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gingeroots...how are you doing?

(62 Posts)
Elibean Sat 09-Mar-13 19:08:28

I'm sorry, I looked for your original post but couldn't find it.

Hope the waiting is easier now, and that you get some reassurance soon xx

Elibean Sun 24-Mar-13 16:25:04

Am thinking of you too, and glad you've found the Tamox ladies smile

Will be sending good vibes all week, xxx

PeachyPossum Sun 24-Mar-13 16:20:17

Darling ginger, hoping your weekend has been as good as can be. How is your DH, has he started to talk yet? After my op my DH had some strange ways of processing what had happened but settled in time. Different situation but hopefully your DH will settle too and be able to support you as you need him to.

Anyhow lovely, I am thinking of you and send my love xx

MintyyAeroEgg Fri 22-Mar-13 21:11:02

Oh Ginger! I have missed all this. Sending very local warmest best wishes thoughts and am also shock about the suggestion you might want to browse the shops of Camberwell Green. What did she mean ... Peacocks, Poundland, Greggs ???

farewellfarewell Fri 22-Mar-13 20:56:41

I'm thinking of you too ginger xx

Elibean Fri 22-Mar-13 19:50:42

Do, ginger. Really, they are lovely.

I'm sorry your dp is finding it so hard to talk about it...hope he finds it easier once the initial shock wears off. Perhaps once treatment is planned and underway, things will settle a little more and become a sort of 'new normal'...but again, the ladies on Tamoxifen thread would have helpful words on all that, I think.

Thinking about you x

Twosugarsplease Fri 22-Mar-13 09:27:44

Hi ginger I couldn't find your thread yesterday.
Thinking of you.

gingeroots Fri 22-Mar-13 08:12:09

Thanks for that Zen ,kingfisher ,and eli.

I might do what you suggest eli - might pick up some tips on inducting DP and son ( latter not told yet ) as to the mysteries of the washing machine etc .

And what to do about DP who is not dealing well with this I think .
He says he doesn't want to talk about it and that therefore he can't help me and is a terrible person .

Elibean Thu 21-Mar-13 14:44:46

Zen speaks sense smile

I'm glad the endo went more easily, and consultant is behaving, and getting you treated fast.

You know, it strikes me that if/when you want more knowledgeable people who can advise about coping with treatment, the Tamoxifen thread is brill - lovely, lovely ladies and a whole variety of experiences which they're always happy to share (along with cyber-treats).

xx

thekingfisher Wed 20-Mar-13 20:37:54

thinking of you and pleased it went better today x

zen1 Wed 20-Mar-13 19:30:07

Glad the endoscopy wasn't too traumatic for you today, ginger. It sounds like the consultant is really on your side now and he is pushing so you won't have to wait too long before they have decided on the best course of treatment.

It is still a terrible shock for you and I think you are right not to focus on all the possibilities of what may or may not lie ahead. I know it is a cliche, but just dealing with things on a daily basis may be easier? Once you are armed with all the information about the treatment options, hopefully it will give you back some control over the situation. It must be awful not knowing what is going to happen next. Still here and thinking of you.

gingeroots Wed 20-Mar-13 17:29:06

Oh you're all so kind , thank you .

More sedation this time around and I remember nothing .

I've already been referred to multi disiplinary team and had a phone call regarding more tests on Monday and a further one on Wednesday to consider results and discuss treatment .

I'm impressed by the speed and grateful to consultant for getting it through so quickly .

Myself ,I'm in cloud cuckoo land .
Mainly I feel immense relief that I'm not still in that awful limbo of expecting news any second ,endlessly fearing the worst but wondering if I was overreacting .

I can't really bear to think about what lies ahead and I'm finding ignoring it easier than the waiting stage .

Elibean Wed 20-Mar-13 15:36:04

Also thinking of you today, Ginger. Hope it went more easily than the last one, and brings some reassurance and a speedy route to treatment. xx

PeachyPossum Wed 20-Mar-13 06:51:18

Thinking of you today ginger x

My surgeon was a bit like that, really off and curt for a few years, then when we actually had to get more one to one with treatment and stuff he was completely different.

