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351.   good morning everyone
  Hello Sonia nice to see you back. We had a good night last night will wait and see what the docs say today.

bogeyi (484 )    7:49 am, 24 Aug

352.   Good morning everyone ,
  Welcome home Sonia, although I have missed a couple of days of catching up with this message board, I am sure you will have a million things to keep you busy with, now that you are home. Best wishes for you as you get back into your routines again. And thank you for posting holiday pics ...we all feel that Fiji would be quite a nice place to be lately, what with this last little wintery weather sting !!

farmerlloyd (24 )    8:10 am, 24 Aug

353.   I cannot go off to my chores without saying
  WELL DONE with your new job!! See, there are some sensible intelligent and understanding bosses out there ( and that includes some male ones !!!) I wish you all the best. About your runabout? would it help if I told you my son has been on to me about getting an Isuzu wizard also!! We do have an Isuzu much the same. It will have to do for a while longer!

farmerlloyd (24 )    8:17 am, 24 Aug

354.   Ooops looks as if I miissed your name

farmerlloyd (24 )    8:19 am, 24 Aug

355.   I am awake even if it doesn't look like it
  But am rushing to get organised for the day To everyione else here, hope your day goes well Landylass, I am sorry your heart function test has returned not such good news. You would think they would have been monitoring your heart all the way through!

farmerlloyd (24 )    8:24 am, 24 Aug

356.   Good Morning All
  This is just the most amazing place for support... although we have only been fighting this for 16 days (see I'm counting) - I feel really lucky to be here to and have your support... especially from those of you who have been fighting the monster for such long periods of time... you are all so amazingly strong.... thanks.... as I type I am sitting in waiting room at Dunedin Public Hospital while John is in having his CT scan... don't really know how I feel... hopeful of course... I will let you know as soon as we get results... my love and prayers to you all xxx

thegeeza (28 )    8:43 am, 24 Aug

357.   Good luck with everything thegeeza
  ((((hugs)))) from me also, wishing John the very best of luck with the scan xoxo

soniat-d (153 )    8:52 am, 24 Aug

  WOOHOO! Missed that excellent piece of news (and many others I suspect!) That's awesome. So happy for you ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    8:53 am, 24 Aug

359.   Hi Farmerlloyd
  Thanks to you too, yep a mountain of washing and days of appointments await, but I'll pop in when I can, will be a while before I catch up on everything, seems like I've been gone a few months LOL

soniat-d (153 )    8:54 am, 24 Aug

360.   Hi Bogeyi ;o)
  Glad you guys had a good night - let us know what the docs say - are you guys open for visitors? I'd love to pop in and shake Ryans hand - I'm a big fan of his ;o) Best wishes for the lovely sunny day xoxoxo

soniat-d (153 )    8:55 am, 24 Aug

361.   Hi Paula :o)
  Wow you have a huge new family of babies doen't you?! Hope Josh is still well, and that Cass is happy, and you guys are too xoxoxo

soniat-d (153 )    8:57 am, 24 Aug

362.   Hi Landylass, boop2, musicmumofone
  gregp3, globalandworlds, landylass, maewest, janetmk1, nztrader, cole2, pomegal, spellchecjk, lookgoodfeelg8, meridian1, cloffie, new2u, kiwikaz3 and anyone else I have at this moment forgotten. xoxoxoxoxoxo What a lovely support we all are to each other. ((((((group hug))))))

soniat-d (153 )    9:01 am, 24 Aug

363.   OK I'm off for my physio etc etc
  Back later :o)

soniat-d (153 )    9:01 am, 24 Aug

364.   Welcome home Sonia,
  looks like you had a lovely holiday (apart from the obvious)In the photos you look recharged and ready to fight again. We are all here fighting with you, you will never fight this alone as long as we are all here!!!!!!!!!!!! Sending strength & warm fuzzies to all and special thoughts to thegeezer & John, fingers crossed for good results XOXOXOXOXOX

cole2 (369 )    9:14 am, 24 Aug

365.   spoke to the bone marrow nurse
  and said I would prefer to go tomorrow so now will wait and see what doc says......anyway the bucket load of meds he needs probally wont be ready to quickly they are so slow over at the hospital..

bogeyi (484 )    9:21 am, 24 Aug

366.   hi! Sonia
  hope your holiday was all you imagined it would be! yukky to all the washing though lol!

cloffie (49 )    9:26 am, 24 Aug

367.   and good morning to everyone else as well!
  alas ! my old brain does not have the high function like Sonia's does I can not reel everyones name off just too much for my memory bank!

