I’m feeling really festive!

I’m feeling really festive! Christmas presents all wrapped, secret Santa gifts, Text Santa evening tonight raising money for charities and everyone wearing their Christmas Jumpers….Eek! I’m like a big kid.
The last few deliveries arriving today with the last few presents that I have bought for my nearest and dearest. I simply cannot wait! I’ve got all the twinkle lights on and I’m loving the Christmas tunes on the radio.
Today most of the schools are finishing for Christmas holidays as well as the usual daily tv programmes. Then next week is my favourite time. Wall to wall Christmas programmes and movies… I just love it! I always did love it as a child too. A whole week in front of the TV! Haha!
But all that aside I’m looking forward to sharing the gifts we have bought and made with those we got them for. Mum is coming up next week and we will be having the kids over and our newest member to our family, our grandson. (I know we are not old enough to be grandparents, but boy, we are going to be very cool ones!) Very exciting times.
It dawned on me today that I have made it to another Christmas. Silly I know, to think like that, but I honestly didn’t think I would make it this far. I didn’t think I would make it to my 40th birthday let alone Christmas. And now every single year is another milestone. I’m feeling remarkably well apart from a few niggles but on the whole I am living, thriving and surviving, with bells on!
In my last blog I was deliberating my next round of treatments, especially seeing Prof Vogl again, this time for radiofrequency ablation or microwave or LITT, which ever he decides is best. It wasn’t a case of whether I should have it but when, as Prof wants me to have it the first week of January.
Well we have decided to go for it. It’s going to be hard as we are going by car and I am fretful about having it done. I hate the thought of being awake whilst having something so intrusive, but I am sure I will be fine. I just want to start the New Year with a bang and really ensure I am getting on top of kicking canSers’ butt. Next year, 2016, is going to be even better than this, and this year has been EPIC! I simply cannot believe how many amazing memories I have or this year and all the happiness we have enjoyed. I am hugely grateful. 2016….. is going to be awesome! You never know we may be able to really help find a cure….
Pete has been researching a lot as usual. He is trying to find the next remarkable thing that will blow tripe negative breast cancer out of the water.
He came across this news, stating they think that lifestyle could have an effect on whether or not you get canSer; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35111449
Well we know that but why then aren’t doctors and researchers asking every single person with canSer questions?

This has made Pete and I want to design a questionnaire to see if we can compile our own data. Wouldn’t that be worth doing? We now know that there is a charity doing a similar questionnaire on ladies with secondary breast canSer but we feel asking people about their lifestyles when they were first ever diagnosed would be hugely beneficial. At least then there could be more preventative healthcare involved. We posted this idea on facebook and the response has been very positive. So we will get cracking and get this up on the website in the New Year.
We have to keep going, we have to keep figuring this out. The answer is out there and we want to keep as many of us survivors, surviving.

Right, I’m going to dance round the kitchen to Christmas tunes and wait for Mr Postman to arrive…. Fa la la la! X

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