I hope today goes as well as can be xx

Inaminutenow Tue 19-Mar-13 22:14:22

Sorry that it wasn't better news, ginger. Good luck tomorrow!

Walnutcakelover Tue 19-Mar-13 20:46:28

Hi ginger really sorry to hear the news about your diagnosis. Good luck for tomorrow, you will be fine, thinking of you. xxx

zen1 Tue 19-Mar-13 20:36:03

Very sorry to read this news ginger. Fingers crossed for you that it can be swiftly dealt with and that you have good news after your scan tomorrow. Will be thinking of you,

thekingfisher Tue 19-Mar-13 19:50:51

ginger roots sorry things were not as hoped for. Fingercrossed for your endoscopy tomorrow and remeber to tell them that you don't tolerate them well and they need to give you PLENTY of sedation. perhaps whoever goes in with you can act as your advocate in that capacity I did for my DH, they gave him so much he slept for 4 hours afterwards and i had to wait around for him for ages to take him home - on the plus side he remembered very little of the treatment.

Good luck and strength
xxx

Twosugarsplease Tue 19-Mar-13 17:29:07

I'm sorry it wasn't better news today ginger
Hoping you get more positive news after your endo.
Dh and I went to his 'results' appointment today..
As you can imagine the build up and worry, dh comes out and says results are not back yet !!!!!
They will be in touch when they are.
If only they bloody knew what it feels like to be on the recieving end.
Thinking of you ginger.

FancyPuffin Tue 19-Mar-13 16:59:04

So sorry you haven't had good news gingeroots I've been lurking with my fingers crossed for you.

Will continue to cross everything for a positive scan tomorrow.

((((Puffin Hugs))))

gingeroots Tue 19-Mar-13 16:43:10

In my throat peachy .

I've not quite forgiven consultant but he did seem better today ,but old fashioned .

I think to do his job you must have to adopt a protective personae and his is kind of flamboyant ,god like . Suspect he's more human in one to one mtgs ,like today and that he puts on a show in front of a crowd/lower ranks .

I couldn't do his job ,that's for sure .

PeachyPossum Tue 19-Mar-13 15:56:39

So sorry it wasn't better news ginger x I'm glad the initial reading of te sans appears to show no spread, I hope this is right. Sorry if I missed it but where is the nodule located?

How was the consultant with you today, did he improve on his mannerisms/ seem more supportive? I hope so.

Lots of hand holding here x

Elibean Tue 19-Mar-13 15:44:24

Damn and blast. I'm sorry it wasn't nothing, Ginger, and at the same time very glad it seems small and caught early - in which case, it really should be very treatable.

They seem to be acting fast for you, which is good - the sooner you have an action plan and all the facts, the sooner you will start to be able to come out of the shock and deal with it all, I suspect. Meantime, holding paws (if you want paw holding) for tomorrow's endo: I seem to remember you didn't like the first one, in which case I think you're entitled to ask for whatever anaesthesia you like! I did, when I had an endo, and although consultant 'disapproved' I got my way wink

Lisa is right, stay away from Google if you can - easily said I know - most of the info will be out of date, and not applicable to you personally. xx

lisad123everybodydancenow Tue 19-Mar-13 15:38:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

gingeroots Tue 19-Mar-13 15:05:18

Thanks for all the kind thoughts .

Glad you understand about Camberwell Green elibean .

And ...yes, it appears to be cancer .

And ,as I'm sure anyone who has been there will know - first appointment seems to raise more questions than answers .

Very small nodule ,hopefully caught early .

Initial reading of scans ( by possibly misjudged consultant who said he was not a radiographer or whatever the specialist is that reads scans ) seem good with no evident spread .

So another endoscopy tomorrow for bigger samples , then wait to hear treatment plan once decided by team .

Elibean Tue 19-Mar-13 14:09:11

Thinking of you right now, Ginger, and hoping all is clearer - and good.

Camberwell Green for shopping? shockconfused

I can hear she meant well, but...

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