Tuesday randomness

I hate that my blog seems to have taken such a complete back seat at the moment! Some of you know that I suddenly find myself with extremely limited net access, which is the most spectacularly large pain in my arse…but that story is for another day.

I’ve had a lot of lovely emails recently from people who wanted to know how I am doing. I really appreciate these, thank you so much! J

I’m doing fine. I have been really trying hard not to think about the cancer at all, and now that I am feeling so much better, it’s been quite easy to do so! However, I got a letter telling me to come for some scans, and went for those yesterday. I felt very nervous about going. Every time I am forced to think about it all, I get that numb feeling in my arms and legs again…isn’t it funny how you can mostly feel fine, but blind terror apparently still lurks behind every corner!

If the tests show anything that looks dodgy, they’ll call me in very quickly. The next few days are going to be rather nerve wracking as I wait to see if the phone rings. They’ve said if all looks well, I’ll just see my consultant in September as planned.

In answer to a few recent questions- I still do not have “the all clear”, I am not in remission or anything like that. I still feel a bit in limbo as I wait to see if they can find any more of it. I’m not really sure how long you have to go with no evidence of disease before they will say you’re in the clear, I think it may be several years. In the meantime, I’m getting on with it! Time waits for no girl!

My business empire is, in the meantime, going really well! I’ve bought three bundles of clothes so far and all of them have sold for a good profit. I have my toe in the water! I have to say that this has been the steepest learning curve of my life- but a really good one. I’ve learned a lot in the past few weeks and continue to learn every day. It’s been a while since I felt challenged like this, and it’s very exciting! So far I have made almost £400 which is not bad for a week or so’s part time work! It will hopefully let me spoil the kids rotten when we go on holiday at the end of next week.

My pony Morning seems to be responding fairly well to the treatment they’ve given her for the sore muscles. We’ll have to wait a couple of days now that the treatment is finished to see how she does without painkillers. I am going down there tomorrow night to see how she’s coping.

Robbie has suddenly developed an obsession with the horses! Carly (my other mare) is retired but still fine for the kids to bounce around on, and she has recently displayed patience which normally results in Canonisation…Robbie will charge down the field yelling “Hello, Ladies!!” at the horses (which is what he hears me say to them) before insisting on riding Carly. She’s very big compared to him, but he’s totally fearless! He just sits on her back with me holding him by the back and leg, and she potters around the field eating grass while he yells “Hurry up, horsie!” at her- he is the cutest thing! When we’re away, I will definitely pay for him to have a ride at the riding school across the way from our holiday house. They have small ponies there which will be much more fun for him.

Ricky is also doing well. He’s now finished at nursery school and can’t wait to go into P1 this September. Leigh’s daughter, and Ricky’s great amigo, Sophie, is going to be in the same class as him, to both their great excitement! Ricky tells me that he will sit beside Sophie in class. He’s also planning on learning to drive as soon as he’s old enough so he can take her out!!! Is it any wonder that Leigh and I practically have our hats bought already!

Actually, Ricky’s daycare had to have a “word” with me, which those of you who are parents will know is never a good thing. Apparently, there was an incident involving Ricky, “Little Ricky”, and a bunch of six year old girls. I have now appraised Ricky of the fact that “Little Ricky” should remain in Knicker Land at all times unless for scheduled appearances…either way, two small girls practically threw themselves at him on his way out of the daycare last night, so clearly they haven’t been left mentally scarred by this incident. If anything, it seems to have increased his popularity! 😀

I am heading out for dinner with my great friends Heather and Jacinta tonight. I think this will let me blow off some much needed steam! The diet has taken something of a bashing this week. I don’t think I’ve gained any weight, but I’m just lucky about that! Still, I am about 15lbs down on where I was six weeks ago, which can’t be bad.

Oh, BTW there is a password protected post in the pipeline in the next few days. I will be using the same password as last time- if you need it, please don’t feel weird about asking!!! 😀

I had a lot of dreams last night about Donegal- we’re planning a holiday there for three weeks next month (YEE-HAAAAAA!!). You probably won’t remember THIS post, but I can’t wait to get to that beach, go in to the water and do exactly what I described in that post. You’ll think I’m insane, but one of the rocks has a smiley face on it- it’s clear as day- and every time I’m in the water there, I look at that rock and can’t help but smile too. That’s my main focus at the moment. Smile, and the world smiles with you. Stick your grumpy frown on, and that’s all you’re ever gonna get back!!

10 Responses to “Tuesday randomness”

  1. June 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I’m glad you’re doing so well, in general! (By the way, 15 lbs is nothing to sniff at.)

    You’ve got to take a picture of that smiley rock!

    I’d like the password whenever you have a moment.

    • 2 rosalind
      July 15, 2009 at 10:13 pm

      Dear Suzy, Petra is very moved by your pages and especiallx by the marathon run. She thinks this very courageous and far sighted. The children are a dream.She can remember you well and all here wish you well. Love Petra and Peter and Johannes. They will keep in touch with your BLOG. Rosalind

  2. June 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    It’s good to see a post from you show up in my reader! I’ve been missing you terribly.

    I’m still giggling about “Little Ricky” and his increased popularity as a result. Oh dear! 😀

  3. 4 Bernadette
    June 30, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Well done on the success of your business venture, and thank you for that very funny ‘Little Ricky’ story.
    I’d like the password too, if I may.

  4. July 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    You sound very happy, if it’s possible to get that from the written word, which I think it is! I hope you all have a great time on your holiday (I love that you all say “holiday” for “vacation” – it sounds more fun)!
    I smiled about little Ricky too, but Robbie saying “Hello Ladies” to the horses just made my day!!

  5. July 1, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Oh dear gawd, “I have now appraised Ricky of the fact that “Little Ricky” should remain in Knicker Land at all times unless for scheduled appearances…” is one of the funniest sentences I’ve read in MONTHS!


    Your positive attitude always seems to make me smile. I’m trying to learn from you, really I am!

  6. 7 Skry
    July 2, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Sounds like Ricky and Robbie have both been saying “Hello Ladies” 😀

    Hope the business is still going well and that you have loads of nice things planned for your holiday. I was reading about it being a heatwave in SE England and flooding with lightening storms in the north of the country. How is it with you? Is Phil making the most of BBQ weather or are you all in as much rain as we are here?

  7. July 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Good to see a new post here, I was wondering if you were ok too.

    You do sound very happy. 🙂

  8. July 10, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I hope the phone doesn’t ring AT ALL! Or, if it does, it’s because there’s someone on the other end you’ll be happy to hear from!

    I dunno the secret password…

  9. 10 Patricia Watson
    August 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Hi Suzy, I thought of you especially, and life in general, on the 30th July – on that day I was on the ocean, sailing from Padstow in Cornwall – quite a good place for a spot of contemplation! Hope you are keeping well and that the business venture is working out and you aren’t finding it all too exhausting! If possible I would like your bloggy password please, but would not be in the least offended if you’d rather not pass it on! Pat x

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