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Progesterone, assorted other hormones and fluffy cake

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Delly darling

I have just read your post and my heart is breaking for what you have been through, we do miss you on here and the wonderful giggles you give us with your lovely words about all of us. Yes i was hysterical about the results of my hysteria-ectomy Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

I hope from deep down that you have turned a corner now and can start to look forward.

So sorry that we missed wishing you happy 60th birthday last week, so belated wishes for that my darling.

Xxxx
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Delly sorry to hear what you've been through. It's tough isn't it. I'm so pleased you're feeling better and able to come on here again.
Julie x
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Hey, you lovely lot Heart Heart Heart

 

I've missed you all and am at great risk of writing one of my famously looong posts (see below, Aaaargh!!!), it having been so long. I apologise in advance. And please don't be offended if I don't mention you personally, could only go back so far.

 

LadyH-bowler - Helena, glad you're now recovered from your "Hysteria-ectomy", and can't tell you how bloomin good it was to hear your removed delicate lady bits and pieces were all CLEEEAR! Yahoooo!!!!! Hope your Col's going on okay and enjoying the benefit of his stairlift and bathseat, being able to get a few "normal" everyday functions back, that the rest of us just take for granted.  

Mishy - Thanks darlin'. Hope you reach the top of the list soon for your back op. Sounds like a complicated, delicate op to have (as any spinal does). I'm presuming the 'C' is meaning Cervical is it, as you mentioned your arms could be affected? Don't ever feel you're gatecrashing on here.

Jak - Hope your knee's coming along well, and you're soon back to your active self. After a major knee op, I borrowed someone's static bike to have in my lounge. Great for getting back the range of "bend" quickly from having to push the pedals round, whilst gradually increasing the resistance helped strengthened up the quads again. Was so strict and hot with the exercises, I was climbing a Welsh mountain after 4 months. Hope you're getting lots of physio and are being strict with yourself. Keep at it girl.

Alibobs - Yeh, "bosom buddies" is bang on right for this lot, a tad apt too! I love your wicked humour. Am just giggling at "Mentalpause", ha ha hee. Goes well with the "Hysteria-ectomy"!! 

Charys - Oooooo, I've just got all wobbly at your beeeautiful Xmas card and deeply heart touching message. Thanks for that, you little darlin'. Congratulations on your final check. Would think you're feeling a sense of relief combined with a "Whooohooo, releeeease!!!"

Janey - That's so lovely to hear, our Magnolia bush is still going strong and building itself up (no doubt with the help of some ripe smelling manure?), ready to burst open with its pretty flowers again. Jeez, I was sooo pleased you've got rid of those polyp blighters. But I'm really sorry to hear about your nurse friend's recent diagnosis, gave me goosebumps when I read it. Hope she does make good use of the Forum and comes on this wonderfully friendly, supportive and sometimes loony thread. Let us know what her user name is, to keep an eye open for her.

 

Well, I didn't think I'd fade away in my postings, thought you'd be stuck with me forever, but it happens doesn't it.

I'd love to have been able to say I've finally sorted out my house (in both senses of the word house), self and life out, and been off on a six months tour of Italy, but I havn't, unfortunately. What then?

I got worse. Didn't go out of the house for 3 months, end of Sept to just after Xmas, not even to the corner shop for a few bits. Stopped getting dressed. Have wrecked my body from so much time in bed over the last 9 months, but the last 3 especially. Muscles wasted and no tone. Even started having food and drink (non alchy note) delivered. Not shopping food either. Food from the take-away down the road, once I'd discovered they delivered, and making it last for 2-3 days. Ate it in my bedroom. Don't know what I'd have done without the lovely guys down there. Didn't even bat an eyelid at me always being in my dressing gown when I opened the door, looking like a cross between Norah Batty (was actually an insult to her!) and some wild woman with unkempt and unwashed hair. But I'd got well past caring. I'd even sent off for the Wiltshire and Oak Farm Food frozen ready meals brochures, to get some healthier options delivered and cut down on costs, but didn't use them. Look very tasty and tempting though.

Had it not felt painful, I'd have probably starved myself.

 

Think it was the last text message from one of my oldest friends in the South, that had a no nonsense and urgent "Get in touch Delly please, or else" type message, that gave me a "nudge". Her previous two over 4 weeks, I'd just left unanswered, due to my head state. Needless to say, I responded, to let her know I was still on the planet. That was at just after Xmas. 

