great to meet you the other day I m not on here much at the moment but have been thinking of you , what time are you having your pic line in on Monday? I ve been up there every day visiting text me if you want to meet up for coffee in Macmillan love Gilliebean x
have been thinking about you all and hope that you are all coping in your various stages ,I m getting stronger everyday but it does take it's toll! If anyone gets the acid reflux ,I have found purely by accident really that a protein shake works ,I take lansoprazole when I wake up and wait at least half hour ,then have a Cambridge shake ,chocolate works for me but not with laxative as they do several ! I add twice the ammount of water and blend it then sit and drink it slowly I wait at least half an hour before I have a cup of tea and then just be sensible with the eating tomatoes seemed to be setting it off so I m leaving them our for now ,I don't eat meat and I would advise not to have cheese as it's a strong flavour . I seem to be good for the rest of the day and take Gaviscon before bed. One day I did a test and didn't have the shake and it came back! Obviously the shake is not for dieting I had them in the cupboard as I use them when I am away so that I know I m getting all the necessary vitamins. I swear there is something in them that settles or lines the stomach ,I was suffering so much and tried one to see if I could keep it down as I was bringing every thing up and couldn't believe it when it worked! Maybe if you don't try that one you could try another make it has to be worth a go! Hope it works for someone else! Anyway I have some family issues just now with a sick relative so that's why I ve been quiiet unfortunately it's the dreaded cancer again! So am up the hospital most days .love to you all and best of luck to you Lynne for Tuesday call me if you need me! Love Gilliebean x
Just a quick message to say good luck, been thinking about you today. Today is the first step to recovery and beating this thing. We’re here for you! Keep us posted.
Sounds like you had a lovely last day of work and had some very thoughtful gifts. You’re obviously highly thought of.
Lots of love
thank you have butterflies the size of elephants! Just getting ready now. Will let you know how my first week goes,already have slapped on the calendula cream I was given.
well here goes....eeek!
How is everyone?
I'm feeling miserable today! Just received a curt letter from Payroll saying that my full pay ceased on the 13th April and my half pay will cease on the 13th June.
The last thing I need right now is money worries and now it means I’ll possibly be returning to work way before I am ready and well enough! Not happy!
Trouble is, I know at some point I will be having further treatment for this liver secondary, but I don’t have a clue, how long off that is, what they’ll do and how long i’ll need to recover after that!?! Just fed up.
Thats not so good last think you want to worry about. I know they’ll say oh it’s standard letters but really a wee belter t of compassion and common sense should be used. At the Maggies I go to there are benefit advisors who help you see if you are entitled to any benefits while you are unable to work - I think MacMillan offer a similiar service it is definitely worth checking out and one man I know gets a work pension but was also entitled to a benefit - can’t remember the name of it - do you have any of those services near you?
I think they make it really difficult to put people off so if you can get help I’d try.
How are you doing apart from that?
Ive had a rubbish week too - I’d b en getting wee floaters in my eye for the last few weeks and kept getting it checked and told they’d go away but on Tuesday my optician had a more detailed look and sent me straight to the eye hospital where they found two wee tears in my retina so had to get it lasered there and then!
Honestly if it’s not one thing it’s another so Iwas feeling pretty sorry for myself :-(( but then I remember that my treatment is over and I’m in remission so gave myself a shake and getting on with it lol!
you take care and see if you can get any advice