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5001.   Five thousy! Did I get it? ;o)

          Thanks to all my special new friends on here who have kept this thread alive and made it such a special thread :o) I hope I haven’t missed too many in thanking the following: Paulaxx, bogeyi, Landylass, Joystik, Kelsall, Maewest, Dize5, Boop2, sunbeamnz, meridian1, janetmk1, kiwikaz3, globalandworlds, yawhat, justbrowsing99, persioux, cole2, icarus1989 plus all the awesome people who pop in and say hi from time to time :o) *Waves* to all the lurkers too. I love the support this thread has created for us all. Five thousand posts wow! Half way to the record perhaps??? Hugs to everyone battling this monster – WE WILL WIN!

soniat-d (153 )    9:33 pm, 14 Jul

 5002.      Hi Sonia

          This thread has grown alot since I last checked it out. Haven't had much of a chance to be on the computer these holidays. Have spent the last little bit going over the last few pages catching up. Alot has been going on. Nearly 5000.

nztrader2004 (490 )    9:33 pm, 14 Jul

 5003.      ;...


player276 (47 )    9:33 pm, 14 Jul

 5004.   OK I missed by one

          But got it too! Thanks everyone :o) (((((hugs)))))

soniat-d (153 )    9:34 pm, 14 Jul

 5005.      wooo hoooo!!!!!!

          go sonia, go sonia, go sonia!

meridian1 (294 )    9:34 pm, 14 Jul

 5006.      wahoo sonia

          hands out balloons and party streamers. You go girl....thanks sonia for your support, this thread ROCKS

bogeyi (484 )    9:35 pm, 14 Jul

 5007.   *Dances around on the table*


soniat-d (153 )    9:36 pm, 14 Jul

5008.   Party

          YAY Sonia - I just walked back into my office and Your photo Sonia was on my screen - timing ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))) xxxxxxxxxx

paulaxx (77 )    9:36 pm, 14 Jul

 5009.   You go girl!!

          Well done Sonia. This is such a wicked thread. Thanks soooo much for starting it.

maewest (76 )    9:37 pm, 14 Jul

 5010.      Sonia

          I have just looked at your web site and i have to say it is wonderful you have a beautiful family your daughters are just so beautiful and you looked stunning on your wedding day. You are a very strong and beautiful woman your husband and girls are blessed to have a mum and wife like you. Good luck with everything i will keep reading your thread it has taken me 3 or so days to get to the end. You are right life is short and it makes me enjoy my girls so much more. Brooklyn 4.5 Jordyn 3 and Riley 4 months. Love to all your family

jessikah1 (41 )    9:37 pm, 14 Jul



paulaxx (77 )    9:37 pm, 14 Jul

 5012.      Cancer sucks big time!!!

          Sorry to hijack, my Nana found out she had cancer sometime last yr, she has it in her lymph nodes, ovaries, something in her spleen and has a growth in her stomach which cant be taken out, shes had 2 lots of chemo and man shes amazing, doesn seem to get too upset etc, shes a mighty strong lady!!Now please pleae excuse me as I dont want to offend anyone, but what I'm struggling with is why do itty bitty kids get sick with this monster??why do they have to suffer so much in such a small lifetime???I know its sad all round whichever age ppl get it, but well I'm rambling now :) just rips my heart out thats all!!Thanks for letting me get that off my chest!!I must go blow my nose now lol very emotional day today :)

pixie810 (87 )    9:39 pm, 14 Jul

 5013.      Thanks jessikah1 ;o)

          Yes I can imagine it would take 3 days to get through this thread ;o) Thanks for the complements and kind wishes ;o) All the best to you too ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:40 pm, 14 Jul

 5014.      hi pixie810

          thanks for the post, that is a question I ask myself sometimes and I cant answer, but I do beleive that in my sons case he is here to teach us something compassion,strength,laughter and alot to do with his disease.Hes a magnet and adults love him he has taught them alot sometimes without even opening his mouth or meeting them personally.

bogeyi (484 )    9:44 pm, 14 Jul

 5015.      Sorry to hear about your nana pixie

          Its an unfortunate fact of modern life that a huge perecntage of us will eventually die from this monster. Why some get it and some don't is beyond me, glad to see there are researchers trying to find the answers. Living and eating healthily is a good start but sadly no guarantee. Its a case of appreciating your health while you have it, and not taking a single day for granted ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:45 pm, 14 Jul

 5016.      thanks

          and sorry again for hijacking!!I'm planning on going to visit her soonish (she lives in lower hutt) in case her time runs out, but thanks for ur comments, I just know of a couple of dear wee souls who have been inflicted with this horror and it really sucks, I hate it, but I've turned into a major emotive person lol could be the gettin older thing and tryin to work out why theres so much horror and disaster in the world!!Anyway thanks and nite all!!By the way, I think this is an excellent thread too!

pixie810 (87 )    10:03 pm, 14 Jul

 5017.      WTG Sonia

          A very deserved 5000 :)))

janetmk1 (38 )    10:08 pm, 14 Jul

 5018.      Nite nite everyone

          I have a 7am start tomorrow, so had better hit the hay. I asked a question in the computing threads about my disc drive and someone suggested tigerbalm for my knee lol.

maewest (76 )    10:10 pm, 14 Jul

 5019.   Thanks again and 'Night all

          I'm signing out too - still can't believe what this thread has achieved for us all, its very very cool :o) xoxoxoxoxox

soniat-d (153 )    10:14 pm, 14 Jul

 5020.      nite you guys :))

          hey meridian, i have just been reading that thread but missed yours,.... whats wrong with your hd?

janetmk1 (38 )    10:17 pm, 14 Jul

 5021.      whoops I mean...


janetmk1 (38 )    10:18 pm, 14 Jul

 5022.      Nite nite everybody ...

          ... I'm calling it a night as well. Janetmk1 - you had me confused for a minute LOL. Congratulations to Sonia and all the rest of the 'Cancer Sux' contributors! Next stop 10,000. Joystik - missed you tonight :-(

meridian1 (294 )    10:23 pm, 14 Jul

 5023.      I'm still lurking

          Janetmk1, I whacked the open disc drive thingee with my knee and now it won't go!!! Oh gawd!! My nickname is 'spiller'! Not 'wrecker'!!

maewest (76 )    10:24 pm, 14 Jul

 5024.      Night Night

          Everyone, time I went to bed too. Way to go Sonia you are a very Special lady. Bogeyi well said about Ryan. I am sure you are right Josh has taught us so much and still is as well. Love and hugs everyone xo

paulaxx (77 )    10:25 pm, 14 Jul

 5025.      LOL

          sounds like something I would do...hehe. SOunds like you have broken the tray...Are their any bits inside?

janetmk1 (38 )    10:26 pm, 14 Jul

 5026.      Don't know Janetmk1

          Í have pushed the tray thingee in as far as it will go but it's not 'grabbing. My guess something inside is broken. Not to worry, they are not too expensive now. They told me on the computing thread they are easy to install yourself...yeah right!!

maewest (76 )    10:29 pm, 14 Jul

 5027.      It sounds like its a bit...

          had it ... I am installing one tomorrow on my sons...its not too hard, you just need to get it plugged in correctly.. Hopefully we can help :))

janetmk1 (38 )    10:32 pm, 14 Jul

 5028.      I'll remember that

          thank you. Does it matter what kind you buy? Dick Smith's okay? Its an HP Pavillion

maewest (76 )    10:38 pm, 14 Jul

 5029.      yes...

          dick smiths will be fine as long as you keep the warranty just in case :))

janetmk1 (38 )    11:21 pm, 14 Jul

 5030.      Maewest...

          as long as its not the slimline desktop computer you have.

janetmk1 (38 )    11:23 pm, 14 Jul

 5031.      WOW

          We will have no trouble getting to 10,000. When this thread started, there were a certain amount of contributors, but now we have multiplied and grown, there are so many of us. We are unstoppable. Go CANCER SUX. (Good to have the evil devil face at the beginning of it, it makes it easy to find when scrolling down). SWORDS HIGH!!!!!

dize5 (467 )    11:54 pm, 14 Jul

 5032.   Good morning ladies......WAHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

          SONIA YOU ROCK...Congratulations on getting the 5000 in this thread. I am the first poster of the new day. Been so busy doing all sorts todat that I never did get back to have a chat. I'm so pleased that I am so well, and able to be out and about doing all sorts of stuff. Anyway I'm off to bed now, and will be back to see you all in a few hours time....Sweet dreams and Nite Nite everyone....XXXXXXX

joystik (283 )    12:12 am, 15 Jul

 5033.      I just wanted to say Hi and Thankyou!

          Congrats on getting to the 5000. I've been reading since about 2500 somewhere. The reason is not because I suffer from this horrible illness but to try and understand my how my sister feels a little more. My sister is Meridian1 by the way. I still feel you can't fully understand unless you have been through it yourself. I am just so greatful to you all for the support you gave her in her last scare. I was scared so I could never imagine how she felt and in reading this, I now have some idea. You are a bunch of lovely, supportive people. Each and every one of you is so very unselfish. Willing to support others when you are hurting so much yourselfs. All I can say is, thank you all so much for a million things and - ROLL ON 10000!!!!!!!!!!

lurene (324 )    8:23 am, 15 Jul

 5034.   Awww thanks Lurene :o)

          Yes we were so thrilled for Meridian1 when the results came back - with my history, I couldn't help to expect the worst, but I know I am the exception and try to keep some perspective ;o) Its so cool for her, and she is such a honey. I really hope you both celebrated the good news - its truly worthy of celebration! Thanks for posting :o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:01 am, 15 Jul

 5035.   Thanks again everyone :o)

          Its true what Dize5 says about the angy red face (hey, its certainly how I felt at the time!) certainly does make it easy to find! You guys will have to keep it rolling while I'm in Fiji - not sure if I'll be able to log in while there or not LOL

soniat-d (153 )    9:06 am, 15 Jul

 5036.      Morning

          Hope everyone had a good nights sleep. Thinking of you all with love as a wee one with this terrible disease loses her battle. Wont say names cos if this thread got voted off cos I did - just dont go there!!! Anyway I have lit a candle for her and her family. She is unconscious now, what a fight she has put up. now it is nearing the end. I am going to give my darlings extra cuddles today. Love to you all xoxoxoxoxoxxox

paulaxx (77 )    10:33 am, 15 Jul

 5037.      Fiji

          Good luck and enjoy the moments , this thread is so great at getting people to think and bond with others, all the best

kgn (26 )    10:37 am, 15 Jul

 5038.   Yes I know Paula its just awful

          I just sooooooooo feel for her parents watching her slip away like this. Nothing is worse than that IMO. How are you and Josh this morning?

soniat-d (153 )    10:38 am, 15 Jul

 5039.      I certainly will Kgn ;o)

          Thanks for posting :o)

soniat-d (153 )    10:39 am, 15 Jul

 5040.      morning all

          my thoughts are to with the family, I was lucky and got to spend time with mum and dad while they were in starship...a sad day.

bogeyi (484 )    10:41 am, 15 Jul

 5041.      Hey Sonia

          Still coughing my sweet but I am hearing of so many with this bug, I guess its one of those that hangs on in. I am feeling sad, as so many people are, I can remember standing under a tree talking with C******'s mum about our darlings. Not fair. We looked up at the hospital knowing our babies were in there. You were so right hun it does SUCK!!!! Anyway trying to lift my mood, 10 sleeps to go... cant wait. xo

paulaxx (77 )    10:42 am, 15 Jul

 5042.      Hey Bogeyi

          How are the men in your life???? Feeling better??

paulaxx (77 )    10:43 am, 15 Jul

5043.      Sonia

          What did Brent think when your thread reached the big 5000??? You are an inspiration :o)

paulaxx (77 )    10:45 am, 15 Jul

 5044.      hi paula

          hubbys better, kids are good. What about your family.

bogeyi (484 )    10:48 am, 15 Jul

 5045.      Bogeyi

          Wow, he got over that quick! What did you do to him??? LOL. We are still coughing and spluttering. Cool, that we both got to meet Toni and Carl and bubz.

