Hahahahahaaha! Bags were definitely empty 😀 Good job I always carry loads - she did 3 poos in the first 10 minutes of the walk!
Your daughter has a lot on her plate, JCJ. Hopefully you can help her out once the school hols start (how many days?). And, of course, we can take care of the wedding planning.....
hope pe everyone has a good day, sunglasses and brolly just about sums it up here!
Delly - I've been scanned from neck to hips in case there's anything anywhere "because of history".
T4T - my first thought was I hoped the bags were empty!
JCJ - my goodness your YD is busy, I hope all goes well and that she gets the job.
Life as usual here, school under control....toilets out of order today and not used so didn't have to clean them (told them there was a problem on Monday) easy cleaning. Weather sunshine and heavy showers typical summer weather!
May be going into City tomorrow with daughter ,depends on weather (forecast is awful) taking back and exchanging some of the clothes she bought on Sunday. Perhaps I'll find something to fit me this time?
I hope the poo bags were empty, T4T? Full ones probably more life-like but......ew?!!
Scans sound very scary - everything crossed that nothing is found that can't be easily sorted. Hugs.
On the subject of bras, I finally found some I liked - the first underwired ones I've ever found comfortable. Slightly padded and firm so reduced left boob not so obvious. Bought them last year, because my other bras were suddenly all too big, from that big underwear store. 2 pack. Black one has had to have a new hook and white one has been washed so many times it's grey. Tried to order them again and they are no longer available. Grrrr! Bought something similar, but they're not anything like as comfy or flattering. Back to the hunt.
Charys, I had to go braless during rads and a couple of weeks after. Only braved a bra if I had to leave the house (E cup not a pretty sight unsupported at my age after 2 children!!) When I had to wear them, I made my existing bras fit better over tender swollen boobs by buying those bra extenders that hook on the existing fasteners. I got mine from Mr Futon, but that household catalogue that comes door to door also sells them (Better beware?! :))
YD phoned tonight. She had a job interview today, goes on a camping holiday on Sunday, for a week, exchanges contracts on the house almost as soon as they get back, has to arrange for a kitchen to be fitted, find and book a removal firm that's not going to charge silly money, decorate the house as the current colours are vile, and move in on 8th July. All whilst continuing to do a stressful job she hates. Oh yes, and plan a wedding for next May! I'm stressed out just hearing about it - but there's b. all I can do from this far away, other than be a sympathetic ear on the phone. I wish we were nearer so I could help, even if it was only making the odd meal while they are kitchenless!
Don't get me started on bras! Why are post surgery ones so ugly? Why are foobs so expensive and so variable in size??
On a tangent to bras, this is the only place I feel I can share this ridiculous life hack.... This afternoon I drove to the start of a nice walk that includes some canal towpaths. Parked, dog out of the car, boots on and started walking. Noticed almost immediately I had forgotten the soft foob I use when I can't be @rsed to wear a proper bra. There were loads of people on the towpath and it was humid so I knew I would need to take my jacket off....PANIC! You can't hide a monoboob when it's a DD! However, I grew up in the days of Blue Peter every day after school, so a quick bit of improvisation with scrunched up poo bags and tissues and voila!! I did the walk, accompanied by a slight rustling noise, but without scaring anyone 😉
Hugs to everyone having scans. Had a full CT with contrast followed by thoracic MRI with contrast yesterday. Shove up on the jittery bench, please?
ive not been on this thread for ages, concentrating on the flipping RT sessions......need to read back and catch up with any news. All going ok, apparently my skin and reactions are 'pretty good' in the positive sense of pretty good, not the 'lots of reaction' good....ok, I, confusing myself now. Hope all are ok xxx
as for the bra issue ...I feel your pain Katy....I have so many new ones that feel ok at first and then they aren't. I think I might have had luck recently with playtex non wired 'ideal beauty' in antique something or other colour. No harsh seams etc etc. Then my boob got bigger with RT and now it's no good....I swear I have wasted so much money on bras in the last 4 months that I could have donated to BC charities instead.
talking of charities and the like....I was talking this week to an old guy at the RT unit, there seem to be lots of prostate cancer men when I go for my sessions. Anyway, I was asking if there was any support in place for the men, like our BC nurses ( mind saying that I've only seen and spoken to mine 3 times, but the option is there for me to contact her...) . He said that there is no support network currently in place for their cancer, and he feels so alone. :0(
Wishing you well with your appt delly, lets hope it's easy this time.
