Wednesday, 25 February 2015

WOYWW 299

A very brief post for WOYWW this week – again, nothing at all on my desk, as I rapidly approach my date for admission to hospital and surgery to remove my large bowel and create an ileostomy.

A picture not of my desk – just so you don’t feel too deprived of visual stimulus. A rare sight – our two girlies together in the same bed! (Taken several years ago.) Beatrice on the left, Phoebe on the right. Both are looking a bit longer in the tooth these days!

Beatrice & Phoebe in Hammock 15 Dec 04

The past few days have been very busy indeed, seeing people, taking phone calls, emails, etc. and fitting in some treats before I go in. Also working hard on getting Mum into respite care – success at last, and she is going in tomorrow.

Some retail therapy in M&S today – new night wear for hospital and also a few pretty things to wear in the spring while I get better – something nice to look forward to.

I wanted to post for this WOYWW just to let everyone know that I won’t be online after tomorrow, until my hubby brings my laptop in to the hospital when I feel up to it (not sure when that will be). If anyone is kind enough to leave me any comments, they may not get moderated or published for a while, unless I get some time tomorrow, so please don’t despair if you check back and they haven’t appeared. I promise every comment is read, and treasured, and will be published as soon as I can. I’ll try and update my Cancer Diary page before I go into hospital – they phoned while we were out today, about one last appointment before Friday, to see the stoma team. Tomorrow is a very heavy day, getting Mum settled, and going out for a meal in the evening, all being well. My hubby has a physio appointment in the morning for his wrist that was broken in October. I have a hair appointment on Thurs. a.m. which I am determined not to miss, so that only leaves Thurs. p.m. for my hospital appointment so I hope they can fit me in then!

By the time I get in, at this rate, I shall be glad of the anaesthetic and a chance for a long rest! (not…)

I shall be thinking of you all. I may be out of sight, but hopefully not out of mind!

Happy WOYWW everybody, and thanks for all the support and encouragement over the past month or so.

Cancer Diary page now updated.

29 comments:

  1. Oh Shoshi, my thoughts and prayers will be winging your way. May surgery go well, and that you recover quickly.
    Judy xx

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  2. I've had it in my mind to catch up with your news for a few days now and so pleased I popped straight on here to 'catch up' as it were - lots has been going on for you I can see. Be assured you will be in my thoughts and I look forward to seeing you posting again very soon. Enjoy your treats and try not to get too stressed over the net day or so - you seem to have loads to do before you go into hospital!! Love, big hugs and lots of good wishes, you brave lovely girl. Cindy xx

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  3. Good luck Shoshi...hope all the arrangements and op go smoothly. Will be thinking of you over the next few weeks. Take care. Sending lots of hugs,
    LLJ 27 xx

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  4. Hi Shoshi, nice to see you here today. I can vouch for your cats looking as gorgeous in reality as they do here. Very happy that things have sorted themselves out. Enjoy your treats, and good luck for Friday. Love & Hugs, Shaz xxx

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  5. New jammies for the hospital is a must! I hope they cover your bottom side as the best thing for you is to get up and walk around after surgery. At the hospital my DH recovered from his bowel surgery in they had a 'sock code; lol. They gave the blue socks first for those who needed nurse watching while walking the halls...then he graduated to the grey socks for walking alone (of course I was there with him and got grey socks right away) As for the ileostomy.... It takes it is fairly easy to get used to so don;t worry. My guy likes to use the paste even now after having it for 9 months...says it makes removal easier.. so I just ordered 5 more tubes for him..lol (stoma care nurses will explain) Shel-PaperOcotilloStudio @51

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  6. I wish you the best with everything you have going on. Prayers for you and your family.

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  7. Shoshi,

    Best of luck and speedy recovery, we will be thinking of you.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda

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  8. Hi Shoshi! I'm glad you've made this week's WOYWW even if you have to miss the big 300. I'll be thinking of you most definitely. Good news about your mum. I bet she will end up liking the care home. Lovely photo of Beatrice and Phoebe - they look so relaxed (and spoiled, LOL!) Best wishes for Friday xx

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  9. You certainly won't be forgotten Shoshi. I will be looking forward to your first post after your op to hear how it went. I am so glad that you managed to get your Mum on respite care. That will be a load of your mind. Good Luck and Best Wishes to you Shoshi.

