Kidney cancer

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Three good things - take 3

buttercup01
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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 -

  1. Realising a rainbow striped notebook I found in a charity shop the other day would make a fine gratitude journal 
  2. Appreciating having a fan on a hot, sticky day
  3. Enjoying my" Breakfast scramble" wrap for lunch

 

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
Ethelmay
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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

Xx

Love and hugs

Ethelmay x
Ethelmay
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Its a lovely idea to start a thread over here in the Kidney group too Buttercup x I'll get a notebook

Love and hugs

Ethelmay x

Love and hugs

Ethelmay x
buttercup01
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Yay!

Loved your 3 good things, Ethelmay especially the ones from your granddaughter x

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
buttercup01
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  1. Yummy cheese scones and a clementine for tea with a cuppa tea.
  2. Having someone else put away the Sainsbury's delivery I'd ordered
  3. Reading more of my latest library book
Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
Ethelmay
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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 )

Love and hugs

Love and hugs

Ethelmay x
Jo300
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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 ;-) )

Jo
x
buttercup01
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  1. Falafel n hummus wrap n + fresh  strawberries for tea
  2. Finished my book
  3. Much cooler here
Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
buttercup01
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I'm such a  saddo  managing to list food in my 3 good things again!!

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
Gary56
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Hi , I’ve just been told I have kidney cancer after a CT scan for a different medical complaint , it’s all very daunting

buttercup01
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Hello Gary56

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. 

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
Joncol
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Hi Gary56

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 

Jane
Jo300
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Hi Gary56

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.

Jo
x
Ethelmay
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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.

Love and hugs

Ethelmay x
Ethelmay
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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.

Love and hugs

Ethelmay x