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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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Posted: 05/08/2014 at 22:08
My knowledge is about the same as RF. they're all central lines - the end wants to sit basically in the big vein just outside your heart. A Hickman line is put into your subclavian vein just below your collar bone, and then the outside end is tunnelled under the skin so it actually comes out of your skin at a point distant to wear it goes into the vein (not sure that makes sense, but I'm sure google would fine you a better explanation!). A picc line is usually put in in your arm and then threaded up and round to where it needs to sit, but the end of it you see will be in your upper arm. I think a picc is probably technically easier to site - often done by specialist nurses - but not everyone will have a good enough peripheral vein to get one into. I think hickman lines are usually put in by anaesthetists, but there may also be specialist nurses who do them too now. I don't know anything about portacaths, but I believe they are accessed through the skin via a port, rather than having the port bit dangling outside you (like a normal cannula).

I have no idea whether any of that makes sense! I don't know all the pros and cons, but I suspect that a Hickman line might be less likely to get in the way than a picc. They all have infection risks, problems with clotting and blocking etc, but I suspect an improvement on being stabbed multiple times every time you need chemo!

Hope the experience today wasn't too awful.

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Posted: 05/08/2014 at 06:54
Hi Jade - I ran while breast feeding all 3 of mine (not together!!), and I think the general advice from everyone on here is usually to start really slowly and build up as long as everything feels ok. I started back at just under 3 weeks after having my third, but left at least 2 days between 'runs' to make sure there were no niggles or pains. And make sure you keep up the pelvic floor exercises!!

Caro - hope it all goes ok today, will be thinking of you.

Hoggle - hope the news is good!

I am getting in some altitude training while we're away, and boy does that 1500m make a difference! There are a couple of trails which are stunning, and follow streams so aren't too extreme in their elevation, but otherwise it's pretty much up, or down - both of them quite tough on the legs and heart!!
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