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Friday, November 25, 2005

A Four Legged Friend??

For years now I have been asking hubby if we could have a dog. As a child we Laways had dogs, ranging from poodle's, Springer Spaniels, and Irish Wolfhounds. My Nurse Friend came to visit me yesterday, and we got the writing circle going brilliantly. We both have great idea's for books now and are going to try our hardest to get them completed. But one of the things she mentioned when she was here, was why hadn't we got a dog? She said it would be the perfect companion for me, and would give me something else to focus on other than the illness. I would have something to get up for in the morning's, I enjoy walking but need the motivation to break the pain barrier.

Anyway, amongst other things, we talked about it last night. Hubby said that even though he may be working from home next week on his "holiday", he will make time to take me to the local dog rescue centres! I have always visited them, longing to help re home a dog, but he only ever came with me once. SO finger's crossed.......and before anyone says anything, I know it's not something to be taken lightly. Our only concern at the moment, would be if I ended up having another stay in the hospital, but we'll see how things go.

Mum came round today and did the weekly work for me. I felt rough and hardly moved from te sofa though :( She did bring my old stamp collection with her, I need to look through it and decide whether to keep them or sell them on e bay. It will need a lot of research, as there are tons of them!

Dinner is cooking, and I'm just waiting for the phone call to say hubby is on his way home. I think he'll need cuddles again bless him.

Love and hugs to you all



Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Visiting and Visitors No Not UFO's

The weekend went so quickly! Hubby and I took my Mum and Dad to see my Sister, her hubby and our nephew on Saturday. We haven't seen each other for a while so it was good to catch up on everything. We had a scrummy lunch, I fancied a home made beefburger on the way down there, and sure enough they were on the menu so I was well chuffed. The pub they are in apparently has a ghost, they always seem to get the haunted places, I'm sooo jealous! They are moving soon, near the coast, so you never know, I could test out my ghostbusting skills yet!

The journey back was like something out of a horror film. There was a beautiful sunset, but then the freezing fog rolled in and crept accross the road...really spooky.

Sunday was spent watching hubby working on his pc, doszing on the sofa, and enjoying a lovely home cooked stew he made. He really is the best at stews and roast dinners bless him. His dumplings are just scrummy ;)

His trip to London last week went well, I did succumb to my fear and text him at about 5.15pm to see if he was on his way back on the train. He rang me and said he had been back at the office for aaaages, and there was me worrying! typical male.

He has a week of next week, and we are hoping to do our xmas shopping. He has mentioned he will have some work to do, as long as it's not everyday I don't mind. Next Thursday is my hospital appointment to see my surgeon, and hubby is coming with me. We really need to get something sorted, whether it's stronger painkillers or surgery, something needs to be done. I'm a walking pain factory at the moment, if I'm not sat staring into space or at the tv I'm dozing off on the sofa, and that's after 10 or 11 hours sleep!

I had a visit this morning! I was just about to crawl from my pit and the phone rang, it was Sis In Law saying she was on her way for coffee, which had been arranged the night before. The doorbell rang and I saw her peering in looking nervous. No matter how poorly I feel it's always good to have some company.

So Sis In Law had coffee while the little one had her lunch, she makes me smile. Oh to be that age again!

So after my visit I sat and read the paper, and settled on the sofa to watch a pre recorded tv show. Next thing I know it's 5.30 and next door are having (yet another) row.

So here I am......I thought I'd better blog as I haven't done it for a few days.

My Nurse friend is due to come and see me tomorrow. We are going to try and start our own writing circle, as we both are budding writers. So fingers crossed we work well together, but Im sure we will.

