Happy New Year to everyone, I hope 2019 will turn out to be a great year for us all.😁
Ooooo I am really liking the sound of that custom......I suspect I've managed it this year, but will need to thoroughly check and log next year and commit myself to the task LOL
Seasons greetings to all of you; hoping 2019 will be kinder to everyone and an improvement on 2018.
There is an old Yorkshire custom that every mince pie you eat between 1 Dec and 6 Jan, made by a different pair of hands (or a different commercial firm), gives you a wish and a happy month for the coming year. So if you manage 12 different ones in that time, you should be well set for a better 2019!
May your wishes come true.
Just popping in to wish everyone on here a merry Christmas. Hope you all have a lovely happy healthy time with your loved ones xx
Oh that is fab lovely to hear that you are doing so well.
Have a wonderful Christmas xxx
Happy Christmas to friends old and new, and thanks for your company, jokes and wonderful cartoons over the last year. (specìal mention to Rubycat here!)
Hi Lovely Ladies!
I am recovering well from the knee op thank you Mishy - hope you can get bumped up the list x
I wish you all a very merry crimblemess and a snappy yew near!!
And the very best for 2019 to you as well my friend.
Right back at you for the wonderful support you have given as well this year
Heyyyyyy all !!!! Wow, wasn't expecting so many replies YOU LOT are the best !!!
And the same to you my friend, have a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 2019 xxx
Charys's words are just perfect in describing this thread and the lovely ladies who are part of it xxx
Charys, Janey, Helana, Jak, Wombatwoo, Mishy, Lesley, Alibobs Juliewulie & lovely fluffies old & new, just to wish you all a fabulous christmas & wonderful new year 🎄🎅🥂
Lovely words, Charys ❤️
...and to you Wombat Woo and Helena! May 2019 bring you the very best!!!
Merry Christmas my friend, have an absolutely fabulous time, all best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019.
What would we have done without this thread over the past two years. I am sure that old residents will still pop in from time to time, I know I certainly will.
To all 'old' thread residents, to
those now moved on,
to those who are new here and
Life carries on, but the love and
support on this thread
will never be forgotten x
Hiya, oh it is a sense of achievement when those flipping staples come out and you can start to move forward.
I know what you mean about making the cards, I have been doing the same in making cross stitch cards, it has sort of!! kept me sane over the past 3 months.
I am back to work tomorrow, looking forward to it with a little bit of trepidation, but I am so ready to get back in there again. I am only doing 3 hours a day until mid Jan to break me in, plus I have the whole of the Xmas period off so really the next two weeks are just to get me used to things again.
How are you?
I'm OK thanks - staples coming out tomorrow and on to the next phase of physio. Had to shift BC follow up appointment because it clashed with dressing change - how priorities have changed! I've been enjoying having the time to sit and make Christmas cards instead of rushing them at the last minute.
Hi to everyone else - hope all is well and that you are keeping 'abreast' of things!
how are you doing my friend, how is your recovery coming on xxxx
There has been recent research by some American doctor (he was on Radio two a few weeks ago) that HRT has nowt to do with breast cancer. This US oncologist has written a book called “ oestrogen matters”, but he is kind of going against the mainstream tide at the moment. His wife and daughter both had BC and are both on HRt since having BC. I think there is still a lot of research to be done on this area really....and we don't have definitive answers at the moment.
Well Alibobs, my sister insists my BC was caused by taking hrt for years, however, since being diagnosed I have come into contact with a large number of fellow sufferers and so far I’m the only one I know who took hrt so I’m still not convinced. I wasn’t told it was a contributing factor but was told that as I scored 8/8 er I mustn’t take it any longer and needed to take anastrazole for a minimum of 5 years. Only managed 3 months before stopping as it made me so ill. Have to admit I’d love to go back on hrt just to get a good nights sleep but guess it’s too risky. That programme did say that hrt only made a slight increase in the risk and being overweight or drinking was worse, There are plenty of tee total slim women who have never taken hrt who get BC and plenty of over weight heavy drinkers who don’t so I refuse to be made to feel guilty for taking something that I needed. I’m sure men aren’t made to feel guilty when they are unlucky enough to be one of the statistics.
Right, enough yattering from me, time for a lemsip and bed xx
Exactly the same with me, I did not have HRT and was post menopausal when I got bc. I recall the nurse asking me if I was on HRT when I was at the breast clinic and I said no xx
Hellooo, lovely to hear from you mate and thank you for your words. Yep I am def on the mend and raring to go albeit that I will have to temper myself for the next 3/4 months but I will do that as I dont want to compromise myself.
I am so sorry that you are suffering with your menopause symptoms. I must admit since having had the hysterectomy I am having more sweats at night which I had very rarely before.
Hopefully if it is a cold then you will get it over and done with before xmas xxx
Thought I’d say hello. Though I haven’t bern posting lately I have been looking in on you. So glad you got. a good result Janey though could have been better. Also pleased Lady H on the mend.
Very interesting programme Monday night on the menopause. Mine started 15 years ago,kept reasonably under control by hrt for 13 years. Having had to come off it when diagnosed 2.5 years ago it’s showing no signs of easing up at all, anything between 4-6 during the night. I’m beginning to think I’ll have it for life.
Tree up today, cards written ready for posting so feeling pretty pleased with myself, just as well as throat and eyes just started aching and got the feeling a cold is on the way so at least I’m ahead of the game if I need a couple of days indoors. Xx
And even after two years, we are all still here for each other whenever we need it, I can not ever imagine a time when I will not post on here albeit not a regularly as I used, and boy I really did post!!!, we have all moved on, some of us have had other things to deal with over the past two years, but I love that we always have this very special thread for support when we need it, encouragement and celebration for all our milestones.
Thank you for your lovely words of encouragement, you have always been there for me, picked me up and dusted me off when I needed it. Its funny I was out last night with some friends one of which has had a total hysterectomy two years ago, she could not believe how well I was and that I was moving around so freely. I honestly think it is power of the mind, but I have to say there were some low difficult moments during that time. Oh I am intrigued that my uterus and cervix has been quoted
You do wonder what planet these people are on at time, HRT!!! for goodness sake we have had bc, I certainly did not think someone would be allowed to take that even if taking tamo, surely that is contradictory. Yes thank goodness you can laugh after what you have been through and lets hope it will not be too long before you are through this stage.
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