Member
Posts: 1,854
Registered: ‎29-04-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Wasn't meant to post as wasn't finished, its just nice being able to have a catch up with everyone and see how well everyone is doing
👍
Member
Posts: 1,854
Registered: ‎29-04-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Has it been that long already eeh Shi doesn't time go very fast its strange to think that i waa giving advice on how to cope with chemo and handing out tips re hair and stuff
I was told rhe other day i would make a good counsellor 😂 im not sure how that would go id probably end up crying with the client
I enjoyed being able to help it is a good distraction and still enjoy popping on and seeing how everyone is im not a saddo honest!!!!!
Shi Community Champion
Community Champion
Posts: 3,247
Registered: ‎11-10-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Hi chaffinch, great to hear from you ❤️❤️❤️ Hope the uti has cleared up darling, it’s easy to over do it and take on too much. Yes we’ve all got hair doing it’s own thing at the minute, but it’s lovely to have hair isn’t it, this time last year we were wig buying or starting to look in preparation, big ❤️❤️❤️To everyone and that’s Mrs rims and Ali49, cherryb, mishy18, tatyana, all the may17 girls and our beautiful ladybowler who all looked after us with so much advice and love, thank you again. Bit of Shania Twain, man I feel like a woman on the jukebox 💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🤪🤪🤪🤪💕💕💕✨✨✨✨Shi xx
Member
Posts: 1,130
Registered: ‎12-08-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Morning ladies. Haven’t been here for a while. Sounds like your cruise was amazing buddy well done for shinning up that mast 💪.
Hope work is going well for those of you who have gone back. I’m so glad I normally only work two days a week. I’ve just finished a stint of just over a week full time covering for my colleague and I’m wrecked. I was ill for the first few days and postponed my Herceptin until yesterday and my uti has flared up so on antibiotics again for a week.
My hair is a shaggy mess at the moment not sure what to do with it. Need to make an appointment.
Have any of you listened to the podcasts You me and the big C? I’ve been listening to them since Rachel Bland died. They remind me of us ladies loads of talk of 💩 and laughter and sparkles, sadness too but loads of good advice too.
Love to all xx
Shi Community Champion
Community Champion
Posts: 3,247
Registered: ‎11-10-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Buddyfan, wow, you have been showing us all how to pack adventure into our lives, so glad you’ve had amazing holiday and 💪💪💪you for getting up the mast, you are one determined lady and how super to explore round Rome 😘😘😘 you made me 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 with the cross between footballers mullet and old dears perm 🤣😂🤣😂 that’s exactly what it’s like and we’ve just got to style it out till it’s long enough to get the straighteners on, but think we are all just happy to have hair again. Sue, please send me photo of your pink Barnet, I bet it looks super 😘😘 you know sue, we could try for a weekend city break next year, we could all go to New York or Vegas or have a city break to palma? What do you think? Mention it on what’s ap group ❤️❤️❤️ Let’s go 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪💕💕💕✨✨✨✨✨Shi xx
Member
Posts: 2,842
Registered: ‎11-06-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

That should have said stroppy teenagers 🤣
Member
Posts: 2,842
Registered: ‎11-06-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

My hair is still very short but have been dying it pink
It’s not bright pink because it’s dark underneath and I am using a veg based dye but i am pleased with it x
Buddyfan your trip sounds great 👍

I have just asked my daughter to see if she can get a few days off work October half term so we can go to Torremolinos hubby can’t get any time off and son don’t want to come and my friend I usually go with has just started a new job so can’t get time off

I work in secondary school with atrophy teenagers 🤣🤣 though to be fair most of them are ok xx
Love and hugs to everyone xx
Member
Posts: 1,854
Registered: ‎29-04-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Buddy great to hear from you your cruise sounds like it was fantastic what an experience for you too it all sounded absolutely amazing
Im pleased to hear that you are already planning your next trip that sounds amazing too, me im playing it safe atm having a few days away in Scotland go Friday back Monday can't do anything adventurous drs orders hoping that neck thing gets resolved soon as a really feel like i want to do something totally different but im being a good girl and following my orders to the t feel really lazy actually because my oh is having to di all the housework gardening chopping and food prep the lot basically!!!! Bet he can't wait till I have the op and im healed up
Re the hair... Buddy for some strange reason the top of my hair isn't in sync with bottom so its taking a while to get to a proper style if nit wanting short, short hair i got rid of my mullet and had it graduated in at back sides are short Bob but the top is still too short to call it one for my liking so i tuck sides behind my ears still curly/wavy but i feel more like Doris from the bingo rather than beach waves chic!!!! I know i sound really ungrateful as this time last year i was bald as a coot seems like most of us got the nana hair i bet Karanas is looking fab and Meesh as she was already a curly wurly Shi Sue jencat Cassie hiws all your hair coming on sorry hope i didn't miss any of you out bye for now 🤗
Member
Posts: 486
Registered: ‎17-10-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Hi all. Jencat, I hope all went ok. Getting back into a routine might help the healing process but don’t overdo it, enjoy the kids. I hope they’re young ones, I can’t imagine teaching stroppy teenagers does anyone any good.

