I hope you've all had good weekends?
Rosie - I'm so sorry it's not better. Wes about your dad and I bet you feel so frustrated you cannot do more, but that mammoth effort after rads shows how much you care. Nursing homes are a nightmare situation I agree. It is so unfair that people with assets are forced to sell, but the situation for your sister is not ideal either - there are just. I easy solutions in these situations.
yes, we are considering yearly rentals at a time, rather than buying out there. How are your nails doing? After thinking I had done well with my nails, only loosing 2, the others have now stated to split. I shouldn't be surprised though as I have been slack with my regime. I use some very thick lanolin type stuff to keep,the cuticles soft and some nail hardener. Coincidently I did them yesterday, but must be more frequent! How is your skin? With the number of sessions you had, I'm not surprised it's beginning to protest. My rash has not faded and I discovered a peeled patch yesterday - but I think that's because it was rubbing on the seam of my top rather than anything else. The lunch with your friend sounds very good value - I bet it was lovely to see her again. What are your plans for today?
Hi Joan - no I meant a ripple - I love chocolate and not really that keen on alcohol! Your 14 lengths is extremely impressive - I doubt I could manage more than 4. I'm now on 2 laps of the village. I took the dog for a lap before my bike ride, as I thought I was getting fitter, but my legs really felt the extra! I think I might try Jamie's chilli after all of your recommendations - he's on the TV now rustling up some sort of - well, I've joined it bald way through and I'm not sure what, although he assures us it will be ready in 5 minutes! Hope the freezer defrosting went well. We don't have one any longer. We inherited a chest freezer when we bought the house. Unfortunately the seal went and it developed a border of ice! It's located in the cellar and I can't imagine how on earth to get it out, as the steps are so narrow - so it's just stayed there.
Wildpurl - I'm glad you have some time frames for your next op - uncertainty just tends to cause unnecessary worry. It sounds very positive on the job front - with numerous options for you. I wouldn't worry about having time off - these things happen and any employer worth their salt would be more than supportive. How is your OH doing? Your weekend sounded lovely with all of your activities and gatherings. I bet you're back to work for a rest!
Lovewine - how is your dad? It must have been a relief for him to be transferred to a specialist heart hospital. I'm sorry they couldn't do the original procedure, but it's good news that they have an alternative to try. Will be thinking of you both today and wishing for a positive outcome.
I think it would be funny if you did slap the nurses face! Imagine their surprise! Some of them are just too blasé about sticking needles in people! Your baking at the weekend sounds very tasty! I have slipped last week and didn't do any, so I will have to make up for it this week! We put our tree up on Friday and initially Oliver was jovial. It soon wained though, resulting ultimately in "will I get paid for helping?" Spencer seems to be ignoring it so I hope that lasts!
Tlj - best laid plans.......... Some things never seem to work out! I hope he is over the worst now. Oliver has had a persistent cough for 3 weeks now, going from chesty to dry, resulting in him being sick in his bed at 1.00 am last night. A trip to the doctors is in the cards now. I think your bottle of champagne are so thoughtful - washy a kind friend you are. Enjoy your holiday. My hair, although initially seemed to be doing well, seems to have slowed down now. I'll be happy when it actually moves in the wind!
Cassie - your weekend sounds lovely. I love going to the west end. We usually see a show on New Year's Eve - last year was the commitments which we all enjoyed. I hope you are able to dodge all the germs at work, and good luck with your appointment on Wednesday - I have one on Friday - I think it's to check up on me after rads.
Kirstie - sorry to hear you're feeling up and down. Me too. I thought my brand of tamoxifen was agreeing with me and my mood swings and tears were just the new norm. Chatting with others on Teva, it seems they are experiencing the same - so it might not be that good for me after all. I've just got a new box, so might opt for a different brand next time. Remember, we are all very good listeners on here, so feel free to off-load anytime.
We we to to Oliver's Christmas Faye on Friday and I didn't enjoy it. OH is very outgoing and jovial and loves to chat to one and all. Obviously there were more mums there to chat to than dads, and I don't know what made me think of it, but I imagined him being with someone else if the worst was to happen to me. I haven't been able to shake that thought all weekend - as if some other woman is going to get to live the life I should have had with my family! In reality, the thought of him being alone upsets me so much more and I would never want that. I'm hoping it's the tamoxifen making me an emotional wreck. Just made an appointment fir counselling so hopefully that will help. So I started this post at 10 o clock - and I bet I've got news already to catch up on! Xx