paulaxx (77 )    10:53 am, 15 Jul

 5046.      ha ha paula hes not over it

          but he not Yep Ryan and I still coughing but dont feel sick just cant shake it, seems alot of people cant shake this nagging cough.

bogeyi (484 )    11:20 am, 15 Jul

 5047.      Yea

          feel ok too, just the cough. Doing anything special today? Chris is out shooting, Josh on PS (giving that a go for a change) a PS1, it was given to us years ago. Cant believe the holidays are over again. Have a good day :o)

paulaxx (77 )    11:25 am, 15 Jul

 5048.      Hi Paula :o)

          Brent was amazed - he said "Didn't it just reach 4000 the other day". I said no, not the other day, but it was (whatever date it was - I looked back) and he said - wow thats that didn't take long! He hasn't read it of course ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    12:03 pm, 15 Jul

 5049.      Sonia

          He would need a LOT of spare time to read it if he was going to. ;o).Off to make the kidlets some lunch now. Hugs to you and your darlings

paulaxx (77 )    12:06 pm, 15 Jul

 5050.      Sonia

          I tried to buy some of those wrist bands the other day, would like to wear some to support you fab women, how do I go about getting them?? Sonia did you have pain in your boobie before you went and got it checked??

paulaxx (77 )    12:08 pm, 15 Jul

 5051.       paula we are off to lunch

          taking kids to old McDonalds farm.....yummmmmmmmmm

bogeyi (484 )    12:19 pm, 15 Jul

 5052.    Bogey

          Enjoy ............. Is Dad going too??? Have fun. Catch ya later

paulaxx (77 )    12:30 pm, 15 Jul

5053.    I'll give you some when you come up here ;o)

          I still have spares ;o) I order mine in lots of 10s from the american breast cancer website (thebreastcancersite dot com) when I can't get them here. Breast cancer week/month is coming up very soon (I know that because it came up right when I was first diagnosed!) so they should resurface in shops then. My m-i-l and s-i-l wear theirs all night and day (in shower etc) and they fade to white really quickly. I put mine on after shower and take off before bed and they last much longer ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    12:39 pm, 15 Jul

 5054.    Sorry, that last message was 4 Paula ;o)


soniat-d (153 )    12:40 pm, 15 Jul

 5055.       Thanks You BIG

          Sweetheart!!!! I want to support the cause tho, so we will work something out! YAY xo

paulaxx (77 )    1:00 pm, 15 Jul

 5056.    Found this on The Breasct Cancer Foundatn website

          PRODUCT: Pink Ribbon Wrist Bands COMPANY: NZBCF You can purchase one of the fabulous new pink ribbon wrist bands and help support the Foundation whilst raising awareness of breast cancer. The bands simply state ‘share knowledge spread hope’ and sell for a donation of $3. The bands are available from the Foundation, a minimum purchase of 5 bands. For further information call 0800 902 732.

soniat-d (153 )    1:06 pm, 15 Jul

 5057.       I am going

          to Helen Brown's one-woman show tonight called "A Slice of Banana Cake". For those who do not know, she is a famous NZ newspaper columnist, writes a monthly colum for "Next" magazine and has written books. She currently lives in Melbourne but comes back to NZ often. She is hilarious. She is donating most of the proceeds of her show to Hospice. Should be a good night. My middle daughter is coming with me. Has anyone seen this show? She did it in NZ last year too.

dize5 (469 )    1:24 pm, 15 Jul

 5058.       Sonia

          Thanks for the phone number will phone and order some. Great ;o) xo

paulaxx (77 )    2:15 pm, 15 Jul

 5059.       Have a great Night Dize5.

          Sounds like it will be fun.

paulaxx (77 )    2:21 pm, 15 Jul

 5060.    Hi Dize5

          Nope never heard of her but then I often feel like I live on a desert island (with a computer LOL) - I never know about what's hip and happening these days! Hope you have a great night :o)

soniat-d (153 )    5:05 pm, 15 Jul

 5061.       LOL

          Sonia - me too. Im scared Im going to look like a hillbilly when I come to Auckland, might have to go shopping before I come up LOL. (Just kidding) But I am out of touch with so much down here.

paulaxx (77 )    5:29 pm, 15 Jul

 5062.    Don't worry Paula ;o)

          I certainly won't be showing you up LOL ;o) My s-i-l wonders how we can be related sometimes LOL

soniat-d (153 )    5:35 pm, 15 Jul

 5063.    Phew - lol

          Sounds like we have more things in common every day. xo

paulaxx (77 )    5:42 pm, 15 Jul

 5064.    :o)

          I think so too ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    5:57 pm, 15 Jul

 5065.       hello from a 'watcher'

          you are all wonderful-mega hugs for you, I think about you a lot and agree with the poster who mentioned the children, rips your heart out to think about them suffering, and the mums!! That doesn't diminish my feelings for the grown-ups! xxxxxxxxxx

mitzi3 (2 )    6:47 pm, 15 Jul

5066.       bumping cause i


bogeyi (484 )    7:10 pm, 15 Jul

 5067.       someone i knew

          got healed of cancer. all cleared. medical records to prove too. couple of her specialists couldnt believe it. lots of stories like this out there. go for a clean slate...find a good church that has testimonies like this, its all real. you'll be another testimony if you let God have his way with you!

davepp (16 )    7:24 pm, 15 Jul

 5068.    MMMMM

          Josh is spiking another temperature. @#^&&* !@#$ !!! 38 at the moment, just phned the hospital as it has been that for half an hour, we have to take it again in an hour then phone back :o/ Wish I knew what was going on with him - this has been going on tooooooooo long. Thanks for listening xo

paulaxx (77 )    7:28 pm, 15 Jul

 5069.       sorry I missed your 5000

          sonia but well done. Not long till you all get together is it? Em looked cute in her photo. Any guesses as to when we will reach 10000 the way things are going it won't belong. Happy days

boop2 (106 )    7:37 pm, 15 Jul

 5070.       OMGosh

          Boop, Hi, you just reminded me forgot to say I loved the wee potty photo. Thanks. Sonia Emily looked so cute! Great photo xo

paulaxx (77 )    7:39 pm, 15 Jul

 5071.       BOGEY

          Are you there????? Just want to ask what your policy is on Ryans temp? When do they say you should go in at what point??? Just curious

paulaxx (77 )    7:41 pm, 15 Jul

5072.       Hi Paula sorry about joshi

          Hope he improves soon the poor wee man has had enough lately. How far are you from the hospital Paula?

boop2 (106 )    7:44 pm, 15 Jul

 5073.       Boop

          An hours drive...

paulaxx (77 )    7:45 pm, 15 Jul

 5074.       Oh...

          and thanks Boop. Yes he was in tears thinking he may have to go in again. Poor sausage. I hate waiting!!!!!!!!

paulaxx (77 )    7:46 pm, 15 Jul

 5075.    Aww Paula thats no good

          Poor Ryan, yes this has been happening a lot recently hasn't it? Bumping for Bogeyi...

soniat-d (153 )    7:46 pm, 15 Jul

 5076.       Maewest, not good enough

          you look much sexier than me in the photo.Those were the days eh? Hope you enjoyed your day off it doesn't do any harm to do that. Lovely day here today. Hugs

boop2 (106 )    7:50 pm, 15 Jul

 5077.       God Paula it is a wonder

          you are not as grey as me instead of looking beautiful with all the worry and stress you have to deal with. Does anyone know how briyanna is?

boop2 (106 )    7:52 pm, 15 Jul

 5078.       I was wondering about Briyanna today too, boop2

          Hoping for positive news...

soniat-d (153 )    7:54 pm, 15 Jul

 5079.       HIM bogey and the handsome ryan

          I can understand to a certain degree why they don't take parents on those trips . We all get anxious and would be watching them all the time this way the kids probably unwind a bit too.

boop2 (106 )    7:55 pm, 15 Jul

 5080.       Been

          Thinking about Twinkies and Briyanna too. Thanks Boop, (bends head down blushing) xo

paulaxx (77 )    7:57 pm, 15 Jul

 5081.       Hi joystick

          have you enjoyed your time with the girls? Hope Sreri enjoys her time in Nelson I don't think she is at all impressed with CH CH. Went to Grey yesterday it was lovely and warm. I am off to watch the warriors and then the rugby. I am picking Aus. Hugs

boop2 (106 )    7:58 pm, 15 Jul

 5082.    Hi Joystick for yesterday LOL

          What a scatterbrain I am at the mo!? Glad to hear you're feeling so well :o)

soniat-d (153 )    8:04 pm, 15 Jul

 5083.       hi paula im here

          hows josh, when ryan hits 38 i ring and they want to see him....whats his temp now

bogeyi (484 )    8:45 pm, 15 Jul

 5084.       Hey Bogey

          its now 37.7, his breathing is a little laboured but I was just talking to the Dr, because its an hours drive they said we can stay at home and just watch him, I will take his temp, a few more times and if it goes up to 38 again we are off. Can you hear me sighing. Thanks I thought you would be the same. I just wish I knew why its going up and down. Im surprised they dont want to see him.

paulaxx (77 )    8:52 pm, 15 Jul

5085.       hi paula

          good its come down, you will know by your gut instinct when you need to go. Big hugs to you guys, i so know how you feel when you need to pack up and go especially at night.

bogeyi (484 )    8:54 pm, 15 Jul

 5086.       OMG my husband must be really sick

          hes making SCONES????????he dosen't cook at all (well very rarely)

bogeyi (484 )    8:56 pm, 15 Jul

 5087.       Hi bogey

          well at least he can make them mine wouldn't know where to start except to put his choppers round them when they are cooked?

boop2 (106 )    8:59 pm, 15 Jul

 5088.       hugs for paula

          can you not take him in if you are worried that is awful but i guess you know what it is all about. The poor wee soul. A BIG, BIG HUG FOR JOSHI.

boop2 (106 )    9:01 pm, 15 Jul

 5089.       Well ladies, here I am, Mrs Neutropenic!.....and

          I have been out ALL day! Not just for an hour or 2, oh no not me. When I go out I forget when to go home again. Had coffee and lunch with friends and roamed about all day. The girls did the washing and hung it out for me and got it in again! Life is such a pleasure isnt it?? I was good and opted not to go partying tonight, at the neighbours son's 21st, just in case there were lots of free germs hanging about.

joystik (283 )    9:01 pm, 15 Jul

 5090.       Sorry Paula that Josh is running a temp again.....

          hopefully if goes down and saves you a trip in there. Another cold frosty night might bring it down!! Sad about the little girl...made me cry too. I cant begin to understand what that would be like..she hasn't even had a chance to live. What was Chris shooting?? Ducks?? Hope his day was successful. Hows wee Cass? Hope she has enjoyed the holidays too...Hugs to you all...

joystik (283 )    9:04 pm, 15 Jul

 5091.       Bogeyi

          Thanks, yeah this always happens at night! Well, feels like it anyway. Scones - mmm. Ok, he must have felt the need. lol, has he got an apron on too? Joystik - Mrs Neutrapenic, how are you? Thought you'd done a runner ;o)

paulaxx (77 )    9:05 pm, 15 Jul

 5092.       Joystik

          This is going to sound a bit sad, but we all know this is just how it is at the moment. We asked Cass tonight what she loved the most about these holidays and the poor lamb couldnt remember doing anything really that memorable. Proably because she hasnt! But as Josh has been sick we told her that Auckland trip coming up was going to make up for all that. yes Chris went after Ducks, got another 7 for the freezer.

paulaxx (77 )    9:09 pm, 15 Jul

 5093.       Hello Sonia...we'll look after this for you while

          you are off in Fiji. We should be well past 10000 before you go shouldnt we? Thats still a month away isnt it? Glad you have been doing some fun things with the girls for the holidays. It so disrupts the routine doesnt it? I even have to share my computer with Lauren and thats not always what I want either!! I am thankful that I m getting through this chemo so well though...I feel like such a fraud at times after what I was told it would be like. Do you think they have given me the wrong stuff??? Special hugs Sonia to you....

