Happy Birthday to myself! Yesterday was my birthday. My partner forgot it yesterday and again today. D: When did you open this nice bottle of red? N: It was from last night. We didn't finish it. D: What's it about last night? N: mmm... my birthday dinner that I put together for myself and you said you could only help me cook for 30 seconds 😛 Not only that all you were concerned yesterday was that the heather didn't work properly and whinged the whole morning even I made you a nice breakfast before I went to work. D: Ohh.. happy birthday. Sorry I forgot. Well, I should be thankful that he can still look after himself and I can go to work. Although he seems to have a bit of panic attack and want me home with him everyday instead of going to work. His next MRI scan coming up on Thursday next week and it could be the one to decide whether Avastin works or not. If not, we were told there are more chemo drugs that he could get but chance that it will work is 10-20%. I don't set my expectation high, just hope Avastin works.
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Happy birthday, peanutz. Does he access some counselling or do you do it all? H
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Happy belated Birthday,peanutz kj
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Sorry your birthday wasn't the way you hoped it would be . A belated Happy Birthday from me too.
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Thanks for the Birthday wishes! It's not quite the same as getting one from my partner but I should be thankful that he's still here with me. 🙂 I just need to whinge sometimes.
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Hi Harker - nop, no counselling for us. It's been suggested by many but not sure how it works and whether it would help.
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Hi Nat Happy Birthday, I know EXACTLY how you feel as my birthday is the day before yours !!!! and it was also forgotten. I had hoped for a special pressy to mark this day as we know it is my last birthday with him here and today is our wedding anniversary, 17 years, that was forgotten also. Very painful but I have decided not to be upset about it as the only one that will suffer from that is me. Life is so tough at the moment I often find myself living from minute to minute. Sorry somehow that became all about me. I truly understand how you feel.
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Exhausted, you have a good attitude . It sounds like you have forgiven but and in time you may even forget . I hope those days were still special for you .
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Happy belated birthday Peanutz. I hope for you both that the Avastin works.
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Happy Birthday Terese!! Perhaps we should give ourselves a break and sneak out to celebrate our birthday together 🙂 It's nice to know someone understand how I feel even though it's not such a nice feeling that I experience. I try to think that things could be worse for me but when I think like that another thing that come in my mind is that I haven't seen the worst part of this journey yet... How's your husband doing? How are you holding up?
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Thanks Suzie. 🙂
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