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Today is a new day! β˜€οΈπŸ’•πŸ˜

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Hi everyone! Just reading some of yr posts, my thoughts and great big virtual hugs go out to you all πŸ’ž I am post AOC ops(I had 2 ops in a week, the 2nd to sort out my bowel) by about 5 months, 6 chemo cycles and have started on Lapiribs, Lynparza. All successful! I'm scared like the rest of you, I have the Brca gene so the chances of the cancer coming back elsewhere are high. I'm starting to feel a bit better, physically and mentally. I am on Sertraline anti depressants, have been for a while now, I think they help me. I look after my 96 yr old mother, she lives with me, she is also going through her own trials with cancer. You can imagine, we're a house of crocks! I'm lucky I have close by children, and it's the grand children that keep me going, mentally. Although lockdown has been a complete nightmare, with not being able to get my hugs, I've been doing the normal video calls, and am doing all the things the rest of you have been doing. Yoga has helped, I'm knitting egg cosies for the family for Easter at present (be glad when that's over, so I can get on with other things!) The mornings are worse, but as the day goes on, I get busy looking after mum, and walking, tidying, just starting to get ready for Air bnb. I have a few bookings already so let's hope Covid doesn't get in the way again! Basically, what I'm saying is, Iife has to go in the best way possible for all of us, it's taught me that we can't plan the future and that today is here and now. I'm doom and gloom sometimes, and other times I'm laughing at a TV programme with my mum or at a video of the children. Take life for what it gives today, try not to look into the future, you can't change it, so why worry about it? I started a library, at the beginning of lockdown, in my car port and its been amazing! I've had lovely notes left, home made jam, people bring good books and swap them! I'd like to park my car there, but no space for that at present 🀷 I've had change left, so far I'm up to about Β£40, so that's going to Ovacome eventually. Today the sun is shining, and a walk is in order. I can't do what I used to, but every little helps with the mind and body. Have a lovely day everybody, and chin up! Much love and light to you all xxx

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Wow! What a fabulous pic and a great message too! I will go out and seize the day as you suggest xx

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Ettenomis in reply to Lyndy

Hey Lyndy, hope your day was lovely, and keep going with it! πŸ€— Each day will bring something new for you πŸ’πŸŽ‰

Your post was so uplifting and a great start to the day. Thank you 😊 x

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Ettenomis in reply to pearlymint

Hi Pearlymint, great name! πŸ‘My mums name is Pearl πŸ’• Hope you had a great day πŸ€— xx

Wow you are inspiring! Beautiful picture and I love the idea about the library! Xx

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Ettenomis in reply to delia2

Hi Delia, yes the library has been brilliant, everyone loves it! πŸ“š Trouble is, I don't think I'll be able to stop it! πŸ˜‚ Hair is growing through a bit now, but keeping it very short anyway πŸ’‡ Not sure how lynpraza is with hair growth, but can't worry about that right now! Just take each day is it finds me 🧜 hope your day was brilliant 🌹xx

Wish I could β€˜love’ this post rather than just a β€˜like’. You look & sound amazing. Wonder Woman. Thank you for posting xxx

Wonder woman! πŸ™‹I'll take that πŸ‘‹πŸ€—πŸ’• You look pretty super yourself! I think that little heart β™₯ at the bottom is a love rather than a like! 🌹 Xx

Hi thereGreat picture and great message, i am all for a positive attitude xxx keep on keeping on!

Much love


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Ettenomis in reply to Bettyxxx

Hi Diane, you've got to try and keep pretty positive through all this eh? 🀷 We can't change things, just go with the flow as best we canπŸ€— I'll certainly try to keep on keeping on, thank you❀️ have a great tomorrow xxx

Beautiful photo, great message of positivity and moving forward just had my first line second dose of chemo so love the post thank you πŸ‘πŸ₯°

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Ettenomis in reply to Heart12345

Hello Heart β™₯ I hope your feeling OK, after your chemo. How you coping with it all? As my mum would say "chin up chicken" πŸ€—πŸŒΉπŸ’•

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Heart12345 in reply to Ettenomis

Thank you for your reply πŸ₯°, chemo side effects mainly in first 10 days so not too bad. Loving the sunshine now and beautiful trees against the sky. Staying positive most of the time and I love your mum’s saying πŸ’–. Wishing her a speedy recovery after the op xxx

Great message one which carries hope courage and shows a positive outlook on life and all it can throw at us.

