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MaryAnnSingleton Wed 26-Sep-12 11:16:36

crikey !

Sometimesiwonder Wed 26-Sep-12 11:25:12

Nice to be second in again - it's been a while since that happened so just making my mark for now!

Sometimesiwonder Wed 26-Sep-12 11:27:26

Right, so now that's over with, Just wanted to say well done, MAS for getting so sorted.

Piano does sound nice, I agree - but the Saxophone sounds a fab idea. You've got to love a sax, think of all those great sax solos..........

Mind you, they cost a bit. Not much change out of a thousand pounds for the one dd and I were drooling over last week in the music shop! shock

topsyturner Wed 26-Sep-12 11:30:08

<Commando rolls into thread in full combat gear>

Morning all

Sun is actually shining here ! <puts aside ark building tools for now>
DIY is going as we'll as I thought it would .
I have emptied the room , cleaning the walls and woodwork , under coated the woodwork , ordered and paid for carpeting , bought and paid for new bed , bought and paid for paint .
All DH has to do is paint the darn thing .
Has he started yet ?
Hmmmmmm ....
Might nip round to Gracies and kidnap her decorators grin

Hope everyone is feeling well today .
I see we are entering rads season for a couple of you ?
Keep up the moisturising!

smee Wed 26-Sep-12 12:00:04

Ooh fancy. Number 29. Shall we have a party once we hit 30? smile

Sometimesiwonder Wed 26-Sep-12 12:21:50

better have it now, 30's past it for partying - and I should know, I'm 50 grin

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 26-Sep-12 12:38:45

arf !

Gigondas Wed 26-Sep-12 12:42:15

Is there anything more scary than manic Topsy with a tin of paint? Was wondering where you were - thought you had run off with the bloke with the hammer who looked like the lost member of status quo on changing rooms another orange man

Done with early appts now so on way home. And feel loads better after acupuncture.

I think we should have a party on our birthday topsy and for new thread.

gracie I would think you are fine as its after 14 days so I would go for it- am going to get mine post chemo.

Waves to everyone else.

NedSchneebly Wed 26-Sep-12 13:54:10

Ooh, 29 - how exciting!

Afternoon all smile

I play sax MAS it's super fun and pretty easy to play, once you get the correct mouth position. Did you play recorder at school? The fingering is very similar to a descant recorder. I've got some books with backing CDs which are fun to play along with. Piano a good option too - go for it! I will expect a progress report when we meet up next month!

KurriKurri Wed 26-Sep-12 14:01:58

Yay hello - snazzy new thread, - count me in for a party when we hit 30 (I will bring vol au vents and a pineapple and cheese hedgehog, and wear an orange swirly print maxi dress)

Have anti B's for waterworks, - didn't show up as infection but was blood in the wee, so she said with symptoms is sounds like infection and gave me drugs. Feels very sore today - I'm drinking loads to flush things through, but going for a wee is a bit ouch sad

invicta - not sure about shaving - I'd had chemo so wasn't an issue, but under the arm where I had my rads, the hair has never grown back (saves shaving, so quite handy) but thought I'd let you know in case that happens and you wonder what is going on. Rads can cause hair loss (permanent in my case). I definitely wouldn't shave now that your treatment has started - because your skin will be fragile and you don't want to risk nicking it and getting an infection.

Smee - we had an awful SENco as well, she spent her whole time flirting with DH (OOh where is your lovely accent from? are you Canadian? hmm {puke}) - totally lost on DH of course - he doesn't get flirting, he just thought she was barking grin She also ate her lunch while she was talking to us because she was 'running late and starving' shock we did end up with a plan in place for him but only because I basically said I wasn't leaving until something was sorted.

Gig - well done for getting to your appointments - very organized.

MAS - piano would be fun, but I can see you playing a mellow sax too smile

Ned - well done on your guitar lessons, I bet you'll pick it up really quickly being so musical. Little Ned will want to join in before long smile

OTM - glad DD has something to help, hope she feels better soon, period pain is rotten.

waving to topsy, Sometimes, gracie, and everyone else I've missed.

KurriKurri Wed 26-Sep-12 14:04:07

Hello Ned, x-posted <waves> I agree about playing along with backing CD's MAS - DD has those when she was learning trumpet - they are good fun, and make you sound really good grin

NedSchneebly Wed 26-Sep-12 14:20:34

<waves to kurri> did you manage to see nurse about your possible UTI? Hope you're feeling better today x x

Sometimesiwonder Wed 26-Sep-12 14:21:25

Ouch, KK - blood in wee sounds very sore sad

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 26-Sep-12 15:04:52

oh kk how horrid for you - please take care !
My dad uses those cds ! I did treble recorder at school and up to grade 2 (!!) I can play stuff by ear on it still which might be helpful and can read music but not actually apply it to the finger holes (I don't think so anyway !) Dad picked up the oboe pretty quickly from having played the flute.

Have walked to town as no rain and am totally wiped out and am having pain in my chest,around the back ribs.I'm assuming this is the lung mets rather than medication as have felt this before starting the drugs.

smee Wed 26-Sep-12 15:09:53

grin at Kurri's DH not getting flirting. UTI sounds horrid though.

MAS sad about the pain. Am guessing the chemo drugs are wiping out your natural resistance to it. Can you take anything for it?

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 26-Sep-12 15:13:25

I imagine ibuprofen would be ok

KurriKurri Wed 26-Sep-12 15:29:43

MAS - sad about the pain, can you ring your BCN or the chemo unit to ask about pain relief?, - don't put up with it, there will be lots of things they could give you to help.

Gigondas Wed 26-Sep-12 15:30:51

I would take co codamol or paracetamol (check your temp before you take it as can suppress your temperate and hide infection signs). You prob ought to ask about ibuprofen as can hurt stomach so I would be cautious about taking them without a check.

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 26-Sep-12 15:32:36

have emailed a bcn (mine away this week) - thanks for advice (passes new box of violet and rose creams around)

Gigondas Wed 26-Sep-12 15:33:27

Yum- also do ask about pain as I was told mets make you ill etc but weren't usually associated with pain. But could be wrong.

KurriKurri Wed 26-Sep-12 15:47:00

Yes - Gig makes a very good point about taking your temp. MAS - very important.

smee Wed 26-Sep-12 16:13:15

MAS, they should have given you a card with a 24 hour number on. If you haven't got one it's worth asking. With mine it was for all queries and gets you through to a chemo ward. If the nurses can't answer, they ask the doctor and they call you back.

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 26-Sep-12 16:15:33

yes, I have a card - will see if bcn gets back to me.

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 26-Sep-12 16:31:24

ah, she has emailed back and says she thinks it'll be ok,but to read all the xeloda info. She says she'll make me an appointment if it continues - she is v v nice

Gigondas Wed 26-Sep-12 17:08:05

That's good you got a response. Hope that whatever you take helps with pain

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