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NedSchneebly Sat 16-Feb-13 15:53:36

Blimey, a few days away and I have missed loads. Thought I had better post before this thread fills up and a new one starts without me smile

Whoopee doo and Yippee for MAS results (did see on FB so not too behind on that one!) That is such good news! (what is baby's bottom pudding btw?)

Copt my Jack Russells definitely have the touch of the teenager about them. #1 dog's latest irritating habit is to go outside (we have a cat dog flap) to have a wee, and then going upstairs and pooing on the landing hmm very irritating and the smell hits you as you walk into the house. Never mind horse, Tesco might be getting some Korean specials if she carries on. . .

kurri hope you can stay warm til Tuesday. Sorry to hear about the underbum muscle. Look here to identify its fancy name. . . I definitely think sitting down and eating cake is the answer. Its medicinal, doncha know?

smee you working too hard again? Hope you can get some time off with T this week. DS is knackered, especially after a busy day with DM yesterday as his school had a training day. Tank Museum, park and a picnic in the sunshine!

I might tentatively suggest that I had quite a good week in school this week. . . Kids reasonably well behaved and got quite a lot done. My jobshare and I are beginning to lose patience with the other year 1 teacher, who is doing very little shared planning, despite the fact that she is full time, and the planning she's done is not thought out properly and with lots of bits missing, she's not following the plans we have written, and making resources (worksheets etc) for her class and not sharing them with us. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrh angry

Going to parents on MOnday, cinema with DSis Monday pm, then DHs 3 cousins coming to stay next weekend. Cue a very raucous and gluttonous time, I fear!

Hope everyone is OK - we've got sun here, but DS wants to watch The Smurfs. . . . confused

Lots of love to you all x x x

NedSchneebly Sat 16-Feb-13 15:54:30

Ooh, meant to say, if anyone wants me to send on gig's Howard's Way DVDs of series 1 and 2, PM me your address and I will post on Monday smile

topsyturner Sat 16-Feb-13 18:40:18

KK the petrol stations over here sell canisters of emergency home heating oil . Don't suppose any near you do that ?

KurriKurri Sat 16-Feb-13 18:54:12

ooh topsy - I never thought of that - it's certainly worth a look, thanks smile

Ned - have a great half term break with your parents and sister, glad you had a good week, but pain about the teacher who isn't pulling her weight. Thanks for the diagram - I now think it is the gracilis muscle I have pulled - that's about the position of it, that's what I'm going to call it anyway grin
I glad you and Gig have both suggested cake, - that was the medicine I was already taking grin

MAS have a lovely evening - I also want to know what baby's bottom pudding is.

Gig - enjoy yourself in French France, we expect French cheeses and French pastries for the trolley even if it means leaving all your other luggage behind

jchocchip Sat 16-Feb-13 19:34:34

Yes grrr about the full time teacher , ned I know about mas's baby's bottom as the only legal use for evaporated milk smile

hey ned glad your week at work was good but grrr about full-time lazy arse teacher
baby's bottom is lovely frothy confection of strawberry jelly,evap.milk and a tin of strawberries (but I used mixed red berries) - my great aunt used to make it and it is a family favourite. Had a lovely time but late finish so feeling a bit gnarled. Horrid cold is lingering and gets worse at night -onc doc listened to my chest but it was fine.

HerNextDoorAt21 Sun 17-Feb-13 13:56:29

Hello there everyone.

Asho so glad you got the full report to PALS - an unqualified apology would have been nice ..... a teenage strop "sorry" from Dr Wanker is hardly a proper apology ! Horrid man !

gigs wish I was coming to French France with you too .... We holidayed in South Brittany last year and loved it especially the wine Merguez sausage and stinky cheese.

ned glad you had a good week and plllllllllll (raspberry) to the lazy full timer.

kk sorry to hear you are out of oil and hope you found some emergency oil. DH and I have been know to tilt the tak but you have to be very careful of not buckling the outlet pipe !

As for me, one of my wounds has got worse and is oozing a lot more and is now needing dressing at least twice a day. I am puzzled what to do as if I get the out of hours GP or A&E look at it, they do not know the history - I feel OK and am on two lots of antibiotics sothink I will leave it and ring the ward or out patients tomorrow if it gets worse. I have an appointment on Wednesday with the Breast CLinic and people who are very familiar with my wounds and would rather them see them . Bit scary !

oh dear hnd that's a pickle- I'd wit until you go to b clinic if you can, unless it becomes very much worse - is difficult to know really.
Hope kk has oil - it's v sunny here but inside the house it's chilly and my fingers have gone white ! Horrid headache which I think is cold related...must do some work but might take a stroll with dh.

BasketzatDawn Sun 17-Feb-13 15:44:05

I don't think I'll ever catch up on this thread, as i have days when I don't read ....

but wanted to express how thrilled I am at MAS's shrinking mets. That Sauron is a grand beast indeed! (nothing to do with medical science of course).

