Hi Sue, just logged on and read your post and sending you a hug x
We've been to a family wedding today and I felt quite emotional-the wedding was over looking a lake and there were instrumentalists playing Clare de lune, it was beautiful and it made me think back to when I was having chemo and this wedding was one of the things I looked forward to and here I was, chemo and radiotherapy finished xx
20th rings a bell Sue cause I think I'd said I might not be able to make that date as it's start of half-term holiday here and my girls and I might go away to a friend's apartment in Cornwall.
How are you doing? Do you feel ready to go back to work on 12th?! When did you finish rads? I'm trying to work out whether I'll be fit enough to go back before the Summer hol! I keep trying to remind myself not to put pressure on myself and to just see how I am in a week or so! xx
Well done Cassie and Ali you are both truly amazing!
Buddyfan, haven't heard from you in a while, hope you're doing ok and you're just too busy getting all those craft projects finished 😊 I've still not finished my quilt 😕
OH was convinced England would win today 2-0 because the cat caught 2 🐭 🙄I don't know why he thought the cat would know! 😂🤣😂
Well done Ali for completing the Race For Life and for your lovely comments for us all
Thank you too for my well done, I still can't really believe that I've finished!
How are you getting on? xx
Thank you Cassie I still can't quite believe that I don't still have to go!
Well done in completing the Race For Life, I'm really impressed that you even took part and thank you again for taking us all with you!
How are you doing? xx
Wow Cassie, honoured to be included on your t-shirt along with the most courageous women I know. Well done for doing the run..you're amazing. 10k is no walk in the park. Congratulations! Rest now!!
Good luck for today you wonderful lady, we are all there with you on your back Blimey I hope it doesnt slow you down though
Shi, thanks for covering me!
Jencat, glad to hear you're enjoying some nice things with your YD as Shi said air it as much as possible and keep slapping the cream on and it'll be back to normal soon 😊Also keep on with the post op exercises to keep everything loose. I'm wondering if that's been my problem as I stopped exercising my arm. So I've started the post op exercises again and added in some arm windmills too for good measure.
Appointment went well, still no ultrasound but saw the consultant who really had a good prod, poke and feel which was quite painful 😣 and she said that she couldn't feel anything that shouldn't be there so that's a relief! I guess if both the onco and her have said that
It felt strange not going to rads on Wed Shi, but YD and I went back there yesterday! Not as a patient! We'd signed up for some workshops thinking I wasn't finishing rads till next week, but we still decided to go. They were for patients and carers. (YD wasn't too keen on that title, but she has effectively been that in a lot of ways) It was really nice to do something positive together and a good way to finish! We went to an aromatherapy workshop in the morning and an energy boost workshop pm (which was also good for YD as she suffers with a sleep disorder and is also under Guy's for that) Although they were for people who'd got/had cancer, that wasn't focused on a great deal and I enjoyed having to concentrate on having to think again and not in my treatment bubble, if that makes sense?!
I bumped into one of my radiographers who was joking that I couldn't keep away!
We've signed up for a couple more workshops in the future-I think they're run by Guy's and Macmillan and free! xx
Thank you for your kind message Chaffinch x It has been a long time, I still can't believe I'm at the finish line! xx
Sent you a pm Sue. I've just realised you're still in Bulgaria, glad you're having a lovely time!
I finished rads on Tuesday! An emotional day, couldn't believe how teary I felt (and still am a bit) xx
Yes, I've been doing the post op stretches which I think have helped a bit. I'm also doing yoga again but only once a week, think I need to increase it but waiting to see what the consultant says on Friday.
Thank you Meesh x Last rads done, but I can't believe how emotional I'm feeling! I had a little cry in the changing room and then again in the waiting room when my friend's little boy toddled over with a bunch of flowers for me (actually even the receptionist welled up then!) and then another little cry when I got home! I even felt emotional when they threw my little mat that I used for rads away, saying you won't need that again! I've become an emotional wreck!
And pre-warning to you all, I'll probably have a cry when we all meet in August! xx