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Mar 10, 2021 08:42AM
Thank you for your latest post.
I am not sure whether I am winning the battle with the complexities of our social care system, but I think I am certainly keeping all the different parts involved in it on their toes. I want to make sure that they know my cousin is not on his own and that my youngest brother and I are keeping an eye on everything. I do think it is all too bureaucratic and disconnected. It is a bit like a juggling act and there are far too many telephone numbers involved!
As for the nurses, I cannot believe the contempt with which they are being treated. Clapping hands was a joke and I did not participate in it. I would like to see the nurses walk out. I tried to watch a bit of PMQs but I missed the main part. What a circus this is. It is all ceremony and no substance. As for the Speaker, bring back John Bercow!
I cannot believe the coverage that all the media is giving to Harry and Meghan. The monarchy is an anachronism and you cannot have one and talk about equality and democracy. Animal Farm is alive and well!
I agree with you about too many threads and the fact that people new to the site keep opening up new threads. It makes everything so disjointed. Do the new people even try to connect with the established ones. It must be quite difficult. I think that newly diagnosed people must be so afraid and anxious that they plough straight into everything. It makes things disjointed when a breast cancer journey is not disjointed. It is a methodical procedure, with each part fitting into place.
As I said, I find what Cocolala said about the taxane drugs odd. I would not think there is much difference at all between docetaxel (Taxotere) and paclitaxel (Taxol), if any. The same goes for epirubicin (Ellence) and doxorubicin (Adriamycin). We all know they are all toxic. They are toxic to the cancer cells and so are toxic to normal cells. I think you are probably right, and not cynical, about money playing a part.
It is good to see Mary, adagio and Helenlouise back on the thread. I am wondering what has happened to Jags56.
I have spent sometime to day catching up with the Forum IDC (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma) and the thread Parathyroid disease and breast cancer.
I also had a look at the High calcium thread in the Forum Not diagnosed with recurrence or metastases but concerned. I was looking at some of my posts there to refresh my mind.
What I noticed doing this was that so many posters just come and go very quickly. It would be nice to know what happens to them.
I do feel that more and more women are getting diagnosed with breast cancer and they seem to be getting younger. Recently there was someone on one of the threads just 19. There must be something very wrong going on.
There was a programme on Radio 4 this morning at 11 am entitled The Jump. On the radio it is in three half-hourly parts, but on BBC Sounds you can get all three parts now. It was about how animals are spreading the coronavirus to humans. It is headed by the doctor who is well known on television with his brother. I am sure you will find it interesting. There are many animals involved. Bats seem to come up a lot, but there are many others.
I think that basically it is all to do with overpopulation and too many people buzzing around all over the globe. I am going to try to listen to it again.
Let us hope that the thread will become more active.
That is all for now. Keep well, keep safe and try to have some relaxing time.
Love and best wishes.
Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food - Hippocrates B.C. 390 Preadjuvant chemo 3 months epirubicin, cyclophosphamide, 3 months docetaxel. Mastectomy RB Sentinel node pos Radiotherapy 3 weeks + boosters
6/20/2005, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
10/31/2005 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
5/16/2006 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right