My Clever Crafting Friend is hopefully coming on Friday too! It was due to be Friday just gone, but Ma In Law was coming, I know it's ok to have 2 visitors at one time, but Ma in law can tend to "take over" a conversation. This way CCF and me can have a good chat and not worry :)

I forgot to say, my long time friend from Leicester rang me today as well. It's always good to speak to him, and he always rings me once a month, ten years on and we are still in touch:)

I'm a lucky bunny....I have lots of friends (some of who'm are relatives) to visit me and phone me and generally keep me going :)

Anyway...........a long blog from me today, that's me caught up, and ready for Tuesday TV night.

Hugs for everyone



Monday, November 21, 2005

Blogging on the mobile.

Here is a piccy of my dad taken on the pink phone. just testing to see if mobile blogging workr and will blog in full tomorrow. love and hugs whisky xx

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

All Is Well, For Once A Happy Ramble

I've decided things have been a little depressing here in my little "I'm feeling sorry for myself world". So with a view to keeping the readers I have it's a positive post today.

When my smiles come back so does my sense of humour, and my ability to talk poor hubby to bits. He came home from work last night, we served dinner together, and all the while we were eating I whittered away to him about this and that. I hasten to add I don't speak with my mouth full! The muglets had gone down well at his work, and the e mail that Navie Wifey had sent to me worked a treat.

I won't post the link on here, as I don't think it's fair for me to put a link in that may scare someone I don't know. I forwarded it to Sis In Law, but did advise her not to open it in front of the girls.

It's one of those e mails that makes you jump out of your skin, it's titled An Elite Test, and advises you that 2 pictures will appear on your screen and you have to spot the three differences between them. It also states that if you can find all three differences you are one of the few elite people who have done so. So me, deciding before even looking at it that I can do it and therefore am one of the elite, studied the pictures hard. Nose as close to the screen as I could, peering here and peering there. Then.......well, if I could I would of sh*t myself. The most scarey face, the most ear splitting terrifying scream you ever heard comes out of nowhere, and I was well and truly HAD!

I played it for hubby, and even though I knew what was coming, and he didn't I still jumped when it replayed. I forwarded it to him, and he sent it to a couple of his work colleagues. One turned away at the crucial moment therefore missing the "punchline", and the other I think nearly wet herself. If anyone wants me to forward it, let me know your e mail address and I'll send it to you. But be warned it's very very scarey.

So, Navie Wifey......you got me well and truly! I'll get my own back hehehehehehehehehe!

I had to phone calls this morning, after the 2nd I decided I had better get up. I can't help it if I'm at my best (most painless) between 11pm and 2am, and therefore don't get out of my bed til 11.30...I really need to bring it forward an hour each night, therefore earlier an hour each morning and get back to some sort of reality.

BRB (be right back) I need to stir my bolognese sauce................

OK, back with you now.

I'm looking forward to tonights tv, the 2nd part of I Walk Away And I Stumble is on, and looks as if I might need a box of tissues for it. Then Medium, and Dead Zone. I'm going to be good and set the video for the last 2, and try and get an earlier night LOL.

Flue jab all went well, and my arm seems ok Yayyyy! No need for me to whine!

Tomorrow might be a bit scarey for me. Hubby has to go to London for a meeting. He's travelling by train and tube, so I've given him strict, and I mean strict, instructions to text me when he arrives at his destination. NOT when he is on the tube, and then again when he leaves. I'll take my mobile (yes the pink one) up to bed with me, and probably stay away til 8am when he texts. But London......well it just scares me, all those people, all the rats, and needless to mention the recent happenings.

"Stay safe hubby"

Ok that's me blogged out for today.

Here is a small picture for you all.

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Enjoy your day




Tuesday, November 15, 2005

On a more positive note.......

Monday, and after a painful weekend, I'm feeling a little better :) The "healing hugs" sent to me by Holli have worked wonders. It's nice to know that people keep me in their thoughts, and don't just consider me to be a pain in the bum literally ;)

Hubby and I had a play yesterday, I found a site where you can upload pictures of peoples faces and they are added onto different characters. The link is http://muglets.com/ all I can say is.......hours of fun. Hubby looked extremely cool as a disco dancer in a red leather outfit, and as for Sis In Law....well! Go have a look, make sure you have a full face shot of someone on your pc, and you'll have a wahle of a time!