joystik (283 )    9:09 pm, 15 Jul

 5094.       No Paula, I can only run from here for about 5 min

          at a time. While we were out, I was thinking, 'gee I didnt post this morning before I left. I hope the ladies dont think anything has happened to me??' But no I'm fine. In fact if I was any better, I'd be dangerous!!

joystik (283 )    9:12 pm, 15 Jul

 5095.    You!!!!

          I can just see your cheeky twinkle in your eye when you say that. LOL. Glad you had a nice outing today. xo

paulaxx (77 )    9:14 pm, 15 Jul

 5096.       Hi Boop, nice to see you back again. Did you have

          a cracker day like we did today? It was really foggy first thing but cleared away about 10ish and was just supremeo! We spent the day cruising and visiting, and Lauren and Laura did the house work. Now, how much better can life be than that?? Yes, Sherri hates CHCH. I think they've gone to Nelson for a week, so you might see them on the way home. Hugs to you and see you tomorrow xxxxx

joystik (283 )    9:15 pm, 15 Jul

 5097.    joystik,Paula

          dont speak to soon they arent out of the oven yet...

bogeyi (484 )    9:16 pm, 15 Jul

 5098.       Wow Bogeyi...Hot scones, how lucky are you?

          Is it a good recipe he uses?? The easiest one is that one with the can of lemonade and bottle of cream. Do you make that one?? The lady made fruit salad muffins, where we had lunch and they were delicious. Typical Farmers wife, made about 10 trays full of them. And then just whipped up a pizza for lunch which was delicious too.. Hope all is going to plan with you guys anyway Bogeyi, and you are all keeping germ and bug free. Take care and keep on smiling. Hugs to you all xxxxx

joystik (283 )    9:20 pm, 15 Jul

 5099.       Wheres Landylass?? Anyone seen here this

          weekend? I guess she has plenty to do when she gets home after being away all week. If you are there Landy lass, hope all has gone well for you during the week. Dont work too hard over the weekend, and maybe we will see you tomorrow. Hugs to you too...xxxx

joystik (283 )    9:22 pm, 15 Jul

 5100.         I want one with jam and cream

          please. Good on you joystick you are a wee marvel the way you are going and well done lauren and laura. Abeaut day here . Who are you picking for tonight , Aus or S A./

boop2 (106 )    9:23 pm, 15 Jul

 5101.         Another hundy??

          Hi Dize, hope you enjoy your show tonight. Cant ssay I've heard of this person either, but it sounds like fun to me.. Hugs to you...

joystik (283 )    9:23 pm, 15 Jul

 5102.         first time hes opened the edmonds cookbook

          so time will tell. Joystik can you pass on that receipe he wanted the lemonade one..

bogeyi (484 )    9:24 pm, 15 Jul

 5103.      Boop, I suppose it would have to be Aussie,

          seeing as we have some very nice Aussie ladies on here!! Dont really like SA much, they play dirty so often. You ears are just not safe round them blokes!!

joystik (283 )    9:25 pm, 15 Jul

 5104.         Yummmm scones :o)

          Haven't had one of those in years - must work out how to cook them myself LOL - they wouldn't be particularly high glycemic would they? Feel like a treat after cutting all high glycemics from my diet - I miss Chocolate... ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:26 pm, 15 Jul

 5105.         Bogeyi, I will go and see if I can find it. ....

          I'm one of these people who scratch out a recipe onto a till receipt and have 100's of them! I'll go and have a squizz thru the drawer.

joystik (283 )    9:27 pm, 15 Jul

 5106.      *Runs to my edmonds cookbook*

          I'm inspired :o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:27 pm, 15 Jul

 5107.         Sonia, I've got chocolate...Cashew Nut Chocolate

          and I'm seeing how long it can stay in the pantry unopened....3 days so far! A RECORD!

joystik (283 )    9:28 pm, 15 Jul

 5108.      YUMMM

          Guess I will be making scones in the morning now, Gonna say na night now, off to bed to read a bit of my Teri Hatcher book, its quite good, then start my Florence Nightingale rounds lol. Have a nice night and those bakers amongst us, happy kneading, not for too long tho'. Enjoy those scones ;o) Nite all xo

paulaxx (77 )    9:31 pm, 15 Jul

 5109.         sonia you would be no fun here

          with my chocoholics, hes bringing me a scone will report back.

bogeyi (484 )    9:31 pm, 15 Jul

 5110.         no good saying one thing and meaning another

          I am a guts with choc. hate sharing it. I agree with you joystick I feel the same way about SA I hope the aussies sock it to them. I have tried that lemonade one it is so nice.

boop2 (106 )    9:32 pm, 15 Jul

 5111.         omg they are good

          im shocked...

bogeyi (484 )    9:38 pm, 15 Jul

 5112.         Bogeyi, I found it, and it is as follows....

          5 cups Self Raising Flour, 1 bottle of cream, and 1 can of lemonade. Mix in the usual way, and bake in a hot oven.

joystik (283 )    9:43 pm, 15 Jul

 5113.         Good on you Bogeyi's husband, You are a STAR!

          The scone making champion of the message board. YOU ROCK!!

joystik (283 )    9:44 pm, 15 Jul

 5114.         Maewest, where are you tonight? Bit like me last

          night, posted after midnight. Are you still on your days off? You must be, it cant be 3 days gone again already. My real estate agent friend is coming tomorrow night to go through a sale and purchase aggreement with me to make sure I know what I'm doing and then I think I will try and make an appointment for during the week to do the final assessment. Hope all is well with you and hubby is over his bot without sharing it with you. Take care love and hugs....

joystik (283 )    9:47 pm, 15 Jul

 5115.         Ladies I just have to shoot off and make our bed..

          changed the sheets this morning and didn't get back to re-make it with all my roaming, so I better do it now.....

joystik (283 )    9:48 pm, 15 Jul

 5116.      LOL bogeyi

          Believe me I was a chocoholic myself not long ago - my cancer was craving it - its not getting any now! ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:55 pm, 15 Jul

 5117.      oh yeah joystik

          good excuse................

bogeyi (484 )    9:55 pm, 15 Jul

 5118.         Hi all I've been having fun watching old videos

          at this website Good fun :o) Visage, Ultravox, Love and Rockets, INXS, Soft Cell, OMD... - I'm in retro heaven this evening ;o) Better go do something more constructive LOL

soniat-d (153 )    9:58 pm, 15 Jul

 5119.      Righto, thats done and now guess what??????


joystik (283 )    10:19 pm, 15 Jul

 5120.      I'm off to bed....Love to you all, sweet dreams...

          and I will see you all tomorrow...

joystik (283 )    10:20 pm, 15 Jul

 5121.      'Night Joystik

          I'm signing off too ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    10:23 pm, 15 Jul

 5122.         night all


bogeyi (484 )    10:25 pm, 15 Jul

 5123.         Hi folks

          The Helen Brown show was lovely. She does a column every week in the Waikato Times, and one each month in the "Next" magazine, and I know she is syndicated in lots of other NZ newspapers. She is from Taranaki. Her show made us laugh and made us cry. It is really her life story, called "A Slice of Banana Cake". She gives all the profits to Hospice, and is doing 8 venues. They told us tonight that the Hospice Opportunity shops all around NZ make a combined profit of $300,000 per year. That is great, isn't it, as they do marvellous work.

dize5 (469 )    10:54 pm, 15 Jul

 5124.         morning all

          Paula hows Josh this morning, hope you managed to stay away from hospital. Sadly I see sweet baby C has her angel wings...RIP baby girl.

bogeyi (484 )    8:19 am, 16 Jul

 5125.         Hey Bogey

          The wee Angel has peace at last, (tears). Josh's temp went up again to 38 and I let him stay in bed, I was thinking I should be gettng in the car now and driving but it didnt feel right???? That is so not like me, usually I woulda gone and you would've just seen my dust. Decided I will take him in today for a check up. Temp this morning is 37.2. So I dont know whats up. ?????? Hugs to you - thanks. Glad those scones were good!

paulaxx (77 )    8:38 am, 16 Jul

 5126.         Hi All

          Yes its a sad morning, I was in tears last night, so sad for the family, but glad she's free from pain and found her wings. I hope her parents are OK. Cancer sux big time... Morning Paula and Bogeyi - Glad Josh's temp is on the way down - how are his bloods at the mo is he still neutropenic (sp)?

soniat-d (153 )    9:02 am, 16 Jul

 5127.         paula we are the same its always at night

          when it happens, im sure its to keep us on our toes. We are off to the zoo today with CCF should be fun, beautiful day here today.

bogeyi (484 )    9:24 am, 16 Jul

 5128.         Good morning Ladies, yes it certainly is a sad day

          but she is free from pain now and in Gods care and that has to be better than what she had had for the last 12 months or so. Rest in peace little girl... Hope you are all ok and Josh's temp comes down to save you the trip to town Paula. It cloudy and frost here so far.

joystik (283 )    9:31 am, 16 Jul

 5129.         I too

          shed a tear for the little baby girl. Another victim of the monster.

dize5 (469 )    9:32 am, 16 Jul

 5130.         Bogeyi

          Have a fab day, be thinking of you all having fun. Sonia last time we had the bloods done, he was still neutrapenic. have another blood test in Gore tomorrow. I have cried so much for Baby C that now I am just numb. What an inspiration that wee soul has been. We are going to keep fightin this with all we've got! Love to you all xo

paulaxx (77 )    9:43 am, 16 Jul

 5131.         Hi everyone

          just popped in for quick read. Have to head off to work shortly. Stunning day here...have just been for a walk. Still cloudy over Chch city...can see the thick cloud from here. I had an early night last night..have just been so tired. Paula, hope Joshi's temp comes down today. Poor wee bloke...and poor you. (((HUGS))). Joystik, you are amazing..long may it continue. Probably a good call not mixing with a lot of people last never know.

maewest (76 )    12:11 pm, 16 Jul

 5132.         Hiya Boop

          yes those were the days!! Looked up a website and had a good laugh at all her quotes. What a woman!! Bogey hope you all have a really fun day today. Those scones sounded delicious. I love scones. Dize I used to enjoy reading Helen Brown's columns. Glad you enjoyed her show. I too was so sad to hear about baby love and thoughts are with her family. It's so cruel.

maewest (76 )    12:14 pm, 16 Jul

 5133.         Oh well, work calls

          I had better go and get ready. I usually do 12 hours on a Sunday, but only doing 8 today. I will check in again tonight when I get home. Have a lovely day everyone. XXX

maewest (76 )    12:16 pm, 16 Jul

 5134.      Hi all well we've had a fabulous morning :o)

          We met a friend of mine and her 2 girls in Howick, at the Howick Historical Village (which I never knew existed) for a childrens day. Wish I'd taken my camera! It was soooooooo awesome! Highlight was a fantastic puppet show (girls got to have turns with the puppets which were amazing), we also sat in an old classroom with our slates and a teacher gave us a lesson, people dressed up in period attire, even soldiers doing practise rounds, horseshoe throwing, etc etc etc. How come we've never heard of this place before? Thank heavens my friend had ;o) Girls resting now - they had a ball :o)

soniat-d (153 )    2:44 pm, 16 Jul

 5135.         hi all we are home

          had a fab day as well, kids are buggered Ryan has gone to lie down, hmmmmmm will see what that means...

bogeyi (484 )    3:28 pm, 16 Jul

 5136.      Glad they had a fab day Bogeyi

          Em's lying down still too - I feel like joining her - just too exciting LOL Hope Ryan's fine, we all need a lie-down every now and again ;o) WHAT A BEAUT DAY! Feel like dancing in the sunshine - when's the last day we had a day like this? :o)

soniat-d (153 )    3:59 pm, 16 Jul

 5137.         Hi everyone....

          just caught up on Corrinas passing and having a cry! Why does this monster have to take the wee ones! Radiation is going well, 3 out of 5 weeks over now. Got a rash in crease under my breast and boy is it itchy. Classic symptoms apparently for those that haven't had a mastectomy. Been warned will probably have cracked by end of treatment so thats lovely to look forward to. Otherwise hanging in there really well. Got off some horrible pills and been feeling heaps better this week.

