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MaryAnnSingleton Fri 29-Mar-13 18:35:50

new thread !!!

amberlight Sun 31-Mar-13 08:35:05

Smee, fab!!! Give the toucan a wave from me...
Happy Easter all of you smile

topsyturner Sun 31-Mar-13 08:48:51

Smee !!!
You have very obviously run away to join a Pirate Ship !
ignores fact that it would be PARROTS and hammocks , not toucans

Happy Easter people !
I have woken up to find my house empty of husbands and children .
Think they may have been abducted by aliens !!!!!
or maybe just gone to mass

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 31-Mar-13 09:46:26

oh my smee !! how exciting grin ! have a wonderful and well deserved break !
topsy have they all gone to Mass ?

Copthallresident Sun 31-Mar-13 10:23:11

Happy Easter everyone <hiding in bed to avoid Easter bunny duties>

smee Is it Mexico or one of those Dominican Republic / Costa Rica places? Have a great time. envy

Had a very stressful day yesterday as no big Easter eggs in the whole of South West London . Bloody Tesco, Waitrose etc had cleared their shelves, having had them on them since January angry Finally tracked some down ina department store, went to pay - £120 for 3! Decided to go for the embarassed putting back as surely no one would pay £40 for an Easter egg, they weren't even that big..... So now theyhave the only big Easter eggs in the whole of South West London that cost under £40, a I Direction and a Thomas the Tank Engine egg blush They will appreciate the irony won't they??? Now you know why I am hiding .......

KK I would not call you a witterer who is on the computer all day because that would be the pot calling the kettle black, I am very impressed that you assimilate everyone's news and always have wise and caring words for all, whereas by the time I have wittered on for a sentence or two I have forgotten what I was going to type ......

DH now turning out the loft cupboards for the Easter deccies Damien and I still haven't found and is messing up my chaos system. <annoying>

Sparkle I picked up an infection on my first cycle of chemo but that was partly because the dose was too strong and wiped out my white blood cells and partly not being careful enough, went to a big family dinner party with lots of coughing and spluttering DCs, after that I was more careful, had injections to boost my white blood cells and there wasn't a repeat. As Gracie says if your temperature fluctuates at all get in touch with your team straight away, don't delay or think it is melodramatic . They will dispense anti biotics like sweets.

Pen Hope you feel better soon

Hope gigs has had a good night

Reuben had some amazing forcaccia on sale yesterday , with blueberries and cinnamon sugar , throws some on trolley.

Gigondas Sun 31-Mar-13 10:28:03

Snaffled Reuben's bread. Had bloody awful night (odd as pain under better control excerpt for cramp/itchy feeling in my hip which kept me awake).

No sleep probably main reason while I feel so utterly shit and hopeless. Little gigs gone out for the day and were very excited about eggs.

Smee have a great time (coorong generally not meant to travel abroad on chemo and within reason in the uk, but smee has chemo a while back).

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 31-Mar-13 10:40:16

bah about bad night gig - hope you get to rest and eat chocolate today.

Copthallresident Sun 31-Mar-13 11:13:47

gigs You are not utterly shit and hopeless, but lack of sleep is horrible and depressing. I am sending big hugs across the rooftops. I am in our loft so there are no roofs in the way. Have you got some chocolate / eggs for yourself? If not Bentalls have some nice cheap ones wink Do we need to put together some more visions, perhaps we can think up one involving James Mc Avoy as I think he would be a nice one to have on your side. Perhaps a home nations one Scotland v Wales, Katherine gets up to sing that song about Whales Wales and an entire first XV bear down on her, James McAvoy as hooker obviously, sean Connery in his sixties James Bond incarnation can be there too. David Tennant!! <sigh> Ewan Macgregor hmm Alan Cumming could do something very very evil........

I can hear all the helicopters practising for the boat race, at 4pm yesterday the river was flooding everywhere, the spectators are going to need waders!!

Gigondas Sun 31-Mar-13 11:39:45

I like that vision... I know sleeplessness and not eating( have found some breakfast) are contributory. Sitting in bed listening to radio 4 which is cheering me up. Going to do some reading for Ou as that helps take my mind off things.

