Hi all you lovely ladies. It was me on the TV show on Wednesday night. Just got a lovely email from Ruth saying that she was watching the programme and recognised my name and she said that some of you had seen it.
I was diagnosed in 1997, was very ill due to complications during surgery but decided I was going to be a survivor no matter what the specialists said then it re-occurred in 2007. It came back for the 3rd time in March 2012 and I'm on Letrozole for 'quality of life' as they cannot do any more for me & I've managed to stay reasonably well for the last 2.5 yrs on it. I was 75 this year and I intend to reach my 80th and have a brilliant shindig with all my ladies from my keep-fit and sequence dancing classes.
If any of you missed the show it will be repeated this Saturday on ITV 12.30 - 1.30 pm.
My friend & I had the most wonderful time, it was a dream come true for us to dance with Vincent & Flavia and we are back in London next Monday to attend their new show "Dance 'till Dawn" at the Aldwich Theatre with a party afterwards in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel next door and staying overnight in the Waldorf and a lady coming to do our make-up. I can't take the smile off my face I am so enjoying myself.
I send all my love and hopes to you all and no matter how bad a day I have I go into the bathroom and talk to myself in the mirror and tell myself it will be better to-morrow and then I smile again and believe and trust in myself that I can make it work.
When I got the bad news that my cancer was back again one of my ladies sent me a 'Get Well' card
and she wrote inside: Dear Iris, When you wake up in the morning and put your feet on the floor, Satan shudders, looks up and says "Oh my God, Iris is awake"
Lots of hugs to you.