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Both the Living with incurable cancer n the Melanoma groups have recently started up a thread based on the idea of listing 3 good things (at the end of ) each day. It's rather like the idea of using a gratitude journal, but is easier n quicker to do. It also focusses the mind.
Mine for today -
Hi Buttercup, lovely idea. My 3 things for today,
.....treating us, my son, his partner and my grandkids to a takeaway dinner in the garden. I often cook a family dinner but Im off food at the moment and cookings a chore most days. It was lovely...no washing up lol
My grandaughter, aged 4, picking up an empty snail shell and asking where the snail had gone?
My grandaughter, again, running to tell me, excitedly ,that our dog (male)he has just stood on 3 legs Nana! One leg in in air! Like this Nana, as she tried to copy. I didnt get round to mentioning he was having a wee cos I was laughing too much
Love and hugs
Its a lovely idea to start a thread over here in the Kidney group too Buttercup x I'll get a notebook
Loved your 3 good things, Ethelmay especially the ones from your granddaughter x
Actually making scones for the first time this year!!
Finding an up to date photo, on google, of a cousin who used to play football for Bury
Giving my bass guitar a polish and cuddle. Havent played him since Christmas. apart from him being heavy I just seem to have lost the ...whatever its called, so I know Im not myself ( yes.... he's a 'him'...he's called Oscar and I love him to bits )
My three today so far
Had a haircut
Saw my friend via Facetime enjoying Jamaica
Bought my sister a birthday present I think she might actually like (very fussy ;-) )
I'm such a saddo managing to list food in my 3 good things again!!
Hi , I’ve just been told I have kidney cancer after a CT scan for a different medical complaint , it’s all very daunting
Welcome to the community n the Kidney cancer group especially . I can understand u feeing daunted
Kidney cancer is slow growing compared to other cancers. The usual way of dealing with it is by surgery .
IF u get secondaries there are many drugs available to treat these n more being developed each year.
So though it's scary, it's doable
There are lots of ppl in this group who can support u.
If you've any questions, do ask us.
eight months ago I had a ct scan for suspected lymphoma and a 5cm kidney tumour was found. I must admit I went into shock and was unable to function normally. I had my whole kidney removed and apart from scars which remind me that I now only have one kidney I feel great! I had no symptoms at all and was told that I was really lucky that the tumour had been found before it could spread. It didn’t feel lucky at the time though! Hopefully you will get a date for your operation soon. It’s pretty major but doable as pain relief is good. I’m 65 and was fit before the operation which helped. This site is so supportive and there will always be someone who can answer your questions
Well, that's a bit crap - but you've found a good place to be. Lots of lovely supportive people - and most importantly survivors here! Daunting it is, the end of the world, it definitely isn't. Hopefully you'll get a lot of reassurance reading through some of our posts and experiences.
Hi Gary, you're definitely in the right place for a chat or help. I'm finding the group is an invaluable support to me right now and everyone here knows exactly what we are all going/been through and how we are feeling. Lots of lovely friendly folks here and it's somewhere to just 'drop in' either to read posts, reply to others or have a good rant at times.
Not a saddo at all Buttercup xx I find food ( having to cook it and then actually having to eat it) a real challenge. Hubby doesn't cook sol0l
that...one of my 3 things today is...
1: Actually cooking and eating ...bacon and egg full fry up. ( without the egg for me cos Im allergic) beans, toms, sausage, mushrooms, fried bread.
2: watching the postie lady walk past so no bills today
3: Spoke today to a member of a FB group Im in, (a fan group for an indie band,) ....who had a brilliant night last night because he was waiting in the queue to get into a Mozart Prom The Magic Flute, bumped into and chatted with..only the bassist of our fav band! He was delighted and said the Mozart Prom was fabulous and made even more magical by meeting a member of our fav band.
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