Hey Mishy18 - gate-crashing doesn't exist on this thread - its an open door!
Hiiyer Jak, good luck with the ongoing knee recovery. Helena - you have done SO SO well, and been so incredibly brave and strong. I quoted your uterus and cervix on a different forum today, just so you know...
It is hard to believe its over 2 years since this thread was started - remembering those days too, Helena, Dizzy, Janey and Ann, so much has moved forwards, but we were all here when we needed to be and when we needed each other !!! I think of Lesley often and wonder how she is, along with some others who used to post. I am glad people pop back and post as its a great testament to all of our resilience.
BTW my hormones are STILL playing up massively, now its late stages of peri...hoping its VERY late stages...rather than tamoxifen taht started this thread. Those of you that were here on the thread at the start know it was instigated by being taken off tamoxifen after 6 weeks on it, and struggling to readjust hormonally. I had a very extreme and unusual response to it (not to worry anybody else !). Anyway, at my final clinic appointment last week, the consultant said they 'could' prescribe HRT..........but only IF......I took tamoxifen. Ha, my face ! The letter stated 'you were quite clear that you will not be taking it again, after your last bad attempt'. LOL Can laugh now ey.
December 1st tomorrow all.........xxx
Lovely to hear it's gone so well, that knee has been a problem for so long. So this is the annoying stage that will lead to a new you when you're fully recovered and able to do things again, and pain free. My husband is three weeks past a hip replacement and improving really quickly now, hopefully by the time the weather is fit for long walks he will be as well, we had to put that on hold this year and most of last.
Lovely to have you back, I bet you are enjoying the "warmer" weather here than in NYC xx
Yay oh it is wonderful to hear from you and that everything went well with your op, so so pleased for you, onwards and upwards now mate. If you are unsure about the exercises why not give your GP surgery a call I wonder if they would be able to give some advise. Are you going to be having physio as well?
It is a beautiful morning here in Birmingham after a dreadful week of rain and winds, I was in the kitchen just and the robin was sitting on the planter on the patio, I love watching him hop around.
Sending you loads of hugs
Thank you for your kind messages.
Well that's me sorted again got home on Wednesday night after being assessed and passing with flying colours. Even though I am in a lot of pain and anxious about not having someone to tell me if I'm doing exercises right, it's better to be at home just a shock because hey had said 3/4 days. I am taking loads of pain killers so keep falling asleep! My mum is still insisting it's nothing because she knows someone who bla, bla, bla!! It's a lovely day here and I can see my sparrows and wood pigeons in the ivy 'tree' outside my bedroom window.
Funny, I was just thinking about how things were two years ago, it's 2 years ago today since I started radiotherapy. I was in such a state, and coming on here really changed everything for me. You were all wonderful and I felt massively supported just knowing other people going through this, and not having to pretend all the time.
And there were lots of giggles along the way, we had lots of lighter moments too.
And here we are mostly still posting from time to time, and with newer voices too, what a good job you started this!
Thank you xx
Bit knackered tonight overdid it today as a result of having to sort my car out, which meant a walk down and back up again the steep incline of our road so I reckon a good night sleep is in order tonight xxxxx
I remember it well as I had only just joined the forum. the month before and you were there for me from the very beginning for which I will always be very grateful my friend. Hard to believe that was two years ago
That is fabulous, strange isnt it we are told it verbally however that piece of paper is oh so important. I had my letter confirming all was well from the hysterectomy results last week, I just wanted it in writing. I had my at iwth GP yesterday and I am signed off fit for work from 11 December, albeit on a very reduced phased return until the end of January. I am really looking forward to going back as it is a significant moment for me.
Sending you loads of hugs
Helllooooo ladies......so......had my official letter today 'discharging from the breast clinic'. Ta da. Menopause transition has gone up a massive big notch this last year, and its freaking hideous to be honest, but at least that means less oestrogen I guess. Its nearly that time of the year again, the start of the run-up to Christmas, I think of you all at this time as it was that first one we were all together and keeping each other going that was very special. x
Hope all has gone well with your knee op today and you are enjoying a lovely cup of tea xxx We are all with you in sending you all best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Sending you hugs
It does feel that way, yes, like a milestone. It just feels different to the other twice of being seen at the clinic. Thanks H x
Whey hey that is fab news well done you, major milestone xxx
Hurrah, just been discharged from any further surgeon meetings.......it feels like a 'reset'!
Hope everyone else is doing ok x
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
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.
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.
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
Janey, hope all goes well with your colonoscopy today, big girl pants at the ready and us in your pocket. Tons of love
I hope you enjoy your outing to the hairdresser today, after being stuck at home for so long.
Oh absolutely I do not want to undo all the healing I have done over the past 3 weeks xxx
It's better to build back up slowly Helena, your insides have been through a lot!
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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 xx
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?
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.