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Tamoxigang - 41 and counting

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KurriKurri Tue 20-Aug-13 09:55:48

Morning all, new thread, croissants on trolley, and I'll put a brew on.

foofooyeah Tue 20-Aug-13 10:12:47

Morning, Coffee with hazelnut milk here .... surprisingly nice

Off fruit and veg picking shortly.

Malt, Im sorry but the Rod Stewart ref has me singing his greatest hits in my head and I am not a fan! Im sure it doesnt look like him but if it does perfect a gravelly voice and pretend you are a lookylikey

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 20-Aug-13 10:22:50

well done kk !
Am keen to see Mummy Pig t shirt gig - am v glad that mini still loves badgers smile
Will bring some fancies back from Waitrose

malteserzz Tue 20-Aug-13 10:24:42

Thanks for starting a new thread Kurri
Thanks for all the wig and hair thoughts decided not to bother wearing it today, small boys in the house already and they haven't said anything they probably just think I'm having a bad hair day ! When do eyelashes and eyebrows fall out ?
Kitkat good luck for your results

malteserzz Tue 20-Aug-13 10:33:53

Meant to say what a pain lily ! Was it a long journey ?

Gigondas Tue 20-Aug-13 11:04:34

My eyebrows went about cycle 4 and lashes a bit before. I didn't bother with wig etc around the house.

Lily that is a pain about ds but will be nice to have him home.

notJenkins Tue 20-Aug-13 11:07:00

Place marking ! Not sure if we will have 3G at the next site but will take more pictures !

KurriKurri Tue 20-Aug-13 11:30:43

I can't quite remember when my eyebrows and lashes went - but I do remember it was bit later than the head hair.

My hair went suddenly overnight too malt - it is a bit of a shock to the system. I never had a wig so can't offer any wig-wisdom, I have to say that although it was horrible losing my hair (I had v.long hair and didn't get it cut because I assumed the cold cap might work!) once I got used to baldness, it was quite liberating not having to wash hair/ style hair etc - no such thing as a bad hair day when you are bald grin
If your hair was straight, you might find it grows back curly (and vice versa).
And as you say - small children are utterly unphased by lack of hair, - its just adults that do the head tilting! grin

Gigs - hooray for being home, how are you feeling? when do you have to go back, are they letting you have a little break before the next op?

MAS - I am going to scoff one of your virtual fancies, as I am in RL dieting like a crazy person - I have my appointment with plastic surgeon in two weeks and I need to lose another kilo to hit my target, - I seem to have been stuck on the same weight for ages, despite my best efforts.

Waving to all, - sounds as if you are having great time NJ smile

Shootingatpigeons Tue 20-Aug-13 12:18:07

My hairy caterpillar eyebrows and eyelashes never really seemed to go, though they may have thinned a bit, I don't have much in the way of eyelashes normally, and sadly unlike my hair they didn't comeback thicker, fuller and darker sad other hair that I normally shave off only thinned a bit so I still had to shave which was rather adding insult to injury. My hair descended in the course of a few hours, once it started it seemed to be like lemmings hurling themselves off a cliff. malt at least you are not at a class coffee morning hosted by snooty house proud alpha mum grin I wore a scarf or beanie around the house, apart from the time I went around to shout at the tenant next door who played deep purple and Macy Grey (he was obviously going through a painful break up, "try to walk away and I world crumbles when you are not here") at full volume at 3am. I thought I'd play the Cancer card, it didn't work, probably thought his pain was much greater than mine grin had to resort to parking the car touching one of his three Porsches, and telling a partner I knew at City law firm he worked at to tell everyone what he got up to at night, adding to the "sufferings of a Cancer patient" oh, and DH went round and threatened to thump him.

Sounds like a lovely day mas

gigs welcome home though sorry you were up in night, sounds good that movement is less painful and that you have good advice from specialist nurse. I am afraid goondog is much better at badger impersonations than peppa pig impersonations so hope they don't transfer allegiance completely.

kitkat hoping you have good news today.

Should be packing but DH has decided my priority should be to wash his car hmm you couldn't make it up..... Off to sombrero land to dance on hats tomorrow, bit tentative as it is just me and little pigeon and Foreign Office have about 10 pages warning of criminal scams . I know I am stupid intrepid traveller who has braved triad run tattoo parlours to get my hands on designer handbags but still I worry.....

Shootingatpigeons Tue 20-Aug-13 13:20:53

though I am of course very brave

kitkat1967 Tue 20-Aug-13 14:04:38

am back from onc and a bit upset. Turns out that the tumour is shrinking at an OK rate and tentative plan is to continue with FEC but he then said because of all the DCIS around it you will need mx anyway as the chemo doesn't work on that. So I was rather wtf DCIS has never been mentioned before why did I not know about this.
Anyway i know in the scheme of things it doesn't matter and there was a good chance I would need a mx if not enough shrikage but am annoyed that we were all on the page of 'shrink the lump and do a lumpectomy if possible' when this is actually not an option. DH has confirmed that the DCIS has never been mentioned before.

