I meant to say Happy Cancerversary Helena, I thought two years felt like a bit of a milestone, its not the recent past any more. I have to think now to remember which year it was. Funny how when you're in the middle of it, you can't imagine what afterwards will be like, but we all get there, piece by piece.
I'm so grateful for this forum, and everyone on here, I couldn't have done without you!
Sorry to hear about your husband, it sounds like you're getting you money's worth out of the nhs at the mo, although of course, it's not where you both want to be. Do hope it settles down soon.
So sorry op cancelled Lady H, really hoping you feel better soon and get the op over and done with and on the road to recovery pdq.
Yes, lots to thank our wonderful NHS for. The past few weeks I’m starting to feel like the hospital is home. Himself is in and out like a yo-yo. Yesterday dash in an ambulance with him for the fourth time this year, might as well leave one parked in our drive. Got him home now and nurse Ratchet has her uniform on yet again.
waiting for our lovely gardener to come and cut the grass and would you believe it, now we finally actually have some to cut it’s started raining so she’ll ptobably have to cancel, plus it’s windy and chilly, think it’s time for heating to go on.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend xx
Cant believe that 2 years tomorrow I was diagnosed wtih bc, so much has happened in that time I can not believe where the time has gone, but I am still here and very grateful to the wonderful medical teams at the QE Birmingham for everything they have done for me xxx
Thank you xx Feeling a little better this evening as I have slept a lot today which has helped after all the stress of yesterday
Op cancelled because my temperature high and oxygen levels not sufficient to undergo surgery. I am off to the docs tomorrow to check if I need antibiotics as I have had a call this afternoon to say rebooked for 9 October and I so want to make sure that I am totally well for then.
What rotten luck Lady H, fingers crossed they will go ahead with op or at least give you another date not too far away, it’s been a long wait for you without further delay. Will be thinking of you. Thank you for kind words, hopefully things will get better soon xx
Oh mate sorry to hear that you have been struggling and I really hope that things are starting to get better, sending you loads of hugs.
Thank you darling for your wise words, I am hoping I am going to still be able to have my op on Tuesday as I have come down with a stinking cold and sore throat. Going to ring the hospital tomorrow to see what they say, it could only happen to me xx
I haven’t posted for ages as things have been very difficult, but I have been popping in to keep a beady eye on you. It’s been very quiet on here, just hoping it’s because everyone is busying moving on from the BC nightmare and enjoying life.
Just wanted to wish you good luck with the op Lady H and to remind you to take things easy after. Let people round around after you if they offer, they will be glad of a chance to help as you would be, so enjoy the leisure time, do your tapestry, get some good books and DVDs in and the garden will take care of itself xx
Just come back from a lovely evening out with my work friends.
Again Karen has really spoiled me with a hysterectomy survival kit of a hobby lap cushion that has a light on and a holder for your drink, 3 novels and a colouring book with pens. One of my other friends bought me some beautiful body shop lotion and hand cream.
Oh how lovely have a wonderful week, I should be home and resting by the time you get back. Honestly I have reaslied tonight that I really need to be sensible about how long I am off for. My boss has made me set my out of office until 26 November and he is not expecting me back before then xx
Crikey you are going to be busy Helena. But maybe it's just as well not to have too much time to dwell on things.
Time to spend some time outside for me, there's loads to do before my mother is coming to stay next week.
Love to all the Fluffies.
Hope all is well with everyone
Well I could not have picked a busier weekend to have before my op. I am off to Becketts (my purse is screaming already) to get meat for the freezer cook in in readiness for my not being able to do too much for the next couple of weeks.
I am also getting the packs of bacon, bread rolls etc., as I am cooking bacon butties at our club for the Bowls District finals this weekend, that is before playing in the triple finals.
But I do have sunday afternoon and monday where I am planning to do very little at all.
We watched this weeks episode on Wednesday, flipping heck!!