No, def no sewing skills here, have taken cowboy dress to a tailors, still not sure I'm going to like it cause they couldn't do what I wanted cause he said it would look HORRIBLE, what???
So gave in and am doing what he wanted, mmmmmmmm!
Glitter, flashing lights, beads & baubles, rhinestones,cowboy belt with initials and ofcourse the tinsel!
Been on phone all morning, booked assist for Norcambe, ordered transport for next lido and thanked Lynn lady for my new combi.
Have ordered ANOTHER new bra and am hoping, fingers and toes crossed that it will be comfortable, maybe use Mr Futon to sell the umpteen others I have purchased, haha!! Seriously am sooooooooooo fed up re bras!
Another awful day here, non stop drizzle soooooooo have had lots of muggateas, bought giant cookies yesterday so thought I would munch one, only partially eaten, I don't like it, that must be a first xx
Mr Futon relates to a post of mine yonks ago. I'd sold a futon on a well known auction website and I put the purchaser's phone number in my phone as 'Mark Futon Ebay'. It sounded like a posh doubed barrelled name which amused me enough to mention it in Benchland. Ever since aything bought from that auction site is referred to as coming from Mr Futon. Typically bonkers?! 🙂
Hi Loopy Ladies,
Thanks for the update on my lymphoedema question of you. Yes JCJ, I always have to have BP cuff on an ankle with having had node clearance with both masts. It was a radiographer at my scan appointment (not anaesthetist as I'd put), that couldn't manage to cannulate either of my feet. Who then booked me to go back a couple of days later and kindly redflagged me to have a anaesthetist organised to carry it out. But that didn't happen - had a junior radiographer saying she was going to do it. Politely Told her no way, totally lost it, got dressed and stomped out in disgust. But, I still haven't done anything further about it, it now being 2 months ago, due to my low mental state. Takes me ages to get round to or sort anything when I 'm like this. However, I've an apptmnt to see the gastro guy again in a couple of weeks, but of course it will be without these more detailed scan results. No doubt he'll book me another one, but I shall make my dissatisfaction in how I've been ill managed (polite for being pi**ed about) known.
KTC - glad to hear your new sleeve is helping. Yeh, your very UNfortunate experience is exactly why I so diligent about cuts, grazes, bites, avoiding sunburn etc. to arms. Cowboy girl ey? lf we start hearing strains of "Stand by your man" or "Blanket on the Ground", we'll know who they're coming from.
Sounds to me like you're all pretty expert with sewing and knitting needles.
FF - hope you get what you need and want from your workplace problems. That's tough for you. My Fingers also crossed for your scan results being clear. What did you have to have scanned Foxy??
Somebody put me out of my misery and explain who/what Mr Futon is??!! Are you meaning ordered on line from your couch.
Feisty - if you're looking in, hope you're okay
Love to everyone
Thanks for the hugs Katy. I don't use invisible ink and have no idea how I do it. It just happens. Can't blame new computer as it happened with old one as well. Yes, I'll let you know as soon as I do. I'm well now, meds working fine, so I'm not TOO worried but still swithering between hopeful and scared that something will be somewhere........ even if not too serious.
School have had the glitter out again today! Really?? Exec. head at yesterdays meeting asked if anything could be done to make my job easier. Why didn't I say please ban glitter?
Both anklets looking good JCJ, please stick to one at a time as I don't want to think of you flat on your face with your ankles tied together
2nd new anklet arrived.
Wearing one on each ankle as suggested - but won't make a habit of that because I'm afraid I might manage to tangle them together and end up flat on my face!
Just picked up my automatic repeat prescription. Finally, the Zoladex is no longer on the form for me to tick - it's only two years since I stopped having to have it!
I notice my medical exemption card runs out Feb 2017, so I must remember to ask onc about it when I see her for routine annual check up, next Monday. Ooh er! Next Monday! Where's that jittery bench?
Last year, she said I'd probably stay on Tapoxyfen for 10 years and not change, as originally planned, to an AI. She's better stick to that because I now have 2 1/2 months of the stuff stockpiled!!
Edit: don't like photo - another reason for not wearing anklets on both feet: left ankle fatter due to 3 separate sprains in the past! 😞
How do you do it, FF???
