Log in
My Ovacome
11,809 members14,206 posts

My view today!

Hello all,

I’ve pretty much thought about this moment all the way through my 2 line chemo. I’ve made it down a few blues to lovely cafes, sat in the sun enjoying the mountain views.

I’m itching to be out on the slopes but my strength and fitness just isn’t enough to do it. I get a bit stuck half way down a slope on day one when my strength just gave out and my legs wouldn’t do what I wanted them too! 🤪😬

Laughing at myself and counting my blessings has helped a lot so far this week.

After a day by a pool with a lovely massage I am back out but its views and hot chocolate for me.

We have had to cancel two holidays due to treatment, booking them sometimes feels really like tempting fate! Now we’re here I’m so glad we took the risk. Insurance was Insurancewith, I’ve claimed twice and still get insured with them. BA have also been amazing giving us full refunds when non were due.

Get planning,

Lisa xx

56 Replies
oldestnewest

Wow what a beautiful view! I bet it feels fantastic to be there. Make sure you take care of yourself and enjoy having a rest :) x

1 like
Reply

Thank you, will do, I’m torn between crying my eyes out for the things this bloody awful disease is stealing and gratitude for being here at all! ❤️

2 likes
Reply

Wow what a view. That's got to be so calming and peaceful. Enjoy the rest xx

1 like
Reply

Thank you, bloody fantastic! ❤️❄️

Reply

Wow Lisa. That's not only a fab view but also a serious accomplishment after two lines of treatment.

I believe that your body is not quite up to a full day of skiing, but even a blue slope with lots of breaks is a great thing :). Enjoy and take it easy. Xx. Maus

1 like
Reply

Thanks Maus, I think I will come back twice the size with all of the hot chocolate breaks. Wishing you all the very best, Lisa xxx

1 like
Reply

Hi Lisa,

So pleased for you that you are out there in amongst those beautiful slopes! ⛷

I’d say go for it again down the blue run, even if you stop half way 😂

It’s such a mix of emotions isn’t it? My husband & I have just been to Fuerteventura (had Insurance With too: very good). My ‘brave’ thing was getting off the side of the (stationary!) Catamaran to swim! I felt a bit panicky as my body wouldn’t bend properly (!) but I had a little swim, then hauled myself up the steps with the aid of a rope! One of the staff gave me a thumbs up & I smiled 🙂

Enjoy each day of those views & slopes!

Linda xoxo

1 like
Reply

Ah Linda that sounds amazing, I’m having a little bit of an emotional moment as I know that feeling of your body not doing what you want it too.

Although I wouldn’t wish it on anyone it really help to know we have friends on here who know exactly how we feel and get those little moments we used to take for granted which now deserve a drum roll and medal.

I will enjoy and cherish each and every moment I am here.

All the best,

Lisa xxx

1 like
Reply

Fantastic Linda. So glad you had a good time. Love Jo xx

1 like
Reply

Enjoy every moment. Just being in a mountain atmosphere is good for the spirit. Relax in the knowledge you made it. Who knows where next year.

1 like
Reply

I will and thank you, wishing you all the very best too! X

Reply

Fantastic photos! Thanks so much for posting them.

I remember when I was very ill as 19 year old, my family brought me along to our annual ski trip.

I wore a long lounge gown and drank hot chocolate all day and night, and even swollen twice my size with steroids, I flirted like the little vixen I was, but never ventured out to the slopes.

That illness was curable, happily and I have spent many years in robust health!

Not so robust now, but it’s a work in progress.

Hugs,

Laura

1 like
Reply

That conjures up a wonderful image Laura, weren’t you blinking lucky; hot choc and flirting not the being ill.

I wish you all the very best with your progress and thanks for the reply. X

Reply

Soooooo jealous. After 30 years skiing the chemo took my balance and leg strength. Not fully back yet so have missed the last couple of years.

I really need my snow fix!

Enjoy and post more pictures please

Fay

Reply

Hi Fay, that’s what I’m really struggling with too so can totally understand what you are saying.

I am realising that this is likely the last time the skis will come out but hope to come and drink Glühwein with the family. It’s blinking hard watching others weaving away mind.