We’ve just returned from our cruise on a 5 masted sailing ship. We had to cancel the original one when bc and chemo crashed my world. It was wonderful. I wanted to climb the mast but OH pointed out that I wouldn't be able to release the safety cable each step coming down. However, next day another guest, a retired fireman came over and said he was sure we could sort something out. He was about a foot taller than me went up and down the ladder just behind me. He was able to release the safety and move my paralysed arm down each time. Brilliant, made more poignant when everyone clapped. Most of them probably didn’t know he was only 58 with terminal prostate cancer and bone mets. What a 💩💩💩 world sometimes. He was so upbeat though and we compared bone mets notes.

As we ended the cruise near Rome I tacked on three days there. I spent days before the trip, planning tours to get the best out of the three days, without killing myself. Boy was I pleased we had a central hotel. We were able to crash there in the afternoon after morning tours. It didn’t help that OH had full on man flu. He did a sterling job though, managing 3.5 hours in the heat and walking around the Colosseum, and then 4+hours at the Vatican etc. He then slumped and I went out on my own later in the day. I have to say, I was proud how much walking I managed. I’m not a natural walker normally, before all this and I certainly had walked more than a couple of hours since. So it was a great achievement all round.

Now, hair!!! I think you lot are in front of me on the chemo curl stakes as you had FEC at the start of chemo. Will this thick mass of curls I’ve got start to fall down beautifully around my head like some pre Raphaelite model or is it just going to continue to grow outwards 🤣😂🤣😂 I'm really not liking the cross between a footballer’s mullet and old dear’s perm.

Next mini trip is a day sail on the Disabled friendly Jubillee Trust's tall ship. We're certainly spending the inheritance for my 60th birthday year. Let's hope everything stays stable enough to enjoy many more.
Shi Community Champion
Community Champion
Posts: 3,247
Registered: ‎11-10-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Hi jencat ❤️❤️Hope you are getting in on this week at work, pace yourself, it’s easy to do too much too soon 😘😘buddyfan, thinking of you and hope you’ve got another holiday planned ❤️❤️💕💕✨✨Shi xx
Member
Posts: 1,751
Registered: ‎21-06-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Just wanted to say thank you for your good wishes for last Friday when I went back to work. I was exhausted by playtime! I had a good morning though, but found it tiring. It's bound to be like that for a while though, I haven't worked since last October! x

Shi Community Champion
Community Champion
Posts: 3,247
Registered: ‎11-10-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

🤪🤪🤪🤪how can you say that mishy 🤪🤪🤪I still remember the blue titty comment on the may17 thread way back when you had me 🤣😂🤣😂🤣you are a honorary 🤪🤪💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻Oct lady and we ❤️❤️❤️you. Hi sue 😘😘😘💕💕✨✨Shi xx
Member
Posts: 2,842
Registered: ‎11-06-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

I am good mishy thank you x hope you are ok too x
Got oncology appointment coming up and my 1st mammogram and back at work
Getting back to normal (ish) x 🤣🤣
Member
Posts: 1,854
Registered: ‎29-04-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Hi Sue hows you hooe all is well, yes i love you oct ladies you are all marvellously bonkers which is a lot like me which is why i still pop in and have a bit of banter with you all xxx
Member
Posts: 2,842
Registered: ‎11-06-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Ha ha ha I do love you girls and so proud to call you all my friends

Paulus I can honestly say we laughed our way through chemo and totally looked after each other
Of course read our thread you may think we are bonkers but that’s ok because we are and if you have any questions feel free to ask x
Member
Posts: 1,854
Registered: ‎29-04-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Hi meesh hows you?! You made me laugh with the 3rd boob 😂😂😂 really pleased it was nothing to worry about hiya girls there literally too many to name of the trot hope you all have a great day and Shi get them bloody trainers i got my pink vans with my chemo mullet you know you want to!!! 😂 have a fabulous weekend everyone 👍
Member
Posts: 138
Registered: ‎10-08-2018

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

[ Edited ]

I don't usually look at chemo threads, because it feels like being nosey sometimes, but scrolling through 'latest posts', Meesh73, your comment got my curiosity - and bless you and your husband for your wonderful sense of humour - your comment about 3 boobs/seaside/horrified consultant had me in fit of giggles for ages. All the best x

Member
Posts: 2,204
Registered: ‎27-09-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

He was worried that we might not have enough Euros 😂🤣😂We'll never have to worry about running out of money now with my 3rd booby 😂

Shi Community Champion
Community Champion
Posts: 3,247
Registered: ‎11-10-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Mishy that’s going to be a magical birthday for her, you are the bestest Nan 😁😁😁😁 meesh 🤣😂🤣😂🤣make sure oh doesn’t tip up holiday funds while you are away by getting you to show off your third titty 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 can just imagine the consultants face 🤣😂🤣😂🤣 have a great holiday ❤️❤️❤️💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
Member
Posts: 1,854
Registered: ‎29-04-2017

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Aye Shi 😂😂 shes one 2nd Oct shes my 🌎 i 😍😍😍😍😍 her to the moon and back im doing a winnie the pooh themed birthday for her with mini Disney soft toys pooh characters the film the books she loves stories and a little jar of manuka she can have it once shes a year old!!! With a teddy bears tea party!!!!!!
Glad your day at work went well jencat good to know you are getting plenty of support x