Hello ladies - long time no post - but I feel I simply must put on here the news that last night I held my celebration party - to celebrate end of treatment - after chemo, surgery, radiotherapy and 18 herceptin treatments - I'm the other side. In order to pay something back to this amazing charity Breat Cancer Care - I had donation pots strategically placed around the room. I did a speech in which I praised this charity - saying without it, my "journey" would have been significantly more difficult - I met a wonderful group of ladies - we shared some amazing experiences together and we found support, hope and love from one another - accordingly, I wanted to pay something back - I'm proud to say at the end of the evening we emptied the pots - a total of £269 was raised - I am totally amazed! x
All good here. Busy too with visitors and part time work. Trying to get back to normality and enjoying the good weather.
Enjoy hearing how the rest of you are getting on. Proud of the walkers and runners doing it for charity. Well done.
Take care and keep strong!
Hi Shi and Mishy - yes all doing OK - I guess as most of us have returned to work and our "normal" lives, we're too tired to report on here! We are in touch on facebook more regularly - why not join us over there? I do try and come on here at least once a week! I'm sorry to hear your boob is still playing you up Mishy - and good luck with your 1st mammo today - eeks - I had mine just before Easter - it was strangely nerve-racking - even more so waiting for the results..... well done on having the genetics test (fingers crossed for you).
I've got my final Herceptin injection a week today....! Yippeee - end of active treatment for me! (Just got to get my heart back on track and off the Ramipril!) I'm really busy and absorbed in organising a huge family/friend celebration party for 14 July - I'm so excited and so is everyone around me! I can't believe I've made it to the end of active treatment!
I also did a 5K Race for Life "walk" last Sunday - raised an amazing £770 (plus £90 gift aid) for Cancer Research UK - it all felt so surreal whilst I was taking part - truly fantastic!
Love to all x
Treehouse - oh I feel for you I really do, it's so horrid having to wait but personally, I take it as it can't be anything too bad or else you'd be seen urgently. Not great and I know it's difficult but try and put it to the back of your mind - easily said, I know how I felt very recently but really try not to worry my lovely xx
Mai - thank you for flagging it up - I'll be checking with my onc when I next see her in August (which should be my final one....!). x
Hi Mai and Jay, I'm from the Oct thread and TN. I was given Zoldronic Acid every other chemo and then as a stand alone infusion in April and will do again in Oct and then six monthly for another couple of years. My oncologist told me that it was orginally given to protect the bones, but in fairly recent studies in the US it was shown to help prevent recurrances of bc. I've been told to make sure that I have regular dental check ups as it can affect the jaw x
Hi Mai - thank you sharing that interesting article. Forgive me but is basel-like breast cancer the same as triple negative? The lady I met during chemo - she's HER2+, but she's on this acid infusion twice a year - it's for bones - ie if you have arthitis in your family or your bone scans have shown a sign of it. I didn't know they were using it like a targetted therapy - very interesting. It does have side effects associated with it though - ie gum problems - making some dentistry a little complicated.
The beautiful weather is slightly breaking down here with the odd rumble of thunder, ergh! However, the birds are still chirping!
Oh Mishy - I'm delighted that you too have been reassured - it was the same for me, and it's really weird how the feeling of lead immediately comes off your shoulders isn't it?
As Mai has said - isn't it strange that we can cope nowadays with any other diagnosis thrown at us - I think that's because we've all experienced the day the Breast Consultant using the word "cancer" in our diagnosis, we know almost nothing can ever be as soul destroying as that moment. However, we've battled and we're still here to enjoy today. At the end of the day, there's no denying, cancer really is a truly horrible disease and it affects not only those who have been diagnosed with it but all the people close to them.
I've read about chostondrities, following which, I'm sure a lot of us ladies who have had chemo and rads experience from, however, we all put it down to internal scarring and just carry on. Was you given any medication or advice for dealing with this discomfort at all.
As you rightly say - all of these new diagnosis are a pain but a small price to pay for being able to wake up this morning - smile and be alive xxx
Sorry I've been a bit quiet but just been really busy. Our May meet up was fantastic and it was so lovely to meet everyone in person. Kinda strange that we already have a special bond and then meet afterwards. 💗
That's great news Mishy. Can you believe that we are now grateful to have anything wrong with us as long as it isn't cancer. What a twisted world we live in! Xx
Jay, that's fab news, you must be feeling very relieved and perhaps celebratory. Xx
Dafodil, great news for you too. Such a beautiful word "benign". I would just be saying it repeatedly now if I were you! X
Treehouse, don't feel that your are putting on any of us if you need a rant, that's why we all came here in the first place! Hope things get better soon with your work and checkups. Just think how far you have come, so don't let a few rocks get in the way when you've already moved a mountain. Xxx
Shi, hope you are doing well lovey and still sparkling. ✨✨✨💗💗xxx