16-02-2018 09:30 PM
16-02-2018 07:34 PM
16-02-2018 10:58 AM
What did this Friday bring? A swim in the ocean! Now, I'm a strictly English style swimmer -- breast stroke, head above water, ideally wearing a flowery bathing cap -- but some of my Aussie girlfriends dragged me off to Curl Curl Beach for a very quick dip. The big problem here is that it is *so* sunny that I've got to be really careful about exposing my skin to too much sun. Yes, OK, it's a nice problem to have! Although I have looked enviously at your cool temps on those days when it's 30 degrees and the hot flushes come to play.
Still battling swollen and bleeding sinuses - has anyone else had this delightful SE? However, I think I've dodged the finger tingling bullet, for which I am very grateful, and the aches and pains are all gone. So now it's time for a week of relative normality before LAST ONE.
I also saw a psychologist specialising in breast cancer ladies this week. I don't think we have a 'moving on' program here but I was very impressed with how across it she was -- that big mush of relief and fear and what-happens-next. Felt good to know that there's guidance available through the next bit of the maze.
I'm parcelling up some rays of sunshine and sending them your way,
16-02-2018 10:18 AM
morning jencat - come and play with us!
I use a food processor to make the dough and then the rest is by hand, but with ciabatta its all about the proving - lots of time involved!
16-02-2018 10:16 AM
I feel like Maria in the sound of music, I just want to go running thru the hills, singing at the top of my voice - such an inspiring day!
AnnaKarenina, you can't go far wrong with Mr Hollywood http://paulhollywood.com/home/recipes/bread/ he says which is for the novice etc ..... let me know how you go 👩🏻🍳
lost 2lbs this week 😍
16-02-2018 10:10 AM
Hi Lesley, I wanted to add how nice your bread looked and although I'm not much of a cook, would like to have a try at making some myself once I've finished chemo. (I'm the only one from Oct not finished yet ) Do you use a breadmaking machine or do it all by hand? xx
16-02-2018 10:03 AM
16-02-2018 09:41 AM
Oooh, JC and Otter - what a stage to reach! I am doing a happy dance for you both. Just brilliant. Vicarious celebrations and marking of THE END of chemo are a brilliantly inspiring way to battle through the next few days of Paclitaxel-induced nonsense.
Lesley, I have been inspired by your bread making combined with a piece on the radio that claimed that bread is one of the most processed products we tend to buy when it could/should be made with 3-4 simple ingredients. I am nowhere near ciabatta level, but what would you recommend to a novice as a source of easy recipes?
Anadan, how are you doing? I really hope the pain has settled a bit?
Elorac, Bythesea, Harryfiddler and friends: what does this sunny (although not as sunny and certainly not as warm as it is likely to be where HF is at the moment) Friday bring you? Only good things I hope.
Off to try to heated body wrap to see if it can nip the aches and pains in the bud (bone). xx
16-02-2018 09:00 AM
15-02-2018 09:59 PM
Thought it was strange as we are all near the end of our chemo.
Thanks for the warning Sue and well done Lesley for reporting the post
Had day 1 of steroids, off to bed now ready for my big day tomorrow xx
15-02-2018 04:54 PM
15-02-2018 03:40 PM
Thanks all just can't believe I've finally got to this stage fingers crossed SE behave themselves 🙃🙃🙃🙃
Planning a relaxing few days as I've got rads planning meeting on Tuesday and as its the shoulder and side of neck I've permanent damage from a whiplash injury I need to make sure it's fine as from what I understand you have to stay in the same position for 15 minutes which will be different as it will hurt 😢😢😢😢😢