I'm interested in conversations about and I want to talk about
Know exactly what you want?
Show search

Notification

Error

A place to have a chat.

User
Posted 15 Apr 2024 at 11:29

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
We went to see the Bayeux tapestry today, if for you gents history floats your boat then I really recommend it.

We went to see that years ago when the kids were little, it's fascinating isn't it. Sounds like you're having a great trip 👍

User
Posted 16 Apr 2024 at 10:21

Hi Guys, Love hearing about all your trips and visits. I think it’s great we are all trying to do our best under what can be difficult circumstances.

We just had a little weekend trip down to visit friends on Exmoor. Bit of a trek from Essex - 6 hours with a quick wee break but we had a lovely time. The village Pub is lovely and we joined the Times Crossword group Sunday afternoon. No teams we all just try to get the answers together - good fun, especially with the amount of alcohol consumed. Saturday we went to see a play in a tiny Minehead Theater and we had such a laugh. Nice Indian in the Taj Mahal beforehand too.

Blood test and Bone scan this week….. 😬. Hoping the drugs are starting to work or i suspect we will be talking about the surgery at my consultation next week.

Talking of the Bayeux Tapestry, we are off on a wine run to Calais soon 😁. Not quite so high brow I’m afraid …! If you pre order over £250 you get the ferry crossing for free. Pretty easy with 2 couples. Nice day out with a nice meal, and tops up the wine cellar for a couple of months. The wine is so ridiculously cheap still over there.

Keep up the stories guys. 👍 Come and join me for a pint. Im the one in the corner nursing a half finished Guinness and a pork pie.

Take care 

Phil

User
Posted 16 Apr 2024 at 12:51

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
The village Pub is lovely and we joined the Times Crossword group Sunday afternoon. No teams we all just try to get the answers together - good fun, especially with the amount of alcohol consumed]/quote]

The Times Crossword group...ooh get you. 😮

I even struggle with The Sun's  crossword. ðŸ˜

Very best of luck, with your blood test and scan Phil. 🤞

 

 

Edited by member 18 Apr 2024 at 09:40  | Reason: Typo

User
Posted 16 Apr 2024 at 16:48

Glad to see the booze cruise never died. Years ago I had a Saab 900 turbo, it had a massive boot which I filled up and drove home with a bottomed out suspension. 

I'll join you for a Guinness or two, we're off to Nor'n Iron this weekend, the Giant's Causeway is next on my list 👍

Fingers crossed for this week Phil 🤞

Cheers,

Kev.

User
Posted 16 Apr 2024 at 17:24

We just having our last night in Montreuil sur Mer. Called in at the British military cemetery at Etaples on route to pay my respects to my great grandad who died there on 15th October 1918. Last night we were in Honfleur and what a fabulous, fantastic spot that is - very Poldark like. We had a superb dinner out, and will definitely go back again sometime.

Very envious of you folk living darn south in Essex, how easy it is for you to nip over here to France - I would fill my boots with it 😬🇫🇷.

Spongebob (on the Leffes again 🍺)

User
Posted 16 Apr 2024 at 17:41

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

(on the Leffes again 🍺)

You're a sponge. Soak it up. 😁

 

User
Posted 18 Apr 2024 at 11:18

we're off to Nor'n Iron this weekend, the Giant's Causeway is next on my list 👍

Have a really great time Kev. Northern Ireland is on our list too 👍. Watch those big steps 🤣 I think the Bushmills factory is somewhere near there. 😁


Have been to Eire a few times as we have friends in Kerry. And Dublin is a really buzzin place. Lovely people. 

Phil

User
Posted 18 Apr 2024 at 13:04

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

we're off to Nor'n Iron this weekend, the Giant's Causeway is next on my list 👍

Have a really great time Kev. Northern Ireland is on our list too 👍. Watch those big steps 🤣 

Hi Phil,

I don't think I could go to the Giants Causeway. The sight of rigid, upright things, all naturally produced, would make me too envious. 😁

Have you had your scan and blood test yet?

