Bye bye 2013….

My last post was my all clear just before christmas, since then, we have had a wonderful christmas, the children were spoilt. We also had a family visit just before christmas, it was my parents and sisters, i cooked a ham and did my famous potatoe salad… oh and i baked some bread, check me out, i did have help from my bread maker and slow cooker though.

The visit was good and for the first time ever I am the same size or there abouts, as my sisters who i openly call skinny lol.


It was really nice and relaxed mum and the girls did the washing up etc which was a grest help, as i was dozing on the sofa. I dont know if i have mentioned my dad before, hes a yorkshire man through and through, with a military man thrown into the mix, hes not one for showing feelingd etc, which for some reason makes my children worship him especially my daughter who recently put a photo of grandad on the fridge and often hugs and kisses it lol. Anyways dad suprised me he wrote something that really choked me up…

Yesterday I drove from Gloucester to RAF Marham to see my daughter Stephanie and my two grandchildren K and D, the usual family safari over Christmas. In the car were A and the other two siblings G and J. What was notable was that after Stephanie had put the dinner on and I was preparing to sleep it off I was struck by the realization that I had all my family together, 3 generations were in one place and I was surprised by the comfort that gave me. It was strange how surprising, fulfilling and reassuring that realization was. As a died-in-the-wool Yorkshireman not prone to sentimental feelings, this realization was a big one.
Hope you all have a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

It was amazing to read.

Then we had christmas and i was throughly spoilt

These are the gifts i got from G, lits of Nivea things as i use it all the time, even on my scars. The second piv is a guardian angel locket.. i havent any pictures as yet but i will. I got G a lovely watch and some clothes.

Ks big gift was an Xbox 360 with kinect, it was a eBay bargain we got back in september and D got a mamas and papas dolls pram, and a ride on tractor both og which were obviously bargains lol. It make christmas extra special if you can get what you want without breaking the bank, dont get me wrong January will still be a skint month lol.

I cooked a christmas dinner with a bit of help

And the end result im told tasted good. image

I hid on the sofa with a bowl of ice cream feeling pretty sorry for my self, remembering past christmass when we all sat together and ate till we couldnt move. It was a odd feeling i was remembering happy times and reflecting on the difference. Realising that making a goal to eat christmss dinner next year may now be beyond me.

That was short lived as before i knew it the children were playing Elefun a daft game where you have nets to catch butterflys which ‘fly’ out of an elephants trunk…

We then lost K for hours to the xbox, which suited me as by then i was exhausted.

Since then we have mainly vegitated and played with the kids toys and everyone else has eaten till they popped lol.

I had a meeting with my nutritionist as im still loosing weight albeit slowly, and the new feed just wasnt working for me, so im back on nutricia and im managing more.

I also saw my peg feeding nurse as the peg needs caring for and i needed a new tip on the tube as the other one was looking a bit old and mucky.

Then yesterday i met my macmillan nurse who is amazing.. she was really easy to talk to and was great with the children. She also want to put me forward to a charity who offer ‘experiances’ like one person loved formula one, they got a family day out and got yo watch the race. Another example is a couple who went on the Orient express, weekends in london and watching a show. You get the picture, now I have to think of something I would really love to do, my first thoughts and something ive longed after is a Gok Wan make over lol Yeah i know its pretty far fetched but that sort of thing.. i thought of a spa pamper day but i dont think my pain would allow. I would love your thoughts on this all ideas welcome.

Still smiling and looking forward to saying goodbye to 2013

4 thoughts on “Bye bye 2013….”

  1. Debenhams do great shopping experiences they work out what styles and colours suit you and bring things to you so you wont get to tired alsoJohn Lewis do them. Good luck and health and happiness for 2014 Gill xx


  2. Hi, I came across your site by chance but 8 weeks ago i underwent surgery to have all of my large intestine removed, well all apart from perhaps 3” to which they attached the small intestine. I had a belly full of golf ball sized tumours. Although they had taken biopsies from most and none was showing cancer, i had some which was too dangerous to touch. Due to their location, size and blood flow through. At the consultation with the specialist, he stated he would rather remove the bowel because there was a high probability that there was cancer within them. Anyway they removed the bowel and the histology showed that i didn’t have cancer in any of the growths and believe me some was really large.
    What i am mentioning now cannot be clinically verified by myself but there is information on the net if it is searched for. Anyway i have had bad sleep problems for around 9 years ago, 6 years ago i was put on to an anti histamine tablet that makes one feel drowsy, or so it should. I have never missed taking it each night and it isn’t even a prescription med here in the UK. It can be bought at any drug store without requiring a doctors approval. The drug, or the anti histamine or what ever else it is, is called promethazine and there is documented sites stating how effective it can be at killing cancer cells. You will need to verify it yourself by searching for it on the net but i believe it may have prevented some of my tumours from turning cancerous. Before and after surgery my surgeon made some radical changes to the meds i was taking but he said i can see you have been taking this for some time, so i would rather not stop it. I am going to continue taking it and the only side effect for myself is that it tends to make me feel sleepy but there may be other advantage. I cant state that it does anything other than what i stated but try searching for its benefits yourself here on the net. You may or may not find it beneficial but read what it states anyway.
    Your in my thoughts and prayers!


    1. Thank you Philip! I will look on the net and genuinely appreciate you taking the time to message me. X Stephanie


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