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Posted: 13/11/2014 at 22:39
How much clinical work does the prof do? Professor is a posh title but basically means you're an academic, so possibly not the best placed to make clinical decisions, depending on what he actually does day to day - some are very academic, research based, and some much more clinical. (I'm sure you know that, but it's worth bearing in mind if you're in a situation where he seems to be suggesting something different from the oncologist). The heart stuff sounds scary, and just another level of uncertainty in the whole thing. Is it an echo you want to have? I hope you get some clarity from your meetings and feel comfortable with the decision you make - is your husband able to go with you to help you remember everything that's been said?

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Posted: 13/11/2014 at 20:07
Caro - I think a good question is something along the lines of 'if I was your daughter/sister/wife (delete as age appropriate!), what would you advise me to do'. Obviously after you've asked any questions you've got about what the treatment involves, what the statistics suggest is best etc. Because at the end of the day, there isn't a 'right' answer, and no one can give you the assurances I'm sure you would so desperately love to hear, so the best that you and they can do, is make the decision that's as right as possible for you, and that means making sure they're seeing you as a real person sitting in front of them and not as a statistic from a research trial.

I hope that makes sense, and I hope the consultations go well and give you the ability to make a good choice for you. My thoughts, as always, are with you.

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Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:18
I've just read back and seen just how fast Dylan ran - that's crazy! Well done him!

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Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:02
Just in from work so a very quick catch up...

Caro - fingers crossed for tomorrow. Nothing you can do for your neuts! Although given that they've dropped low you should be very careful after subsequent chemos about seeing people who are unwell, as you really want to avoid infections when you haven't got an immune system to fight them! You also need to be really careful about looking after yourself, eating well and making sure you're not getting too tired (or overdoing the exercise!), as if you do get neutropenic sepsis you really want the rest of you to be as tip-top as possible, with the best reserves you can have in order to get through it. Thinking of you, and hoping it all goes ok, x

I run in 0mm drop shoes now. Merrell road shoes with 4mm of cushioning, and vivobarefoot trail shoes (can't remember how much cushioning!). I don't run the kind of distances some of you do, though - 9 miles max in either pair so far - and I think if I start doing longer distances on roads I would consider something with a bit more cushioning - if that exists! I also wear merrell minimalist shoes for work, and xero shoes sandals all summer, and I love them all!

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Posted: 10/09/2014 at 09:44
Kinsey - you could look up 'pulled elbow' and see if it fits what's happening. I agree, I don't think the Gp will be able to help unless he's not actually using it at the time - otherwise there won't be anything to find!

EF - hope you're all better today!

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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 18:21
Her husband might be worried if she had a gaggle of orcadian children in her wake, Ikkle...given she's from Shetland!! Well done on a good time!

I have the thread bookmarked on the iPad and so far it seems to be coming up fine when I try to find it.

My husband is away all weekend on a stag do, so my children are shortly headed for the bath and will then be swiftly deposited in their beds so I cn sit down in peace!

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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 08:25
Congratulations Sonya, fantastic news. Hope you get home soon!

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Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:06
Wow, fab, fab, fab TT!! Very excited for you, and can't wait to see a pic, x

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Posted: 13/08/2014 at 08:15
Good luck TT!!

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Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:28
Oh Caro, that sounds so tough, but lovely that your friend flew over. A friend/colleague of mine at work has just had chemo and radiotherapy for breast cancer, and it definitely took more out of her than she was expecting. She hasn't been in to work, and I think she thought she would (none of us thought she would or should!). Hopefully you'll start to feel better in the next day or so, and get a break between the cycles where you feel ok-ish. It sounds very odd that they've told you you can't take painkillers - was it the oncologist who said that? You're not even at the point where you could be neutropenic yet. If it was me I'd take some paracetamol for the headache as a one-off, which will hopefully get rid of the headache but won't mask a fever. You could also take codeine of you've got any, as that won't do anything for a temperature. All fingers crossed you are feeling more normal soon, x

Camlo - hope the black clouds pass soon.

CC - I was hoping you had had some good time with your husband, and that's why we hadn't seen you. So sorry it's not been so positive and you don't feel like you're getting anywhere. It must be extra hard to have those other feelings floating around as well. I would not do well with an OCD cleaning person to stay - unless they wanted to spend all their time cleaning my house!!

JT - following on from our Facebook discussion about sewing...I would definitely recommend the Hero Vest as a good project, and something that seems really practical as a finished article as well. I hadn't used ribbing before but it came together really well and I love the bound pockets and armholes. I have also got some 'made by Rae' patterns as well, and she has some good boy stuff - the shorts E was wearing are a unisex pattern from her. Is titchy threads from craft storming? I can't check at the moment, as the wifi isn't up to that, but if not, that's worth a look too as she has boys. I have been getting a lot of my fabric from plush addict recently as the service is amazingly fast and the selection good - the ribbing, micro fleece and knit fabric for E's vest was from there. I happened to be in John Lewis in town a few weeks ago and they had a load of fabric in their sale which I bought - the raccoon was from there, and a real bargain at ??6.95 a metre!
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