It is compelling watching. We have also started watching Strangers which looks interesting took a little time to develop but I think that is going to be a good one as well as it is from the writers of Liar which was good
Hope you are well my dear
unfortunately I was not in any of our club finals this weekend, with the impending op I decided not to enter as I was not sure that I could be there on finals day and that was unfair on any oppoent I might have knocked out of the comps By the time I found out it would be Sept it was too late, however I am in the district triples next week so hopefully I will get something out of it.
Bodyguard is amazing, we have not watched tonights episode yet
Thankfully the final I am in is next weekend hopefully it will be dry.
It is very quiet on here at the moment, how is everyone doing, hopefully busy with stuff but would be lovely to hear from you all to catch up
Helena, I'm glad you've managed to get something out of the bowls season, I know you had to pass on some of your competitions.
Hello yes it certainly has gone quiet on here, perhaps with all the holidays over with it will start to get busy.
We have had a lovely day here today sunny and warm, however the forcast looks as if it is changing, just in time for the bowls finals weekends this week and next week, oh well at least my waterproofs will get an outing.
Well, we're very quiet on here lately, it's not like us!
We've had a busy few weeks with various family members staying, but now things are getting back to normal. We're still having beautiful weather, I went for a walk with my walking group yesterday, not particularly far but very steep, it must have done me some good, but it was very hot until it clouded over. I haven't done many longer walks recently as the OH is due for a hip replacement and is hobbling everywhere. So I guess it'll be next spring before we really get going again.
Hope everyone is doing well
There has not been a post on here for a week, I hope that is because everyone is doing ok and busy getting on with things.
Not long back from a lovely evening out at a little italian restaurant with my best friend, oh the food was amazing cant wait to go back again, that is going to be a treat in my post op recovery programme.
Looking forward to getting in the garden this weekend as we are actually forcast a lovely warmer one.
Sending you all hugs xxxx
Thank you for birthday wishes, I really had a brilliant day, hope you did too on Tuesday Dizzy. As you get older I find birthdays are just another day, but yesterday I felt like I used on my birthday whenI was a child, special. I had so many cards and presents. Himself and I met friends for drinks (more cards and pressies) then headed off on our own for lunch in a new restaurant opened recently in town. It’s was lush. During the meal one of himself’s oldest friends came in, came up to our table, sang happy birthday to me, left a card and pressie on the table and left, embarrassing but funny at the same time.
Youre probably right about my feet Delly. The acupuncturist treated them Tuesday and I left there 100% pain free, now I’m aout 60%, unfortunately it was the last session(free at the hospice) Think I’ll look into finding a good one locally, it will be worth paying for as although the sessions havent helped my headaches or hot flushes when I told her about my feet this week she put the pins in the appropriate places and it’s worked.
Right, birthday over, it’s raining so can’t get in the garden so no excuses, time to get on with some cleaning xx
And now it really is happy birthday Lesley! I was sure I remembered yours was the same day as mine. But it was a year ago, and with a memory like mine...
My husband had the same experience a few years ago, being told he had plantar fasciitis, which turned out to be tendinitis. This year the doctor said he'd pulled a thigh muscle, when it turned out his hip joint was shot. And I was told I had tennis elbow, which turned out to be trapped nerves in my neck and arm. Now I don't trust doctors to diagnose anything to do with joints and muscles, it's the physiotherapists who get it right.
I had my consultant's appointment last week for my eyes, thankfully not tamoxifen toxicity so far. It just needs annual monitoring, and it's a coincidence that my sight has got worse at the same time. So I definitely could have done without the optician making it sound like a major drama, though I suppose if they see changes they have to cover themselves by making the referral. Anyway all is fine.
Evening Dear Fluffs
Happy Birthdays to Dizzy and Lesley (Haven't got phone symbols to send!)
Sue - Congratulations on your nomination. Hope you succeed. That's a lovely recognition to all your ambitious hard work and bound to give you and it a good boost. Plus that's great news on your boob, glad you're pleased with the final result.
Helena - Congrats to you too, brill girl. How goes the stair throne? Am I right in thinking your op's pretty soon, Sept??
