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Finished 2nd line chemo February disease stable. Since finishing I have been blessed with lots more energy. Walking 3 miles most days. I was busy this morning washing tiles usual housework when I came over weak lightheaded and spent rest of afternoon in bed. Had a good run terrified cancer is back. Having a blip mentally .

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Do you not think you are doing far too much especially in this heat. Stay hydrated and rest, you should be resting for an hour every day. I am so cross with you

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Thank you Suzuki you are so right what am I trying to prove. Need to come to terms with the new normal. Your honesty was needed my husband is right. Don’t say that often ha ha. Hope you are keeping well best

Maureenwishes maureen

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Didn't mean to sound off but it makes a little sense. Do take it easy over the warm weather, unless you have doggies like me, you don't need to do the tiles every day. All the best

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You didn’t sound off just straight to the point. I needed it thank you.

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I so understand. 2 days before starting chemo last weekend for my 1st recurrence, I was out on the driveway blowing away leaves with the blowing machine! Before operation 2 years ago I was whippersnipping the grass. I think I have to prove to myself that really I'm ok when of course, really I'm not. Have learnt to rest, stop when I think I'm tired at least after the 2nd time, not 45 minutes later! I hate the new normal so think of it as not normal but its happening anyway! Hugs from Australia.

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Thank you for replying. Yes it’s like not giving up and trying to keep your body as physically fit as possible to cope with any treatments that we have to endure. Like you say it’s learning to know when to listen to your body and rest.

It sounds as though we are similar in that we had an operation 2 years ago. Best wishes to you and success with your recurrence.

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I’m new to this site and It’s so great to read all your posts. Just had 2nd chemo in my 4th cycle for reoccurrence. Had surgery January 2017. I too try to do to much sometime. I like to walk every day as it gives me energy and then I’m flying round doing things and then I’m wrecked so take to couch. Had chemo Wednesday and came home and fell asleep but then did a walk after dinner and then stayed up half the night watching Netflix (addicted) so now comes the fallout. Had to do school collection and trip to dundrum with a teenager. Survived that and then tea out with kids but was asleep on couch in no time. But of course went to bed and woke up at 4am. Bloody steroids not only keep me awake but make me very hungry. Weight just increasing hence why need to walk but energy levels after chemo especially with little sleep are low. And that’s the circle I live in. I suppose listen to our bodies is the best thing we can do. But easier said than done. I’ve leaving very and junior very starting on Wednesday and a family 80th birthday Sunday. Lots of sleep required to get through all this. Wish me luck. Great to chat ladies. Thank you.

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Hi, lovely,

I had op Sept 2014 and chemo to March 2015, lucky to be Ned since.

I have very busy days, looking after grand kids and doing up houses along with normal day to day stuff.

There is nothing wrong with pacing yourself, you have nothing to prove and if I want a nap, power or otherwise, I take it, no explanations and no excuses.

We have all had major surgery and chemo, which is platinum poisoning, we all have worries it’s back, it comes with the disease, but we all cope better by being kind to ourselves and not think about the what if?

Don’t push yourself too hard, do some joyful and happy things to look forward too, it’s not all worry and hard work, enjoy life, you will cope better and if not speak to friends, familly or maybe seek councelling

Lots of love,

Carole xx

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