Woohoo for new anklets JCJ!!
You can now wear one on each ankle, was thinking tiara would be a good look...........
GS napping whew, pouring with rain here, yuck! xx
PS FF, let us know as soon as you find out, hugs flying your way xx
Did you write the second half your post in invisible ink again, FF? Or is it just my tablet showing the big grey gap? 🙂
We're not used to hospital appts. on a Sunday are we? Glad to know you were thinking of me. Thanks for that, it is comforting to think that you are fighting my corner!
Meeting with executive head was ok, more of a form filling exercise than anything else. Another meeting in September to review things.
JCJ - you have just scared me half to death wih your post about booking the Madlands for the 24th. My first thought was sh** I've booked the wrong week at the travelodge!!!! Then I checked and all is ok, jeez, I have no idea what I'm doing these days, I need to got my head together! At this rate I'll end up in Yarmouth wondering where you all are..............
Weather foul, humid and rainy, how am I supposed to get the washing dry?
New ankle chain arrived from Mr Futon. Not as nice as the lost one but it's quite pretty. Another one also on its way. Both together only cost a fiver, so I've not lost much if I lose them!
Afternoon tea at The Madlands booked for Wed 24th August at 3:15pm, provisionally for 4. I said no butter or spread for one of them and I'll let them know exact numbers nearer the time.
See how confident I am that your scans will be fine, FF? (Crosses fingers still) You will be able to fatten up on all those yummy sandwiches and cakes! 😄
Joining you on the "Doh" bench, I too remembered the 12th but also thought it was today, soooooo FF sooooooooo sorry.
Glad scan is over for you, hoping results are good and you don't have to wait too long, fingers and toes crossed for you.
Am also on the "beached whale" bench, too many caramel slices, will have to send them to FF and JCJ asap!
You are right dress will be perfect with the additions, am excited to stick them on, will be so pretty!!
Might wear it to Channel swim finish line xx
FF, I was thinking about you today. Remembered your scan was on 12th but thought that was tomorrow! DOH!
Fingers crossed for speedy non-scary results. If your GP referred you, that is where you have to go for results - at least that's what happens here - that's why I was bounced between docs' surgery and hospital for 4 months last year. Really hoping your problem is as easily solved as mine was!
Oh the joys of the M6, Grumpy, we 'enjoyed' them for several years: 3 when YD was at UCLAN in Preston, and then for 4 years after, when she lived in Garstang. Really miss visiting Garstang but don't miss the M6!
Drove home up a fast flowing river, otherwise known as the M6.
Holiday shorts were NOT a success, more a sort of beached whale impression.....
Had my CT scan today. Daughter and I decided to make a day of it in the City and do some shopping as well. She was extremely sucessful in buying new clothes, I was not, nothing I tried on fitted, she bought five dresses and a pair of trousers! I bought nothing. I have not got anything to wear if the weather gets warmer, I have lost so much weight that nothing I own that is summery fits! But I am now, fortunately, putting on weight. NEVER before in my life have I been glad to put on weight!
Scan was ok but I was not allowed to eat for four hours before it and I was really hungry. Straight to the hospital restaurant after but although the food there is REALLY good when fresh, it was suffering from being kept warm for hours, so had a sandwich, portion of chips (could have been hotter) and apple pie.
Results of scan will take about about two weeks,no idea whether I will have to go back to hopital and see consultant about it or whether GP will tell me, obviously both will get the result.......perhaps it depends what they find? I swither between I have no symptoms now so I'm ok and oh my God what are they going to find? I had no symptoms when I had a routine mammo and suddenly I had cancer! What I don't want is an early response!!
Meeting with executive head of school tomorrow, not too worried, I have several cards that I can play if they are difficult. They talk about their concerns for my welfare? I can give them plenty of cases where they don't give a monkey's for it.......all documented. Bring it on.....
KTC, you just need to add some rhinestones, sequins and maybe even a sprig of tinsel and you'll feel right at home in your denim dress! Add a tiara and Doc Martins and you'll be the perfect picture of the best dressed woman. Tee-hee. 😄
haha JCJ, glad skirt is fitting you now, woo hoo!
Have just purchased a denim dress, wanted one for ages, now I have it, feel a little bit cowboyish??
Or a little country, or a little bit rock & roll hee hee! Sooooooooooo not sure about it, it will need an alteration maybe after that will love it?
