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Ooooo - lovely. I've walked Golden cap and Westbay. There's a little place, I can't for the life think of the name now. Begins with B and it has a really nice pub called The Anchor Inn. Burton Bradstock I think. Well worth a look. I'm dead jealous. Even more to hear you live in Devon. My most favourite county. Where abouts?? We had an old Nissan Hi-ace high top - 1987 reg!! Nelly. No loo or shower - just a bucket and chuck it system (thoughtfully). Scotlands a long treck from you, but well worth it. 2 weeks on the West coast with a bit of island hopping - Arran and Mull are to be recommended. Arran has EVERYthing - high fells, river valleys and beautiful coast stretches for walking. Interesting castle at Brodick and whisky distillery with lovely restaurant on the N of the island at Lochranza. The Scottish are very hospitable, freer with their countryside, fantastic food, tasty meat and wonderful seafood. Please GO. But avoid May/June midge season or you'll be eaten to death and, like me, end up looking and feeling like the Elephant Man with numerous nasty bites.

Enviously Delly xxx 

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Definitely want to do Scotland one day. We haven't got away as much as we wanted to (I wonder why?!) this Summer. We live in Devon, so not too far to go. Staying in between Golden Cap and Westbay (broadchurch off the telly!) and will be parked up overlooking the sea (bliss!). We very sadly had to say goodbye to old VW high top and now have a VW van conversion. Very comfy but quite miss the idiosyncrasies (I haven't had enough wine yet, so could spell!) of the old lady we replaced. Looking forward to walking what hasn't collapsed of the coastal path. Xx
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Janey didn't change the thread, I got it changed....in honour of the tangent it has taken. It's a good tangent ( also a good word, like yours) and I like it. 

 

Yes, ladies, I can confirm that Delly did propose to me in the past on another thread....but she isn't that fussy so you will all be on the waiting list. Beware and be READY.

 

We are all glamorous ALl the time on here!!! I've specially dressed for the occasion by taking off my marigolds. 

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Whoops, I did it again, did a Britney!!

Janey - Used to live in Dorset. Bournemouth for 17 yrs. Got to see much of it and Devon through my love of walking. Also part owned a campervan in more recent years. Loved it. Scotland was the best. They don't have loads of no overnight camping signs all over the place, and we preferred to wild camp as opposed to campsites, so it was great. Made for it, AND v v beautiful and quieter than the South. Try the W coast sometime if you haven't already, along with the Islands - Arran etc. Tell me where you're going, and what type of camper do you have??

All this furore (good word) about the "Bake Off". Nobody beats yours though Janey - cake that is.

RUBYCAT - hi if you're there. It was so good to hear from you that I forgot to ask how you are. Are you doing okay flower? and thanks again for your sympathetic message.

Lotsa xxx's Dellywelly 

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Speechless again?!?! Xx
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Maybe it should be "birds of a feather" if you keep sprouting them! Have I got to the party late? How much do I need to drink to catch up?! Fruit cake today - nope Delly, not you - ready for an escape to Dorset in the camper. I've baked extras - with fluff. You've cheered me up no end on return from a bad hairdo day! At least on here I can pretend I look glam!! Lovely catch up with one of my team over coffee at least. Lesley you made me laugh with your blue blackhead. I'm going to catch up with last night's Bake Off. I saw a funny on Facebook saying Mary has told Channel 4 to stick it up their soggy bottom! Xx
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Flip Charys - how did you change the title of this thread?? Maaarvellous woman.

We've had a load of interactions on Benchland. I proposed!!!! but you're sadly taken. You're so sweet and appreciative to me, thank you. But you give me too much credit.

Lesley - I'm not hormonally challenged - just mental and mentally challenging - defo

xxxx

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Welcome Lesley (hic)

Thanks everybody for your shared sympathies over lost pets (Hic).

Not sure if your offer of wine to add to the coffee and ckae was a good one - see I'm having truble shpelling with it.

What were the suggestions your nurse came up with for night sweats?? I could do with knowing. But I think i may have hit upon a major discovery to cure cancer, munch munch - I've been eating Magics meal worms she put out for her Robin. Yummeeee. Trouble is, I've started sprouting what look like feathers on my arms and legs. Ahh well - saves shaving - and thats just my arms!!

Loadsa xx's

Doolally xxx 

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Oooooo yes, you are MAJORLY hormonally challenged Lesley, infact you are showing the rest of us up with coming off HRT and starting Anastrozole at the same time! LOL You almost need your own thread. (Janey NEARLY did that but never got as far as starting the HRT) Is it just night sweats you are currently having the big issues with, anything else?

 

What a lovely name for a doggy Myrtle...have you considered offering a home to another doggy needing some love? I know that's another annoying thing people say, well 'get another', and it's insensitive....but what I mean is that as your Myrtle made such an impact on you, do you think you could do it again?

