13-03-2018 10:16 PM
13-03-2018 10:12 PM
Hi Jencat, Lesley
I had a meeting with the genetic oncologist too, and will have the blood test eventually, mostly because I have two daughters. I came out realising how little I knew about my family! I thought that both sides of our family were relatively cancer free -- mostly heart attacks and strokes as cause of death. Subsequent phone calls revealed that one of my aunts died in her 50s from breast cancer (I knew she died but I was 6 or 7 -- never knew why) and that one of my cousins also suffered breast cancer. It put my father's reaction to my diagnosis into perspective.
Hope yours goes well.
13-03-2018 09:28 PM
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13-03-2018 08:03 PM
Thanks very much Lesley for the info. Glad they do the blood test there, wondered if it might be another hospital visit! I had to fill in a form about parents etc and send it to them before tomorrow's visit, so already had to have a bit of a think about relatives xx
13-03-2018 07:14 PM
saw the consultant - was there about 30 mins (I think), blood test was done there and then.
He asked about relatives - parents siblings and their children and their children - which was a bit of a challenge - probably worth having a think about them in advance - boys vs girl numbers and any occurence of cancer anywhere
I found it quite casual and informal - was made to feel very at ease and he was generally very helpful about other none generic cancer questions I had.
FMB- had a great catch up with my son - it was soooooo lovely!
Absolutely cream crackered now after a day at the ExCel - back again tomorrow 😫 ....... I'll sleep tonight!
13-03-2018 06:45 PM
Hi Lesley, I noticed that you're TN and went to Guy's for genetic testing. I've got an apointment there tomorrow, and hope you don't mind me asking, but just wondered how long you were there for and what the meeting involved. Did you have a blood test whilst you were there? Thanks xx
13-03-2018 05:26 PM
Ladies, so nice to see you happy and smiling xx big hugs from me xxx
AnnaKarenina, I have a good week this weekbefore the next 🍸on Tuesday and I’m trying to catch up with things. I’m 6 down, 2 still left and this ratio 6:2 keeps me going.
Have a good evening xx
13-03-2018 03:46 PM
Hello everyone, what wonderful photos. I thought of you all, including Bythesea on FaceTime, yesterday and I am delighted there will be a summer opportunity. I would love to join you and say thank you in person for all the friendship, support, humour and listening.
Today was my pre-chemo assessment and I am delighted to say that I am all set for the final and 8th round on Thursday morning despite some borderline bloods. I am right on the edge with my neutropils, but they're happy for me to go ahead as it is the last go and they think I should recover a bit between now and Thursday. Phew. Haemoglobin is also a bit rubbish, so spinach for supper for me. I am wrung out now, but just thrilled to be able to keep to schedule, especially with surgery booked in for 16 April.
How is everyone doing? Bythesea, do you have a clearer idea of next steps now? And Anadan, how are you managing? Harryfiddler, we had some sun (now gone) but I suspect you'd laugh if you saw passes for 'sun' in March in SW London. JC, Carole, Otter, FM and Lesley - hope you're well too? xx
12-03-2018 10:12 PM
Here you go ladies - raising a glass ..... or two 😇 to all the beautiful November heros
We sat down at 1pm and before we knew it it was nearly 5pm .... another met up in the summer I think and hopefully we can get a few more along who have finished treatment
Couldn't have got this far without you all
11-03-2018 10:55 PM