Tiddling down with rain here, sooooooooooo muggatea and choccy biscuit calling me xx
Just rest if you need to, KTC - and FF! - no shame in that.
I bought a lovely linen skirt in a local charity shop. Originally from the best known department store. I was disappointed that it was very tight, just on the waistband - fine everywhere else, thought maybe it was in the charity shop because it never fit it's first owner, but I have just discovered that the buttons have been moved! Whoever had it before must have done what I did and, having lost some weight, moved the buttons to make it wearable for a bit longer. I've moved them back and hopefully it'll fit a bit more comfortably! Now I'm wondering how many people will be having the same problem with all the stuff I sent to charity shops! 😮
Have been on the "zzzzzzzzz" bench, feeling sooooooooo tired, think it's hayfever + tablet, knocking me out??
Love the new frosty boy!
FF, you always feel fine at home when you can do things at your own pace, totally different when at work, hope you are ok.
grumpy, home safe and sound!
delly JCJ is right, had a lumpectomy, then another op for clear margins, 4 lymph nodes removed and some skin removed too, then rads to breast and axilla. Therefore I still have an arm for blood pressure etc, thank goodness, once when I had a canula in they took blood pressure by leg, didn't work!!
Think it must be awful for you, but stick to your guns as lymphoedema is for LIFE, easy to cave into the pressure. You need someone with experience, will make all the difference.
As for lynn, noticed I had a small patch of fluid between thumb and forefinger a few months after op, then sliced my finger ouchy, was laughed out of doc's surgery ( my fear of Lynn) then developed Lynn..............grrrrrrrrrrrrr.Have been told that was prob why I have it.
Upper arm larger than norm, fluid patch down forearm and still between thumb and finger, new sleeve and glove combi is fabulous! xx
FF, it's always hard to get back into the thick of it after a long time off. I know that feeling of seeming fine whilst at home and then suddenly not when attempting to do all the usual things! Can you negotiate for a phased return? Perhaps whoever has been standing in for you can share the work for a while? (Even if it means less money - surely that'll help?)
Hope the journey home wasn't too flood-affected Grumpy and that you had a good holiday.
I've cooled myself down during this latest hot weather by knitting Cedric:
So back to work today......couldn't do it....after two hours I'd had it. Knackered. Did the main school but have left the other small annex until tomorrow. This is ok over the weekend but does not bode well for next week. It is one thing to feel perfectly well sitting at home watching tv or reading a book and quite another to be back at work. Meeting with executive head etc. on Monday may or may not buy me some leeway or I'll be back to the Dr for more time off.
Hope you all have a good weekend,
Ladies, our holiday ends tomorrow with drive home, and guess what TORRENTIAL RAIN!!!!
But food in the pub was great HUGE portion of steak and Stilton pie, no room for pudding only red wine..... .
Dogs are totally worn out, the ASBO Boy was too tired to eat his tea so he will get every mealtime until he finishes it. Meg has been a star at Chatsworth today, had lots of photos taken so hopefully she will get over not being invited to THAT birthday party.
Another nip of tincture then bed methinks.
Delly, it was my friend who developed Lynn, out of the blue, 13 years post op. KTC is 5 years (?) post op and has had it for at least the last 3.
My friend had just 11 nodes removed and then RT to rest due to presence of cancer cells in just one node.
When I had an operation (under local anaesthetic) on my right (good side) hand, 2 years ago, I had to have the blood pressure cuff on my leg during the op. My goodness that was soooo painful - like severe cramp every minute for half an hour! Then they wonder why BP is sky high??! 😞 Do you have to have BP done on your leg too?
Faced with the dreaded prospect of having to get up and dressed tomorrow to go and hang around for hours at the garage to get car air con sorted, I had a little mosey online and discovered I can book an appointment to get it done. Booked for Thursday, after school. Paid for. Sorted. No need to stray from the CBA bench too early tomorrow!! 🙂
Moi?? Lazy?? No, no, no. 😛
I'd better let the Met Office know, though, because by Friday we should expect sub-zero temperatures and/or continual rain for weeks?
Ooooo 'eck JCJ to your lost ankle adornment - was it valuable? Can't you use a piece of glittery tinsel instead, as it's more easily replaced !!
