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19-04-2018 06:18 PM
JC I have been using factor 30 and no burns ....where I have applied it! Just bog standard Nivea.
But I have only been out in the sun for short periods of time
I am thinking when I go away I need factor 50 or higher tbh ???
I've put it all over my head as well - my hair seems to like the attention
I've got a baseball type cap which I have been wearing when I go for my daily walk, but in the garden I've been wearing a wide brimmed hat - I think both will be a staple element of the summer.
I am really surprised how sensitive my skin has become to the sun - how does that happen?
But I am still determined to enjoy it ☀️
19-04-2018 05:50 PM
Good afternoon ladies on this bright and cheerful sunny day
Bythesea, so far no more nails lost, though I did laugh at Carole and imagined her nail in her stir fry!!! Hopefully your wound has stayed closed 🤞. Are you able to have a bath? 🛀
Lesley, about time they made a decision regarding your dressings . Thanks for sun cream advice - there always seems to be a bit somewhere missed. I don't know if it's fluid retention or extra weight 😄
AK glad you're home and it wasn't as bad as you thought. Enjoy relaxing in your garden and remember to do your exercises as they do help
Fmb, good news regarding your mastectomy and reconstruction . Enjoy your rest in hospital. My toe is slightly tender, it looks as if there is a nail underneath.
Ladies, what sun screen are you using - I don't tan too easily, red first and then a light gold if I'm lucky, so have been avoiding the sun a bit. I have a straw hat to wear in the sun, my gp also advised sunblock on my scalp.
Enjoy the good weather xxxx
19-04-2018 04:45 PM
I am going to have to order a parasol for the garden!! Another thing I never thought I would have to!
Can I ask - has anyone else noticed more fluid retention since the temperatures increased? Or is it just me 😫
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18-04-2018 10:02 AM
Hello lovely people, I am home, dressed, compressed and with wig/makeup on which feels much better. Surgery on Monday was much less terrible than I anticipated (then again, my mind has a capacity for nightmare scenarios which would put a dramatist to shame).
I had a disappointment afterwards when the recovery nurse told me that they had taken 4 nodes, but I subsequently learned that was a mistake and it was full clearance. Still, the surgeon apologised for the misunderstanding and explained why it was the right thing to do. Apparently post-chemo, the dye can be blocked from running to a sentinel node either by disease (gulp) or by fibroidosis/scarring from chemotherapy. I am, of course, terrified it is the former, but we won't know until I get my results next Thursday afternoon. I am trying not to worry but it is so hard - I am dreading the potential of bad news and more chemotherapy etc.
For now, I am (mostly flat) on both sides with a bit of swelling. No drains as my surgeon doesn't use them and managing okay in terms of pain. I came home yesterday morning. I am exercising as instructed three times a day to maintain movement and overall, surprised at how I am doing. The sun is a huge bonus. I am about to sit in the garden and read my book which is quite the treat for a Wednesday in April!
Bythesea, I am so sorry about your horrible experience - you so deserve a break.
Lesley, how is your red boob doing?
HF, are you feeling better?
Anadan, how are you doing post-final chemo and pre-surgery?
All on the thread, thank you for your love, friendship and support.
18-04-2018 09:49 AM
thanks Bythesea - let us know how you get on this afternoon 🤗
They have finally agreed to the dressing prescription for me - as if they had an option!! But will have to wait until tomorrow to pick it up and then wait in pharmacy for them to fill it .... good job I'm not desperate for it.
Lovely sunny, warm morning in Kent - always a good sign when you need your sunnies before 8am 😎
Don't forget the factor 50
18-04-2018 09:41 AM