Lovely to hear from you.
Sorry to hear that you found the first chemo so tough and I hope that you are enjoying some relaxation before your next session.
How great to hear that you made it to the wedding. It will have meant a lot to your friend that you were there on such a special day.
It sounds as if the wig was the right decision for you and I am sure that you will get used to the feel of it in no time at all.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Lovely to hear from you and great to know that Norman and Jasper are good too.
It sounds as if you are having fun with the grandchildren and after everything you have been through, you really deserve it. Amazing to recall that you were so poorly a year ago and now you will be looking forward to singing at their weddings.😉
I am nearly up to speed for the Christmas performance. In the meantime, I have finished the lyrics for my new song. I have never actually written lyrics myself before and I struggled with some of them so asked Mary for some help. She revealed a real talent neither of us knew she had and so the song will be a joint effort which is great. I expect that your folk group will be in demand during Christmas and it is good to hear that you will be practising again soon.
Dear Lou and Rob,
Dear Lou, Firstly I hope you and your brother-in-law had lovely birthdays. Hope you enjoyed a nice glass of red wine brought back from your summer trip to France. Or is it all gone and a distant memory now Lou? Pleased you have been able to go swimming again Lou. 🧜♀️
Very sad news for the lady that you know that you met swimming. So lovely that despite her news she radiates warmth and you were happy to see her again. i know what you mean about times flying by! The nights have drawn in now and this all reminds me of the weather and season that I was diagnosed with my cancer and feel so lucky to have completed my treatment and have started to return to a more normal life, although not back to work yet, possibly after Christmas. I know I am lucky to have had the opportunity to stay off work and was fortunate to have received PIP, which is a good cushion so that I am not too much of a financial burden on Norman. MacMillan were brilliant at helping me fill in the form. I had an assessment at home and I qualified for help.
I have seen a lot of my darling grandchilden, which is great! Although little Ivy gave me a huge unexpected snotty kiss and I went down with a three week cold and chest infection! But do you know it was worth it just to know how much she loves her Nana! She is 14 months now and walking about picking flowers and flower is her favourite word! 💐Teddy, Hunter and Frankie are wonderful too, Frankie just celebrated her first birthday! So pleased to have shared their first birthdays when I think I was so scared I might not achieve that.
Lou, I hope that your dear sister is coping with her treatment. If it seems appropriate please send her my best wishes for a good recovery.
Hi Rob, nice to hear that you are going to a classical concert with Mary. I really hope you enjoy it and your picnic with KitKat! You certainly will have earned it after your long walk! Are you still practising for your Xmas concert? I have missed s couple of practices and folk club meets due to chest infection but antibiotics have done their job. Had to miss my flu jab due to it but hope to be well enough in a week or so to have it before I catch flu!
Hope you both have a nice peaceful, or exciting weekend, which ever is your preference haha 😂
Thinking of all the people who have been diagnosed recently, undergoing treatments or just completed treatments I wish you well and truly wish that the work of the wonderful people who are searching for a cure for a cure for cancer are successful for all our and our families and loved ones sake. Keep up the good work! It’s not easy but try to find the good, however small in each day!
Be in touch soon, Jasper and Norm doing well.
Hope your pusscats still doing well Lou and the family.
love Jackie xx🙋♀️
Lovely to hear from you, I bam sorry the first part of chemo was so hard on you, I understand and my heart is with you. I am glad you are enjoying some days of relative 'wellness', until the next one on the 31 st.
How lovely that you were able to attend the wedding however briefly you were able to stay. Being able to take part and enjoy 'normal' activities whilst going through treatment is great and can give us a lift.
I hope the wig works out well for you and you find it comfortable to wear. My sister collected hers this week, she sent me some photos, it looks really good. She is taking it to her hairdresser to get it trimmed a bit more. She had her second chemo yesterday, so she is starting another 3 week cycle.
I hope the next week or so you continue to have good days. Yes, each time is one step nearer to the end.
Have a peaceful weekend,
Thanks for message. First chemo harder than I thought - extremely sick and only really picked up at all after a week but now enjoying a bit of time before my next one on the 31st. I’d been told the first session wouldn't affect me much with each session after that progressively worse so not looking forward to that but trying to see it as a step nearer getting better.
I did get to the wedding for the service as thankfully it was only 10 mins down the road. Also the service was very short so I coped, but it was a shame we couldn’t stop longer. They were so pleased we made it.
I’ve been to town today to collect a wig which, although it is really good and an almost exact match to my colouring, feels very strange but I’m sure I’ll get used to it and will feel more comfortable with it in time.
I hope you are doing okay at mo and thank you again for your message - it’s so good to have contact with people who understand how I feel.
Hahaha 😂😂, that sounds about right!! Lol!
Thank you for the birthday wishes! 😄🤗
Hope you are coping with your chemo OK and that you enjoyed your friend’s wedding.
Would love to hear how you are getting on when you have a mo.
This is the post I mentioned. Plus there are lots of great chats here to read also. 😄
Happy birthday to you. 🗣🎹🎷🎺🥁🥳. And your brother-in-law. At least have a drink.
It was my sister’s 51st wedding anniversary yesterday and they celebrated by getting their flu shots.🤒😂.
Haha, yes, we will have the sandwich and KitKat whatever, but Mary said it will be nice on Sunday and if she said so🌤😉
Your weekend sounds like it will be very enjoyable. I do hope you have good weather to have that walk. If not just have the picnic and Kitkat anyway..lol😃.
We still have rain, rain, more thunder etc etc. Hahaha 😂. It is very, very windy and wet..
Family birthdays here this weekend, my brother -in-laws, and mine. To be honest I don't think we have any plans either!
I absolutely agree with you, this community has been a great source of support. It is so good to be able to connect with others, sharing stories and being there for one another.
Have a good evening,