landylass (48 )    5:48 pm, 16 Jul

5138.         OK wee plug here...

          Here's the puppet guy that we saw at the village this morning - he was simply awesome, and does birthday parties, kindy/school events etc. and ... See him at dud dub dub dot puppetman dot co dot nz ;o) Emily was enthralled and cheered enthusiastically as each puppet did a trick etc (Clown juggled balls, a trapeze artist spun from his hands to hanging from his legs etc). Kids up to 10 all seemed to think it was awesome, actually I did too ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    5:49 pm, 16 Jul

 5139.         Do they give you heaps of dressings Landylass

          so you can slather on the cream and leave it thick on youur skin? Will help the itching and avoid the cracking ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    5:50 pm, 16 Jul

 5140.         Miss 16 came down on bus

          on thursday night to stay with me and we shopped until we dropped on Friday! Boy does that kid know how to shop. Hubby and mr14 were in Ranfurly on Thursday and texted me they were nearly home before I met miss16 off the bus. Got the shock of my life when she opened the door of car and her brother was standing behind her. Then turned round and hubby was hanging in the drivers window! They had cut down thru Middlemarch to meet up and go out for tea so I had been conspired against. Was lovely surprise.

landylass (48 )    5:51 pm, 16 Jul

 5141.         Away to get the bag packed

          again and haven't had time to read the last 1000 posts!!!! I see above Josh is still battling temps, hope he is better soon Paula as you want him right before heading to Auckland. Hope there is no one else battling at the moment. Hugs to everyone.

landylass (48 )    5:54 pm, 16 Jul

 5142.         Yeah Sonia I have been absolutley

          plastering on the cream since day 1 after hearing what you went thru. I have tried aloe vera instead of the other cream over weekend and its better but will stir up again I guess with more radiation tomorrow. How are you as I haven't had time to read all the posts. The weekend just goes so quick!

landylass (48 )    5:57 pm, 16 Jul

 5143.      Am good thanks Landylass

          Can still feel the lumps but at least they don't feel like they're growing - putting all hope in Vitamin C infusions at the mo. The radiated (and lumpy) area had all sorts of twinges, pains, tenderness etc from time to time. I keep telling myself its the radiated tissue, not the lumps doing that. Fingers crossed...

soniat-d (153 )    6:07 pm, 16 Jul

 5144.         landylass

          Get manuka honey onto it ASAP. Tell the radiologists that you would like some, and they will get it for you immediately. It was awesome on my radiation burns. It is a special medical manuka honey.

dize5 (469 )    6:40 pm, 16 Jul

 5145.         Hi...

          Just rushing. Josh been admitted today, got to hosp at 11.00 just got home now. Had chest xray which shows something, and bloods showing an infection. His neuts are now.06!!! Poor kid. Thanks guys, love to you all. Racing back to hospital now with bags packed. (Should have taken them earlier but still needed to come home for my car.) Love to you all xoxoxo -Bogey glad you had a great day xo

paulaxx (77 )    8:17 pm, 16 Jul

 5146.      OMG!

          Emily fell all the way down our long steep stairs tonight (first time anyone ever has - bit of a miracle really that it hasn't happened before). She had stockings on and simply slipped and lost her balance. I was coming towards her from the top landing so could not do a thing except follow her as she fell all the way down in backwards summersaults :o( Simply awful to watch!?! :o( Thankfully they're all carpeted with good thick underlay, and she didn't hit anything hard. Recovered in 10 mins, more fright than anything (we kept checking for bumps). But it was horrible all the same. They're both in bed now, all is well, thank goodness :o)

soniat-d (153 )    8:21 pm, 16 Jul

 5147.         Awww Paula :o(

          Thats no good hun - poor Joshi. Hopefully they can clear all this up in hospital? What does the chest xray show? Anyway, he'll be constantly in my thoughts tonight, sending constantly warm cyber hugs his way and yours. Drive safely won't you? xoxoxoxoxox

soniat-d (153 )    8:24 pm, 16 Jul

 5148.         Paula

          I hope everything goes well in hospital and Josh can come home soon, poor wee guy :((

janetmk1 (38 )    8:45 pm, 16 Jul

 5149.         thats awful Sonia

          I remember when one of my kids did that, the thud down the stairs when his head hit the steps was awful. Keep a close eye on her for a few days.

janetmk1 (38 )    8:50 pm, 16 Jul

 5150.         paula drive safely

          hope josh is feeling better tomorrow, what can they see??is i an infection?? Sonia big hugs to Em and to you bet you need a stiff drink...

bogeyi (484 )    9:00 pm, 16 Jul

5151.     one last wee sneak in here before bed...

          thanks for honey tip, hope Emily is ok Sonia. I can remember Kylie doing that at about 18 months old trying to get down the stairs in my high heels! It gives you one hell of a fright. Big hugs to Joshi Paula, hope he is better soon. Have a good week everyone.

landylass (48 )    9:41 pm, 16 Jul

 5152.         Thanks everyone

          Yes of course will check Em often - thankfully there was no big head thump, so she should be fine, but after what happened to Lydia a few months back, I know what to look for! (Two very unusual happenings in this house I might add!) Yep would have loved a stiff drink, but being a good girl ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:51 pm, 16 Jul

 5153.         (((((hugs))))) to Joshi and Paula

          Still thinking of you both. Hope the nurses are nice and take good care of you Josh xoxoxoxo

soniat-d (153 )    9:51 pm, 16 Jul

 5154.     Hi Laides, I must be almost back to my normal

          old self again I think! I have been flying round all day doing stuff and havent really stoipped til now. Sounds like you have all had a busy time too. Sorry Paula that Josh has gone in to Kew again. I hope he is out by wednesday when I cone in for my echocardiography tests, but if he is there I will definately pop in. Sorry about your wee doll Sonia. I have seen Lauren do the big roly poly act down stairs before today too, and I must admit i got almost as big a fright as she did. Nothing was broken though. A sleep will bee good for her, and Josh and Ryan......and Heather too!!!

joystik (283 )    10:24 pm, 16 Jul

 5155.     Nice to see you too Landylass, and pleased you

          are over half way through the treatment now. That rash and cracking of the skin sounds not nice! Sounds like heaps of that cream on it is the trick. That was a nice surprise having the family down for dinner. My daughter is good at shopping too Landylass....especially if I'm paying. Good luck for this week too. I think about you everyday and wonder how its all going. Been a sad day today thinking of that baby girl and her family...Life is so not fair at times. Hugs to you Landylass...

joystik (283 )    10:28 pm, 16 Jul

 5156.     Sounds like you had a nice day too Bogeyi.....

          Hope Ryan is feeling ok and was just tired from being busy. Did you make the lemonade scones?? I got all industrious and made Pikelets and we had them hot for lunch...yummy! Went and did a couple of Open Homes, came home and made Vegie soup for tea, and my friend came for tea. Then I did a dummy run on a sale and purchase agreement, and sold her our house!! She said I passed 10/10. I'm going to do a practice on a leasehold one during the week and book in for my final assessment. Cant wait now either, and feel really confident about it all...

joystik (283 )    10:31 pm, 16 Jul

 5157.     Hey Boop, talk about a thrashing for the SA Rugby!

          That will teach them for being too vile and rough and biting ears in the past! That really is a hammering though. Did you have a good day today? We had a bit of cloud but it really wasnt too cold Beautiful and clear tonight, so there will be a good frost in the morning again, and hopefully another beautiful day.

joystik (283 )    10:33 pm, 16 Jul

 5158.     Maewest, I see you are working today? Your

          3 days off seem to be the quickest three days ever. You always seem to be going back to work. I have been really flying round today doing stuff. My friend from Sydney phoned earlier today because she had emailed on friday and hadn't had a reply, and decided I must be sick! I had to say, no just too busy doing other things. So I sent her a pic so she couldsee that I'm not sick at all....Take care...

joystik (283 )    10:36 pm, 16 Jul

 5159.     Hi dize, that show you went to sounds really great

          I haven't heard of the lady before either. I wonder if she will venture this far south?? Would be worth checking the show out if she did. Hope you have had a nice day today, just relaxing. Take care....

joystik (283 )    10:40 pm, 16 Jul

 5160.     looks like I am a bit late

          done the usual and fell asleep in my chair. Poor joshi I just hope he is better tomorrow and Paula let's hope you get some sleep. It has been all up and down for you lately, big hugs to you and joshi.

boop2 (106 )    11:02 pm, 16 Jul

 5161.     sonia your wee em

          keeps you busy she was lucky she never hurt herself. Sounds like you had a lovely day.

boop2 (106 )    11:03 pm, 16 Jul

 5162.     Hi maewest

          you are working too hard, slow down. We had a beautiful day today Malc had his shorts on.I read those saying's too they were good I remembered the "come up and see me" one my father used to quote it I think he was a fan.Take care.

boop2 (106 )    11:06 pm, 16 Jul

 5163.     Hi landylass

          nice to hear you are well wondered how you were.That wee soul is free from pain now, god it is so sad that little children should have to suffer. Have a good week.

boop2 (106 )    11:08 pm, 16 Jul

 5164.     Hi bogey and ryan

          The scones sounded good were there any left? All the kids back at school tomorrow will Tyler be going or will you have to watch he doesn't get the bot? Hugs to youall

boop2 (106 )    11:11 pm, 16 Jul

 5165.     Hi joystick

          my you are doing so well I think you are getting so fit you are sounding dangerous( watch it Kevin) I went to go to bed the other night and realised I hadn't made my bed after changing sheets. Serves those S A's right they relly got thumped I only watched half the game as it was pretty boring.How did you go in the spelling bee tonight? I was hopeless couldn't pick up the words half the time.Good luck in your real estate course. Cheers

boop2 (106 )    11:15 pm, 16 Jul

 5166.     good morning.

          hi all hope your having a good away back to school today. hi landylass nice suprise for you last week. glad you had a good time shopping.:)hope treatment all goes well this week and keep putting that cream on. hugs to wee man josh hope they getting you on the mend, hugs to mum too hope you getting some rest,

kiwikaz3 (8 )    8:15 am, 17 Jul

 5167.     landylass.

          forgot to add will look forward to catching up. :) have our special friend from oz this week for 7 days. kids very excited. so will be back up in dunners for the plane all going well.:)

kiwikaz3 (8 )    8:41 am, 17 Jul

 5168.         Bumping for news of Josh

          Hope you managed to get some sleep Paula, and that things improve for him ASAP xoxoxoxoxoxo

soniat-d (153 )    9:22 am, 17 Jul

 5169.     Good morning ladies...fine and very frosty here

          again, so its good to be moving about and doing stuff to keep warm. Hi Josh and Paula, hope you are feeling better and had a good sleep last night, although the hospital is not a place known for good sleeps is it. Hi Sonia, hows wee Emily today?? Any lumps or bumps appeared? Hope she is ok and you too. What have you planned for today?? Hi Ryan and Bogeyi. Hows things with you? Other kids off to school today so it will be a bit quieter at home. Hope you have a lovely sunny day to enjoy like we have here. What are you up to Boop? Are you at the Op Shop today or do you just do that when they are short staffed now. Looks like shorts weather here too later on once the frost has gone....bit chilly just now though..

joystik (283 )    9:25 am, 17 Jul

 5170.     Hi Landylass, have a safe trip back to Dunedin....

          and watch those roads. So there will only be one week to go after this, is that correct? I guess it has seemed like a long 5 weeks for you. Then I guess you can come home and practice your Br Managers skills?? Hi Kiwikaz, hope you have enjoyed the school holidays and had a good break away. Always good to be backhome again though and back to the normal routine. Have a happy time with your visitor. What are you up to Maewest?? I guess you're working again. Hope you're not working too hard, and still managing to head off the bugs and flu's. Nearly spring again, and was just noticing how much the bulds have come up with a few lovely warm days. Hi Janet and dize, hope you are having a good day and enjoying some lovely winter sunshine too. Take care ladies and see you all later. I've got another busy day planned... have to do more practice contracts...

