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Sonia, it's your birthday today???

 

Happy birthday!!!!  

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I have to apologise for all the spelling mistake, i won’t use the lap top next time xx 

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Implauisble, the photos from your weekend are fab, I love the art work.

 

MJB, Its lovely to hear youve booked another cruise, I am very jealous, and I bet your kids are happy your spending their inheritance, all the best people have birthdays in May xxx Woman Wink

 

Seaside Sar, sorry to hear that Lexi hasnt been well, hopfully the sickness today is just the gizzling milk, Did you forgetr to tell her that she can be poorly over the weekend as the NHS runs on a skelton staff. I am off to collect my eldest from Uni next weekend. 

 

Daisydi and Deano, you both sound like you've had lots of the same symptoms as me, I think having the oral thrush kills the taste buds, I'm looking forward to rasking things again in July!!!! I have 2 aunt sally cheeks and this was before I saw any sunshine this weekend.

 

Rosina,  your photo oif your mum and you was lovely xx

 

Edinbird, I am sorry you didnt make it to your nephews birthday, but I am sure he will enjoy his trike ans there will be many more birthdays to come.

 

Marilyn, thanks for the chalk hair tips, my daughter had some years ago, i forgot all about them.

 

Ocean, I hope it went okay speaking to your children,  I am sure seeing you in person will help them deal with the news. I am loving all the photos.

 

Susie, We are all behind you with the operation. I'd never had a hospitla saty apart from having children. My sister has had many and told me how much she enjoys the rest from the GA, I have to say she was right xxx 

 

Nettinoo, I am glad the buffet went down well, i think we are all guilty of over doing it, trying to be the best hostess, hope you have recovered now. 

 

Sandra, I am sorry things are not going your way, hopefully is you'll will be able to relocate as planned and put this all behind you.

 

Well I have had a lovely weekend at the caravan, sportying my new aunt Sally rosey cheeks, lots of gardening and bbq's, and meeting up with friends. The only downside has been I have n't been able to get up and down to the beach as the steps are too much for me at the moment, I'm okay on if the roads cliffs are flat, but just can't climb those steps without wanting to crawl up on my hands and knees( Not a pretty siteWoman LOL)

 

Hopfully I haven't forgotten anyone, if I have do forgive me,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sat in bed again. Like deja vu from this morning 😉

 

Sandra I am lost for words. It's a terrible situation. Please remember you do have friends as we are all here for you.

 

Daisy you live in a lovely part of the country. We are seriously considering buying a static caravan around there so would love to pick your brains when we start looking. I'm sorry you're having such a food nightmare. It is so disappointing when your tastebuds aren't playing ball. As for the mouthwash incident, that sounds awful. You poor thing.

 

MBJ how lovely that you've booked a cruise! Something to look forward to and you deserve it.

 

Sarah, Lexi has been unsettled again today. She's been sick lots of times, which could be due to her guzzling her milk too much. There's no news from the consultant because of the bank holiday. Hopefully better news tomorrow.

 

Right, I'm going to get an early night.

 

Night night everyone.

 

Xxx

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Hi Ladies.

Some lovely family photos today, you are all looking good. So pleased Lexi is getting better Seaside Sar such a worry for your family. Well I have been naughty and booked another cruise this time for September with my sister and brother in law. We are off to the fjords. So Spain and Guernsey in June and Norway in September. What do they call it Skiing - spending the kids inheritance 😃😃.

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I'll post properly later or tomorrow.... but Sandra I can't leave your post hanging!

 

I genuinely don't know what to say, mind you, honestly, no words, no advice Smiley Sad

 

I'm not for a second saying that I don't believe your version of events, but the thought that a whole city would effectively blackball one individual just for being Portuguese seems crazySmiley Sad  like a conspiracy plot from a novel :/

 

All I can say is it makes it even more imperative that you relocate to a more welcoming city as soon as possible.  

 

I hope you get some good news soon, you most certainly deserve some

 

Sarah x

 

PS other Sarah, while I am here, great news about Lexi continuing to improve!  Hope she is home soon x

 

 

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Hey, my lovely girls, sorry, been away, just wanted to leave an update before reading what has been going on.