cloffie (49 )    9:28 am, 24 Aug

368.   Good morning all
  Sonia, great to see you back. Good luck with organising all you appointments. Do hope oncology can fit you in before the weekend. (((HUGS))) to you

maewest (79 )    9:31 am, 24 Aug

369.   Hi Boop, I can see there will be a few wines to
  be had before long. I had a look in the rose catalogue and YES Barkarole is in there. It is a beautiful rose, and one i haven't got at this stage, but that can all chane in a trip to town!! Did you order a catalogue online?? Just go to Tasman bay roses web site and there is a place to order a free catalogue. Mine only took a couple of days to get here and its beautiful. Makes one want to shop for more roses. Where to plant them is the thing....Have a good day. I've got a busy one again...

joystik (290 )    9:33 am, 24 Aug

370.   Hi cloffie
  it's not going to be a bad day here by the looks of things. A good frost aye? Don't envy you having to jump into your swimming pool on these cold mornings..brrr!

maewest (79 )    9:33 am, 24 Aug

371.   sonia
  welcome home nice to see you back. and did you bring the sunshine for everyone else??!!!

kiwikaz3 (16 )    9:35 am, 24 Aug

372.   Joystik
  good morning. I think we will all have to have a group wine session every time you have a success...and that seems to be every day for you! I love the sound of the new rose Hayley Westenra that you were describing. Think I man have to find a spot for it!Spent yesterday out in the garden...I can hardly move today!!! Lol!!!

maewest (79 )    9:35 am, 24 Aug

373.   thegeeza.
  hope all goes well with the ct scan sending positive vibes your way.

kiwikaz3 (16 )    9:36 am, 24 Aug

374.   the geeza
  my thoughts are with you sitting in that waiting room. Oh the is the worst!! Positive vibes for a good result from John's CT scan (((HUGS)))

maewest (79 )    9:37 am, 24 Aug

375.   joystik
  did you hear the thought for today.?? Life is like a onion you peel it off layer by layer and sometimes you cry! hubby is good today and so is my mum with her arthritis so hopefully a good day expecting another visitor too for lunch. my house is like grand central station most days. usually always someone else here to lend me a hand. ie mum or MIL or friends.. anyway have a lovely day peoples.

kiwikaz3 (16 )    9:39 am, 24 Aug

376.   Hi kwikaz
  hope all is well in your world today. Are you acclimatising back to our weather? Sounds like more rain for you ppl down there. I think it is today that Dize arrives back. (((HUGS))) to you too

maewest (79 )    9:39 am, 24 Aug

377.   hi maewest,
  yep lots of rain cold wind today. fire is going flat out though:) landylass how you today?? thinking of you thanks for the card gave us all a good laugh to start off our day.:)

kiwikaz3 (16 )    9:40 am, 24 Aug

378.   hehe! maewest you are so right
  its not about getting into 34-35 degrees! its the getting out bit "wot pains me!" can see sunshine cant feel it though!

cloffie (49 )    9:41 am, 24 Aug

379.   kwikaz
  love the onion true. So pleased hubby and Mum are having a good day...long may it continue. I'm having a hair cut (trim) today. Second one since chemo...progress!

maewest (79 )    9:43 am, 24 Aug

380.   Janet
  good morning to you. Hope you managed to get some sleepo. It must be exhausting for you having to sit up for most of the night. Don't know how you do it. Have a lovely day XXX

maewest (79 )    9:44 am, 24 Aug

381.   morning everyone.
  Sonia i am glad you are back, good luck with the washing (mine done but will never dry in this weather), hope appointments go well too. Joystik I to love roses will have to go and take a look and order one. Looking for a pure white one, long stemed and perfumed. Hope everyone has a good day, especially the children.Christine

gregp3 (6 )    9:45 am, 24 Aug

382.   Landylass
  can't stop thinking about you. Such a bummer about those results. You are such a lovely lady and don't deserve this after everything else you have been coping with. Have you started that shawl yet? I'm over halfway up the middle section. It's slow going but I am determined to have it finished by the time this babe arrives. Have a lovely day (((HUGS))) to you

maewest (79 )    9:48 am, 24 Aug

383.   gregp3
  good morning to you. For a white perfumed rose you can't go past Margaret of my favourites. It's divine. I'm watching Aster on Gd Morning as I'm typing this. She is such a hoot and the flower arrangements are amazing. She is quite subdued this morning though

