

 

Here is the exhibition in Edinburgh that I was planning to visit (a postcard sale for charity....1000 original artworks from all over the world):

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To be honest I'm wondering how long the effects of this T stuff last???  With FEC by my good week I felt pretty much 100 percent back to normal.  But with T almost 3 weeks later I am still achey, permanently exhausted, blurry eyed and fed up :/

 

My oncologist didn't help my mood much on Friday with this little exchange:

 

Me: " I really hope I don't end up back in the hospital this time"

Doc: "oh I think it is highly likely that you will"

Cheers doc!

 

And now you guys are telling me that even my deodorant is trying to kill me???

 

Bleuugrhhhhhhh!!

 

Anyway, on the plus side, it is wonderful to see Team GB reach the ice hockey world championships for the first time in 25 years!  Their opening game yesterday vs Germany was really exciting to watch.  And tonight we play Canada!!!  

 

Also on the plus side, great to hear from and see you Ocean.  You rock that look!!!!  And all the flowers are so beautiful.  Just what I needed.  Thank you.

 

And here's hoping Olivia Newton John's magic blood test works!

 

Love to all

Sarah xxx

 

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Lovely music

 

I did my stretches to this and then let it play on.

 It is very calming and soothing.

Supposed to boost your immune system.

Good day to all.🌼

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Morning lovely ladies,

 

How are you all doing today?

 

I think my trip to the seaside wiped me out as I spent most of yesterday vegged on the sofa watching the ice hockey world championships. I was also suffering with tummyache and by the evening had 5 bouts of diarrhoea. Not good! I'm ok now so really not sure what caused it.

 

Planning to have another lazy day today.

 

Have a good Sunday everyone.

 

Big hugs

 

Sar xxx

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Thanks, I have just looked at amazon 👍

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Its a rock that looks a bit like crystal.  Have a look on Amazon.  Thats where I  got mine from.  Lasts for years apparently. Just wet the end and rub it under your arm.  It defo works for me and I think I will be able to use it during radiotherapy too x

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Hi Daisydi,

what do you mean by a crystal rock ?

Is this a brand name or an actual crystal???

 I will be checking out lush and Holland and Barrett for deodorant alternatives.

 Thanks,

Rosina

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Me too Rosina for years and years!  Now I use a crystal rock.  My sister has been using one over the last few years and I didnt believe it could work as I am quite a sweaty person but it does and now I wont use any kind of deodorant.  I do eat eggs but not very often and I am probably eating more now than I ever have...

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breast cancer link to cholesterol and antiperspirants

 

I have Just listened to this. I used to be an antiperspirant user ( sure 24 hours, dove) and I shaved my armpits.

 I also eat eggs ( but not daily).

The antiperspirant info did upset me ☹️ Not going back to them and I have told my daughter.

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This cream is gorgeous:

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Not decided yet about the cleansing balm. I was in a rush to use it and I should have warmed it between the palms of my hands. It’s on the waxy side

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Here are our plants waiting patiently for the garden make over. I think I need one of those gardening programmes to come and do it for me. Wouldn't that be great to come home to. IMG_20190511_150849.jpgLittle soldiers all in a row all eight of them

 

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Hi Girls

Having a day at home today for a change. Singing with Rock Choir tomorrow for the Swansea Race for Life. So today boring things like cleaning and ironing. I am trying to get into The Looming Tower from BBC2 but finding it a bit of a struggle. 

Ocean21 I love your garden and flowered I have garden envy. We are still waiting for out ground team to come to do our driveway and level the garden. But we did get the levels done last week so maybe progress. We have bought some trees and plants that are now waiting patiently in pots to be planted poor things. I will post some pictures but first I will have to crop them as I forgot. 

Hope you are all having a reasonable day. X

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Bloom

Good

afternoon Ocean21,

thanks for ‘Flower Bombing’ us.

My favourite tree is the Lime (Linden) tree. You can make a lovely herbal tea from the blossoms ( said to enable sleep).

Lilly of the Valley- what a gorgeous scent that is.

Iris - aristocratic flower- they extract a scent from the iris root ( I think) - beautiful to look at. I like the blowsiness of peonies but the scent is ‘interesting’ starts fresh and then turns into cats piss.

 I am a massive lavender fan. So I expect pictures.

You are looking good ( may I add).

I have signed up for a morning of watercolour painting and flower meditation in June.

