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Progesterone, assorted other hormones and fluffy cake

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Jak, I hope you don’t have too long to wait. Now I’m a bit more with it I’ve had another look at the report from yesterday. Looks like they’ve taken several polyps and one, which was 12mm, which I guess is why I’ll be back in a year’s time assuming no issues with biopsies. I’ve emailed Genetics, as wondering now if I do have lynch syndrome, which was originally suggested but wasn’t tested, as no history of bowel polyps! Hopefully polyp will be benign. Would be unfair to have 3 primaries! Hope you’re all keeping dry in this Autumn rain. Fire lit and rugby for us and a bit of Strictly. What will we do without Killing Eve?! Xx
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Hi Janey, I'm OK thanks counting down the days to KneeDay. Glad you survived the colonoscopy. A friend of mine had similar symptoms & a clear colonoscopy (inc. polyp) they've put her symptoms down to irritable bowel. xx Jak

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Janey

 

Hair cut, proper clothes on and the nurse has confirmed that the scar has healed so no need to go next week, so a brilliant day.  I am knackered with all the stress of the day but now I can start to move forward which is brilliant.

 

xxx

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What a relief, Janey. The colonoscopy is a pain to go through, but as you say, it's better to be looked after on this.

ann xxx

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Thank you all so much for lovely thoughts and support. Thankfully the consultant today was able to access ct results from a couple of weeks ago and hugely relieved to hear nothing found. No answers about what’s causing the pain and nausea but I’m sure now everything else is ruled out that it’s the liver cysts they found at ultrasound - or is it the Exmessy?. The prep for colonoscopy was a trial one and didn’t work as effectively. I had a real Nurse Ratchett with me, practically accusing me of not sticking to instructions. Luckily other half with me for support that I’d been model prepper! The procedure wasn’t the best way to spend my Friday but it’s done. They’ve taken a polyp, which is off for testing and report says there maybe more missed because of bad prep. Joy of joys I’ll now be adding annual colonoscopy to annual mammogram! Can’t complain, as it’s good to be watched over. Hope everyone else is doing okay and that you’re now Lady (glam) Helena and you are pacing yourself. My friend never looked back from hip op Dizzy, so fingers crossed. Lovely to see you pop in Jill and hoping you are doing ok. How are you Jak and Charys? Love to all fluffy ones xxx
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Hope all goes well Janey xx Jak

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All the best for today Janey ! Hoping for a brill outcome for you. x

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Dizzy

 

All set and ready to go and I am actually wearing trousers from my own wardrobe rather than the baggy pants that have been my norm for the last 4 weeks.

 

Janey in your pocket darling

 

xxx

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Good luck with your op Janey -🤞🤞they can give you some good news today .
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Janey, hope all goes well with your colonoscopy  today, big girl pants at the ready and us in your pocket. Tons of love

 

Helena

I hope you enjoy your outing to the hairdresser today, after being stuck at home for so long.

 

Xxx

 

 

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Dizzy

 

Oh absolutely I do not want to undo all the healing I have done over the past 3 weeks xxx

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It's better to build back up slowly Helena, your insides have been through a lot!

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I am really lucky that my friend Sue is doing all the chauffering and is happy to, she comes round every other day such a star and she is the one who is taking me to the hairdressers on Friday.  It is only just over another two weeks and then I will be able to then there will be no stopping me, I just want to err on the side of caution just in case.

 

Finally bucked up the courage to go for a walk today, I do not know why but I have lost some of my confidence in recent weeks and was scared to go out, on my own.  I did 1000 steps and was really proud of myself.  I am going to up it by 200 steps tomorrow, weather permitting.

 

xxx

 

 

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They told Mike that after his hip replacement he'll need to contact the insurers to see when he's covered to drive again. Hopefully it'll be no more than six weeks or I think we'll both be stir crazy!

