D'ya ever wonder how long the sun will last...?(1000 Posts)
Morning! Since its a sunny day here I thought I'd say sunny hellos. Unless of course anyone else has beat me to it and I've missed the new thread.
Morning girls xx
<<hugs>> trips, sounds a very scary day.
Glad things have settled down, Mama, hang on in there!
Busy busy busy! DH birthday yesterday, so went bowling and out for pub dinner with the kids. Was very nice to have a meal all out together, feels like it has been ages.
Tonight dt1 has a playdate, then it's BB, GB, thurs ds1 playdate, fri cubs, at the weekend we will head into town for the NFL rally and then I am taking ds1 to a rugby match, NFL game on sunday, then Monday me and dh are off to meet Eric Lanlard (patisserie chef, cake boy) and a posh dinner!
Ooh and I ran my first 10k in about 6 months! Between my knee injury and then holiday I hadn't been running much over 4-5 miles at a time, so that made me very happy. Might even be able to start half marathon training again!
hey soks, how are you? Are things any easier?
Trips - I can't imagine how awful those words must have been for you! I really hope Thomas is feeling better.
Chops - Sounds like you have a crazy week ahead!
Morning, Shabs, Rubs how are you?
Sok - How are you LOs today? How's Jen?
Managed to have a pretty decent sleep. Some mild contractions but they came and went. My MW, consultant and I discussed my birth plan this morning and it's been decided that if I do go into active labor early I can have a Vaginal birth with C-section on standby if the twins become too distressed. I had a NST and everything looked fine. The scan showed T1's fluid is quite low so if it doesn't improve. I'll be induced on Friday. I'm on more fluids and still on Magnesium. I'll have my 2nd shot of steroids this afternoon. Also, I dropped this morning. 30 weeks today so I'm determined to get to 34!
Mama- Hang on in there, the magnesium gave me terrible shakes when i had it, it looked like i had the DTs! Good luck with keeping on going until 34wks.
Trips - Sounds really scary, how on earth could the school not have the information. Hope Thomas is better soon. Belated Happy Anniversary by the way
Chops - God, that all sounds so exhausting !!
I have choir practice tonight, and DH has agreed to have a gamers night with 3 of his work mates, so either the boys will be alone this evening (not a good choice), or one of us will have to give up our evening. I have a concert in 3 weeks, so I really need to go, but DH hasn't had a night out with his mates for months. Dont know what to do.
can the gamers night not be moved to your house, bubby?
Talk about stress boys just back from ATC, Thomas wants to leave as they are not doing anything with them. Yesterday one of the CO`S contacted me replying to a message I sent her three weeks ago warning her that my boys have go very disillusioned and want to leave. he spent 40 mins on the phone telling me it will get better. So tonight after he polishes his shoes for 30 mins, irons his uniform he sits in the room all night listening to the band practising of which he takes no part! So he has come home in a right mood, I get worked up, no back up from dk. I come upstairs to find dd watching a dvd she found in my room, a bloody Christmas present I bought for her y/day. I give up.
Socky sounds as though its pretty tough for you atm also, its hard work being a Mum isn`t it? Just home from school, my new class of 4 yr olds have given me a headache, they are sooooo loud !
Soks - hope you get some +ve feedback from physio, and good luck for Joshua's op tomorrow.
Trips - the fact my 2 got left out of things and were bored had a lot to do with them leaving the scouts, we never had that problem with beavers and cubs. They now love young farmers as they do tend to do stuff, even if it is traipsing round some place. This week they are going to the Coppella processing plant (it was started by a couple who were friends of my parents, now their family has expanded it to a world wide brand, and also own a championship golfcourse, hotel and and spa on some of the land we used to go scrumping on!) How dare your DD go rummaging through your room, and surely she must have known if the dvd was hidden away, it wasnt hers to take and watch! That would make me really furious
How are things going Mama? The very fact you are not on here today makes me think that maybe those babies have decided they want to see the big wide world.
Evening Shabs, Chops and Rubyxx
Bubbs - you any idea how true this is.....advice given from carers to my Dad.
He is in horrendous pain. Cant chew anything at all. Myself and my friend, Chelle, are making home made soup etc etc.
He has a Morphine patch on his back and is now also taking Morphine syrup. The carer has said take paracetamol as well as the syrup.....it all sounds fookin' scary to me.....I cant ring his GP because I WILL lose my mind and start shouting. His GP has been on holiday for 3 weeks now!!!! The mouthwash his GP gave him a few weeks ago has 'burnt' his gums and he has blisters.
WHY IS NOBODY BLOODY INTERESTED IN MY PARENTS? He told me yesterday that when he got his diagnosis in March he was abandoned.....and I think that word is totally correct. Left to 'get on with it'........sorry to rant - for once I am not hungry but I have had a big bottle of wine and want a fight
Sorry to rant on and on.....will take myself to bed and get up about 5am without ever having gone to sleep.
Morning girls xx
Ignore my drunken ranting and raving
aww, fingers crossed for Joshua xxx
shabs, can macmillian help or anyone? Sounds horrendous
McMillan urged him to go to the local hospice once a week. The first week my Mum went with him and the second week they refused to let her go with him something to do with Insurance??? I know she is difficult sometimes because of her Alzheimers but Dad wont go without her!
I know that we all want a miracle to happen for both of them AND we all know that is not going to happen. It breaks my heart in two because I cant do anything about their situation.....Tom has started going every Monday afternoon after college and having a few hours with them and we make sure that either myself or DH go every single day to check on them and help them. Dan, Em and Lewis go every weekend and Lew cheers them up a lot
They have carers who go twice a day and a nurse once a week so I suppose they are luckier than others. At the risk of sounding like a bad tempered two year old 'ITS NOT FAIR!!'
No, life isn't fair
I reckon Lew could cheer anyone up though!
Yes Lew is certainly the best 'cheerer upper' I have ever met!!
Shabs - Hope people start listening! I can remember the shitty care my mama got, the hospital was useless too.
Congrats to Emily's teacher!
DH and I have been discussing baby names! We have 2 sets of names all lined just gotta wait until they pop
yeah right out to see which names fit! I'm coming off magnesium tomorrow so we'll hope that labor doesn't start back up.
and some news here, dh`s lung and brain scan are all clear, phew!! The agony of sitting in the oncology unit this morning was excruciating and she was running 40 mins late. We can enjoy a breather for 3 months until the next one. Glad Joshua is ok, you are ok Mama but very concerned Shabs about your lovely folks.............I know only too well how the "system" can fail us. xx
Sorry shabs for not getting back, busy, busy day, Yes, your dad can take paracetamol, it is not an opiate, but blocks the pain messages getting to the brain, but he really needs to be seen by a pain specialist from MacMillan, as they have all the latest info on pain meds, and can advise better. By the way, the problem with your mum being at the hospice is that she is not an official patient, and if anything happens whilst she is there, they are not covered for liability, shitty i know, but in this day and age of litigation, not surprising.
Mama! Glad your hanging on in there.
Trips- some good news at last, fingers and toes crossed it continues.
Soks- good news also about Josuah, hope that the recovery continues.
Mike was offf school today with a nasty tummy upset, and James started to complain that he was starting to feel "unwell" also, I asked if it had anything to do with the detention I had just been told about by his year head for not doing homework, and also said if he didnt go in tomorrow it would be moved to Monday, so he decided he was ok after all!
Oh, and we have just been told the school is shut Tuesday because of the teachers strike, is this affecting any of you?
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