I just..... went down a few days ago. I have been ill, sick and tired of what is happening, always afraid of can happen to my daughter, terrified of being so helpless, and then something else happened.

I should have a work placement as part of my MA and I started a project for the Durham Heritage site with a supervisor, but a few days ago I received an email from her saying that she could no longer supervise me. This is highly unusual, and, according to the course director, the 1st time that happened, so I started to pull some strings.

To give you an idea, Durham is ruled by the university, the cathedral and the council, and they are all linked between. There are no jobs outside this triumvirate and things go around them.

A couple of years ago I tried to join the cathedral, but after many things going wrong and after applying for some jobs there, unsuccessfully, I was told in my face that 'my type' was not welcome there and that I should seek somewhere else.

for those that do not know, I was not born British, I was born in Portugal and moved to the UK many, many years ago, and I still speak with an accent. That is 'my type', not welcome to Durham cathedral to be part of it. I was a very naive person, and decided to make a formal complaint to the dean, which passed it to another person that said that I cancelled several appointments without saying anything, and when I demanded a proof of this, they just never replied. After that, my grades at my department, which is connected to the Anglican Church and cathedral, were always very low, I was ignored all the time and completely removed from any worked placement at any church, was not considered for ministry and every thing I applied to was denied and not considered, up to the point that my dissertation supervisor disappeared without an explanation and I was left doing a dissertation in and out of the hospital with sepsis and no supervision. I finished my degree under these dark circumstances, but I never managed to get a job with the church, the university or the council. When I tried to approach people to ascertain what was going on, they basically did not give feedback and I ended like an outcast in Durham.

When I signed the papers for my work placement I did not know it was linked to the cathedral, so when they received them and saw it was me... well, they forbidden the supervision and work placement and I was out!

So, I had a conversation out of record with some people. I cannot prove anything, but I will be completely blocked because the 3 institutions work together and my name is black-listed.

I volunteer a lot, I am quite involved with the community... but I am the foreigner who dared to make a complaint because was discriminated and that was a first in my life after living in so many places and countries.

I never had an issue in my life related to discrimination, I never even knew that this could happen, but as long as I am in Durham, I will not get a job or have an opportunity to build up a life here.

After all we have been through this was too much, I simply do not know, I feel that I am so alone in a country that I thought it was mine, the only one where I know how to live and I would never expect something like this would happen.

I see my daughter trying to recover from this awful nightmare and we are trapped in this place due to miserable people, where I am being denied the most basic of rights, the right to have a job.

Girls, I have to be alive for my daughter, but it seems that my life ended, I am trying my best to keep swimming, but I do not have friends, I do not have a job, my savings are gone and it looks so dark and hopeless, and at the same time, my daughter just has me and she is so frail (as you all know very well, you are all feeling the same).

We all need a little help from above....

OK, going to read everything.

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Afternoon all.  All this talk of icecream and steak.  Im finding it really hard to fancy anything at the moment.  I have been eating such a healthy diet but I cant face any of it,  not even my superfood shake.  My breakfast and lunch today consisted of hot sausage rolls and custard donuts which I never buy and have bought a steak pie and mash for dinner.  I am obviously craving carbs but I really cant worry about it today.  Glad Lexi is on the mend Seaside.  You were very close to where I live yesterday just needed to go a bit more north and you would have been here.  Happy to report that hot and fiery swellings have at last gone down but last night was another new one for me.  I tried to keep my mouthwash in my mouth for a bit longer as my tongue is awful but I gagged and swallowed some and then I had blood pouring out of my nose and mouth and was really sick.  What a flipping mess.  This stuff is really upsetting my body.  Nice to see all the pics.  Hope everyone is ok x

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Edinbird, yes my daughter is at UEA. She loves it there. Only one year left though and then she'll be back in sunny MK. Lovely pics of the family. Jack is very cute. Hope he can ride his trike.