joystik (283 )    9:31 am, 17 Jul

 5171.         Hi Joystik ;o)

          Em's as right as rain thanks, no bumps... she did come to our bed in the middle of the night though - never a prob for us ;o) Shes happy as now. Lydia wet her bed during the night(she never does that), spent rest of night in Em's bed (!) so waiting to see what presents itself with her (hope its not a bladder infection). Girls just gone to school and creche with Daddy so I'm off now to scout scrapbooking stores this morning, with my mobile on in case school/creche calls. Looking for really nice albums, they seem to be thin on the ground... fingers crossed!

soniat-d (153 )    9:38 am, 17 Jul

 5172.     Oh Sonia, I'm so pleased she's ok. Always a bit

          of a worry when they take a big tumble like that, cos things cn appear later on. Poor Lydia, kids hate wetting their beds, when its not something they normally do. Lauren was never a bed wetter, but did once after a christmas party, and cried and cried over it! Probably the embarassment. You have fun looking for the bits and bobs for your scrapbooking. No word of wee Josh yet, hope he's ok, poor wee man. Just so long as he's right before tuesday and stays fit and well while hes up in Auckland. Such a worry for them too. (((HUGS)))

joystik (283 )    9:53 am, 17 Jul

 5173.     Yip you are right Joystik

          Back to work at 2pm....but then 3 days off. You are doing so well with your real estate papers. Good on you. So pleased Em is okay today Sonia. What a fright you must have got. Good luck with your shopping today. Good to hear from you Landylass... all the treatments nearly over for you. The treatments are bad enough without having to do all that travelling. Hiya Bettyboop. How's the Coast today? Thick fog here and cold. Hopefully the sun will pop it's head through soon. You are probably still snoozing in your chair!!!!

maewest (76 )    9:57 am, 17 Jul

 5174.     Paula and Joshi

          I do hope Josh is feeling better today and the doctors are getting to the bottom of his problems. What a strain it must be on you all. Can't stop thinking about you. You take care of you too Paula. Take time out for a large cappuccino (double shot!). Looking forward to hearing some positive news from you when I get back in from work tonight.XXXXXX

maewest (76 )    10:01 am, 17 Jul

 5175.     Morning Everyone :))

          Lovely day here too so I am catching up on shopping, housework and bookwork. Then hopefully I will get enough timeto get outside in the sun :)) I hope Josh has improved Paula and you can bring him home soon. I really feel for you guys being stuck in there so much.

janetmk1 (38 )    10:10 am, 17 Jul

 5176.     Good to see you back Dize

          Pleased you had a good break. Boy the holidays went quickly. How are things with you Bogey? love to you and yours XX No word yet from Twinkies...been a while. I do hope everything is okay. Hi Meridian, Dize, Farmerlloyd. Hope you all have a wonderful day XXX

maewest (76 )    10:10 am, 17 Jul

 5177.     Hiya Janetmk1

          Sorry I missed you on my roll call. There are so many to remember now...I must make a list. My world revolves around lists now Hehe. Have a lovely day XX

maewest (76 )    10:12 am, 17 Jul

 5178.     paulaxx

          thinking of you and josh i know you probably wont be on this but just wanted to say i am here in invercargill. if you ever need a break from hospital youd be most welcome. not that you probably want to leave the wee man.but know what is like being away from home and hospitals.

kiwikaz3 (8 )    10:39 am, 17 Jul

 5179.     Hiya Maewest

          LOL... I have a list for just about everything too. I hope you have had no probs sorting out your cd rom... have a nice day :)))

janetmk1 (38 )    11:28 am, 17 Jul

 5180.     Bumping for Josh....hope you are feeling better...

          been thinking about you all day, and Mum too...((((HUGS)))))

joystik (283 )    12:06 pm, 17 Jul

 5181.     Joystik

          are you still here?

volksie (249 )    12:32 pm, 17 Jul

 5182.     good afternoon all

          so much quieter with 2 kids at school,Ryan is doing his schoolwork and complaining of a headache, so I told him he wont be able to go to laser force....hes doing his schoolwork. Boop at this stage Tyler is going to school but we and the teacher are watching for bugs, we will take him out of school wed/thurs next week so hes not around people just to be safe.

bogeyi (484 )    12:56 pm, 17 Jul

 5183.     Hi everyone, just had a message from Paula......

          They are giving Josh Oxygen and Nebuliser, and then physio to try an get a sample of the stuff on his chest, and then more bloods, so as they can see what they are dealing with. I got that message just a while ago. Paula said to give her love to you all and thanks for your love and good wishes for Josh.

joystik (283 )    1:03 pm, 17 Jul

 5184.     Hi volksie, I'm here just now again.....


joystik (283 )    1:04 pm, 17 Jul

 5185.     Bogeyi, so pleased all is well at your place......

          maybe the scones helped?? Hopefully the headache will disappear soon. Yes you would have to be on the lookout for bugs at this time of the year, there are plenty about.

joystik (283 )    1:06 pm, 17 Jul

 5186.     Please get better quickly Joshi.........Please....


joystik (283 )    1:07 pm, 17 Jul

 5187.     Hi Joystik

          Yes Paula just called me - great to hear her voice :o) Sadly it was to say that his Make-A-Wish trip has to be postponed (no new date as yet) as it looks like he may have Neumocystisis (sp?). We're soooooo gutted for him (He doesn't know yet but I think they're telling him soon) :o( ((((((hugs))))))) to Joshi. Don't worry mate, we'll make sure the trip happens at a later date - we'll keep our diaries open ;o) We're so sad for you, we knew how much you were looking forward to this. At least there's a better chance of meeting Ryan later on, he knows what you must be feeling, as he missed out on Disneyland! You'll get to meet us all soon enough - we can't wait :o) xoxoxoxoxoxox

soniat-d (153 )    1:48 pm, 17 Jul

 5188.     Hi Joystik

          Hey I am sure it was you that had an awesome piccy of your daughter in her ball gown, my friends daughter is looking at a pattern and I think it is the same - is it possible to do the link again so I can show her how awesome it looks made up.

volksie (249 )    1:49 pm, 17 Jul

 5189.         I'm so sad for you guys :o(

          (((((hugs))))) to Josh and Ryan and all other children who are going through things like this. You deserve sooooo much better xoxoxoxoxox

soniat-d (153 )    1:50 pm, 17 Jul

 5190.         I'm so sorry Paula and Josh that this has happened

          but soon you will be wellagain and there will be another time real soon and something to look forward too. Sorry for you too Sonia, you have to wait a bit longer now to meet them all too.. (((((BUG HUGS)))) to you all....

joystik (283 )    2:07 pm, 17 Jul

 5191.     Hi Volksie, it wasn't me but I think it was

          Landylass from Oamaru. He daughter was off to a Ball a few 1000 posts back....

joystik (283 )    2:08 pm, 17 Jul

 5192.     thankyou

          for that :-)

volksie (249 )    2:10 pm, 17 Jul

 5193.     oh Paula and Josh

          sorry to hear that, Josh get better soon big hugs from us, Ryan knows how you feel but you will be able to go soon.

bogeyi (484 )    2:31 pm, 17 Jul

 5194.     Sonia do yoiu know what that is


bogeyi (484 )    2:32 pm, 17 Jul

 5195.     They have to yet to determine what the problem

          actually is with Josh. Until they know exactly, they cant treat it, and he may even have to go to Christchurch for treatment depending on what it actually is. I was taling to Paula on the phone a few minutes ago. They are so disappointed for Josh and at that stage Paula was waiting for Chris to come in to tell him. But like she said if Ryan could handle not being able to go to Disney land, then Josh will be able to handle this too. But CANCER SUX!!

joystik (283 )    2:43 pm, 17 Jul

 5196.     thanks Joystik for updates

          joystik can you give me paulas mob no, will need to use ryans site to get our email addy...

bogeyi (484 )    2:49 pm, 17 Jul

 5197.         Nope sorry no idea bogeyi

          I was hoping you'd have heard of it!?! Good that you haven't ;o) She said its something that people with aids or cancer can get. I asked if it was treatable, and she said yes. Still not confirmed that that is what it is at this stage, is my understanding. I was so flipped out that she called that I called him Ryan LOL. *blushes*. Sorry Paula ;o) xoxoxox

soniat-d (153 )    2:51 pm, 17 Jul

 5198.         I can give you her number bogeyi

          I'll text you it in 5 ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    2:52 pm, 17 Jul

 5199.     thanks sonia

          will txt her later tonight

bogeyi (484 )    2:54 pm, 17 Jul

 5200.         Another hundee :o)

          ((((hugs)))) to all my TM pals :)

soniat-d (153 )    3:09 pm, 17 Jul

 5201.           wow another one sonia

          we are off soon to laser force, the one and only time i can shoot hubby and kids and not get in trouble for it..

bogeyi (484 )    3:44 pm, 17 Jul

 5202.      LOL bogeyi ;o)

          Have fun!

soniat-d (153 )    3:59 pm, 17 Jul

 5203.           Bogeyi, they think it might be pneumonocystitis,

          and if you google that you will see that it easily could be. It is very common in people, particularly children with compromised imunity. When I spoke to her they were still not sure, and if a proper diagnoses couldn't be made then he may have to go to CHCH for a bronchioscopy?? or something like that.

joystik (283 )    4:30 pm, 17 Jul

 5204.           Thanks Joystik

          Hey have you all seen Luke's thread "2nd time in my life that time stood still"? Unbelievable!?! The monster leaves noone alone :o( You're welcome to vent in here anytime Luke xoxoxox

soniat-d (153 )    6:01 pm, 17 Jul

 5205.           What are we doing

          down at No. 146. Bump.

dize5 (469 )    7:46 pm, 17 Jul

 5206.        Hi Dize5 ;o)

          I'm here as always ;o) OK I had a constructive morning - spend 1.5 hours in a scrapbooking shop pouring through catalogues of albums (and examining their extensive in-store range) and finally decided on the album I want. I was hoping to get the girls different albums, but I only like 1 style! So going to make a personalised storage box for each to go in. Anyway, they're mega-pricey, particularly when you add the pages, embellishments etc, so I got down a list of what I want and am getting 2 stores to quote me to supply the lot. Will be interesting to see if any haggling can be done. Anyway, feels good knowing the colourways I can use (lots of bright cheery colours which is what I like). If only I could buy these things on TM - I am looking ;o) Beaut day here in Auckland again, the ground is starting to dry out for first time in weeks (months?!).

soniat-d (153 )    7:56 pm, 17 Jul

 5207.        Who won the laserforce bogeyi?

          Bet the boys are pooped! You're a great mum :o)

soniat-d (153 )    7:57 pm, 17 Jul

 5208.           Oh Sonia, Yes I saw lukes thread and just posted

          what a terrible thing to happen to the poor guy! Like you say, it leaves no one alone does it.

joystik (283 )    8:37 pm, 17 Jul

 5209.           The scrapbooking sounds like a lot of fun....

          Sonia. Usually stuff like that is quite pricey though isn't it, especially to get something really nice. Yours will be beautiful. I phoned Paula during the afternoon, I just felt so sorry for them all. Such was the build up to this trip and then they're not going. But we agreed there will be a positive, like going in the summer when the weather is warmer for them all. Life is so full of disappointments sometimes isn't it. I made up a wee parcel of things and mailed it off to Josh this afternoon, and hope it cheers him up a bit.

joystik (283 )    8:41 pm, 17 Jul

 5210.           Bogeyi we seem to have that Laser Force down......

          here too. Might have to check it out sometime. I think it is near to 10 pin bowling place. I'm booking in for my assessment tomorrow! My friend says I'm really good at it so I will take her word and just do it! Went for my afternoon bike ride after 3pm and it was just lovely out there cycling round taking in the scenery, not hardly a car on the raods with me......Dont think you would venture out on a cycle in Auckland woud you?? Too many cars!

joystik (283 )    8:45 pm, 17 Jul

 5211.           joystick please give my love to paula

          joshi, Chris and Cassie they have been through hell lately' I have been in the garden today it was so lovely and warm here. I am on call at the op shop but worked out there on Sat doing some tidying up. I still do the books and payouts . Hope all is well with you. It is hard to think with Josh being so sick.

