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Walking back to Happiness

AnnJac
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Hi.  Not sure where to post this up date!  Not really walking related - apart from problems stopping me walking!

So.

Went to see GP today with a number of issues. 

First - foot drop.  GP referred me for an urgent brain scan to rule out problem caused by secondaries in brain.  We both think that all will be clear and most likley cause -  chemo or trauma from operation.   Once brain proves to be clear then she will refer me for specialist physio.  In the meantime I will start some exercises I have found on a reputable source on the net.   Nothing to lose.

Second - fatigue.  Thinks this is most likely Letrozole related.   But doing some more blood tests.  If these come back OK then to ring breast care nurse and seek an appointment with consultant.   I told her I couldn't be like this for 10 years.  She also said still early days and foot drop, healing, anxiety, stress can all cause fatigue and that it was early days.  

Emotions - all over the place.  But she thinks I am dealing with it normally.  Yes very tearful at the drop of a hat but so much to deal with.  I am doing the right thing in trying to plan things to look forward to every day.  But if the world starts turnjng black then to go back and she would prescribe anti depressants.

Hospital tomorrow to check wound . . . . 

Hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Xx

Anne xx

seaspirit44
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, so glad you are getting constructive help. Your GP sounds really efficient and caring. They will know to give you an appt when you need it in future! Good luck and big hugs xxxxx

Onwards and flatwards (don't do hills) and keep walking if you can!

yellowroses
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That is too much to have to cope with all at once, Ann Jac, and I am so sorry to hear about it. As far as which thread to put it on, I think you will probablyy find good advice here going from what I have been reading over the past year or so. All the best - and I do hope you have some better news soon/

moomy
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Oh AnnJac, lovey, I’m so very glad you got that appointment with what sounds like a lovely GP.

i too am pretty sure the scan won’t reveal anything to be concerned about, a foot drop would normally suggest a spinal nerve problem to me, but also a hiccup with stress (which truly can do awful things to one - look at my severe case of hives!) and that’s all totally understandable with such a long, long healing process you’re going through. 

I really hope Wednesday brings good news for you, you’ve been through enough!

big hugs xxx

Moomy

HappyFeet1
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Hi all, more lovely photos, another nest , I'm dying to see some chicks, must be soon!

, so so glad that your GP seems to have taken all your concerns seriously and at last you're on the road to some answers. About time!!!! Fingers crossed for tomorrow. 

Managed my favourite walk to next town today with lovely friend who I haven't seen since February. Had so much to catch up on, only took one photo! Lunch in cafe, thicnk we were there for 3 hours! The sun was shining on return journey, sadly meant the midges were in full swarm so dodged off the canal path when we could to more open ground. Work tomorrow.....

  Happy walking/ cafe visiting/ therapeutic scones to all this week. HFxx

HappyFeet1 xx
Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. – Hopi
moomy
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Minimal walking but yoga tonight, yay, have missed it! We had 2weeks off for Easter and then I was on holiday last week.....

hugs xxx

Moomy

Violetsniff
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Hi ....could I book one of those therapeutic scones please?!?

sorry only just read this page today.So sorry ...you are still experiencing so very much.It must feel like too much for one little bod to take!!

I do feel that your Brest cancer nurse is saying important things too.Your body has been through so very much with the original operation.I asked the nurses how long it would take to “get over” it,and was told 6 months...year...(everyone is different )whatever,it was a shock.

(there are things nobody tells u unless you ask!)

People are all different.

Are you able to rest,and do relaxing things,or is your life full of things ?(you can’t stop the world going round)

If at all possible try and take some time for yourself...Xxx

I know that doesnt sound like much advice but it will pay dividends Xx

I have been busy bust making lacy birds.(I often stop,and say to myself,what is this contributing to the world?!)but I love craft and ,for different reasons,I too have to rest,my tired old brain ..

Here is my latest.By the way....I loved your swan curled up in its’ nest...now,where are my feathers...?.....picture coming up as soon as I CAN !!Xx

”The Roses are showing off(their beauty )”

AnnJac
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Hi Everyone 

Some good news at last!  The graft has taken and the donor site is 95% healed.  So to be careful with graft as still delicate but it needs to be given a chance to toughen up.  So bra less as much as possible over the next week or so.  See the surgeon next week and hopefully he will then give the ok to start radiotherapy.

Lovely lacy birds Violetsniff.  Glad you can still find time for scones hapoy feet now you are back at work.  Amalie are you still enjoying the south downs?  So glad Yoga still good Moomy.  Yellowroses - i hope you are still recovering well from your op.  And anyone i have flrgotten I hope ypu are all well.

Anne xx

Mrs50
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Fantastic news .  Another step near the finish line.  I’m due to start radiotherapy on 5th June so will be joining you.  

S

x

moomy
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Such great news, AnnJac, I’m thrilled for you! At last some good news!!!!!

hugs xxx

Moomy

HappyFeet1
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Fab news , at longggggg last!!!!!!! xxxxxxxx

HappyFeet1 xx
Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. – Hopi
seaspirit44
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So pleased for you , xxx

Onwards and flatwards (don't do hills) and keep walking if you can!

HappyFeet1
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Hi all, love your lacy birds , dainty and each unique! Must be nice to be creative and also handy with a needle. And if there's ever a meet up which we both attend, I'd love to buy you a therapeutic scone!

Managed a lot of steps today, with various doctor and hospital appointments, but also managed to get to some park areas - where I was so pleased to see that what had looked like a precarious coot's nest a while ago has survived all the rain, and there she is with her chicks! She was feeding them as I watched. It's not the loveliest of settings, rubbish around including a traffic cone.... but there is nature making the best of it. Can't really make out the chicks at all, but they're there, honest!!  

Then next stop, swan family on the path (and on the warpath when anyone went near, I kept a very respectful distance)

  Friday tomorrow, hooray, sadly work but still it;s Friday! HFxx

HappyFeet1 xx
Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. – Hopi
moomy
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Ahhhh, it’s so great to see new life each year, no matter what their surroundings! I saw lambs and calves on our drive yesterday, but had a rapid walk in the drizzle today to get hubs’ insulin, he’s on a new one to see if it will help his control. So far, so good! 

Hugs xxx

Moomy

Violetsniff
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...What great ....amazing..Xxx

thankyou ....I keep making them I can’t stop myself!!(my shelves are beginning to look like the Day of the Triffids !!

and I think I can see your chicks...I zoomed in and saw some little grey things....how cute.Xxxx

”The Roses are showing off(their beauty )”