 

Rosina, your children's shopping sounds like when I send my husband out for 2 things and he returns with a shopping bag full of stuff. Normally sweets and crisps play a starring role. Mind you, at the moment I'm not complaining as I could happily eat all of that. Nice pic of you and your Mum. Oh and I have eyebrow envy! I mean yours, not your Mum's, although they are lovely too 😀

 

Thanks for the hair tips Marlyn. Will defo need those chalks to cover the silver!

 

MBJ lovely pic of you and your daughter. Can really see the likeness.

 

Well, I'm having a mare with my dinner today. Throught I had ordered braising steak from Tesco so I just set it all off in the pan. Had a quick look at the cooking instructions and realised I have bought normal steak! Too late now, it's in the pan. So now I need to go out and buy some more...or send h1 and see what else he comes back with 😂

 

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Hi everyone

Just a quick pop in.

Lovely photos today☺. Good news about Lexi☺.

Hope things improve for you Edinbird.

Have a lovely day everyone. xxxx 

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Looking good Seasidesar.

Good news about Lexi.

Edinbird, I know that you feel rubbish, ( so did I yesterday) I love my showers. I can guarantee you will feel better . 

Marlyn ‘The Wife’ passed my Mum’s approval so anything that does that must get promoted.

My kids came back from Tesco and added ice cream and rice crispy squares as well as the toilet rolls and eggs ( these were on the list).

Going to have some ice cream now 🤪

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Sar so pleased Lexi is doing better, I hope she’s well enough to go home soon.

 

Is your daughter at UEA? I do miss Norwich, but Edinburgh is pretty good too!!

 

Good news here - husband is sparing me going out to buy a dishwasher!! He thought I might be tired or not wanting to go out. Well it’s more forking out for a dishwasher I don’t want! 😂 I need to wash my hair it’s been over a week and it’s positively disgusting. Maybe I’ll get the inclination later. But when you can just sit in your pjs and be skanky who cares!

 

So having to sit and watch bloody election analysis... he does like his politics. Looks like I’m doing very little today then. That’s alright with me 👍🏻

 

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Morning everyone,

 

Hope you're all having a good Bank holiday. Shame the weather has gone downhill a bit but at least it's not raining.

 

The latest on Lexi is that they have ruled out bacterial meningitis but we're still waiting to hear if is viral or something else. The good news is that she has continued to improve. My sister in law is particularly going through it as she is staying with Lexi the whole time. This after spending several weeks in hospital herself before Lexi was born.

 

We took d1 back to uni yesterday and spent a lovely day on the coast. We walked along Caister beach and then drove to Great Yarmouth where we popped into the arcades and a craft fair. It was a nice distraction. Finished the day at Pizza Express (during my low immunity week!) and lived to tell the tale. 😊

 

Absolutely worn out today so still sitting in bed cuddling the cat.

 

Catch up with you all later.

 

Sar xxx

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Morning MBJ

I can see the likeness 😊A47F71A3-82B9-4E53-89F0-5AF36CC98952.jpegWe spotted each other again.

With your daughter. I am feeling better having walked.

Tesco next .72B81D56-A46E-44D9-A6D9-3141770A8E90.jpegMum and I, teenage daughter took the picture.

Correction, the kids are going.

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Daisy, how you feeling today love? Sounds horrible....x

 

been reading on the Dec thread and picking up some good tips on hair issues when it starts to appear ( I'm way off but good to know) I know I'm going to hate my white/grey hair so hair chalks may come in handy! They come in all colours too...never knew they existed! Also something called red dot shampoo? From lush? Will be looking into that also! 

 

Rosina, really enjoyed "The wife" on Netflix.....have also downloaded the calm app.....I'm loving the nighttime stories! X

 

I do hope today finds you all as well as you can be....I love you one and all!!! Xxxxx

MBJ
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My Lovely Daughter Vickki is 43 today. Can't wait to see her when the family come home in July. IMG_20190527_095929.jpg

 

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Me too cannot WAIT for this chemo to be over.  I am so fed up with walking around like I have a hot poker in each orifice.  It really is horrible and I dont know what I can do to stop it next time.  Surgery is an absolute breeze compared to this.