Today has been spent updating e bay, reading blogs, and enjoying moving around the house reasonably pain free. I went for my flu jab today as well.....so no doubt I'll be whining tomorrow that I have a sore arm.

So here's something for you all to have a laugh at at my expense...like it says at the tip of the page, I like to make people smile :)


Have fun making me dance!!!

Love and hugs to all



Friday, November 11, 2005

Because Of You - the reason behind my theme tune

I always wondered why I was drawn to this song as a background for my blog. Yes I like the tune, yes I think Kelly Clarkson is an amazing singer and songwriter. Today it finally hit me. The words sum up my feelings about my illnesses. So here goes......read them, and listen to them at the same time if you want. (You'll need to turn the speakers up).

I will not make the same mistakes that you did
And I will not let myself Cause my heart so much misery
I will not break the way you did
You fell so hard
I've learned the hard way To never let it get that far
Because of you I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of youI learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of youI find it hard to trust not only me But everyone around me
Because of you I am afraid

I lose my way
And it's not too long before you point it out I can not cry
Because I know that's weakness in your eyes
I'm forced to fake a smile, a laugh Everyday of my life
My heart can't possibly break
When it wasn't even whole to start with
Because of you I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of youI learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of youI find it hard to trust not only me But everyone around me
Because of you I am afraid

I watched you die(I watched you die)
I heard you cry Every night in your sleep(In your sleep)
I was so young(I was so young)
You should have known better than to lean on me(On me)
You never thought of anyone else(You never saw me)
You just saw your pain And I cry in the middle of the nightFor the same damn thing

Because of you I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of youI learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of youI try my hardest just to forget everything
Because of youI don't know how to let anyone else in
Because of you I'm ashamed of my life because it's empty
Because of youI am afraid
Because of you, ooh
Because of you, ooh, ooh

So now you, and I know......good innit!

Anyway, pain rules the day, sofa and dvd's are calling.

So off with my "v" pillow I trudge to the inner sanctum of my non smoking living room, to watch pre recorded tv shows and await the phone call to say company is on it's way.

Healing hugs for all, and maybe some for me too.



What Kind Of Angel Are You??

This is a beautiful quiz and the pictures are lovely!

Go on.......have a go it only takes 2 minutes.

http://quizilla.com/users/Angelwings853/quizzes/What%20Kind%20of%20Angel%20are%20you? \\..:New and Improved:..\\ What Kind of ANgel Are you??

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

A Proffessor, A Piggy Stash and My Blankie!

I was up with the larks this morning, and we were at the hospital in plenty of time for my appointment. I expected to have the usual hour and a half wait, but only 5 minutes after my appointment was due I was called in.

Normally, it's just Dr Loft, Mum and me. This time, I felt like a naughty schoolgirl. There in the room, was Dr Loft, the lovely chinese doctor who I met when I had my reaction to the Infliximab, and Sister Sonya. They all had pens and hospital headed notepaper in front of them, and had obviously been talking about me for a while before I went in there.

Dr Loft, as usual was lovely! He was really disappointed that I had reacted, and asked me how things had been since then. I was honest, I told him the HS was really bad, and mentioned the unusal "spots" I have on my neck. He asked to have a look, and the next thing I know all of us apart from Mum, are in the small examination room. Sister Sonya and Chinese Doc, looked a little shocked when they saw my scars and current wounds, including the HS. But Dr Loft, having seen it all only a fortnight before, agreed with me that the HS was worse.

