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21-05-2018, 09:34 AM
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Thanks for your support Twink, I take heart from your own brave experiences. One of our very dear friends is undergoing chemo therapy for breast cancer and it is saddening to see a once fit and healthy woman (she accompanied me on a few of my long distance escapades in the past) deteriorate under the strain of her treatment. With not many family members, Mrs Fox and me do our best to help where we can.
Her problems make mine pale into insignificance......

As for me Twink, I can be up one minute and down the next, I always come bouncing back but it's nice to have a good moan every now and then..... Thanks again Twink, it's always good to hear from you.....
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21-05-2018, 10:39 AM
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If your friend used to run, I suspect she is strong minded so tell her to believe that she will get better.
Some people really suffer badly with chemo, but others don't. Mine was a particularly aggressive cancer, but it formed in a area that is unusual for that type of tumour, so my chemo was really strong and I felt really ill.
However, after 6 months I was feeling much better and determined to beat it. Seven years later I am still here and just have a couple of minor problems, from the chemo side effects.
Your friend will get there but it takes a bit of time!

As for you, positive thinking is good for all of us, so set yourself lower targets and remember, we will have nothing to read if you stop running and abandon "Bob's Bits"
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The final 'Big Push' began on Saturday, with the kitchen fitters due to arrive on Monday morning there were some jobs that just had to be done before one piece of the new kitchen was brought into the empty shell of the echoey, dusty, freshly plastered, what used to be the centre of the house.....One of those jobs was to remove all the flaky old emulsion that still covered the ceiling. Dressed like an extra from CSI I set about sanding down the ceiling by hand.....



I started work after lunch around three'ish, and was determined to finish the task before calling it a day. There was no way I was going to dress up and make so much mess the next day. So I worked into the night, and by midnight I sanded off the last remnant of decaying paint. Dust settled on every flat surface to a depth of around half an inch, and after removing the worst of it, went out into the garage and removed the dust caked overalls and the rest of my clothes before making a naked dash to the house and a hot shower.

I don't even remember getting into bed, but I woke next day with a very painful piriformis, and extremely sore fingers and thumbs, where gripping the sanding block had ripped the skin from my nails.....Mrs Fox had decided to cook her last Sunday dinner in the old faithful and reliable oven, it would be sad to see it go, but go it must, in order to make way for a new state of the art appliance. It was ceremoniously wheeled out to the garage waiting to take its place on the scrap heap. A place where I'm not far off from being dumped myself.

The final job was to remove the sink, this really did mean that the kitchen was well and truly out of action. As I sank into bed on Sunday night, I realised that my work was done, and barring a few bits and pieces of jobs to be done while the fitters installed the kitchen, all responsibility for its construction lay with Matt and Richard....An empty space where the sink used to be.......

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Foxy I have missed so much!
Is that you???
You are getting there.
I'm still coming to the kitchen warming party.
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Yesterday, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Sweetie pie ->
Foxy I have missed so much!
Is that you???
You are getting there.
I'm still coming to the kitchen warming party.
Yep, that's me Sweetie....You will be very welcome to the inauguration of the new kitchen, although I don't know when that will be....Richard (Kitchen Fitter) reckons he will have it done in one week, looks like a lot of work to me though...

You will have to open the champagne yourself though because my thumbs are still so painful after all that sanding....
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Foxy, were you wearing trousers under your protective clothes?
I only ask because when you said you had rushed naked, from the garage, your bottom half already looked naked under those clothes.

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Poor Foxy, you must ache all over.
Don't give up on that piriformis yet, I am still getting twinges too, it seems to take forever doesn't it.
Did your physio give you an exercises to do?


Hey, like the see-through trousers. . .

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PMSL....the Ms Marples strike again...'I see You there shakin' that naked ass'
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