Dec 23, 2020 07:17AM Rosiecat wrote:
I'm taking a few days off for Christmas but before I go I want to thank you for all the information you have provided for us during this very challenging year. This, despite 2020 getting off to a dreadful start for Raymond and yourself. Thank heavens Raymond's surgery took place before Covid hit our hospitals, although medical services were certainly being curtailed as he worked towards recovery.
Congratulations on reaching 15 years and 6 months since your diagnosis. I know that people visit TNBC threads specifically to look at this 'survival' information. When I was first diagnosed the question of how long triple negative patients were likely to live was at the very forefront of my concerns. Reading through the details You, Mary, adagio and others provided helped me to stop panicking and regain a sense of perspective. It also helped that Susie was so down to earth about just getting on with her treatment. There were other longer term survivors who dropped in occasionally. They all helped.
I do hope our friends on the thread will call in to give us an update before Christmas or the New Year. I wonder what's happening in their lives when we don't hear from them for a while.
Like you, I hope that adagio is making a good recovery and well enough to be allowed home for Christmas.
It's been a difficult year on the thread, Kath working all hours to keep the pandemic under control in her health region, Mary becoming so ill following a tick bite, adagio needing complex open heart surgery and the final messages we had from Marias. Good things happened too, as far as we know, no one contracted Covid, Mary's second shoulder surgery was successful, Helenlouise turned a corner and is doing so well after going through so much and Raymond is well again. I've probably missed some of the earlier highs and lows and I've certainly missed out a lot of names.
Have a peaceful, enjoyable and safe Christmas Sylvia and of course Raymond.
Love and best wishes,