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  • brocho replied to the topic UPDATE ON MICHAEL in the forum General 9 years, 12 months ago

    Dear Sue I am so sorry to hear things arent going well , no wonder it has hit you hard. Please dont feel guilty , you certainly have no need. Michael can probably see how much you need a break too Try and be kinder to yourself Sue , you are Michaels strentgh and its bound to take its toll , but you do need time away frm myeloma and hospitals etc…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic HERE WE GO AGAIN !! in the forum Treatment 10 years ago

    Hi Helen and everyone for your kind wishes, I didnt end up in hospital but with another course of oral anti-biotics. B I can honestly say they have only made a minmal difference so I will be taking a bag to clinic this week Most days I cant stay awake for longer than 5 minutes, waliking upstairs is very scary as I am so weak now, probably due to…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic Pain of trapped wind in the forum Side-effects 10 years ago

    Hi Tina trapped wind is awful so painful!! Try peppermint cordial with freshly boiled water and rink it as hot as you can You might have to look in the drinks department at supermarket or an off-licence as its not so popular as it was Good luck hope it works it does for me love Bridgetxx

  • brocho replied to the topic POSTBONED in the forum End of Life and Grief 10 years ago

    Dear Eve and Slim my thoughts and wishes are with you and all of your family To lose someone so special to you all must be devastating , stay strong together and remember the love you gave and were given Lots of love Bridget xx

  • brocho replied to the topic Swollen ankles in the forum General 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Ian glad your ankle problem wss sorted out quickly and simply It sounds as if you have a really good doctor which makes such a difference When I have had unexplained pain, such as you have under your arm, my doctor always offers an mri to reassure me which I think shows they see us a whole person not just a set of symptoms . Heres to your CR…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic Ah, So… in the forum Side-effects 10 years, 1 month ago

    Blimey Dai you dont do things by half!!Thank goodness you have Janet watching out for you she must have been so worried . I think the sweats are likely to be Revlimid , when I was on it I would pour with sweat at the least exertion and I still have the same problem now I am on Thalidomide. It does get very embarassing but I suppose there are worse…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic Fashion Faux Pas in the forum Off topic 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Jean well thats a coincidence , they probably wouldnt be too chuffed if it happened in ten years time ! They are both so beautiful such lovely eyes Hope you are having a lovely Easter love Bridget x

  • brocho replied to the topic Pig In A Poke in the forum Off topic 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Eve yes my eldest daughter is fast becoming just like me but she cant see it ! I realised years ago that I sounded more and more like my mum, although Idont want to end up saying the strange things she does since her stroke!! Still thats what makes the world go round and keeps history alive which I am glad to be part of love Bridgetx

  • brocho started the topic Pig In A Poke. in the forum Off topic 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hi everyone just thought I would ask you all if I am normal or just weird as my children and grandson claim !! We were chatting about something one of my daughters had bought when I said " At least you didnt buy a pig in a poke" after much laughter and me explaining it was a saying and what it meant they then ,listed a lot of other things I say…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic bereavment in the forum End of Life and Grief 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Stephen I relied on the newcomers page Bridget

  • Dear Mavis I have not been up to speed on here lately as I have been a bit unwell so sorry I havent sent you a message. You have really been through the mill yetr your "smile" shines through still . I am glad you are getting your pain sorted even if the juggling does take a bit of time. It sounds as if the hospital is good at getting you the…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic ImMucin Vaccine in the forum Treatment 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Keith thankyou that does sound very promising, hope it gets the green light even if it takes 6 years. As you say if it came to it whats a flight to Israel compared to a good result. I knew I should buy a Proper Newspaper on Sundays then I wouldnt miss gems like that But those Sunday Trashies are hard to resist !!!! Take care and hope you are…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic Swollen ankles in the forum General 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Ian swollen ankles does sound like water retention , worth getting it checked out. I always get swollen ankles and calves when on Dex or Prednisalone . Ferusamide tablets are used to get rid of excess water and you should put your feet up as high as possible when sitting, doesnt mean you get to bew fed peeled grapes though!! Keep drinking lots…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic dawn in the forum Newcomers 10 years, 1 month ago

    H i Stephen I am so sorry for your loss Dawn must be missed by all who loved her but for you it must be like losing the other half of you As Eve said hang on to the good times and talk with the children about Dawn a lot it will help you all. How very generous of all your friends and family to have raised all that money for M.M.U.K I for one am…[Read more]

  • Hi Nicola lovely to hear from you Wow what a wonderful turnout for your dad you must have felt so proud of him. When I was very young I was scandalised at people smiling and laughing after a funeral its only as I got older I realised its such a necessary part of the grief process Those laughs and stories told at your dads wake are more precious…[Read more]

  • Morning Dai no wonder you have been losing sleep there is nothing worse than having a pain you dont know the cause of . I must admit I am very surprised your doctor dismissed your concern without even doing an x-ray . I think you are right to insist on examination of your shoulder as soon as !If it is mm then it does not necessarily mean your…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic Joint pain in the forum Side-effects 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Kay I agree with whats already been said , you need to be kinder to your body !! Your determination is incredible but you have been through the most challenging treament and your body does need time to recover If you push yourself too hard now you could delay you recovery rather than speed it up so please listen to your body and rest when you…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic Hello to you all x in the forum General 10 years, 1 month ago

    HI Gina its so good to hear from you although I think we would all have understood if you felt unable to post again. You and your family are doing brilliantly as you have all the way through your mums battle with myeloma The memories will get easier with time and there will be more smiles than tears just hang in there. I thought of your mum last…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic Tiredness in the forum Related conditions 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Eve and Dai thought I would join your conversation about morphine! Like you Dai I have been on it constantly for 5 years now The dose has increased from the early days as my pain has increased I have always worried about being so reliant on it but Iknow I cannot manage without it . I take 165mg of slow release Oxycontin twice a day, no need…[Read more]

  • brocho replied to the topic SCT completed in the forum Treatment 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Sarah I am so pleased to hear Henry has done so well You must be relieved he got through it so quickly The hard bit is having patience now and learning to rest when your body tells you to Hope Henry gets a verry long remission love Bridget x

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