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Ettenomis in reply to MarleyZ

So true Marley, you've got to hang onto hope, and positivity πŸ€—πŸ’• Be courageous and strong πŸ’ͺ and live each day. Thank you for your post 🌹🧜

Lovely inspiring post and so true about the future. Thank you. Keep on keeping well x. Love to your amazing mum as well oh and yes you look absolutely fabulous

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Ettenomis in reply to Lizzieanne

Hi lizzieanne, I most certainly will send your love to my mum, we have hospital for her Thursday, and then they hope to operate on her eye lid 🀷 She's 96 Saturday, not sure how I feel about that, I'm sure whatever they suggest will be for the best for her. Anyway, you keep on keeping well too! Lots of love and light to you πŸ™πŸ¦‹πŸŒ»

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Thank you for reply, I will do that. Hoping to get a bit more yet! πŸ€žπŸ’ž

What a lovely, positive post! And a fantastic photo - I love the earrings. Best to you and your mum and your supportive family. x

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Ettenomis in reply to LesleyGB

Hi Lesley, thank you so much for the lovely comments, I love those earrings too! If you've got a bald head you got to try and rock it 🀘All the very best to you and yours too, have a great day β˜€ πŸ’πŸŒΏπŸŒ·

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LesleyGB in reply to Ettenomis

Couldn't agree more - when I was bald I didn't stop buying earrings! All be the best x

Hi lovely ladies πŸ‘‹πŸŒΉπŸ’ž

Thank you so much for the heart warming and positive posts πŸ’ͺ just back from blood tests, weekly at present, to check how the lynparza etc is going, so 🀞 all will be ok there.

Lovely to keep in touch with you all πŸ’so comforting to know we're not alone πŸ€—

Sun is shining and β˜€οΈ another day to enjoy! Just going to try and do a bit of yogaπŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ, body stiff most of the time πŸ˜– not sure if that's post chemo, lynparza or a mix of everything thrown in with a bit of old age πŸ˜– anyway Namaste` πŸ™ and more love and light to you all! πŸ’•πŸ§œπŸ’

Well done. You have brightened my day. You are an inspiration x

Thank you Cumbrian lass πŸ€— nice to know that, have the best day tomorrow too πŸ’πŸ‘‹πŸ˜€

Hi Ettenomis, you have put a smile on my face this morning. Hugs from the USA, Donna xx

Hi Donna, lovely to get good wishes from the USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Thank you, and and loads of love from the South Coast of the UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Have the best day 🌹😁

Thanks so much for your post. Ettenomis. Beautiful lady with a beautiful spirit! Thanks for brightening my morning. Best wishes from Louisiana, Sashay

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Ettenomis in reply to Sashay2020

Fabulous picture! Hope you've had a fabulous day, thank you for your post, you brightened my day too πŸŒΉπŸ’•

Wow. Love your post - so positive and inspiring. What a great photo - you are surely rocking the shaved head look. Been there, done that and felt better for it, especially during the very hot summer of 2018. Thank you for posting and adding a little sparkle to my day, I wish you all the best. Jackie

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Ettenomis in reply to Mumsie13

Hey Mumsie! Thank you for those great comments, have to say, losing my hair hasn't bothered me at all! Made me think the chemo must be working 😁 It's growing back a fraction now, but going to keep it super short anyway so, as you say, with summer on the way going to be cool 😎 You've added sparkle to my day too, thank you πŸŒΉπŸ’•

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