boop2 (106 )    9:07 pm, 17 Jul

 5212.           Sonia

          I read through this whole thread the other night - well skimmed it, its so long. One question, I went to your website and saw that you had to pay for your chemo - why?? does the government not pay this? Its left me concerned.

scottygirl_1 (19 )    9:08 pm, 17 Jul

 5213.           Hi Sonia

          I turned on the living channel this morning while having breakfast and it was all about scrap booking , was very interesting about 8am.Glad you and yours are okay. Do you think Lydia might have had a bad dream sometimes that will do it? Hugs

boop2 (106 )    9:10 pm, 17 Jul

 5214.           Hi maewest

          working hard as usual I see. NO, I didn,t sleep tonight only had one small glass of wine not enough obviously. We had a great day here our temp. is always higher than CH CH. My home town so not really knocking it.You can take the girl out of Sydenham but you can't take Sydenham out of the girl! Take care maewest.

boop2 (106 )    9:14 pm, 17 Jul

 5215.           Hi Boop, I will pass your message on to Paula

          and family. If they are still at Kew on Wednesday, I will call in and see them as I will be there too for my echocardiography tests. You are a busy wee lady aren't you with this voluntary work you are doing. Thank goodness for lovely people like you Boop2!!

joystik (283 )    9:17 pm, 17 Jul

 5216.           Hi Bogey

          Thinking of you and the boys not long to go now. Does the waiting get you down?How's the scone maker? Love to the family.

boop2 (106 )    9:17 pm, 17 Jul

 5217.           sonia poor wee josh

          what a damn shame you must be feeling so sad about it. CANCER SURE DOES SUxs.

boop2 (106 )    9:22 pm, 17 Jul

 5218.           Lauren took another pic of me yesterday and

          I think it shows up the colourof the wig better. Have a look... Did that do it??

joystik (283 )    9:23 pm, 17 Jul

 5219.           It concerned me too Scottygirl!

          Normal chemo (the stuff I have first) is available free in the public health system. We paid $5K to have it privately as we were advised we had to do that to get the other stuff (found out later that was b/s)... $30K was for the Taxotere which improved my life expectancy of achieving 10 years from 63% to 70% (when you have young kids, you'll pay anything to improve your odds). The $100K stuff, Herceptin, increases odds 50% but doesn't affect the cancer type I have. I had Southern Cross Ultracare 400 insurance (top notch insurance LOL) and they pay $2,500 a year towards chemo costs. I managed to claim $5K as my annual claim cycle rolled over in the middle of my chemo - one rare lucky break in all this ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:26 pm, 17 Jul

 5220.           You look fab Joystik ;o)


soniat-d (153 )    9:27 pm, 17 Jul

 5221.           hi all

          well i didnt win but boy I had fun, what a work out no need to go to the gym just go there instead and much more fun.

bogeyi (484 )    9:27 pm, 17 Jul

 5222.           Hi boop, dosent get me down but have

          noticed I dont get to sleep very easy at the moment, brain just to busy, to tell you the truth most nights I just want to jump into bed with ryan and cuddle him all night..

bogeyi (484 )    9:30 pm, 17 Jul

 5223.           So Sonia

          If I were to be unlucky enough to get breast cancer - or any cancer, will the health dept pay for Chemo? I can't imagine what you are all going through. I come from a long line of cancer sufferers - all my grandparents and my mother. My parters mother died of breast cancer about 20 years ago too.

scottygirl_1 (19 )    9:31 pm, 17 Jul

 5224.           Joystik

          You look lovely in you new "DO" What a super colour- it glows!!! Good luck to you all- I read all your posts & keep up with the play. You are an amazing bunch xxx Good luck to one & all with your individual treatments. Hope you don't mind me coming in here but Cancer is very real to me & my family so I follow with interest & compassion. Cheers one & all Sue

persioux (200 )    9:32 pm, 17 Jul

 5225.           good photo joystick

          you look so well. I just love the op shop and the people out country it doesn't seem like a chore. We gave the judo club $1000.00 last week to help with their trip away,the ambulance wants some money for new packs for the ambulances will give them the same , the bowling club wants money too paint their fences and the school money for their camp so you can see how good it makes you feel to be able to do this.I think the community would fold with out their volunteers.Those girls on the ambulance are just angels I would feel quite safe in their hands.

boop2 (106 )    9:33 pm, 17 Jul

 5226.           Well scottygirl

          If I were you I'd look at special cancer insurance that is around. Joystik - tell scotty your experience with the public system in your case :o/!!! Main this is regular mammograms/ultrasounds - do NOT rely on breast checks alone!!!!!!! But don't spend your life expecting you'll get it, live it well and healthily and stress free and you may well not ;o) Peruse this doc and see how you can improve your odds - there are some excellent tips I wish I'd known

soniat-d (153 )    9:37 pm, 17 Jul

 5227.           Should've read

          Main THING ...

soniat-d (153 )    9:38 pm, 17 Jul

5228.           Bogey I guess being such a good mum you

          would feel like that hugging him all night. I know you can't compare it but my eldest son used to get asthma and I sat up so many nights with him because I didn't want to leave him. I feel for you bogey hope you get a good sleep tonight after all that exercise. Love boop

boop2 (106 )    9:38 pm, 17 Jul

 5229.           Hey, thanks for the living channel tip boop 2 :o)

          I'll see if we still get that - we cut back sky majorly (no movies, sport...), but do still have digital...

soniat-d (153 )    9:39 pm, 17 Jul

 5230.           I get a mammogram every year

          since I was 45 and I get them on my health insurance along with a breast check and gyny check. I walk every day and try to be healthy. I certainly don't live in fear of cancer but I think its wise to not be ignorant either. My mother died within 3 months of diagnosis and I was 8 months pregnant - I had a daughter, helped alot with my grief.

scottygirl_1 (19 )    9:41 pm, 17 Jul

 5231.        We'll excuse you for jumping in bed with him

          bogeyi ;o) I do it too often with Em LOL! Ryan is so adorable, I wanted to hug him up while I was with you guys, Josh had better watch out when he comes up here ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:42 pm, 17 Jul

 5232.           Which health insurance do you have out of

          interest Scotty? We're looking at changing the girls plans as so annoyed with Southern Cross (I've been with them since I was 4 months old!)

soniat-d (153 )    9:44 pm, 17 Jul

 5233.           thanks guys

          hard to beleive in a week our second journey starts.

bogeyi (484 )    9:44 pm, 17 Jul

 5234.        You're welcome in here anytime persioux ;o)

          Sorry all, I must bale, have awful back pain (upper spine) tonight so need to stay mobile. Purple stuff is helping... Have a good eveining ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:46 pm, 17 Jul

 5235.           Its come around quick hasn't it bogeyi?

          I think of Ryan often, and Tyler too ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:46 pm, 17 Jul

 5236.           sorry sonia what purple stuff?

          I am off to bed, night

boop2 (106 )    10:00 pm, 17 Jul

 5237.        Anti Flamme - Herbal relief cream

          Magic on sore muscles and joints ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    10:02 pm, 17 Jul

 5238.        Meths?

          was the onlypurple stuff I could think of LOL

janetmk1 (38 )    10:05 pm, 17 Jul

 5239.           Sorry Sonia

          Just my warped sense of humour coming out.... usually manage to contain it on here :/

janetmk1 (38 )    10:06 pm, 17 Jul

 5240.           I have Southern Cross

          Specialist and Hospital care. I only get 1,300 per year! Can't change plans though as it will not cover any pre- exisiting cond.

scottygirl_1 (19 )    10:06 pm, 17 Jul

 5241.        poor Ryan has just come out

          crying he keeps waking up and gets frustrated with it, wonder if his brain is working overtime.

bogeyi (484 )    10:09 pm, 17 Jul

 5242.           Bogeyi

          Do you think he got over excited tonight? Or is he worrying? Will he fall asleep in front of tv?

janetmk1 (38 )    10:11 pm, 17 Jul

 5243.           janetmk1 dont think its from over excited

          as its been happening most nights lately, once asleep hes ok just getting there, he falls asleep then jerks awake and gives himself a fright.

bogeyi (484 )    10:13 pm, 17 Jul

 5244.        Ah Scotty mine was $1300 too for chemo

          I still have chemo brain - can't use that excuse for much longer LOL

soniat-d (153 )    10:16 pm, 17 Jul

 5245.           Sounds like his mind is working overtime...

          only reason I asked is my Ryan does that a lot, hes forever coming in after hes gone to bed. He sleep walks, jerks awake, yells in his sleep. I hope your lad settles soon, wish I had a magic answer.....let me know if you find one :))

janetmk1 (38 )    10:21 pm, 17 Jul

 5246.           thanks janetmk1

          hasnt come back out yet so hopefully hes in the land of nod.

bogeyi (484 )    10:23 pm, 17 Jul

 5247.        I used to have that too when I was a kid!

          I've heard there's a name for it (can't remember it of course) but its in that transition stage from light into heavy sleep. I'd suddely feel like the floor had given way and I was suddenly falling and I'd wake in a huge jump. Happened often back then - still remember it like it was yesterday. Poor boys - my sympathies ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    10:27 pm, 17 Jul

 5248.      Hi everyone ;o)

          I'm off to my Vit C thingee shortly - we all slept in this morning so its been a panic getting the girls out the door LOL Phew! All in calm now :o) Thinking of Josh and Paula all night - hope the night eas OK for you both (((((hugs)))))

soniat-d (153 )    8:42 am, 18 Jul

 5249.         Good Morning

          How do you feel after your vit c Sonia? My dad was a huge believer in Vit c, he swore by it for everything and was always healthy.(alzheimers took him 2 years ago)I am seriously considering it for myself and one of my sons. DO most gps nurses do it or will I have to go somewhere else?

janetmk1 (38 )    9:11 am, 18 Jul

 5250.         Cancer Sux big time!!

          Just needed to say that having bad morning in our household. hubby up at 4am back to bed now. hate watching them suffer.:( why why why,.roller coaster ride never sure where the next dip or turn is going to be. needed to vent!thinking of luke and his wee boy on way to wellington and wee man josh.

                                                                                                            kiwikaz3 (8 )    9:25 am, 18 Jul

5251.          Hi everyone

          So sad to read about Josh when I got in last night. I hope Paula can feel all our (((HUGS))). So sad they won't be getting their trip until late. Poor Josh will be so disappointed. But it WILL happen not too far in the future. Hi Janet..still haven't been to buy a CD Rom. Will get around to it later in the week. I agree Vit C is a great healer and preventative. Let's hope it does it's stuff for you Sonia. It must be helping. How are your veins holding up? A friend of mind does a lot of scrapbooking and I think she buys a lot from overseas via the internet.

maewest (76 )    9:28 am, 18 Jul

 5252.          Kwikaz so sorry

          to hear things have not been flash with you overnight. It is a roller coaster ride...not one which we choose to be on. I was talking to a couple yesterday..he has had major surgery for oesophagus cancer. Has lost heaps of weight, but overall he wasn't looking too bad but....his wife looked really stressed and upset. It is just so hard for family dealing with it all. The patient is focused on what they have to do and where they are going and the people around them are along for the ride. Don't know that this is coming out quite right, but I'm sure you will understand what I mean. (((HUGS))) to you

maewest (76 )    9:35 am, 18 Jul

 5253.          Joystik your wig

          looks amazing. What a fantastic colour. You look a million dollars. Good luck with your assessment today. I'm sure you will fly through it. Good luck XX. Hiya Bettyboop. Sounds like you are doing great work with your charity shop. There are a couple of charity shops in Rangiora which I visit often. Great bargains to be had! Would love to do something like that one day. At the moment my days off are precious. The for is starting to lift here now, Boy it was thick last night when I was driving home. It was okay until I drove over the Waimak Bridge then couldn't see in front of my nose...hate that!!You have a lovely day XX

maewest (76 )    9:47 am, 18 Jul

 5254.          maewest

          thanks. know what you mean, watching them lose weight is hard and you just wonder how much more they can take. hopefully he will be feeling better after a sleep? just gave him a massage and hes gone of to sleep. :)

kiwikaz3 (8 )    10:06 am, 18 Jul

 5255.          It must be so hard

          for you. I do hope he is feeling better when he wakes up. Nothing quite like a massage. I remember when I was going through chemo last year, my sister came to stay for a month and massaged by bald head every night before I went to bed. It felt so yum. I think I remember reading that you are Landylass's niece? Have I got that right?

