As promised many moons ago I am ducking in to say a quick hello. I have spent most of this year in hospital for one reason or another (the downside of cancer and its treatments) and have currently been in for a week but hoping to go home tomorrow.
Things are a bit grim but we keep smiling and the boys are so gorgeous I couldn't be any other way
Teds was 1 on 1 Feb and I can't believe how fast the year has gone! He still won't walk (he can but won't) as he is a super crawler/ climber and he is very chatty. Aside from that he is still mostly bald as a coot and looks like a football hooligan! But absolutely adorable. Harry will be 6 soon and is very grown up and incredibly funny. He is a real actor and loves being centre of attention on the stage or anywhere. We are having to remind him that its not all about him all the time, and sometimes someone else would like to get a word in - but he is funny and sweet!
I'm sorry to hear of the various aches and pains and poo and vomit stories - but I guess that's family life eh?
I hope that generally everyone is well and enjoying their little ones. I haven't read back much as its been so long!
Well done you guys. Its heartening to hear your stories. I am a 35 yr old female with advanced melanoma - due to block removal of lymph nodes in my right groin and pelvis my running days have turned into shuffling days, but I walk whenever I can and you are so right that fitness stands you in good stead for a cancer battle.
And I can't emphasise enough your point about early diagnosis - if mine had been caught early I would quite probably be in a very different position now.... but onwards and upwards! I think there is a perception that cancer is an immediate death sentence, but it is not - many of us are living with it and having very fruitful and rewarding life experiences along the way. Keep up the good work and good news stories and give us all hope
Hello all! I think I must have a sixth sense or something as it has been MONTHS since I've looked on here and now that I do I see that my name has been mentioned very recently It is nice to be remembered.
I won't go into details of my health situation as sadly it has not been good. But I am in great hands at the Royal Marsden and am coming out of a particularly low period so feeling quite cheery and really looking forward to Christmas with my boys (hubby included in that!) Whilst we have had to cancel our 3 weeks in Florida we are planning a fab family Christmas with all the trimmings for just the 4 of us (haven't quite plucked up the courage to tell my parents we're not going there yet though - eeek!!).
Running is a thing of the past for me these days which is really why I don't come on here much anymore! I feel like a bit of a fraud and also I feel jealous so I just don't do it. But it is GREAT to have a quick skim through of everyone's news and how the little ones are doing. One thing I have realised is that in spite of all the challenges life throws our ways, some things are the same whoever you are. And I have been asked many times (in a house where I am the only female) where my willy has gone.....
Harry is doing really well at school and is full of chit chat and nonsense. Teds is 9 months now (cannot believe it!) and the most enormous, round, bald and smiley little fella - just cute He's also sleeping through the night now finally - hallelujah - although if I am honest that is more of a bonus for hubby than me as he has been doing all the night feeds for months.
I shall spend a bit more time reading back and seeing what's gone on, but in the meantime I am really touched that you still think of me and I'll be buggered if I am giving up on life just yet so I shall try and drop in again some time to let you know how i and the boys are doing.
All this talk of upset tummy's - I daren't mention my breastfeeding days with Teds before I realised that caffeine didn't agree Poor little might would more or less fart to order and his poos would shoot out at high speed (sorry, WAY tmi!!)
I have officially got the hump today - spent 2.5hrs in a hospital chemo unit only to find that the doctor I was seeing was off sick and that I need to go back. Rubbish! The only highlight was that the nurse weighed me and I'm down to 10st 5lbs in spite of sitting on my post-pregn ancy butt for ages.
Teds is suffering massively with teething. He has got both bottom front teeth through the gum, but very red and sore on his cheeks, dribbling and munching and struggling to sleep. Poor little lamb
I've tried Calgel but not helping much - any ideas??
CC I live in Guildford, although camping with Mum and Dad in Hindhead while I recover. I think there are a few from this neck of the woods on here if I remember rightly.... We are also hoping to move at some point although the house has been on the market for 6 weeks, we've had (allegedly) more than 25 viewings but no offers yet So we're thinking we might take it off at the end of the month and try again in the new year. We're not that desperate to move as we love our house but its over 4 floors and with my peg leg it is far from ideal! But we are very central so once I can walk properly again at least I will be able to mooch into Guildford for some retail therapy - what an exciting day that will be
Anyone else terrified at prospect of school hols looming??! Am currently going through the local leisure centre brochure looking for courses for Harry to keep him busy - he breaks up on Friday (curse of the private schools - extra long hols) and so our poor nanny plus my mum are going to be run ragged from next week.
Having never considered triathlon as appealing (not a very good swimmer and a bit of a wimp on a bike) I am now reconsidering as I figure it might be easier on my body when I am finally able to train again. Clearly I won't be looking to do it competitively but will lurk with interest to see how those of you who "tri" are doing and what sort of training you do.
Hope the sun is shining for everyone today whether it be literally or figuratively.