 

Rightho, my doggies are walked......now off to peruse the 'Bake off recipe book' to see what I can make today to delight and SURPRISE (not always a good surprise lol) the family. I was pleased to see that Mary Berry has quit and kind of hoping that if they all jump ship then the BBC could set up the same thing under a different name....but I guess the rights to the concept probably belong to the other company who've sold their soul to channel 4.

 

 

 

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Thank you for welcoming me, and big yes to the hormonally challenged!  Spoke to my BCN this morning for the first time since I was diagnosed to check if I could have injection in left arm (BC left side), answer no.  She asked how how was coping having come off hrt after 13 years and going straight onto Anastrozole.  Told her about horrendous continuous sweats all night long.  She came up with a few suggestions, none of which I can take due to another medication I'm on.  Said to discuss with oncologist at my appointment Monday.  Unfortunately cake and wine were not mentioned but I'm going to persevere and hope they help.

 

So sorry to hear about the loss of a loved pet.  I still cry over the loss of my beloved dog Myrtle, and it will be 7 years in January.  I can remember people saying things like they're like part of the family and I wanted to scream at them, she wasn't LIKE part of the family, she WAS my family.

 

looking forward to lots of banter, chats and mutual support.  Have to say that now I've finished my rads and most on my monthly thread have stopped posting I miss the daily virtual get together xx

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Lizzy has done it 😋

 

See new title!

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Hi Lesley, a warm welcome to you!
The more the merrier. 💕
Charys, perhaps there is a techie Moderator who could change the title of the thread to :
Progesterone, Fluff Balls and Cake.
Delly, sorry to read about your beloved Chloe. And your bunny too, Charys.
Must go, I can hear my garden Robin calling me for his daily mealworms.
M x

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Yes Lesley, of COURSE you can ! Feel free to enter into the spirit of what was a serious discussion and has now become light hearted, which is great and part of why I love this forum. This thread has a cunning title 'progesterone', so nobody will know it is actually about cake, wine and the like lol.

 

My tattoos are blue, so no mistaking them for anything else.

 

Oh the only other criteria for joining is if you are 'currently hormonally challenged, or due to be hormonally challenged or have been in the past'. If none of the above apply to you, then you can just pretend...... Smiley Very Happy

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Can I join this fun chat room?  I love cake and can supply wine by the bucket.  Talking of joining the dots (tattoos). I spent about 5 minutes the other day trying to squeeze a blackhead on my chest only to discover it was my tattoo!

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Do'ya know what Ruby,

I wasn't in the least bit surprised to hear from you, and thank you so much for your darlin loving response to me. Means a lot. Thank You, darlin xxx

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B***er. That's that plan out the window then x
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 Trouble is....and I found this out because I was fascinated by the machine and asked loads of questions.....the outside bit thwt we sit under is large , very large, BUT there is a whole room behind the machine that houses everything else that makes it work. So, you'd need more than a voluminous top!!! Lol

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Oops PS definitely not private hospital but brilliant support so far - in Exeter xx
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Well only if I try and smuggle it out when I go for first treatment - under the voluminous top I've been given and we crowd sell it to fund cakes. Delly, so sorry to hear you've lost Chloe. Devastating for you I'm feeling totally Ab-fab this evening, but yawning a lot. My daughter is very disappointed the tattoos are so small - maybe I should join the dots?! Xx
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Ohhhhhhh you are BACk! Hurrah ! 

 

Im dreadfully sorry to hear about your lovely Chloe. Its devastating when your beloved furry family members pass away Delly, they are there through our bad and good times, day in and day out, giving companionship and love when there aren't people around to give it.  As you say, they get you through things and losing them just feels like part of you has gone. I can SO understand how upset you can be. Oddly enough, two weeks ago I lost my bunny boy.  You have my sympathy,I know it's early and painful at the moment, so sorry. 

 

The linux whatsit is the radiotherapy machine thingy, so no, you can't get an income lolol!!!!

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Oh Delly, sending you such big hugs for the loss of your lovely Chloe.  Being a cat person myself and having held two cats in my arms as they passed, I do appreciate just how emotional this is to get through.  Think Charys has got you spot on - you have an infectious personality which lights up this forum, thank you so much, and keep on going. Cat Very Happy Rubycat xxx

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Hey girlies

Can I just say - You're all looking AB-FAB tonight. I know, I'm such a flirt. (well . . I am a lover of women! and have made this fact known on other posts)

Janey - you really didn't need to go to the extent of having my name tattooed on your boob. Really!!! I'm touched. But I'm much more pleased you aren't having to go down the chemo route. Have I got that right?? YOU don't EVER need to bring cake. It's truely is the least I can do. So can I give a massive WHOOHOO ref your appointment results today??

 

Oh Magic - what is this Linux Accelerator? Is it something that can produce/give an income??! : ))  Sorry for your somewhat nasty anniversary.