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Doh! Sped read your post Ann! X
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No Janey, this is post caesarean section 👶, so a lower abdo incision - obviously! Xx
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Ah I wonder if she had laparoscopic, as that is less time out of the driving seat? Xx
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Hmm, interesting. A family member who is 3 weeks post C section, is now driving after checking with her insurers & this is was what she was advised. Also, from work, others have been advised similarly, so we tend to advise checking with the insurers.
ann x
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I was definitely told 6 weeks otherwise insurers would be able to wriggle out of any claim - hopefully your brother can don a chauffeur cap! Xx
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ann and Janey

 

I was told that I had to wait 6 weeks by the hospital!! alsoI read that if you drive before then and have a crash your insurance company could invalidate your insurance in the case of a claim, so I thought it was prudent to wait.  Although when I sat in the car the other day to turn the engine over as it has not been started for 3 weeks, it did not feel too bad, perhaps because I have an automatic and therefore would not need to depress the clutch.

 

There is a booklet that the pre op assessment sister gave me and in there it suggests trying to depress the clutch after 4 weeks, if it hurts stop and try again in a few days time.

 

Beautifully sunny morning here today and it is forcast to be around 14 defrees so might toddle up the road a bit for a walk.  The frost from yesterday has seen off the plants that were still in flower but they are going to have to wait until i am able to get in the garden to be sorted.

 

xxx

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My partner’s an instructor. He took me out to check I could do an emergency stop. I had to remind him I wasn’t on a test 😂
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Helena
My understanding about driving post op, is that as long as you can wear a seatbelt & do an emergency stop, then it’s ok to drive, but obviously, best to check with insurance though.
xxx
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ann

 

Booked to have my hair cut next Friday so I will be happy to be seen outside after that, my hair is like a lump of lard with my not being able to shower xx

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Janey

 

I know in a way it has gone really quickly.  yep no driving for six weeks, car is teasing me as I can see it from the lounge window, although I did go out yesterday and start the engine to warm the car up as it had not been started since before my op.

 

When I rang about my op results the secretary said if there had been anything sinister i would have heard almost straight away so fingers crossed for you xxxx

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Charys

 

Yep I am not allowed to drive for six weeks, nor lift anything heavy, iron, vaccum etc., mind you I dont miss the latter two and my brother is doing a great job, might tell him I need to have him do it for a few weeks more than that Smiley Happy Smiley Happy xx

 

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Hi Janey, Well, I’d certainly go with no news is good news & all the best for next week, it will certainly be good to get that out of the way.
Getting a bit of cabin fever is a good sign, Helena & enjoy hetting out next week
Hi 👋 Charys!
Love to everyone
ann 💖
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Evening all. I can’t believe you’re already 3 and a half weeks on Helena. 6 weeks will be a magic moment. You can drive again - well when you can do an emergency stop! I’ve had no news from CT, so half hopeful nothing untoward spotted. That said my friend took 2 weeks to hear there was a problem! I have colonoscopy Friday next week, so will be glad to get last test out of the way. Hope you’re all keeping warm and love to all xx
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Ah granulation, I know a bit about that as it can occur on stomas I believe and in tracheostomy surgeries.

 

Everything sounds like it is going really well. Glad you are off the pain meds too, you know things are quickly improving when that happens. Is it 6 weeks you aren't allowed to drive or longer?

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Charys

 

On the whole I am doing really well and feel well.

 

Still being treated for the small area of my scar that has not healed properly, however even that is turning a corner now and should only be another couple of visits to the nurse to sort it.  It is apparently over granulating now so they are applying an iodine dressing every other day, cant wait to be able  to have a shower as I am allergic to waterproof dressings which has stopped me having one.

 

It is is three and half weeks now post op, occasional internal twinges but there is a lot to heal inside, I am off all meds now, havent had a paracetamol since Sunday, not because I am being "brave" just not felt the need for them.

 

Hoping to get out and about next week to get my hair cut and perhaps out for lunch with a friend, getting a bit of cabin fever now.

 

xxx

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Hey H !

 

I was thinking that too.......incredibly incredibly quiet. I think its kinda natural, and healthy actually, people moving on and living lives. I still pop on here and have a look in.....and my footsteps echo.....lol

 

Hows yer insides getting on ? ..and your outsides for that matter ? LOL

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Hello fluffies

 

Gosh this thread has gone very quiet lately, I hope that is because you are all getting on with things and doing well.