maewest (76 )    10:11 am, 18 Jul

 5256.          maewest

          yep i am landylass neice :)

kiwikaz3 (8 )    10:31 am, 18 Jul

 5257.          i got to get

          moving as i am going out to school today as my kids need me too. hate leaving him when hes having a bad day,but i feel guilty for the kids as they hardly get me at school anymore they have been so good. oldest one gets picked on alot dad dosent even know hes doing it he just takes alot of his frustrations out on him and its hard to watch. cancer sux.

kiwikaz3 (8 )    10:36 am, 18 Jul

 5258.          life is so bloody cruel

          sorry janet hope he is okay when he wakes. I just popped in to see how joshi was. Poor Ryan too ,I sometimes do that now if I am stressed wake myself up with such a start.Hope you ended up having a good sleep Ryan.Hugs for your wonderful mum. Hi maewest, yes it is a good cause. I just found out the young boy we sponsered in judo has won a gold medal in Tahiti so how's that coming from little old Granity. Take care.

boop2 (106 )    10:45 am, 18 Jul

 5259.          Oh no ... poor wee Joshi

          How devestating for you all that you have to postpone your trip. You will get to do it soon though I'm sure ... so Joshi - get well soon okay buddy!! I'm constantly thinking of you Paula and Joshi. Heaps and heaps of hugs for you all!

meridian1 (295 )    12:53 pm, 18 Jul

 5260.          Bogeyi,

          Im also thinking of you guys constantly to! I hope you are all well with the transplant date getting closer! Big hugs for Ryan!!! Sending love to you all!

meridian1 (295 )    12:56 pm, 18 Jul

 5261.          Hi Janetmk ;o)

          Well its funny, the infusion takes a good couple of hours (I go twice a week) and I actually find the infusion hard going, think my veins are stuffed from the chemo etc, so I'm not comfortable, but everyone else there seems completely unbothered by it, so don't read too much into my experience ;o) So I feel tired and achy at the end but about 5-10 mins later I feel fine. So today I woke up with a cough and it got worse and worse and I lost my voice by end of treatment - I was looking like I'd have to retire to bed!?! Well, an hour later, voice is back, cough is gone, feel great ;o) So its good powerful stuff! I'm still working up the the full dose, I'm expecting that once I get up to there, I won't get coughs to start with ;o) Not everyone does them - if you tell me which suburb of Wellington you're in/would prefer, I can get my clinic to look up their database and tell you someone local that does it - no probs ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    1:02 pm, 18 Jul

 5262.          Hi Sonia

          The Vit C sounds great! I'm please that you are feeling really good about it. You must be disappointed that Paula's trip has had to be postponed. I know how much you were looking forward to it!

meridian1 (295 )    1:11 pm, 18 Jul

 5263.          Aw joystick ...

          your wig looks so pretty. YOU look so pretty, and so well! Good luck with your final assesment. Would you mind giving Paula my love if you do see her at Kew? Thanks a million!

meridian1 (295 )    1:16 pm, 18 Jul

 5264.          Hi Maewest

          How's it going? Have you sorted out your CD rom yet? (no bruises on your knee?). Cant believe how quickly this thread has grown even since the 5000 was reached. Did you see the post from my sister? I have told her all about you people. Bogeyi, her FIL (a regular donor) has the same blood type as Ryan. I'm gonna tell everyone I know to donate blood whenever they can! Love to everyone!

meridian1 (295 )    1:23 pm, 18 Jul

 5265.          Hi there Meridian

          Getting my CD Rom sorted tomorrow. Rang a local computer whizz. Getting a DVD Rom thingee installed. He charges $20 for installation. I'm happy to pay less stress!!!And knee is fine!!! lol. Hey Boop, I bet you felt proud when that young boy won in Tahiti. Well done! Boy it is still really foggy and cold here. Have just brought the washing in and put in front of the fire. Better get some housework done shortly...the cat brought a young hare in yesterday while we were at work. First I knew was at 1am this morning. Was just going to bed when the cat came screaming out of the front bedroom chasing what I thought was a squealing rat!! They darted between my legs. Found the poor little hare hiding behind the couch!! Dropped it over the fence into the paddock and it has gone this morning. Phew!! Will have to pull the beds out and see what sort of mess I can find!!

maewest (76 )    2:08 pm, 18 Jul

 5266.       Yes Meridian I'm so disappointed, mainly for Joshi

          but for all of us really. I was looking forward to getting out on the boat again too - its been too long! Hope Josh and Paula are getting on OK today (((((hugs)))))

soniat-d (153 )    3:30 pm, 18 Jul

 5267.          hey guys i txted paula to see how she was

          they are doing ok, flying to chch tomorrow.

bogeyi (484 )    3:33 pm, 18 Jul

 5268.          Hi ladies, its me,Late again, but better late than

          Another busy day in this house, as usual. Made the appointment for the contact Assessment for Real Estate and it is 1pm on Tuesday, after Oncology Clinic. So I have a wee bit of time to brush up on the final bits and pieces. Cloudy and cold here today and I've got a sniffly nose - just hoping its not the start of something nasty! More vitamin C required perhaps?? I had a txt from Paula earlier, and Josh was going for a CT scan and the plan is for them to fly up to CHCH sometime tomorrow. I am unsure if they know what exactly is the problem yet....

joystik (283 )    4:09 pm, 18 Jul

 5269.          Hi Sonia, how many Vit C transfusions have you....

          had now? How long does it take to get up to the full size dose? Good job your cough disappeared,dont want you sick too. Hope the day is better there than here. I used to "fall" in my sleep at night too,and remember it like yesterday too, but haven't done that for a long time now. Perhaps its something that you do and remember very vividly when you are a child? Its a terrible feeling, and you certainly wake up with a jolt.

joystik (283 )    4:19 pm, 18 Jul

 5270.          Hi Boeyi, Hope Ryan is feeling OK today. Poor

          wee man will have such a lot running round in his head. I have empathy for him and know how I felt going in to hospital for the proceedures that I have had, and know that he knows only too well whats in store for him cos he's been there before. Does he sleep in the day time when he hasn't slept much at night?? I never can, just get more tired, and then sometimes that makes it even harder to sleep. I been thinking about you guys heaps and hope its all runs smoothly for you this time. Hugs to you all.....

joystik (283 )    4:22 pm, 18 Jul

 5271.          hi Joystik, Ryans good today

          at hospital tomorrow for bloods will need a transfusion before he goes to surgery on Thursday. I feel like crap this afternoon feel all stuffed up in the head, taken aspro and will get the biggest dose of Vit C tomorrow in fact might go down now if I can get achy bones off the couch.

bogeyi (484 )    4:25 pm, 18 Jul

 5272.          Hi Busy Boop, you are right about volunteers..

          in these small communities. Every time the fire siren goes here, the whole town wakes up and all those men drop what they are doing and go, just because they are happy to serve the community in that way. We would be in Dire straights if they didnt wouldnt we? Op shopping is great fun. We get some really nice stuff through the clothing shop here because it comes down from Queenstown apparently, so there are often lots of labels and posh designer things! When we moved here I took probably at least 20 banan box's of clothing and all sorts up there for them to sell, and they were really stoked. Then I discovered Trade Me! However I was pleased for them to have it to make some money, cos there is always someone wanting a handout isnt there. Good on you sponsered bloke for his achievements.

joystik (283 )    4:27 pm, 18 Jul

 5273.          Yeah Bogeyi, my head is really stuffy just now

          too. Hope its not somedirty Bot thats going about, or I might as well have gone to the 21st with all the young people on Saturday night. I should almost be Not neutropenic by now hopefuly, so might feel better tomorrow. I think this happened last time too? Shame I cant remember 3 weeks ago!

joystik (283 )    4:30 pm, 18 Jul

 5274.          Hey Maewest, your cat is a bit of a character

          bringing in a hare?? He must be a fast cat cos those things run like the clappers!! Our lovely pedigree Abyssinian is the most terrific hunter,but always brings things in still alive, and calls me to take them from him....ALIVE! Never kills things, but sometimes let them go just before you are ready! One night I got 4 live mice in 35 minutes! I have to take hold of the tail, and then say 'let it go for Mum' and he lets it go!! Then I have to get rid of it! Oh what I have to endure for this lovely cat. The other one we had, also an Abyssinian, used to bring in spiders, crickets, huhu beetles, lizards, and any other bugs and beetles he could find. He would have them completewly in his mouth and would open his mouth and let them run out onto the floor.....not always pleasant. I must admit I like mice more than spiders etc...

joystik (283 )    4:36 pm, 18 Jul

 5275.          Hi kiwikaz, sorry you are having a bit of a rough.

          run at the moment too. Seems like there is a bit of rough stuff about just now. Glad you were able to go to school today for your children. They do love that. I used to go to everything whe we lived closer to the school and Lauren was younger, but there not so much to go to once they are at college. Lauren spent many years getting picked on an bullied by other children too, and its most unpleasant. One boy up in Nelson found that I became most unpleasant, when he persisted in his gross behaviour, and soon stipped once I started on him! The school up there wasn't overly helpful either which was a shame. There is enough to deal with in daily life for lots of kids with out the extras! Thinking of you all lots....take care...

joystik (283 )    4:41 pm, 18 Jul

 5276.          Hi janet, scotty and meridian, nice to see you...

          thanks for your nice comments about the wig. I think it looks good and its ok to wear too. I put it on in the moring and take it off when I go to bed, and it is really quite comfortable. I'm quite used to it now and will need it for a few months to come, so I guess its a good thing it is ok. Must go and get dinner now....see you all again soon....Hugs to you all...

joystik (283 )    4:49 pm, 18 Jul

 5277.          Hi Joystik

          Another big and busy week more down!! Hope your sniffles don't come to anything. You don't need that just now. I have just found where the wee hare was hiding. Behind a chest of drawers in spare bedroom. I'd say it had been there for a couple of days going by the mess. All cleaned up now...the room smells of dettol! Yip, birds, lizards etc etc. Yuck!

maewest (76 )    4:50 pm, 18 Jul

 5278.          Bogey, Ryan & Tyler

          A huge week for you all too. My love and thoughts are with you all. It will be good when it is all over. Shame that you have a cold just to top it all off. Yip Vit C, Vit C, VitC!!You take care bogey XX

maewest (76 )    4:53 pm, 18 Jul

 5279.          Yeah ... take care bogeyi

          Sorry to hear that you are feeling aweful. You have so much on your plate right now. Please tell Tyler that I think he ROCKS!!!! And tell Ryan I think he is one tough little dude. I bet he is getting good at the Spiderman game.

meridian1 (295 )    5:01 pm, 18 Jul

 5280.          thanks meridian and maewest

          maewest sending you an email in a few seconds, went down and got my vitc and echineca (sp) and some day and night stuff to help with the head. Ryan has just informed me hes doing his ninja training on matrix path of neo, he just loves matrix must remember to go and buy the movies for hospital.

bogeyi (484 )    5:11 pm, 18 Jul

 5281.          ooohhhh - he'll love that bogeyi

          Hope the echinacea and vit c do the trick - and quickly!

meridian1 (295 )    5:14 pm, 18 Jul

 5282.          Hi bogey

          I hope you feel better my heart goes out to you and yours, god bless. I am thinking of you and the boys all the time. Take care.

boop2 (106 )    5:15 pm, 18 Jul

 5283.          Hi joystick

          remind me never to get one of those abiss or whatever they are called couldn,t stand that , I HATE MICE.

boop2 (106 )    5:20 pm, 18 Jul

 5284.          Hi maewest

          you are a brave wee soul tackling the hare I don,t mind them but hate mice I prefer spiders. I spelt Sponsor wrong before I hate that. No Matter you knew what I meant. It has been cloudy here today b ut got heaps done. Must go back and ask joystick something.