maewest (79 )    9:51 am, 24 Aug

384.   Bogey
  you must be so excited about going home. You are probably right about it taking all day to get the meds sorted. Ryan too will be excited. My thoughts with you tday...and every day.(((HUGS)))

maewest (79 )    9:54 am, 24 Aug

385.   And good morning
  to everyone else...Paula, farmerlloyd, meridian, global, icarus, cole2, persioux, nztrader, boop.....oops my brain has run out...and to all of you that I haven't mentioned. Have a lovely day. Back later XXX

maewest (79 )    9:57 am, 24 Aug

386.   How ironic the hospital is bursting
  at the seams there are no beds and they are after ours.....great

bogeyi (484 )    10:01 am, 24 Aug

387.   Gregp, look at Margaret Merrill, the perfume is
  devine....The flowers do fade off to a creamy white but the perfume more than compensates for that. I like it much better than Iceberg, because of the perfume. Its quite cloudy here too but not cold and the washing is 1/2 out. Had lts of phone calls this morning and I am trying to get out the drive on my bike....

joystik (290 )    10:24 am, 24 Aug

388.   Hi geeza, I hope it all goes well with John'
  CT scan this morning. It will be over by now anyway. I got my appointment with all the maps and plans in it this morning, for my markup, so I know exactly where you are. Love to you both and take care of each other....See you later too..

joystik (290 )    10:26 am, 24 Aug

389.   Hi Sonia and a big welcome back to you too.....
  I'm sure we all missed you heaps while you were away and it did seem like ages. Hopefully you will get straight in to see the Onclogist so the next stage planning can begin. I'm sending you lots of faith, hope and love to help you get through this thing, cos I know you can..((((HUGS)))) all for you.......

joystik (290 )    10:28 am, 24 Aug

390.   Kiwikaz, we must listen to the same station.....
  very good thought for the day I thought too. Funny thing is that often I hear that in the morning and then later in the day I get an email with the same message from somewhere in the country. Glad everyone is feeling OK at your house so far. I'm on cloud nine here and had the best sleep ever, didn't wake up once! Love to you and family....

joystik (290 )    10:30 am, 24 Aug

391.   Hi Maewest, dont do too much today will you....
  tomorrow is another day and the work does wait for you. Have a nice day for yourself, maybe a coffee with a friend or something like that. I'm off biking - I am starting to feel withdrawl setting in!! Love to you too....

joystik (290 )    10:32 am, 24 Aug

392.   Hi Bogeyi and Ryan, things are sounding very
  promising for an early realease home are they?? Hope so. I suppose if Ryan is well enough then what other reason is there to keep him. When I was in Kew, they were very short of beds many sick people. hope you have a great day and look forward to hearing good news from you. Hugs to you both....

joystik (290 )    10:34 am, 24 Aug

393.   Hello busy wee Paula and Farmerlloyd over there
  in Gore. Hope the day so far has treated you well. What time do you go feeding claves in the morning Paula?? Hope its not too early. Thinking of you and the excitement that will be coming for young Josh for tomorrow night. Love to you all. Hey farmerlloyd,, these Izusu Wizards seem to have a good reputation. I'm looking for a silver one (Yes! colour does matter!!) probably Auto, and around 1998 onwards. Theres heaps in the North Island, and much cheaper than here but its getting there to see them and such a long drive back. Only 2 I can find in Invercargill so far, but I will keep looking. You have a great day too....

joystik (290 )    10:38 am, 24 Aug

394.   Hi cloffie, I cant imagine getting out of bed to
  an 8 deg frost ans then going into a swimming pool. You are kept very busy with your work arent you. Good thing there are special people like you in the world too. Love to you too and have a good day....

joystik (290 )    10:40 am, 24 Aug

395.   Hi landylass, I hope you are having a quiet day
  after the big shifting day yesterday. So with your heart problem, is there nothing that can be done to help that function return or get any better? Or will you just carry on the same. I see you said that you don't feel any different, but do you think part of your tiredness is coming form the heart thing? I've been thinking lots about you, and I'm sorry for what has happened here. (((HUGS))) to you...Enjoy your day...

