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Greetings ladies from the lovely Maldives. Well I never thought I would fly long haul again, and I was so apprehensive about it, but here we are in beautiful Baros. I hesitate to post this as so many are having tough times, but hopefully it will give you ladies courage to make the most of feeling well between treatments. My bloods were low so my team lowered my dose of Olaparib down to half while I’m away. The sea is beautiful and full of colourful tropical fish, the odd friendly shark and turtles with names, and the sand is almost white. I’ve eaten fruit I’ve never seen before, had dinner by candle light on the beach and done yoga on a deck overlooking the sea. It has been so worth the long flight! Sending you all love, and before you get too fed up and envious, I’m home in a couple of days for those lovely blood tests🙄🤗. Sophia xx

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Beautiful picture , so glad you were able to make the trip , the treats are the things that keep us going .Xx

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Thanks Jules. Loved your picture of Eurodisney. Yes we need to make the most of the breaks we get xx

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How wonderful ✈️😎

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Thanks March x

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What a wonderful tonic to see this! So glad you were able to do it. x

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Thanks Harpist, yes I feel so grateful, lots of happy smiley people live here and seem to enjoy making our time special. Xx

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I’m delighted for you! Enjoy ☀️🏖

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Thank you Woolly Hat. I hope your chemo is going well and you feel ok xx

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How amazing! I didn’t realise it was the Maldives...I’m sooooo jealous!! I’m glad you’ve had a lovely time. Vicki x

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Thanks Vicki. Hope you are ok today. Brilliant to see the lovely photo of you on Purple Iris’s post, so glad you got to the Healthand Wellbeing Day. 🤗xx

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Lovely picture...........Enjoy 😎 xx

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Thanks so much Lyn. Hope you feel well today. Xx

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Enjoy - sounds fabulous - we need to live while we are still alive x

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Yes I m so grateful to my rock for that, insisting on making the best of it and getting me here xx

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Ah that is lovely! Hope you've had a wonderful time x

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Thanks so much, enjoying every minute. X

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Great to see you on the beach and hear about the wonderful time you are having there. We all need these reminders that life can go on. Wonderful! Lisa xoxo

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Thanks for your kind message Lisa, hope you are doing ok xx

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Dear Sophia,

This is a great turn of events, which means that you were fortunate to get Olaparib and it seems to be working for you!

Your holiday sounds idealic and makes us all slightly envious, but mostly delighted for you.

Hooray!

Hugs,

Laura

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Thanks Laura. Yes Olaparib is quite a hard drug in some respects but beats being on chemo and I seem to be doing ok, I’m by no means 100% but so grateful to be here now, whatever happens tomorrow.🤗xx

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I love this! Enjoy!

xx Gina

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Thank you Gina🤗

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What a lovely post, giving encouragement to others these things make up for the bad times 💕

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You are right Twiggy thank you 💕

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How fabulous! What a wonderful picture too. Being well and truly in the present in a magical place. So glad you are enjoying it so much.

Alex x

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Thanks Artgreen. You are so right. It can be hard to live in the present but it’s the best way if we can manage it, easy in this lovely place but not so much when we are worrying about the what ifs. Xx

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It sounds like paradise, never feel guilty for enjoying life. I am sure all the ladies on here wish you a very happy holiday. Diana x

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Thank you Team Terrier, sending you love xx

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Well Done Sophia for taking up the challenge of a long haul flight!

Enjoy the rest of your hol.

Linda xoxo 🌴☀️🐠

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Thanks Linda, yes the flights were long but broken by a short stopover in Dubai so at least we could stretch our legs. Xx

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Well done for making the trip, it looks amazing,

Carole xx

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Thanks Carole. I hope you are doing alright. Xx

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Great to hear. Make the most of life and enjoy the good times. Having fun is the best medicine x

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Thanks Heatherslade 🤗

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It looks and sounds wonderful. Enjoy xxx

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Thanks Sian, I do feel lucky to have made it here. I hope treatment is going well for you. Maybe we could meet up with Linda for tea in Maggies?

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5hat would be lovely xx

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Amazing!

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Thanks Lyndy

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Beautiful pic. Like the sound of yoga by the sea.