boop2 (106 )    5:24 pm, 18 Jul

 5285.          Hi joystick

          I don't know a lot about roses I put a lot of mushroom compost on today and have an idea roses don't like them. I wanted to get two standard iceburgs for each side of the front door. What do you think?( one each side)

boop2 (106 )    5:28 pm, 18 Jul

 5286.          Thanks bogey

          I can't believe how long it has taken me to find out how to contact you!! I declare I don't have chemobrain any more!! I have just sent Paula a text and had a reply. Thank you for that. Will hopefully be able to call in to see them. Haha I'm not brave Bettyboop...I was brave having to clean up the mess!!!

maewest (76 )    5:30 pm, 18 Jul

5287.          sonia glad your coughs gone

          What is your next step with the oncologist or have you finished everything? Did you check out the scrap booking on Skye?

boop2 (106 )    5:30 pm, 18 Jul

 5288.          Sonia

          Thanx Sonia , I live in Tawa. I have constantly low iron and the vit c would really help heaps to absorb the iron suppliments I take.

janetmk1 (38 )    5:34 pm, 18 Jul

5289.          Maewest

          That really made me laugh hearing what your cat brought in coz our 3 cats are always bringing in live birds and mice. Then they chase them round the house and I chase the cats and my sons chase me coz they want me to let the cats have their catches. One even cornered a stoat/ferret a few weeks ago.

janetmk1 (38 )    5:44 pm, 18 Jul

 5290.          hey soniat-d

          do u remember me from ages ago? lol... I found a lump in my breast (nov 05) and went to the docs she told me to wait a month and if its still there to go back well I didn't go back till may this year (different doc) said he found another lump...well anyways I have a breast Ultrasound on thursday. Just wondering if you know anything about these? memba im only 20 (was 19 when i talked to ya :) )

wagon_styles (215 )    5:44 pm, 18 Jul

 5291.       Yes Wagonstyles!

          I certainly do remember you! I started a thread back in January asking after you but.... nada! Naughty you leaving it so long! Good luck with the ultrasound - yes I swear by them, well with the cancer I have anyway, cancer shows up loud and clear on those (if thats what it is) - my lumps look like big black filled in circles. Try not to panic - most lumps are benign, but please get it checked out ASAP, get it over and done with ;o) GOOD LUCK! And thanks for posting :o)

soniat-d (153 )    5:52 pm, 18 Jul

 5292.          Oh and wagonstyles,

          please pop us in and let us know the ultrasound results, either way - I like the happy endings :o)

soniat-d (153 )    5:53 pm, 18 Jul

 5293.          Ok Janet ;o)

          I'll try and remember to ring them tomorrow - please remind me if you hear nothing by say 2pm ;o) No probs!

soniat-d (153 )    5:54 pm, 18 Jul

 5294.          Hi Joystick ;o)

          Hey thanks for the lovely surprise parcel for the girls - how totally sweet of you! They were thrilled! Actually the respite from the cold was short lived was great for a few hours - now back to awful again :o/!!! Nothing compared to my chemo experiences though ;o) I should be reaching my max dose Friday or next Tuesday. Its supposed to get up to 300 in my system - last friday I was at 205.

soniat-d (153 )    5:59 pm, 18 Jul

 5295.          hehe will do

          yeah I had a 2 month wait after the doc sent the letter off but its ok, kinda freaky tho. I wish you all the best. I will start a thread on thursday when I get home let ya know what happened. so if is benign it wont show up as black? thanx :)

wagon_styles (215 )    5:59 pm, 18 Jul


5296.       Hope you feel better bogeyi ;o)

          I take 4-6 1g tablets of VitC every day orally, on top of the IV stuff - you can't really take too much they say - side effect of too much is getting the runs, but no signs of that with me yet ;o) Hope you improve soon :o)

soniat-d (153 )    6:01 pm, 18 Jul

 5297.          Doesn't necessarily mean its cancer if its black

          is my understanding, though with me it always has been... They'll tell you. If it looks suspicious they'll take a needle biopsy - sounds awful its actually a doddle, again taking biopsy doen't mean is the monster, but you will have to wait a horrible few days for the results ;o) Please post in here too - I often only have time to check out this one thread these days - busy busy busy! I would like to hear what they say! Thanks :o)

soniat-d (153 )    6:05 pm, 18 Jul

 5298.          thankyou so much

          you can always put my mind at ease :) I will definatly post in here then. Better go look after son now :) take care

wagon_styles (215 )    6:06 pm, 18 Jul

 5299.          Hi Maewest - getting a new toy eh?!

          Exciting! Worth the sore leg?! LOL

soniat-d (153 )    6:07 pm, 18 Jul

 5300.         Hundee :o)


soniat-d (153 )    6:07 pm, 18 Jul

5301.         Hi Everyone

          I wish I had time to stay on here to catch up on everyone. CHANGE OF PLANS AGAIN. Josh's CT scan was clear, they think its viral what he's got, going to keep him at Kew. His temp spiked this morning to 38.7 so will continue with the antibiotics etc and see how it all goes. Thanks so much to you all for your constant thought, love and support. Really appreciate it. So Joystik we will be there tomorrow, pop a head in. Perhaps not too close?? Ok better go unpack for Christchurch and repack for Invercargill. Lots a love Paula xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Bogey I hope you are ok?? Sonia - So gutted we didnt get to meet - this time, we will though!! xoxoxox

paulaxx (78 )    6:12 pm, 18 Jul

 5302.         Maewest

          Sorry again, maybe next time.. thanks everyone love to you all xoxo

paulaxx (78 )    6:22 pm, 18 Jul

 5303.         No worries Paula ;o)

          Thats good news isn't it - the clear scan? So when's he moving to Invercargill? Got a wee parcel to send to him - was going to send it to your home, but would hospital be better (if so, which one?!) Thx ;o) xoxoxoxox

soniat-d (153 )    6:23 pm, 18 Jul

 5304.         paula great news you dont need to go

          to chch, big hugs to josh.

bogeyi (484 )    6:33 pm, 18 Jul

 5305.         ditto.


iluvu (259 )    7:26 pm, 18 Jul

 5306.      How are you feeling now bogeyi?

          Supplements helping at all?

soniat-d (153 )    7:38 pm, 18 Jul

 5307.         hiya sonia

          feeling better thanks got vit c and echineca (sp) and some day night pills heads feeling much better. What about you did I see a few posts back you have a cold again????

bogeyi (484 )    7:41 pm, 18 Jul

 5308.         Yep, voice is dodgy and I'm tired as

          But then I've been up till midnight the past few nights, tidying the house, doing loads of washing etc. Silly me. Hopefully will kick it overnight tonight (will take it easy ;o) as I'm hosting coffee group here tomorrow! Don't want to cancel it!?!

soniat-d (153 )    7:49 pm, 18 Jul

 5309.         Good news and so pleased that Josh isn't going....

          to Chriustchurch, so now I can go and give him a hug tomorrow. Anyone else want me to give him a hug too?? Pleased his CT scan was clear - that makes one smile!

joystik (283 )    8:18 pm, 18 Jul

 5310.      Sure does Joystik ;o)

          I'm so thrilled for him :o) Yes please, give him a hug from me too ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    8:19 pm, 18 Jul

 5311.         Yep Joystick

          Please give him (and Paula) a hug from me too!

meridian1 (295 )    8:41 pm, 18 Jul

 5312.         Ok will do! A wee boy and his mum could never

          have too many hugs could they. Have you seen poor wee Koens site? What a beautiful little boy he is. He is just gorgeous. That poor family have been through so much....Hugs to you all Luke....

joystik (283 )    9:13 pm, 18 Jul

 5313.      I know Joystik

          I can't believe the bad luck of it all, and yes he's a stunning looking kid. He may have a battle ahead of him, but I'm sure with a smile like that he will win :o) (((((hugs))))) to Luke and his family too xoxoxox

soniat-d (153 )    9:22 pm, 18 Jul

 5314.      I think so too Sonia. Poor wee man lost his ....

          Mummy too, how awful. Luke seems to be a wonderful dad with the 3 of them. It wouldn't be easy would it. I wouldn't fancy raising one child on my own let alone 3. I wonder how Twinkies and Briyanna are getting on? Theres nothing in her journal or guestbook. Hopefully no news is good news..

joystik (283 )    9:38 pm, 18 Jul

 5315.         Hi joystick, sonia, paula, maewest, twinkie

          yes, I am on the hug list for joshi and Paula. Where do I find Lukes thread looked yesterday but couldn't find it?

boop2 (106 )    9:40 pm, 18 Jul

 5316.         Boop, sorry it took me so long to reply to you....

          Roses are big feeders, so I'm sure mushroom compost would go down a treat. I think One Icebery ecah side of your front door would look fabulous. Be careful not to plant them too close to the path though. My neighbours have 4 standard roses planted up each side of their path, and when they are flowering, you can't actually walk up the path, because they are planted way too close. Happy gardening!! Abyssinian cats are just beautiful despite the live prey they bring in!! See you tomorrow.....

joystik (283 )    9:44 pm, 18 Jul

 5317.         Boop, just go to caring bridge and put the wee

          boys name in there and you will get it. He's Koen and he is just blonde and gorgeous.......

joystik (283 )    9:45 pm, 18 Jul

 5318.         Maewest, I'm so pleased you found the hare!!!

          They can make such a blimmin mess, almost as much as a live bird let go inside!! Feathers everywhere and rips in the nets, and bird crap on the wall paper!!! I'm am speaking from experience here. You having an early night tonight???

joystik (283 )    9:47 pm, 18 Jul

 5319.         Bogeyi and Sonia, I hope you are having an early..

          night tonight?? Might be all you need to have you both germ free and fighting fit tomorrow. Maybe I should do the same. Feel quite hot actually...maybe I should take my temp too???

joystik (283 )    9:49 pm, 18 Jul

 5320.         Don't you dare get sick joystick you

          are doing so well. Thanks for that advice on the roses it helped. I found that wee fella kohen's site , god it breaks your heart that poor father.Night.

boop2 (106 )    10:28 pm, 18 Jul

 5321.         I'm off to bed now....took the temp at 10 and....

          IT WAS 37.1. So I will take it again in a minute and see whats happening. Its usually about 36.5 or so. Nite nite every one ....sweet dreams and see you all tomorrow...((((HUGS))))

joystik (283 )    10:55 pm, 18 Jul

 5322.         Nite everyone

          I blobbed in front of the tv tonight. Joystik I hope that temp doesn't go up any further. Good luck with your assessment. Sonia hope you are feeling better in the morning. I have looked up little Koen's site. What a tragic story. I was going to write a message, but didn't know what to say. Will post one soon. Paula, I'm sorry I won't get to see you, but I'm so pleased you don't have to come to Chch after all. Nite nite Josh and Ryan. Sweet dreams. And goodnight to everyone else. Heading out for the day tomorrow...will be back tomorrow night XXXX

maewest (77 )    12:16 am, 19 Jul

 5323.      Hi all well my temp rose to 38.8 last night

          and is still that this morning :o/ !!! Had to cancel coffee group - damn shame! Off to book appt with docs. Hope everyone else is better. Cheers Sonia ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    7:53 am, 19 Jul

 5324.         oh bugger sonia what a shame

          well me and the boys are off to get bloods done on both of them...should be fun Paula and Josh hope your ok today, hello everyone else. Well must shoot taxi is here.

bogeyi (484 )    8:13 am, 19 Jul

 5325.         Morning all, must have been the night for the high

          temp thing!! Mine only went to 37.1 and I took it again at 11.20 and it was still 37.1 so I just went off to sleep and was still alive wen I woke up!! Feel much better this morning and not so stuffy in the head. This happened to me in the last week, last time too, Must be something to do with being Neutropenic. Good luck with the bloods Bogeyi. Hope your day treats you well. Sorry about your coffee group Sonia. Always dissappointing when stuff like this happens. Hope you are feeling better through the day. Enjoy your day off Maewest.

joystik (283 )    8:19 am, 19 Jul