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MaryAnnSingleton Tue 01-Oct-13 08:24:02

New thread !!

malteserzz Tue 01-Oct-13 08:26:12

Morning MAS how are you ? smile

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 01-Oct-13 08:29:27

hello malt -feeling better today thanks- how is your fuzzy tongue ?

malteserzz Tue 01-Oct-13 08:33:06

That's good smile are you swimming today ?
Tongue is horrible going to try some pineapple

amberlight Tue 01-Oct-13 08:33:10

Elko all. Marking my place whilst marooned in gigantic thunderstorm. I think a brew is called for

Gigondas Tue 01-Oct-13 08:39:17

Morning- that sounds exciting amber.

Ruby just catching up -sorry you are feeling down but not surprised . Have lectures started yet?

topsyturner Tue 01-Oct-13 08:59:08

Marking place .
Am still reading every day , just not posting .
I think I'm in a bit of a funk .

jchocchip Tue 01-Oct-13 09:05:35

Marking place. ((hug)) for topsy and some curly wurlys for the trolley.

malteserzz Tue 01-Oct-13 09:27:27

Sounds exciting amber are you meant to be docking anywhere today ?
Jchoc curly wurlys always remind me of being on weightwatchers !
Topsy you ok ??

It was oral thrush, have some yukky banana tasting drops and got to go back if it's no better in a couple of days

Gigondas Tue 01-Oct-13 09:41:08

Me too topsy. Is it cos coming up to birthday and scan time?

I can't bring myself to organise scan tho I know I have to. Also mr gig trying to prepare for worst saying it is bound to show I need chemo as dr said would need it at some point.

HerNextDoorAt21 Tue 01-Oct-13 09:49:47

marking place her and good morning all

ruby it is such a huge thing you have (and are still) going through. Hang in there and I promise things will get better

topsy hope your sore head gets better, a day in bed is a good idea (i was texting her this mroning)

gigs I just book a holiday to French France for next year smile

malt hope your tongue gets sorted soon

really I hope that you are feeling OK today and that your op goes smoothly

mas glad you are feeling a bit better too

waves to everyone I have probably forgotten x

Thanks to everyone for understanding my perspective about DCIS. It sounds like a bit of "woe is me" ... I do feel very fortunate to be honest but was a bit annoyed at that later for presuming it had all been a a walk in the park for me.

BetsyBoop Tue 01-Oct-13 09:53:06

Quickly marking my spot and <hugs> to all who need one.

Just made some blueberry muffins ready for my friend popping in later.

<throws some muffins on trolley before I eat them all>

ruby - go easy on yourself - I remember going to uni being a huge deal for the first few weeks, I was terribly homesick and unsettled - and I hadn't been through what you've just been through!

smee Tue 01-Oct-13 10:22:51

Hugs for Topsy. Why a funk? Can we distract you? <hurls chocolate fingers onto the trolley>

MAS, 5km?! shock You'll need more than a free Waitrose coffee after that. grin

Bound to feel odd, Ruby. I'd bet your parents miss you too. You take care and natter here lots. xx

Malt, that mouth thing's horrid. Glad they've given you something for the thrush, but keep on it. Hope it's gone soon.

How can having a mastectomy ever be a walk in the park, HND?? Anyone who says/ thinks or even looks like they're thinking that about you deserves a slap. Send Topsy over, bet she'd happily biff them for you. grin

Worried, am thinking of you today. Hope you're back home soon and YAY for your clear CT!! smile smile

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 01-Oct-13 10:44:40

I will need many fbs for 5k,that's for sure !
Hugs for lovely ruby and a cuddle for topsy xx

KurriKurri Tue 01-Oct-13 11:26:14

Morning all <admires sparkly new thread and throws croissants on the trolley>

Loads of luck to really for today, - you will feel so much better when this bit is out of the way xx

Ruby - massive hugs homesickness is horrid, but it does pass, just try to hang in there - you have been through so much, and I found that I needed time after treatment to get my confidence back - it feels a bit scary stepping out on your own I know! But one step at a time, you wil soon make friends, well done for going to yoga - is it still freshers week atm, or are you into lectures and so on now? - once you get going on your course you will meet folk and be able to go for coffee etc (or whatever young people do!!! grin) but lots of love sweetie - thinking of you (have you got skype so you can chat to your parents? - my DD found that a big help) xx

malt - hope the thrush gets sorted out soon - its horrid x

HND - yo have been through a hell of a lot - how you have kept your sanity and cheerfulness I don't know, I'd have gone round the bend and down the drain by now!! - I second hiring topsy as head biffer for ignorant types grin - and you do know we have a posse for dealing with gits that can be summoned at a moments notice? grin

love to all - I'll have one of those muffins Betsey thank you smile

amber - thunder storm sounds very exciting - glad you are having a lovely holiday, you deserve to have a fab time xx

KurriKurri Tue 01-Oct-13 11:30:11

Oh - missed you were in a funk topsy sad, - and I'd just appointed you chief biffer too! - hugs, and wine and flowers and cake (and love to you Gigs as I see you have stuff coming up too)

amberlight Tue 01-Oct-13 12:29:38

We have survived the storm. A mate's ship nearby hasn't done so well and has broken its moorings and had to batten its hatches. Surreally, we now have glorious sun. Mykonos. Sending a lie on the beach and a handsome waiter to all in need of cheer. This was worth raiding the savings and doing the washing up for them.

