1. Rageddy Anne

    Rageddy Anne Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    5,990
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    I had the weirdest dream, more of a fragment really! Three times in one night I dreamt that I could see the prettiest tiny bird I'd ever seen, very colourful, and I was trying to draw Rob's attention to it, but he wasn't paying attention. Three times I woke, frustrated, because the bird was so pretty and I wanted him to see it.

    In my dream I had never seen such a bird. I have just done an Internet search, and found it! It's called a Tangara Preciosa, or Saira Preciosa, and lives in Brazil and Argentina.

    How strange is that? Perhaps not really, because of course I always wanted to share things with him, and the dream is simply reminding me. But I was surprised to find that the bird exists. We liked birds, but were never twitchers or anything like that.
     
  2. Rageddy Anne

    Rageddy Anne Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    5,990
    Cotswolds
    Good suggestion , JM. THANKYOU.. I've been thinking along those lines too, as I'm not sure if what I'm doing by way of stretching etc is right. Asked at the hospital about Physio, but it's obviously not funded by the NHS, and they were very vague. I need to find someone really good. I found someone who helped Rob with his back, but the premises have been altered, the practice has gone, and I have lost touch... Will make some enquiries though....
     
  3. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
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    I’m sorry you have to some ongoing treatment but hopefully, that will then be it. I used to take a friend in to hospital for this treatment and it made her very tired but was successful. It is good that your daughters-in-law will go with you. It’s so nice for you to have their company and support. It’s been a hard time for you and I wish you all the very best for the coming weeks. x
     
  4. margherita

    margherita Registered User

    May 30, 2017
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    Hi @Rageddy Anne,
    the news sounds encouraging.
    The course of radiation therapy is, as they say, "to make sure" after a successful operation.
    The people I know had slight or no side effects.
    Anyway I'm glad you will not be alone.
     
  5. Soobee

    Soobee Registered User

    Aug 22, 2009
    2,734
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    I hope your treatment goes well, Raggedy Anne. I am glad your daughter-in-law will accompany you. x
     
  6. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,586
    West Midlands
    Good news :)

    Radiation therapy.... does that mean you might glow in the dark? :D :D

    My fil had radiation T and he felt a bit weak after each session, but generally felt better a couple of days after treatment.

    Here’s to you getting back to driving very soon xxxxxxx
     
  7. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
    6,119
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    I have just caught up with you Anne and glad the check up went well. Good that you were not alone. Wishing you all the best with the radiotherapy - it can be tiring. Especially the second half..

    All the best for Monday and a good consultation with the oncologist.

    Thinking of you.

    Love
    Loo xxx
     
  8. Amethyst59

    Amethyst59 Registered User

    Jul 3, 2017
    5,738
    Female
    Kent
    The first time I took Mum for radiotherapy we had the misfortune to be sitting opposite a lady wearing a skirt....with her legs wide open. I whispered to Mum ‘that’s what this treatment does to you. Makes your legs fall apart’. She was then called in for her turn and left giggling! I will say the same to you. Keep your knees together.
    And yes, here’s to you driving very soon...and God Bless your dil x x
     
  9. Rageddy Anne

    Rageddy Anne Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    5,990
    Cotswolds
    Amethyst, Will definitely remember you and and mum and why you and she giggled!
    Saw lovely oncologist yesterday. Because my son has invited me to France for Christmas, I asked the oncologist if I'd be able to fly afterwards, and he he said yes, but it would be easier to get an aeroplane.

    Last time I was at the hospital the specialist told me about a patient who had asked if he would be able to play the piano after his treatment. The specialist said yes. The patient said " good, because I couldn't play it before". DaDum!

    It must be an old chestnut of a joke popular with Cancer specialists.
     
  10. Izzy

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  11. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
    3,701
    So glad all is going well with your treatment Anne, and especially glad that you have the all clear to head to France for Christmas.

    Take it easy whilst having the radiotherapy - as Loopiloo says (and as I saw myself when my own Mum had this treatment years ago) it can leave you very tired, so do take care of yourself as much as you can, hun xxxxx
     
  12. Rageddy Anne

    Rageddy Anne Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    5,990
    Cotswolds

    THANKYOU, AnnMac. I can't imagine feeling more tired than I do already. It became part of me before Rob went to live in a Care Home, and continued afterwards. We'll see. If Blue planet can't keep me awake, I can't imagine what will..

    Where do you get your getupandgo? I suspect it's will power?
     
  13. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
    3,701

    Lol Anne - most of the time I feel my 'get up and go' has got up and gone, and that I'm more or less just plodding along :)

    I've yet to see even episode one of Blue Planet - it's recorded, but just haven't had the chance to sit and watch it at the moment!
     
  14. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,098
    Kent
    You've been sorely tested @Rageddy Anne and its nice to know your appreciation of humour is still intact. :)
     
  15. nannylondon

    nannylondon Registered User

    Apr 7, 2014
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    I love that you have kept your sense of humour RA. Xx
     
  16. Rageddy Anne

    Rageddy Anne Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    5,990
    Cotswolds
    Life with Rob was so often a lot of fun. Today an old friend dropped by, and reminded me of something he did many years ago, and I had forgotten.
    We used to look after her very elderly dog sometimes when she went to London for the day. She was rather serious, and used to worry, and would ring us during the day to ask if all was well. He would always tell her to relax and enjoy her day and not to bother with phoning. But she did. One day, when she rang, he said " oh, I'm so glad you rang. Something happened about an hour after you left.She had six puppies"

    She said she never forgot that joke.
     
  17. cuppatea

    cuppatea Registered User

    Oct 28, 2016
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    Hi RA glad to hear your sense of humour is still there! love sillly jokes... How lovely that you have a trip to France to look forward to, excellent motivation. x
     
  18. Rageddy Anne

    Rageddy Anne Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    5,990
    Cotswolds
    Exactly a month to the day after Rob died, his younger sister, in Canada, has also lost her battle with dementia...She too died peacefully. She was a kind and gentle soul; it's such a tragedy...but thank goodness, it's over...
    I'd love to think they're together....they missed each other.
     
  19. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,098
    Kent
    How sad Anne.
     
  20. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Indeed Anne, how sad.
     

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