Topsy - do you want a house swap? - we have a leaking radiator too, mould on various ceilings, smelly downstairs toilet (I think we need to 'get a man' in, but DH wants to DIY. aargh!)))), worryingly uneven walls and corners when the going gets really tough, I find myself thinking maybe my disease will see me off before the house falls down. I know, not the right response shock).

Kurri - can you geta referral to a pain specialist? I think maybe somebody mentioned that uptheread?

hey baskets grin how's it going ?

topsyturner Sun 17-Feb-13 15:56:05

Baskets - you have a downstairs loo ???
It's a deal !
grin

BasketzatDawn Sun 17-Feb-13 16:19:01

Sorry for poor editing above - pressed 'send' to test as it seemed to have frozen - and it did send ....

Another reason for dropping by, as well as acknowledging MAS's good news, was to offer up a jar of VitD3 to a good home. I bought it a few months ago online, found out when the jar arrived it wasn't veggie ( I am veggie and since then have got stuff frm health food shop that suits me). Obviously it's now too late to return. So, first dibs to the person who sends me a postal address by PM, and who doesn't mind ingesting fish oils! I can't think of anyone in RL who would even consider Vit D - my friends are all amazingly healthy, ignorant, unaware, or so it seems. I'm happy to send to anyone in UK (and, no, i don't just mean the mainland - hiya, Celtic cousins)Big grin: grin.

Did you know you can hire VW vans? Apparently though they eat fuel. It sounds like fun, though not sure my marriage would survive such a 'trip'. I feel similarly about camping holidays, incidentally. DH and I don't do holidays together these days - the odd night away 'sans enfants' but actual holidays are too stressful, sadly.

Interested in all your news, and still reading when I can. Not able to respond properly though. Partly, 'fried brain' on high dose steroids (that awful combination of too tired to sleep but too wired to think straight - I know many of you will identify with this). The joys. Also can identify with chronic pain - ongoing shoulder pain too - and since yesterday bursitis in knee (not jsut house that's falling apart). Luckily, both on same side so I could lie on other side to (sort of) sleep.

Shocked at the tales of unprofessionalism. Ashokan - i hope you get an apology from Dr W. So glad though you had somebody with you to support and witness. And you acted on it. There was no excuse for this, no matter how 'bad' a day he was having or wahtever twuntish reason he might give. It's possible you won't have a choice of onc if you are in a very specialist category, but I'd imagine it very hard to go back under this idiot's care after such an experience.

I need to stop now - typing going awry and ds3 needs laptip to do course work - it's time he got his own (he has the funds, just slow to act. lovely, adorable but frustrating young man .....). And the steroids mean I need to eat - AGAIN!

BasketzatDawn Sun 17-Feb-13 16:45:35

Ha, the downstairs loo - I was saying to DH only yesterday - this chaos (of our crumbling house) is the DC's childhood (they age frm 22 down to 14, so some left childhood a year or so ago, but still thye'll be my babies forever), and we should get it sorted - then I said 'But they shouldl just be grateful they have a downstairs loo, even a smelly one!'grin.

Where is higher rainfall? NI or this part of Scotland? (this is linked to house swap question btw, not just a random weather related question). Discussing UCAS choices with ds3, I was speculating on what he'd need most. ie umbrella for Glasgow, winter woollies for Dundee, Aberdeen, places east. You've got to have some way fo deciding, no?

Waves to MAS and Topsy, and everyone else. Can i pass on the how I am for now? TBH I'm not that great, I don't mind talking about it, but I od need to eat - and I think it's been a few hours - so legitimate hunger. Honest! Please do think if you want my Vitd3 pills - not sure what to do otherwise (charity shop???) hmm.

On a more trivial note, i'm trying to work out how I can reread 'chocolat' for a film and book discussion event at local library in 2 weeks - without wanting to read and then eat my body weight in chocolate. Even the cover makes me want chocolate shock. No Lenten fast here, jst trying to control the weight gain thingy, and be as healthy as possible person. For the Lenten fasters, it's quite a mean choice of book I'd think, though can see why it was chosen for now as topical. Oh well.

HND, so sorry to see you're having wound leaks still - phoning the unit/dept does sound a good idea. You could phone tonight possibly and get a message left that you want to be seen tomorrow, to get fitted in asap?? obvioulsy that would have to be ward, not OP. Shut up, baskets. Just eat .......

topsyturner Sun 17-Feb-13 16:52:51

Oh I fondly remember the need to "steroid eat"
If DCs stood still beside me for too long , I would happily eat one of them !

As for rain , we are enjoying a rare dry day .
Doesn't happen very often , think maybe we get 4/5 days every July of continuous sunshine . <boastful>

AshokanFarewell Sun 17-Feb-13 21:33:34

Hello Baskets nice to meet you smile I'm veggie too!

HND I hope your wound is improving, that sounds very uncomfortable sad

I have had a busy weekend and I'm quite worn out now. Nothing exciting, mostly housework and running errands but it has just been so good to have the energy to do anything.

I have finally managed to upload a picture of my Valentines bargain dress onto my profile if anyone is still interested!