User
Posted 18 Apr 2024 at 14:16

 

Have a really great time Kev. Northern Ireland is on our list too 👍. Watch those big steps 🤣 I think the Bushmills factory is somewhere near there. 😁

Good shout Phil. Just so happens we're about 15 minutes drive from there, I'll see if I can get on a tour 👍🏻

 

I don't think I could go to the Giants Causeway. The sight of rigid, upright things, all naturally produced, would make me too envious. 😁 

Maybe they use Invicorp Adrian.. to prevent coastal erosion 🤔 I'll let you know if they sell it in the gift shop. 

Cheers, 

Kev.

Edited by member 18 Apr 2024 at 14:20  | Reason: Added note

User
Posted 18 Apr 2024 at 14:19

I don't think I could go to the Giants Causeway. The sight of rigid, upright things, all naturally produced, would make me too envious. 😁

Have you had your scan and blood test yet?

Hi Adrian. Know what you mean.🤣

But this weekend away as usual at night I tell the missus she knows where I am if she needs me 😉, and guess what , she did 🤪… Made my weekend. 😎

Blood test and bone scan tomorrow. See the consultant next week … 

Phil

 

User
Posted 18 Apr 2024 at 18:09

Blood test and bone scan tomorrow. See the consultant next week

Update, consultation a week Tuesday now … 

Phil

User
Posted 18 Apr 2024 at 18:37

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
But this weekend away as usual at night I tell the missus she knows where I am if she needs me 😉, and guess what , she did 🤪… Made my weekend. 😎

That's lovely mate.👍

The other week, I managed to get two 'jumps' out of one Invicorp jab. I felt like I was a teenager again.

Wow! Wonderful, I thought. 🎆

The wife didn't share my exuberance. 😁

Edited by member 18 Apr 2024 at 19:13  | Reason: Typo

User
Posted 22 Apr 2024 at 09:39

The wife didn't share my exuberance. 😁

Oops, perhaps you overdid it 😳😳🤦‍♀️

Had a lovely day out yesterday up in Town at the Sherlock Holmes Experience. Good show and very nice food. Busy on the tube though with the Marathon on but got a seat 👍. Congratulated many of the runners we saw with their well earned medals. Some of whom were suffering especially getting up the stairs at the tube stations…. 

Hope y’all had a cracking weekend ? 

Phil

 

User
Posted 22 Apr 2024 at 11:06

Hi Phil,

Glad you had a great weekend. 

I love Sherlock Holmes. I thought Jeremy Brett's portrayal of him was the best. I must have watched each episode of that TV series at least 10 times over. I still forget 'who did it' in some of them. I suppose that's one of the rare advantages of going senile.😁

I suppose you know, but in case you don't. The police when investigating serious or complex crimes use a computer system called HOLMES. (Home Office Large Major Enquiry System) but they're still nowhere as good at detecting crime as Sherlock.

We had our usual very uneventful weekend. Pottering about and having a few bevvies in the garden. At times, it was over 80 degrees in the suntrap back corner. 

The grandkids got back from Turkey early Saturday and spent a lot of time here. I watched the footy with my grandson, who got very frustrated with his red devil's performance.

I got a letter from the hospital, to prepare myself for some more drilling out of the main artery to my heart. I think it'll be in the next couple of weeks. It's a strange op. They  go through an artery in your wrist and push some sort of fine tube all the way into your heart then start drilling away at the calcification. Apparently my blockage is in a difficult bit to get to. So it could be a long job. The strange thing is you're awake when they do it. You can see what they're doing on a screen and you can certainly feel them prodding about. The last one I had done was 90 mins, I think this one could be even longer. I'd rather have another prostatectomy! 😁

Is your consultation tomorrow  or next Tuesday?

Edited by member 22 Apr 2024 at 11:09  | Reason: Spelling

User
Posted 22 Apr 2024 at 12:44

Hi Adrian. We also think Jeremy Brett was the best . He was really into the character, warts and all. Yes they’re always mentioning HOLMES on the TV detective series. What a legacy from the stories. 

