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Anyone due to start chemo April 14??

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A small selection I can’t upload a lot says the files are too big! Sad I can’t upload the husky ones! 😢 I will try tomorrow when I may have more patience!
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Hello ladies we are back in Worcester!

Norway was a beautiful country the scenery was spectacular and we had the added bonus of seeing the northern nights! The cruise experience its self was challenging we had a force 11 Gale the second night and had 2 or 3 other nights and days with rough seas!😳One night I didn’t sleep at all and walked the ship all night I just couldn’t sleep or even stay in the cabin which was very near the front of the ship on the starboard side and the winds seem to always hit our side of the ship!😟DH have decided to cancel our next cruise as the balance was due this week and it has really put us off! Several people on the ship have done many cruises before and not experienced a storm like the one we had! The ship was an oldish one and things were going flying in the cabin! Several people had falls and the lifts were out of use so we all had to negotiate several flights of stairs! 😩

Both of these cruises were booked nearly a year ago before the arrival or even notion of the motorhome!

Joan I am glad that your appointment has at last been sorted and that you enjoyed your theatre visit.

Yes we have a soup maker it’s a Morphy Richards one and you will be very pleased with it! 

Lovewine I should take it as a very good sign that you haven’t had a letter yet!

DH came back to a letter saying he had to do his Bowel Cancer screening test again as a trace of blood was detected! So he is stressed!

Lovewine your neighbours op doesn’t sound too great!😳

Cassie and Wildpurl hope all is well with you both.

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https://www.johnlewis.com/morphy-richards-soup-maker-silver/p3337729

 

Hope this helps Joan, shop around as prices vary, i bought mine from Argos , Amazon also are a good price!

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Good evening ladies, Joan glad your appointment has come through, i still think you should have had it quicker after the mix up though. I still havent had my results letter yet, am rather hoping that’s a good sign and No News is Good news, still stressful waiting for the post every day though.

Joan, i think Rosie has a soup maker, i have one which i bought last winter, i think it was an excellent purchase and i use it at least once a week, i made chicken, carrot and ginger chunky soup last night. Mine is a  Morphy Richards model, it has a chunky and smooth setting and is very easy to use and clean, will try and post the link to it.

Rosie, hope you enjoy the last day of your trip.

 

Our friend goes into hospital on monday for his lung removal surgery on tuesday, went to see him last night and he is fairly upbeat, his wife is strong too, he will be in hospital for at least a week and will be given an epidural after the surgery to help with the pain, apparently the ribs have to be broken and the incision will be from his back all the way to his chest, he will definitely be having chemo afterwards too.

 

Have a good weekend ladies.

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The appointment came through yesterday. No special treatment because of the mix-up, it’s a week on Monday which is just within the two weeks from my second referral, and 5 weeks on from the first. But at least I have it and don’t now have to wait anxiously for the post each day. Had a great day in Stratford yesterday, which helped to take my mind off things and tomorrow have the distraction of a day school on womens suffrage.  Husband also has his appointment for his hernia op, in a months time. We are certainly helping to keep the NHS busy. 

 

Ladies, I seem to remember at least one of you has a soup making machine. I’m thinking of buying one. Any advice?

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Morning ladies, Joan how annoying about the appointment, cant believe you have to be referred again and wait 🤨, its so stressful, how are you feeling now?
I did smile at the back pack , i am sure the dog would have gone in it instead of the baby!
Rosie, bet the huskies were lovely, they have such beautiful eyes too, hope you enjoy the last part of the cruise, its certainly gone by quickly.
Cassie, glad you are ok apart from the work issues, it does creep up on us , i seem to be working very hard at the moment, but with the instability at OHs work it is perhaps just as well.
Have a good day everyone !
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Good morning ladies!
I can briefly touch base just come into port after 2 days at sea!😳Rather rough but not as bad as last episode! We have 2 more short journeys and ports of call before making way down North Sea back to Tilbury on Sunday!
Joan I am so sorry about your appointment issue I think they should have given you a priority one! I can understand your frustration!
The huskies were lovey and I got covered in muddy paws! Pics when I can!😃
Take care ladies!
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Aargh! Rang the health centre yesterday to find out why I havent had the hospital appt. Very nice and helpful staff, but unfortunately the news was not good. Apparently the health centre’s electronic referral system went down the day my referral should have gone through so it was faxed. The HC then rang the hospital and were told the fax had been received. However it then dusappeared into the ether and the hospital are niw saying it was never received. So it has to go through as a new referral, which means it could be another 2 weeks before I’m seen. Maddening. 