joystik (290 )    10:44 am, 24 Aug

396.   Hey Sonia
  Welcome home! We missed you - your updates from over there were so much appreciated felt like you werent quite so far away. Hope your day goes well. xoxo

paulaxx (78 )    10:44 am, 24 Aug

397.   Bogeyi
  TYPICAL!!!! Hope if you do get home today, the whole process is not stressful for you. You may be in your own bed tonight after all huh! Hospitals - mmmmmm! Thinking of you xo

paulaxx (78 )    10:45 am, 24 Aug

398.   Thegeeza
  Thinking of you - hope it all goes ok. Sending you positive vibes - Hugs to you guys

paulaxx (78 )    10:46 am, 24 Aug

399.   Good morning to icarus, cole, meridian,global,
  lookgood, spelcheck,nztrader,and solar, and I wish for you all a fabulous day too. Hope you are able to enjoy whatever the day may bring your way. Thinking of you all.....

joystik (290 )    10:46 am, 24 Aug

400.   Joystik
  Yes its busy alright, we are supposed to be going to have a look at a farm around 12ish today? Hope you are having a great day, hope those business cards are getting sorted as we speak! Love to you Kevin and Lauren xoxoxoxoxoxox

paulaxx (78 )    10:47 am, 24 Aug
401.   Hi Janet...have you slept in?? You have probably
  been up 1/2 the night with the boys. Thinking of you and have a good day too...

joystik (290 )    10:47 am, 24 Aug

402.   Janet, Boop, Meridian, Maewest
  Hi and to anyone else Ive forgotten.... I am so slack I did forget the camera this morning, Have got Josh with a sore throat - B****r it and Cass is home sick! most of her school is down with a horrible flu so hope Josh can hold his own for his debut tomorrow night. I will take the camera tonight when I go and feed my babies. Ive written it on my hand. Hope you are all having a good day. Sending my love to you all xo

paulaxx (78 )    10:49 am, 24 Aug

403.   Hi Paula, I have to go in on Tuesday and have
  photos taken for promotional purposes and business card. Today I need to register for GST, look for a vehicle online to begin with, and GO FOR A BIKE RIDE! I avent been for so long. So, you see I have been resting!! Hope the farm you see is nice, and suits you. Is it over in your area?? Lots of hugs toall you guys....XXXXXXXXXXXXX

joystik (290 )    10:50 am, 24 Aug

404.   Hey good on you for getting the HUNDY Paula,,
  see it doesn't take long to clock them up does it??

joystik (290 )    10:51 am, 24 Aug

405.   thanks
  for the rose information, will go to garden centre. I had good morning on too while studying on my laptop. Neat ideas. christine

gregp3 (6 )    11:13 am, 24 Aug

406.   oh!Joystick! you rock!
  so cheerfull! so motivated! will you still speak to us all when you are famous???? xxxxx to you!

cloffie (49 )    11:45 am, 24 Aug

407.   Welcome back sonia... hope its
  not too cold up there in the big smoke. Hehe Maewest I like your idea of group drinkies to celebrate Joystiks every success! No I haven't started the shawl, just ordered the wool yesterday and got another sleeve on a jersey to finish then let me at it! Today is another day Joystik, must admit yesterday rocked my boat a bit. Don't think any medication can help, just a matter of making sure it doesn't get any worse! I am just getting frustrated at lack of answers. Yesterday oncologist told me my aches and pains could be an allergic reaction to radiation! Could be too, as I woke up sore my first weekend home at the end of my first week. Nobody can tell me how long they are going to last! Upped the joint supplements couple of days ago and feeling a bit better.

landylass (52 )    12:26 pm, 24 Aug

408.   Paula hope you get
  rid of these bugs you have again. Don't envy you all your babies at the moment!

landylass (52 )    12:27 pm, 24 Aug

409.   Kiwikaz don't forget
  to post a photo of ma on the lambing beat when it starts!

landylass (52 )    12:28 pm, 24 Aug

410.   oh! lambies and calfies! landylass
  I love em they are soh! cute.I didnt like the little twerps much when we were on a farm many moons ago when the first Mr Cloffie was still around!!and I got to be the nursery-orphanage manager! lol

cloffie (49 )    12:30 pm, 24 Aug

411.   Afternoon Everyone
  It was a long night last night, so I am still half asleep, Jordan is doing ok so far, hes slightly dizzy if he goes anywhere near light but luckily the vomiting hasn't started yet. Good to have you back Sonia, we missed you, I hope you get some relief with your back pain today.

