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Busy Bee2

Mike I am so sorry to hear that you have all the worry of your daughter's situation to deal with at the same time as undergoing treatment yourself.  It seems strange that a church would make someone homeless to achieve their own ends without helping to locate new accommodation for your daughter.  Perhaps Amanda's good luck was to have two of the finest kids ever.  My mum had a best friend who seemed to have a string of bad luck in her life, but the one thing she did have was three loving children, and no matter how hard she was hit, she counted her blessings on those three children. 



Oh Mike someone upstairs really is doing their best to test you aren't they. But just remember - they wouldn't be testing you if they didn't think you strong enough to over come it.

I hope your daughter finds somewhere new to live soon, perhaps there are greater plans ahead for her and her wonderful children. Do they live near you currently?


Mike, when my Dad came home from seeing the consultant he announced to us that he had bladder cancer. Mum was on him like a ton of bricks  Apparantly what he had been told was that he had cancerous cysts that could be removed. Dad only heard the cancer bit. Like Dove's story, Dad had laser treatment and annual check ups, resulting in one more de-coke a few years later. When he died it wasn't anything to do with his bladder

On one occasion he came out of the bathroom and announced he needed to go back to the consultant as he had a big problem, after urinating the water in the bowl had frothed up. It wasn't funny for Dad but we all laughed, having no sense of smell he didn't know Mum had put bleach in the toilet. Hope that memory of mine brought a smile to your face.

I send you hugs & positive vibes and hope all goes well for you and your daughter.

Steve 309

at the bleach story KEF!

Sorry to hear you had a tough time at the hospital, Mike.  They're supposed to make you better both physically and emotionally but it sounds like they're not doing a brilliant job at the moment.  We're all thinking of you and sending our support down the wires!


Mike - I really don't know what to say. I find it hard to believe your daughter could just be left high and dry like that, surely they must give her plenty of time to relocate? I hope you can get put in touch with some organisation that can give her support - local housing authority, Social Services and Citizen's Advice for a start. 

I admire your strong beliefs Mike, even though I'm a total atheist.  It must give you such a lot of comfort. Let us all be your shoulder for crying on - whenever you need it. x



Glad to see you more at peace last night

star gaze lily

Morning Mike, so pleased you're not feeling so down. Take care, sending hugs x

Busy Bee2

Me too.  It's a series of hurdles, to be taken one at a time.  Lots of cancer survivors say they feel better once they know that that malicious little ball of cells has been removed from their bodies, but for now, you need to plan for how you will cope physically after the operation.  Get things lined up - fill the freezer with easy meals to cook/heat up, do what you need to do with the plants so you don't have to worry about them, make sure you are stocked up with essentials like loo roll!  Get some magazines or books ready that you might like to read, or some DVDs to watch.  You will need a lot of restful stuff to do while you heal, and especially towards the end of the radiotherapy course, if that is what your doctors decide you should have. xx


We'll wait to hear from you Mike .............. when you're ready 

star gaze lily

Stay strong Mike, 'see' you next week, best wishes and hugs xx

Busy Bee2

Drink lots of soft drinks and beverages, and limit the stronger stuff before the 2nd then - they'll be looking for a very clear, clean sample before they get started!!  (I'm very bossy!)  God bless Mike xx

Orchid Lady

I wasn't sure whether to post last night or not after Mike's last post, but seen as others have I I will 

Take care Mike, you know already we are all with you and look forward to to your posts when you are back again.

Hugs and best wishes xxx


See you soon mike. We'll all be thinking of you and wishing you well x


Lots of love and kisses Mike . I know you will be  OK. Hugs and kisses.


I've just been away for a week and have just caught up on this thread. So I will add some more hugs and kisses to the others. I'm a Christian too so I'll pray that God will look after you during all this. Feel free to chat before the 13th, Mike, if you're feeling the need to talk to someone.



Gosh they really have got their teeth into you!

michael 58

From one Mike to another.....


Comfy jammies, cozy bed,

big soft pillow for your head.

Worry not, the world can wait..

Just take your time and recuperate.

Best wishes mike, still holding your hand.

Do they know when Mike is for the chopping block? So we can be around for hand holding.


12th May I believe BL