 

Cassie, I’m relieved the reason we havent heard from you for a while is down to being busy and nothing else, although I’m sorry you are under such pressure. Glad you are getting some pleasure time though, you deserve it. Three times last weekend sounds rather good. I can understand your brother feeling he cant face any more treatment. Rather than giving up completely, has he considered just having a break from it? How is GS getting on at school? 

 

Lovewine, it’s good that the cause of your dad’s gastric bleed has bedn identified and that his warfarin is being monitored. Was it the dog or the child in the baby back pack?

 

Rosie, look forward to seeing OHs photos of the northern lights, you have been lucky seeing such a spectacular show, as well as reindeer and shooting stars. But I won’t be surprised if the best bit for you is sering the huskies- provided they are being well cared for, of course. But remember, you cant take one home!

 

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Ladies it is lovely to read all your news. You have all been very busy and it sounds like you are all doing too much!😮
The sea has been much calmer since the storm we are on our return route now so hoping we don’t find another!!!😳
We witnessed an amazing show of the northern lights the night before last. We were taken to a place an hour away from where the ship was docked where it was very dark. There was a covering of snow and the lights danced it was very atmospheric! They provided hot chocolate and than goodness there was a toilet! We were told it was the best experience of the season! We saw reindeer on the way up and also saw several shooting stars!
DH has proper photographic equipment which is needed to capture the colours it can’t be taken with a phone. So I will have to wait until we are home for him to email them to me!
Lovewine I am glad to hear that the reason for your dad’s bleed had been identified.
Will catch up with you all next week! We are visiting a husky farm today and then will be at sea for 2 days! We have a final port call Friday and then are st sea until we reach Tilbury on Sunday morning!
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Good Evening Ladies,

 

Thanks for your concern, yes all is well with me just been incredibly busy at home and work, I am beginning to feel that I am not too sure how much longer I can sustain the workload, we have a very large project on at work which means I get even less help from anyone and it is very pressurised. I have been out and about probably a little too much eating and drinking, three times this weekend which is too much.

EB has not has anymore treatment he just could not cope with it so fingers crossed that the surgery remeved everything.

 

Rosie the trip sounds amazing but I don't think I could cope with the swell and small cabin, I got sick years back doing a channel crossing from Folkstone! I am OK on open topped sailing ships but nothing enclosed.

I would love to see the aurora  borealias.

 

I hope all ladies are well and that all news is good regarding results x

 

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Good evening ladies, lovely to hear from you Wildpurl, like Joan i felt worn out reading your busy few weeks. Not surprised you were poorly, especially after such an incredibly emotional day scattering DDs ashes. I hope as the weekend progressed you managed to get on top of the domestic upheaval and normality restored with your kitchen.
Joan, I understand the waiting for the post every morning! I have been in a state of high alert now for 2 weeks waiting for my results.
Dads appointment went well on friday thankyou, it appears the gastric bleed was caused by a bout of diverticulitis and a tear within the bowel, all was made much worse by dad being on warfarin for his heart which makes bleeding much worse, he is to resume the warfarin but has to have regular checks for any more bleeds.
I have had an active weekend walking, yesterday our dog walking club met in the afternoon for quite a long walk, then this morning i met up with my vet friend with her litte one year old boy and kipps sister, he was in a baby carry back pack and had a lovely time, hes a very happy, placid little chap.
Rosie, hope things are a little calmer now on the seas! I am looking forward to seeing photos too of the northern lights,
Cassie, hope things are ok with you?
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Good to hear from you Wildpurl. I feel exhausted just hearing about all the things which have been going on in your life. It must have been a very emotional experience for you scattering your daughter’s ashes, no wonder you were wiped out and picked up a bug. I hope your domestic mayhem is sorted out soon and you can start to relax with your crafting. 

