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Club Tropicana - Pull Up A Chair and Chill

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Hi Mai-I just wanted to say hi and say I hope you are doing well. I unintentionally dropped off a thread or two and have found myself joining threads I don't belong to! Smiley Embarassed.

xxxx

 

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Alibobs how disgusting of your colleague to treat you like that, how dare she! You have every right to be  treated with respect at work , I know it's so hard to fight back when you are so upset but don't allow anyone to treat you like that, poke her in the eye from me when you see her next!! 😑

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Hi Alibobs,

 

I'm relieved to hear your manager is fully aware of your breast cancer and treatment, etc. and witnessed the laughing. It sounds like she is taking the necessary steps to help you-you're not super sensitive. I'm disgusted that your colleague treated you that way given they are aware of your illness. Woman Frustrated

 

Your reactions are perfectly normal for someone who was so competent at their job and who's brain (for good reason) is letting them down. Hopefully, once you are back at work consistently, and for some time you will gain your confidence back and show them why they hired you in the first placeSmiley Happy. And once you've been back for a while, your brain will start behavingSmiley Happy. Sometimes we just need to re-wire ourselvesSmiley Happy

xxx

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Jobey, my turn in January for the big birthday too! My "kids" are 21 and 22.  I now look forward to hitting another birthday, no longer worried about loss of youth, more concerned about staying alive and grateful to see another birthday.  xx

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Alibobs, I agree with Marla, this is awful and you should have a chat with your line manager.  Why are people laughing and being so horrid after all you've been through.   xx

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Hi Marla thank you for your kind reply.πŸ’–πŸ’–. Yes my manager is fully aware of everything and she was sat behind me today when this occurred. All my team know I have been off sick with BC. I do not want them to treat me with kid gloves but a bit of respect and consideration would be nice! I had private words with my manager who has agreed to reshuffle the team and make sure I am sat with someone who will act as my sole point of reference when I go back. I guess that's all I can ask for really. Think I am super sensitive to everything just now. Thank you again for helping me feel better xxxx
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Hi Alibobs,

 

It broke my heart reading about how awful this person was to you at work for laughing in your face. Does your manager know about your BC and are *they* understanding? It may be sensible to tell your manager about the person who was awful to you today, and maybe even take the initiative and say to that person "I know you must think I'm scatty but I've had a lot of medical treatment over the last year and my brain is not working as it was-please be patient with me-it would really help me out"-something to that effect. I honestly think that people are plain stupid. And they can be nasty in the workplace. It's hard to be assertive when you feel like crying but perhaps when you return from leave you can have that chat with the awful person or with your manager (and have your manager speak to some of the team)-I don't know what industry you work in but there is no reason they need to be so nasty.

 

Thinking of you and hoping you have a wonderful time away...

xxxx

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Aww Juliewulie thanks so much for replying. I am 61 and have to work until I'm 66 too. It's worrying as I don't think I can stick it out that long but definitely need my wage!! Hoping things will calm down again when I go back. My manager promised me support on my return to work but apart from phased return that seems to be sadly lacking!! Sorry to hear about you having shingles. I've heard they are really painful you poor thing. Sending you gentle hugs πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Hi Alibobs

Glad you had a nice holiday. I feel for you regarding work. I am at the same point as you ( had my op a year next week) and am in two minds as to whether to go back to work. I fall into the age bracket where I will have to work until I'm 67 to receive my state pension. I'm 55 now. It's a big decision as to what to do. If I had been in your situation I too think I would have burst into tears. I can also understand about your concern regarding not hearing about your mammogram yet as neither have I and it's on my mind. I had a GP appoinment today as haven't been too good and discovered I have Shingles on my scalp. More awful SE's apparently-great!! It seems to be one thing after another with me. 

Try to have a nice week off next week and forget about it. Easier said than done I know.

 

xx

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That should say fantastic holiday!!!!!
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Hello lovelies!! Helena good to hear you are on the road to recovery!! Well I had a fantastic hissy in Cuba with my family. We went for a wedding which was beautiful!! So back to work again still on phased return. Had a complete and utter meltdown today!! Having been off work 10 mth b4 I returned in September and then using up accrued leave I have not had much time in the office. Things have changed and moved on a great deal since I went of sick. I am feeling lost!! The team ihave been told to sit with are not very approachable. I have to ask how to do everything because i habe forgotten!! My brain has turned to mush!! Today I was so confusedand receiving different instruction from different people I questioned this. Result was I got my head bitten off and that person laughed in my face when I tried to explain I did not understand. This made me break down and cry!! Felt stupid, still do!!! My manager has now sent me home to come back on after a weeks leave which I am booked for next week. Tomorrow is a year since my op. I haven't yet had a mammo appointment. This too is on my mind!! Today has been a bad day!! Thanks for listening xxx
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Bless you Mai! I was a youngish mum many years ago, my boys are 27 and 29 now and I turned 50 this year πŸ™ˆXx