It’s lovely pottering in the garden. We went out Saturday and got plants for the front and back. Had a nice full English there too 🤪. Just need to find the time to get them in now. Having a proper roof put on the conservatory this week so gotta keep out the guys way… 

The op sounds quite intricate but they do those things all day long don’t they . I remember my Brachy and thinking I’ve got 23 rods stuck in me with radiation flying up them - just hope they poked them in the right places 😳. But good luck with it. Will you notice any difference after or is a preventative op? 

It is weird when you’re awake isn’t it. I had a couple of the camera up the bum jobs and watched it on the screen. Oops here comes another corner 🤣… 

Didn’t have time for watching footie, F1 or the Women’s Rugby . Gonna try to watch the England v France game as that’s gonna be a cracker as France will be dying to stop us getting the Grand Slam. 

My consultation is next Tuesday and wondering if he’ll say it’s time for the op yet ? 😬… Just depends on if the Abi/Dexa/Degarelix Combo has started working or not…! 

Take care, 

Phil

User
Posted 22 Apr 2024 at 13:20

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

It is weird when you’re awake isn’t it. I had a couple of the camera up the bum jobs and watched it on the screen. Oops here comes another corner 🤣… 

😂 Thank heavens, I'm no longer incontinent. I'd have just wet myself.

I remember coming home after having a camera up the jacksie. "They stuck a camera up your bum!", said my wife. "That wasn't too bad. It was the clapperboard that stung a bit" I replied.

As for angioplasty, I'm having symptoms, hopefully the op will help alleviate them. It's the fourth angiogram I've had. It's a doddle when they just pop in for a quick shufty or whack in a stent. It's when they start having to do a lot of unblocking (rotablation) when it becomes less pleasant. Like all ops the risks are minimal, but my cousin had a stroke whilst he was having the same op and never fully recovered from it, and a friend told me, in great detail,  of a relative of his who died on the table. With friends like that, who needs enemies. 😂

 

User
Posted 23 Apr 2024 at 09:26

Adrian, I can’t imagine how a friend could think it was ok to tell you that 🤦‍♀️… 
Im sure it will all go perfectly and you’ll feel the benefits after. 

Phil

User
Posted 23 Apr 2024 at 10:06

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Adrian, I can’t imagine how a friend could think it was ok to tell you that 🤦‍♀️… 
Im sure it will all go perfectly and you’ll feel the benefits after. 

Phil

Morning Phil, 

Funnily enough, he's actually a brilliant mate. He had prostate cancer and has been fantastically supportive but he perhaps would have never got into the Diplomatic Corp. 😁

He bought me a bottle of whisky just before my prostatectomy, saying "You'll bloody need this to cheer you up after the op. You'll be suffering for months." 😁 

But, if I ever needed help he'd be there straight away, he's got a heart of gold.

 

 

Edited by member 23 Apr 2024 at 10:16  | Reason: Additional text

User
Posted 23 Apr 2024 at 11:30

It’s great to have an understanding friend. Especially if he understands what we’re going through as it sounds like he does. Just a bit tactless maybe, but sometimes you need people like that. Not pussyfooting around you. Hope you enjoyed the whisky? 

I’ve got a good friend who always asks how I’m doing whereas most of my other friends kinda forget about it. I can also talk to him a bit about my childhood stuff which is nice sometimes as I still have trouble with it mentally. I only skirt round the edges but it helps me and he only listens and doesn’t judge. 
Actually, I don’t think I really talk to anyone else about the PCa . I think maybe I’m bored with it myself 🤣.. 

This getting old lark is a pain in the bum. Bloody 70 next year OMG can’t believe it .. 

Been outside all morning . Fixed all the washer jets on wifeys Mini as they were all blocked. Had to soak them overnight in Acetone, then lemon juice and then boiling water…. But they work YAY… 

Then took the tank off my motorbike to get to the coils as not getting a spark at one plug. Then I needed coffee 😁… 

Yesterday I popped a tube on my pushbike pumping it up so had to order 2 new ones and that’s this afternoon’s job . Funny when it popped one of the guys fitting our new conservatory roof was walking past me and did he jump 🤣🤣. Was up to over 40psi then so was quite a loud pop.. 