Lesley - Well, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one slagging off the James Martin American prog. I keep watching it now, out of principle. The food hasn't all been bad, but I've noticed his girth is increasing !! Your foot - I thought you'd previously had it looked at and diagnosed. Gp's aren't great on feet, just as they aren't on teeth. I can't see it being Achilles tendonitis if the pain is still under your foot, as the tendon ends and attaches to the top of the back of your heel bone (calcaneum), so doesn't go anywhere near or affect the underneath. I'm really sorry to hear you're still struggling with it. Thought your last bending exercises were helping. You really could do to go see a Podiatrist, me dear, preferably a recommend. Might take a couple of treatments/visits to sort. Calendar - Yeh, I'm up for. Have already scooped out my two melon halves in readiment for it !! What are you doing for your birthday??
Alibobs - Hope you're doing well. Aretha - Yeh, what a great loss. I've been a fan since early teenage years. What A Voice - like silky smooth chocolate.
Clairee - Hope you're enjoying your hol and hope your reduced hours remove a lot of the stress off you when you go back in.
Janey - Have you been away in the camper? (Thought "Topsy" a suitable name? - due to the flip top). Hope your girl in Aussie is still doing well after her nasty scare. Thought about you again, watching Julia Bradbury's last walk around the beautiful Lynton, Lynmouth area, to Watersmeet. Another of my favourites.
Lee, I hope you're recovering well and coping with your treatments and that hubby's still improving too.
Ann, Charys, Rubes, Jill and anyone else who hasn't been on for a while, hope you're all doing well.
Have to say, I've been enjoying this cooler weather, though not so great for holiday makers.
Lots of love, Doolally xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sorry girls been out bowling tonight just got in.
Dizzy hope you have had the most amazing day xx
Lesley ooh and we will wishing you so tomorrow.
Janey it really got to me too, I was driving to work at the time xx
Anyway going to chill now before I go to bed
Love to you all xx
Happy birthday, Dizzy & Lesley
Hope you both had a lovely day 💖
Hello lovelies, just checked in, thank you for birthday greetings, but mine is not until tomorrow, is it Dizzys today? If so many happy returns of the day, hope you’re having a lovely day xx
Its been quiet on here lately, hopefully everyone is moving on in a good way. Had my last acupuncture session this am, think it’s helping with migraines as touch wood not had one for couple of months though still getting the daily chronic headache. My self diagnosed plantar fasciitis is apparently not! Doc says it’s Achilles tendonitis, on anti inflamotries for a month but acupuncture this morning really helped
Well done with the win Lady H, and congrats with the nomination Sue. How we’ve all coped and flourished in The last couple of years is amazing. I rewatched The Calendar Girls on Sunday afternoon, maybe us lot should do a 2019 ccalender to inspire newly diagnosed ladies, Delly what do you think? Xx
Thank you all for your lovely words, it means so much to me, it was a match that I really wanted to win as it is a bit of a needle match with local opposition, especially as it is the only final I am in this year.
Alibobs - yep RESPECT to your late mum as well, she will certainly know that feeling.
Evenign lovely fluffie
Wanted to share with you all played in the district bowls triples semi finals tonight and we won, so we are in the finals, it was a tough match and we finished in the almost dark at 9pm. So proud of my team the only final I am in this year as I came out of all my singles matches as I did not know when I would be having my hysterectomy xx
Goodness, Sue, you have been busy & brill about being up for an award!
Good also to hear that the op went well - Onwards & upwards!!!
Hello lovely to hear from you and great to read that you are doing so well xx
great to see you are still about and that you are coping with all that life has to throw at us, .lol.
I still support some ladies in the Private groups, so I have not gone away completely!
I am now in the last stages of my recovery, having had re-construction surgery on 2nd August. All is healing well (oh the itching!!!) and I have a beautiful new boob to match my other one!
Tamoxifen is being kind to me - after having counselling for my severe PTSD earlier this year, the hot flushes and fatigue improved a lot. And, apart from the very hot weather, the hot flushes are far less and very manageable.
So, I am happy to report that I can put all behind me now and truly start to move forward...
Lol - and I have become a local celebrity, too!
Everything now seems possible again - and I doubt, that without the challenges of the past two years I would have got where I am now.
Hugs to all