16-03-2018 11:35 AM
Anyway, in & out quite quickly, saw the consultant this time & year 2 now done & dusted, phew 😅
We just had a brief chat about whether to move onto anastrazole, but as I’m happy to stay on tamoxifen, unless there is a very good reason not to, he was also happy with this, so onwards & upwards!
16-03-2018 11:15 AM
Ann, hope your appointment went well and wasn't too squishy!
Jak, lovely to hear from you, good to hear the knee is being referred, that's been going on such a long time. Getting back to work is not something to rush until you feel better in yourself, changing antidepressants is something you need to take time to adapt to, and not a good time to deal with other stresses as well.
Helena, happy first day of your holiday week, I hope you have lots of nice things planned. Weather permitting, I am hoping we don't get a load of snow on Sunday. Normally I like snow, but I think I'm ready for some good spring weather now.
15-03-2018 08:57 PM
Good evening lovely Fluffies,
Janey, Clair & Helena, thanks so much for your messages & being in my pocket tomorrow. I have an early appointment, so at least I won’t be hanging around too long. Ironically, I was happy to move my day off to accomodate it, but computer says no, so I’m going in work time, oh well, whatever!
Good luck with the weigh in Janey & do what you need to do, Jak.
Love to everybody 💖
15-03-2018 06:11 PM
15-03-2018 04:48 PM
15-03-2018 11:50 AM
Lovely to have comments from you and best wishes to those I don't know.
Just replying to a few friendly questions:
I am still signed off waiting to be 'well' so I can start a second phased return.
Have seen 2 different GPs as mine has been off sick for sometime. They have both been very supportive and kept the fit notes coming. The 2nd one knows me well and has referred me for my knee! I booked an appointment for 1st June at the ortho clinic; couple of days ago I had a phone call from the GP secretary saying ortho need my height, weight and blood pressure before they can give me an appointment! Anywho, sorted that out the same day; phoned the results in and then got a phone call from ortho secretary saying I'd been triaged and offering me an appointment with the consultant in April! Said GP also wants to change my antidepressants which could take some time. I still suffer with fatigue which is a pain. All these ailments makes me sound like an old women but apparently I'm fit for work until I'm 66! Wish I felt that way!!! I continue to knit animals for charity which has been very therapeutic.
I've found out a lot about being covered by the Equalities Act and have driven myself round the bend looking into what could change/preserve pensions if I cut my hours or retire 'early' (don't want to do either)
I really miss my job but I know I need more time or, as one GP said: ''they'll say 'oh good she's back; oh no she's gone again!' ''
I've also been on the Moving Forwards course which was very good and reinforced the fact that it's OK to feel like I/we do: even though the prognosis may be 'good' we've still had cancer and it's tough - wish I'd done it last spring.
I also am increasingly aware of how many of us are in education, wanting to return but knowing that, for a while, we can't work at the 'coal face'; as I am sure other professions are affected too!
I've rambled on a bit but it's good to 'talk' on here - thank you xxx
14-03-2018 08:08 PM
Oh gosh it is xx
I am flat out at work at the moment, so feeling pretty knackered at night once i have done dinner, but at least I have only got tomorrow to go and then I am off for week, cant wait. This is the first year where I am experiencing the year end pressure in getting all the invoices receipted etc., but at least I am ahead of the game for next year with all the orders, but boy I am going to enjoy my week off
Sending all hugs
12-03-2018 01:47 PM
11-03-2018 11:39 AM
Yes, happy day to everyone ! Not that we have a sunny day here, but maybe it's working it's way down to us. I'll settle for a sunny afternoon when we go out.
Clair, how annoying is that, cancelling your gyne appointment. But hopefully the next one will come through quickly. And the scan in the meantime. But it's tough going back to waiting for appointments and results, it's so hard to stop your mind galloping off in all directions.
Janey, I meant to say congratulations on your stone, I'm a bit behind. But that's been quick work, could you spare a bit of inspiration to send my way?
I hope you all have a lovely day Fluffies, whether you're mothers, lovers, partners, sisters, daughters or single, it's a day to celebrate being us.
10-03-2018 04:34 PM
Hello lovely fluffies
Hope everyone is ok and is having some decent weather.
I met my friend at Hatton Country park again today for breakfast which was lovely, but boy it was an interesting journey as I decided to go the pretty way rather than motorway which involves a lot of country lanes which were seriously flooded!! Came back via the motorway, I was not risking that again.
10-03-2018 02:35 PM
09-03-2018 08:17 PM
Oh Beth what a rotten time. So sorry about your mum and also your friend, a terrible shock. Thinking of you lots and thanking you too for giving me some thinspiration to get on with it. xx
08-03-2018 10:18 PM
Beth, I'm sorry to hear about your mum and your friend, that's a load to be dealing with all at the same time. Sending you love, and the big girl pants are yours to keep. Look after yourself and your hubby, you'll need to take time for yourselves to face the time to come. And I hope you and your sister are brought closer by going through this together.
I'm glad the new job is going well, new jobs are always stressful so that's a realĺy good sign.