Hi Lovely Ladies.
I just thought I’d drop in & say Hi, and give everyone a huge hug & hand hold squeeze.
I know I don’t come on here very often now, but I do think of you all a lot & have a quick read to see how you are all getting on. I am in awe of how some of you girls are coping with all that you are going through, I know there’s not much choice, but you are bloody amazing, my constant anxiety is hard enough for me, that & like Carole constant pain in my left foot which makes me walk with a limp, by the way Carole, the stand in Consultant from The Marsden (Greek man, couldn’t understand much) I saw a couple of weeks ago said “stop blaming the Letrozole” & basically told me to go & get on with my life!!! Not the reassurance I was looking for & never did get to discuss any symptoms I wanted to, so on I worry!
I do hope the treatments you girls are getting work wonders, and without too many horrible side effects, I don’t read up on too much information, not good for me, but bits and pieces I have read they do seem to have things in the armoury nowadays for secondaries, so I’ve got everything crossed for you, together with op’s that things improve for you all and soon.
Daughter moved in with boyfriend, never did care much for him, they lasted 5 weeks & now she’s back home, my husband, son & myself had to move her & her furniture out in about 3 hours whilst he was at work, that was a fun day, not! Our son is about to move into his own flat, if it ever exchanges contracts, today apparently, been hearing that for 3 weeks!, something to do with “help to buy” & address confirmation?!?! My house & garage look like Big Yellow Storage, saves doing too much housework though!
I’m back at work 3 days a week now, got to say it does really help to keep me busy & stop the anxiety, don’t give up looking for work, ladies of our age are the hardest working & most reliable, so you never know, you might find something, but of course I know I live in the busy South & there is more work here, but good luck to those of you looking.
Please look after yourselves, loads of love, luck and hugs, your wonderful attitudes will see you through girls, you are amazing, remember.
Tatyana the pension thing makes me so cross. It’s about £37k the government is fiddling us out of and I have practically no private pension because I’ve never been in a company that would let me have one (except one where I got six years worth in). All my life I’ve worked and expected to get a pension at 60 and now suddenly with a few years notice I have to wait another 6 years. I just don’t feel capable of working another six years and have my doubts as to whether I’ll live to 66, let alone years beyond that to claim it.
They also seem to forget that I started working full time at 16. None of this further ed and gap years they do now, starting work into their 20s.
My mum is 86 and will possibly outlive me and my sister who have both had cancer. She’s never been referred to a hospital. My dad on the other hand died of a heart attack at 66 having worked for the same company since he was 14. So he got one year of pension. Getting my state pension next January would have worked out just right for me. As it is I don’t know how we will manage.
Im surprised you have to wait till 66 if you are already 64. Thought you’d have qualified at 60 before the rule change.
Sorry Angela, I didn’t mean to rub it in. As you know, there’s a long way to go in the DIEP process, so fingers crossed.
I’m sure nobody would employ me at my age and with my health record. Doesn’t stop the government robbing me of 6 years of pension though, because they tell us everyone is living longer.