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Posted 10 Jul 2024 at 11:04

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

Vern.

User
Posted 10 Jul 2024 at 14:11

Sorry to read that Adrian.  Someone who reaches such a special age gets so much admiration.  Is there still a letter from the King?

User
Posted 10 Jul 2024 at 14:57

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Sorry to read that Is there still a letter from the King?

 Thanks Peter.

She got her 100th birthday card, this January from King Charles and Camilla. She asked me to frame it and give it to the grandkids. Which I've done. Longevity certainly runs in the female side of her family. Her two sisters were 99 and 97 when they passed away.  

Also thank you Nick, Vern,  Phil and both Ians for your kind words.

I don't mind admitting since being diagnosed, I've thought a lot more about my own  mortality. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing.😕

 

 

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Posted 10 Jul 2024 at 18:32

Adrian, sorry to hear of your loss, please accept my sincere condolences.

Thanks Chris 

User
Posted 10 Jul 2024 at 18:40

Thank you, Chris. 

User
Posted 10 Jul 2024 at 19:02

My condolences to you and your family Adrian. No matter how much it's  expected its still a mental shock when we lose a parent

Cheers

Bill

 

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Posted 10 Jul 2024 at 20:05

Bill, thanks mate.👍

Brightening things up, the old gal loved watching the big football matches and she'd definitely be cheering on the three lions tonight.

Are we all sitting comfortably? 🙂

 

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Posted 10 Jul 2024 at 21:03

What a turn around - it’s half time in the footy and it has been a delight 😀. At last we’re having a go âšŊī¸âšŊī¸âšŊī¸âšŊī¸

Fingers crossed 🤞 for a good second half.

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Posted 10 Jul 2024 at 22:08

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

What a turn around - it’s half time in the footy and it has been a delight 😀. At last we’re having a go âšŊī¸âšŊī¸âšŊī¸âšŊī¸

Fingers crossed 🤞 for a good second half.

A cracking first half. Lucky penalty, but they were the better team. 

Not so good in the second half, but what a magnificent winner!

If they play like they did in the first 45 mins they can beat Spain.

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Posted 14 Jul 2024 at 10:53

Well it's going to be a long old day waiting for an 8pm kick off. I wonder why they scheduled the final for a Sunday evening or is this normal tournament procedure?

I can't make up my mind whether to watch it at my local club, they've got a huge screen and covered the viewing hall with St George flags. 

Or ask my daughter if my grandson can watch it at ours and have a sleepover, or watch it on my own. Decisions, decisions. 🙂

The bookies have Spain slight favourites.

Any of you footie pundits prepared to predict the score?

 

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Posted 14 Jul 2024 at 11:09

Tough choices mate. My vote would go for getting the grandson over. If we pull it off, it will be a special night for him to remember!

I reckon we might just do it. 3-2 is my prediction 👍

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Posted 14 Jul 2024 at 13:21

Mmm yes, anything could happen. I think it might be best if Spain score first early on like the Dutch did, then that would spike us into playing properly. On the other hand if it’s an early goal for us when that would cause us to sit back to defend it making for a nervy game, and probably not end very well for us. Or, if neither side has scored by around 60 minutes, then that again likely to make us sit back to go for a draw and penalties - please don’t 😱.

Spain favourites, but all it takes is a VAR decision, someone sent off to change the game.

Here’s hoping we can do it, at last đŸ˜Ŧ🤞🤞🤞🤞

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Posted 15 Jul 2024 at 12:33

Watched the footie round our next door neighbours and downed a few glasses of vino ( not Spanish). Feeling a little weary this morning but I have done the hoovering this morning. 

Think we need a few of the oldies in the team replaced now . The young ones coming in have shown some real promise. 
I think the better team won in the end so no complaints from me. 

 

Grass needs cutting but not sure I’ll get out there before it rains… we’ll see 🤔 Coffee first with maybe a couple of bikkies… 😊

 

Cheers

Phil

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Posted 15 Jul 2024 at 13:22

Yes, very disappointed but most of us probably expected, the better team won. I just wish that we played in an attacking manner, have a few shots, cross over the half way line every now and again with some intent etc. The tone was set from the start when we kicked off, pass back to Pickford, hoofs up field to the Spanish who then kept the ball for the next 10 mins. We only attacked after we conceded, then immediately sat back again once we equalised 🤡.

When, Walker got injured and looked like he was going to come off, it was Trippier warming up to replace him and not TAA - just about sums up our approach. Can’t help thinking if we’d had the Spanish manager in charge and the Spanish team had Southgate then we’d probably have won. 

Not to worry, there’s always another tournament.

Now, time to get that lawn mower out đŸ˜Ŧ.

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Posted 21 Jul 2024 at 22:14

Its a bit quiet in here lately? Honestly, I go away for a few days to get some bits removed, and everyone clears off!

Hope everyone is well (obviously a relative term). It seems I picked a good time to have my op, as I now have several weeks at home and the sun is finally shining.

I had to teach my wife how to mow the lawn with the petrol mower earlier. It doesn't quite have the straight lines I normally cut in, but in fairness she did a grand job. In all seriousness she's playing a blinder. I didn't really realise just how much I'd be relying on her after the surgery.