I’ll keep all crossed for you regaining your strength for next season. Xxx

1 like
Reply

Cheers. Have some Gluvein in the cupboard- I am now going to have one after work. Your fault. 😁

1 like
Reply

😂😂😂🍷🍷🍷 Not often I get to be a bad influence these days, enjoy!

1 like
Reply

How marvelous that you got away and that you tried to ski. You still have the wonderful views and pamper sessions to enjoy and you have given people like me hope that there are holidays after 2nd line chemo and two cancelled at the last minute holidays (I've been trying to get to Madeira but I was diagnosed just before the first holiday then it reoccurred just before the second attempt) Great to know also that you managed to get reasonable insurance.

Enjoy the rest of your break - you deserve it. xxxx

1 like
Reply

Thanks Jenny, here’s hoping you get to Madeira in the not too distant future. I’ve had two cancellations and one hospitalisation whilst on holiday, if I can get away then there is definitely hope you! 😁🤞

Reply

What utterly fabulous views and that clean mountain air...... Really glad you’re having a great time and hope you get another go at a blue run before long. I tried skiing twice many moons ago, both times in Scotland. Spent most of my time sitting or lying in the snow 😃 Jo xx

2 likes
Reply

Hi Jo, I can’t say I’ve ever been amazing, lots of enthusiasm but no head for heights. Do you live in Scotland, beautiful around Fort William. X

Reply

No, unfortunately, as it’s so beautiful. I live in the Midlands x

1 like
Reply

What stunning views, you’re so right to take whatever nice times you can get, none of us know what's around the next corner so you carry on enjoying yourself and having fun, you deserve it. Thank you for sharing lovely ❤️Xx Jane

Reply

Hi Jane,

Thanks and you are so right! 😘

Reply

how lovely xxxxx

1 like
Reply

Absolutely stunning xx

1 like
Reply

I don’t post very often. I’m on the mountains with my family too, been a weird one but I’ve managed a little bit of skiing and a bit of apres! Where are you staying?x

1 like
Reply

I’m pleased you have managed something. We are staying in Hippach, around Mayerhofen. Where are you? Lisa x

Reply

Thank you this Louise. The last 2 years of remission I’ve visited 18 countries and also skied. I worry when I won’t be able to do this anymore so I took comfort from your post. Hope the legs feel stronger and you feel that exhilaration from the downhill.

2 likes
Reply

That’s amazing and inspirational, I know that worry! Sounds like you are making the most of your remission; brilliant! X

Reply

Uplifting photo Lias! It must give your soul a boost even though you can’t partake of the skiing. Have a wonderful break.

Joy xx

1 like
Reply

Thanks Joy, I feel alive! X

1 like
Reply

Hi Lisa.

So happy to see your having a lovely time. I love that feeling of when you get off the plane in another country and you can switch off from everything back home. Have fun.

Love Claire x

1 like
Reply

Yes, I left everything behind the minute I took off! Fantastic👍✈️

Reply

Looks lovely - just getting away and being almost normal is so important when dealing with all the rubbish that is ovarian cancer - it is the lack of control over my own time that I miss the most so anything such as a few days away on our old van or a night in a B and B near the sea helps me endure the side effects and prospect of further treatment better - hope you get back on the slope even if it’s just to stand there and pose ! X

1 like
Reply

Thank you, I met up with a friend today who is an amazing skier, I followed her down a slope turn for turn. That was me done but it felt bloody amazing!

The lack of control you mention must get to all of us, I know exactly what you mean. Xxx

1 like
Reply

that's brilliant- glad you got your moment on the slopes x

1 like
Reply

So, so happy for you that you are there. Going away is great even if we are not as strong as we would like to be. The view that got me through 1st recurrence chemo was sun and sea! Looked at it on computer at least twice a week and was so great to actually get there. Now looks like 2nd recurrence starting but am away in March for a week, no matter what! Makes such a difference before we have to be back in treatment. Enjoy.

Reply

Hi Tara,

Keeping the thought of your holiday front of mind will help I’m sure. Are you going hot in March, where to?

