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Wow Bythesea, that has leapt out from behind a hedge on you hasn't it??? 

 

We will all be here to hold your hand!

 

Were you at the LGFB session this week - should add to the Glam look - you go rock it hun!!

 

I'm trying to get healthy with all my messings about - I cook 99% of all meals from scratch but there's a lot of rubbish in breads and stuff so I want to try and go self sufficient???

 

I am also going to try making 'milk' from tiger nuts ..... I've tried almond and soya milk and I don't like it, so I thought I would give the tigers a go!

 

Have a lovely evening with your loved ones tonight - I will be saving my snuggling for the weekend!

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Good luck Jc x. Flowers and a night alone for you to pamper yourself. He must really love you. I'd get an m & s valentine meal with bubbles and chocks and spoil yourself tonight xxx
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And a happy Valentine's day from me 💖

Am at the hospital waiting to see oncologist, will let you know later how I get on.

(I did get some yellow roses this morning but I think this is the highlight for me as OH is out tonight 😕)

Bythesea have a fab evening and you go glam girl, nice red lippy, the works 💄👠

Enjoy you day everyone xx
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Happy Valentine ladies xxx.
I've got surgery on the 28th Feb argh!!! But no more chemo for me woo hoo!!!!!!!! For now anyway x
Lesley the bread peddler, good luck with next batch.
Out for dinner tonight and I'm going glam! Have saved my hair wash for today and now going to have to deal with pesky armpit hair pah! Was getting used to the super silky me :0(
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thanks anadan

I'm feeling much better today - bones are still aching but not as bad as yesterday.

 

I'm trying to make some ciabatta bread - yesterday's attempts were a disaster - Mr Hollywood had the wrong ingredient amounts on his website and today my food processor has stopped working.

 

Quick trip to John Lewis and I'll be attempting another batch today 👩🏻‍🍳 .... I'll let you know how I get on!

 

xx

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Lesley , I'm sending big hugs your way 💖💖💖
Have a cry, shout, rant, whatever you need, you have a big enough reason 😘😘😘😘😘😘 and it helps when you let go ; have you tried Headspace? I use it every day now, it's good; they have cancer, anxiety, and many other different packets when you pay x

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Thanks for all your lovely words .... given myself a talking to and I’m smiling again.

I think it’s hit my tonight that although chemo is nearly done it’s going to be the middle/end of may that I’m going to be free of appts and SEs .. still a way to go!

Sweet dreams everyone xx
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Hi

Yes I have some hair growth in armpit and a fuzzy covering on my head but grey not normal hair colour 👴

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Lesley try not to fill up, I had some moments last week when they told me surgery might be sooner as chemo plateaued. All it left me with was big red dry wrinkly eyes Not what one needed before course! No amount of tips can disguise wrinkles!
I think I just wanted someone to tell me I was going to be ok. So Lesley your not going anywhere soon. We all love you and we don't need new wrinkles on top of everything else. So chin up and sherry down! xxx.
Sending lots of love and hugs to all November ladies xxxxx
Oh....... has anyone else got a sprouting of armpit hair?????? :0(
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I think this is an emotional time for us as the end of chemo is in sight and most of you still have a journey to go on. That's why we will still need each other as we continue on our separate journies.

I've been more crabby than emotional this week. I did have my pancakes earlier followed by a nice relaxing bubble 🛀ready to see onc tomorrow, which will hopefully be good for us all.

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Keep up with your meds anadan and you’ll be on the home straight.

I’m having a bad night, keep filling up for no reason - really don’t know what’s sparked it off.

Early night and a fresh day ...... hopefully I’ll be back on form tomorrow

Xx
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Bythesea, I have two more, one tomorrow, the last one on Friday. I had a break today, and I’m scared now this horrible pain will come back 😱

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No Anadan please don't bathe like Whitney!!! no matter how painful it is xxx. How many days of injections are left???
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I had to cancel my LGFB because I had an infection Smiley Sad I’ve moved it to April, after chemo, to make sure I can make it : and now there’s something to look forward to xx

 

I’ve noticed we’re living a celebrity life 😂😂: 