On the plus side he is going to give me cycl......(thing) anti-sickness meds in addition to everything else and has given me a prescription for Lorazepam (sedative) to start the night before as I am very anxious about going in.

kitkat1967 Tue 20-Aug-13 14:09:49

Malt - weirdly I still have eyebrows and lashes plus need to shave legs. Also had to pluck a few un-welcolme facial hairs and still have the annoying ones on my toes. My chemo nurse was suprised that I still have hairs on arms so i think I must have very tough hair folicles!!

KurriKurri Tue 20-Aug-13 14:13:26

Kitkat - sorry you have been upset, - its horrid when you feel you have not been kept properly in the picture, - it's your body and you should have an active say in your treatment, and that's not possible if you aren't kept fully informed.

Cyclizine (sp?) worked very well for me for sickness (after domperidone and onsmatron (or whatever its called!) didn't) it did make me very very tired though, - I think its an antihistamine too so has similar knock out effects! - but worth it if it helps with the sickness.

I also took lorazepam the night before each chemo - it helps calm you down and lets you get a decent nights sleep, without making you feel too zombified, - and you can fiddle the dose to see what suits you, - cut it down if it makes you too sleepy.

Shooting - have fun dancing on hats - da da dada da dada da dada....etc grin

kitkat1967 Tue 20-Aug-13 14:22:08

thanks KK - have presciption for 10 tablets - he said 1 the night before and 1 in the morning if I don't feel too zonked then take for as long as it helps - but no driving. Am relieved he took it seriously.

kitkat1967 Tue 20-Aug-13 14:24:19

who's going to be watching British Bake Off tonight? and is anyone bothered by Mr Hollywood's antics?

malteserzz Tue 20-Aug-13 14:33:50

Pigeons have a brilliant time very jealous !
Kitkat sorry to hear that hmm especially if they've only just mentioned it. But will all get sorted and you will be fine hold on to that thought.
I've only dipped into the great British bake off before but am watching all sorts of rubbish at the moment so will probably end up watching it !
Just walked to the shop with dd and she's now baking. Have locked the boys in the garden !

KurriKurri Tue 20-Aug-13 14:35:46

I've got a committee meeting tonight, but DD will record bake off and we will watch when I get back.

I don't really care what Paul Hollywood gets up to in his spare time (!) but he used to talk about his wife and DS - so it's a bit sad they've split up. I hope Mary told him off! grin

I watch it mostly for Sue Perkins - she is my girl crush grin

Gigondas Tue 20-Aug-13 14:45:09

Ohh have fun pigeons - you can show me your hat dance o. Return.
That's annoying kitkat as not only is it shaking your understanding but you lose trust at their bad communication skills and that takes ages to rebuild.

Yes love gbbo so will be glued to it -you will like it malt. Am into celebrity master chef for first time too. Don't care about Paul Hollywood private life really.

Having sneaky tv watch in bed but doing ok as pottered round gouse, been to shop and ordered treat food from online deli .

Shootingatpigeons Tue 20-Aug-13 14:57:11

kitkat that must have been a shock and it is bad they didn't mention it before if they knew it was there. I had a lumpectomy and when the margins were not clear I had to go back two days later for a mx. They then found all the DCIS throughout all of the breast, to be honest it is all a blur, dx and both ops in a week so I don't remember having a chance for my feelings to catch up but I really don't feel now that the mx was a worse option. It meant I escaped rads, not sure if that is your hospitals regime but my Consultant advised that rads gave no advantage after a mx providing there were not a lot of lymph nodes involved (sorry can't remember number. )

kk you can't have Sue, she's my bff grin , and you can't have Victoria Wood either

Shootingatpigeons Tue 20-Aug-13 15:06:44

Re Paul Hollywood I will keep him on my good baker and GBBO judge lists but he is off the "I would" list. It's not short though he won't be missed, and if he is attracted to diminutive signoritas (Ha Ha Ipad tried to correct that to sin orbitals) then he won't be sad to miss out on a fat strapping Yorkshire lass.......

KurriKurri Tue 20-Aug-13 15:14:28

I always imagined his foreplay would involve a lot of kneading - hence he's never been on my list also long grin

Gigondas Tue 20-Aug-13 15:21:00

grin At your list. I bet gregg Wallace is on no ones list. Am shockconfused at his very glam women.

KurriKurri Tue 20-Aug-13 15:33:14

gregg was involved in fisticuffs last night apparently shock

Am also amazed at his glam women, - who would go out with someone who puts a whole spoon in their mouth sideways when they eat?

HerNextDoorAt21 Tue 20-Aug-13 15:35:10

Hi everyone. Am marking place and reporting that topsy is having a great time in deepest Southern Ireland. Weather is not great for her today but has reported to be "having to go and see that bastarding Smurfs movie"

All fine for me really, the remianing hole keeps closing every other day then opening up again so have resigned myself to further surgery some time in the next week or so to ge it closed for good !

Glad to see you home gigs and hope everyone else is OK

Shootingatpigeons Tue 20-Aug-13 15:36:26

I did have to finish with a boyfriend once due to excessive kneading. He then went out with one of my closest friends and eventually married someone who I like a lot but I always suffer from an irresistible urge to ask how they cope with all that mauling, he still does it, always kneeding their shoulder or elbow or whatever is in view and I know it doesn't stop there .......grin

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