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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.

malteserzz Tue 10-Sep-13 08:38:29

Good luck with the job husky, we've started a new thread, don't want you to get lost smile

Huskylover1969 Tue 10-Sep-13 07:06:27

thank you all for the warm wecome and hand holding
i start my new full time job today so that will take my mind off it
have a good day all xxx

KurriKurri Mon 09-Sep-13 23:55:38

trice - there is a new thread here

trice Mon 09-Sep-13 23:37:20

Will someone make a new thread please?

I met a tiny spaniel puppy called Colin this afternoon. He belongs to my friend who has never had a dog but has a very clean house. He was very sweet. She had all the windows open as apparently he smells. I think she may be in for a shock. Dogs are stinky mud magnets in my experience.

Handing out bracing pats on the back for all awaiting tests or results. Also special endurance badges for people who have been through any procedure this week.

Shootingatpigeons Mon 09-Sep-13 22:33:10

picture that is rotten luck. I hope all is well tomorrow.

husky never heard of brown marks, which means not heard of them being a sign of anything nasty either, I was diagnosed twelve years ago and have had contact with people with all sorts of symptoms, inverted nipples, red orange peel skin but not heard of anyone with anything nasty with brown marks. Could it be bruising, that can cause a lump too? badly fitting bra? As everyone else has said we can't stop you worrying, and not knowing is the worst, but really most people get much better news after these things are investigated than us bunch of weirdos. We are so not brave, just getting by the best we can, even wimps like me.

topsy envy of your perfect undercarriage. So I have a war wounded scarred cervix and (I can't even remember when I found this out, at some point in all the scans and vaginal ultrasounds) a kink in my bladder as well (I think it may even have been when I had the Cervical Cancer in situ and therefore pre the pigeonettes having a chance to rearrange my bits). Is the only way to stop it giving way when I cough to do a headstand? it will look a bit odd in the street, and DH will quit the marital bed forever if he finds me upside down against the bedstead after I wake him coughing (he is quite conventional)...... I think I will just keep on with the clenching....

Sometimes La la la la not listening, not thinking about being hoisted up in the sky but all respect to you, I am sure it is lovely if you are not a total wimp

HND glad I didn't sound patronising, your dss is lucky to have you. Any problems down the line we have probably had it, pm me or out on here. One of these days when we all meet up I will tell you all the full story, gigs has had snippets, you couldn't make it up......

The Mary Rose is amazing <history geek alert> why have I been so stupid about it? It is drying now so you can see that it is made of huge boughs of Oak, hearts of oak and all that. Fantastic display of what they have found in the context of the lives of the people on the ship. I followed this lovely old couple round, I think it may have been mother and daughter but both even older than me that were so curious about every detail and inspired by all the evocations of the archer's etc lives. smile

Big pigeons didn't smell too bad either, though I could have done without the blisters on the blisters from the wellies, bet Kate Moss doesn't have that problem. Best band Chic (from 80s) Worst Elton John (who probably should have quit in the 80s )

Gigondas Mon 09-Sep-13 22:01:59

And it's that time new thread

Gigondas Mon 09-Sep-13 21:58:24

Nj -think ruby and mas tried something else (neutrogena??). I think ruby had better luck than mas.

Have you tried almond oil as that helped me after chemo as I got very dry but not too point of cracked fingers. Any house news?

Gigondas Mon 09-Sep-13 21:55:56

So you have a delicate fanjo - like a princess and the pea type thing topsy? It is good tho that you know what issue is.

Poor you picture- hope you have a good night and bruising ok as you seem to have been unlucky. wine For you and also for amber as don't have cider emoticon.

shockgrin At malts dh-I have onesies (yes more than one!) but not an animal one.

I am putting choclit traybake on the trolley.

notJenkins Mon 09-Sep-13 21:54:07

Can I ask you something ? My skin is very dry and I have some splits on my fingers that are painful. This happened last time but not so soon so I fear it will get a lot worse.
We have aveeno but is there anything else I could try ?

Your fanjo has really cheered me up topsy

not something I ever imagined I would write

topsyturner Mon 09-Sep-13 21:52:32

Amber , don't let the buggers get you down !

topsyturner Mon 09-Sep-13 21:51:33

Malt ?
Um ?
What ?
Never mind ....... grin

topsyturner Mon 09-Sep-13 21:50:13

Glad my fanjo is causing you all endless amusement ! grin
Don't think its a standard side effect , so you may get away with it Gigs

Poor Picture , hope the soreness wears off soon .

amberlight Mon 09-Sep-13 21:47:41

Picture, blimey!!! wine for you, I think.

