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*tamoxifen* 31- in the bus shelter with the cheap booze

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Gigondas Mon 03-Dec-12 17:13:36

Shiny new thread

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 03-Dec-12 17:26:41

oh well spotted gig ! - lugs over the Concorde wine and advocaat...

smee Mon 03-Dec-12 17:35:41

Ooh, do we have sticky carpets? grin

Gigondas Mon 03-Dec-12 17:53:23

Of course and a jukebox that hasn't been changed since 1993.

graciesmall09 Mon 03-Dec-12 18:25:01

Oh, new thread. I can offer some Diamond White blush. Tell me I'm not the only one who may have drank a few in the day?

glad you got the aveeno sorted mas and that is lovely about the vouchers.

I received a voucher as well which I am absolutely over the moon about. I am so touched that I was nominated. TBH because I don't really venture into Mumsnet land I knew nothing about it but can I say a huge, huge thank you to whichever one of you nominated me (I know it is one of you because I don't really post on any other threads). Thank you so, so much.

Will have a look later at your photo gigs. At the end of the day it is whatever you feel comfortable with and to pot with anyone else.

topsyturner Mon 03-Dec-12 18:33:22

Ducks in lugging Thunderbird with her .
Gets loud and Bolshy .
Throws up on Gracie

topsyturner Mon 03-Dec-12 18:42:11

And also to add that my lovely next door neighbour is likely to be joining us .
She just had a second mammogram and core biopsies taken today .
Surgeon has told her to be prepared as she is thinking its DCIS hmm

Gigondas Mon 03-Dec-12 19:35:19

Poor neighbour- but will budge up in shelter for her.
Anyone fancy some buck fast wine?

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 03-Dec-12 19:42:21

poor neighbour - have you warned her about us topsy ?
gracie you deserve a treat grin

graciesmall09 Mon 03-Dec-12 20:06:21

Aw poor neighbour topsy.

mas are you owning up? grin

smee Mon 03-Dec-12 20:13:33

Tutting at Gracie and her Diamond White. <Walks to the other end of the shelter with her Cinzano & Coke> grin

Yes, poor neighbour, Topsy. When does she get the results? Am guessing very soon.

invicta Mon 03-Dec-12 20:23:00

Wow, a new thread, and a new royal baby to celebrate. Hi, all!

topsyturner Mon 03-Dec-12 21:23:57

Results apt is next Wednesday for her . I have helpfully told her she is just jealous of me

graciesmall09 Mon 03-Dec-12 22:19:06

smee I'll swap you a Diamond White for a Cinzano. blush I love Cinzano and lemonade.

KurriKurri Mon 03-Dec-12 22:53:02

<staggers in belching, throws peanuts at mouth misses completely, falls down>

evening all, like the new thread, we can't be 31 already surely?

topsy, your poor neighbour, we'll keep a space warm on the sofa for her if she has to join us.

Hope everyone is Ok today, haven't been in much today and I'm just off for a bath, but wanted to pop in and say hello smile xx

Copthallresident Mon 03-Dec-12 23:28:49

Is there room for me? As I went to uni in a port I had access to wine so cheap and disgusting it wasn't worth putting on a lorry out of the docks so I can offer Sordid Lopez and Choix de Roi, with added anti freeze, in case it is cold in the bus shelter. I can also raid DDs student flat drinks collection, the Scot's Mac, 25% whisky 75% fine English wine, looks particularly vomit inducing ...........

Topsy Sorry about your neighbour. One of my friend's had DCIS and had four lumpectomy's, it would recur every year or so until she finally resigned herself to mastectomy. DCIS isn't always a lesser evil in terms of treatment should you need to offer comfort if it is what the Consultant wants to prepare her for. At Dad's party there were five women who had had BC, including a MIL and DIL. But then there were 50, so 25 ish women, with an oldish skew of ages so thems probably the statistics angry

Gracie You are right, gangnam style is definitely not for those of us not in serious dance training, I seem only to be able to walk gangnam style now.

Ned KKs advice is so wise and accurate. A couple of my friends really struggled in the first months after treatment stopped. I also think that it isn't just the medical support that starts to evaporate after the treatment finishes, all but the most supportive friends tend to think that now the heroics are over everything goes back to normal. Except that is actually when it hits you. I wish I had had the opportunity of Counselling because I am not sure if I have ever dealt with my deepest feelings about it all properly. And who doesn't worry about a new job with new things to learn?

MAS Your Dad's birthday in May? That should give lots of opportunities to do nice things outside? What a lovely bit of serendippitty to find Ravillious from the year of his birth.

