Aug 8, 2018 01:58AM flgi wrote:
Hello to Helenlouise, Moth and Bryce99
And to the other regulars of course.
I wanted to check in briefly just to say that I agree with whoever it was (Moth I think?) who said what a warm and helpful thread this is. It really is wonderful that Sylvia has kept it going for so long, and I feel it is that very continuity that has contributed to its success. I know people have drifted in and out over the years(as happens naturally when people resume their post-treatment "normality"), but the fact that there has always been a wonderful stable base, in the form of Sylvia and her thoughtful, balanced messages, makes it unlike any of the other forums I have checked out.
And I love the "daily life" anecdotes such as the one from Mary about the spaghetti squash on the compost heap! The simple things in life...
Ellen- good luck re: your conversation with your mum about the chemo. I feel for you both, and hope that you can come to accept whatever your mother decides to do. It is so strange that my mother and I have had experience of the "opposite" dilemma: the surgeon saying "no further treatmeat due to your age" and my mum and I begging for chemo!
Bryce-your search about aspirin chimes well with mine. Two of the consultants we've seen have suggested there are encouraging signs re: aspirin and prevention of BC cancer recurrence. One went as far as to suggest a 75g daily dose for my mum, not specifically for the anti-recurrence purpose-as correct dosage for this is still under research-but for general health benefits. He did say, however, that he recommended aspirin be stopped during chemo, due to the small likelihood of bleeding becoming more pronounced with low white blood cell count.
The Vitamin D thing is interesting. I must make sure my mother gets her levels checked before chemo. Not sure if this is standard or not in her health trust.
Anyway, hope everyone has a good evening(if in UK , morning if in Australia and afternoon if in US/Canada!)