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Jo

 

Honestly I am didnt intend to do as much yesterday but it was lovely and an easy stroll, felt soooo good to be outside.  We are only doing a very short walk tomorrow, weather permitting and then going for lunch.  I have a couple of "dates" lined up over the coming weeks with my girlfriends, which is giving me something to look forward to.  It will be interesting going out for dinner at night to see how long I can stay aware for Smiley Happy Smiley Happy xxx

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Jo, I always thought you was a young mum and the pic was you and your baby! Didnt realise you're a gran. Well done.  Yes I too am grateful for everything I experience now.  My daughter graduated in the summer and I felt like one of those emotional mothers because it was a really big deal to still be here. x

 

Well done ladybowler.  As Jo said, little and often...... x

 

Thanks to both of you for your support ever since I first came on here in a bit of a flap!

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Your going great guns Helena but slow and steady wins the race remember! 🐒🐰

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Yes that's my overriding emotion too, have seen both sons marry and welcomed our first grandchild since my diagnosis and I'm so very thankful for this Xx 

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Mai

 

I am 4 weeks post op today, yay.  I am getting better and stronger every day, although might have overdone it a little yesterday as I went for a walk with my friend, did 2600 steps but I didnt half sleep last night, did 6 straight hours then up for a wee, back to bed and slept for another 2, that is the most I have done at one time since my op. xxx

 

 

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Thanks Jo, in some ways it gets easier.  I have a consultation on Friday regarding recon (I was on delayed due to inflammatory factor and large diffuse tumour) but I'm just glad to be aliiiiiiiive!  xx

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Thanks Ladies, I hope you are both doing well too.  You must be at least high speed shuffling by now ladybowler? x

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Getting that first year under your belt Mai is a huge milestone and does wonders for your confidence going forwards πŸ’ͺ Jo Xx 

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Mai

 

Well done and congratulations xx

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Oh Mai well done πŸ‘ im sure that mammo will be fine what a lovely milestone for you πŸ’–
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Hiya, I just wanted to share that I am officially one year NED today.  A year since *the* surgery.  I am waiting for my annual mammogram results now.  Pessimism is always an option as you well know so trying to just not think about it!  xx

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Shi, your posts always make me laugh so much. You are a star. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Haha Shi don't apologise you get as excited as you bloody like after last years πŸ’© shop till you drop πŸŒƒπŸŒƒπŸŒƒπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ and sparkle sparkle sparkle πŸ‘
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It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the riiiigggghhhhttt, 😁😁😁put you hands on you hips πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ and mishy, love any kylie tune she’s another inspiration for us all being a bc survivor herself πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»Christmas stuffs in the shops and it’s ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨time big time ✨✨✨✨✨wheeeeeeeeee, sorry everyone it’s the ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨I just get so excited πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Shi, how about a bit of Time Warp?  ...as long as time doesnt warp us back to chemo?  Woman Tongue xxx

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Good choice Shi πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ‘»πŸ˜ˆ a little bit of Better the devil you know πŸ˜ˆπŸ‘ΏπŸ’ƒ love Halloween going to scare myself silly now and have a Netflix night xxxx
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Well nearly Halloween, time for a bit of everybody by backstreet boys on the jukebox in club Tropicana πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»Rock your body right, backstreets back alright πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»Hope everyone’s doing ok πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Mai

 

You got it in one but I am being really good.  The nurse was very pleased with the way the scar is healing and reckons after Monday I should be well healed so fingers crossed and I will not have to go again after that xx

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Ladybowler, thats brilliant news.  You can relax and look forward to a relaxing Christmas break now.  Hope you are healing well.  Slower than you'd like, I expect.... Heart xxx

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Wonderful news Helena - so so pleased for you.

Love to all.

xxx

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Shi

 

Thank you darling xxx

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Mishy

 

Thank you darling, it is just the not doing hardly anything that is getting to me, not used to doing nothing and I am getting a numb bum!! Yep I know bringing the tone down again Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

 

Once the area of the scar that is taking time to heal is sorted I am sure I will be a lot better, it is pain going every two days to get it dressed but they were pleased on Monday the way that it was going so fingers crossed it is looking good this evening when I have to go again.