 

Rosie, I hope you are having calmer weather now. Great that the Northern Lights have shown themselves to you at least once, perhaps you’ve had a another dusplay by now. Look forward to seeing the photos. 

 

Lovewine, how did your dad’s hospital appointment go? Did they give him any idea when he would find out the results. Hope you have a quieter week this week. How sad about the helicopter crash. It is very evident from the news coverage that he was held in very great respect and affection, not only in the club, something  which I think cannot be said of football club owners generally.

 

Not a great deal happened this week. Still waiting for the hospital appt. It will be three weeks tomorrow so will have to ring the GP to see whats happening. Getting fed up with expecting a letter each day-I know you will have been feeling the same Lovewine. We had nothing planned for the weekend, unusually, so decided to go to Stonehenge to see their new exhibition, which was very interesting although very small, just one room. So we spent some time up at the stones, which was extremely chilly. Today did some gardening before it rained. Was more sensible than last Sunday when I overdid it, spent most of the rest of the day on the sofa and went to bed early, missing the first episode of the Little Drummer Girl. Will have to catch up with it before tonight since OH has already watched it. Going to the theatre in Stratford on Thursday. 

 

Hope you all have good weeks. Cassie, hope all is well with you.

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Good afternoon ladies!

i hope you enjoy the rest of your cruise rosie, it sounds lovely! I would love to see the Northern lights one day. Lovewine, sorry you have quite a few things to worry about at the moment, I hope your mammogram all clear comes through soon and that your Dad has good news.

i have been very busy for a few weeks, I had a meeting for work in Toulouse on a Wednesday, then flew back to do a 2 day training course in London on Thursday and Friday and then on Saturday OH drove me to London to meet some of DD’s friends and her Dad to scatter her ashes in the garden of remembrance. After that I was wiped out and the next week had no energy and was fighting off a sore throat for a few days. I only worked three days though and had the Thursday off as a lieu day for the training course on the Friday, so I had a restful long weekend and then this week has been very busy and stressful at work and yesterday we had a new boiler installed which OH stayed at home for but I received updates by WhatsApp throughout the day. All done by the evening and today I have been cleaning up after the plumber and electrician. We had a Nest fitted at the same time, it is currently learning our temperature preferences, the heating came on in the middle of the night but we were able to switch it off via the app without getting out of bed!

There is a washing machine in the middle of my kitchen and a freezer in the corridor from the kitchen to the dining room and the contents of various cupboards is piled up in the dining room too. I am hoping the washing machine can go back this afternoon so I can do some laundry.

i am knitting a cowl and some mitts at the moment and then have a warm cardigan which will be just what is needed I think.

