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Posted 07 Jun 2024 at 09:01

At least you've saved the wine for another day, should last a bit longer until the next booze cruise 😁

Ha ha we just had  a nice Red indoors instead  🍷… 


Thats nice you’re volunteering to help at the Lido Kev. Very thoughtful of you 👍. 

Off to Lakeside soon as the missus is back from having her nails done… oh Joy…. 
Hopefully we’ll be in and out in a flash …!

Have a good day guys, and a cracking weekend 👍

 

Phil

 

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Posted 07 Jun 2024 at 10:29

Phil, I would avoid a quick flash at Lakeside if I were you mate. Might get yourself in a spot of bother 😁

You lot put me to shame with your tales of DIY and gardening. My job list just gets longer and longer. I would get stuck into it this weekend, but I'm off to Twickenham to watch the final instead!

Have a good one guys 👍

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Posted 07 Jun 2024 at 16:08

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Phil, I would avoid a quick flash at Lakeside if I were you mate. Might get yourself in a spot of bother 😁

You lot put me to shame with your tales of DIY and gardening. My job list just gets longer and longer. I would get stuck into it this weekend, but I'm off to Twickenham to watch the final instead!

Have a good one guys 👍

Managed to avoid flashing anyone … 🤣. Ended up buying skinny fit trousers with a fat gut size… how does that work? but they fit better than regular 🤷‍♂️… 

Enjoy the Rugby . Go for it Saints. Been to Northampton many times to see them . Friendly club house too. 

Swapped wardrobe doors and just gotta build the sliding ones now. Job for tomorrow… as we’re both worn out. 

Suns out, glass of Pino Grigio sounds very tempting 😁.

Enjoy yourselves, 

Phil

Edited by member 07 Jun 2024 at 16:08  | Reason: Not specified

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Posted 12 Jun 2024 at 13:56

Hi chaps. Just updated my treatment thread with latest chemo status so won’t repeat it again here. 

Had a great weekend , wedding Saturday fairly local then another on Monday in Hampshire ( 2 hour drive) . 
Strangely enough I was really tired on the Saturday and we left just before 10. 
Drove to Hampshire Sunday to a pretty damn fine hotel , an old Manor House with beautiful gardens. Wedding Monday and it was cracking , and I managed to Dad dance till gone 11. Probably had too much wine too although didn’t get drunk. Detox now till Sundays footie.

The missus drove both ways which was nice as she said I’d get tired… she did a nice smooth journey and actually beat my best ever 50.2 mpg with 50.9.. well impressed with a mid sized SUV Petrol. 

Youngest boy moving Friday so busy day then, but only 1 van load as they’ve stored almost everything to make it easy. They’re moving even nearer to us so only a mile away. 

Take care guys, don’t forget I’m on alcohol free till Sunday so you’ll see me at the bar trying to pick the best low alcohol beer… 

Phil

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Posted 12 Jun 2024 at 19:30

Hey Phil, if there's no room on your drive, you can park that Lotus outside my place 😁

As for alcohol free beer, Adnams Gohstship 0.5% is okay. Also there's a Cobra zero which isn't bad. Think it sets my bladder off though..

We went out Sunday night to celebrate our daughter in law's birthday at a curry house, as I was driving I tried Kingfisher zero? (or 0.5 or whatever was printed on the bottle) it wasn't bad.

Cheers, 

Kev.

Edited by member 12 Jun 2024 at 19:37  | Reason: Added note

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Posted 12 Jun 2024 at 21:02

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Hey Phil, if there's no room on your drive, you can park that Lotus outside my place 😁

As for alcohol free beer, Adnams Gohstship 0.5% is okay. Also there's a Cobra zero which isn't bad. Think it sets my bladder off though..

We went out Sunday night to celebrate our daughter in law's birthday at a curry house, as I was driving I tried Kingfisher zero? (or 0.5 or whatever was printed on the bottle) it wasn't bad.

Cheers, 

Kev.

 

The Lotus is an amazing car , unbelievable handling plus his is a 111S slightly tuned with a factory fit exhaust that’s straight through when you open it up. We kept up with a new Evora when leaving the Lotus factory .  It’s not leaving my drive 😎

I’ll take a look at those beers . Been told not to go zero but 0.5% for better taste… 

Cheers

Phil

Edited by member 12 Jun 2024 at 21:04  | Reason: Not specified

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Posted 13 Jun 2024 at 09:21
Hey everyone! Just been catching up with the chit chat on this thread and enjoyed a few chuckles! You guys certainly have my sense of humour!

