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step this way dear ones...the trolley will be here in a sec...

oh and hooray for wedding date !! (if I can oblige with a custom made wedding invitation design, you know where to come ! )

loads of good thoughts and fingers crossed kk
smile xxxxxxx

KurriKurri Tue 19-Feb-13 13:23:38

Yes you are right snails - it is the anaesthetic, I was given a deadline to lose some weight, and I haven't quite managed to lose all of it, I have lost some though, just maybe not enough.

It's good that the wedding is over eighteen months away - that gives me time to become thin and glamorous hmm and to choose an embarrassing hat grin

waving to amber and everyone else I missed earlier. House is very tidy now, - I think I may have a bath and shave my hobbity legs (the hair must weigh at least a couple of pounds grin)

snailsontour Tue 19-Feb-13 11:41:31

Hi kurri, I'm also pleased my AMD has been picked up soon too, although it's a worry, at least it has enabled me to further tweak my diet! Spinach yum yumsmile
Hope your ps appointment goes well as all this waiting and referrals really holds you back doesn't it! Not too sure what the rules are for weight, but think the worry is more about the anaesthetic - better safe than sorry!
A wedding to look forward to - now that is NICEsmile

amberlight Tue 19-Feb-13 11:34:20

Hi all. Keeping everything crossed for those waiting nervously for good answers/cunning plans.
Ooo, wedding? Excellent! smile

KurriKurri Tue 19-Feb-13 10:31:30

Oh forgot to say, - DS and DDIL-to-be, have set a wedding date for December 2014 - that's when they think they will have saved enough t pay for it. It's going to be a Nineteen Forties themed wedding, and they have booked a big Swing Band - so should be fun smile

KurriKurri Tue 19-Feb-13 10:29:11

Morning all, - still catching up on your posts smile
Welcome back snails, - hooray for nipples, sorry to hear about the eye problem though - my Dad had AMD and glaucoma, - but both were kept at bay, - he never lost his sight even though he was DX in his late fifties and lived to be 91. I think the fact that they have picked it up is certainly a good thing.

jane - I'm glad the funeral went as well as these things can go, how are you settling in at new work place?

Lone - you are doing the right thing by keeping occupied, and as you say, one week gone now.

I've got an appointment with my plastic surgeon this afternoon, in which she decides whether or not I am still too fat to have my reconstruction (I suspect I may be sad) - I have lost quite a lot of weight, just not enough yet. If she says no, I'll have to go back to square one and get re referred, which will be a complete pain as last time it took six months for them to sort out the referral. So wish me luck - I think I shall need it!

Waving to everyone, I'm off to blitz the house as this appointment is making me nervous so I need to redirect my nervous energy.

Celeste is quite a bold cat and biffed the Rhodesian ridgeback (who is a sweetie) on the nose...mmm,will continue to work on dh.
Sending some work off today, taking it easy this week I think,though will do some work. Ds still in bed but must chivvy him to do some revision.
Glad funeral was ok jane - have fun in the big smoke.

topsyturner Tue 19-Feb-13 09:41:09

I can't imagine a house without animals in it .
On the rare occasion that pig/dog isn't here (as much as the big oaf annoys me sometimes !) the house feels so quiet !

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 19-Feb-13 09:21:39

Copt I have just watched the mobile mop and my tailless wonder cat dancing the dance in the garden. The nicest thing of all is in the evening when I am knitting or crocheting when gradually one by one the animals join me on the sofa. The first animal arrives confidently then the others by stealth so as not to disturb the incumbent. Eventually all three and myself are on the sofa together.

jchocchip Tue 19-Feb-13 06:06:02

Morning all thanks for the best wishes for the funeral which went ok.
Off to the big city now!

snailsontour Mon 18-Feb-13 20:15:57

Thanks for the positive words copt, I need positive stories about AMD. I still can't quite believe it, but having googled extensively, as you do, I'm not surprised as my dad has it, he's registered blind, and it can be hereditary.
At the minute I have no symptoms, so I am attacking it with diet as that's all you can do.
I honestly thought this year would be better than the last one, so this really floored me.
Still, I'm back on track - and I have nipplessmile

