31-08-2016 05:35 PM
So pleased you had a brilliant holiday - we love Santorini and stayed many times there. Our youngest daughter got married there at Santo Winery - the venue and views were breath taking. We had booked for 2 weeks in June , but of course had to cancel due to the BC but no doubt will go back again.
I too have my first mammogram in November 😨, I suppose we may all worry a little that all is ok . I don't wear my wig either, but will probably them for evening when we go away in 3 weeks - sooo looking forward to getting away after the last 10 months events. Sending best wishes to you, and everyone else.
30-08-2016 10:02 PM
25-08-2016 04:04 PM - edited 25-08-2016 04:05 PM
Well done for finally getting to the finish line Fiona. You need to focus on getting well now and put it all behind you. It's all seeming a long way away for me now.in fact it will be a year next week since my first visit to the GP after finding a dimple. What a horrible chain of events that triggered! I feel really good now and I'm daring to hope that all will be well for the future!
I'm glad you are ok Sissy. How lovely to renew your wedding vows. BC certainly tests relationships but I couldn't have got through without my husband there for me. He found it pretty tough too.
B*****y hot here, but I'm loving it!
23-08-2016 01:28 AM
22-08-2016 08:20 PM
Evening all. I've completed radiotherapy today, hurrah! I barely slept last night, I was so excited to be finishing treatment, and so I'm completely exhausted today, but happy. My daughter has made a cake and lots of flowers have appeared.
I need to regain my fitness. I tried a bit of yoga yesterday and was horrified by how feeble I've become. Today I did some Pilates and went swimming - only managed about 10 lengths, I'm thinking I need to increase it gradually, but goodness I've got a long way to go. No wonder I've put on about 8 lb. Time to make some good habits.... Hope everyone else is having a good day and gradually getting back to normal. We can do know it! Lots of love to all. XX
15-08-2016 07:28 AM
im glad you are ok Sissy and that everyone is dong well. Sorry to hear work not good Ellie. When you have been through the c***p we have it's just not worth putting up with problems like that!
As for bucket lists. My new mantra is to enjoy every good day I have. I don't know what's round the corner, but at the moment I feel really well so I'm getting out and enjoying life!
i appreciate little things much more too. Just putting on mascara again after losing my eyelashes and being able to walk and exercise without feeling exhausted are wonderful! And - I'm having my hair coloured on Wednesday! The onc says it's fine as I have very strong thick hair. Can't wait!!
So on my bucket list:
buy a new horse (I'm looking!)
Have the Caribbean holiday I had to cancel because of effing bc (planned for next year after recon)
go skiing ( another holiday I missed because of chemo)
do things more spontaneously and grab opportunities when they arise
lose a stone
spend more time with family and friends
but above all stay as healthy and happy as I can and NEVER take life for granted again!!
love to all
14-08-2016 11:37 PM
14-08-2016 08:12 PM
I don't know about bucket list but I am enjoying feeling fitter every day! Garden is starting to look like someone lives here...
I have just started looking for a new job as things at work at unbearable. Maybe a new start is what I need. After all the challenges, I never thought returning to work would be one of them!
14-08-2016 03:05 PM
Hi Elizabeth - pleased your rads finished also and doing ok - hope no s/e from Tamoxifen . I've now had 2 1/2 months of the dreaded Letrozole - first 4 weeks fine, the horrible 'morning sickness despite taking the Domperidome. On Onc review, he advised to take it at night instead of a morning, which is better than before, but seems any alcohol ( very small glass ) seems to affect it 😨- oh well, prob 5 yrs of being T T .
Hope you got home quickly Sissy and feeling more comfortable . Hope you're getting waited on and taking it easy. Best wishes to everyone else - haven't we all come such a long way since being diagnosed and all the fears that came with it !!!! Sending best wishes to all , Mechele.
Ps Elizabeth, you could always borrow some of my grandchildren - have 13 to date , but max will no doubt be 14 - that's enough don't you think - Xmas is EXPENSIVE !!
14-08-2016 12:24 PM
Hi ladies. Good to hear everyone making good progress and that sissy's op went well. I finished rads yesterday so that's another milestone passed. Have started tamoxifen and continuing with herceptin until February. I did a bucket list when I was first diagnosed and I need to start ticking things off. Cocktails at the Shard and art classes are the first things I am going to tackle. Becoming a grandma might be a little tricky...my children are only 20 and 17...so I am thinking long term here 😊. Anyone else got a bucket list? Take care everyone. Elizabeth💕
12-08-2016 08:32 AM
Great news Sissy I'm so glad that you are through the surgery. Rest plenty and make sure you don't try to do things too soon (that is usually my downfall) . I hope that you are not feeling too uncomfortable today. Just keep taking the pain relief.... I'm just off to my 14/20 radiotherapy appt. Looking forward to it being finished, it's been uneventful so far, my skin has just started to look a bit tanned. X
11-08-2016 08:34 PM
10-08-2016 11:39 PM
We're all thinking of you Sissy, and hoping all goes well and that the drain comes out as soon as possible. Take it easy and recover well. It's a bit weird, but I must say I absolutely love the tea and toast they bring you in hospital after surgery, for some reason it always tastes like the most delicious thing ever, it's probably the relief! X