 

Cant believe it is already November, where has this year gone to?  We have had a lovely day here today although it is starting to go cold now, think we are forcast a light frost tonight, I am soooo glad that I dont even have to think about going to work at the moment.

 

Helena xxx

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Over70

 

Thank you darling xxx How are you doing?

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Juliewulie

 

Thank you so much xx

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Janey

 

thank you xx  Think I will sleep well tonight with just the relief of knowing xxx

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ann

 

Thank you so much, celebrated with a rather large glass of wine Smiley Happy Smiley Happy xx

 

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Hurray for good news xx

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Really pleased for you Helena.

 

Julie xx

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Fabulous fabulous news. Celebrate!!! 🎉🎉xx
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Fantastic, Helena! xxx

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Charys

 

You are totally bonkers my darling Smiley Happy Smiley Happy xxx

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YAYYYYYAYYAYyay again, which I've already done in different words, but adding it a further time. Smiley LOL

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Fluffies

 

Wanted to share my good news with you all.  It was a benign cysts in my womb so all good, onwards and upwards to my recovery now

 

Love to you all

 

Helena xxx

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Hey Dizzy and Ann! Nice to see you both too. Smiley Very Happy

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Afternoon fluffies!

Just got back from on holiday to some beautiful weather here, we even got the grass cut.

While we were away we came across a chapel dedicated to Saint Agatha, who is the patron saint of breast cancer sufferers. Okay, she does a whole heap of other things as well, (so to speak!) But I was tickled to find out we have our own saint.

 

Love to all

Xxx

 

 

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Good evening lovely fluffies
Thinking of you Janey, not really what you needed, but at least they’re being thorough x
Hellooo Charys, lovely to hear from you
Onwards & upwards Helena, it sounds like you’re doing very well with it all & at least it gave your brother something to do & a clean floor!
Have lovely hols, Ww
ann xxx
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Whey hey Ladies

 

Oh how lovely to come on and see your posts.

 

Janey absolutely in your pocket and they are just being ultra cautious as they are with us xx

 

Wombat Woo - are you away or just having time at home? xx

 

Charys - peek a boo, yep we have talked elsewhere.

 

I am trying to be as patient as a patient with is not patient can be!!  Smiley Happy Smiley Happy Smiley Happy  Didnt manage a walk today but I did manage to have a shower without flooding the bathroom this time, I am using Colin's overbath seat and had not quite got the hang of getting the water off the seat and me before I turned it to face outwards.  Well the floor needed cleaning anyway and it gave my brother something to do Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

 

Sending you all fluffy huggles xxxx

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Hello! I’m here too ... not a particularly happy bunny, as have been called in for a CT scan on Weds. I was so thrilled to have no evidence of liver mets, I ignored him saying my bile duct was enlarged. He had said it's not uncommon without a gallbladder, so I thought no more about it. MDT obviously thought worth another look. Feeling a bit fed up but have thrown myself into garden and relished this fabulous weather. Topped off with a lovely walk on the Quay. Hope everyone else is doing well and sunshine helping you’re recovery Helena! Xx
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Hi fluffiest. I am here - just quiet as on hols !!! H keep healing !!! Hope your all well ?
Hugs xxxx
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I'm hereeeeeeee,

 

I know we've spoken 'elsewhere' about your rehab H, I think you are doing wonderfully.

 

I KNOW! Its so oddly quiet on here, just the two of us then H ? LOL

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Hi fluffies

 

This thread has gone very quiet and I hope that is because everyone is getting on with their normal lives.

 

Lee I dont know if you are still checking in on here, but was wondering how you are doing and sending you hugs.

 

Delly How are you dear you have gone very quiet.

 

Lesley how are things with you as well mate xx

 

Well it is a lovely sunny sunday morning here.  am 12 days post surgery and apart from a tiny bit of my scar that is refusing to heal on the whole feeling good, I think the fog of the aneasthetic completely lifted yesterday as I felt infinitely more myself for which I am grateful

 

Have a lovely Sunday whatever you are doing today xxxx