I hope everyone has had a fabulous weekend smile

KurriKurri Sun 17-Feb-13 22:28:15

Just popping on quickly to say hello. Waving to Baskets smile What does your DS want to study at Uni? - I went to Edinburgh, and the first winter there I felt soooo cold grin - I remember once having to hang onto a lamp post so the wind didn't blow me into the road (I was a lot thinner and lighter in those days grin)
Steroids are buggers for making you hungry all the time, are you on them long term?

Pain clinic might well be worth mentioning if I can't get some effective drugs sorted out soon.

Still no oil - they can't deliver until tuesday, I have a hot water bottle and am wearing several layers of clothing though. The weather isn't too bad fortunately (actually probably warmer outside than in the house!)

Asho - that dress is gorgeous, - bet you looked lovely in it smile And great that you are getting your energy back, when is your next cycle of chemo due?

HND -what a pain about the wounds, I hope they can do something to sort them out at the breast clinic.

MAS - I make what I think is probably a similar pudding to baby's bottom, but just evap. milk and jelly whisked together - we call it Bogus Mousse grin - I must try your version with the fruit in, it sounds good.

topsy - we have a downstairs loo too <boasts> maybe it's because we live in a bungalow grin

jchocchip Mon 18-Feb-13 07:29:12

Morning all. Just popping in quickly - funeral at 2 today dh's grandmother died aged 99.

Love the dress ash

kk we live in a bungalow too I think, does it still count if we have done big roof extension? I hardly ever go upstairs smile

Time for a brew.

Was going to go to Turner contempory at Margate tomorrow but it only opens at 10 and the trains are not good so dd and I have booked a train from Marylebone at 2.30 so will try and get in early and spend some time in the Tate. Will delegate Margate to dd2 and dh who are staying down a bit longer.

hope funeral goes as well as it can jane
Lovely dress ashokan - bet you looked lovely in it !
Poor oil-less kk - keep snuggled up.
Not sure what to do with ds today- have work to do,but feel we should go somewhere,or do something.

PenisColada Mon 18-Feb-13 09:09:21

Good morning from me. The sunshine has really cheered me up and we went on our first outing in the camper this year. A walk and lunch and tea in the van was lovely. Our dog tore a claw though so I am off to the vets this morning. Last month I almost cancelled her insurance as we have never claimed so I am relieved now as I think they will have to remove the claw.

I have a whole week of no children all day. They are with dh at work on the activity weeks they run in holiday time. The children get to do swimming , trampolining etc etc all day and I get the house to myself for 9 hours every day. Bliss.

kk hope the heating gets sorted soon.
choc hope the funeral is not too traumatic.

I will be about a lot this week I expect so may get to grips with who is who on this thread as I still am a bit behind blush

topsyturner Mon 18-Feb-13 10:06:25

<chucks DC on plane to join Mr Pen at work>

snailsontour Mon 18-Feb-13 10:45:08

Hi girls - i'll start by apologising for joining in and then disappearing without a word! Sorry, I've been dipping in and out trying to catch up but not joining in, but I was quietly sulking as I'd been to the opticians and was told I had early stage AMD (Age related Macular Degeneratin). Anyways I'm out of the gloom and doom, and back on track!
I've got nipples!!! Yep, had them done on Friday plus some tidying up and some lipo sculpture and lipofil!
But be prepared to be jealous - I have a camper an too! We usually tour Europe for six months each year - first tour since bc will be this April - can't wait!
And I'm also a big hill walker - walking in the Lakes through chemo was the only thing that kept me sane!

waves to snails - camper van and nipples !
How lovely to have time for yourself pen - we've decided to go to one of our favourite NT places to walk and T can take photographs - now trying to decide which one...

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 18-Feb-13 11:46:16

Oh I spend the last three days so busy occupying my time so I don't think about things that I don't read the thread and there is all kinds of talk of France and Dogs etc.
Well gigs enjoy France I love it and have very close friends there and will get my French recharge in the Summer when DD and my Mum and I are going to Brittany.
Dogs I have my salvation, my little mobile mop without him I think I would have lost all reason a long time ago. But getting him was a long thought out process (6years). He is a great dog and really well trained, but it is the result of the massive training investment I have put into him - an hour every weeks at classes for the last 2.5years. I now work him at agility which he loves.
I am over the week now and no results as yet. I am as I say occupying every waking minute so I don't think about it. I have resigned myself to nothing till the three week clinic appointment. I can't believe that there is still new bruising emerging - new black on the boob this morning.

hang in there lonecat - waiting is awfully hard - so wish they hadn't said that phone thing to you
I would so so love a dog - I long for a rescue whippet/greyhound so much..dh is unwilling fence our garden which would be essential and I also worry about our cat..I could specify a non-chaser of course...

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 18-Feb-13 14:13:12

MAS if you get a pup/young dog any self respecting cat will lick it into shape - the mobile mop has the scars to prove it. Garden fencing is very necessary though, but doesn't need to be more than chicken wire.

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