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Yes the yogi is lovely smiley man who keeps saying, Relax........lose your body....... relax .....lose your body....etc. If only 😂. Love to you Helen xx

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So nice to see your having a lovely time. It just shows we can go on holiday in between treatments. I've been to California last December then to hong Kong & Philippines for almost 4 weeks last month. Enjoy yourself, and take care. Xxx

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Thanks Luchie, you are a brave lady and helped give me the courage to get on the ✈️ plane. So pleased you are well xx

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Lovely picture How wonderful to be there . Enjoy every moment.

I was diagnosed in 2015 & 3c like you . Now on Niraparib . You give me confidence to plan a long haul trip . In Bruges af the moment.

Mary x

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Thanks Mary, yes, please go for it, perfect health not required 🤗 xx

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Joy to hear have fun

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Thanks so much, I love your upbeat name, that’s the best attitude imaginable, take care xx

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Wow great photo and sounds amazing, especially the yoga. I’ve done several trips to Spain, Italy and Budapest but haven’t been brave enough yet to do a long haul. The shock of being taken ill and diagnosed whilst on holiday in Mauritius hard to get over. Not sure I’ll ever be able to look at a palm tree on a beach again without bursting into tears. Although I used to think I’d never get on a plane again, which I’ve now done several times, so I might surprise myself. Silly really because if I hadn’t been taken ill I probably wouldn’t be here now so I should be dancing round the palm trees.

I’m at the coast in Dorset today, gale force winds and even the dog refusing to go out!

Well done for doing the trip you are an inspiration. My husband might find this could be an expensive year for holidays LOL

Enjoy and stay well

Love and best wishes Kim x 💜

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Great Kim, ask him to start saving up now. Please don’t be put off by your bad experience in Mauritius, that’s in the past now. Besides I think this place might have magical healing properties. If the happy people are anything to go by, it might be true. The gentle pace of life is a tonic and eating the healthy exotic food , mostly vegetables, fruit and fish, must be good. And marvelling at that wonderful life under the sea. Keep well. 🐡🐠💕x

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Glad you're having a fantastic time. I also went to the Maldives during my treatment and it was one of the best holidays I every had. Enjoy. Love Zena xx

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Thanks Zena

I’m so glad you did. Really hope I can come back again. Xx

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❤!

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Thanks luvliving xx😊

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I haven’t messaged on here before. I was feeling a little down today, I think because I am tired, but reading your post gave me a real boost......thank you xx

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I’m so glad you replied and the post gave you a bit of a boost Trathi. Hope you feel better soon 🤗xx

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Just stunning! Enjoy every moment, good luck for the blood tests lovely ❤️Xx Jane

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Thanks so much Jane, sad to be leaving the islands today and facing up to reality again, but looking forward to seeing our two dogs. 🤗

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Wow. I too was diagnosed in 2015 with 3c ( ‘anniversary this week!) so just shows how we can all be so different - I still haven’t got on holiday and am struggling right now with pain so unlikely for some time! But it’s so good to see and hear for so many who are new to this site it must give hope to many that there can be a good side and ‘ living with cancer’ is a possibility! X

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Hi Hopefulgal, thanks so much for your lovely reply. I am sorry you are having a tough time at the moment. It’s so hard to know what to do for the best, and so often different diets/treatments/clinics rely so much on funding. I went to a Swiss Clinic this time last year on the brink of recurrence, had lots of tests but wasn’t well enough to try the treatments on offer. Please keep trying, don’t give up. Sending you love xxxx

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Thankyou so much SCWI - I don’t think I’ve given up just feel shocked by the meeting today. It’s hard to gind the right clinic etc that may be ethical and really doing things that are working! I am so glad you found somewhere but sad that you’ve been too unwell - perhaps we can message privately if you believe there is something else out there!? Many thanks T x

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Wow, what a fabulous place to celebrate being alive! I’m so glad you tolerated the long haul flight well-the destination was certainly worth it! Long may the healing vibes stay with you 🐠🌞🏝!

Christine x

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Thanks for your lovely reply Christine. Back home now to reality! Happy memories in the bank. Xxxx

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