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  10. I said a prayer for you - I hope everything goes well, and your mind is at ease. Wishing you happiness, bliss, joy, faith, hope and love today! And...two pretty kitties! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #48

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  11. Crossing my fingers that your surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery. Glad to hear your Mum is going to respite. You need the break!

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  12. Hello Shoshi I was pleased to see you had posted today. Glad you got your mum into respite care. Also good that you have some new spring clothes to wear and of course night wear for hospital !Always good to have hair done as well ( well I think so anyway :-) ) Dear Shoshi I send you my very best wishes for your surgery and recovery. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. God Bless Anne x #28

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  13. Good luck and Godspeed to you Shoshi! It looks like you've gotten all the hatches buttoned down properly so you don't have to fret about things when you are in the hospital. You'll be in my thoughts! Judy

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  14. Take care of yourselves - and we'll wait for news - don't fret. Don't feel you HAVE to post. Give N our email and I'll add something to my post if he wants to.
    Love to both
    Margaret #11
    PS Have been to your cancer page and commented there. Thanks for visiting earlier

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  15. I am thinking of you very often. Wishing you all the best for the next days.
    Hugs
    Gabriele

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  16. Hope everything goes well for you, both getting your Mum settled and also your operation and recovery. We will all be thinking of you and sending healing thoughts your way. Take care xx Helen #5

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  17. D-day is approaching! I'm thinking of you and praying for you.
    The daily verse you have on your website is Hebrews 12:1 which ends with "let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." And it continues:"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus." (NIV)
    I'm glad mum is now in respite care. That must be a load off your mind. Enjoy your treats and I'll be looking forward to hearing all your news in a few weeks time.
    Big hugs,
    Lisca#25

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  18. Hi shoshi
    I am glad I managed to catch you before the surgery.... just to wish you well and let you know we are thinking of you and hope all goes well.... I saw that you met up with shaz .... she is an inspiration we could all hope to aspire to
    take care and don't worry about replying ..you have enough to think about
    janet #2

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  19. Hope everything goes well, sure it will. I'm think you will feel more relaxed once all the jobs are done. Just make sure you let everyone fuss over you as much as possible.
    I am sending you both even more big hugs, Angela x 60

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  20. Love your kitties Shoshi! Prayers and hugs for a speedy recovery. Will be thinking of you (and your desk) until you get back online again. :)

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  21. Standing with you Shoshi..May you know God's peace on you and your hubby. x

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  22. Hi ~Shoshi - glad you managed to squeeze in a post here, and we'll miss you while you're away. I'll keep you in my prayers. So glad you got Mum sorted - I hope she settles quickly into her new temp home. You have two verTy contented moggies there! Take care, hugs and prayers. Chris # 21

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  23. Sending hugs and best wishes. Hope everything goes well tomorrow.
    Angela x

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  24. Sending Prayers and Blessings, Shosi! Happy you were able to settle some things, like Mum in her new surroundings, before your rest-up ;-) Kelly #66

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  25. Hello!

    My prayers are with you dear lady, and I will be keeping you in my prayers every day for a successful surgery and fast recovery. I am so happy that you have your journal and also that you were wise to have your retail therapy and hair appointment. I know from experience that this makes so much difference to your hospital stay and mind set. You take care and hang in there your brave woman! I will keep your mother and your husband in my prayers also. Wishing you all good things!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  26. Sorry, Shoshi, to hear from Julia that your hospital stay has been postponed after all your preparations. I hope that there's a bed found for you soon and your much needed surgery goes ahead. In the meantime, I wish you all the best. Hugs, Elizabeth x #76

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  27. Hi Shoshi,
    I've been so absent that I didn't know you were to have surgery. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. I hope the Recovery Unit soon has room so you can have the surgery soon. Oh bless. I bet a new pair of jammies will definitely brighten your hospital stay.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  28. I'm late because well, I can't fit it all in on one day! Please visit my blog and read the comments from your WOYWW Friends after Shaz asked me to include a note about your procedure being postponed...the post is here
    http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/late-but-still-smiley.html
    Really bummed for you, I know what an act of will it is to keep your nerves in check and there dos come a point when you just want to get it over with...but know that there's a lot of us out here pulling for you. Xx

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  29. Hoping things are going better for you. Waiting is hard, so try to distract yourself with fun ideas for being creative. I want you to know, I'm sending prayers and hugs your way. God's Blessings to you

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