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Good Morning ladies from the artic circle!
We had a 20 hr force 11 storm on the second night aboard! I was bricking it!
OH enjoying photography we did get a glimpse of the northern lights last night!👍
I will put pictures up on return to Worcester!
Lovewine what a dreadful tragedy to happen! 😪
Will pop back in a couple of days 4g willing!
Take care ladies!
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Good evening ladies , hope everyone is ok.
A busy week for me so far with work, it’s been very chilly too .
Rosie , hope you are having a lovely time and seeing some interesting places !
Our local area has been very subdued with the helicopter crash and death of the owner of the Leicester city football club , he was very popular and also did a lot of good locally - donating millions to the hospital and the university , just shows how fragile life is.
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Good afternoon ladies, Rosie, have a wonderful time on the cruise😊, sadly i am like Joans OH with anything on water, i had an inner infection in my 20s and feel very seasick, felt ill even on mum and dads golden wedding canal boat trip! I cant watch things in 3 D either or planateriums😬, hope you see the Northern lights too.
Joan, glad your blood tests are normal, thats a relief, plenty of spinach for you for a while😊, hope you enjoy the theatre today too.
I am having a fairly quiet day today, the weather was glorious first thing, but its now raining heavily now, have lit my woodburner and not bothered going out.
Must admit i will be glad when next week is over with, feel anxious about dad and my results too.
Hope you get at least some sleep tonight Rosie, i know what you mean though, i never sleep the night before a trip either.
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Good morning ladies!
Yes Joan we are all prepared for the cold weather we will face in Norway!
We are travelling to Tilbury very early in the morning so no sleep for me tonight!😳
I will try to log in when in a port briefly but I will only have my phone with me. We return to Worcester on November 11th and Cyprus on 17th.
Lovewine I do hope all goes well with your dad’s results next Friday and by then you will hopefully have had the all clear from your mammogram!
Joan I am glad your blood test only showed that you are anaemic at least you can take an iron supplement and increase foods rich in iron.
Have a good theatre visit!
Take care ladies back when I can! xxxx
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Rosie, you certainly had a hairy time getting back to the UK. Hope you have a wonderful cruise, it’s one I would love to do, especially to see the northern lights but OH cant do sea cruises, he has middle ear problems and gets very ill. At least you will be expecting the chilly weather in Norway, and will probably have a taste of it here tomorrow to get you further acclimatised.

 

Lovewine, glad your mammogram is over, not long now to wait for the results and then you can breathe again for another year. Hope all goes well with your dads appt. next week, good that he is feeling better. It is awful about your friend, but as Rosie says, they wouldn’t be doing the op if they didnt think it would give him a better chance. I’m so sorry to hear about OHs work issues, I hope something is sorted soon so that at least businesses know what they will be dealing with, and fingers crossed we dont just walk off a cliff edge. 

 

Sorry not to have been on the board this week, I seem to have been quite busy. I am generally feeling much better though still tireder than usual. But that is probably because the blood tests showed I’m anaemic, so I have to have another test in a month. Hopefully by then the bruise from the first one will have disappeared. Fortunately nothing else turned up. Not had the hospital appt through yet. Off to the theatre in Bath tomorrow, then a bit more gardening on Sunday, weather permitting. 

 

cassie & Wildpurl, hope you are both well. 

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Good morning!
Lovewine we have acclimatised now and can dress appropriately! I returned my dress to Debenhams and found a more suitable one it was more expensive but had 20% off.
Yesterday I met my sister for coffee and cake in Hereford it only costs me £6.80 return on the train and takes about 30 mins. She lives in Ludlow and if she comes to Worcester has to change at Hereford that’s why we meet there sometimes!
Yes it’s the Norwegian cruise it starts on Sunday form Tilbury. We were going to go on the train until we realised it is a Sunday we would have had three changes one being a bus with two suitcases! We are driving and leaving the car at the docks. It’s rather pricey but it will be less stressful than relying on public transport!
To be honest I am beginning to feel rather stressed about it I am not a lover of being shut in a cabin at night especially if it’s a bit rough! DH is the lover of cruises! I am looking forward to seeing the scenery in Norway and hopefully the northern lights! After our late Jan cruise from Thailand to Malaysia we will stick to motorhoming! This suits us very well! The cruises were booked long before the arrival of even the idea of the motorhome!
Today DH is taking our car in for service and then we will be packing! We packed one case before we went back to Cyprus last time and can’t remember what we packed!😂🤨
Lovewine I am so pleased to hear that your dad was well enough to drive your mum to see you and be greeted by Kipp’s welcome!
Lovewine hopefully by removing the tumour your friend will have longer to see his children grow up. At 46 he needs to give himself the chance of improving life expectancy! Without it he could be gone before Christmas!🙀 They wouldn’t do the op if they thought the prognosis wouldn’t improve considerably! It’s a very worrying time for his wife!😞
The weather broke in Cyprus the day before yesterday with a huge storm and lashings of rain! We had a message from Hounds on holiday to say that all dogs were safe! 😌
Thank goodness it didn’t come the day we flew here!
Hope everyone else is ok?