17-01-2017 09:25 PM
17-01-2017 09:02 PM
17-01-2017 08:51 PM
I actually feel quite proud when I realise what we have all endured! It's so true that you were real life savers for me, when things hit rock bottom you always picked me up!
I am STILL ill - I have had cold symptoms for 3 months without a day off now. I was back in hospital on Saturday having further tests but don't get the results until Friday.
The good news is that my nails now look normal - I don't think the nail beds are quite as long as they were, but they don't look odd any more.
17-01-2017 07:56 PM
17-01-2017 07:38 PM
Hello to all you lovely January 2016 ladies. It's a year tomorrow since my chemo started. I actually feel pretty sick when I remember it all. It was so hard! Couldn't have done it without the support from you all here. We definitely got through it all together.
lots of love to all of you and let's hope 2017 is happy and healthy for us all!
31-12-2016 09:03 PM
I haven't posted for ages, but it's really good to hear that everyone is doing so well - how different from this time last year....I remember trying to hold it together all over Xmas when all I could think about was starting chemo on Jan 5th - & hoovering the sitting room in tears because everything still hurt & I felt so exhausted & frightened...
12 months on & the curly grey hair is now dyed back to brown & getting straighter, joint pains with Letrozole, but taking it seems like a safety net. I joined the gym after radio & have now dropped a dress size & swum the Channel (metaphorically of course, in warm swimming pool, over several weeks!) . I can recommend the free Swimfit app for motivation, & swimming for helping with the joint pains & for feeling positive & normal again! Also done a couple of free "MOOC" on line courses: Mindfulness, nutrition & exercise & genealogy, all of which have made me appreciate this new, different life.
Here's to a positive, healthy & enjoyable 2017, we've earned it!
Happy New Year to all! Xxx
31-12-2016 07:54 PM
31-12-2016 07:34 PM
31-12-2016 06:52 PM
31-12-2016 06:46 PM
Happy New a Year to all the Jan 2016 starters. I'm very glad to see the back of 2016 and I hope everyone is well and celebrating and having a good time tonight.
What a difference a year makes!
Lots of love to all.
30-12-2016 07:48 PM
Very well said Casey! A very Happy New Year to everyone. Let's hope we all have a fantastic 2017 to make up for all the horrors we've survived in 2016. We definitely do deserve it. XX
23-12-2016 04:58 PM
How good to be a year on from facing the prospect of chemo! It was so hard but all of you here helped me get through! I'm doing well, but have also had a horrible cold and cough which is just clearing up. I had an onc check up last week and all good ( hopefully it will stay that way!)
I hope everyone has a healthy, happy Christmas. We certainly deserve it after lasted year!
love to all,
23-12-2016 11:34 AM
Well done everyone - I think we are all moving on in our own ways! I have had a cold / variety of colds for 8 weeks now and am really sick of feeling ill again! Anyone else suffering from lowered immunity? Ellie.
23-12-2016 10:56 AM
22-12-2016 11:00 PM
Just wanted to wish everyone a big Happy Christmas holiday. I am finally starting to feel well again and more like myself. I hope that everyone else is feeling happy and well and getting on with living life? Do post an update from time to time, I'll never forget this year and all the help and support I found here. I feel very very lucky! XX
03-12-2016 07:06 AM
Great newscKim and Fiona, isn't it nice to be living normal life again! I've got a check up with the onc next week. Then hopefully no more hospitals for a while. It's a year today since my second mx and node clearance. I think back and wonder how the hell I got through it all!
Today im pacing as we I've into the new house we have built next Friday! I'll be sad to leave my current house as we built this one too, but I'll be closing the door on memories of days feeling so ill sat on the sofa during chemo!
i hope everyone is ok and looking forward to a much better Christmas then last year!
02-12-2016 09:39 PM