Its been a while since I posted to my blog and so, so much has happened. I had my radiotherapy and had no real side effects apart from a bit of soreness. I have seen a remarkable improvement in my general health and well being. I have lost 2 stone in weight to date since August last year and I feel great. I am wearing smaller clothes and can actually start shopping in normal stores as I have hit that top end of the clothes size. Fabulous - still a long, long way to go, around 5 stone still to lo
OK, I am going to try an experiment here...hoping it works and gives me motivation. Seems the most ideal thing for me seeing as though I log on every day. Time to get focused on my diet and exercise and see if I am doinf anything wrong, could be doing more or if it is these damn meds restricting my weight loss. So here we go, a weekly weigh in and measurement chart and a daily list of what I eat and drink.Week 1:Measurements: Chest - 49"; waist - 46"; hips - 46"; Left knee - 18"; Left Thigh - 28
Yesterday I had a letter from our council saying our next door neighbours planning proposal for a 2-storey 19 ft extension to the rear of their property has been granted. We have been fighting this application for a year and on their 3rd attempt they have been successful. I am so gutted as it means that building work will take place whilst we are trying to sell our house for the bankruptcy - it could jeopardise our having the equity available to pay of our debts and determine how long our bankru
I had my MRI yesterday...I really don't like having them done and would gladly have fallen asleep inside the machine had it not been for that bloody noise!!!!I don't know how to feel right now...so much going on in my life that I just feel tired more than anything else....roll on 2006! Every Christmas I say to Steve "Next Year will be out year..." I went to say that again this year and had to stop myself because each year things get worse and all I can do now is live in hope of a reprieve and so
Please, please save me from my 'Mr Incredible' hell. Got up this morning and Harry has his costume on again and yes he wasnts to watch the film...this is getting obsessive - I think its heading for the trash can...lol!!Phew...that was a close one - the incredibles have had their come uppance and have been replaced by Cats & Dogs...not that much more educationally challenging but still. I think we need some fresh air - its been raining here so is a bit grim outside however I have now register
I'm feeling Ok today apart from this continuous thirst I keep having. I am drinking so much and my mouth is always dry???
I received Sherry's beautiful bracelets through the post today which was a nice surprise. I bought one for Mum too which I am sure she will love.
The weekend was a quite one. I spent yesterday immersed in a James Patterson Book '4th of July' which has been one of those can't put it down books. Nearly finished it. Steve cooked a gorgeous dinner yesterday. Harry now has
Was quite happy yesterday as I checked my bank account had had two tax credits in there for a teax rebate, I am assuming. Not a huge sum but it will pay for the lorry when we move. I have been busy moving boxes today and trying to get some things downstairs. Looks like we have to put the move back a couple of days though as Steve can't get the time off, which is a shame. Harry and I made some dinosaur cookies today. I also got him a couple of books to learn numbers and the alphabet - they are re
The strain of the last few weeks started to show on Steve last night. I think we have both just had enough. He is so good though, he lets me rant and rave and moan and groan and he doesn't say much - he is very calm but last night the cracks showed. He isn't sleeping too well either, I feel so sad for him. He is my rock and my star and he keeps me sane in my insane little World. Together we have been through so much hell but have still stuck together, I can't name too many people that have had o
Taking a break and a breather from all of the Christmas food drink and frivoloties...its been such a wonderful day...last night I cut out white reindeer paw prints and Santa foot prints and put them all over the living room floor near the chimney by a half-eaten plate of mince pies and a carrot that Harry had left out for Santa and the reindeer...the look on his face this morning was truly magical when I told him they were snow prints left by Santa and Rudolph...!!Steve and I kept waking up at H
It's been a pretty good day today. I have been busy changing my bedroom around. Not sure if I should have moved furniture after the accident a couple of days ago but I am feeling OK so it is probably fine. My Nan used to always have an old saying 'Change your room, change your life' - I guess having a re-shuffle will probably feel like something is new in your life, so I have always believed that. I applied for a night shift job to bring in some extra cash and I have an interview next Tuesday. W
Its been a while since I have blogged, I haven't posted much either lately but hopefully will get back into the swing of things. Sorry to anyone who I haven't emailed as much to lately - I just needed a break from it all. I have done alot with my family and it is the first time in a long time that I have wanted to be out and about. The sunshine probably pays a big part. I am feeling more energetic lately and am able to do alot of things that were virtually impossible before. I am playing more wi
7:47am - Up early again as usual, been up for a while...everyone else is in bed. Last day everyone is home and so I think they're making the most of it. Tomorrow we are all starting on our healthy eating and exercise plans - Steve will be cycling to work again..I have 12 days to try and shift a few pounds and get this back to feeling a lot less stiffer than it is...its a pain in the morning...literally.Its Bank Holiday here in England today in lieu of the 1st...not sure what we're doing to day..