Shootingatpigeons Tue 01-Oct-13 13:13:34

topsy lots of hugs thanks cake wine from me too. It is funk season though, I know I am good at dodgy science but this is good science, with friend we were warned by doctors that October does often spark depression, less light, shorter days etc. If things are going to get to you it will be now. We are here for you and gigs though, more hugs.

gigs no worries, no dramas mate, <gets into Aussie Thelma and Louise mode for road trip> wink

ruby I am sorry but not surprised you are feeling overwhelmed and homesick. It has been a very intense time in your life, you have had so much to deal with and your family have been so good. A lot of people struggle when treatment is over, all that drama, and then nothing and it can feel as if you have been abandoned and are vulnerable. You have also so looked forward to getting back to uni as well so it would probably be hard for it to live up to that. I remember having a huge down when I went back for my second year, as I realised the reality was so much more prosaic than all my hopes and dreams and I think it is worse now as everyone is posting on Facebook twitter etc what an absolutely amazing fantastic time they are having, as you do (though probably curled up under duvet weeping and missing home as well wink) what are your new flatmates like, are they green and overly desperate eager first years or are there some other old hands. My friend's DD has been in same uni flat throughout uni, now fourth year because of her special needs and each bunch of flatmates has been entirely different. Hopefully you will soon have a group of good friends for support, I assume your course mates are all back for their final year as well?

hnd I am sorry but didn't you know this is a competition, with points, and league tables, NOT. Though god knows what this thread would be like if it was Dadsnet local for Richmond, they train to win the Dads race at children's nursery.... I can't believe that anyone would be so insensitive as to say that, what you have been through is a marathon by anyone's standards and if you had had major surgery and long term complications after a car crash I am sure said person would be unreservedly praising your strength and bravery wink Though just typical of the b******ks you sometimes have to deal with from others when you get Cancer. Like kK I have always admired your cheerfulness whilst coping with all the neverending holes, squelchiness and squeaking.

amber so jealous of your destinations and especially Mykonos, I island hopped there in the 80s, though on rickety ferries not in luxury. It was beautiful and I am told the island that has best hung on to it's soul in the face of tourist development, perhaps because the LBGT market has better taste . Friend posted amazing pics last summer. Are you off to Santorini next? Another gorgeous place. Told you they would recognise you were dead posh and put you on the Captain's table grin

Hope it is going well forreally and she has had or is about to have her surgery and can get on with getting this stage of treatment over with.

mas I think you will be surprised how easily you manage the 5k after you have trained. I remember when there used to be those David Wilkie swimathons (that dates me) when I worked in the lido in the summers we used to have to drag people out of the water after hours and miles because they didn't want to stop. Once you get in your rhythm and the right speed for you you can go on and on. I think that is why there is always a limit now. The next stage would be when the sponsors wouldn't cough up because people had swum ten times as far as they thought grin

smee was that a prize you got last night? No hiding your light around here.... smile

kitkat1967 Tue 01-Oct-13 14:05:22

Looks like the BC stories are out in force already - seen 3 in the news today - I'd not really noiced before hmm.

notJenkins Tue 01-Oct-13 14:08:50

Place marking and waving to all xx

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 01-Oct-13 14:17:31

I think you're right shooting - I do get into my stride after a while and could happily swim on grin I did one of the first Swimathons as a young thing years ago- -the half one -was fun.

amberlight Tue 01-Oct-13 15:04:50

I think the Captain is on the gin; friend's ship was holed during that storm. I might need gin myself. They are all ok but blimey...
And there's a fab new drug called kadcyla I think which is for HER2+ metastatic that has resisted everything...which is stopping half of patients' cancers. V good news.

malteserzz Tue 01-Oct-13 15:52:30

Glad everyone's ok Amber looks lovely weather there it's freezing here today
Smee I noticed your prize too well done !
Yes been lots about Bc today, Lorraine Kelly is doing a new campaign where you donate your old bras to raise money for research. There was a news story about how many people died of bc each year too I tried to ignore that one hmm

Mouth still foul tasting am finding bland things like milk, bananas etc are ok but know I should be grateful as others eg Betsy have had much worse on tax smile

Bake off tonight !

kitkat1967 Tue 01-Oct-13 16:34:26

yes Malt - there does seem to be a lot about how many die from BC each year - I'm going down the ignore route as well - fingers in ears for the rest of the month I think.
How is your hair after Tax? I cannot believe how quickly mine is growing back - it's not thick though. I also have what feels like cradle cap - very wierd and not attractive!!

Amber - your cruise looks fabulous - my DD would have loved that storm - she hates the sun so rain/storm whilst on a boat would be her idea of a great holiday.

Just had a phone call from the nurse who is coming tomorrow to do my chemo - I've kind of been ignoring it really but now need to get myself prepared.

Looking forward to GBBO.

malteserzz Tue 01-Oct-13 16:54:03

That's great about your hair Kitkat I've not washed mine for a couple of weeks, will do tomorrow I think. I feel like my bald bits are not so noticeable but may be wishful thinking smile
Hope your chemo goes ok what sort of side effects are you expecting from this one ?

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