Katy - can I just have a bit of a serious chat about lymphoedema and avoidance of needles/cannula's in the affected arm. Am I right in thinking that you had a single mast with ANC so are still able to have your UNaffected arm used for bloods or cannulas?? Or was it a double mast and ANC you had??
I ask, because I've had struggles with medics recently, being the latter and therefore always advised to never have arms used, but instead to have any needle procedures carried out to medial (inner) ankle veins or top of the foot. Yes, it's all to reduce risks of infection/lymphoedema to either of the affected arms. I'm 9yrs post op and wondered if anyone has had other veins elsewhere accessed for blood, anaesthetic, contrast mediums etc.
Reading back through your recent posts, and ref JCJ's friend developing "Lynn", are you saying that you developed it 13yrs post op and don't know what the cause was?? If so, it just goes to show me just how important it is that I still stand up to anyone saying - "You "should" be okay under aseptic techniques", which I still get pushed at me sometimes and have to refuse. Nearly gave in to an anaesthetist recently, because she couldn't manage to cannulate either feet for a CT contrast medium. So I still haven't had this more detailed liver scan carried out, due to it requiring someone of extra proficiency to cannulate me.
Hope your new sleeve is helping.
Hi to everyone else. Good to see you back FF and hear you're doing okay.
Love to all xxxx
Another mile closer to Calais. 42% of the distance completed! There was some heavy shipping in 'The Channel' tonight; I had to frequently deploy the swerve action. There were also a lot of 'slow boats' - no idea if they were on their way to China, but if so, it'll take them bloody YEARS at that rate!! Clocked 65 lengths, but it was probably nearer 70 with the number of detours I had to make!!
Now sitting in the garden with mugatea and a bowl of muesli before going to beddy byes. 🙂
Said granny is a great character. I think she would fit in very well with all the MMU4 camel and glitter related shenanigans 😀
She clearly doesn't know what she's missing by avoiding Morecambe, T4T!
Helloooo FF!! Welcome back. Glad you are feeling better. Weehoo for magic meds! 🙂
I'm on the p***** off bench because now it's finally warm enough to wear skirts and sandals for work (only 1 skirt at a time - I'm not that avant garde! :p) I looked in my jewellery box to find my ankle chain. The box is there but it's empty! No idea what's happened to that! I must have lost it somewhere when I was wearing it - or maybe I took it off to put my walking boots on last summer and put it somewhere daft. 😞
Just spent hours trawling through Mr Futon's stock, but I can't find anything like the one I lost. Grrrrr!
Oh ladies, I'm on the PMSL bench!!
Watching The big C and me' and fabulous 83 year old granny with pancreatic cancer responds to daughter's entreaty to make a bucket list. "Well, I don't want to go to Morecambe, do I?" Nearly (only nearly) spat out my g&t!!
Hello *waves* I'm back. Broadband sorted. laptop sorted Hopefully nothing else will go wrong. Have just read through pages of posts, not going to comment as would take far too long.
Yes, only internet problems keeping me away. I'm ok, been rough but back to work this week. New meds are magic, working well and making me feel much better.
I can play piano/keyboards for JCJ's crossing of the channel!
mmmmmmmmmm not too sure about that Ali??? hahaha
Funny how all the tasty yummy things just appear out of nowhere..........
Am on the "CBA" bench, had baby today out for a walk (3 actually) we fed the ducks, sparrows, white bird with really pretty eyes don't know what it is and the pigeons. Every bird or animal we see gets an excited "ooh", went into town afterwards by myself now literally can't do anything else..........
Weirdly those caramel slices have appeared in my cupboard, might make me get up off the sofa real soon xx
OMG! It's suddenly got sooooo hot, now we're back at school. My car said it was 30° and my air con has packed up. My direct route to and from work is closed for a fortnight so I have to come via a massive motorway roundabout with about 10 sets of traffic lights. I thought I was actually going to melt before I got home!
I *had* to have an ice cream to recover. One with chocolate (not black) AND nuts on it - living dangerously?! 😛
2 days of this half term done. 31 1/2 left - not that I'm counting or anything
Who taught Hump & Dink to swear??? Ali???
Yep JCJ you can never become complacent, always be aware.
Am being plagued by HAYFEVER, geez have had an odd occurence but never like this..............that's what happens when we have sunshine here haha.
Finally have all my channels back, woo hoo!!! Better late than never.
