Mushy/Alibobs - my job has been at risk for last 18 months and really get what you mean - like you I reckon stress probably plays a huge part. I find out this week what will happen to me and hoping redundancy payout allows me some time out to get fitter and balance out a bit after what can be best described as a roller coaster of a year. It’s such an unnerving time knowing your job is at risk and such changes hang over you from the minute management communicate it’s happening until you find out what it means to you personally
Im having a blood test early Sept and Onco said it was to test for cancer related proteins - watch this space as will get results mid Sept - gulp!
Hello lovely ladies. Phew, it is hard doing working in this heat. So I went to see the new Mamma Mia movie yesterday and had a great time - thoroughly recommended if you liked the first one. But have a tissue on hand - it gets a bit teary towards the end.
Hi Alibob, Bootleg Beatles sound fab My blue bit is still there after 6.5 months - looks like a bruise, think you may be going for a world record though 😂. @ Shi, I’m great thanks - spent the day at Nottingham’s finest festival Spendour. Some great acts including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Bjorn Again, Marc Almond and Paloma Faith - loving that we are having proper summer, could do with a Club Tropicana pool in the garden though to cool off 🌊🏖
Hope everyone else is well and enjoying the Summer ☀️☀️☀️
So I spent yesterday afternoon sat on centre court at Wimbledon. Fabulous.
Please please please may life be on the up. The shadow of cancer always looms doesn’t it.
Lovely to hear from you, sounds like a very busy has been had by you xxx
Alibobs (and everyone else) - my date was lovely. So was the second one. And we have a third this coming week. Daring to believe that life might be on an upward trajectory at last.
Been off the radar for a bit as returned to work in May 30th wedding anniversary and holiday in June and just had 3 month oncologist appointment 😌
Mishy don't return to work if you can manage without . I was expecting the new team to be in place when I returned but instead 2 had resigned and so has my line manager so a very unstable unhappy place . So I just go in do my 50% hours do as little as possible and wait to see what hair brained scheme the new boss comes up with😞
I even find that hard and I admit I probably returned too soon but as I'm the only earner half pay wasn't an option but as I'm getting new side effects which oncologist things are caused by the Tamoxifen I will stay on reduced hours for another 3 months
On a happy note my hair is starting to really grow although it is very grey but also quiet wavy 〰 Il always had straight hair 😯😯
We had a few days a way in Guernsey for our 30 in a posh hotel so was able to relax and unwind
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine🌞🌞👒👒🕶🕶
Although the heat isn't helping with the hot flushes
Hope you all have a great weekend xx
Lovely ladies - I got the results of my first annual mammograms last night and they are clear. Massive huge relief.
Alibobs - it was uncomfortable but it did not hurt. The lady doing the scans was really careful and increased the pressure ever so slightly. She also did my non BC breast first, so I got used to the feel of the machine again. Rest assured I would have told her if it was unbearable! - but it got nowhere near that point.
So now the mammogram is done, I can divulge one more thing - I have a date today. First one since I was divorced 6 years ago. Met a chap on holiday in Spain and we have stayed in touch. More nervous about the date than I was about the damn mammogram!!!
Morning ladies of Club Tropicana,💃💃💃💃🌴 my first mammogram is due just before Christmas - found out I had cancer on 22/12 so that made Christmas tough last year. Have asked them to delay until the first week in Jan - Nurse looked shocked that I’d asked but as you say until people walk in our shoes.....Hope all goes well for those waiting for results 🤞🏻Off to sunny Cornwall tomorrow and hoping left bap behaves itself as lots of body boarding planned 🌊
Alibobs it really doesn't hurt, just a bit of squashing , ive had 3 post treatment now and they are as gentle and a quick as they can be so don't worry Xx Jo
Mishy mine took over 4 weeks last year, surgeon was off sick then on holiday and no one else could write them up apparently, and they couldn't possibly tell me any news about myself over the phone, heaven forbid!! And although I was reassured that this wouldn't happen again this year and I would definitely get them within 14 days they still took 19 🙄 I'm sure all will be well but that's not the point, think they should have to walk a day in our shoes then things may be different Xx Jo
Mammograms done. Now we wait. They have scheduled an appointment for me with my surgeon as he gets the results (rather than them sending me a letter). Next Tuesday at 6.15pm is when I will see him, so just got to wait until then.
Surprisingly emotional. I guess it brings it all back, especially as these are my first mammograms since diagnosis.
Huge thanks to all you lovely ladies for your support - it means a great deal.
That’s so kind of you all. Appointment is at 2.30pm so trying to fill the time between now and then with my work - but failing miserably at the moment! I will update later.