My mum's skin cancer was a red patch on her lower leg, she said it looked nothing like any of the pictures you see about cancerous moles, slightly worryingly. I am quite paranoid now, being extremely fair-skinned and slightly ginger and having several groups of permanent freckles on me where presumably I've caught the sun in the past.
Anyway, I'll be thinking of you Caro. Try to let your kids take your mind of things during the day at least, it is virtually impossible to get a moment to yourself while they're awake, I find! Hope the soreness passes soon - can you get out for a run to clear your head?
I can't remember if I said congratulations to Hoggle but congratulations if I didn't! Fabulous news, the best kind of surprise
Oh Caro, what an awful worrying time for you . You are the toughest woman around though so you've got a headstart on the less healthy women (and men) who are hit by cancer. A friend of mine who is now 60 had breast cancer a few years ago and kicked its butt so there's every chance a young, fit healthy person like yourself will do the same. Cancer care and research is so much better these days. My mum is still clear with her malignant melanoma diagnosed about 3 years ago, and that had been left 12 years but still hadn't spread beyond her skin on her leg so you just never know.
Big hugs, stay strong and here's hoping some kind of result is given ASAP so you at least know where you are. xx
Vixo - I remember at Nicky's 2 year review the HV reckoned he was hardly saying anything, but she came when he'd just woken from a nap and was a strange woman so I knew better! His speech wasn't (and still isn't) as good as Sophie's but they all get there in the end.
TT - I feel your frustration re weight loss, I am the same, but I know I just eat too much. I've no idea how many calories I eat but I do know from past experience that I hardly need to eat anything to stay slim really, it's just that I love food and am now around it a lot while I'm at home . I'm currently just trying to eat my meals and only snack on something like a breadstick and houmous if I'm really hungry, although obviously that's gone out the window today! I definitely rely on that comfort feeling of being full, so I am also trying to remind myself that I will not die if I don't eat constantly .
My sis and fiancé left today though they'd been staying in an Ibis, but was nice to see them. They're getting married at the end of August so brought a lovely green bridesmaid dress for me to try on - was worried I'd look a blimp but I just need to flatten my stomach a bit and otherwise it's really floaty and flattering.
Tea nearly ready so better go and sort that out. Ridiculously grumpy still, I don't seem to be getting a period this month - that should be a blessing with a coil but for me it's a nightmare .
First riding lesson in 4 years yesterday though, was fab and I even remembered the things I'm supposed to do with my body! Inner thighs complaining today .
Mother ok so far but she just makes me grumpy the whole time, hey ho. More later possibly.