The two men left, and Sister Sonya helped me to re arrange myself. She asked me how I coped with everything I had been through. I just smiled and said, "it's all down to hubby and Mum and Dad, without them I would have cracked years ago". She smiled and said I was lucky. If only she knew how lucky :)

Anyway, Dr Loft told us that he didn't want to bombard my system with loads of other drugs that I would more than likely react to as they were also TPN based like the Inflixi. He mentioned that Methotrexate might be an option, and said he wanted a 2nd opinion. I was given the option of being sent to a specialist in London or one in Birmingham. I chose Birmingham with it being nearer, and he told me I would be seing a Proffessor Bob Allen. A Proffessor!! who specialises in Crohn's and all of the diseases related to it. Wooooohooooo! I'm being spoilt!

So, I can ring and see Dr Loft whenever I need to, but no more appointments at the moment. I see Mr R on December 1st, I'm still awaiting an appointment for the dermatologist, and now I'm waiting on an appointment to see a Proffessor. I'll ask the question on the Crohn's Zone site and see if anyone else is being treated by him and what he's like.

Once I was home and settled watching Most Haunted from last night, hubby rang for an update. My 2 e bay purchases arrived. One of which I have yet to work out how to work! I have sent the person a message to see if they can help me LOL.

Blimey!! it's 6.30pm and hubby just called to say he was on his way home! Someone catch me I'm gonna faint!!! ;)

Anyway, I read Faith and Holli's blog tonight, saw the contents of the fridge, and decided to take some piccies. In Holli's fridge there is a "perfect man" cookie, and owl cookie and a little pig. Now this got me thinking. Someone (you know who you are) bought me 2 jelly piggy lollies about 3 years ago for my birthday, and I have kept one never to be eaten. So, there's a picture of that, a picture of the contents of my notice board, and again some of the items on there are very precious to me, and........a piccy of me snuggled up in my new blankie that my Mum made for me.

Enjoy the pics, and I'll blog soon.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Piglet Lolly......never to be eaten.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com My special notice board. From bottom left to right. Postcard from CCF, cuddly Koala (from Australia) holding Snoopy feathers, my yearly piggy calendar of hubby, underneath the calendar is a drawing done for me by one of Sis in Law's girls :),Piglet birthday card (from the same person who bought me the piggy lolly...NW), a heart with my name on from a horoscope book I had made for my birth date and time, an guardian angel (from NW again, she knows me sooooooo well!), and top right of the calendar is a piggy bookmark, again from CCF, she knows me soooooooooo well too!!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com The perfect snuggly blankie pose from Whisky.

Love and snuggles to everyone



Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Thank you for the celebrations! & Oh so sore!!

Before I go any further, I need to say a BIG thankyou to NN for the box of celebrations! They cheered me up yesterday when hubby got home "reasonably" early. So "thankyou". I haven't started them yet, but no doubt when I do they won't last very long.

I haven't posted for the last couple of days. No it's not because I have been spending all my time playing with my new phone......although I have been playing. It's cos things in HS world have started getting worse. It always gets bad.......ermm about this time of the lunar calendat, if you know what I mean girls. But this flare up is really, and I mean really sore.

I'm seing my gastro specialist, Dr Loft tomorrow. It's mainly due to the reaction from the Infliximab a fortnight ago, but I'm going to get him to check the HS. He saw it when he saw me last time, (again about a fortnight ago) so he can see just how bad it gets when it's bad. How to describe the pain? Imagine every time you move, stand up, walk, bend down to pick something up, and sit (or in my case lean to one side), a tearing pain. As if someone had a pair of scissors and was slowly cutting a hole in the top, inside of your leg. That's HS. Not to mention the lovely purple colour it goes, (which I've been told is completely normal). The only time it doesn't hurt, is after I have been sitting (leaning) for 5 minutes, after I've laid in bed for 5 minutes, and while I'm knelt in the bath. Apart from that it's a blast!

I said I wouldn't do this.....but right now HS, E Bay, new phone (did I mention it's pink?), blogging, talking to people on the phone, and crocheting are all I have to talk about!

E bay is going really well. We have some books that just don't want to sell, but the pens seem to be going ok. We have nearly used all of hubby's stash from up in the loft, so I may resort to selling myself.......any bids? Nahhh didn't think so LOL.