janetmk1 (42 )    1:18 pm, 24 Aug

412.   Hi Paula
  No worries the photos can wait!! I hope Josh is ok, last thing you need is for him to get sick again.Give him a big dose of vit c, that really works well on the flu with echinacea. I gave my kids a huge dose when they started with the flu and the next day they were fine. Hugss Paula xxxxxx

janetmk1 (42 )    1:21 pm, 24 Aug

413.   Hope you all have a great....
  day, I have severe brain fade today, not enough sleep!!! so I will come back later when I am feeling a bit more alive :))

janetmk1 (42 )    1:23 pm, 24 Aug

414.   Joystik
  Cool, must be a bit pre-occupied didnt even know I got the hundy. Farm was nice, in the Gore area. We will see... xoxoxo

paulaxx (78 )    2:17 pm, 24 Aug

415.   Landylass and Janet
  Thanks for your thoughts, I cant give Josh Vit C, it actually increases the toxicity of one of the Chemos hes on, and if I could get him to have echinacea I would be a happy girl! Bug** its nearly time to go and feed those bubbas again, camera camera camera, trying not to forget - be just like me to drop it in the milk. :o/ love to you guys xo

paulaxx (78 )    2:19 pm, 24 Aug

416.   Hi All :o)
  Backs on the improve - yay for my physio and back guys (and the pain killers LOL) Spine was locked up near the bottom and up at the neack, and popped out to my left at shoulderblades level. No wonder I was in pain! Back muscles all seized up now too... more physio and exercises should sort things. Still no appointment from Oncologist dammit (mind you - whats the rush? I know he's going to throw me the "I've got x months to live" line, not so keen on hearing that LOL). Old friend I haven't seen in over a year meeting me for coffee (green tea for me LOL) next week, so thats nice, and coffee group angel dropping me around some dinner so I don't have to cook :o) There are angels in the world, yay for them! OK back to the washing...

soniat-d (153 )    2:22 pm, 24 Aug

417.   Thanx heaps Janet
  Yea i was a bit sorta stand offish on the part where it sounded like mothers are bad for boys.I still am reading a bit off that.But thanx for letting me know its not all like that,Hows everyone today.((Hugs))Karen.

globalandworlds (4)    2:28 pm, 24 Aug

418.   hi everyone.
  ive been reading these post on and off for a while now but have now got enough courage to post on here. my dad was told he had cancer just over two weeks ago. he has just been released from hospital and his first round of chemo. hes not aloud to be by himself so hes here at home with me. im not sure today is a very good day for him and im sort of struggling with it (today at the least)but im sure tomorrow may be better. we are just taking day by day, as if i try to be organised past that i just get confused and flustered when it doesnt happen. i hope all of you and your families are well adn i give all my thoughts and best wishes.leanne

leanne-brent (6)    2:32 pm, 24 Aug

419.   leanne-brent you came to the right place
  here. This is the place to vent or talk, whatever welcome

boop2 (117 )    2:42 pm, 24 Aug

420.   sonia so glad your back is a bit better.
  I have my sword held high for you as well , hugs

boop2 (117 )    2:43 pm, 24 Aug

421.   Hi bogeyi
  you reckon you might get ousted. Won't it be lovely too be in your own bed and back home with the rest of the family. Hugs

boop2 (117 )    2:45 pm, 24 Aug

422.   Hi paula
  I just hope josh will be fine for tomorrow and cass better too.Those animals sure keep you busy.Hugs all around for your place.

boop2 (117 )    2:47 pm, 24 Aug

423.   Hi Janet
  I feel a bit like you I stayed up too watch the tall blacks they were losing when I went to bed but ended up winning. Glad Jordan is not so bad. How is Danny? cheers

boop2 (117 )    2:49 pm, 24 Aug

424.   Hi joystick
  you sound like a box of fluffy ducks, did you get your bike ride? I got an email back from Tasman roses they have the one I want so hopefully I can get it posted. Went to the nursery with my friends this morning and bought a warrartah, lily of the valley, lilac, photinia red robin,sunsetgold lucadendrum excuse spelling. i have to wait for my next visitors to go before I can plant them.It is wet and fine here today on and off. Hope you have luck finding your car.You are going to be very important I feel. Take care.

boop2 (117 )    2:55 pm, 24 Aug

425.   Hi maewest
  Do you ever stop working? Take it easy and rest a bit. You are doing well with your shawl when is the baby due? It is so hard to keep up on here it moves so quick. Hugs and take care.

boop2 (117 )    2:58 pm, 24 Aug

426.   hi farmerlloyd, geeza, meridian, kiwikaz, landylas
  s have a nice day .Take care.