Keep busy chaps , keeps the black clouds away 🙂

Phil

User
Posted 24 Apr 2024 at 11:19

Hi everyone. Following on from Spongebob's French Road trip..

We had a great weekend in Norn Iron with a road trip of our own. 

I have to say that the Giants Causeway is stunning! We visitited on Friday evening and watched as the sun set. The visitor centre was shut so access and parking was free. The coach loads of tourists had gone, leaving maybe only half a dozen people including a pair of newlyweds having their pictures taken. 

A couple of years ago my wife bought me a book called "1001 Drives you must experience before you die" they're all over the world and I'm 60 so probably won't complete the challenge. I think I'll leave it to the kids in my will insisting they each complete a drive from the book before passing it on. We followed the causeway coast and Antrim coast and were not disappointed. 

We were staying in Ballycastle which so happens to be the starting point for both drives in the book. Saturday we drove from Ballycastle to Londonderry or Derry (depending on your persuasion). There are plenty of parking spots to stop and admire the views. The road between Portrush and Portstewart forms part of the Northwest 200 motorbike racetrack, the grandstands and padding are already up, and the grid markings painted. This route is really popular with bikers and the weather was perfect!

Sunday we visitited some waterfalls and a couple of villages on the east coast, another perfect day and the bikes were out in force again, I miss biking.

Monday we drove down the Antrim coast from Ballycastle to Belfast where several motorways seem to converge on one junction. We managed to get around the Crumlin Road Jail and the Titanic quarter before dropping our hire car at the airport. 

I would highly recommend taking this trip, the views alone are stunning, the drives are great and the Guinness is well worth it (when in Rome). We didn't manage to get into Bushmills distillery as we had crammed so much into the weekend, so I bought a miniature bottle in the local Spar. Might drink it or might just keep it as a souvenir. 

Cheers all.

Kev.

Edited by member 24 Apr 2024 at 11:23  | Reason: Punctuation

User
Posted 24 Apr 2024 at 11:58

Northern Ireland sounds like a right good do, I’ve definitely got it on my list. I would love to see the Giants causeway (though not at the same time as a million others 😬). I’ve seen the other end of the causeway on Staffa and Mull, fantastic, 

Interesting reading recent comments, making me laugh, I’ve also had the camera crew up the backside a couple of times whilst watching the show on the telly - fascinating and humiliating at the same time as the camera crew were all nice women. Makes me wonder what drove them into such a career? Is it a genuine real interest in men’s asses? Whatever, I am grateful. It’s good fun being an old man 👨‍🦳

Just been out for a 2 hour walk up the hill with one of my old school mates. It was good to have a good old sober chinwag about mountain bike routes and stuff. For once it isn’t wet.

And this afternoon I’m going to brew some beer (a batch of wherry from Norfolk). This will be my first batch since before treatment.

Gradually getting back to doing more stuff. The dishwasher broke down last week with an E09 error. The wife was delighted because she thought it meant that we’d get a new dishwasher. But a bit of simple googling sorted it, ordered a new heater motor and fitted it on Monday. The hardest bit was getting the dishwasher out of its cupboard and putting it back again. Chuffed with myself for fixing that 😬😬

User
Posted 24 Apr 2024 at 12:06

We managed a trip around the NI coast last year on the motorbike. It is spectacular. Bushmills distillery was on our backup plan for a rainy day. Amazingly we had four sunny days in a row. 

Last weekend I was in Galway and did a few bike trips in to Connemara and up to Westport, again the scenery is amazing. The nightlife in Galway is hectic.

