Wow, I would love to see Kylie - sounds fab.
Happy weekends to everyone - hoping you are all fit and well.
Hi Ladies of Tropicana, good to see you are all well. All good in my world, blood tests came back clear last week so it’s full steam 🚂 ahead for me to have a great Christmas this year! Found out on 21/12 last year so made last years festivities somewhat surreal. Went to see Kylie in concert last week - I hope I can dance like that when I’m 50, she was fantastic 💃. Have a great weekend x
Hello ladies! I haven't been on here for ages, work has been a total nightmare so busy. I've just got back from Ireland which was a lovely break. Shi, no Xmas shopping for me yet but I have 3 Xmas dos planned to make up for the lack of Xmas last year so plenty of 💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻and 🍹🍹🍹for me 😊 Hope everyone's doing ok love to you all 🤗
I have not started the Christmas shopping but have definitely started planning the Christmas menu!
Does making xmas cards coun?? As part of my free gifts in my monthly cross stitch mag I had 4 different designs so starting to put them together. It is the only thing that will make me sit and do nothing at the moment. Feeling better today so hopefully have turned the corner, I still have over two weeks before my new op date so fingers crossed xxx
Sorry not to post for a while. Was manic at work, then on a week’s holiday on a Greek island. Bliss. My post-cancer reward.
Hoping you lovely ladies are feeling fit and well as we march through September. How can it be Sept 12 already?
P.S. Still seeing my date - 3mths now!! ❤️
Hi ladies sorry I’ve not been on here for ages but I just got out of the habit!! All is good in my world....no longer at the pub but doing nails in my unicorn shed in the garden which I love!!! 🦄 💕
Hubby still drives me crazy 😜 but that’s probably why I married him as I do love a challenge!!
Had my mammogram on Friday and as long as the results all come back clear (which they saying could be between 3-6 weeks 😱) then I don’t have to see anyone for 2 years!!! My zapped boob still feels very tender and lumpy but has been felt by 3 different consultants all of which reckons it’s scar tissue so having to put my trust in them!!
I haven’t been able to go through all the posts I’ve missed but hope you’re all doing ok 👌 and sending you lots of love and positive vibes 😘😘💕💕😘😘
Good luck Allibobs on your phased return to work - remember fatigue lasts a long time - be gentle to yourself and recognise when you need a rest. I agree whole heartedly this forum is a life saver in itself! I've met some truly amazing ladies on here. 12th October - Breast Cancer awareness day - I'm raising funds for this charity without a doubt. x
I havn't been around for ages now due to the fact that I am back at work and lots of things have been going on. Hope you are all well, I am doing fine but still finding that I get very tired a lot.
My twin grandbaby boys are going to be delivered very soon, I will know the exact date when their lovely mummy goes for her scan next Tuesday. She has to have a C-section as one of them is breach, I am so excited to meet them.
Ooh, forgot to mention - you remember I said I was going on a date a couple of months ago?
Well suffice to say all is going VERY well!!
Hello there. It takes about an hour from start to finish - they put a line in, flush through saline for 15mins or so, then 15mins of the bisphosphonate going in, then another saline flush. It is painless and I was given plenty of tea and biscuits as I sat there.
Side effects - the first was definitely the worst. I was told that I would feel like like was going down with the flu for the first couple of days afterwards and indeed I did. But that cleared after 48hrs and I felt fine. My second infusion was a lot better - I felt far less rough - which they say is because the body has been through the treatment before. I also managed my schedule a lot differently second time around in anticipation of feeling rough for a couple of days - I.e. took two days off work, nothing planned in the diary, generally took it very easy. I don’t know if that helped or not, but second time around was far less tricky in terms of side effects.
I will be having these infusions 6-monthly for 3 years, so my next one is in January.
Hope that helps / reassures?
P.S. Hello to all the other lovely ladies on this post. xx
Oh you are gorgeously bonkers and bring a sunny smile every time you post xxxx
Hello lovely ladies - just a quick note to say hello and to wish you all a happy weekend.
I was just saying to Colin it is about 10 degrees lower than it was two days ago here. We have had thunder and some rain but it only lasted for a short time, still not enough to warrant me not watering tonight
That sounds like you are going to have a fab weekend my friend.
I can imagine it did shake you, I would be the same, Lets hope she does come on here and we can support her in same small way
It’s great isn’t it? I’m off to see it for the second time tomorrow.
So I had my second 6-monthly bisphosphonate infusion on Thursday. Was slightly dreading it as I felt awful after the first one in January but actually, it was ok. The staff said that the first one tends to be the worst in terms of side effects; thereafter your body is more used to it.
Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the hot weather.
Lovely ladies - just a quick Monday morning hello. Haven’t posted in a wee while (manic work schedule) but I always follow this thread.
Sending hugs to all.