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Hi Edinbird,

lovely photos as Implausible said.

 I slept again this afternoon ( after my walk) drummer boy next door decided to practice ( he drums whenever he gets the urge , sometimes it is 10 pm) apart from sticking a Christmas card through their door and politely requesting some respite from the loud music with the foul language in it, we don’t have much interaction.

Mum decided to go next door and ring their doorbell asking for an hour of peace. They cooperated 🤗

Re, GA I wasn’t afraid . Actually I was so knackered I welcomed a good sleep !

Like Impossible says , chemotherapy is the toughest. I also want to get to the end of it !!!

Hope everyone has a good evening.

Rosina

 

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Lovely photos Edinbird!  Your nephew is adorable and everyone looks to be having a ball at the party.  Shame it is so far away from you so you couldn't go Smiley Sad

 

As for the bell...agree that the end of chemo won't be the end of everything.  But it will still be the end of blooming chemo!!! Smiley Very Happy  And boy oh boy I can't wait!   I won't be dinging an actual bell on my last sesh, but I'll be over the moon to get it behind me all the same.  I'd definitely say that chemo has been one of the most unpleasant things I've ever had to deal with.  Really looking forward to it being in my rear view mirror.

 

Hope your tooth is ok!  

 

I'm just home from Leicester.  Shattered!!!  But had a brilliant weekend.  Saw so many old friends.  Made some new ones.  Watched some total legends paint.  And went to TGI Fridays for dinner for the first time in about 30 years (it hasn't changed much Smiley Very Happy

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@Susie B wrote:

Thank you Marlyn and Implausible for your support. Knowing  you were terrified when you first had a ga Implausible makes me feel a little more normal. It really is that old chestnut of fear of the unknown😲😟😢. xxxx 


I was so convinced they were going to put me under and I would never wake up that I wrote letters for each of my kids!!

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Uneventful day here. Went to Sainsbury’s - got tired. Sat on sofa all afternoon. Ate dinner - got tired. Now trying to stay up for a bit as too early for bed! Most exciting thing that happened was jarring my tooth on chicken skin of all things!! I blame a chunky bit of salt or pepper but it feels really horrible now 🥴

 

Looks like Jack had a good party, he certainly seemed like he wanted his cake! First pic is my auntie and uncle, then mum and dad, then Anna my sister and Richard. Hopefully I’ll get some photos of him on his trike but his legs are too short! I’m sure he’ll be big enough soon 😊

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I’m not scared of the anaesthetic so much but I guess I might change my mind when it’s time! I think I’ll be a mess when I see my friend before I go in though, I know he’ll be worrying about me and I might not see him until I can drive again afterwards. If I’m getting surgery 4-6 weeks after last chemo it’s likely to be just before or after his birthday too. Will just have to see what date I get.

 

And no bell for me - not only have I not seen one but it’s not for me. This has changed me - I might get rid of it now but it’ll be with me forever. I can’t ring a bell and pretend it’s all over. I’ll get my tattoos and show you them instead they will mark my milestones and make me stronger 💪🏻💕

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Thank you Marlyn and Implausible for your support. Knowing  you were terrified when you first had a ga Implausible makes me feel a little more normal. It really is that old chestnut of fear of the unknown😲😟😢. xxxx 

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Hi Daisy Di

you will bounce back my darlin if I can anyone can and I’ve been really bad in this T - if your really bad with aches ask for codeine and for temp try not to panic give yourself time to cool down and heat up I spoke with my onc about. It and she said your body struggles to regulate temp which is me - we’ll today I look like slap face syndrome it can’t be the sun I reckon it’s the wind chapping my face I look stupid though - eyelashes are also doing one today (I  look like a walking zombie ) I’ve honestly had really ugly days but today especially it cannot get any worse onwards and upwards from now on xx🙃❤️

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Hi everybody

 

I am resting my weary feet for a little while in Leicester Pret a Manger (or as my son calls it "mum's posh Greggs" Smiley Happy ) , as I've already done 13k steps today and quite frankly I think that's enough after yesterday.  So I have time to catch up with you all....