Copthallresident Mon 18-Feb-13 17:10:16

Lone wish you were my vet! Mine tells me off for the scratches on goon dogs face but I am at a loss to know how to stop psychocat hiding and then ambushing him. MAS It's the dog you should worry for! At the moment she is on hard drive of computer under my desk and he has sussed she is there, and is skipping back and forth just keeping out of her reach, around the chair behind me. Great game which they are both enjoying but it is quite hard to keep a train of thought going in my writing up when it is like a scene from a nature programme and I feel I should provide a commentary like David Attenborough. "As cat and dog play out their age old rivalry the cat clearly has the upper hand"......... Meanwhile relaxed gentle sweetiepie cat who doesn't wind him up has positioned herself so I have to stroke her every time I use the (computer) mouse.

Goon dog is actually very well trained when he wants to be, has an impressive vocabulary of commands and tricks, he is a rescue border collie, sacked because he was scared of sheep..............but he is definitely the biggest idiot we have had to cope with (Dad has long rescued them). He can tunnel under / dismantle a fence, no problem, (although I suspect collusion from the foxes. Chicken wire would not be a challenge, his greatest escapology feat so far (it is actually a fence war with the fox next door) was to gnaw through a three inch thick Clematis stalk and the huge climbing rose it was growing through to dismantle the trellising behind and then unweave the lap fencing (he mastered that trick as a puppy) all of which must have been done in shifts under cover of darkness or when my back was turned, since he normally rarely leaves my side for long!! I replaced the wooden trellis with a metal one and he found a way to bend that to get through!! I really do think that next I will find him revving his motorbike up and down the fence like Steve McQueen...

However I have been firmly convinced since adolescence that you can handle anything in life with the understanding and love of a Border Collie, and goondog is a star in that department, probably because he has love where the collie brains should be, no one with the possible exception of my mother has ever given me such unconditional love and adoration!

Oh well that bit of doggy indulgence should have distracted from a few more minutes of pre results angst................. As we keep banging on it is horrible waiting, worse than knowing, either way. I am actually much better at not worrying about what hasn't happened yet, since IT actually happened IYSWIM.

snails envy at your nipples and campervan, though sad at MD. Very good friend has had it for 20 years now, started when her children were young, she is at the stage of the world being a very impressionist painting but she still gets on with things, even hiking, we got the vocal guiding down to a fine art. The big things are OK, it is small things like making sure knives are where she is used to them being in the drawer. However she is the jolliest person I know and had some of her quilts exhibited in a London gallery as part of the cultural Olympiad for the Paralympics.

snailsontour Mon 18-Feb-13 14:52:31

Mas, friends of mine have two rescue greyhounds - they are adorable, and as a breed I have to say they are the most docile and patient dogs I've ever come across.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 18-Feb-13 14:13:12

MAS if you get a pup/young dog any self respecting cat will lick it into shape - the mobile mop has the scars to prove it. Garden fencing is very necessary though, but doesn't need to be more than chicken wire.

hang in there lonecat - waiting is awfully hard - so wish they hadn't said that phone thing to you
I would so so love a dog - I long for a rescue whippet/greyhound so much..dh is unwilling fence our garden which would be essential and I also worry about our cat..I could specify a non-chaser of course...

