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Laughter is the best medicine - let the fun Be-gin

Mindysooty
Mindysooty
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Had the most amazing weekend with my best friends of over 40 years. Relaxing in the hot tub, talking and putting the world to rights, a few serious discussions about Brexit and watching the Rememberance Service on Sunday morning but most of all none stop laughter throughout. I was feeling pretty grotty at the end of my 6th Ibrance and Letrozole cycle but this weekend has really lifted me up. I know not everyone is well enough or arent as lucky to have so much support but for anyone who is able to, please dont let fear of germs or being unwell stop you doing the things that make you happy. It really is the best medicine :)

Ps I was sensible though thats me wrapped up warm and my glass of water -v- gin. I did have a couple later and a quick couple of 10 min sessions in the tub but the whole weekend Fri to Monday spent in PJs n swimming costumes - not a bra or make up in sight!! Bliss :)

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nstonerocks

Sounds perfect. How lucky you are to have so many good friends to celebrate with. That hot tub looks so inviting.

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Mindysooty

I am Nancy. So blessed they are like my sisters. All office juniors together back in the day lol x

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SophSP

Morning Josie,

It sounds like you had a lovely time with your friends. Thanks so much for sharing. You deserve a break.

Sophie ❤

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Mindysooty
Mindysooty
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A wonderful tonic. Thanks Sophie.

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Wintervt

I agree, laughter is the best medicine! So glad you felt lifted up!

xo Jade

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Barbteeth

There’s nothing beats female company and a bit of naughty behaviour....I have good chums and always enjoy their company...they’re all big drinkers though so I have to be sensible (sort of)

So glad you had fun...do it more often!!

You also look fabulous without make up

Barb xx

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Mindysooty

Ah thanks Barb. A hoot from start to finish. Love my family to bits but laughing about tena ladies and droopy boobs would be lost on them hahaha. X

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MyMiracle13

What fun you all seemed to have😄. You are right. Nothing beats laughter to warm the heart and lift the spirits!

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Mindysooty

Absolutely. Xx

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Stage4Gir

I love a girls trip! Always so much fun. Just did the Inner Harbor in Baltimore with my besties and weekend before last and forgot all about cancer for awhile. Yes to laughing and enjoying and memories!

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Mindysooty

Ah did you. Fantastic. Glad you enjoyed it and yes defo a welcome distraction from all the grim stuff. X

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Teddielottie

Looks fab and fun ! x 🧖🏻‍♀️

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Mindysooty

Thanks. It certainly was. X

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Zebra2018

Good for you girl! Have fun enjoy the moment and count your blessing! 👍

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Mindysooty

Ah thankyou. I have so many blessings I really do and I appreciate them all. X

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girlsptz

Josie sounds like utter bliss and I'm so glad you had a weekend away with your gal friends and absolutely agree that laughter is so good for the soul and making your troubles go away. Nothing wrong with enjoying a beverage or two......my oncologist actually encourages it if it's something you enjoy. My husband and I had a lunch out with my oncologist after my Zometa infusion last week and she and I enjoyed a glass of wine with our meals then. Thanks so much for sharing and reminding us that life goes on beyond the c word.

Sandra

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Mindysooty
Mindysooty
in reply to girlsptz

Aw how lovely Sandra. You do have the best relationship with your Onc. Defo enjoy having a couple of snifters. Did have to be sensible though because my friends are a bit hard core. We had 9 bottles of different flavoured gin and 18 bottles of Prosecco lol. They didnt drink ALL the gin but they had a good go, naughty cookies lol x

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girlsptz
girlsptz
in reply to Mindysooty

Yes we do have a great relationship Josie but just so everyone knows it's because we knew each other professionally before my diagnosis. It's not an average patient/doctor relationship and I think will be hard when she has to deliver bad news to us.....but hopefully that will be a long time in the future.

Oh yes that is a lot of booze. I got to tell you even the mention of gin brings me back to a time while I was in University when we all got drunk one night and I got sick as a dog. Have never been able to touch gin since. Strange how memories like that stay with us as that was a very long time ago. Prosecco though I could do a glass or two.

Sandra

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Mindysooty
Mindysooty
in reply to girlsptz

Haha mine was sherry at mum and dad's silver wedding. Still cant look at it lol x

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Sunnydrinking

Girlie fun is fabulous - pleased you had a fabulous time - you deserve it 👍😉

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Mindysooty

It really is x thanks x

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Jerseygirl45

So happy you had a good time. Laughter is such good medicine. Hope. The following days are as good.

Barbara

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Mindysooty

Thanks Barbara. Got a couple of dinners in with different friends then off to Fuertaventura on Sat lurday with the hubster so lots of good stuff coming up. X

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Mindysooty

Should say Saturday lol x

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Jerseygirl45

So glad you are having a good time. Enjoy it as much as you can. Good friends make such a difference in our lives.

Barbara🤗💕

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BellaE

Glad you had a fabulous tine Josie.

Your friends look like they aren’t moving from that hot tub!!

Clare xx

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Mindysooty
Mindysooty
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Literally had to force them out lol x

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Amm1

Looks like a lot of fun! Hope you enjoyed every minute xx

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Mindysooty
Mindysooty
in reply to Amm1

Absolutely did. Thanks x

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hdhonda

A very deserved weekend with good friends food and drinks. Cheers. Blessings, Hannah

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Mindysooty
Mindysooty
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Thankyou x

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SeattleMom

Sounds like HEAVEN!! What a joyful picture!!

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Mindysooty

I love photos. Happy memories. Thanks x

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mariootsi

Wow!!!! Good for you! So glad you enjoyed yourself! Nice that you have friends to have fun with and escaped for a weekend!

I wish you many more fun times!

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Mindysooty

Thankyou x

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Godbeforme

Sounds great! you brits crack me up with your word choices i.e. swimming costumes??? laughing coz I had just told hubby, who is british, just this morning, that we are still separated by language because he was making a joke about the blue paper on a firecracker and I said, "you mean fuse"? HA HA ... ruined the joke coz I didn't get it .... old friends are the best, I am blessed to have a few of over 50 years so I know what a treasure they are! <3 xo God bless you and heal us all in Jesus name, amen!

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Mindysooty

Aw haha. I nearly wrote cossy but thought no one would understand what I meant - even some Brits lol. Im from Yoskshire and we virtually have our own language haha. Ah my golden girls are the best. Love em to bits. Thanks x

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Godbeforme

in Texas, we call 'em bathing suits or swim suits, ain't that grand? ... hubby said, again, that Winston Churchill said we are two countries separated by a common language; some say it was George Bernard Shaw's line, but then I read Oscar Wilde said it first in 1887 LOL ... I'll stick with Oscar Wilde coz I like his name! <3 xo Anyone reading this, you be healed and well in Jesus name, amen!

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LaliChicago

So glad it was revitalizing and fun! To many more!

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Mindysooty

Thankyou x

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