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Posted: 22/12/2014 at 15:25


Hi All

Good luck with new dog DD

Everyone sounds very busy, I'm reclining on settee watching The Railway Children. According to OH I am looking peeky. I think it;s just a cold though

Got upset yesterday in M&S and Matalan searching for a suitable post op bra I thought all emotions weren't so close to the surface,

Anyway next weekend we are visiting new baby, really excited. He is holding his own thank goodness. I had some photos today and he looks so tiny (probably end up as a rugby player) Lots of dark curly hair




Posted: 19/12/2014 at 20:23

well done to your daughter Susan for keeping a calm head.

Been given all clear to go to see grandson (no name) and he is holding his own with no interventions but is in incubator, Mum is improving now as well. Waiting for photos!

Christmas is certainly going to be a unique one this year - family spread all over etc.

So pleased you had a taster of ice cream Verdun, you can never be to careful

Well done to DD as well


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 15:07

REST UP!!!!!!!

Feel like dancing and drinking champagne

2nd grandchild born today - a boy - 6 weeks early but Mum was poorly when we saw them at the weekend, so not really surprised

Seems all is ok

Will contact cancer nurse to see if we can go up

Sorry to hear all other woes, especially the handbag snatcher

Thinking of having a new dog come the spring and treatment is done - not sure if a puppy or a young rescue - long time yet though

Back sometime


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 22:07

I am home - have been here all day. 

Thanks for your support




Posted: 17/12/2014 at 18:00

Hello All

Just  quick post to let you know I have had first op. 

Nice hospital, room on my own with en suite. Am very sore, but feel OK

Results and 2nd op in New Year.

Hope you are all ok, back when I'm more able to type

Matty xx


Repotting a Christmas Tree...

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 18:42

No - giant house plant it isn't,

Will keep it in a pot to restrict it but needed to know best sort for it

Repotting a Christmas Tree...

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 17:18

Today I bought my first tree in a pot - usually buy huge ones.

I have always wanted to bring one in each year, so it's a treat this year. It came complete with worms and little slugs

However it is in a red pot inside that is something called a climate bag (it says designed to keep moisture in) and inside that is the pot with tree.

It already has roots breaking through the sides of the pot so will need to be potted on - is there a best time, I've read the post about gritty JI3

I think a large plastic pot will not be very aesthetic but what else?

Will NOT go into the garden, when  we moved in had a 40ft one removed



Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:15

Good day

Just bought a small Christmas tree with roots, worms and slugs.Always wanted one to fetch in year by year. This year we are not having a big tree, making do with a tatty artificial one, as we are unsure when things will happen, so took my chance and persuaded OH that one in a pot would be lovely.

Wrapped up my inner GH with bubble wrap and clothes pegs (they have so many uses) so ready for the extra cold (I think).

Have a good day all


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:09

Very sorry to hear Fidget, but I think he chose to go in his time peacefully. So did my Mum earlier this year a week before her birthday.

I have chosen to have my lymph nodes removed first and tested before I have the 'big' op because if I have an implant it can be affected by radiotherapy and have to be removed. - so decisions all made - just waiting for dates now.

Not much else to say about it really except looking forward to getting this shitty year out of the way!!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:43

Wish it was pre-cancerous but alas no, just it's very early stage so easily isolated

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