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January 2016 Chemo starters

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Happy New Year from me too!
I can’t say I don’t think about what we’ve been through on a fairly regular basis because I still see the surgeon each year, then there’s the annual mammogram and then the annual trip to see the oncologist as well as the tablets!! But I’m getting on with life and probably fitter and healthier than I have been for years! Yoga, running and going to Bootcamp weekly are things I probably wouldn’t have done beforehand, or if I did then I’d be forever making excuses not to go!
Great to hear from you both Smiley Happy
Loads of love to you all xxx
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Hi Fi and anyone else who still dips in here now and again! Happy New Year to you too. It’s three years next week since my chemo started. In some ways it seems like yesterday and in others it’s a distant memory!
It’s lovely to be living life again and I am making the most of my good health as I will never take it for granted again!
My aim for this year is to get out and about competing on my horse again. It’s been a long long time since I did anything like that but I feel ready for the challenge now!!!
Love and hugs to all and for anyone reading this going through treatment, it does end and life gets better again.
Claire xxxx
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Happy New Year everyone.  It’s coming up for three years since diagnosis for me.  Time has flown, and I’m happy to say that I rarely think about cancer these days.  I hope everyone is doing well.  Lots of Love to all.  Fif x

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Hello everybody! Glad to hear everyone is well and enjoying life. 

Love Cassy x

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Lovely to hear that everyone is doing so well and living life.  I can hardly believe it’s been two years since that horrible time.  Long may NED continue for us all, with many holidays, parties and family occasions to enjoy!  X

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How lovely to hear everyone doing ok and able to move on . Two years ago I had just finished active treatment and constantly thought about that horrible ‘journey’- rarely think about it these days. Prior to our recent holiday, we celebrated our Ruby Wedding- our youngest son having it at his house ( lots more space’ and caterers who did a fabulous meal - our 5 children, 13 grandchildren, hubbys brother and sister and their spouses etc . All in all such a wonderful day . Sending best wishes to all and hope everyone keeps well , love Mechele x x
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BRILLIANT NEWS! Let's hope we get lots more of those! 

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Lovely to hear from you ladies and that you are all doing so well Xx 

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So good to hear Claire Smiley Happy
Xxx
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Great  news! I hope everyone else is well and happy too. I'll never forget the support and comfort I got from everyone in this group as we all went through hell together!

All good with me. My reconstruction has given me back my self confidence and I'm making the most of it by living life to the full! I've had two beach holidays this year which is something I would not have contemplated pre surgery and I enjoyed every second! 

Otherwise im working four days a week and spending my free time riding my horse and appreciating everything I have!! 

love to all

Claire xxxx

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Ah great news Smiley Happy
Hope everyone is well and enjoying the sunshine ☀️
Xxx
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Just got result of my 2 year mammogram - all clear! X
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There hasn’t been any moving on courses near enough to me and being back at work I guess makes it just that bit more difficult. Everyone I’ve heard who have been in them say how good they are. I have to admit although I feel I have moved on, the worry of a reoccurrence is never too far away from my mind even if the memories of chemotherapy are definitely firmly in the past and I sometimes think ‘did I really go through all of that?!’ I am quite happy and positive tho, and really enjoying my new found exercise routine of yoga and running - do t think I’ve ever been so fit!!
Aches and stiffness are a feature of every day life for me too. Side effects of Anastrozole for me tho, and although I get them checked out from time to time incase I’m ignoring something more serious, I can usually put up with it fortunately. I can understand you not wanting another operation Fifi! But if it’s going to improve your quality of life then it’s worth doing.
Lots of love to you all Smiley Happy xx
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I finally went on a “moving forward after cancer” course. I really got a lot out of it, it’s great to chat to other people who have been through the same thing. It also made me realise what a long way I’ve come, and how good I’m feeling now. My only issue is a really stiff and painful left hip due to arthritis. I’m grumpy about it as apparently the only treatment is surgery and it’s quite a major operation. But I think it’s probably worth it as I’m taking painkillers every day and it still hurts! Hope everyone is doing well and feeling happy and hopeful! XX
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Happy New Year to you Fiona and all the other jan 2016 ladies. I’m in France skiing at the moment- couldn’t have imagined that two years ago!
I agree let’s hope this is the year we put bc behind us for once and for all!
Love to all
Claire xxxx
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Happy New Year to you all too 😊🎉 xx
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Happy New Year everyone.  I’m wishing for a fantastic fun-filled fabulously healthy one for all of us.  Let this be the year we can forget cancer ever happened to us.  I’m feeling full of hope.  Love to you all!  X

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Hi everyone, just thought I would check in, usually there is very little on this thread whenever I have a look. Well after catching up with everyone’s posts, I have to send a big hug to Mechele for going through all that worry and a big sigh of relief that the news is good. Wishing you all the very best this Christmas.
Love from Cassy xxx
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Hi Mechele and everyone.  I thought I would check in today as it must be coming up for 2 years for all of us.  Michele I was so happy to read that your biopsy wasn’t needed after all.  I read that bit first then I went back through the earlier posts.  Sounded awful as what a relief to get the good news.  Isn’t it annoying that we immediately start thinking doom and gloom these days whenever we have to see the doctors.  I’m trying to keep positive and to assume that everything will be fine, but it is hard.  One day at a time!

 

Mechele when you said you felt guilty for putting your husband through the worry I know what you mean.  I always feel the same, but I do think we have to put ourselves first while we are still recovering.  And I definitely don’t think I’m over it yet.  I’m hoping that I’ll feel differently next spring, I still have quite low energy.

 

Can’t wait for Christmas - sending lots of love to you all.  Fif  x

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Hi Mechele

 

Excellent news What a massive relief!  

 

Everyone, keep well and enjoy the Christmas period. 

Elizabeth. Xxxx