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Shower scrunchie sounds perfect thanks Shi... And I'm on the look out for my 80s perm
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A shower scrunchie thing makes a good knocker for swimming 👍👍💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Kip 😲😲😲mine started off as the waves and then went curly whirly whirly whooooo 🤪🤪🤪it’s just long enough now for me to get it straightened at the hairdressers 👍👍👍it goes back to curly after a couple of days, shame it’s not the 80’s again we’d be leading the curl revolution and going naahhh not a Demi wave it’s a chemo wave 🤪🤪🤪🤪💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Until I had kids mine was very curly, it just went a bit straighter with each child I had so if my previous curls return to what they used to be ill be happy
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Oh wow Reddi we are all Ken Dodd lookalikies!  

Shi mine is definately not as straight as before but not really curly either..but more like an old lady's waves really... not the best look.. I just need the blue rinse and I'm sorted.. I have the aches and pains to go with it.

CDC - sounds like you had a lovely break.   I am looking forward to trying swimming, even got my swimsuit out today, just need a swimming knocker to put it in,, must get mother onto that.   I think I may struggle with breaststroke too as my knees hurt.  Its strange you are getting the aches too and have only really just begun with the Tamoxifen.   I do wonder if its partly the chemo hangover as I've read similar reports on these forums with ladies sufferings the same.   I've had another bash at the fitness DVD for breast surgery and it does seem to help, definatel finding my neck and shoulder is stiff on the surgery side so hopefully these exercises may help relieve it.  It may also be connected to the pain in my back as I am compensating for the poor side? 

CDC my son doesn't go back to college until Monday, and he's been off since about 13th December!!   I think my daughter was glad to see her friends too (and her boyfriend!!), I think they need someone their age to chat to after a while, I haven't a clue what my daughter is talking about half the time... I feel so old!!  you are so lucky your hair is the same colour as before, I am totally different.. the new me I guess.   Sounds like you still have some questions to ask before the big op but its definately all coming together and will be good to get it overwith won't it.  I have a friend who is having a DIEP next week (I think thats tummy).  She had BC about 3 years ago, had inplant which rejected and then remained flat until now... she's very excited about getting it all sorted out, says it feels like the last piece of the puzzle!!   She is in London too.

Kip

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@SallieG63, @Kip, & @cdc1811: Being an expat, I had to google Ken Doddy. Ha! I'm not far behind in joining the Doddy doppelgangers gang.

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Encouraging to hear about people needing hair cuts. My hair is certainly growing back quickly and in tufts! It’s a bit Ken Doddy too Sally especially when I’ve just woken up. It also looks to be growing back a similar colour to before. My daughter is happy as it’s certainly not red- she wants to be the only red head in the family!

I’m also very achey Kip even though I haven’t been on the tamoxifen for the last few days. I think it
must partly be just my age catching up on me!
I had a lovely couple of nights away with my OH whilst my Mum looked after our daughter. The hotel had a pool and I enjoyed my first swim in 7 months. It was lovely and relaxing to be on the water it I struggled with breaststroke as my knees hurt so badly doing the kicking.
Your kids went back early Kip. My daughter starts back next Tuesday. It’s been good to have a long break together before my op but she’s looking forward to seeing her friends and my ears could do with a rest- she’s certainly a talker.
I’m seeing the surgeon doing the mastectomy part of my op on Monday. The team are planning to leave my previous scars alone (from the mastectomy and re-excision) on the right and make a bigger incision around the nipple which will be removed. On the left they may need to go through my previous wound sites as they need to reduce the size for symmetry. I’m wondering if what I’m having is a type of skin saving mastectomy? I certainly have lots of questions to ask the consultant.

Hope everyone was able to enjoy the Christmas and New Year Festivities. 2019 will hopefully be a much better year for us all.

Lots of love xxx
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As long as it’s coming back straight ladies enjoy it, I got hit with the chemo curl wand when mine grew back and it’s starting to get a right Jon Bon jovi mullet circa 1986 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂but hey it’s hair and isn’t it tremendous to actually have it 👍👍👍💕💕💕✨✨✨✨Shi xx
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SallyG - ha ha Ken Dodd.. I like it... I look like his crazy twin too!   Who would have thought short hair could be so troublesome!

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Hi,

I'm thinking of getting my hair cut soon. I'm nearly 11 weeks PFC and the sticky up bits are driving me mad. I get up looking like Ken Dodd on a bad day.

I took my decorations down on Saturday. Once Christmas is done I want them gone.
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Morning All, just wanted to touch base with you all and see how things are going.  I'm still achey, hips, bottom, thighs and feet (oh and shoulders and neck too sometimes).. not sure whats the main cause, chemo or tamox but hoping to see some improvement soon.. feel so old!

RedRose - how are you doing?  Now you can say you are getting married this year!!!  woo hoo..

Anybody had a first haircut yet?  I am thinking of having a small trim to get rid of the whispy end bits but am reluctant to let any go as yet.. not sure what to do?

My daughter went back to school today, really miss her already and my son is back on Monday so its all back to the grindstone for us... Christmas tree down.. found that hard.. the what if I don't see it again thoughts came whoosing back... had to fight them down!

 

Kip

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Juat wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and thank you all for just being there for me!  Heres hoping for a better 2019 for sll of us!

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What a lovely remembrance, cdc. xoxo
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Thanks for thinking of me and my Mum Shi.  I also feel like we are ‘sharing the day’ with my Dad on his anniversary,  This year we took some flowers from from the garden he loved to add to the wooden heart on his apple tree.  I’m glad I shared the day with my Mum.  Xxx

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Cdc ❤️❤️❤️Thinking of you and your mum today, hope the anniversary has been filled with loving memories of your dad. We always do something dad would have loved and still ‘share’ the day with him when it’s anniversary 😘😘😘 sending love Shi xx
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Good to hear your updates Willie and Reddi.
Glad you are healing well Reddi and hope you fare well on the radiotherapy Willie.

I’m also feeling very tired Kip. Ive had a lovely Christmas and it’s been relaxing in some ways but still rather busy seeing people every day. I’m now down at my Mum’s as it’s the second anniversary of my Dad’s passing tomorrow and I didn’t want her to be on her own, My OH is visiting his ‘big kids’ with our daughter. I’m looking forward to a lie I’m tomorrow!

ktk I’ve also lost another finger nail. Oh well. Doesn’t hurt and there’s one underneath I seem have one ridge at the base of each nail now and it’s obviously a weak point and the nails I’ve lost so far have just snapped off from there. I’m very achy and the neuropathy has been bad but I’m just hoping that it’s temporary and my body will recover eventually,

I’ve been out shopping for firm control, high waisted pants today in preparation for my surgery. I though I’d better go extra large but I’m amazed to say the cheap pair I got from Primark (as recommended by the hospital) are too big even though I’ve been eating like a horse! Their sizing is definitely wrong.

Red Rose and Shi hope you’ve been enjoying the Holiday.

Hugs to everyone xxx
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Sorry reddi detubing got changed to retuning on predictive text, but still we’ve all been in for a retuning haven’t we, it’s called chemo 😁💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Reddi 👍👍on retuning ❤️❤️That’s great news you are healing well 😘😘 👭👭💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Hi Willie! So good to hear from you.  Your post, though quite serious in subject matter, had me laughing!  Loving the humpty face reference.... That was me entirely...  I  Stil have his body it seems!!  Glad to hear all things progressing for you.  I am day 8 post rads and now starting to see some redness although not sore just looks sunburnt.  Feeling tired today but coukd be post xmas tiredness as its been busy round here.  

Reddi.. congrats on tube out day... Its a great feeling!!  

Kip

Xx