Sorry i couldnt get on earlier to do my do Karana duties....been a busy evening!!
Feel a bit better this week thanks
Ah Eurovision you either Love or Hate it
Bring back ABBA
I finished reads on 3 April so still using E45 at night but even though I have been excercise my shoulder is quite stiff and painful but so are my knees so not sure if it's still a chemo hangover or as I started Tamoxifen on Monday. Also had tummy pains neusea and bit light headed so hope it will settle down
I've got some lights but noticed the other day only 3 were lighting up so think I will need to get some more so you can pick me up on your way 🛫🛫🏖🏖
To be honest I did it religiously for 3 weeks after treatment but then I stopped. i use my own body moisturiser now but not very good at doing that on a regular basis xx
Thanks for coming back so quickly, in terms of moisturising, how long did you carry on for? Trying to keep drinking the same level of water as think it’s so beneficial but E45 routine daily just makes me feel like normality is still evading me slightly
Flipping heck you would have been blown away in our garden today it was that windy and wet.
Ooohhhh solar lights, Colin bought me a couple of new sets for the glass containers I have around the garden, AND he also bought me a string of dragonfly solar lights that I have put on the fence, they have multi coloured bodies, I will try and take a pic of them to show you later xxxx
When I finished my rads I was advised to continue with my exercises for a good month afterwards, I only managed to do them twice a day but it really did help. I was also advised to continue moisturising and keeping up the fluid intake for that length of time as well. xxx
Hiya Alibobs, the decking and lights sounds great! Maybe if you could land a big one, we could all head off to the real Club Tropicana ✈️🌴⛱🤭
I have to say all considered I feel well, feel almost guilty putting this on but think it’s important for positive stories. Touching wood as I type this but so far so good on the tamoxifen and rt seems a lifetime ago (finished 2/3) - had bn call me last week and she suggested I should still be moisturising and stretching as the radio is still working. Not quite what the RT ladies said so am interested in what others experiences/advise have been?
A petition for you to sign and share ladies. Opposing cutbacks to follow up breast screening:
Silly me 😱😱 I went out for a walk today with my summer shoes which were fine last year but I now have blisters on my little toes .🙃🙃😂😂
Morning girlies....hope you all had a good day yesterday!
otter I’m exactly with you on not being able to find anything to wear...but also can’t get my head round dieting just yet so not sure what I’m gonna do! I even had to buy new sunglasses yesterday as my last year’s ones looked rubbish with my new very short hair 😱 😎
Heres yesterday’s pick of tune....thought it would still be good for today https://g.co/kgs/U9sdCS
Im not sure I’m cleverer enough to form a complication of all the tunes but may give it a go!!
Oh dear hope your feet get better soon
I'm finding hard to find anything that fits to wear in this heat only found a really old paint covered pair of shorts only fit to wear at home 😅😅
Just can't seem to shift any of this chemo 2 stones and my knees are really puffy and painful 😱😱
hope everyone enjoys the 🌞🌞😎😎😎🌞🌞🌞👒👒👒👒
DJ Karana is in the house! Loved the second one! Now dancing around the garden in my bra,red stilettos with my collie cross and just a 🌈 windmill covering my modesty trying to recreate the look 🤣😂🤣😂
Alibobs that’s great news! So pleased for you 👍 I hope you ladies of Tropicana are all enjoying the sunshine, really feels like summers here, can we have Sunshine after the Rain by Berry DJ?
Yeap they promise us 🌞 and all you get is more 💨💨💨💨 and 🌧🌧🌧🌧
Hope your appointment goes ok and you can enjoy the 🌞😎 if it comes out
Yes it has been a long old journey can really believe I've come out the other side maybe not in one piece but feeling better than I thought
Spiderwomen I think keeping a diary is a good idea when I start Tamoxifen so I can see if they are SE or not
my next dig step is getting back to work as its changed so much since I left in November basically when I left my dept was going through a review and my job was at risk of redundancy and I had to apply for my job which I got but the rest of the time either didn't or were so fed up left so just left me 😱😱😱 they have appointed 3 new people all earning more than me 😳😳 so I will feel like the new girl as they are all about 20 years younger than me and will have all settled in so not really looking forward to it
And a huge welcome to Otter 65, pull up a sun bed 🥂🏖, blimey you have had a long old journey. So far I have found the big T(moxifen) to be ok. Got a diary going as was really reluctant to take it but if I’m honest I do feel a certain amount of relief in knowing the protection it provides and a lot of what I’m experiencing was pre the big T in fairness. I do appreciate thought that all our journeys are so very different. Sorry long way of saying Helloa! 👋👋👋
Ha ha Meesh, some days I could take on the world with a golf club! 😂 Club T is lots like a package holiday. Sometimes you are by the pool chatting and making friends (sharing experiences) and mostly you are out and about exploring...Exactly as we should be post treatment. We know where to come for post treatment support with like minded people and dropping by occasionally to share how life moves on and how good it is ⛱🏖🥂
Hello ladies! Welcome Otter of course you can join us. Good to hear you've finished treatment. I've put a stone on during treatment but started this week in my campaign to get rid of it!
Spiderwoman, good to hear you've got a new hobby. I think my OH is glad I didn't take up golf at the same time as starting the tamoxifen as he might have ended up with a golf club wrapped round his head 😂🤣😂🤣I didn't think I was moody but clearly he did. It seems to have passed now, but the hot flushes that started during chemo are still raging and I have cold ones now too ☹️ I had acunpuncture fir the flushes yesterday, I got home and had a hot flush 🙄but they do seem to be slightly less intense so 🤞🏻
Its been quiet round the pool I think everyone must be snoozing in the sun ☀️
Can I join your club 🤗🤗🤗
I finished active treatment last week 😌 was diagnosed in August surgery September chemo November then rads
Will be starting Tamoxifen as well 🙃🙃😱😱😱
as I already get hot flushes joint pains and have put 2 stones on during treatment not looking forward to SE
I had that happen as well but it soon passed
Thank you we are just ordinary ladies honestly xxx
he he xx
I lost about 11 pounds from diagnosis to op. I have put about 4 back on so not too bad. I usually lose about half a stone during the bowls season so heres hoping this year
Afternoon ladies of Tropicana, getting set for the weekend - hoping for some sunshine ☀️! I’ve taken up golf as a new hobby, so far learning how to putt and drive (with mixed results 🏌️♀️ - balls flying everywhere! Everyone duck on the sun beds 😂)
Week one one done and dusted on the Tamoxifen, no side effects apart from a slightly windier bottom! Watch out when I bend down to pick up those golf balls!
Ladybowler and Alibobs, you are inspirations to us (slightly) younger things
Just catching up on this thread. I love how you call it the Mentalpause Ali, sums me up to a tee lol
Just seen your post.
I went through mine at 52. When I said this to the breast nurse as I could not understand why I was oestrogen positive as I had gone through the menupause, she told me that we have it in the fat in our bodies
It is quiet on here tonight xx
What a fab upbeat post, something lovely to look forward to later this year as well and great to have something lovely to celebrate on your first anniversary.
I am not sure how old you are, I am an "old" bird, 60 this year, but I was put on tamoxifen instead of letrozole as I have spina bifida and osteoporisis of the spine so my onc put me on that. I have been on it now for nearly 18 months and so far so good.