Dave

User
Posted 24 Apr 2024 at 12:15

Wow, lovely to hear you guys are all still getting around 👍. 
N.Ireland is seriously on our list . Kev, your trip sounds fantastic. I’m right jealous 🤣. 
Dave, great to hear you’re still using the bike. After a good few years break my little Kawasaki 350 feels too heavy for me now to manhandle around. So it’s gotta go and put the money in the holiday pot. This bloody HT has taken its toll after 6 years… 

Take care guys

 Phil

User
Posted 24 Apr 2024 at 12:27

Hi Kev,

I'm glad you enjoyed your tour of Northern Ireland. My younger brother was an RMP and did nine years over there during the troubles.

I remember going out with him when he was on leave. We were pub crawling along Freeman Street in Grimsby, when a passing car backfired. He instinctly dived for cover in shop doorway.

I've only been there was once. Was flown in a Hercules from West Germany to Portadown to give evidence in a Court Martial case.

He did 17 years in the Army, half of it dodging bullets in NI. I only did 3 years, almost, drinking, smoking and sh*gging myself to death in Germany. "That's the luck of the draw" I used to tell him. 😁

 

Edited by member 24 Apr 2024 at 12:42  | Reason: Typo

User
Posted 24 Apr 2024 at 12:39

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
We managed a trip around the NI coast last year on the motorbike. It is spectacular.

Hi Dave.

Just a brief aside. I was showing my wife one of your posts the other day.

She misunderstood your username. "Poor Dave!", she said, "Diagnosed with PSA of 2018"

Bless her.

 

Edited by member 24 Apr 2024 at 12:51  | Reason: Typo

User
Posted 24 Apr 2024 at 13:20

I had the camera up my bum 6 months before my PCa diagnosis, funnily enough they were all women too, they were all complaining about the traffic on the A1 and I pleaded with them not to take it out on my bum. Weird to think that the camera nudged past my cancerous prostate on its journey though. 

Also, I had bowel cancer screening last year, it was a DIY job where you dip a stick in your poo, pop it in an envelope and post it to the lab. Hilarious to think of my poo going Royal Mail. 

Dave, I reckon you did page 372 of my book last weekend, well Galway and Lough Corrib 👍🏻

Phil, if you're still struggling with the motorbike, my Mrs says you can have her old coil as she doesn't need it anymore 😁

Adrian, my brother in law was an RMP, did Germany NI Aldershot and the Falklands. We drove up the Shankill and down the Falls road Monday.. fascinating to see all the murals barriers and walls are still there.

Cheers everyone. 

Kev.

Edited by member 24 Apr 2024 at 13:25  | Reason: Added note

User
Posted 24 Apr 2024 at 13:36

Phil, if you're still struggling with the motorbike, my Mrs says you can have her old coil as she doesn't need it anymore 😁

 

Kev, that made me laugh , 🤣🤣. 


This really is like being down the Pub 👍

 

Phil

 

User
Posted 24 Apr 2024 at 18:07

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
 The dishwasher broke down last week

So did mine. A new pair of Marigolds cheered her up.

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 10:39

Hey Kev - same here with the poop in the post! Very strange! However, far preferable to the camera up the bum they did the previous time - that was horrible! Four or five in the room, them filling you with gas and the camera and you trying not to fart until the pain means there's no choice!!!🤣

On a happier note, just had the oncologist call, PSA still less than 0.1.  Panic over for another 3 months.  It's horrible the period between blood test and results!😬😬

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 11:02

Morning guys. ForestJohn that’s great news on the PSA . We are all hoping it stays that way for years , or for ever.. now that would be a result wouldn’t it 👍

I did the poop test a few weeks ago and all came back ok. I must remember to tell my consultant at least I haven’t got bowel cancer 🤪. 

Im knocking off tiled skirting in the conservatory in readiness for the plasterer. Then I need to get all the floor tiles up as they are a strange pink colour 😬… running laminate through from the kitchen as we are also making the opening bigger from the kitchen so it’s like one room. Much warmer in here in the evening now the roofs done.  Big difference, the insulation must be 300mm thick . 

So onwards… with my trusty hammer and chisel. 👍

take care guys

Phil

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 11:17

John, Great news about your PSA. Long may it continue. I've just had my 3 monthly check, hopefully I'll get the results tomorrow.