The Bride and Groom to be didn't make it at the weekend. In a way it was a blessing as I really struggled to stay out of bed, but we have set a date for early December.

Ma in Law was due to visit today, but I had to decline. I aimed to go back to bed, wrap myself in the duvet and sleep. But I ended up reading for a while and then coming back downstairs to chain smoke. It's going to be an early start for me tomorrow and Thursday. Hospital tomorrow morning, and weekly houswork/ironing and catch up girly talk with my Mum. So Friday will be a chill out/sleep all day I think.

Anyway, sorry for the depressing post, it's not that bad really......hubby should be home soon and I can have a cuddle and an early night.

Hope everyone is ok............love and hugs to all



Sunday, November 06, 2005

Out with the old and in with the new!

Minxy has been spoiled.....Minxy is a very lucky lady!

I got up extremely late (as usual) on Saturday. Just as hubby returned from yet another mammoth shop, cheque stop, post office trip, and goody buying session.

Normally in my "just woke up mode" he would show me any bargains from Tesco. Like 6 eggs for 4pence, with a week to go on the date of course, through the kitchen window. But no, today he came waltzing in and gave me my Christmas present! Before I get told off for accepting xmas gifts a month early, I did try and refuse! Needless to say, his comments did no more than reduce me to tears! He has such a way with words. I blamed it on the "just woke up combined with pmt syndrome" and he was really sorry. He sure knows how to make a girl feel guilty.

Anyway, once I had eaten, read the paper, and woken up I had a play with my new toy. It's something I spotted about a month ago, and have been hinting ever since that it's on offer, and he may need to buy it quick before the price goes up. So he did bless him.

It's a pink.....yes pink! mobile phone!!! Not an expensive one, just a cheap and cheerful camera phone, but........and I'll say it again......PINK!

So, once the phone was charged up and ready to go, I played with every feature I could. Asking hubby loads of times to "look at me" and "smile" so I could test out all of the picture frames, and options.

Last year, in Australia, my cousin, who I met for the 1st time, made me a beautiful phone charm with my name on it, in pink and purple. The phone I had then hadn't got a "hole" on it for it, so it was hung from my handbag so it was always with me. Now it is proudly attached to my new pink phone!

Sis in Law rang, and I told her, but she wasn't impressed. She's not a phone lover, and even the fact that it was pink didn't sway her. Never mind, I'm sure when she see's it she'll fall in love with it.

I don't know what to do with my old phone? It currently has a Winnie the pooh cover on it, featuring Pooh, Tigger and of course Piglet. I used the old sim card for the new phone to keep the same number. SO if anyone knows of a good home for a bruised and batter Nokia, let me know.

That wasn't the only pressy I got!

I was also given a lovely purple Yoropen. These are wicked for left handed people like me, and anyone with writing difficulties. Your fingers rest high up on the ledge of the pen, and it means you have clear visibility for what you have written. It also means you aren't dragging your hand through the ink, like us lefties often do!

And.......another purple pen! this one a multipen, with blue, black, red and green ink. It's a lovely chubby pen, with a rubber grip. As you may have guessed, I'm a purple and pink freak!

So, yes I am spoiled, yes I am naughty for accepting the gifts before xmas, and no I'm not expecting to get other presents on Xmas day. Having a cuddle with hubby will be enough for me!

Anyway..................enuff rambling about it...........here's the photo evidence!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com My new phone!....Did I tell you it was pink??

Image hosted by Photobucket.com My old phone :( seriously if anyone wants it drop me an e mail or comment.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com My schlurple purple pens! I'm catching up with my neice now for purple stuff!!

So that's all from me. I'm off to check my sales on E bay.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Love and hugs from me



Friday, November 04, 2005

New Blankie and Same Old, Same Old.