I started out last week with such optimism. Monday, I got up early and decided to make the walk to work, leave the car at home, be good, face the cold and feel refreshed. It is a 40 minute work to and from and so will be an hour and twenty minutes walk a day. It was a bit frosty and I had to watch where I walked but it was lovely to get out in the fresh air and it did feel refreshing as hoped. I was a bit shakey when I got to work and also in the last stretch walking home but it was good. Tuesda
If you want to act like a big kid and have the time of your life then I highly recommend a water gun...It is a gorgeous hot day today and Harry and I got one each today and have had a blast getting each other soaked in the garden. I remember having bags of fun with an empty washing up bottle when I was a kid - never had these fancy water guns in my day - god I feel, old...think I need to go out and get another soaking !!!!!
Its been a hot, hot, hot day today. Harry had his first speech the
Well I had my first of four interviews yesterday for a secretarial post in the Neurosurgery's Critical Care Unit. I was fairly calm right until I entered the interview room and then I was shaking like a leaf. Its been a long time since I have had a big interview like this, I hadn't prepared much apart from researching the department and its team so I winged it a bit. I managed to answer all of their questions OK, I think I gave a few good answers, may have waffled in a few places and not sure on
Finally decided to pull out my cross trainer and drag out the stepper. I was thinking of selling the cross trainer but having had a go of it this morning I am opting against it. As I am on cholestoral lowering drugs right now and I have had a few things with my heart that I am not happy with it is finally time to start some 'serious' exercising. I have been good in the sense that I am always moving about and I so quite heavy gardening work as our garden is high maintenance and chasing a 4 year o
I've been a bit of a strange mood today, feel off sorts, feeling a touch down, tired, and mentally exhausted - I guess its all catching up with me. I've written my resignation letter today. I am sad to have written it but I need to make a fresh start. I can't afford to work in Cambridge. As Steve has started commuting by train, we would have to pay at least ?350 a month in travel costs and that is unacceptable plus childcare costs on top, we just can't do it. I also have Liz's operation on my mi
Oh god, I ache all over, my body is not my own today...I am seriously paying for moving all that furniture 2 days ago. Stupid, stupid woman that I am....won't ask for help, need to do it all myself and look at me (well you can't) I am a bloody wreck. My blood sugars are slightly elevated but within normal range, this damn lumps on the side of my neck are enlarged again, each muscle is painful and I keep checking for my hump, it feels like I still have a small one, but I can't be sure...Steve say
It started out a fairly good morning, then Steve got a mood on and made a comment and there we are having a row in the car with Harry telling us to be quiet....not good....I felt so stressed, my head was pounding, I felt dizzy, I felt sick - I am not handling stress that well right now - reacting to situations. I hate it! I don't like arguing in front of Harry but both Steve and I got bees in our bonnets this morning and both went for the jugular. Was left with me not talking to him, dropped him
Well, I got a letter from the University to say I have an interview for the registered nurse course on Wednesday 7th December at 9:15am. I have posted my thoughts in the forum as there are alot of things going against me right now. I've never been one to shy away from adversity so hopefully all will turn good in the end.I got turned down for the secretarial job though.Here's the link if you can offer me any advice or your thoughts - thanks...http://cushings.invisionzone.com/index.php...topic=142
We were up at 5:30 this mornind and out of the door at 6:30 -just got back, its 3:00pm and I am exhausted. We didn't even sell that much - managed to sell Harry's pram, a few clothes and some videos, not much else - made about ?50 so just have enough for a bit of shopping, pay for my electricity and some petrol. We really can't go on like this. A nice thing happened though, a young lad gave Harry a whole stack of reading books that they couldn't sell - Harry is in his element.Off to cook a sunda
It was the first time in a long, long while that I have been able to drink and boy am I paying for it this morning. Had a few glasses of wine last night and stubled to bed in a drunken stupour - but it felt great!! I have been teetotal for over 3 years now and could not touch a drop which was horrible at Christmas and on special occasions. It was good to just let go again. Feel like alot of normal things are happening now.Went to Mums yesterday and helped to sort out our room. It should look OK
I started HRT three weeks ago to replace oestrogeon and I have to say it is making me feel less exhausted than I was. I do still get tired and have to have the odd nap or two or three but now I am physically able to do more which is great! Life is settling down now and I am starting to decorate the house. It was a sense of getting into some sort of routine as it was so weird not working. I am trying to do some research into Nelsons as I am still seriously considering the BLA but want to cover al
Well, I am home with Mum - Steve and Harry have headed off down south to my in-laws and I am having a nice break with Mum...we have been complete and utter slobs today - and it is so quiet...very strange...too quiet...but it has been lovely - had two calls already from Steve to let me know they're OK and that he misses me - they've only been gone a few hours!! Apparently Harry has been spoilt rotten and has been given a couple of toys my Mum is just going to love having in the house - Steves you