See the ‘bloom’ link.

Another idea for you and your gorgeous place 🤗

 

 

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Trip to Smyths (who thought a shop full of kids was a good idea?!) Majestic (a shop full of wine - better idea) and Morrisons has knackered my legs. Stomach feels like it has a small balloon inflated inside it. Didn’t eat until just now and I feel rather odd... slept lots but might have to go up to rest until my aunt and uncle get here.

 

Not impressed! Come on body wake up shake up! Weather is nice so might be able to manage a rest under the blanket outside later hopefully. Feeling a bit useless tbh.

 

Ocean your photos are lovely, flowers and you! My hair is positively vile as I’m not washing til after chemo... maybe a job for Monday afternoon when I get home. I have been using Simple shampoo and conditioner the whole time. I find the headbands make my hair much more greasy actually, because there’s less of it it’s gathering into clumps at the moment! Yuck

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Well, a short trip to B&Q has left me exhausted, I tend to forget I'm only week 3 from chemo 4, it's frustrating not bouncing back, so here I am flaked out on sofa getting my energy up ready for Tesco....

 

susie....you go girlie, bet your putting a smile on hubbys face...glad your having a lovely break xxx

 

ocean..great pics, you look beautiful....you give me serious eyebrow envy! Are they yours??? I'm glad T is ok....you may well be right with the lower dose theory xxx

 

sonia....when you say sprout wash do you mean water only? My chemo nurse said same....only move to shampoo when the hair gets stronger and is good and ready, I've been looking up YouTube videos of chemo hair growing, gives me so much hope...xxx

 

well ladies, as you all know I love every single one of you....hope today is treating you all kindly....we deserve it....xxx

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Ladies I’ve been reading tea and chemo by Jackie Buxton, as I finally have the patience’s to read for more than a micro second.

 

She mentioned that baby shampoo strips the hair of it’s health, as it’s only designed not to sting eyes.

She said to use paraben- free products( this is what I’ve been using ) and when your hairs starts to grow/ sprout wash it daily as, as well as cleaning the scalp and hair follicles it encourages quicker hair growth.

I’m staying with washing less as I have still have lots of my old hair at the moment. I thought it was worth sharing xx

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Re: February starters 2019 - yes, we rule!

Lovely photos ocean21.Loads of peonies on sale here in the flower market. Beautiful

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0243465F-5586-49C8-AFD0-C71004438CA9.jpegRhododendron. Not overly fond of the colour. Don’t know the variety, I just call it Ethel Merman. She’s the lady who sang ‘ I am what I am , I am my own special creation.’0208E69C-A48D-4C5A-890F-9F4C3B7E1851.jpegFEAD69C7-80AF-4D77-9FDA-DA01D63C09C4.jpegE3F22DA7-FEC2-40D6-B30F-3945B5F32C81.jpegAllium just beginning to bloom.773AB652-784C-46A9-B527-AB2C091B2D62.jpegC5E297E9-E12A-4C04-B609-6E798E54292C.jpeg

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Re: February starters 2019 - yes, we rule!

01AA4DE2-4636-47B4-8DB4-F2CBD2D52CBD.jpegStrawberry pots are starting to perk up.0BF56A56-CF1B-4451-9C6A-3CA10A752AD2.jpeg758B322B-C687-4031-918A-536A3DF32137.jpegD23CE9AF-D077-461F-8546-68FDC9E6E6BC.jpeg1E4803AC-92BF-4B4A-B19B-40EE42285691.jpeg

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Re: February starters 2019 - yes, we rule!

F1A2464C-64FB-4FA9-96E0-EB667892CB3F.jpegIrises. Think I’ll always associate them with France now.18B9C046-4EB8-431F-97F1-BA732EB54664.jpeg1A4FF28F-2349-4DC8-88BA-DE096596FE22.jpegPeonies coming through.F1BAB85F-CAFE-4AA4-ABC7-C2AE85E4B040.jpeg

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Re: February starters 2019 - yes, we rule!

F9211E0A-6E2B-41EE-A101-1A6AD771F1C1.jpegLime tree. When the flowers come out it’ll be humming with bees.8EDC7495-68E0-46C9-88BE-B6570C1A8E3D.jpegSummer colours coming through6D138F2A-EDB4-40A1-B32B-9ECCA24F4A95.jpegA not very silver silver birch, nonetheless one of my favourite trees.