Sorry I haven't posted for a couple of days. But I've been feeling a little icky, recovering from coming off the steroids I think. Wednesday night I was even in bed for 9.30, and yes I did record Lost!

I was up early yesterday, and tackled as much of the irnoning as I could before Mum got here, which wasn't all that much really. We had a good talk, I managed to do the dusting this week!, and she gave me my newly crochet'd blankie! It's gorgeous. Mainly purple and pink, all squares different and sooooooo cosy and warm. It's over the back of the sofa now, and as soon as I feel cold I can just pull it over me and go into my own world of snuggledom.

I spoke to The bride to be.....and finger's crossed they are still coming over for the weekend. I haven't heard from them yet for direction's, but we'll move the dining room table and change the bed just in case. I'll even put bacon and sausages on the shopping list for tomorrow so we can have hot sandwiches for breakfast :)

It was a bit of a bad hubby day too. I won't go into detail on here, but I definately think it's time he had a severe talking to! I might need the services of Bro and Sis in Law on this one....but I'm sure they'll agree that 14 and a half hours is taking things a bit too far? So dinner was finally eaten at 9.45pm, and believe me, if he had got the lap top out the sh*t really would of hit the fan. It's not me that needs the boxes of choccies as an "apology" for being late.......it's him that needs a kick up the butt for being such a workaholic. If you're reading this, devil keyring owner, please don't say anything. *hugs*

I even had a rant on the Crohn's Zone forum yesterday, which is unlike me. I think it's PMT, but I had one of those days where everything felt wrong. Or I felt as if I'd done everything wrong.

I read Faith and Holli's blog, and I so hope they are both feeling better soon. If you guys want to read a blog that is truly heartwarming, follow the link on the right hand side to Faith's blog. Mom sure is an inspiration to me, and at times like this, when things aren't quite right for them, I wish I could wrap them up in my snuggle blankie and give them a big hug! But for now I'll send the "hug fairy" over in my abscence.

E bay is slowly taking over my life!! AAAaargh. They had a 5p listing day yesterday, so all the items we hadn't sold I relisted. I find myself flipping onto it every 20 minutes or so, and doing the most ridiculous searches. My main fascination at the moment is knitting wool? My purchase arrived yesterday, and it's lovely. I even managed to finish the crochet square I was working on so I could start on the new wool!

Navie Wifie if you're reading this, I found the glue for Miss Crystal as well. But I bet you already have it. I came accross it by accident, and thought, hmmmmm I wonder if Miss Crystal's phone is done yet? If it is, please take a picture for me and send it. I'm still hoping to get the Samsung Pink for xmas of hubby, and I might ask for some advice on how to decorate it :)

Clever Crafting Friend, I've done another square! wooohoooo. My Dad had apparently asked my Mum why she was making me a blankie, when I now knew how to do it myself. Mum mentioned the fact that it might take me 3 years to make mine.....I guess she's about right. I'm on my fourth, and that's more than I thought I would manage :)

Anyway, I think that's me caught up in the land of blog. Here's hoping my visitor's turn up, and we have a wicked weekend. No milk and archer's shots though!!!

Hugs for everyone



Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Me On The "Puter"

Almost as soon as I had uploaded my shameful piccies yesterday the phone rang.

A little voice told me she could see me on the 'puter. I asked her if I looked silly and she said yes! At least my neice has good taste :) They were off trick or treating dressed in their halloween costumes, and pumpkins carved. I wish I was a child again Hehehehehe!

I managed to pop to the local post office and post my 2 completed e bay items. Hubby took it well about the Paypal charges. We learn by our mistakes, and all further items have been amended where they could be.

I did notice that he was up at 5.30 this morning, and I have a sneaking suspicion he left for work by 6am. Need to have serious words I think. He just can't see he's doing to much.

It's a good tv night again tonight, Tuesday's are always good. Holby, Medium, Most Haunted and the Dead Zone. So that's me set up for the night!

I'm off to stir the bolognese sauce....hugs to all