12-01-2017 01:41 PM
Hello lovelies, It's tipping down with rain here and just got back from shopping drenched with soggy shopping as well. Lesley - your picture is so apt today!! It was mad in the supermarkets - worse than just before Christmas - people buying up all the milk etc. Stocks of some things were quite low and a lot of shelf re-stocking was going on. A bit extreme for a little bit of slushy snow I think. Perhaps there's something else going on that I don't know about?
Anyway I'm a bit drier now and shopping all put away. So just checking in - sorry to hear about the cording issues and poor Lesley with your shoulders and head. It must make you feel quite miserable at times although you are always lovely and cheerful on here. Sending you a gentle hug.
Beth - funny you should mention your skin problem - well not funny for you obviously! - but I have been having very itchy skin lately and wondering if it's the lovely tablets causing it. I sometimes resort to an anti-histamine but not sure if that's allowed - don't really know what to take anymore for ailments as I'm nervous of anything clashing with the anastrozole. Same with vitamins - don't know what I can take if anything.
Another weird thing apart from the hot flushes and waking up several times in the night is that I've been having nightmares. Really horrible and don't know if it's tablets or just stress etc. Anyone else have these?
Clair - good for you deciding not to put pressure on yourself - take your time and take it easy - it will be a bit of a long drawn out business getting back to full strength I think. xxx
Janey I'm glad the antibiotics are working - you obviously needed them. Hope you feel a lot better very soon. There are so many viruses going around at the moment and the chemist is always packed with people coughing and sniffing. I try to keep away as I always seem to get a cold or something whenever I go in there!
Hope you are all indoors in the warm and relaxing as much as you can. Helena I hope you're not kept waiting too long today for your rads.
Take care everyone and love to you xxx Lily
12-01-2017 01:37 PM
Charys, I lived in a village a few miles from Bridgend. We had a massive snowfall when my father had his heart attack, that was 1978, but we had a lot of snow for quite a few years round that. The roof of the shopping centre fell in from the weight of snow, and yes, the drifts were over six feet. He never did get to hospital, they couldn't get an ambulance or a helicopter to us.
Where were you? I was a forces child so got heaved all round the country changing schools every few months till I was about 9, when my father left the RAF.
Beth, developing acne and knowing you have to take the drug that's causing it is horrible for you, it is a big thing. We have so many sh***y things to put up with already, you just want life to give you a break.
If that's a side effect of Tamoxifen I'm surprised it hasn't happened to me. I've always had terrible skin, but it cleared up when I went through the menopause, so mine has been okay for the past four or five years unless I eat too much chocolate. But it was a misery always having spots and bumps, so I really hope you can get something that sorts it.
Lesley, that was a really productive burst on your banjo, hope you have a lazy and painfree afternoon to recover.
12-01-2017 01:15 PM
Beth, what is it with you Welsh girls and your skin? Every time I go and stay with my sister I can't help but notice that the majority of girls/woman there have amazing skin. . Also, after staying there for a couple of weeks my skin clears up. Must be the water, my sister says it's a combination of the water, clean air and the sea. Mind you, she's always had good skin. Mine on the other hand is terrible. Think it's hormone related, always had problems, dreadful periods, then one big long period until I had a hysterectomy at 37, plus my menopause has been raging for 13.5 years and is showing no signs of ceasing.
i shoved Scarlett O'Hara in the cupboard and pulled out Kim Woodburn, cleaned kitchen and vacuumed sitting room, changed bedding, chucked bedding and towels in washing machine, had a soak in the bath now feeling very virtuous so going to treat myself to some painkillers (daily headache not going anywhere without some help) toast and watch last nights Midsomers Murders. I love watching trying to spot places round here where I live as it's all filmed in the surrounding villages here and outskirts of Oxford. The original Barnabys house was round the corner to my office.
Catch up later. Can't remember what time today's tossing is Helena but so very near the end of it now, So looking forward to raising my glass of vino and toasting you xx
12-01-2017 01:01 PM
Hey Beth.....give the snow a chance its coming later....I've just seen on the radar images that its starting to sleet in South Wales. Where are you? Lesley, stock up on toilet paper??? That made me laugh, like because that's the first thing you'd think of in a snowmaggedon situation your lavvy paper. Mind, actually, thinking about it now.....it IS really important and running out would be worse than running out of milk. Ok, off to panic-buy bog paper.......
12-01-2017 12:58 PM
Thank you all for the 'tossing' information, that one must have by-passed me....you know how it is...you miss a day here and you can entirely miss such a talking point. Welllll.....Moijan.....rolling topless in the snow you say...ok, if its whats required then I shall do it. Do you think its worth ringing the BCN and just checking with you her that your advice is valid? Noooo, it'll be fine.YOU COME HERE for risque stuff and then SAY THAT ?!?!?! LOL Methinks you have just brought some risque stuff.
Dizzy, you know I lived in South Wales during my childhood (maybe you were a teenager at that same time?) and I can clearly recall tremendous snow that was so deep during a number of winters. There were snow ploughed huge drifts of the stuff taller than people.Where abouts were you?
