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*** TAMOXIFEN * 12 ***

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KurriKurri Thu 04-Aug-11 18:54:11

Tada! A shiney new thread - get me with my fancy asterisks grin

sandripples Thu 04-Aug-11 19:40:44

Well done KK - I'm impressed!

smee Thu 04-Aug-11 20:15:00

Ooh, me too. MAS will be amazed impressed too. grin

KurriKurri Thu 04-Aug-11 20:16:44

None of your cheek young Smee grin

smee Thu 04-Aug-11 20:43:03

Did you say 'young'?! smile

KurriKurri Thu 04-Aug-11 20:43:47

grin - it's all relative!

Figgyroll Thu 04-Aug-11 20:45:47

Number 12 already!!!! Well done KK. grin Is MAS on her holibobs?

I forgot to welcome our new ladies, sorry about that. blush Welcome to The Tamoxifen Threads.

Thank you for all your good wishes for tomorrow. I am keeping busy and putting it to the back of my mind. I've had a funny sort of day though - got recalled to the hospital because I needed another blood test - the one on Tuesday came back showing rare antibodies so they needed another one to make sure they got an exact match if I need a transfusion. The lovely phlebotonist gave up after 6 goes and went to fetch a colleague, Attila the Hun, who went for the kill in my hand. I've never known pain like it and sobbed like a baby while squeezing the other lady's hand. I'm like a pin cushion now. But it's over with and I need to forget about it.

I have to have a shower later using a special antibacterial gel. Then use it again tomorrow and I must remember to remove the nail varnish. I hate showing my bare nails to the world, they are in a dreadful state. The finger nails are all mishapen and ridged while the toe nails are a dreadful grey/black colour - all as a result of the chemo. I suppose it could have been worse, I could have lost them (blessing in disguise that would have been grin).

Topsy, I'm glad the dizzyness is subsiding. Enjoy your time with your sister and her family. I am intrigued by your mention of going 'commando' on the mainland. I have been tempted once or twice but haven't dared yet. grin

SR, your break in London sounds fab. You certainly packed a lot in. I love day trips up to town - it's only an hour from here.

Sparkle, after your day you deserve a glass or two of the vino collapso. I will join you in a while. wine

Hi Framey, sorry to hear your mum's struggling with nausea and lots of wind. Maybe she needs something a bit stronger than Rennies. There are lots of other good remedies available. Maybe mention it to the DN (if they're visiting) or the doctor?

Smee, boo to the rude man. I bet you looked very fetching grin.

Well, off to shower now, might not have time to pop in tomorrow but please spare a few thoughts for me. Feeling a bit wibbly wobbly now.

Bye xxxxx

KurriKurri Thu 04-Aug-11 21:02:19

Loads of good vibes for tomorrow Figgy, - we'll all be thinking of you, I'm sure it ill all go fine, - you're bound to feel a bit wobbly, but it ill be good to have it over and done with.

But ouch about the bloods - poor you sad

Yes MAS has gone to visit her MIL smile

KurriKurri Thu 04-Aug-11 21:02:48

it will my w is playing up grin

FrameyMcFrame Thu 04-Aug-11 21:05:55

Good luck Figgy!!! Thanks I will speak to DN tomorrow smile

smee Thu 04-Aug-11 22:08:12

A final good luck from me too, Figgy. Will be thinking of you x

Am off with DS to stay with some old friends for the weekend tomorrow, so won't be here. Will catch up in a few days. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. smile

KurriKurri Thu 04-Aug-11 22:12:02

Have a lovely weekend Smee smile

topsyturner Thu 04-Aug-11 23:44:37

Just a quickie , but wanted to wish figgy all the best for tomorrow .
I will be thinking of you xxx

Columbia999 Fri 05-Aug-11 04:08:56

I hope all goes well tomorrow Figgyrolls. Sorry to hear you've had the pincushion hand routine, it's crap, isn't it? sad

cakesandale Fri 05-Aug-11 09:29:52

Candle is lit for figgy.

Have a lovely time, Smee, if I'm not too late.