Wishing you all the best,

Lisa xoxo

Reply

Hi Lisa. I am in Sydney Australia and we had a hot Summer anyway! But we went to the Gold Coast in Queensland for a week, 6 weeks after finishing 1st recurrence chemo which was wonderful. In March we are heading to the Blue Mountains, about 2 hrs drive and I am doing a Buddhist retreat and my friend is going to hang out in the art galleries and coffee shops and walk. Wonderful views and staying in a lovely old mountain cottage which has been renovated. My dear friend from the UK is also coming to stay. So nice to have a bit of 'normal life'!

Hopefully it will keep me going for a while for my next chemo or possibly clinical trial. I am feeling a bit weary with it all but lucky that I had 2 remissions, albeit a short one this time. Not sure yet if I am carbo resistant or not but we shall see what Onc. says.

Take care. Hugs from Oz.

1 like
Reply

That sounds lovely, great to be doing this with your friends too.

I was just thinking about reading up on Buddhism, it sounds very peaceful and kind.

Wishing you all the very best with your treatment Tara.

Lisa xoxo

Reply

Such a gorgeous view. Glad you were able to go and ENJOY everything. Hot chocolate sitting in a chair looking at that? What could be better. Thank you for sharing! oxox (P.S. I worry about testing fate every time I plan a vacation!)

Reply

Thank you! X

It has been such a needed reminder that there are moments when enjoyment rather than focusing on just getting through the day is possible. I have had way to many hot chocolates, with cream too. 😂👍

Reply

What a lovely view and an outstanding choice for a little time away from realities. I told my daughter yesterday that I needed a beach day very badly. The ocean is still cold here even tho we are having summer temps, but I just want to sit in the sand and watch and hear the waves til it cleanses my soul. Your view is doing that for you I am sure. I can't ski but the mountains are so inspiring! Enjoy the hot chocolate and people watching!

1 like
Reply

A beach day sounds fabulous, one day like that every once in a while can keep you going quite a while I find. X

Reply

So happy for you!

1 like
Reply

Thank you xxx

Reply

You know, you could always think about x-country ski-ing. There are a number of resorts for both downhill and cross-country. Cross-country can be fast but doesn’t have to be. You can just glide along at a pace that suits you, admiring the view as you go. Then snow-shoeing also. You’ll have plenty to tell the family each evening about your day too!

1 like
Reply

That’s an idea, I saw someone cross country skiing the other day and it looked lovely. X

Reply

Wonderful !! That view will do your soul good and boost your immune system !

Don’t push yourself. It’s brilliant you stuck with the plan ! Are you on any steroids st all ? I get a big boosts on the steroids days then do my slug impersonation but love your attitude to “ life is for living “ and enjoy every sweet moment . Wish you lots and lots more beauty and happiness and

Love

Denise x

1 like
Reply

Thanks Denise, I’m not on steroids at the moment. I have basically had a day on and a day off. The days on are really a couple of runs then cafe the a run then home.

Today I had a swim (submerged myself in water) then watched a star is born. 😂😂 😢😢😢 (good grief!)

Hope you are doing ok.

Lisa xoxo

Reply

What an incredible view! How wonderful and I’m sure you are enjoying every moment there! I tried skiing once when I was in my 20’s and it wasn’t for me, but now after chemo last year I don’t think I could even think about it, joints are aching etc so hats off to you for doing it!! 🤗

You’re right we need to keep making plans and living as none of us know what’s found the corner, so we have to cherish each moment and it sounds like you’re doing exactly that!! Enjoy the rest of your fabulous trip and breathe in the fresh air!!

Liz Xx 💖

1 like
Reply

Thanks Liz, I am loving it here and very thankful to have made it. It will likely be the last time the skis are out, just lugging them about has been an exhaustive exercise! 😂

I don’t know about you but I have learned to be kinder to myself, if I’m not up to something I say no, I used to find this difficult/impossible. 😂

Wishing you all the best, Lisa xoxo

Reply

Great adventure!

1 like
Reply

Great photos, lovely positive responses, cheered me up to read how everyone is living so positively after my bad day at hospital. I admire everyone in this group and the supportive way it helps just at the right time. Thank you for the beautiful views, I can't ski but can imagine myself there!!

love

pat

1 like
Reply

Haha, now stuck in Munich after having our passports stolen! Only someone going through what we do would see it as an excuse for an impromptu city break. Best wishes with your treatment.. xoxo

Reply

You may also like...