That, and then also perhaps some help from trying some natural tablets I'd decided to give a better go of. I slowly started to surface, had a bit of a clean up, got dressed and eventually emerged from the house, just very locally to the shop. I'd kept in better text contact with my best buddy who's more local, had mentioned something of my state, but kept the worst of it quiet, wouldn't let her come to see me. But finally came fully clean just before New Year. She, a very astute woman and a therapist type, gave me a goal or carrot, of two weeks to take me out for a nice dinner and evening to celebrate my 60th birthday, 14th Jan. And her knowing it to be plenty of time to gradually build myself up to it.  It worked.  I wasn't so bothered about celebrating my birthday, but I was determined to get to see and spend some time with someone very special to me, far better than any present. Even had my hair cut specially on the day for it (hadn't had done since March, was very wild and untamed as you can imagine), so was looking and smelling a darn sight sweeter. She spoilt me rotten with beautiful flowers and other pressies. I was sooo touched, bowled over.

 

I'd got totally "Lost", felt "Spent/Tired", had "Given up". Perhaps I'd also sunk deeper because I'd lost touch with my special friends and place on here, literally just at the end of my fingertips. I too have occasionally gone back to the origins of this thread, and have often marvelled at the support I've had from the many of you, in some of my previous darker hours. My few real life friends and all you "through the ether" friends are my family, and I hadn't realised how much I needed you. All of you "Diamonds". So thanks for still being there. (Ahh sha up Delly will ya, you'll be avin us all in tears in a minit!) Smiley LOL

Loadsa love, Dellywellydingdong  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

   

 

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Hello Delly happy New year to you too 👍
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Delly

Helloooo and a very happy new year to you too. So lovely to hear from you, how are you doing my dear?

I am doing well, had my op in October all went very well and it was not cancer. I am back to work on a phased return until the end of Jan.

Xxx
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Helloooooo all Fluffylisciouslies

 

Just crawled out from somewhere to wish you all a rather belated, but very

 

"HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR"

 

Hope everyone is well, or as well as can be.

Lee - Hope you're still doing well, and your husband. 

Lady H - How did your op go girly? 

 

We should really be revving up for the nearing Panto season - Yehhhhhhhhhhhhh !!

 

Loadsa love

DoolallyDelly xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Happy New Year Charys!  Lovely to hear from you Lee.  2018 really tough for you and I hope 2019 is nothing but positive for you and your family.  Hope you are all keeping warm and well xx

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9th of January and here I am rather late wishing everyone a health and happy 2019. Smiley Very Happy

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Lee

 

Hello and happy new year to you my dear. 

 

So glad to hear that you have finished active treatment it has been a tough journey for you this one, it will take a bit of time for you to get your strength back and for the tiredness to ease.  Glad to see that you are still keeping an eye on us all as I often think of you.

 

How is your husband doing?

 

Has your oncologist arranged a dexa scan for you so that they have a benchmark for your bone density?  If not might be worth asking them to do it and then it should be checked every two years.

 

Sending you loads of hugs

 

Helena xxx

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Lee,  Happy New Year and congratulations on finishing treatment. The combination of chemo and radiotherapy must be really tiring, but hopefully will improve with time and rest. Hopefully you have some nice summer weather to sit in the garden with your feet up!

Xxx

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Hi all, I’ve just been having a read and catching up on you all.
I finished radiotherapy a month ago and chemo 12 weeks ago. Still tired but hanging in there. I started Femara a couple of weeks ago and have really bad lower back pain over the last week. Interesting to read comments on osteoporosis. I’m hoping the pain lessens as my body gets used to the new drug because the last few days have got progressively worse.
Oh and happy 2019 xx
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...& wishing all you lovely fluffies a happy & peaceful new year 🥂

ann xxx

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Wishing all gorgeous Willows a healthy happy 2019 xx

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Wonderful fluffies

 

Sending you all the very best of wishes for a fab 2019. 

 

Janey cant wait to see it in flower again

 

xxx

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Happy New Year to everyone, I hope 2019 will turn out to be a great year for us all.😁

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Happy New Year lovely fluffy ones. Here’s to a healthy 2019 for us all. Our magnolia is budding up! Xx
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All the best to you lovely ladies here's to a 2019 filled with love, laughter and be kind to all us xxxx
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Apple tree I think I am up to 5. I will keep going.... I like a task 😂😂😂😂😂
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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

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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.