Sparkles, I am very seriously in awe of all your home grown veg, and all the careful food preparation, though it does all sound a bit extreme for the dogs hmm. Kinds are so ungrateful, aren't they? Dd hates my food, which is not homegrown of course - she told her friend's Mum that she likes HER casseroles, it's just mine that are horrible grin

Framey - I agree with the others. Post operative wind is v common and pretty painful. After I had emergency surgery following an accident I lay in the hospital bed and farted at roughly 10 second intervals for about four days. Good job I was next to an open window.

KK well done on starting a new thread. I was vaguely thinking about it but getting scared.

Still a bit nonplussed about this new broadband. Apparently it's the ultimate - no idea why we need so much speed, but DH is swaggering about and doing that growling thing that blokes do when they have the keys to a sports car. He keeps downloading stuff and going 'Look at THAT!' To which I can only reply - 'Eh?'

KurriKurri Fri 05-Aug-11 09:45:34

The Broadband sounds very impressive Cakes, - like you I have no clue whatsoever about these things, - but DH would be doing the growling noise too grin

I've got to phone the doctor later this morning, not quite sure why, just so he can check I'm OK on the beta blockers I guess. he did say 'You'll have to insist the receptionists let you talk to me, don't take no for an answer shock - so I reckon I'm in for a fight - why couldn't he just phone me? I should have been having a lovely relaxing massage but had to cancel as I can only ring the surgery between 11 and 12.30 (my massage time angry)

The dog is in the huff with me because I trimmed her hair and bathed her, she keeps looking at me as if I've been beating her grin

Love to everyone, wishes for a nice relaxing day, and candle lit for Figgy here too.

cakesandale Fri 05-Aug-11 10:24:14

How bloody annoying about having to trade in the massage for a tussle with the doctor's receptionist. What a blow. Hope the call goes well. I am sure he just wants to see you are OK.

KurriKurri Fri 05-Aug-11 12:31:08

managed to get through to the doctor eventually without too much aggro, just a 'Did he ask you to phone?' grin

He just wanted to check my heart rate had gone down, and tell me not to have hot drinks or spicy food. (so that means I have to eat a lot of cake right? - I think so)

My computer is making the most dreadful grinding noise, I think it might be on its way out, it keeps shutting down too sad

cakesandale Fri 05-Aug-11 12:39:43

Cake definitely - presumably not ginger, tho' wink

Computer doesn't sound good, I agree. DH's was shutting down inexplicably recently - it turned out to be a disagreement between mouse and pooter. Not sure if that's relevant here, though. I hope you have someone technical who can do something. We have an IT contract as we run very small businesses here - but they always sound tired and defeated when I call them [ grin]

cakesandale Fri 05-Aug-11 13:51:25

Have any of you been daft enough to take a double dose of Tamox?

I think I MAY have done it today. I am mighty hot and just wondered if there were going to be other SEs <shambles off shaking head>

KurriKurri Fri 05-Aug-11 13:57:42

Have you got the info paper Cakes? - hang on, I'll check what mine says.

KurriKurri Fri 05-Aug-11 14:03:13

Well it says, if you accidently take too many contact gp, or pharmacy, or a and e, BUT, it also says tablets come in doses up to 40mg, and some people are on 80mg a day, I'm guessing you are on 20mg like me?- which it calls a starting dose, so I would say (with my enormous medical knowledge!) you will be fine. But ring pharmacy if you're worried.

You'll probably have the mother of all hot flushes grin

cakesandale Fri 05-Aug-11 14:12:18

Thanks KK I never thought to look at the leaflet. You are right I am on 20 a day.

I think the mother of all flushes may have started already grin

sandripples Fri 05-Aug-11 15:24:52

Thinking of Figgy. OMG that bloods business sounded ghastly. Hope you'll be reporting back soon Figgy and feeling OK.

Re DCs not eating veg - well I never managed to combine raising small DCs while growing own veg but if I had, and they're not eaten them I would have been heart-broken aND FURIOUS- oit s good thing I never managed the combination.

KK - has the thyroid problem turned into a heart problem?? I should think ice cream would go down well if you can't have hot and spicy?? Or do you have top stick to ambient-temperature bland things (eek)

Having a strange few days at home. DH is a bit bored I think. Will go out for bike ride (short) soon.

cakesandale Fri 05-Aug-11 15:44:13

How's the weight loss going, SR? Sorry if that's a painful subject, we all have our good and bad times, I know. Mine continues, albeit at a snail's pace. I can get into more of my clothes now, but progress is tortuous sad

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