PenPerson Sun 31-Mar-13 12:16:52

lack of sleep is hideous makes all things seem out of proportion. Hope you can get some rest today gigs

I had a triumph today and have just been for a walk in the woods with the hounds. Managed about a mile with not too much difficulty. Dh and I have grand plans to do the SW coast path starting with Dorset. Today I feel like I will get back to normal.

Off to my parents for a roast later, my mum cannot cook so it wont be pretty.

PenPerson Sun 31-Mar-13 12:17:33

copt loving your visions !

AshokanFarewell Sun 31-Mar-13 12:38:11

Morning all,

Happy Easter! I hope everyone has lots of yummy chocolate.

I had a particularly bad night and feeling a bit sorry for myself as I'm not well enough to go to our Easter family gathering. Especially disappointed as I had made bunny ears for all my little, and big, cousins to wear. I shall just wear my own and laze on the sofa all day grin < that's me in my bunny ears. I got a Guylian egg with seashells so I shall be gobbling that up too! Yum yum yum.

gigs sorry you're feeling rubbish, hopefully you have some chocolate to nibble? You're not hopeless or shit but you are going through a lot so it is bound to feel a bit overwhelming. Liking the new vision, especially Ewan McGregor grin

smee have a fantastic trip! Are you off to the Caribbean? I hope you see lots of toucans and enjoy relaxing in your hammock! grin

copt oops about the eggs! Chocolate is chocolate though so hopefully they will just be grateful to have some. £40 for an egg?! I don't blame you for putting them back!

topsy does that mean you have all the chocolate to yourself?!

amber I've been looking for an orange lightbulb and found this which looks fun and could be white for daytime then red/orange at night, plus it does loads of different colours and effects!

AshokanFarewell Sun 31-Mar-13 12:40:09

pen cross posted, well done on your walk and glad you're starting to feel more normal again smile enjoy your day with your parents, I hope the roast isn't too disastrous!

KurriKurri Sun 31-Mar-13 14:39:04

Afternoon all smile

I turn my back for five minutes and Smee has run away to join the circus, grin watch out for exploding cars and low flying acrobats Smee! - seriously is it Mexico? - how exciting, you lucky thing - have a fabulous time smile

I love those chocolate seashells Asho, - yum - am shocked at the £40 easter eggs Copt - but there seems to have been a run on eggs this year - are people stocking up in case the economy goes even more tits up and we all have to survive on chocolate??? grin
Asho - sorry you are feeling to poorly to go to the Easter celebrations though - what a shame sad

I got DD a plain one from M & S and a little bag of mini eggs. but she played organ for the Easter service at a local church this morning and they gave her a big egg as a thank you too! - so she had better share is very lucky!

Gigs - sleeplessness is the absolute pits, it will affect everything you try to do and how you feel, - massive sympathies, it is very debilitating. You are not hopeless and shit at all (((hugs))) xx

Pen - well done on your walk - a mile is very good going smile - and coastal walk sounds a great idea, - I've done bits of the Dorset Coastal walks over the years and it is so beautiful (although I may be biased grin). When I was getting over my chemo, I remember going down to Dancing Ledge (took me hours - I was walking with a stick at the time!) and sitting up on the rocks looking out at the sea - it kept me sane, I love the coast.

I have done a load of gardening this morning, I may also have nattered on the phone with a friend for an hour, but that doesn't sound quite so impressive!, cleaned the kitchen, and I'm thinking of making some onion chutney later. Then I will be cuddling up on the sofa and watching the very lovely John Simm in The village tonight no he doesn't look grubby Smee, you are deluded and mistaken grin

waving to MAS and topsy and everyone else I've missed xx

Oh - this will sound mad, but while I was pottering in my greenhouse, planting my seeds, I could 'feel' my Dad's presence as if he was with me - I don't believe in any of that kind of thing really, and I know it is just because he was a great gardener and we spent a lot of time in the garden together when I was a child, but it was lovely, and now I have made myself cry silly old fool

coorong Sun 31-Mar-13 14:39:20

Can we add johnnycake Wilkins to our rugby team? ..... And you can get that French man who looks like a gorilla to take out the Jenkins woman .....

