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“I git through next 2 weeks then no one really cared how much weight I lost !,”
I got bullied every step of the way over weight loss even though I lost only about half a stone. I used to put stuff in my pockets at weighing time
Strange thing about the weight loss
I’m almost the same as I was at the beginning of treatment but I’ve changed shape completely. I can get into jeans that I never could before.
diito I am the same weight but liken you say a different shape weird! I have t out the extra weight I out in before treatment but yes I can get into jeans that I couldn’t before .
inused to out phone car keys house keys and anything else I could think off as well lol
Hazel aka RadioactiveRaz
My blog is www.radioactiveraz,wordpress.com.
i give a honest account of my experiences with tonsil cancer
T2N2NM equals tumour size 2-4 cm 2 affected lymph nodes later changed to several after pet ct scan NM no distant metastatic .35 radiotherapy sessions and 2 out if 3 planned cisplatin chemotherapy sessions.
I have always been slim and have trouble putting on weight, I was a constant 9.5 stone before my cancer and dropped to 8.5 just before, I'm now about 10 stone 5 lbs max thanks to ensures and calogen shots. I'm still the same shape although my stomach looks bigger where they took skin and muscle for skin grafts etc so it looks a bit deformed now, not that it bothers me, I gave up caring what I looked like after my jaw reconstruction, im still around to tell the tale so that suits me .
Its sometimes not easy but its worth it ! Click here to find out more
Chris, you are a shining light and golden inside. Your friends and family love you and that’s what matters. My daughter lives in Berlin. I hid the rigours if my treatment from her and even now she doesn’t know about my blog but at the height of my pain, nasogastric tube in place and haggard looking, when we Skyped she told me I was beautiful. Broke my heart!
you really are a kind person I think you must read like snd reply to almost every post that’s on here. I know you’ve put up with my typos (lol ) I have nails yes they are my own so type with side of fingers hence typos. That my excuse and I am sticking to it.
I reckon when all this lockdown is over we will have to try and find a central point and and see how many of us can make it. I don’t mind being the organiser ! Just a thought or maybe the ramblings of day 16 in Spanish lockdown!!
We'd love to have a meet up with everyone that can make it when this is all over.
As many of you no longer drink alcohol due to treatment I'll have to have your share!!
Ken tried a few sips of a beer the other day and said it was disgusting! The thought of wine makes him sick!!
Stay safe and well everyone. XXX
Hubby - Left tonsil squamous cell carcinoma P16 positive with neck nodes T1N1M0 - 30 fractions of radiotherapy and 6 weeks of chemotherapy, Cisplatin in December / January 2019/20
Me - Invasive lobular breast cancer - Grade 2, Stage 2 - mastectomy October 2019 - 15 fractions of radiotherapy December / January 2019/20
Yes count me in. I love a real ale and still enjoy it.
youll have to start a thread for a meet up and bump it every now and then to keep it live.
Tell me,I gave up on looks 40 odd year ago. I was in fire when I was 18 lost my ear and half my hair ,broken jaws,teeth etc but still the same inside. Often wondered about being a councillor ,I'd like to give something back. So if you want deformed mate I'll fight you for it l.o.l.
I'd like to come if I can make it to. Look out for the T shirt
put you down on list your number 1 ,think we will be a motley crew anyway ,between me and my dad burn in neck and dribble you’ll fit in fine.9
TThink treatment starts tomorrow for you sending all the positivity I can . For some reason I’ve for Glasgow at the Beatson hospital May be totally wrong ?
Just tried fitting gum sheild in 2mins ago
Excruciatingly painful. Got it In Though. It's the Western and general hosp Edinburgh. Tried for ninewells closer, different trust, would have to be re referred, politics uh ?
I can still swallow thin liquids so i reckon i could join you rather than you drink alone I find ales are better than larger etc , wine is to acidy for me so i leave that alone . Take care .
Hi Sharon it’s a deal !!! You will probably end up with most of foidcas well. Lol I know John has put nearly 2 stone on eating my leftovers ! Now the battle is to get it off and stop him eating during lockdown coz he can’t ride his bike whichvwas the plsn
yes everybody stay safe H xx
Hi Hazel,I reckon i could manage a meet up with you guys, sounds like a good idea to me . . It's only because i have a Grammarly app that my spelling etc is ok . Take care .
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