12-01-2017 12:54 PM
still no snow here.....it's raining heavily so looks like it's going to pass us by again. Ho hum but probably the best thing as we have a funeral tomorrow.
been and seen my lovely GP this morning for a chat. The tamoxifen is playing havoc with my skin and I've gone from having a lovely complexion (in the main) to having a face and back like analglypta or wood chip wallpaper. Good god, 44 years old and diagnosed with hormone induced acne. Nothing much that can be done because all the usual treatments are hormone based but she has given me a antibiotic gel to use so hopefully that'll help. Insignificant in the grand scheme of things I know but it's not nice all the same. Hey ho.
We talked about going back to work week after next, and she wants me to start with two mornings a week for a few weeks and then slowly add hours back in so that in a few months I'll be back to full time. Not going to happen though unfortunately. If I was employed it would be a different story, but being self employed changes everything. Got to go back to work but will try to go with the flow and delegate work out if I can.
How's everyone today? Helena....start your boosters tomorrow? Almost there now sweetheart. They'll feel like they're slowing down the closer you get to number 20 but I promise you're almost now!!
hope everyone else is ok....Dizzy, Lesley, Clair, Jane, moijan, charys, Ann, janey, rubycat......and of course Adele and sue who I suspect are cooking up a storm somewhere!! Hope I've not left anyone out the day but I'm very sorry if I have!!
lots of love to you all
12-01-2017 12:49 PM
I wish we were going to get the snow, I'm still a big kid and love it, provided I don't have to go anywhere.
When I was a teenager, we had terrible blizzards in South Wales and got completely cut off, and my father had a heart attack shovelling snow. I still think I must be the only person who's dialled 999 and got no answer!
12-01-2017 10:53 AM
Good morning all,
it was meeeee that started of the Tossing. I meant to say crossed off and went I reread my message I saw flipping auto predict or whatever it's called had changed it to tossed. I apologised to Helena and she decided to keep it at tossed.
Jane, I had frozen shoulders on both sides, plus tendonitis, bursitis and fluid, Had injections and was doing physio when I was diagnosed. The injections really helped and both shoulders were not painful though I never got full movement back. Had to put a stop to physio when I got diagnosed, now they are back with a vengance, As to the cording, i haven't got any swelling or "cord" just a very sore armpit, it feel like the skin is too tight and pulling, it's getting a bit worse each day. Janey, am losing the sense of humour, feel like I'm always in pain somewhere. Still, no point wallowing in it, sure a good nights sleep would help though.
It a damp and gloomy here. Forecast is for rain all day and possibly of it turning to snow this evening. At least if it does snow it will be bright, Not this grey miserable gloom.
was going to do housework today (himself is on a play date) but again doing a Scarlett O'Hara. The most I'm going to do is put fresh sheets on the bed. That's one thing I never put off, if I was rich and had a maid I'd have fresh ones every day xx
12-01-2017 09:10 AM - edited 12-01-2017 10:11 PM
hope you have a good day. Xx
was thinking about your comment re 'feeling Different' can definitely identify with that...not working these days, but am aware of being more sensitive ( esp in week 3) and maybe being a bit more grumpy with friends who keep changing dates/times...hate that, as have to build arrangements round my other appointments!
Not sure how long you have been battling this foe, Clair, but I know its a lot to take on at the beginning and even 16 years in! hugsx
12-01-2017 07:51 AM
11-01-2017 11:38 PM - edited 12-01-2017 10:23 PM
all off to bed I see, well, Charys, if it snows...best thing for cording is, strip to the waist and roll in the snow!
(now, would I jest about such a thing?).
Just saw your later comment, yes do check with the bcn first...sure she would apporove( tho she will think we are all nuts!)
One of the reasons I pop in here is to hear if there is anything a little risqué happening!!🌚'
11-01-2017 11:03 PM
Lesley, you have my sympathy as I was having treatment for a frozen shoulder for several months prior to my BC diagnosis. In fact I had a steroid injection into the joint in September - and intense Physio that had to stop on my diagnosis as the Physio said he wasn't trained to deal with post breast surgery Physio!! It hasn't been helped by a fall I had onto it on Boxing Day. Been having Physio since surgery with a lady with specific interest in post breast cancer Physio, and my arm is nearly as good as it was before the op. Had my positioning scans for rads last week and they definitely aggravated my shoulders - not looking forward to 4 weeks of it really.
Rubycat - just off to google Mondors for a bit of self diagnosis!!
11-01-2017 10:41 PM
11-01-2017 09:00 PM - edited 11-01-2017 10:31 PM
No idea Lady H, there are another couple of community threads I've noticed.....benchland is one of them, and 'how's everyone doing' , they seem to have lots of activity.....but don't know if ours has more. I like the fact that people just pop in here, new people all the time and feel welcome when they get here. I'm not saying they don't feel welcome elsewhere, but I haven't 'been' elsewhere to comment lol
Rubcay, just called us tossers!!!!!!!! Either she is very rude, or it's an 'in' joke I don't know about!.?