- shave like Sinead O’Connor / Carla Delavigne

- shine like Kojak

- bathe like W Houston

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Ooooft I go away on LGFB course and now there's loads to catch up on!
I would love a meet up for bubbles but don't think I'll make it so another time sounds super x. I'm waiting to hear tomorrow if surgery will be on 28th Feb argh!!!!! Might need to wait till scars settle before bringing them to London and flashing them off :0)
Anadan sorry to hear your still sore but the cocaine option I think will defo help, maybe not in the bath of Epsom salts tho! Look what happened to Whitney!!!!
Lesley sorry your also sore :0( No need to turn up naked to LGFB they give you the bag then you go through it starting with the cleanser to take everything off.
I would recommend it to all ladies. It did what it said on the tin xxx
Off to attempt pancakes now!
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Just had a lovely lunch with friends, perking me up to see oncologist tomorrow and 🤞 last chemo on Friday.

I didn't have pancakes as I'm saving them for tonight 😋🥞

Lesley, sorry your aches and pains have lasted all day. Have you taken anything for them or had a hot bath - hopefully they'll ease later. If your temp is still high maybe phone your unit.🤒😟

Anadan I had terrible pains on my last FEC , particularly in jaw & cheek area, along with a sore mouth. They gave me a selection of mouthwashes to use along with regular paracetamol & cocodimol. I hope it eases for you soon. I used to put a hot water bottle or microwavable hottie under my cheek. 😓

Take care all

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AnnaKarenina - it's sort of good you can't make it - gives us an excuse to do it again! 😍

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you are all putting me to shame with your pancakes - we are having ours on Friday when me and the OH get together with syprup and ice cream!

 

Are we allowed to give up Chemo for Lent??

 

Otter - if I were you, I'd have a nice hot bath and use the lemons meant for your pancakes in a hot toddy instead - plenty of whisky!  Should go down a treat with the cocaine!  You wild child you!

 

My pelvis crush has continued thru the day and my temp is all over the place ... and I thought I was doing so well!

 

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Hello everyone,

 

First, a huge and gentle hug for Anadan. I am so sorry that you're in such pain. It is just the most tiring, wearing and difficult symptom. I wish you a more peaceful time whether it be morphine (or cocaine!) induced, so you can get some rest and respite from feeling wretched. When is your next chemo? 

 

I am thrilled that there is the possibility of a get together, but less thrilled than I can't make it. Unfortunately it is three days before chemo number 8 (assuming I stay on schedule) which is also my last one, so I probably ought not to be out counting my chemo chickens before they have hatched and I have completed the course. I also have a longstanding commitment to speak at a conference at City Hall so will be across and down the river waving to you Prosecco peeps and wishing I could join you. Another time I hope.

 

Like Otter, I've been at the hospital this morning and got the all clear for chemo number 6 on Thursday. Paclitaxel part 2 is on. Also like Otter, I am using codeine a bit, but not cocaine! Who else is scheduled for this week? I am also booked in for my pre-surgery consultation at the beginning of March which has made the next step v. real. 

 

I've heard only brilliant things about Moving Forward courses and definitely intend to do one when I am finally in a position to move forward or move anywhere after surgery and radiotherapy. I think (know) I will find anxiety and worry about recurrence a challenge so I will take whatever I can get in terms of help/support.

 

I met someone last week who had BC five years ago and she told me that she is still in touch with several of the women she met via her monthly chemotherapy thread. She was thrilled to know that the threads continue and are as helpful/supportive/fun/encouraging as she found them. 

 

Off to make my batter and ruin my floor/ceiling soon. Toodlepip. xx

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Hi 🙃😊

 

Chemo brain I'm sure I wrote codine but cocaine might work better 🤗🤗🤗🤗

 

Hospital appointment went ok got go ahead for Thursday oncologist was thinking of not going ahead at all as I've been getting increased neuropathy but decided es it could be linked to my fibromyalgia not the chemo that we would go ahead. As I don't want to have gone through all this an not finish otherwise l would always be wondering if I might get it back somewhere else

 

They are doing a Moving forward course here in October so I've been booked on by my BCN as its run at the hospital

 

Not sure if I will do pancakes today will see how I feel later as got soaking wet on way back from hospital so feeling very cold and achy

 

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