Well the cold has finally cleared up, but it left me with a nagging cough for a few weeks afterwards, and my ventolin use was higher than it has been for years. So my intention not to leave to big a gap when it came to my blog got scuppered, not many pictures either. I … More The Up’s and Down’s of Life
Getting the New Year off to a good start the Rambling Potters did their 3rd annual walk for the NET Patient Foundation on Saturday 6th January. We had a great turn out, the weather was cold and bright if a little muddy thanks to rain on the previous two days, but for us it stayed … More January wasn’t to bad!
I would like to start my first blog of the year by wishing you all a happy and healthy 2018 and personally saying good riddance to 2017, I am not sorry at all to see the back of it. Although there have been some great high points, physically and emotionally it was not a good … More Hello 2018 and Good-bye 2017
Boy time really does fly, before you know it 6 weeks has disappeared and you realise that you haven’t done your blog. I have not been lazy as such, more distracted by other things; my social media profile has been also been very quiet too. In fact I would go as far as to say … More Tempus Fugit!
Happy to report that our new family member Buddy has fitted right in, and it feels like we have had him for ever. To all intents and purposes he is your typical Labrador, loves a fuss, likes lots of sleep, has lots of energy when he is awake and loves to play. Food is a … More Settling in our new companion,and a new floor
Happy to report that my reliance on the painkillers and heat-packs over the last few weeks has reducing and some of my energy is returning. I am down to one dose a day most days, and have even been getting a few days pain relief free. I haven’t had a free ride however, but things … More Feeling Better and a New Family Member
It’s been a while since my last blog, but it has been a very busy and tiring time, involving a sponsored walk, a big family holiday, and a holiday recovery period that took longer than intended, or indeed expected! So it’s taken me a while to get going again, it’s a bit of a long one, but … More The Big Canadian Family Holiday:-)
My back continues to creak but the yoga is definitely helping to ease thing and keep me flexible, and my balance is improving as I can now stand on one leg in the shower without falling over. Good deep sleep remains consistently unreliable, although I have found that lavender oil is definitely helping. I had … More Good Company
It has been an uncomfortable few weeks, but boy has it flown, it is hard to believe that Easter has been and gone, we have had our first May bank holiday and are quickly heading towards our next one at the end of the month. We had a lovely Easter, starting with another friends 50th … More Getting on With It
Over the last few weeks I have been in a bit of grump, nothing major, but a general feeling of lethargy seems to have settled over me. I just cannot be bothered to put to much effort in to doing stuff, and when I do there seems to be a big sigh attached to it … More Finding Motivation isn’t always easy
I am happy to report that health wise these last few weeks have been pretty uneventful. Socially it has been quite busy, but those of you who know me wont find that much of a surprise!! The fatigue continues to persist and I have been getting quite a few low level headaches, as well as … More A Welcome Period of Calm
This blog starts with my birthday, it was my second as a Net cancer patient, and also marked the halfway stage between 50 & 60! I had a lovely day, it was quiet, but I got lots of lovely presents, including a set of zebra cups on a tray which are a limited edition. I … More Getting back in my jeans
Happy New Year everybody, I hope that you all enjoyed the festive season. It wasn’t my intention to leave such a big gap between blogs, but it has been a few weeks of ups and downs, and time sort of got away with itself making it difficult to sit down and apply myself. So please … More Happy and Sad Times
The listlessness still prevails, but thankfully worrying about my results although unavoidable, was a waste of energy, and to be honest I was being a real pain in the backside for a good few days before (unfortunately for Ade). This was mostly due to my bad run episodes in November, so I had convinced myself … More Trying to get into the Christmas Spirit