 

Yeh, lovely Charys. I got your message and I thank you for it. You are far too flattering to me and I DO truely appreciate what you say. No, I've never thought of writing for magazines.

 

I lost the very last member of my family 2 weeks ago. Chloe, my cat. Had her from 6 months, for 21 years. She had a stroke, her back legs suddenly became paralysed. Had to have her put to sleep. It was the most effin awful experience I've ever had to go through.  experienceI stayed with her through the whole procedure, to her last breath. And d'ya know what? She PURRED right up to her last breath. My own BC can basically go do a doodoo??. That cat had been through sooo much with me. I don't have a partner, children or any family left. She was the last

It goes without saying, that i know the importance of human life over animal.

I'm sending this NOW, because there's a "time out" issue message wise on this 'ere Forum

Loadsa love for now

Dellywellyding dong xxxx 

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Are you having private treatment Janey? If not, we all need to know which hospital you are being treated by......lol that is really quick having your CT planning done on the same day, mega quick. 

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More fluffy cake - and a savoury one for you Delly - come on out, its best warm from the oven! I hope you're doing something wonderful on the third this year Magic - there must be some magic in all those 3s?! My partner looked liked he had had his bits released from a vice when we heard today - now he has the joy of a more hormonal me to brighten his life!! Charys, not only am I a painted lady. I was given a sky blue gown to wear when I come in for treatment - and was told I can use any deodorant!! Xxx
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Hmmm yeah, I too was wondering where she was......I've sent a PM message to her hole (that didnt sound right did it ?)

 

You know that cooking machine will be the most expensive thing you are EVER left in a room with on your own....period ! lol

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Wonderful news, Janey,  No Chemo and high ER+/PR+ scores.

Does that mean we are going to celebrate with more Fluffy cake?  At this rate, I'll be able to stuff a cushion with all the handbag fluff retrieved from my teeth!

3 October for starting your Rads. Oh the joys of being cooked by a huge Linux Accelerator!

That date has been forever etched in my mind as it's the date I was diagnosed with BC. It will be my third anniversary this year, my annual mammogram is next week. More joys of your boobs being crushed to resemble pancakes.

Often wonder how men would deal with having their sensitive parts crushed to an inch of their life. Man flu would be nothing compared to that experience.😱😱😱

Where's Delly?  We need to go and rescue her out of that black hole.  Grab the ladder girls.

M x

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I just hit the threshold for Oncotype. My surgeon was suggesting chemo and oncologist not, so the test helped!! When I run out of positivity, I'm coming straight back here - will bring enough cake!! Xx
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Good news Janey! (well, you know as good as it could be lol) Gosh I didn't realise you had oncotype done as well, did you request that? You've even had your rad tattoos done today as well?? No messing around at the hospital you are attending...ey! I'm glad you are feeling relief, and that positive mindset will stand you in great stead in the coming weeks. xx

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Well. Jack's cow has swerved chemo! Hugely relieved and can't believe pleasure at being cooked for a month instead. Packet of Anastrozole put into my sweaty palm and a start date of 3 October for rads; 3 weeks plus one week of boosters, not sure why they don't just say 4 weeks! I now have my tattoos but can't really see them. You should all take up writing - I reckon you were all pretty magical yesterday. My Er and Pr high, so I hope that article was right. My Oncotype score was 17. Xx
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Ok sisters, I need to ask what was IN that cake, because reading this I'm wondering what Janey has created? It was so funny to come back this morning and read the recent posts. Right Ho, now Delly, to my mind you are a comic genius.....it's the way you write not just the ideas you come up with....you have an incredibly unique style with the written word, which is not like one I've see before. Even when your ideas aren't funny , and are serious, your style is so honest and heartfelt. Trust me, I was a teacher. Have you considered writing articles for some magazines? You are skillful with the written word, and use it in such a different way to most people. 

 

Janey, I figured you might have a bad night, you know how it is the exhaustion will catch up with you and one night you will just sleep flat out. It was the lack of sleep that got to me during those first few months, infact I got a script for lorazepam and used to just take a half of a 1 mg tablet to get to sleep and stop my brain whirring. I so feel for you today, it makes my stomach churn to even remember going back for my results. 

 

MM I can't believe you bought that skanky fluffy cake off Miss.Delly, AND ate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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Oh no we won't ... that floss is behind you ... nope, I shall have to gen up on panto. Although with dreadful lack of sleep last night I do look like the back end of a panto horse or Jack's knack**** old cow!! Xxx
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Magic - have just read the info link you gave us.

Mmmmm - coffee cake for thought (as oppo to "food for" - come on, do please join in panto wise girlies!).

Seriously tho', interesting. Has made me feel I need to regen up on my hormone knowledge from A level Human Biology days. But basically Progesterone, with regards to the female reproductive cycle, has the opposite effects to oestrogen. . . .  naa will have to do that genning up on.