Phil, you're a grafter mate. I'm just sat on the bench in the corner of the garden having a cuppa. I try not to have a beer until midday.😁

The Robin chick's have fledged, so I trimmed the hedge they were nesting in. Although I say it myself the garden"s looking fab.

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 11:35

Enjoy your cuppa Adrian. I do also like to sit in the garden with a cuppa ( or a glass of wine) … ! I’m just not good sitting around much. Plus I’ve always got my jobs list. 

Done one wall, the one he’s plastering and the tiles come off pretty easy so going do all round now. 

Once I’ve done that I’ve got a remote wireless light switch to put up in the summerhouse so we can switch the outside lights on without traipsing up there. 

No peace for the wicked 🤪. I must’ve been pretty wicked.  Funnily enough one of my girlfriends at school told me I was too nice once 🤷‍♂️🤔 I seem to recall thinking you really don’t know me 🤣

Phil

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 12:22

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
  Funnily enough one of my girlfriends at school told me I was too nice once 🤷‍♂️🤔

Lots of girls used to say that to me. It was a polite way of saying "You're OK, but you've got no chance of getting your leg over"

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 12:26

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
  Funnily enough one of my girlfriends at school told me I was too nice once 🤷‍♂️🤔

Lots of girls used to say that to me. It was a polite way of saying "You're OK, but you've got no chance of getting your leg over"

🤣🤣 I was in the 4th year and she was in the 5th year and hot so I just counted myself lucky … 😉

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 13:50

Seeing a low PSA result is always welcome news and worth celebrating. 

As for birds.. I just checked the nestbox camera and it looks like we've got at least eight eggs, which is about average for bluetits. 

Hey Phil, your ex girlfriend lost out on a DIY God, I bet she rues the day she said you were too nice 👌🏼

I too have to play with lighting, my mums outside security light stopped working and it's not the bulb, if I can't fix it I'll have to fit a new one and hope the holes line up.

Cheers  

Kev. 

Edited by member 29 Apr 2024 at 13:54  | Reason: Punctuation

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 15:03

Hey Phil, your ex girlfriend lost out on a DIY God, I bet she rues the day she said you were too nice 👌🏼

I think that was the last thing on her mind, it definitely wasn’t on mine 🤦‍♀️😳… 

Off to do the light switch now as I got all the silly skirting tiles off. Hopefully it’ll be easy. 

My outside lights worked forever in our old house and seem to be ok here. But over at my MiLs she seems to put the Hex on them  ðŸ¤·‍♂️… 

Phil

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 16:20

Ok so light switch on and all works . 3 gang 1 way , and looks cool is glass . 
But nowhere on the box or instructions does it say what battery the remote needs. So onto Google and it’s a weird size I haven’t got so onto Amazon for delivery tomorrow. So I can’t show off to the missus now when she gets in … 

Phil

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 16:48

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

I did the poop test a few weeks ago and all came back ok. I must remember to tell my consultant at least I haven’t got bowel cancer 🤪. 

They sent it back!!!! Why?🤔  🤣

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 16:50

They sent it back!!!! Why?🤔  🤣

🤣

 

 

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 16:54

My doctor wanted me to provide, urine and stool samples. I just posted him my underpants.

Edited by member 29 Apr 2024 at 19:30  | Reason: Additional text

User
Posted 29 Apr 2024 at 21:13

😂

User
Posted 30 Apr 2024 at 11:36

For me, summer is officially here. ☀️

I'm frightening the neighbours, and putting on my shorts! 😱

The fridge is packed with beers. 🍻

 

User
Posted 30 Apr 2024 at 11:45

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

For me, summer is officially here. ☀️

I'm frightening the neighbours, and putting on my shorts! 😱

The fridge is packed with beers. 🍻

 

It is definitely warmer now although my shorts are still sitting comfortably in my drawer. 
Garage Fridge is packed with beer (Spitfire and Moretti) and Prosecco always. Unfortunately run out of white wine hence the Booze Run in a few weeks. 
Sat in summerhouse till 7.30 last night and had too many strong G&Ts. 🤪

User
Posted 30 Apr 2024 at 11:57

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Sat in summerhouse till 7.30 last night and had too many strong G&Ts. 🤪

Good lad Phil, that's the spirit! 

