ooh, I know the Guild gallery in Bovey Tracey, it is lovely and I'm jealous! Wish I was closer. We had planned to move to the West Country (Somerset) but when I got SBC decided to stay here with Onc and GP etc but we used to spend most of our holidays in Somerset.
Have a good time xxx
Yes, I had been thinking the same thing. It would be lovely to see you both. I don't mind driving to Exeter but there's a good cafe at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey and lovely things to look at as well. Going away for half term week starting 11th B xx
Sorry folks, only just catching up on this thread!
B- the rat sounds awful! Such a distruption! Also, when you drove us to Britol you did tell us beforehand that your Onc had OK'd it! You drove beautifully (in some dreadful weather on the way home, too). By the way, we mentioned getting together for a meal sometime, didn't we? I'm still up for it, and I'm pretty sure Carolyn would be too. Let us know if you fancy it and we'll arrange something. Perhaps we could meet somewhere roughly half way between you and Exeter.
Ff - I had to laugh at your typo! Your daughter getting a brand new MISTRESS! Wow! Thats predictive text for you I expect! So sorry she had to suffer terribly from bed bugs. That must have been a nasty shock.
Hugs to all. Barton.x
You are going to need a big snooze!! Thank goodness it's gone! My daughter went through he** with bed bugs awhile ago. They bought a brand new mistress and thought they must have got them in it. Turns out they live in a twin house. The other half of the house the man th a t own a it rents it out! My daughter founded out they had them! They didn't treat for them! It was very expensive for my daughter to exterminate. It was like $1,600! The neighbors since have thrown out couches and bedding. You can't just throw away! My daughter now has the exterminator come every 3 months. Her mattress are all encased in special covers.She has turned them into the board of health. It's frustrating!
My daughter and grandchildren have been staying with us since the day after boxing day but went home today. The reason was that their cat brought in a live rat just before Christmas and it took up residence behind the dishwasher. It ignored traps and ate vast quantities of poison. It seemed immortal and eventually the council's contractor was called in. It died a few days ago and cleaning has been going on since.
I love them all to bits but will be glad of a rest.
Mine has dozens of pairs of glasses. I have sometimes had to remove 4 pairs plus assorted cases from the table before laying it. Maybe varifocals are the answer. xx
Perhaps i should reassure the two lovely ladies who i drove to Bristol in October that I had had a letter from my onc saying that he saw no problem with my driving. It just took the DVLA (ff, the megalith that dishes out licences) a long time to come to the same conclusion.
Bonariensis, I didn't know you had a brain tumor and no license. You must be ecstatic getting the license back. Enjoy some adventures! FF
Hello, bonariensis - glad you got your driving licence renewed (?)! It's so much easier than having to rely on publuc transport - especially where you are!
Sorry to read your Mum has been poorly! Glad they have got it sorted out now, though. An Ultrasound is so much easier than an MRI to understand - glad your Mum wasn't upset by it.
Good news today. I've been on tenterhooks for 3 months waiting to hear whether my driving licence would be renewed and today i got a new one in the post. (Have a brain tumour but didn't know until SBC investigations}
Glad they eventually got your mum sorted out, urine infections can be quite problematic themselves and can cause confusion so could add to your mums overall state, however it sounds as if she coped well. I hope you'll manage to have aquieer day tomorrow and maybe even get a chancr to rest a little! xx
Well my mum had an ultrasound scan not an MRI, she hasn't got DVT, just a urine infection but it took 6 1/2 hours in Derriford hosp to find this out. She was remarkably calm. Really, I lost my mum a number of years ago and some of those years were very tricky. But she's really well looked after and the carers love her. Thanks for you support B xx
Hi B, Families are a tough situation. It always amazes me how some work together so well, and how with others it falls on one person's shoulders while the rest do nothing but complain abiut the one doing the caring. Dementia is very difficult and sad. My job is working with early stage dementia clients, planning activities and monitoring them. I know how taxing they can be. I find though watching their mental decline worst than watching a physical illness. Please take care of you through this.