 

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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

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Have a lovely Christmas everyone xxxx
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jak

 

Oh that is fab lovely to hear that you are doing so well.

 

Have a wonderful Christmas  xxx

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Dizzy

 

And to you as well my dear xxx

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SAme to you Dizzy ! Cat Happy

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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!)

 

🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁

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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!!

xxJak

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Alibobs

 

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

 

xxxx

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Heyyyyyy all !!!! Wow, wasn't expecting so many replies Smiley Very Happy  YOU LOT are the best !!! Smiley Very Happy

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Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas and a worry free healthy New Year!! Take care my bosom friends and thank you for all your support in 2018 💖💖💖
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ann

 

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

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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 ❤️

ann xxx

 

 

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Happy Xmas everyone. So pleased I found this forum.
Xx
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Happy Christmas you lovely lot and a great message Charys. The last couple of years have whizzed by and much better for having you all a part of it xxx
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...and to you Wombat Woo and Helena! May 2019 bring you the very best!!!

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Wombat Woo

 

ANd to you my dear, have a great 2019

 

Helena xxx

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Charys

 

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.

 

Helena xxx

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Happy Christmas ladies I will raise a glass to us all on Christmas Day 😘🤗🍾
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Red Xmas tree.gif

 

To all 'old' thread residents, to

those now moved on,

to those who are new here and

anybody reading.

Life carries on, but the love and

support on this thread

will never be forgotten x

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Hi Jak how are you doing after your op? I know Helena is doing fantastic and im sure you are well on the way to recovery as i said im on waiting list although feeling a bit frustrated aa i have found out his list has grown somewhat to an average of approximately 8 months could be as late as June now 😨 i tried explaining that its so long for me to wait etc etc and was told if my problem gets worse as in arms becoming very weak i will go in straight away orher than that i just have to wait im opting for a if there is a cancellation nudging up list if one happens and go in within a 48 hr situation but would rather not lets hope his kuat suddenly becomes shorter again
So for now im just focused on having a lovely Christmas with the family not long now ladies
Sending you all my very best wishes this Christmas and for good health to us all in 2019 xx
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Jak

 

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.

 

xxx

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Hi Helena,

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!

Jak xx

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Jak

 

how are you doing my friend, how is your recovery coming on xxxx

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Thanks Jak yep in waiting list for op a couple of months he says wants to me have a year clear of rada as apparently they can hinder healing so wants to leave it as long as he can not allowed to have a holiday ir anything in meantime i have to stay close just incase i need to go in due to a sudden worsening of symptoms so no boozy Christmas for me or pulling shapes on danceffloor!!! Now i know what the op entails im feeling more relaxed i was so stressed last week!!!
I already take vitamin d and i take cod liver oil so pleased i had test at least i can do something about it a freind fiund out the other day she is stage 4 osteoporosis in her spine and hip she is worried about falling as she is high risk for fracture and she never took Hrt when going through her change because of the info about bc, i suppose what im trying to say is you have to weigh up the risks associated with bc or protect your bones i really don't think its something you can decide without the right info gps seem to shy away fron it and as a few ladies on here have stated they wre diagnosed and never took it
On a much lighter note im finally getting into tge Christmas spirit putting the decs up!!!!
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Hi Mishy sending a hug. I'm on ADcal for bones - calcium + vit D so a bonus I reckon. x
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Hi ladies had an interesting result back from bone density scan im osteopenia considering that im a TN lady no hormone therapy just chemo and rads have to start medication chemo pushed me into menopause obviously no hrt allowed so im really pleased i pushed for dexa with my GP especially as i am having surgery to my c spine surgeon has requested i take bone meds for a couple of months before hand so bones up to being hammered and chisled 😨
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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.

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Lesley 21 I totally agree with you about not blaming ourselves for contracting BC. I have friends too who totally go against the grain and gave never had any trouble and other friends who are exercise junkies, vegan and tee total yet still sadly have had or have BC. It's a lottery no one wants to win!! Do hope you feel better for the Lemsip.💖💖
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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

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Alibobs

 

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