See you all soon

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Ha Magic, 

I failed to mention that I was a dentist (not). My handbag fluff is a sure bet to gain extra business, cos of it's extra stickability.

Where on earth did I come up with "handbag fluff" ??!! I'm either a total numpty, or an absolute genius. It's the kind of thing that our beloved late Victoria Wood would have talked about!! What a major loss to the comedy world. But . .  'I' am truely wasted on here. don't you think Magic?? xxxx

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Mmmmmmmm....that cake was lurrrrvely.

Have any of you girls got any dental floss? I need to get the handbag fluff from Delly's handbag out from between my teeth!

M x

 

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Capische! Xxx
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Hey no - Thank You all from li'l me.

I'm in a horrible black hole at the mo' and it's been such a pleasure to share and enjoy a bit of light banter. Sooo see sweet Janey and et al, you've all helped bring a smile to JellyDelly too.

Just let us know how you do tomorrow - or else i'll come and throw a custard cream pie in your face - Capische woman?

Loadsa xxx's 

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Delly you may have some jelly - spiced damson to go with your savoury virtual cake - I can't sit still for preserving things! Thank you you lovely people for helping preserve my sanity today and making me smile!! Xx
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See!! Told you that Charys was cheeky xxx

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I'm going to have to check my PR again. Magic, there was definitely a slice for you. xx
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Whoops - I was so guilty at leaving Magic out of the coffee cake share, I got all disconbobulated and sent an empty reply!! Bit like my head.

Good job Janey and Charys were on the ball and cut it into 4, not my greedy 3 - sorry Magic. And I initially thought you were avin a larrrff mentioning Progesterone, as Charys pointed out that she just threw it into the thread to see what confusion she could cause - mischievous imp. I haven't yet checked into the link but shall do after this. Was more worried about you not getting cake. Actually, I'm not a cake or sweet toothed person, am a savoury gal, so I'd have given you mine anyway. In fact, I've still got it in my handbag. Well, I didn't wish to appear ungracious did I, when Janey had gone to the trouble. What on earth she meant by "healthy option" I don't know, but looking at mine now, it's got a few hairs and bottom of handbag fluff stuck to it, so not so healthy. But I can waft and pick it all off and put it up for auction between the three of youhoos. Its gotta be worth a starting offer of 30p. Any bids??? The handbag fluff by the way goes back a few years so is now a valuable asset.

Charys - thanks for the pm. Am not ignoring it.

Janey - again hope your appointment goes well tomorrow

Nite Nite for now girlies

DoolallyDelly xxxx

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Delly is speechless......not often that happens lol

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 Fascinating article, really interesting! It's always good to hear of the ongoing research, it gives hope doesn't it, no matter what type of cancer. My ER and PR scores are identical to yours incidentally....I didn't even know what they were until tonight when I went in search of my original biopsy report. I didn't understand it much at the time, but it makes so much more sense now months down the line. That report was a year ago, wonder if it's gone any further ?

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Hi ladies,

I've just popped in to have a piece of coffee cake if there is any left. Yummy! 💕
I thought I'd share a link about some interesting scientific research about the Progesterone receptor. I found it yesterday when I was Googling to find some info on Progesterone for Charys.
http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2015/07/08/solving-a-breast-cancer-mystery-why-do-double-pos...
It is very early days as the current findings are based on lab tests/mice but the scientists are hoping to carry out more studies and clinical trials to see if their findings would be applicable in humans.
I'm always on the look out for information to uplift my spirits and one particular paragraph gave me immense comfort as my BC was ER+8/8 and PR+7/8. I hope ladies, your ER+/PR+ levels were high too so we can all feel the same sprinkling of positivity.

"Doctors have known for a long time that women with high levels of both the oestrogen and progesterone receptors (‘double-positive’) have the best chance of surviving – they respond better to treatment, and their cancer is less likely to spread."

Every cloud.............
Hugs to everyone.
M x

PS Good luck getting your results Janey. You deserve some good news.

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I hope you enjoyed the healthy coffee cake option!. A good sponge but could have done with an extra shot of expresso - although it will help with reducing hot flush later! I enjoy coffee time on here! Xx
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Cafetiere's brewing. Why , just slice the cake into three. What d'ya mean how do we share it??!! Ha. I often wish some of the people I chat with on this Forum just lived down the road.

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.....Did you? Love coffee cake! BUT BUT BUT, how shall we share it???

 

I know you just eat a piece for each of us! Proxy cake eating.

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Well I made coffee cake earlier!!! Xx
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Lynch Syndrome, don't know that one, off to check now......

 

Well, you are a good statistic Janey, you survived the first cancer, and will the second !!!!!

 

You know, I so wish we could just all have coffee and cake together Smiley Wink