 

Daisy...and Edinbird.... much sympathy from me for the itchy undercarriages!!!!  Here's hoping you can get them under control.

 

Edinbird....the little trike is so cute!  Arranging the present delivery so that some other bugger has to assemble and wrap it is genius Smiley Happy

 

Seaside, any further updates on little Lexi? X

 

MBJ , gorgeous photos from Swansea, and I am very pleased to learn that a pleasant time spent with a sister still happens sometimes Smiley Very Happy   To be absolutely fair to mine, she is ok in a neutral environment Smiley Happy  I did meet her a few months back at a local ish stately home and gardens and we had a nice afternoon.  It is just that I knew she would be judgy when she (finally, I've lived there over 16 years) came to my house, and whoa boy she didn't disappoint Smiley Very Happy

Annoying about your wasted trip to church today!

 

Nettie.... there is literally nothing on earth I like better than a big buffet tea, please invite me round next time Smiley Very Happy  and hooray for energy!  Don't half appreciate it when it has been taken away, huh?  I'll be glad when I can walk up very slight inclines without getting totally out of breath like an old person.

 

Ocean I'm glad that you are coping well with the weekly Taxol.  Although as you say it doesn't give you much of a breather in between....

All the very best of luck in passing on your news to your son and daughter.  I'm sure it will be a little bit of a shock to the system at first but hopefully they will appreciate that you waited until you could tell them face to face.  And they will be able to see how well you are coping with everything which will be so reassuring for them.

Hope all goes well!

Wonderful photos as ever x

 

Rosina I love your photos too, so many plants!!!  And well done for getting to a calm place with your mum Smiley Happy

 

Susie....I like "FOG" Smiley Happy  I'm with Marlyn re general anaesthetic.   Love it!  Best sleep ever!  Genuinely look forward to it nowadays Smiley Very Happy But before my hysterectomy 2 years ago I had never had a GA and was TERRIFIED. So I understand where you are coming from  100 percent.

 

Deano I am exactly like you.  I get a couple of good days, TOTALLY overdo it and end up broken Smiley Happy  worth it though Smiley Happy

My chemo unit doesn't have an actual bell to ring.  But I'm all for a virtual ding dong Smiley Happy

 

Daisy I swear that T makes us run hotter than  usual in the first week or so.  I really should have gone to hospital last week when my temp went up crazy high for a few hours.  But I was fine by the morning...  I guess better safe than sorry should be the mantra but I just couldn't face going back there!

 

Right....I'd better wrap up, my other half has just texted that he is waiting for me outside....  here are a couple more pics from this weekend....

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I can barely walk today Deano.  Looking forward to bouncing back very soon.  Had a bit of a fright last night as my temp was 37.8 and I was really panicking.  It is always 36 point something.  Just kept taking it and it went down to 37.4 in time for me to go to bed.  It was still over 37 this morning but I has just come down to 36.9 so think Ive got away with this.  So want to feel better

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Susie,

i was a day job, got there 7.30am, was second on list, went up to theatre around 11am, was back on ward sitting up eating toast by 3pm and back home by 5 pm having me dinner.....that night I had the best sleep of my life! Honestly, you will wonder why you were so worried.....I promise xxxxx

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Know how you feel when energy levels kick back  in Deano. I soon learned to take it steady at all times, even now when I'm 6 weeks past chemo. I'm deffinitely up for the virtual bell ringing🔔🔔🔔🔔. Bring it on, the sooner the better.

Marlyn thanks for your kind words and description of going under the anaesthetic. I'll be in hospital as a day patient - in at around 7:30 - and should be 1st on the list as my surgeon knows how anxious I am. My high blood pressure and rapid heart beat kind if gave it away when I met her a few weeks ago and had pre op assessment. 

Rosina your husband obviously enjoys his plants🌴☘🌿🌾🌾. Loved the photo you took of the bit that does your head in. My hubby  has to have everything neatly tidied away, almost but not quite, obsessive about it. May post some photographic evidence sometime☺.   