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 18-Feb-13 11:46:16

Oh I spend the last three days so busy occupying my time so I don't think about things that I don't read the thread and there is all kinds of talk of France and Dogs etc.
Well gigs enjoy France I love it and have very close friends there and will get my French recharge in the Summer when DD and my Mum and I are going to Brittany.
Dogs I have my salvation, my little mobile mop without him I think I would have lost all reason a long time ago. But getting him was a long thought out process (6years). He is a great dog and really well trained, but it is the result of the massive training investment I have put into him - an hour every weeks at classes for the last 2.5years. I now work him at agility which he loves.
I am over the week now and no results as yet. I am as I say occupying every waking minute so I don't think about it. I have resigned myself to nothing till the three week clinic appointment. I can't believe that there is still new bruising emerging - new black on the boob this morning.

waves to snails - camper van and nipples !
How lovely to have time for yourself pen - we've decided to go to one of our favourite NT places to walk and T can take photographs - now trying to decide which one...

snailsontour Mon 18-Feb-13 10:45:08

Hi girls - i'll start by apologising for joining in and then disappearing without a word! Sorry, I've been dipping in and out trying to catch up but not joining in, but I was quietly sulking as I'd been to the opticians and was told I had early stage AMD (Age related Macular Degeneratin). Anyways I'm out of the gloom and doom, and back on track!
I've got nipples!!! Yep, had them done on Friday plus some tidying up and some lipo sculpture and lipofil!
But be prepared to be jealous - I have a camper an too! We usually tour Europe for six months each year - first tour since bc will be this April - can't wait!
And I'm also a big hill walker - walking in the Lakes through chemo was the only thing that kept me sane!

topsyturner Mon 18-Feb-13 10:06:25

<chucks DC on plane to join Mr Pen at work>

PenisColada Mon 18-Feb-13 09:09:21

Good morning from me. The sunshine has really cheered me up and we went on our first outing in the camper this year. A walk and lunch and tea in the van was lovely. Our dog tore a claw though so I am off to the vets this morning. Last month I almost cancelled her insurance as we have never claimed so I am relieved now as I think they will have to remove the claw.

I have a whole week of no children all day. They are with dh at work on the activity weeks they run in holiday time. The children get to do swimming , trampolining etc etc all day and I get the house to myself for 9 hours every day. Bliss.

kk hope the heating gets sorted soon.
choc hope the funeral is not too traumatic.

I will be about a lot this week I expect so may get to grips with who is who on this thread as I still am a bit behind blush

hope funeral goes as well as it can jane
Lovely dress ashokan - bet you looked lovely in it !
Poor oil-less kk - keep snuggled up.
Not sure what to do with ds today- have work to do,but feel we should go somewhere,or do something.

jchocchip Mon 18-Feb-13 07:29:12

Morning all. Just popping in quickly - funeral at 2 today dh's grandmother died aged 99.

Love the dress ash

kk we live in a bungalow too I think, does it still count if we have done big roof extension? I hardly ever go upstairs smile

Time for a brew.

Was going to go to Turner contempory at Margate tomorrow but it only opens at 10 and the trains are not good so dd and I have booked a train from Marylebone at 2.30 so will try and get in early and spend some time in the Tate. Will delegate Margate to dd2 and dh who are staying down a bit longer.

KurriKurri Sun 17-Feb-13 22:28:15

Just popping on quickly to say hello. Waving to Baskets smile What does your DS want to study at Uni? - I went to Edinburgh, and the first winter there I felt soooo cold grin - I remember once having to hang onto a lamp post so the wind didn't blow me into the road (I was a lot thinner and lighter in those days grin)
Steroids are buggers for making you hungry all the time, are you on them long term?

Pain clinic might well be worth mentioning if I can't get some effective drugs sorted out soon.

Still no oil - they can't deliver until tuesday, I have a hot water bottle and am wearing several layers of clothing though. The weather isn't too bad fortunately (actually probably warmer outside than in the house!)

Asho - that dress is gorgeous, - bet you looked lovely in it smile And great that you are getting your energy back, when is your next cycle of chemo due?

HND -what a pain about the wounds, I hope they can do something to sort them out at the breast clinic.

MAS - I make what I think is probably a similar pudding to baby's bottom, but just evap. milk and jelly whisked together - we call it Bogus Mousse grin - I must try your version with the fruit in, it sounds good.

topsy - we have a downstairs loo too <boasts> maybe it's because we live in a bungalow grin

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