Morning Ali, hope work went well yesterday and glad you're able to ease back gently. Have you been teaching a class or assisting another teacher? I expect it seemed strange to be back? I've sent you a pm x
Sue, hope today goes well for you. Good that you're able to able to go in later and leave earlier x
I'm meeting with my Head this pm to talk about next year, feel quite nervous about it! Think she wants a Thursday to be one of the days I work, but I'm on the list for counselling which will be on that day. I hadn't thought it would be a problem as prior to bc I'd asked not to work on a Thursday. It would also be good to have a day free inbetween my workdays to begin with as I've still got numbness in my toes and it gets uncomfy standing for too long at a time. Hopefully that won't be a problem, although I think I'm covered under the Disability Act? x
Sue, I had a lovely time staying in Oxford with ED and YD. Seemed to have a bit of a pub theme to it, we went to four in two days! They were lovely, all by the river and one had been shown in Morse, which I used to love watching!
ED had a great 30th birthday (we've decided she won't be grown up until she's 35!) and I enjoyed celebrating it with her! Funny mix of people really-myself, ED and YD+ ex-husband and wife came up for the day and his wife's daughter and two little girls! It's nice that ex and I get on well enough to be able to do that!
I didn't want to come home, felt as if I was about five as I had a little cry in the car! Apart from leaving ED (it was so nice to have both my girls together) coming back means reality-a meeting with my Head on Thurs about work and an appointment with the Radiologist Onc on Fri.
How are you feeling about returning to work on Thurs? xx
I feel as if I haven't got much stamina yet Shi, but I suppose it's not that long since I finished rads really. I've still got numbness in my toes and fingers, which makes walking or standing for too long uncomfy. My onc sent me a message via her secretary telling me not to worry as it can take up to another 9mths to go! xx
Great news about the safe rescue of the Thai boys and their coach What brave divers!
Hi Shi, yes I went on the course and found it really useful! Covered quite a few topics such as diet and exercise (we did some yoga!) and returning to work (!) and fear and anxiety. Talked about them generally, but mentioned 1:1/ group sessions if you need more support. One of the most interesting/moving parts of the day was a talk by a lady who had bc 8 years ago-made me feel teary and one lady did burst into tears-the organisers said this often happens!
There was a group of 10 of us and only 1 was a man and he left after the talk! It had been the practical things in the morning and the emotional stuff pm and people started to open up more. I wondered if that's why he left?! xx
Sue, good to hear that sage is working for you. I seem to go in cycles with my hot flushes, so I have a few days of bad hot flushes and then a few days of hardly any. I might try keeping a record to see if there is a pattern.
Had my first mammogram yesterday which was a bit painful 😖 but not as bad as I thought it would be. She didn't use full compression though and I got a bit 😳when she said she needed to check it with the consultant but she said it was to check the image was ok as she didn't use as much compression.
Shi, perhaps I could drop a peanut butter stack off on my way to the Lake District Monday 😂🤣😂
Thank you Shi x Myself and YD and some of our family are going to Oxford today to celebrate ED's 30th birthday! I can't be old enough to have a child that old! Lol YD and I are going to stay with her for a couple of days, so looking forward to it How are you? xx
Buddyfan, it was nice to hear from you x Hope you're having a nice holiday xx
Hey Buddyfan! Good to hear from you 💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻So pleased you're doing ok. Enjoy your snorkelling tomorrow. I coloured my hair today fir the first time since before chemo! It turned out ok, used a henna dye and it covered the grey really well. Just need to see how long it lasts. 😊
Shi, I like your car advice on the May thread! x
Treatment radiologist phoned me today for a follow up appointment to see how I was getting and she seems happy with how I'm progressing. One thing I didn't expect as a SE is that my boob feels a bit heavy, like it did after my op, but she said that is normal.
Went into school today and one of the little girls came and gave me a hug cause she'd missed me, (aah!) but her head slightly knocked me-made me realise that I'm definitely not ready to go back yet! xx
Just saw this article about the myths surrounding diet and causes , you may be interested in reading?
I can identify with those having a wobbly moment or two... I think now we are mostly feeling better physically, our emotions come to the fore...
Am so jealous of you all meeting up but am lucky enough to be meeting some of you on 14th July and will have to be patient until October.
Hope you're all managing to keep cool, love and hugs xxxx
Thank you for your lovely post Meesh x As you say, this forum and all you lovely Oct ladies have made everything so much easier to cope with. Only 6 weeks until we meet up!
Meesh and Sue, I'm going on a day course at Guy's hospital on Friday-think it's similiar to Moving Forward-think quite a bit of it is about diet and exercise as one session is in the gym and we're doing some yoga! Don't think it will be too strenous though-hopefully not anyway! The treatment radiologist mentioned it to me when I finished radiotherapy, so I thought I'd go. Think I'll still try and go on a M F course as well if I can as this one is for all types of cancer and not specifically bc. We get a free lunch, so that's always an incentive for me to do things! xx
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