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Hi Susie

Thanks for the shout out I’m fine just had a few days in which I’d overdone stuff and could hardly walk for 3 days - plus this messaging thing doesn’t always post. I have bounced back today and now gonna take it steady just got xcited when I had good days. 

Are we all coming up for our last treatments soon and if so are we posting ringing the bell. I’ll flipping ring the arse out of it let me tell ya.

The weather in Derbyshire is windy and rainy which I love I ended burning my cheekbones slightly with the heat in week and my mouth tastes like the inside of gandhi’s Flip flop hitch is great for weight loss ❤️❤️

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Susie,

14 th will soon be here, you will look back with relief it's done....general anaesthetic is wonderful, whoever invented it is fantastic ( who did invent it)? One minute your laying there waiting for the injection to go in...next your waking up! It truly is a miracle......and the sleep you have after is  Fandabbydozey!! Did you say your in overnight? Xxxx

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Hi everyone 

Thanks for the reassuring messages regarding my upcoming surgery. I'm getting to the stage where evicting Gremlin and his family has to take presidence over my fear of general aneasethic. On my calendar the 14th June simply has FOG written down.

Ocean21 yet more beautiful photos and so calming☺. The poppies in the fields brought back memories of our recent trip to Aix and trip out to the vineyards. As for Jackson in the car, butter wouldn't melt. As for family matters and informing them of what's happening it can very difficult. I only told my mum because she would have been suspicious of my new hair style with its straighter rather than slight wave to it, also she would have been difficult if she wanted to visit and I had to put her off. We've only recently told my sister-in-law, hubby's twin, because we're approaching the time of year when she will pop in when returning from a trip to Devon. Again the hair would give things away somewhat. Barrying chemo😠. Also the cancelled holiday to Greece hasn't helped.

Rosina are you sure you haven't got my mum secreted in your house somewhere? You've described her to a T. The only difference is that my mum had a sister but she sadly passed away many years ago. I got on better with my aunt than my mum. We're well practiced at the smile and nod  routine.

MJB hope you've dried off. It's raining here in Somerset now, just drizzle at the moment🌫🌪. 

Seaside Sar hope Lexi gets well soon. We're all wishing her well.

Edinbird hope your nephew enjoys his birthday. I love the bike, it looks really cute.

Need to go now. Hubby's just got back from getting some bits for the greenhouse and bought some flowers for me which I need to put in a vase. Speak to you all later. Take care xxxxxx 

       

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Morning Ladies,

going for a walk now.

Thanks for the photos Ocean21.

I love poppies and fields of wheat.

MBJ at least going out to church got you a walk.

I made carrot, ginger and lime soup today.

Mum still talking- she wishes she had a sister or older brother ( she has neither) and she has a collection of odd ball friends with plenty of stories attached to them. I did better listening though today , kept checking in with myself ( this is what meditation trains you to do) and although aware of my irritation it didn’t flare up.

So my practice must be doing something 🤪

I will take a picture of H1’s garden obsession at the front of our house as I leave.

I once had an enquiry if we sold plants- we don’t.

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I need those calming photos Ocean 21. Just walked through town in the rain to go to church to find a locked door and a message saying service had been combined with St Thomas church at 9.30. if you don't go every week how are you supposed to know Grrrr.

Wet and cold now so having a calming cappuccino trying to dry off. What a morning and it's only 11am.

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Implausible, your Leicester pics were great. That mural must look stunning up close. Sorry to read about your sister . I don’t get in with mine either. She’s made it quite clear she doesn’t like me and frankly I feel the same about her now. Live your life , you’ve done well without her approval thus far why change?!

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Good morning loved ones,

 

All’s well this end. Caught up with 4 pages of posts. Think the way that we natter is fabSmiley Happy

Seasidesar hope Lexi continues to make progress.

Susieb good that you’ve got a date for your up. Try not to stress. I found it quite a relief to have mine,the lump was out and I could stop worrying about what it was doing and just concentrate on treatment.

 

Trixielady and Sonia hope you’re both doing better. Rosina , keep breathing and counting when dealing with your mum. I’m the same with mine. 