Been quiet on here as been a busy few weeks for me and him! No change in the pissy pants department I’m afraid (4 months post catheter removal) and yes Steve is getting frustrated with it…I think he’s a bit drier overnight but there’s no consistency. Second post op psa bloods tomorrow so everything crossed for that…prior to a consult with surgeon in a few weeks (he didn’t get signed off post op as the surgeon was worried about the urethra/bladder join, so wants to see him again to check on incontinence progress in case he has to have another furtle around in there!).

Anyway Steve’s not let things stop us getting out and about and we’ve done a med cruise from Southampton with the youngest and her family, who lives down there….followed by a week in Skiathos with our son and family for a wedding, got back last night. The place was gorgeous and we explored the islands around including the ‘Mamma Mia’ tourist bits on a boat, also Steve went swimming for first time in sea and pool using the new incontinence swim shorts and they seemed to work well (no one stopped us and pointed out a yellow trail anyway!). He did pretty much lay off the alcohol though as it def makes a difference to his bladder! He didn’t mind the alcohol free and found the Greek local ones weren’t bad at all, Alpha and Fix were the brands.

Anyway, better kick him out of bed now we’ve caught up on sleep so he can get the holiday washing done….as the washing machine is in the garage (his idea)…I feel it’s a ‘blue job’ now!

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Posted 18 Jun 2024 at 14:34

Hi Debbie and Steve.

Thanks for the update. I'm sorry to hear that Steve is still struggling with  incontinence. I can understand his frustration, but it's great to see that it isn't stopping you travelling and spending time with the family. Hopefully his surgeon will sort something out for him. I hope the second PSA results were good.

Edited by member 18 Jun 2024 at 20:49  | Reason: Reduce text.

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Posted 18 Jun 2024 at 21:01

Hey up chaps,

Spongebob here, just getting to the end of a fabulous 2 week jolly on the Isle of Mull. Spent the time ambling about soaking in the peace and quiet 😎,spotting wildlife and experiencing the magnificent scenery.

I’ve been waiting the best part of 20 years to be able to go away on a family holiday like this outside school holidays. I’ve spent many a time when I was at work dreaming of it as a kind of utopian paradise. Well it just shows what little I know sunny Jim. Because the place is packed, whereas in the past the one track roads around the island were a delight to drive on not now in June, there’s a car or camper van at every turn making it almost impossible to drive anywhere 😖. Worse than that is that the weather in June is just the same as it always was when we used to come here at Easter and October half term - yes, arctic conditions 🥶.

Still we are having a great time, it’s good to have a family jolly. There is a kind of sadistic pleasure you can get as a dad to wupp the family at scrabble and trivial pursuits 😬. The kids though, aren’t exactly kids anymore. I couldn’t even pass them off as kids when paying for today’s boat trip to Isle of Staffa. Mind you the eldest is 6ft 2. I did suffer a doddery moment though, tripping up whilst stepping onto the boat, nearly falling into the sea, and almost taking the wife in with me. I’m turning into a right old git and I’m only 63 fcal. It was tremendous on Staffa, for getting a geological fix and even better to watch the puffins. I got my old Nikon out the loft for this possibility and got some great photos of the little blighters. They really are the most photogenic of all creatures. 


The impact of PCa treatment never far away though. Sitting in a sun room with a belle view, typing this whilst in the middle of a hot swet, dripping down my face (much as it does when England persisting in passing the ball about at the back all the time). Yesterday morning, when I got up I thought I’d had a relapse back to chemo times, my energy levels totally crashed, so I went back to bed for most of the day much to the family’s delight for getting them out of doing a walk. I blame it on the prostap, but then it could just be down to overdoing it on the fresh air, wilderness walks and the odd beer or two.

Anyway, ramble overwith, carry on, enjoy the footy ⚽️.

Spongebob

User
Posted 18 Jun 2024 at 21:27

Brilliant update Spongebob.

 

Huge welcome to Scotland my man. Enjoy the rest of your jolly.

 

Jamie.

User
Posted 18 Jun 2024 at 21:59

Hi Spongebob. I love your posts. You should have been a writer.

When me and my lads get together we always end up playing Scrabble, it can get VERY competitive. Have you memorised all the obscure 2 and 3 letter words?

 

 
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