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MaryAnnSingleton Tue 19-Feb-13 14:04:26

new thread - bring the trolley over here....

amberlight Wed 27-Mar-13 22:14:04

Took probiotics all the way thru chemo. Worked fine. Do check, yes.

sparklesunshine Wed 27-Mar-13 22:37:28

I'm sorry to hear that Ash. I do think it asks a lot of people. I stumbled on a set of photos taken by a husband who's wife was diagnosed a few months into marriage and it was remarkable to watch. Some people rise, are ready, etc. Some don't. Hugs and gentleness now it's actually happened.

PenPerson Wed 27-Mar-13 23:10:53

Ash, have been looking through your FB pics. You are beautiful ! Be kind to yourself and take time to heal you have been through a lot the past few months.

KurriKurri Wed 27-Mar-13 23:39:40

Just popping on to say goodnight.

waving to ned, and pretending not to be jealous of celeb connections grin

Gig - hope they let you out and you are now tucked up at home xx

gracie - sounds as if your DD is going to be busy, - its lovely she has something she enjoys so much smile

Asho - you will be sad at the break-up sad but it's good that you can still be friends, I'm sure he is a lovely lad really - we just get very protective of our girls on this thread grin But you are a bright, funny, fabulous young woman -and as Pen says, you will find another special person in your life - probably when you least expect it.

The painting course sounds fun - I'm not much good at drawing either - some things I can do, but I rubbish at people. I like to have a go though - it is so relaxing, and I don't care what anyone thinks about the results grin

MAS is a fabulous artist - she did a card for my DD's graduation - DD still has the card up on her piano - she loves it smile

Sparkle - great that your move is going ahead smile - sorry you have some niggly side effects though - they are a pain, have you got something from the GP for the thrush - they can out you on a course of pills (fluoxi something???) to prevent/shift it - works much better than just creams etc. on their own.

Old lady dog a bit poorly this evening againsad

jchocchip Thu 28-Mar-13 01:00:02

Nighty night. Kk did a lovely news round up, so what kk said! And hope old lady dog has a good night.
Have new laptop to get my course organised. Drove over the tops to see Auntie. Hmm. Single track through snow drifts higher than car in places... According to local news still some villages with 10 ft drifts blocking roads! Staying in the warm seems like z good plan.

Gigondas Thu 28-Mar-13 06:16:27

Morning all- brew? Am home and more importantly had a good nights sleep so feel better.

Thanks for round up kurri.

Eek about snow jchoc- that is tons but good you have laptop.

Yes French France maybe off (and Sicily holiday in 2 weeks) but will defer that. Dh and I going to see later if feel up to going.

Best Go as mini gig up.

Copthallresident Thu 28-Mar-13 08:35:59

gigs Glad you are home and slept well, enjoying cuddling the little gigs. They have a way of putting it all in perspective. I remember little Copt dancing around my bedroom with my wig on and my fake tit in her very pink princess dress, best use of wig, fake tit and pinkness wink

Why does the bugger know when you are going on holiday? The bugger delayed a big holiday for me too but we got there in the end. Sorry it's messed up your plans but make sure you go to Sicily, we had the most amazing holiday in Sicily when the Copts were 2 and 5, in an old near ruined palazzo in the hills with a farm, there were puppies, kittens and goats (all our cats had Italian names for a while) and the farmer had a pizza over in the barn he would fire up when we needed it . The girls still talk about it, and Sicily has a special place in our and our friends' memories, I am sure it will for you. Just watch out for the Sicilian tooth fairies though, my friend and I were so surprised to see it that my friend broke her foot and I got a black eye, or at least the children believed that, though wine and an open cupboard door in the dark might have been involved. The wide eyed awe of friend's son "You actually saw the tooth fairy" was a bit blush

jchoc am hearing tales of ten foot drifts up in the hills, Mum and friends though think it is nothing to the winters of the 60s though grin

Ash wise words on break ups, you do need to give yourself time and space to grieve, break ups after a long time are like losing someone close, and the fact they are still there has it's own pain. I am glad you will still be friends but do take some time for yourself to adjust, do things for yourself and get on with your own life.