I had my armpit zapped as well JCJ, after 13 years it's the last thing you expect, has she caught it early? xx
Heard some depressing news today. There's a woman who volunteers at our school who has been really supportive of me, when she heard about my BC, because she was 10 years ahead of me. She always asks how I am and just quietly understands - in that been there/know the feeling way. She even gave me her email, last year, so I could let her know my scan results. Anyway, she told me today that after 13 years of being fine Lynn has suddenly come to visit!! Oh for goodness sake?! She says she hasn't done anything stupid and has no idea why it's happened.
I suppose, looking on the bright side: she had 11 nodes out and RT to the underarm (as 1 node affected), so she's lucky to have had 13 years without Lynn. She says, "Well, at 70, if it wasn't this it'd be something else!"
A timely reminder that we can never get blasé? 😞
Hello Pppppercy! Pppppeter is readjusting to non-student life, just in case his human ever gets a job. he quite misses the seagulls (Aberystwyth uni) and the pizza deliveries, although home life has its advantages (namely clean bedding). His human has gone to centre parcs with his uni friends to celebrate the end of three years study (aka putting off looking for a job for a bit longer), so Pppppeter is teaching Hump and Dink to speak penguin. Apparently there are two hundred words for snow, seventy five for fish, and ninety ways of saying "it's bloomin cold today". Hump and Dink Have taught him how to swear. :):)
Probably won't be at MMU4, as the plan is to visit the shetland isles in July and August - it will take forever to get to north Scotland and back.
Sun is out today, so considering the Mature Lady Shorts.....
Heehee JCJ, he's cute!
Fabulous news regarding daughter, woo hoo!
Would be great if you could book, me, you and FF are def, grumpy don't know (grumpy let us know please), RevCat is a maybe? So if we go with 4? We can change it later...........
Another brilliant sunshine day here, what's going on? xx
New sleeve is fab xx
Ppppercy says hello, Ali, and wants to know how his cousin Pppeter is doing now he's finished university! 😛
Virtually swimming Dover to Calais. Saying October as I swim a maximum of 1 mile once a week and during school holidays I don't always (or ever??) go due to being away/otherwise occupied/firmly routed to CBA bench.
There's a few of us meeting up in the summer - have done the last 3 years - hence all the references to 'Norecambe' prom.
KTC - do you want me to book afternoon tea? How many for?
Great news from YD: they have exchanged contracts on the house! 🙂 Completion on 27th when they come back from their 6 day camping holiday. Kitchen fitter meeting them at the house on Monday to quote - there's a free-standing cooker, that's not staying and they don't want to buy another free-stander so will have to fit a kitchen before they move in.
They handed in their notice on their flat yesterday, someone has been to see it today and will take it - moving in on 16th July- so it's all happening very fast now! 😄
Yea, JCJ you are absolutely spot on the weather WILL be improving from the weekend onwards and summer will be arriving.......all ready for your return to work. Round our way it is going to be nicely into the 20s next week....niceeeee. Now, remind me, as it has passed me by ( things seem to be at the moment, I got freaked by the flashing red warning light and alarm in radiotherapy yesterday, which had happened exactly the same the day before but I'd not noticed it ?!?!?!) .....are you England bound or France bound? It won't take till October at this rate, you are going very fast!
who are you meeting Katy, Grumpy or JCJ?
hurrah, it's nearly the weekend, which means doing weekendy things.....which are not based on medically things. 😄
Well done JCJ, nearly there!
grumpy, we have brilliant sunshine here!
Booked train tickets, woo hoo, Norcambe will see you soon!
Afternoon Tea is beckoning................
Am arriving on the Mon so remember I will be meeting you, not if you arrive at the same time though hahaha xx
Another mile swum. Now 8.14 miles off the coast of dover. 13.86 miles to Calais. Should be there by October, providing I don't have too many weeks on the CBA bench over the summer! Nearly didn't go tonight. It was soooo hard to make myself go.
Weather cold and dull here. I bet it'll improve when I'm back at work next week, be glorious for 7 weeks, then cr*p out again when we break up for the summer. That's what usually happens!
We're in the peak district, revisiting places I haven't been to in years. And the weather is fine but a bit windy.
Joey is the white terrier in my picture and is known as the ASBO Boy, her Grace is Meg the Corgi known as the Duchess, FRIGHTFULLY grand.