Friday, 14 September 2012

Look out Birmingham!

Hello again. Is it really nearly two weeks since we spoke? Gosh time flies. It's been a busy couple of weeks. I had number one daughter here for a week and two graduation ceremonies to attend, my two sons can now proudly add BSc. to their names.

We've pottered in the garden and cleaned the pond, we can now see the fish once more and they seem to be quite content with the new arrangement of plants and fountain.

I tried to get a photo of the fish but they are shy.

Mike got an email from Myeloma UK asking if he would consider doing the patient talk at the Birmingham Infoday on October 20th, the only problem I can see is stopping him exceeding the twenty minutes alloted!

I'm in charge of the PowerPoint presentation.

Oh and yesterday Toni managed to rip the letterbox off the door. The flap is now super glued shut.

Saturday, 1 September 2012


Firstly, thanks to all of you who have stopped by and left comments in our absence. I can't believe it's been nearly two months since I blogged, the time seems to have flown by.

You'll all be pleased to hear that not much has been happening here. Mike has had the odd cold complete with chesty cough but is otherwise in good health. The hospital has increased the gap between appointments to three months (it was every 6 weeks) and life feels pretty normal. In fact yesterday was the first time in weeks that we even mentioned the M word. It's funny how things have changed over time. At the beginning I wanted to know everything about the M word and how to defeat it , but now I'm more laid back. As I said to Mike "I don't have to know how a jet engine works, I just need it to get me on holiday!"

Like Karen and Sandy recently commented, we are still very raw at times about the loss of Sweet P. Like you Karen I had a complete melt down Thursday evening and found myself sobbing just because I remembered how lonely the two Bs would be at Christmas. I guess there are a lot more tears still to be shed and there is no point trying to stop them.

So, it's a new month and I think about time I tried to blog at least once a week again. I can't promise that they will be interesting posts, I don't have Paula's ability to make even the worst situations funny, but I will try and amuse you any way.