KK Hope old lady dog better this morning

Waves to everyone, it's a beautiful morning here so I am going to give goondog a long walk, big Copt tried to take him running yesterday, big mistake, she has bruises and scratches all up her leg where he tried to make her stop and throw his stick, forgot to remind her the crucial command is "game over" blush Better get out before it clouds over to usual grey............

topsyturner Thu 28-Mar-13 09:34:39

Welcome home Gig
What are you up to today ?
Plenty of lying in bed watching crappy tv I hope ?

DS broke up for Easter hols yesterday .
DD breaks up at 11.45 today , hope I remember to go and get her !
<bad mother emoticon>

Everything still white outside . That's a full week now . I am heartily sick of it all , it can bugger off now grin

What's for brekkie ?
I fancy bacon baps .
Haven't got any bacon though .
Or baps ...

Gigondas Thu 28-Mar-13 10:36:13

Lieing around here too - shall I get dh to make us a bacon roll as I can't see Damien or ioan around?

topsyturner Thu 28-Mar-13 11:07:56

Tell DH that Damien would do it if he was there .
See if that gets him moving any quicker ....

jchocchip Thu 28-Mar-13 11:11:53

Glad you are home gig

Time for lunch. Haven't seen any of the dcs this morning so I guess I'd better wake them up smile

Problem with the snow is the drifts, and peoples cars being either under them or the other side of them. Guess it will thaw in a few weeks, until then, hope people have heat.

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 28-Mar-13 11:21:47

How is old lady dog this morning kk - hope she's ok,give her a gentle pat from me . And thanks for promoting my work grin -am v flattered that dd has her card on her piano !
Well done ash -that's a tough thing to do but excellent that you can be friends- maybe he'll be a much better friend than bf ?
ned - good heavens, you kept that quiet about Damien Lewis- he has a curiously tiny mouth.
gig how pesky about poss. missing out on Sicily- though if postponed it can be something to look forward to.
Am going to hosp. this pm,a day earlier than usual as tomorrow's G Friday.
Love to all- have a good day x

sparklesunshine Thu 28-Mar-13 13:48:59

You guys were right - no bio live yoghurt nor probiotics as I might be an 'uncontrolled environment.' Strange world, this cancer.

Welcome back home Gigs, hope recovery goes well.

graciesmall09 Thu 28-Mar-13 17:52:03

Welcome home gigs - glad you had a good night's sleep but such a shame about holiday but hopefully you can rearrange and it will be something to look forward to.

ash I've been nosey as well and had a look at your photographs. You are gorgeous and when the time is right someone special will come along as someone said earlier (sorry I think I still have chemo brain and can't remember who it was) enjoy kissing plenty of frogs first.

kurri how is little old lady dog today?

Waves madly at ned good to see you again. Hope you enjoy your break off school and some time to de-stress.

mas What chemo cycle are you on now? Hope the side effects are staying away.

Blooming dentist today, turns out I not only have 2 broken teeth but need 2 fillings. I haven't had any work done for about 8 years so suppose I was due some but blooming heck they quoted me £260. They nearly had to send for a cardiac ambulance for me shock.

topsyturner Thu 28-Mar-13 18:18:25

I really begrudge paying for dental treatment Gracie as I spent most of my working life as a dental nurse and got all my treatment for free .
Hope your fillings are pain free , and your wallet stops aching soon !

<slips one of Saurons fave dog treats to Little Old Lady Dog>

Yoohoo Gigs ?
You ok ducky ???

Gigondas Thu 28-Mar-13 18:39:20

As ok as anyone watching barbie and the pink shoes can be.

Have had a major wobble today- specialist nurse not rung me back (prob as Easter), have convinced myself cancer everywhere (lump in my leg, reason for sore hip), feeling very wobbly about why this been identified now and whole op itself, bracing myself for more bad news and how will I cope (and breath).

As dh said there isn't a lot I can do now- just find it all so hard at times.

And feel bad that yet again kids and dh suffering due to my health changing our holiday plans etc.

Gigondas Thu 28-Mar-13 18:39:51

And gracie- shocksad about dental bill. It's never cheap is it?

