Sunday, 18 May 2014

Spring 2013

So at my appointment in February the consultant said he was pleased with my weight loss but was concerned with my pale 'English rose complexion' and that my endo may have got worse again. He decided the best away forward was for another lap and dye. 

I waited and waited for the appointment and after some pushing from my husband, friends and colleagues, I phoned the hospital to see what was happening. Greeted by a not so friendly secretary I was told that the consultant hadn't marked part of the notes correctly so she had sent my file to be put away and hadn't passed it over to the treatment centre to be scheduled. She said she would do it over the next few days and I should call the treatment centre the following week, which I did. When I called they'd just had my file and said it had been marked as urgent and they could fit me in the following week as there had been a cancellation. This took me a bit by surprise so I spoke to my husband, my Mum and my boss, who all encouraged me to take the date and move forward and that's exactly what I did. The following day I went for my pre-op and bloods.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Baking & blogging!!

So no doubt some of you will have noticed that I have not blogged for quite a while. This is for a couple of reasons, so I will tell you my excuses now! First of our laptop broke and wouldn't stay on for more than a few minutes at a time, which is a bit of a problem when it comes to blogging/typing/doing anything  remotely useful. My place of work doesn't allow us on sites like blogger so I couldn't up date you in my lunch break. Anyway our laptop is now replaced and I have made notes over the last year of things I'd like to share. 
I also wasn't sure that people were overly interested in what I was writing about but after quite a few requests I'm back. I still can't believe how many people, far and wide, actually read my blog! It's quite flattering to know that people from the USA, Denmark, Nigeria, amongst other places, are actually reading my blog. Either that or they've clicked on it in error!!

Monday, 4 February 2013

I'm back!!!!!

So, after lots of 'are you still blogging?', 'when's your next blog?' etc.....I'm back by popular demand!!!!

It's been over six months since my last blog and I've had so much going on I've not taken the time to blog but now I've purposely made time and promise to do so in the future.
So, what has been taking up my time? Firstly I turned 30!! Part of me wasn't bothered, part of me really was bothered!! After much debating I celebrated by having a meal with the family and it was great to get my Mum and Dad, all the siblings and their children together. My two oldest nieces spoilt their old aunty with a pair of lovely balloons! I also went late night, glow in the dark, UV bowling with my dear husband and a close group of friends! They also spoilt me with pressies and a gorgeous chocolate cake. Like the responsible adult I am I got so drunk I could barely get up the stairs to bed and was quite poorly through the night and into the next day. Not the correct behaviour for a 30 year old! I think my liver and kidneys are still recovering and I've not had a proper drink since! I was also spoilt by my lovely work colleagues who not only got me gifts but also made a big fuss of me and decorated my desk and even put up posters around the office, just to be sure nobody missed that I was turning 30!! All the fuss made the whole issue of turning 30 much easier to deal with.

Thursday, 7 June 2012


So, today was the first day back at work for many of us following of the Jubilee bank holiday weekend and what a weekend of British celebrations it has been!! Street parties, river pageants, concerts led by the great Gary Barlow, bunting, Pimms, roast dinners and barbeques!!! You can’t get much better!!

I know some people aren’t of the same opinion as me but I personally love the Queen, and the rest of the royals for that matter. Queen at 26 and 60 years later, and at 86 still working the equivalent of probably two full time jobs you can’t help but admire her. A fast changing world, scandals and losses can not shake her. I’m proud to say I will be there waving my flag in Market Square when she visits Nottingham next week. Just to see her, even from a distance, would be incredible and probably a once in a lifetime opportunity. And, for those of you that say you’re not a fan and dislike her, I presume you didn’t watch any of the television coverage, including the concert and went to work on Tuesday? Thought not! So suck it up, you love her too!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Pinch, punch, first of the month!!

I want to start my second blog by saying a HUGE thank you for all the amazing feedback I've had from my first blog. I was overwhelmed by all the supportive comments and messages from other women sharing their experiences, ranging from trying for a baby, being pregnant, miscarriage and other difficulties. One or two made me shed a tear and I thank you all for getting in touch.

So, whats happened in the last few weeks on the baby front? Well, not much to be quite honest, although there was a little ray of light, for 3 short days at least. My monthly 'gift from mother nature' (as the advert says) was three days late. For those of you that have at some point have had to keep a note of your monthly cycle for baby making purposes, you'll know too well how much your cycle rules your life. From noting the first day of your period, to taking your temperature and then peeing on a stick to see if your ovulating and peeing on a different one to see if your pregnant. Frankly its a lot of peeing and poking yourself, often with no result. 

Saturday, 10 March 2012

The first of many

So this is my first blog and hopefully the first of many, unfortunately I don't know where to start! I've written blogs before but never had the balls to publish them! So here I am, with balls, although theoretical ones! It'll be no surprise to some of my friends that I've written blogs before and not dared to let anyone read them. I've been working on a novel for four years and only let three people read the first few chapters, so the chance of me ever having the balls to send it to an agent are slim to none.

Laptop on a pink rug, next to a pot of pens, headphones and a board that reads 'you got this'