MBJ, how cool do you look in your hats. They really suit you. Great pics of your day out too. Hope that landscaper shows up. If he doesn’t get someone else in. Honestly , you’ll get such a lift psychologically when it’s done. AA409E47-E0E7-42E0-863E-00C1E0140D99.jpegClematisE5555F78-A713-4D11-85CD-BB37BD2D850E.jpegJackson, on our way to drop car off at garageBB0F2F0C-215C-4E46-B4ED-10BA4D517AF6.jpegThe walk back home from garage. Rural living , no buses , so no option but to walk.05408446-4D74-4523-9CD0-220670C6BEFE.jpegJackson and his beloved.4908F5B7-8D3A-4725-96DC-A1C9FABC4449.jpeg

 

The weekly Taxol is going fine. Though I have to say it does sometimes feel like I’ve hardly had time to turn around before the next one is upon me. 5 more to go , I have them every Tuesday so the next one is rolling up quickly. 

 

Got my appointment with the radiologist on Wednesday to discuss my radiotherapy. Do t know what to expect from that really because the system here may differ from what you guys will have. Hope I don’t have any of your I’m face down dreams Marlyn!

 

My youngest two are flying in today. I’m a both stressed and obviously really looking forward to having them here. I’m stressing because you may remember I have told them about this bc business mainly because we’re not in the same place and also because my youngest son lost his dearest friend shortly after my lumpectomy and he was utterly distraught. He’s been having a hard time getting over it so much so the gp signed him off for two weeks. He’s also been missing me . My boy is built like the proverbial brick sh*thouse but he’s definitely a mummy’s boySmiley Happy When my daughter rang and told me what’d happened I just told them both to come over. It’s been an expensive week. Paid their air fares and the fares for eldest and his family. He works his butt off but there’s never any spare cash for things like holidays. 

 

I took the bull by the horns and told their older brother on Friday. He was obviously distressed by the news but he was very calm which helped our conversation enormously. As I’m genuinely doing very well I could  tell him that and besides anything else he’s able to reflect on the fact that when we FaceTime, which we do regularly, I’m still mum. Aside from the fact that I’ve always got a hat clamped on my head ! Now he knows why.

 

My eldest has always been a calm one. His younger brother is mr emotional but I can’t hide the fact that the nurse us coming tomorrow to takes bloods or that I’m going  for chemo on Tuesday.So, I’ve got to have ‘ the conversation ‘ with them. Wish me luck Smiley Happy 

 

 

Must say that I love the photos everyone posts. It’s a great window into your  worlds. Edinbird your garden looks so peaceful as does yours SusieB. I’m impressed with your lawns. Tim’s getting to grips with ours ,lawns seem to be such a bloke thing . I once watched a Gardeners World Show were these guys were lawn obsessives One refused to le5 his grandchildren play on his , the other wouldn’t go on holiday because he’d rather have a staycation with his lawn and another guy was a retired gp who’d won competitions for his.Who knew there are such things!  Frankly all of them need to live a little

 

Plants that like the shade Nettienoo , all the ones the Susieb hubby suggested. Personally, I love hostas and ferns. They look magnificent as they mature and they do well in pots. If you get any hostas though you’ll have to be on slug and snail watch in their growing season especially after it rains or during a spell of wet weather. Foxgloves do well in shade but remember they flower every two years so stagger your planting times so that when ones not in flower the other is. Aquilegias also love shade. David Austin roses are beautiful and great quality, not cheap but worth the expenditure. Their catalogue is a dream if you love roses , they’re on line too but I’m a sucker gardening catalogues. Sarah Raven has a beautiful one which is great for planting ideas and colour schemes but be wary of her prices , you can find many if the things # she has in sale cheaper elsewhere. 

David Austin has a section on their website about roses that can do well in the shade so check it out.

 

Right wonderful ones, I’d better get on still got cleaning to finish.

Meanwhile, as always some pics for you.

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SusieB, I’m here and all is well at the moment thank you. My daughter and her family have been here for the day and I did a rather large buffet tea for us all. Busy day and I was on my feet for most of it. It was great to have some energy at last. I hope this continues until chemo 5. I’m was in bed by 8.30 pm so exhausted but worth it. 