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 28-Mar-13 19:21:35

gah about dental bill gracie sad
Huge hugs to gig - am not surprised you are wobbling as it's all been very quick and unnerving. Don't beat yourself up about the children though xxx
I can't remember what cycle this is - have my meds to start again tomorrow- all went ok at hospital - though had to wait an hour for my tablets. Went to see my picture of the BCNs in the breast unit and then went to rummage in the Gap where I bought a fab green hoody and nice stripy socks for T and a skirt for me and a really fab blue shirt dress type thing for me- there's a big sale on,worth a look if anyone's near a Gap.
I've been scoffing bio yogurt willy nilly to no ill effects- chemo nurse advised against but am a bit obsessed with yogurt and think it does the stomach a lot of good.

smee Thu 28-Mar-13 21:06:43

((((hugs for Gig)))))) Wobble natural - not that it helps to say that, but be weird if you weren't paranoid. Am hefting myself down on the box for you, can you hear the glug of wine

MAS, hope meds are kind when you start again tomorrow. I think I scoffed bio yoghurt on chemo a lot too, as was never told not to. Does amaze me how some things they virtually staple to you, others they forget to tell us.

KurriKurri Thu 28-Mar-13 21:52:47

(((((hugs))))) Gig - it would be very strange if you didn't have a bit of wobble, - the last weeks events happened quite suddenly and, you are bound to suffer a bit of backlash of emotion, especially as you did so well holding it all together while you were in hospital.

I'm sure it is simply the easter holiday which meant you didn't get your call back - IME health care professionals can sometimes be surprisingly dim when it comes to making people wait for information, - they don't seem to get that you sit and wait for the phone to ring.

Am also hoisting my uber large arse onto the box for you (using a cunning contraption of heavy duty pulleys grin)

MAS - clothes sounds great - we have a GAP in the city, I may sneak in there on saturday and see if the sale is still on

gracie - ouch about the dental bill - it is so expensive, I sometimes wonder whether dentures would be cheaper than constantly patching up my teeth! grin

Old lady dog is tired but OK today, she scared me very much yesterday, by having a big 'episode' - sad she has slept a lot today - didn't get up straight away to greet DH when he got home, which is unusual but she is getting very deaf so maybe didn't hear the door.

DD has made some brilliant hot cross buns - she used the Paul Hollywood recipe, with apple in them, when she is not looking I shall put some on the trolley, they are amazing!

Waving to all xx

Gigondas Thu 28-Mar-13 21:57:46

Brings wine to the box- thanks all. Lovely nurse called this evening and had long chat with both me and then dh so we both feel easier.

And I know it's normal to wobble but it is hard.

Looking at cake recipes now as fbs trolley looks low.

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 28-Mar-13 22:00:01

I am v odd about clothes- I stick to my 'comfort' things and get alarmed by anything different- have tried ,my shirt dress on and am now worried that it looks like a nurse's uniform - and all I can see is how chunky my middle is - I have a very fixed idea about how I look,and it's very critical. The skirt is v nice and I haven't found fault in it yet.Gah.

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 28-Mar-13 22:01:56

ah,am glad she rang gig. Am eyeing up kk's dd's hotcross buns- Paul H's did look totally fab I must say..wish our oven was behaving. I also really loved the idea of Mary's pavlova with lemon curd...

Gigondas Thu 28-Mar-13 22:10:54

How about shirt dress over jeans with vest or tee shirt under? That's how I wear it as looks less uniform.

Bought some button up and v neck tops as reckon won't be wanting anything to close to my neck for a bit

KurriKurri Thu 28-Mar-13 22:26:12

I'm glad she's phoned Gig and had a chat with you smile

MAS <very stern look> - you are utterly lovely, I have seen photos, you are very pretty with a lovely figure. I bet your dress looks fab. - Gig's suggestion of jeans underneath is a good one. Stick a bright chunky necklace on as well smile

The lemon curd Pavlova looked lovely too, - the buns took DD all afternoon and evening to make (because of the rising time for the dough) but they were worth waiting for. I like HXbuns very much, but the shop bought ones always give me indigestion - luckily I seem to be fine with the home made type <brushes crumbs from chin> grin

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