to ask you to send good wishes to goodnessknows for her operation tomorrow

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livelablove Mon 27-Jan-14 17:14:58

goodnessknows has a scary operation tomorrow, to remove a tumour on her spine. She is feeling a bit panicky, so I thought she might like your supportive messages to encourage her. Here is a link to her thread goodnessknows

GoodnessKnows Mon 10-Feb-14 23:56:47

Thank you, Goldie grin
Luv ya!

Iwish, I won the cardi. Regretting it now 1 as is always the way. Lol
Should've bought a new coral coloured one smile
But looking forward to being proven wrong.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 10-Feb-14 10:58:08

That's great - so soon too!

Just get on and put your maximum bid in for the cardie - surely you deserve a treat too?!

goldie81 Sun 09-Feb-14 23:22:09

Sounds like a fab time! With still enough energy for a gossip

GoodnessKnows Sun 09-Feb-14 22:56:45

First outing today. Walked around shops for one hour

Fell into bed feeling like ten tonne weight when home but was so much more motivating than walking to the end of the hospital corridor with nothing but nosing into poor patients' rooms for want of distraction. Today: shops. And boy did I have fun:
Massive pink princess dressing up dress for DD (3)
Maths game DS (6) will never agree to play
Prune juice - necessary
Gosh, that was frugal

Did not buy but am still obsessing about:
Joules dress I love
Ebay cardi I don't want to miss but hope doesn't reach my maximum bid. What a fool I am!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 09-Feb-14 21:52:55


How are you getting on at home now?

GoodnessKnows Sun 09-Feb-14 07:00:16

Think so, QED
Can't quite get my own head around it either smile

QOD Sat 08-Feb-14 22:48:28

Oddly pleased for you!!

Sounds like its good news as it goes x

GoodnessKnows Fri 07-Feb-14 23:56:18

A low grade sarcoma is cancer. But it's a slow growing, non-aggressive sort. It can grow back but slowly and with monitoring can and would, please gd, be spotted. It's been removed, they think, in its entirety. There's a journey ahead and more slow recovery to be done. Hurting a bit today. Think I took the physio's instructions of 10 of each a bit too literally. They probably meant for me to work up to doing 10 reps. of each. Haha
I've consultants to visit and tests to go through. Support is available, too.

A diagnosis of fibromastitis from histology would've been really rather different: very high likelihood of aggressive tumours growing back which, though benign, would need to be treated by the most aggressive forms of cancer-fighting treatments - chemo., radiotherapy and awful drugs.

Thank gd I'm on the road I'm on, I think.

So I've learned many things:

The 7 Wonders of My World
1. There are 'friendlier' cancers.
2. There are parts of my spine I don't need.
3. I have many friends who really are there for me. They're not all the ones I thought they'd be. Many are those that I didn't know were friends.
4. Mumsnet is an oasis and incredible haven of support and advice from those who've 'been there'.
5. Secret Facebook groups are, too.
6. I'm not immune to spectacularly rare things happening to little old me - maybe I'll meet the Queen one day, too !
7. Life is more precious than ever.

My consultant/ surgeon will contact me by letter following next Thursday 's meeting re. my 'care plan'. Then he'll see me at 6 weeks post-op.

Trance Fri 07-Feb-14 22:44:11

Wonderful news!
See, your dream was the opposite after all!
So pleased for you

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 07-Feb-14 20:17:02

Fantastic news!

What happens next Goodness (apart from you being able to breathe a huge sigh a relief)?

NationMcKinley Fri 07-Feb-14 19:30:16

That is bloody fantastic news! I'm so pleased for you, Goodness flowers and of course wine!

ProjectGainsborough Fri 07-Feb-14 19:22:14

Sending good vibes and virtual cake

GoodnessKnows Fri 07-Feb-14 18:58:14

Just got The Call
Low Grade Sarcoma

Telling you (all) first.

Crying now with relief.

This is good
Never ever did I think that I'd be grateful to be told I have cancer.

Because I don't.
It's low grade
Margins are clear (they got the whole thing out)

I need to be monitored. Not the end but could've been worse.

(Still crying)

But it's not the bastard benign type that needs chemo, radiotherapy, cancer drugs by the truck load as it's so aggressive and pretty much always comes back.

It also means I'll have support. Macmillan for a start.
I'm with the centre of excellence for these rarer cancers. My doctor was thrilled to have his first 'case'.

I'm here to please ;)

GoodnessKnows Thu 06-Feb-14 08:12:53

After one helluvastressfuk 'homecoming', I slept until 6.30am. Thank gd the drugs work. Just need to make sure the wrongly written letter to doc is adjusted and that the right quantities are prescribed now!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 05-Feb-14 22:57:06

Hooray grin

Don't be tempted to do too much now that you're out of hospital.


GoodnessKnows Wed 05-Feb-14 22:35:56

I am home grin

GoodnessKnows Mon 03-Feb-14 08:04:45

That's so true and I'm usually wrong about things (where I've parked my car, the answer to most quiz questions, what'll happen in the future) so I hope you're right.

Trance Mon 03-Feb-14 05:57:42

It's only a bad dream, sometimes dreams mean the opposite of real life. Hoping its positive news for you

GoodnessKnows Mon 03-Feb-14 05:37:02

Just woken up mid-nightmare of being given bad news by smiley 'minimising don't scare patient' surgeon.

ajandjjmum Sun 02-Feb-14 23:58:41

Thinking of you GoodnessKnows - hope the results are as good as they can be.

BelleOfTheBorstal Sun 02-Feb-14 23:53:58

And fingers tightly crossed that you get nothing but good news tomorrow xx

BelleOfTheBorstal Sun 02-Feb-14 23:52:02

Glad to hear the op went well. Boo hiss for scary nurses. I know you want to try and get back to normal as quickly as possible but if you push yourself too hard, your recovery could take even longer! So rest and take it slowly!

GoodnessKnows Sun 02-Feb-14 23:30:50

Still on hospital. Walked today - up n down corridor. Get meeeee! smile

I'm expecting results any day this week - from tomorrow. Absolutely terrified. Highly anxious. Might help my low blood pressure though. Lol
Either low grade sarcoma (cancer) unlikely of further treatment or care but would be monitored for regrowth.
Bastard aggressive type of benign tumour calked fibromastitis that re grows commonly as doesn't like to be disturbed and only resounds to high doses of chemo, radiotherapy and cancer-fighting drugs.
Please stand with me and hold my hands. If it's not good news, I dint think I'll be able to handle it. It'll throw everything into the air. Future. My DCs' lives. DH wig recently lost both of his DPs within 3 years. Everything.

GoodnessKnows Sun 02-Feb-14 00:22:01

Live, made me laugh.
Must are ok but forget thjngs (like to turn the leg pumps ON), bug the stroppy ones... My gd!

livelablove Sat 01-Feb-14 23:44:07

just thought we should have a symbol for [prescriptiondrugs]

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