Sorry to hear ash and gig aren't feeling the best. The suns out this end of the country - maybe a few rays and staring at the bits of blue sky will cheer you up - or perhaps [one arm wrestling a 10kg Belgian Easter egg onto the trolley], this (clunk) will cheer you up a bit ...... grin,

Have fluid sloshing round my back .... Yucko - hopefully it will drain itself, but my underarm (where they did the node biopsy) feels and looks enormous - please share stories of how long yours returned to normal - am hoping only temporary lymphodaema in underarm from all the prodding

KurriKurri Sun 31-Mar-13 14:49:33

coorong - I had seroma after my mastectomy, - got it on a Friday and it had cleared itself by the Monday (I only remember because BCN said come to the seroma clinic on Monday if it's still there) but I didn't have it all that badly - felt like I had a rolled up newspaper under my arm!

Has your hospital got a seroma clinic? - it might be worth going along and getting it drained if it is bothering you (although I am guessing that clinics are not open over the Easter break - isn't it sod's law that you always get these things at weekends/bank holiday etc!)

Gigondas Sun 31-Mar-13 14:57:39

Agree with kurriot advice to get it checked out- also watch out if you start feeling hot or ill as can get infected.

I am not allowed to tell my seroma story as it is puss porn of the highest order when people are eating Easter eggs.

jchocchip Sun 31-Mar-13 15:18:26

Happy Easter Everyone smile I had the same problem with Easter eggs this year - none to be had on Thursday in home bargains or on Saturday in ASDA, ended up buying tiny Thomas, Fireman Sam and LaaLaLoopsy ? in the Co op yesterday! Fortunately had one large one (traidcraft) on order with a friend - and 3 bags of mini eggs bought earlier - but no cream eggs anywhere. Should have bought some last week when they were 10 for a £ in home bargains but didn't think they would run out before Easter!! I don't want to buy Easter Eggs immediately after Christmas! I want to buy them at Easter until they run out <stamps foot emoticon>

Did my turn in Junior Church and despite lack of planning had a lovely time making shiney egg shaped decorations with a bit of colouring and singing...

Have broken my lent chocolate fast with a bar of Lindt Lindor grin. Hope you are all enjoying a chocolatey Easter Day.

PenPerson Sun 31-Mar-13 15:20:39

Oh I like a bit of pus porn. Please tell it will help with my diet I am starting this week.

kk we are planning on Dancing Ledge in a couple of weeks. We may be forced into a vist to the Square and Compass too which would be a most unfortunate but necessary part of my rehabilitation. When you are down these parts again we will have to get together with ned for a lunch !

KurriKurri Sun 31-Mar-13 15:22:52

I would love a meet up Pen - hope to be down in the summer certainly, if not before. smile

jchocchip Sun 31-Mar-13 15:27:52

Where can smee be? Well jealous of the Toucan!!

KurriKurri Sun 31-Mar-13 16:50:14

I've had a Smee brainwave - I didn't take in the hammock info, - so I'm revising my guess from 'the circus' to 'a cruise on the Panama Canal' - I'm so right , I bet I am, <holds out hand for prize>

thenightisyoung Sun 31-Mar-13 18:38:27

Happy Easter everyone grin

I have eaten so much today I cannot move. I am waiting to be brought tea in the hope that it will wash all the food away. I had a vague notion of going for a run today but I think that will have to wait till tomorrow.

Sorry that Gig and Ash are feeling rough today, I hope have at least managed to have a relaxing afternoon.

Ash I was lucky and did not have to have chemo and other than losing about a foot and a half of my colon the rest is intact. You seem to be having a rough old ride of it to say the least!

Smee enjoy the Toucans smile

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 31-Mar-13 18:56:03

just checking in to say we've had a v nice day- huge lunch cooked by dh at parents- T ate 7 bacon wrapped sausages and an entire jar of cranberry sauce - we had champagne and pudding wine, chocolate mousse made by me (my first bit of chocolate in weeks !) Am being quite restrained and have just had 1 creme egg.
I love the Dorset coast path- we used to stay at Ringstead Bay and dh would often walk from there to Lulworth. As young people we'd walk at night across the cliff tops to the pub at Osmington or lie on the beach and look at the stars.
Hope those not feeling tip top feel better soon.

coorong Sun 31-Mar-13 19:41:47

sorry to harp on guys, but do you think iburprofen is a good or bad idea with mild seroma?

am full of roast dinner cooked by dh and excitement of boat race

coorong Sun 31-Mar-13 19:42:49

MIL is in Dorset - and the coast path is something we've yet to tackle (girls too young) but it looks very nice

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