20-05-2017 10:18 AM
just a quick note to let you know I am still alive, lol!
Suddenly all notifications stopped and I was not sure whether something sinister had happened! And then I found them all in my spam folder!
It has been a busy time for me, trying to put my life back together after last years challenges. And it is a little more difficult than I thought. I am still struggling to understand why I managed to get myself through chemo and radiotherapy, yes with challenges - and am now struggling to work full time and lead the full life I had, before it all began in January last year. Now on a break from Letrozole and due to start Tamoxifen in a weeks time, as I developed severe arthralgia in my shoulder joints. My implant is now as hard as a tennis ball, but that will be replaced in January next year, when the effects that chemo and radiotherapy have on it, will start to settle.
My landlord gave my a patch of land in our orchard, so I am finally back to gardening. What a great way to increase fitness levels and stamina!
Hoping all are doing ok, as it is a little bit of a struggle to go back over months of missed posts.
20-05-2017 10:07 AM
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19-05-2017 11:11 PM
Oi, who had the last G&T - was it you Ann? Dr Lesley will have to order some more in. Lovely fluffy restful weekends to you all. Monty Don has inspired me again to get out into the garden (but must visit garden centre first). Love n stuff xxx
19-05-2017 09:50 PM
19-05-2017 09:20 PM
Okayyyyy I think I've caught back up now......found the right post Lesley where you talk about it. NHS gold cards for some of you at the moment.....not that you want them of course, sorry so many are having so many ongoing worries 😟
19-05-2017 08:53 PM
LinRown, you are now on my list, I e written you a prescription for a very large G&T.
Had X-rays on shoulder and collar bones, chest and back, the radiographer said, oh, your down for a scan on 1 June with the Nuclear scanner, what I squealed? Panic set in, she checked and it's the bone scan gp requested this morning in the system already, letter should arrive in the post soon, such good service.
Was just saying to himself that for months we used to laugh and joke on here, now so many of us are having problems and what a fantastic support is it, do not know how I'd get through some of this stuff without you. He said how lucky we all are to have found each other, hear hear (or is is here here?, I never know). Next time someone tells me how lucky I am to have it all behind me I'm going to punch them in the gob. You can tell I've had my glass of vino can't you? himself always says it's like When Popeye had his spinach, I get all brave and gobby when really I'm a wimp.
Glad you're making a complaint Clair, they need to learn for the future.
Anyway Willows, have a lovely evening, time for painkillers and preparing ice packs for bed later xx
19-05-2017 08:52 PM
Had a quick whizz through....Clair a DVT! Good grief. My hospital, when I had surgery stuck a massive sticker on my file saying I was 'at risk' and took special precautions, and I don't even think I WAS at risk (my Dad had one years ago, after an accident, and he has motor neuron so no movement!). That's a scary thing to have happen! What makes you 'at risk' personally?
Already had a quick word with Janey, via a different contact method, about her new worry
Hows everyone else? I'm presuming no results yet Lesley?
19-05-2017 06:49 PM
Clair, I'm stunned that your hospital missed such an important issue, but so glad that you persevered as you knew something was wrong - essential that you're complaining.
Had a quick thought that I could visit Chelsea show, just looked and tickets are £100 PER DAY, ouch, so will be happy with Mr Don tonight.
Janey - could your hard lump be swollen lymph node - can get infected for lots of benign reasons.
Big group hugs to us all, as specially requested by Dizzy. Love n stuff fluffyheads xxx
19-05-2017 06:19 PM
Thank god you were aware of the symptoms and were able to access treatment so quickly. I would really not like to be in that Hospitals shoes it is disgusting that they ignored your alerting the chance to them with the kind of op you had and knowing your medical history, well done you for making a stand xxxx
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19-05-2017 02:40 PM
Okay so I went out to buy my friend a birthday present from the little shop in a garden centre, agapanthus, campanula, 2 begonias and a corkscrew rush later, I bought her present. Had to be done