I see you have op date. I’m sure all will be fine my love. I was extremely nervous before mine but it really was a doddle compared to what we are all going through with chemo.

Daisydi, I’m truly gutted that you are having reactions again. How long did they go on for last time? Would sitting in some cool salty water help? Xx

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Sarah, very encouraging to hear she has taken milk. Thinking of you constantly little Lexi.xxx

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Good night Ladies,

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Seasidesar , we are all routing for Lexi.

My mum continues to talk the hind leg off a donkey on this end 😳

 

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Yup still in Leicester, Susie

 

Shattered.  This is why (below)

 

Not quite up to peak Rosina levels but more than enough for me less than 2 weeks after my last T dose!!

 

I now plan to sleep for a week

 

Seaside, thanks for the update re Lexi.  I'm so glad she is showing signs of improvement.  Wonder if she knows she has a whole pack of fairy godmothers cheering her on here xxx

 

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Hi everyone 

Seaside Sar, thanks for the update. Good to know little Lexi has taken some milk but still a big worry for you and your family.

MJB, beautiful photos from Swansea. Interesting to see our part of the country, the South West, from Wales. 

Hope you're ok Ocean21, Deano, Stargazer1, Sandraindurham and Veronica,Trixielady and Nettienoo, can't recall hearing from you recently. 

Edinbird your garden looks peaceful and the trees backing on to you house give a lovely backdrop. We have about 7 properties surrounding ours so not a lot of privacy apart from our cosy corner in our side garden leading to our garage.

Wishing you all a pleasant evening. Are you still in Leicester Implausible. The paintings are brilliant.         

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H Girls

Well had a lovely lunch in the pub then a walk in the gardens with my sister and brother in law. Here are some photos.IMG_20190525_203411.jpgEntrance to Clyne Gardens in Swansea

 

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Hi Seaside Sar

I am so pleased that Lexi is improving. Bless her she is so young. 

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Seaside,

a good positive update, sounds like everything is going in the right direction......xxxx

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Just a little update on Lexi. They have done a lumbar puncture which showed a high white blood cell count and points to it being meningitis but they still won't know for sure until tomorrow. In the meantime, she has managed to keep down a bottle and a half of milk so they have taken her off the drip. They had to move the cannula to her foot as she dislodged the one in her arm. So she's not out of the woods yet but at least it looks promising.

 

Thank you so much for all your lovely messages. It really means a lot. 💕

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Hi daisydi 

Sorry you're having problems again in the downstairs department. Ouch😲☹ and not exactly in a place you can avoid when you're sitting or walking. Memories of stitches after giving birth spring to mind and hubby buying me a rubber ring to sit on, and yes to Marlyn, the John Wayne walk.  

Thanks for the v shaped pillow tip, I'll certainly look into it. My hospital will provide me with a small cushion I can put under my arm when I'm sat/laying down just resting. As for my surgery date it was my choice to wait until now and not be informed a couple of weeks ago. Glad I chose to wait, 3 weeks notice suits me fine. Hope things improve soon. ❤❤❤      

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Daisy I join you in the undercarriage club... a week of antibiotics has messed up down there! Hope you feel better soon xx

 

Sar I really hope Lexi feels better soon too, it’s awful when it’s a child or an animal and you can’t do anything for them 😢 look after yourself too and please let us know how she is when you feel able.

 

Was determined to have a long lie but have been on my phone for ages! Ought to get up as I have my heart pills to take... today is a sitting on my butt doing nothing day!

 

And tomorrow is my nephew’s first birthday! My sister wanted me to travel down to Cambridge but that’s too far what if I’m ill what if anyone else is ill? So Jack got this in the post (mummy and daddy had to make it and will have to wrap it!) and I’m sure I’ll get photos tomorrow 😊

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Daisy,

sorry to read about your undercarriage.....ouchy! Let's hope it doesn't go on for long, hope your not having to do a John Wayne impression while you walk?

just done 4 rads this week ( one got cancelled last minute) got another 20 todo.....eek!! Xxxxx