Cheers all.

Ian.

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Posted 21 Jul 2024 at 22:49

Hi there Ian,

I’m still here, been looking around at other chats on HT as my prostap is giving me grief. I bet you are glad to get the surgery out the way, take care with your recovery and take it easy, enjoy the summer sun.

I really like your line about teaching the wife how to mow the lawn. That is something that I could never envisage happening in my household, if/when I go down that route it would open up a whole set of training courses that need to put together, starting with me drawing out a map with route to the bins highlighted and a bit more complicated will be the instructions on how to get up into the loft.

I’ve been trying to make a concertive effort to get out on the mountain bike. Started over a week ago, short route to start with then making it longer every two days. I was going well until my last outing on Friday which was a nightmare, I just managed to get to the top of the hill when I got severe pain in the lower part of the belly along with a very urgent need to take a dump - without going into detail it was a nightmare 😱! What’s caused that, is it a late impact of radio? Who knows. But it’s put me off going out on the bike.

Oops, sorry about that, don’t think people really want to know about that ☚ī¸. Anyway, on a lighter note I did manage to clip the fur of my two cocker spaniels, giving them short back and sides. Very pleased about that, quite satisfying. Anyway, time for bed, another night being woken by hot sweats on the hour đŸĨĩ

Take care, carry on…

Spongebob

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Posted 22 Jul 2024 at 09:20

Hi Harty and Spongebob. 

It has been very quiet in here. WE NEED NEW BLOOD. Maybe, we regulars are frightening folk away.

Harty, whilst I was recovering from the op, I would not let the wife loose on my lawn. It's sacred ground, far too precious to be used as a practice area by learner mowers.

Spongebob, disappointed to hear that you've had to temporarily hang up your cycle clips. But, its nice to know that your cockers neatly trimmed. 😁

The entire site seems much less busy than usual, which I suppose is a good thing, if it means less people need help.

 

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Posted 22 Jul 2024 at 10:44

Hi guys. I have been following but not posting as I’ve had a busy weekend plus feeling the effects of the chemo quite badly at the moment. Breathlessness, weakness in my legs and still putting on weight round the belly. Oh, plus severe stomache pain after eating , for which I’m taking peppermint capsules. All to be discussed with the chemo team Wednesday. 

So Friday was bone scan day and also my wife’s birthday. We also had a meal and show in the evening. Had to stop 3 times on the hill up to the Cliffs Pavilion from the restaurant I was so knackered. 
Saturday friends took us out to lunch then back to ours for a couple of drinks. I wasn’t too bad just bloated painful stomach.
Sunday was my Xmas present from our youngest which was a day at Brands Hatch watching Superbikes. Was lovely spending time with them and weather was perfect. But I was so breathless when we walked round. Had to stop every 100 yds. Still enjoyed it though. I did also have a fall, going up the steps to our seats in the paddock stand. I just couldn’t lift my leg enough and caught the step.

 

Also my hair has started to come out. Possibly due to me not having the cold cap last time. Will insist this time. Haircut this evening so gonna get it cut a bit shorter. 

Embarrassing story: went to the toilet at Brands but couldn’t get my shorts done up after due to my belly, so had to just do the belt up and hope they didn’t come apart … felt like a right pervert standing there struggling with the buttons. 

Haha, so funny about the grass cutting . I’m the same. No one does it like we do … I should still be ok with the grass cutting . I could always do it in 2 sessions…! 

 

Have loads of jobs to do round the house but get so knackered. We are having all new rads downstairs so all the old ones we took off and now I’m painting where new ones are going so we don’t have to take them off again. Not sure I’ll have the energy today.

 

Blood test tomorrow and chemo Wednesday, then consultant phone call next Tuesday. Get the results of the CT and bone scans, and hopefully a static or reducing PSA. 

 

Hope your recovery goes well Ian. And yes we do really rely on our other halves when we are like that. I do feel like a lazy bugger sometimes but she’s says she doesn’t want me to get ‘knocked out’. 

 

All the best guys, 

Phil 

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Posted 22 Jul 2024 at 11:04

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
Spongebob, disappointed to hear that you've had to temporarily hang up your cycle clips.

It sounds like its a good job you had them on though.......đŸ˜Ŧ

User
Posted 22 Jul 2024 at 11:15
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Posted 22 Jul 2024 at 16:53

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
Spongebob, disappointed to hear that you've had to temporarily hang up your cycle clips.

It sounds like its a good job you had them on though.......đŸ˜Ŧ

Ian- That's so funny.đŸ¤Ŗ

Nick- Billy  at his best. 

Phil- Great to hear from you but sorry to see that the treatment is knackering you out. 

Edited by member 22 Jul 2024 at 18:41  | Reason: Typo.

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Posted 22 Jul 2024 at 17:25

Don’t worry, I’m not beaten that easily, just need to work out why it happened. It was a desperate situation though, ended up having an uncomfortable close encounter with a bunch of nettles on the side of the road. Luckily there was no passing traffic except for a tractor in an adjoining field, hope that the tractor driver was concentrating on his driving rather than taking in the view đŸ˜Ŧ

 
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