Caro - that's rubbish! To either have been kept waiting 2 and half hrs or found out results aren't back wd have been bad enough, but both is awful. Hope the wine helps, I'd be so peed off! Don't understand why if they do think it's cancer they wouldn't make a point of trying to get results to you sooner so they can start treatment rather than making you wait another week. I know the NHS isn't perfect, and as long as it keeps being under-funded it won't ever be, but they really shouldn't fail on important things like this. Take care now x
Just popping on quickly to say hi to Caro and sorry to hear your crappy news. Keeping everything crossed that it turns out to be nothing serious. Are you being seen at Whipps or somewhere else local? Stay strong and stay positive, easier said than done I know, but doesn't help to think about the possible negatives - and definitely stay away from google, I almost convinced myself I had MS last year by googling symptoms, daft bat that I am!
Camio - hope your hubby is okay too, worrying times about at the moment.
We had a recent C scare too with my mum having a tumour which was affecting her vocal chords. She had it taken out on Tuesday and we've still not had the official all clear but consultant who took it out suggested it didn't look like anything to worry about. Given my mum still smokes at least 30 a day I don't think it was unreasonable of me to jump to the conclusion that it would be some kind of throat cancer though.
Life and work still getting in the way of me posting here but still nice to see how everyone's doing over on FB. Have been enviously viewing the pictures of TTs fancy lego castle going up so quickly in the US. Makes my terraced East London house feel titchy just looking at it
CM - I take it that work may have contributed to you needing a month off. Hope you manage to get back into the swing of things and it's not too stressful. My work is ok, like RF I'm lucky enough to work (mostly) with a good bunch of people, but still the idea of doing this for the next 20 years makes me want to run away sometimes.
My hubby has awful writing too - he doesn't think it's that bad but I think it's a scrawl. Issie's writing is perfectly legible and not too bad (for a 6 yr old) but like I said she'll reverse a lot of letters including s, n, and p - so it's obvious it's more than just your standard kids getting b and d the wrong way round. She'll also muddle letters so if she's writing "love" she'll write "lvoe" - all the right letters just not in the right order.
RF - I think the strathpuffer sounded fun ... but only for other people, would never be able to manage something like that myself. You must enjoy it really, so good luck and have fun.
I keep forgetting about the plank challenge - will have to set a reminder on my phone or something so I do it every day. Whenever I remember I do a 1:30 one but I think I've only remembered 3 times so far - where is everybody else up to on it?
Congratulations to TB - cute photo on FB, love the scrummy little babas.
Sorry to hear about your FIL Caro - might be worth looking into the charity transport thing TT was talking about as my FIL was too weak to drive himself during chemo.
Shows how education has changed I guess, in that your hubby got all the way to uni before being diagnosed. Issie is 6 and in year 2, so it's her last year at infants and if she is dyslexic I want her (and us) to be prepared for how this is going to affect her going into juniors next year and what we can do to help her. Hate to think of her having to struggle all the way through school.
Will give Roding Valley some thought - might be the goal I need to work towards.