Malt, I would ask about DH, but... grin

Today has been almost total rubbish but there is cider so now I don't care grin

PictureThis Mon 09-Sep-13 21:44:04

I did think of you Lily during that first hour, but then when it was clear it wasn't going to plan I asked to be put to sleep. It was just unfortunate.

KurriKurri Mon 09-Sep-13 21:43:42

Oh Picture - poor you, - I hope the soreness goes asap, and you feel a bit better tomorrow.

Glad the physio went well topsy - well done on on your top notch pelvic floor grin What with Smee's perfect cervix, we have all the high quality under parts on this thread!

grin at malt's DH in a monkey onesie!

malteserzz Mon 09-Sep-13 21:33:54

Oh no picture sorry to hear that. Hope you manage to get some sleep tonight

Topsy glad the physio was ok

Watching blackout on channel 4, bit scary ! Especially with dh in a monkey onesie doing press ups on the floor

Lilymaid Mon 09-Sep-13 21:24:39

Picture what a rotten experience. I feel guilty for having written how easy my portacath insertion had been. I chatted with the surgeon and nurse whilst it was being done. Hope the pain and discomfort soon goes.

PictureThis Mon 09-Sep-13 21:17:20

Husky I did have brown marks a bit like a tan line and the skin was a bit thicker. Yours may very well turn out to be nothing. I won't tell you not to worry, that would be fruitless but at least it's being investigated. Big hug at this worrying time.

Sooo, I'm back from theatre where a 40 minute procedure under local anaesthetic turned into a 3 hour procedure under general anaesthetic. They had trouble getting the line in and my neck is now really sore ( they had to use the jugular vein). So overnight hospital stay for me, home tomorrow after a repeat X-ray to make sure the portacath has stayed put.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 09-Sep-13 21:04:28

oh great- that's something to look forward to after scanning topsy !
Am v glad it wasn't as mortifying and that your pelvic floor is lovely (like smee's perfect cervix)

Gigondas Mon 09-Sep-13 20:06:27

What! Chemo knackers your muff! That's not on the Macmillan list of side effects

welcome husky - sorry you are here.

grin At Peter Andre- I was wearing my pyjamas and dressing gown(as kurri said it was ok) and lieing in bed all morning malt.

Back to eating cake and watching jamie Oliver.

topsyturner Mon 09-Sep-13 19:13:25

Evening All

Welcome Husky , me neither on the brown marks I'm afraid .
But you are more than welcome to hang out here whilst you wait for answers !

Wee Physio was actually less mortifying than it could have been .
Thanks in the main , to the lovely physio who made me feel very at ease .

Results of today's (very thorough) apt are that my pelvic floor is "lovely" grin
It's working really well .
She thinks that my undercarriage and insidey bits may have been traumatised by all the chemo and ct contrast fluids .
I have been barred from caffeine ignores the can of full caffeine coke in my hand and given stamina building pelvic exercises .

I've to go back in 4 weeks .

Sometimes gliding ?
How bloody fantastic !!!

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 09-Sep-13 17:52:28

husky no experience here either, but stick around for a handhold and virtual cake.
sometimes am totally impressed with the gliding - how amazing - I'd be too wimpy to try that. New hobby I think ?

malteserzz Mon 09-Sep-13 17:31:10

Sometimes gliding sounds amazing !

Husky no experience of brown marks either but it's good that it's being checked out you should be seen within 2 weeks, hopefully will turn out to be nothing but we will keep you company while you wait smile

KurriKurri Mon 09-Sep-13 17:07:14

Massively envy of gliding activities Sometimes - how fab!

Husky - sorry you are waiting for an appt. - waiting and not knowing it is very hard, hopefully it will turn out to be nothing to worry about. I don't have any experience of brown marks, my first indication of BC was an inverted nipple, but someone on here may have more knowledge.
Hope your appt. comes through quickly and you can find out what is going on, - do let us support you while you wait - there is always someone around for a chat, and we may be able to answer any questions you may have about the breast clinic etc. xx

smee Mon 09-Sep-13 16:59:53

Wow, Sometimes. How cool! <impressed> grin

Husky sorry you're in the waiting zone. Honestly we're not at all brave. We're here because even the glimmer of a diagnosis is scary and we all get that. Solidarity and sanity in numbers is what we're about. No brown lines experience here, so can't help much on that front, but hope you get your appt through soon x

Lily, how are you??

HND, sounds like you're way too busy. Can you carve some time for you amidst it all. You deserve treats!

Got to run. Hope all on treatment not feeling too bad. I need new shoes. Only pair I have which I thought were waterproof are like swimming pool middles. hmm

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