Carolyn, I was 43 when I lost my mom and still felt cheated too, but you were really cheated! How old was your mum when she was dx with bc? How old were you when dx? My mom had bc and was scheduled, at age 60. I was 41 and shocked I got it so much sooner. I figured I would probably get it, but not that much earlier. I did genetic testing and I don't carry the Brac 1 or 2 gene. Oncologist says this means I didn't get it from my mom. Not quite believing that!! My philosophy is they only discovered those genes in the 90's, how many more genes haven't they discovered yet ?!?! You also can get false negatives on the testing. My mom was 75 when she passed.She died from metastatic small cell lung cancer to the liver.
Oh Bonariensis elderly parents can be souch a worry. I hope it isn't too confusing or traumatic for your mum and they manage to get things sorted quickly.
Don't be hard on yourself, you've every right to think about yourself, in fact, in your situation you SHOULD think about yourself! Unfortunately families dont always 'think' and support doesn't come when you need it. I don't know your family set up but maybe you could say that you dealt with mums hospital today and are shattered so maybe one of the others could follow through ......
Hope all goes as well as it can and you don't wear yourself out xx
Have to spend the day in hospital with my mum today. She's 95 and has dementia, you can't communicate with her. She has developed DVT and is having an MRI scan. They're scary enough if you know what's happening. I can't go in the ambulance from her care home to the hospital. Shoudn't be thinking about myself but i wish i got a bit more support from my family.
Hi Carolyn, yes I think it's about time he got booted off strictly now! Loving Louise. ....and Judge Rinder!
Omg what did you think of Martin Roberts in the Jungle last night? What a wuss!
Well I've taken a leaf out of your book today Carolyn and been out for Sunday lunch 😆 chillaxin on the sofa now in my jammys watching Disneys Aristocats.......proper Rock and roll me!!!😁it reminds me of when the kids were little must have seen it a trillion times!
Hugs Janette xxxx
Hi Spudgirl Just as well you are having a break when you have to move house - a lot to cope with. Hope the break sets you up so you can continue on the road. Hugs B xx
Carolyn I hardly dare admit this but I have been involved with morris dancing for a long time, not as a dancer, I've got 2 left feet but playing in the band. I got married to a morris dancer 36 years ago but his knees gave out a few years ago. My daughter also used to dance.
I've got sore feet today, couldn't think of anything worse than morris dancing right now.
Funnyface Glad you're feeling better.
Hi girls, Spud hope you get fixed up soon. Two weeks in the hospital is two weeks wayyyyyy too long!!
I feel better girls. I think I was just too tired, and bc I couldn't sleep I was dwelling on issues! I got moving on some cleaning and projects, so I wouldn't think about the negative.
Hellooooo! Just checking in and catching up with what's going on 🙂 Im very sporadic on here.
Spent another two weeks in hospital after my third chemo with a mix of neutropenia and a mystery infection that remains a mystery. I've been on antibiotics on and off for a few months now, but in the end they gave up and stopped them completely and the infection is no better /no worse.
Having a little break now from chemo and see the Onc next week to see what to do now. I want to carry on with chemo if I can as being Triple Neg, I don't have many options to start with so don't fancy abandoning it half way through.
Anyhooo.p, as part of having a couple of normal weeks, we've just moved house and we are in the middle of unpacking boxes and rebuilding stuff.
went to a fab fireworks display!
went to the NEC for a stitch and craft show which was brilliant.
now I've got to have a little read, see what I've missed on here .
I can only echo what others have said. Cheer up we need your friendly chatter and like everyone says we are all here for you. Sending you loads of (((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))) across the pond and holding your hand xxx
Hey funnyface, no butt kicking lady! We all get those days/weeks when everything just gets a bit too much! I too have felt a bit out of sorts this week, feel like the whole world was against me and everything was a battle. BUT i just went with it and am now feeling much better!!
Be kind to yourself ((()))
No don't do that Funnyface. You're entitled to feel like that. Bad sleep undermines your whole being. You've done so well and brought cheer to our lives. Try and find something today that'll bring a ray of light to your own life Hugs B xx
Feeling very whiney!!! Have that dreadful alone feeling, tired of this journey, hurting, tiredness, not sleeping, worrying, financial stresses, etc Maybe I just need some solid rest!!! This waking up every couple hours doesn't help. I've been lke this for a couple days now. Guess I'm going to have to kick my own butt.