Happy Sunday everyone - bit late to the party .... sorry!
Spent a lovely weekend with OH, working in the sun in the garden - all covered up. Then up to Balham this morning to help son and OH move house ..... and a chance to give him a hug before he does the marathon next weekend.
JC - well done you going with out wig/turban. My hair isn't even enough for that yet - still bald at the front. Sorry to hear about the tooth. Not heard about the zoledronic acid substitute - interesting - if you hear more please pass it on.
AK - good luck for tomorrow - you will ace it - let us know when you can that you are all ok 💕
Bythesea - home yet? feeling better? sending 🤗
Boob still red - but not sore, if the radiographers hadnt made a fuss I wouldn't be bothering with it.
Back at 0830 tomorrow - only 11 more to go - soon be over! Then I get my life back 😍
love to all
Thank you so much everyone. I am packed, but not exactly raring to go! I have had a lovely weekend though and feel as ready as I can be for tomorrow.
Meanwhile, your support and friendship continue to make me a less neurotic, more smiley person - thanks team.
Wishing you all a good Monday and I'll be back boobless but relieved, I hope . . . xx
Good luck for the surgery girls tomorrow 🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘
I've got dentist appointment on Wednesday and know I will probably need some work done on 2 of my teeth that have been giving me gip though chemo and yes unfortunately will have to pay 😱😱😱
Yesterday had lovely lunch out with friends sat outside enjoy the sun and just chatting and caughting up nice to feel normal
Yes I made sure I had my silly sunhat on and plenty of cream factor 50 🤗🤗🤗
Today is a different day 🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧
Big hugs, AK. I'm not gonna lie, the surgery's no fun, but you can do this. I'm the biggest cry baby in the book -- just the thought of the dentist makes me whimper -- and I'm out the other side and can honestly say it wasn't that bad. The care is wonderful, the drugs work, they know how to do this, they are so skilled. And, unlike chemo, it is over quickly and then you get to marvel at how your body recovers.
Love to all,
first day of taking the 8weeks run in tablets today.
A few things persuaded me to enter it, aspirin is based on naturally occuring ingredients, it is also known to have other health benefits - strokes etc and it helps with cognitive function (anedoctal).
It sort of felt like a win/win situation.
It isn't something that is directly going to affect my treatment, in so much as I wouldn't be worse off if I wasn't on it, but as long as I'm not on the placebo, it might help lots of things.
Also it will keep me under the oncologist after my three years of zoledronic acid is finished - it's a 5 year trial!
As I say bit of a win/win situation
hope this helps
Hi Lesley, I'm from the September thread. I'm TNBC, soon to have discussions with oncologist 're this add aspirin clinical trial. I understand you have started this trial recently. What was it that made you undertake the trial if you don't mind me asking? How is it going for you this far?
Afternoon Bythesea - yes I told them, but these are a completely different type - they are silicon and fold with your skin, can be worn in the shower etc, it feels more like padding than a dressing - I've had a peak and there doesn't seem to be any reaction so far 🤞 it stays that way!
How are you feeling?
Carole - well done - all over!! Get you with your pert strapped up boobies!! Bet you are relieved!!
You'll be fine AK - we will all be holding your hand as you go into theatre and be sitting eating your grapes as you wake up.
Practice your arm exercises so before hand so you know what you are doing next week - and keep them going.
I left rads this morning with a dressing in place. Under my boob is quite inflamed and they were worried about the skin breaking down over the weekend. They will look at it again on Monday. It's not so much the rads affecting it but the whole 'overhang' situation - nice, damp warm environment for the skin to rub.
I haven't felt any discomfort - until they put the dressing on - typical.
9 down, only 11 to go!
Hello Lesley, it is Monday (16th) and I have to be there by 7.30 am ready for the morning list. I have a posh lunch out schedule for tomorrow which is a treat but there is a bit of me that keeps thinking 'the condemned woman ate a hearty meal . . .'!
How is everyone today? xx
Hello everyone, anxious AK here anticipating surgery and catching up on everyone's news and the chat on the thread. I have been grateful for busy working days and some lovely social events in the evenings to keep me occupied and a bit less neurotic! Monday is looming huge in my mind now. I may need Lesley's gold catsuit. I am currently washing with gorgeous antiseptic pre-lotion as instructed, so I will be clean if I borrow it, honestly.
Bythesea, so sorry you're going through the mill with difficult news about next stages and possible chemo again and then hospital admission. It is the worst of news and I am sending love, thoughts and healing vibes across the border to you.
HF, wonderful to hear your progress and to know that you're doing well post-surgery. You, Carole, Bythesea and all of those who have gone before me are my guiding lights at the moment.
Lesley, you are so right about the stingy effects of the Lush soap in eyes. I lathered up as if I still had hair and then ended up with far too much that dripped into my eyelash-free eyes. Ouch, ouch, ouch.
Anadan, you are a complete star. Amazing work - I know what it takes to do 8 cycles and you have done brilliantly. I am proof that even after 8 tough rounds, you do begin to emerge and feel relatively well/normal. After about 2 weeks, I really began to feel better and it was so uplifting to know I was fighting back from the wretchedness of chemo. Take your time and be proud of yourself.
JC, I am rubbish with dentists (do you see a theme emerging here?), so I am wishing you well for your horrid treatment and hope you are doing okay now.
Have a happy Thursday evening everyone. xx
Good to hear you are home and recuperating well HF - long may it continue!
Bythesea - are you all settled in back home? How did your planning meeting go? I was thinking about you at 3am this morning ...... are you going to have to travel over on the ferry every day for your rads??
Saw the gynae man last night - everything looks fine, he isn't sure what the gp was looking at but he couldn't find a prolaspe. He thinks my issues are to do with chemo and should go away on their own, given time. But obviously he wants to do more tests - just to make sure!! So ultrasound scan and colposcopy to be arranged in the next 4 weeks then back to see him to be hopefully signed off!
My mum has been referred in on a supected cancer pathway yesterday - she can't remember if it's gastro or colorectal - fingers crossed she is one of the 90% that it's all just a big scare!
Number 8 of 20 rads completed this morning. I feel as if I am flying thru them!
Happy Thursday to all - nearly the weekend