I wanted to keep some chickens in the back garden but the wife wasn't in favour.

To defy her I'll have a few Old Speckled Hen. 

 

Edited by member 30 Apr 2024 at 12:01  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 30 Apr 2024 at 12:09

My missus would have chickens if we had a big enough garden… luckily we don’t.

Old Speckled Hen , another cracking Ale 👍. 

User
Posted 01 May 2024 at 05:47

Another poor nights kip, just keep tossing and turning. After getting my great PSA result today, I thought I'd sleep like a log; but I'm afraid that was very much offset by Phil's bad news.

I hate this disease, it's so unfair.

Edited by member 01 May 2024 at 05:53  | Reason: Additional text

User
Posted 01 May 2024 at 09:31

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Another poor nights kip, just keep tossing and turning. After getting my great PSA result today, I thought I'd sleep like a log; but I'm afraid that was very much offset by Phil's bad news.

I hate this disease, it's so unfair.

Morning Adrian. So sorry my news upset you last night 😢. Especially when you should be celebrating your good PSA result. Brought a tear to my eye. 

I’ve got my Degarelix injection shortly and badminton later. I know some one will ask how I got on and I’ll have to tell them … 🤷‍♂️Maybe I should take biscuits for tea break 🤔

Not sure why they stopped the Abi but not the Degarelix. Wish they changed the steroid back to Prednisone yesterday as well, the Dexamethasone is blowing me up like a balloon. Imagine Michelin man prancing round the Badders court. 😁

I fitted a snazzy remote light switch in the summerhouse and I couldn’t stop playing with it. Like a kid with a new toy. 🤣 Bet the neighbours wondered what was going on.

If I make it to the Virtual Pub mines a double scotch 😁. 

So Adrian I’m telling you to have a good day today 🤪. No worrying about other people , sometimes you gotta concentrate on yourself. You can’t save someone if you’re drowning yourself. 

Take care 

Phil

User
Posted 01 May 2024 at 10:29

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Morning Adrian. So sorry my news upset you last night 😢. Especially when you should be celebrating your good PSA result. Brought a tear to my eye. 

Yesterday, just emphasised the up and downs of this disease. Someone gets good news, someone gets bad news. I just wish, especially after the past few weeks, when I've got to know you, that we could have both got good news. 

Maybe it's why there hasn't been a chat area before?

Here, you actually get to know the people. How the disease impacts them and their  loved ones. Rather than just knowing their cancer staging, PSA levels and treatment plans.

Honest mate, if I'd lived nearer, I'd have dragged you out for a real pint last night.

I've often been accused of being too caring, but I'd rather be that way, than not caring enough. I will heed your advice though, and tilt the balance a little.

 

Edited by member 01 May 2024 at 10:35  | Reason: Additional text

User
Posted 01 May 2024 at 10:33

I have to say, the thought of Adrian in shorts slumped on his garden bench after a few speckled hens gave me a poor night's sleep too.

I'm surprised you didn't attract the attention of the emergency services flashing your light on and off last night. 

I fixed my mum's security light. After checking the wiring and testing with a multi meter. I took it down and wired up a plug to bench test it. That's when I realised the halogen bulb wasn't seated properly. Wish I could blame someone else but I changed the bulb the other day.

Still, it kept me busy for an hour or so. 🤣

Cheers, 

Kev.

User
Posted 01 May 2024 at 10:46

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

I have to say, the thought of Adrian in shorts slumped on his garden bench after a few speckled hens gave me a poor night's sleep too.

😁 It got worse Kev, I went topless!  

It was only when, the wife shouted from the kitchen, "Marie (her mobile hairdresser) has seen enough!" That I sprang to life and covered up.

 
Forum Jump  
©2024 Prostate Cancer UK