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Home Sweet Home

It’s been really nice bumbling about at home – looking at the webcams it seems Devon is full of visitors! Not the time to be out & about! I think we will wait until they have all gone home.

The past three days my eating has gradually improved day by day. Yeah! Yesterday I made some caramel I’ve cream with a whole “share” bag of Cadbury Caramel Buttons in! I had some at lunch today & it is scrummy!

We have done some walking too – our usual circuit each day and wildlife spotting!

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Mr (or maybe Mrs) Cricket.

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A lovely Peacock butterfly. And today ….

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Mrs Moo! She was so lovely and let me stroke her nose! How wonderful is she? 🙂

Tomorrow we are home again!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

 
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Posted by on 27/08/2013 in Personal

 

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Nice to be Home

It’s been really nice to get back into an ‘at home’ routine. Yesterday we did shopping and stocked up the fridge and cupboards, today has been lazy!

At Sainsbury’s yesterday I finally saw my first piece of ‘Art Everywhere’.

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Strange seeing this in a car park! The best was on the other side – Holbein and Hocking’s! 🙂

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Cracking!

Today I got up late – I’m sure sleeping is helping with the healing. I am eating a little more each day, so that is great news. On the up! I weigh myself each week and have been a wee bit despondent during chemo as I managed to pile on an average of 2 pounds a week! Now I know why they do radiotherapy second – you lose a pile of weight because you can’t eat! Last week I lost 3 pounds, this week I lost a further 3.75 pounds. I’m close to my pre-treatment weight now!

Today I ventured out for a walk – slowly! 🙂

I met Jiminy Cricket –

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Bit weird isn’t he! And we scared some sheep!

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They ran like crazy just because we looked at them from the lane!

I watched the F1 Grand Prix and then rounded off the day by making a beef stew (with red wine) and dumplings. Yummy stuff! I ate a whole dumpling and some meat and four bits of carrot – mega eating for me!

Looking forward to a whole week at home now.

Have a marvellous Monday!

 
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Posted by on 25/08/2013 in Personal

 

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Thirteen of Fifteen

Into the final countdown!

I finally managed a whole nights sleep without a fit of coughing at some unearthly hour! I managed to sleep through until nearly 10am!

I then spent an age in the shower trying to get rid of all my lose hair. It took three emptyings of the plug hole before I finally gave up and got out of the shower. Hubby is now calling me ‘patch’!

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I have no idea why it is falling out in such a bizarre way!

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Not a look I’m proud of, but it was expected and we can only deal with the hand we are given!

Today’s treatment was fine and I had a blood test too. Tomorrow I see the Oncologist to chat through the treatment – I will mention that I am still having problems swallowing and see what can be done.

I hope you have a tickety-boo Thursday!

 
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Posted by on 14/08/2013 in Personal

 

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Lazy Weekend

Hello!

Oh – how I have enjoyed no radiotherapy! My head is very grateful. It itches like crazy and my whole forehead is almost red raw – but it is getting better!

Yesterday we did a spot of lazy shopping then I did a lot of lazy watching of the athletics – good old Mo! 🙂

Today we spent the morning faffing and stuff – I picked the rhubarb and stewed it before stirring in some strawberries to make a lovely compote. This afternoon I shifted my posterior and we went for a walk whilst the lamb roasted.

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I rubbed the lamb with crushed garlic and rosemary in olive oil, added some water and tightly covered in foil. It sat in the oven for three hours!

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My fav shot is a puddle shot of the beacon:

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Spooky!

Eating was quite painful – well – swallowing is, so I ate modestly. I may raid the ice cream later!

Now I am back on the sofa watching the athletics again. Joy!

Back on it tomorrow – my last 5 days of radiotherapy to the chest. I’m counting down the days.

I hope you have a marvellous Monday!

 
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Posted by on 11/08/2013 in Personal

 

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