It is with great sadness I write to share with you that Moijan died on Wed 26th Sept.
I spoke to her husband last night and he asked me to pass on the news. She passed peacefully at St Catherine’s Hospice, West Sussex & East Surrey.
Moijan became my friend a few years ago after we met through the forum and spent some happy afternoons in my garden and many times FaceTiming late at night. She was a lover of bell ringing and had many friends, but to the forum she built up a whole new collection of friends and was always trying to help all of us with our own difficulties, rarely asking for support herself. As a Community Champion she served us well, absolutely focussed on trying to help and suppport us and I’m sure she will be greatly missed by all.
I‘m sure you will join me in passing our sympathies to Paul, her family and friends.
...We often joked about who would go first, well, you beat me to it, Moijan, but I look forward to seeing you again sometime for some tea and sunshine xxx
(Also posted on the End of Life Forum)
Sorry to hear this Silver! It has been quiet on the thread, can only speak for myself, but I don’t tend to look every day, think it was just coincidence. When is your biopsy? Kxx
Mine was the last post b4 the big quiet so I thought I'd killed off the thread.....maybe i'm just too sensitive....They found some lesioins in my mouth so its biopsy time ...again....xx
Bon, I'm like you. Nervous if too far apart on those scans. Nice that onc feels progression was small enough to continue your treatment. It stretches the drugs out. Good luck. FF
Thank you for all your kind messages. Progression is small enough to stay on same drug for the time being but I am going to get some scans. Onc said he didn't like doing scans without good reason, they only caused anxiety but I feel not having them over a prolonged period causes anxiety too.
Wishing you all the best today Bon, hope it’s only minor progression that your GP has told you about and any treatment change is kind to you x
Good luck Bon, fingers crossed that your results don’t show too much progression and that any change in treatment is not too harsh. I agree with being able to enjoy this summer, for me it’s been a welcome break from chemo or IV treatment (in one form or the other for the past 4 years, gulp) as I’m on Faslodex at the moment which has also meant fewer and quicker hospital visits, hooray.
Hi to all other bone mets ladies, hope all is going well with your treatments and good luck for any expecting scan results.
Thanks for the insurance info Sarah. I used MIA many years ago but they stopped insuring for USA and long haul (for secondary BC ladies) so it’s interesting that they are now offering it again, even at such a high premium. However, like you I’d rather have peace of mind and would never risk going to USA without it, especially with their high medical costs if you weren’t covered. I have travelled many times to Europe with only my EHIC card plus a travel insurance policy that excludes my pre existing condition although now use Eurotunnel which is very reasonable so have full cover. Like you I like to have some sunshine between the showers/clouds - very well put!
You’re right FF, it has been very quiet on here, good to see you’ve woken us all up though 😊 I think you must have lol of our rain as the UK seems to have been very dry this whole summer, even areas which normally are known to be wet. Send it over, I’m sure you will want to get rid of it.
Bon, hope the anti sickness meds help and don’t add to our ever increasing chemo brain (I blame all of my many treatments for this’ll!) Sorry to bear though of the slight progression but it’s good that a hormone combo has kept you stable for so long. Take a deep breath and try to not think of what they suggest next (that almost sounded like the ‘take a deep breath, and hold, hold, hold, breath out’ instruction for our bloomin’ scans!) Enjoy you last 2 Go Campervanning treat and I hope the weather picks up for you, it will be a welcome distraction whatever the weather.
Sarah, wow, well done you leaving your dream trip to Thailand. It does help when you are faced with a new treatment to come into it refreshed and having been away from the whole hospital/oncology circus. Can I just ask who you used for travel insurance as it is so difficult to get companies to insure us mets ladiesfor far flung places.
Hope everyone else is doing OK and coping well with treatments, SEs and the general grind of appointments. I’m in between scan and results time but have crammed in a holiday in between so scanxiety doesn’t kick in too badly. Good luck anyone else with scans or results due.
Thanks Sarah and Ff. Forecast for today looked dreadful but has improved. Found out yesterday that i have progression but I did well to get 3 years out of exemestane. I will put it all on one side and deal with it when i get home.
love Bon x
Sarahlew, I've been on E & E for 17 months. I'm on the full dose and its going OK. Fantastic that you got to fulfill your dream. We deserve some treats with what we are going through.
Bon, Enjoy your camping. I wish we had a camper van.
Quiet on here! Hope everyone is off having fun. Only way to have fun here is to be a duck and get your waddle on! Rain, rain, and more rain! This is the most rain I've ever seen in a summer. Good thing I like my colorful polka dot umbrella.
Hugs! Take care! FF
I don't know that drug. Mine are Denosumab injections & Letrozole. There appear to be such a variety of onco. drugs. Bestest luck with your bone scan. How long do u have to wait for results. I'm in a whole lotta pain.....awaiting pain specialist appt....xx
As a relative newbie, I'm learning loads on this forum. Can u elaborate about the consultant to GP ball passing...please..xx
Buck passing all round then. Sorry I was telling you stuff you already knew. I don't have any personal experience of our hospice yet but I am surprised at your hospice's response to you.
This ball game berween consultants and GPs is not uncommon.
Many thx for your ever so prompt reply. I undestand now. My oncologist just keeps telling me to contact the hospice for pain relief. So what has just happened to me is unexplainable!!
The Director of my hospice wrote me an email saying she is not an expert in chronic pain and discharged me to my G.P.
I'm gobsmacked & I'm never ever one to complain...it appears I'm not terminal enough. I do have a multifactorial presentation...high b.p., diabetes. inflammatory arthritis and Max of course.....xx
You probably have a hospice local to you. Most people think of hospices as places where you go to die but hospices do far more work in their communities supporting people to live as long and as well as possible. My local hospice requires a referral from a GP or consultant. They are good at things like pain relief. Maybe you can ask your GP about your local hospice.
I'm sorry your pain is bad and hopeyou can find some help
Hugs Bon xx