 

 

xxx

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Shi im going shopping crazy 😨😨 looking forward to doing all the things i couldn't last one inc the Xmas market village etc πŸ‘ want an extra special one this year πŸ’–
Ella has a Halloween party at soft play with costumes little disco cant wait she loves dancing think she heard about those sparkle pants we had last year absolutely loves dancing has done since she discovered she could haha shes a Devil for Halloween 😈 haha have a good one my lovely πŸ‘­β™€οΈπŸ’–
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πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»Wonderful news Helena πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»Rosie excellent news lovely lady, Prince Charming arrived right on time ❀️❀️❀️❀️So pleased for you. Hi mishy, hope you are ok and hope Ella’s got nice little pumpkin outfit ready for haloween πŸŽƒ πŸ‘πŸ‘hope everyone’s πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»Towards Christmas πŸŽ„ it’s been so lovely being out and enjoying the things in the shops this year πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺmight go crazeeeeeee with the tinsel πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨everyone Shi xx
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Helena fantastic news so happy to hear that you are on the mend too so soon after surgery a big seems those big girls pants of yours have served you well πŸ‘
Rosie lovely to hear your news too how lovely that you have found love πŸ’–
A big hello to all of you ladies i hope you are all enjoying life on the other side been enjoying Autumn but looks like we are expecting early snow time to get the winter woolies out i think xxxx
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Ladies

 

Wanted to share my good news with you, the results came back as a benign cyst, so onwards and upwards to recovery frommy hysterectomy.

 

Thank you for your wonderful support

 

Helena xx

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rosie

 

Oh that is wonderful news and I wish you both all the very best for the future.  I remember when I moved in with my partner Colin, that was 18 years ago and we are still together Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

 

I am taking each day as it comes, I honestly did not realise despite people telling me, just how invasive it is and the extent of the scar, I had a bikini line op, but also I can not believe how well I am doing only two weeks after the op, but I am not going to push myself too far, there is always next week to start doing a bit more.

 

Oh yes, I know my priorities changed dramatically post bc diagnosis, the things that used to matter and stress me out just seem so insignificant now.

 

xx

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Ah so glad to hear things are progressing positively. I think we sometimes underestimate the extent of the surgery and treatment we are having - I certainly did - so it sounds like you are doing really well.

 

I am making the most of life, living in the moment and just remembering how different things were one year ago. Cancer certainly changes your attitude to life doesn’t it? I have very exciting times ahead - my partner of 5 months and I have decided to move in together - so life is definitely on the up. God willing it continues.

 

Much love to all the ladies on this message stream.

xxx

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rosie

 

Not too bad at all darling.  I am now 2 weeks post op, had my staples out just over a week ago, got a slight problem with a tiny bit of the scar not healing but the nurses are sorting that out and are pleased with the way it is going, just trust me to have that, mind you I have that problem when I cut myself sometimes it takes a while to heal.

 

Cant believe how well I feel considering the surgery that I had.  Walking around well, eating well!! am now a third of the way through to my first milestone

 

How are you doing? xx

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How are you doing Helena?

xxx

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Mai

 

Thank you darling xxx

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Spiderwoman

 

Thank you so much, oh I am taking it easy, I have not done anything today as I have been feeling very tired.

 

xxx

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rosietd

 

Cant wait until I can say I am 12 months post my hysterectomy.  Well done you lady lovely to hear and so reassuring xxx

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Ladies, some new research out on breast cancer metasteses to lungs fuelled by IGF protein:

https://www.nfcr.org/blog/protein-identified-in-breast-cancer-metastasis+

https://nutritionfacts.org/2013/02/14/animal-protein-and-igf-1/
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Sending hugs Ladybowler. Take it easy. Xxx
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Speedy recovery Helena - take it easy πŸ’,  enjoy Cuba Alibobs  β›± very jealous 😊. I love that we are all cracking on with life in the Club πŸ’ƒπŸ–πŸŒŠβœˆοΈπŸŽ‰

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A quick hello to everyone from me - especially to you Helena.

 

It is one year ago today that I had my last op - ovary removal - and I cannot quite believe a year has gone by. Lots of living done since then, which I am very proud of. God willing it will continue.

 

Love to all.

xxx 

 

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Hello Ladies

 

Just popped in to say hello.  Well 5 days post my hysterectomy had my staples out today, not feeling too bad but it has been a tiring day so resting up.  I came out of hospital on Thursday evening, was told I could go home at 8.30am that morning but by the time I was finally discharged it was 4pm so a frustrating day.

 

Hope you are all well xx