Copthallresident Mon 03-Dec-12 23:36:17

gigs I am a great fan of the short do, apart from comfort, you have the fun of compiling lists of the things people say when they have complimented you on your hairdo and you reply "Oh it is great, why don't you try it?" I am afraid this was an evil game devised by my informal support group.... blush

But as everyone says, whatever you are comfortable with.

NedSchneebly Tue 04-Dec-12 07:43:11

<swings in with Jack Daniels and ginger ale> any room for me on the bench?

I feel better for having made the decision to talk to doc about it tomorrow. Everyone keeps saying "oh it's so great you're all clear, now you can move on with your life. . " I would love to, but don't know how. I just have this lurking feeling in the back of my mind, or when I'm sitting down, or when I wake in the night and I hate it. Will stop wallowing soon, I promise. . .

Have got stinky sore throat and cough too - hoping will be better for choir concert on Saturday.

gigs your hair looks very sophisticated and Sinead o'connor ish. If you feel. Comfortable with it, then go for it! Might take a hat too though - it's bloody chilly with not much hair!

topsy we will welcome your neighbour with open arms, although with sadness that she needs to join us.

Must drag DS from the computer and feed him breakfast. Shopping for final wedding outfit bits with DM today, so will swing by later and tell you how skint I am what lovely things I have bought smile

HerNextDoorAt21 Tue 04-Dec-12 09:59:46

OK you lot - budge up ! I am topsy's neighbour and in need of a bit of support. I see she has told you that the surgeon/and radiologist are almost sure I have DCIS in a fairly large area of my fairly large right booby and are recommending mastectomy.

I have to say I am a bit shocked ! I went for a voluntary mammogram at the Action Cancer charity (this is my second 2 yearly mammo) and they saw changes and referred me to Breast Clinic - I had 2 further mammograms and about 8 samples taken with vacuum assisted biopsy (having your boob hanging through a hole in a table whilst trying to lie flat on your front and stay perfectly still for half an hour is tricky isn't it ?) and then back to see the Dr who has said that if she is wrong about the DCIS next Wednesday when the results are back that she will be delighted. So here I am, playing a waiting game but fully expecting a mastectomy - I am sure I will have lots of questions and hope you don't mind me gatecrashing.

topsy and I have been through a lot since her diagnosis (carrying her sick bucket was one of the highlights!!!) and I am glad that I have been through it with her and know more what to expect. Look forward to getting to know you all although I still can't quite believe I am here !

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 04-Dec-12 10:26:36

welcome hernextdoor - very sorry that you have to be of course, but we can promise lots of support and encouragement and fbs from the trolley,plus revolting teenage drinks. The vacuum thing sounds a bit eek-I just had a core biopsy,no dangling through a hole.
Well done ned for seeking help from the doc- moving on is so difficult and other don;t understand that you can't just put things behind you so easily after a cancer diagnosis- it's not like a broken leg.
Exciting about wedding preps- I wonder if bride's dress is like I drew it ?
Keep warm and get throat better for singing.
Am off to look for cheese for my bookgroup cheeseboard -very exciting-cheese is one of my favourite things.

Gigondas Tue 04-Dec-12 11:31:05

Hi hernextdoor - did topsy make you carry the bucket for chemo or just from one of her nights out? Horrid time though waiting on tests so lots of sympathy .

mas I got obsessed with cheese on chemo so enjoy your shopping.

Am still in my pyjamas as mini gig was playing about (actually shouting about ) during the night . Being tired and then seeing story about someone with sarcoma set me off on brief depression this morning . Therapy has helped me a lot to understand and process this ned so I do recommend it ( I am going to go out soon to get some coffee from swanky new place in town and will make mince pies later).

Also copthall. (And kurri) I need your help. Am about to sign up for open university module on classics. Am wavering though so need some push to do it. I like it as its flexible and gets me back into studying even if not all of course as I would like (some bits of modules repeat my degree ) - also my therapist thinks I should so it via a " proper uni" (bit mean here) which doesn't suit me as well as open uni course does. Need to register by Thursday.

Make me do it.

Right ought to get on now .

Gigondas Tue 04-Dec-12 11:31:51

And am going to brave the hair but will hunt out a hat tomorrow when am meant to finish my Xmas shopping

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 04-Dec-12 11:46:04

do it gig !!!!
I saw the piece I think you meant (in the Times ?) about Cruse.
Am playing one of my Christmas playlists....

HerNextDoorAt21 Tue 04-Dec-12 11:47:21

Thanks for the welcome MAS and also gigondas I sort of feel like I know some of you already as topsy and I have chatted over the odd glass of lemonade ... ahem.

As for carrying the bucket on one of her nights out ..... a lot of them are with me so we have a bucket each !

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 04-Dec-12 12:18:27

arf grin !

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