boop2 (117 )    3:00 pm, 24 Aug

427.   leanne
  hi, you certainly did come to the right place. what sort of cancer your dad have?? my husband has a brain tumor and brain injury so i cannot plan a thing just take each day as they come (hard for the rest of the world to understand) and yes some days are better than others. hugs to you both.

kiwikaz3 (16 )    3:02 pm, 24 Aug

428.   boop2
  how are you today?? getting the gardening done if you run out of jobs you can always come and do mine!!! I live in hope of maybe getting some done at the weekend maybe i will just have to play that one by air!!

kiwikaz3 (16 )    3:04 pm, 24 Aug

429.   no lambies
  YET!!!! but they close !!!

kiwikaz3 (16 )    3:06 pm, 24 Aug

430.   Hi leanne, and thanks for your post. Sorry about
  your Dad but we all have the greatest empathy for the way he and all of you will be feeling right now. If you're not sure whats happening with his treatment,and especailly if he's not sure either, its a good idea for someone else to go with him and ask lots of questions. Chemo affects lots of people in different ways. I was told to expect huge side effects from mine, and had virtually nothing. Between us all on here, we do have quite a wee store of information, so we might be able to help. Take care and love to your Dad too....

joystik (290 )    3:31 pm, 24 Aug

431.   Cloffie, of course I will always speak to you all.
  I don't ever expect to be famous, except to you lovely friends of mine here. I have always been a very motivated type of person and it takes a lot to put me off doing something that I want to do. Hope you have had a great day too.....

joystik (290 )    3:34 pm, 24 Aug

432.   Glad you are feeling better today Landylass.......
  they did tell me about tiredness too, as one of the more significant side effects. Keep on taking the supplements, they will never do you any harm......and take things easy until you do feel better.

joystik (290 )    3:35 pm, 24 Aug

433.   Hi Paula, so that could be the farm you move too??
  Its fun looking at them and comparing things. Are you looking at any bareland or just complete with housing? Enjoy feeding your babies and DONT drop the camera in the milk!!Hope Josh and Cass are feeling better by now...

joystik (290 )    3:37 pm, 24 Aug

434.   Green tea is good Sonia! I only have milky tea
  at breakfast now really and the rest og the time I have green tea with Lemon, and I really like it. Took me a bit of getting used to it to begin with, but its much better for you. Dont have much coffee at all now. Only really when I'm out and have a Latte' or a cappuchino...mmmmm. Thank goodness the back guys have been able to help you out with the pain. Maybe next week you will see the Oncologist. I told mine I wanted to know everything about my treatment etc, EXCEPT the end date!! But he said he didn't give end dates and thought it was a very unfair practice. We all need reasons to live for!! You have millions that I can think of....and there are lots of treatment options still out there...

joystik (290 )    3:42 pm, 24 Aug

435.   Hi kiwikaz,
  if I lived near you I would gladly come and do your garden for you .You are carrying a large load there and if I could make it easier for you in some small way I would, Hugs

boop2 (117 )    3:42 pm, 24 Aug

436.   joystick, that isa great attitude
  I hope sonia finds one, where there is life there is hope. hugs

boop2 (117 )    3:45 pm, 24 Aug

437.   Yeah Boop, I left here at about 11am and biked
  round for an hour delivering circulars, and then biked back to our other house and had lunch with Kevin. Then at 12.45 I biked round the hilly part of the village and did more circulars until I ran out. Got home about 2.30. So lucky I've been resting for a week aye??? Your garden is going to be beautiful with all those things you bought. Its cloudy here today but not really cold and the washing has dired that I put on the line....

joystik (290 )    3:46 pm, 24 Aug

438.   Good to see you surfaced Janet.....must be rather
  a trying time for you all. Hope your afternoon has gone ok.

joystik (290 )    3:47 pm, 24 Aug

439.   Hi Bogeyi and Ryan.......Have you been moved in
  a homeward direction yet?? Hope you have...Been thinking about you while I was out biking.((HUGS))

joystik (290 )    3:49 pm, 24 Aug

440.   joystik
  boy you are busy hope you are saving some energy to sell those houses!! GOOD LUCK with it all i am sure you will be great!!

kiwikaz3 (16 )    3:53 pm, 24 Aug

441.   thanks for the words of support
  my dad has a form of testicular cancer but its in his growths are in his chest and is very frail (as i guess lots of people are) and there isnt a great deal to him to help. he only weighs 43 kgs!!ive been with dad every step of the way,this is a horrible thing to have to go through by yourself. the oncology staff at southland hospital are just great,as im sure they are all over the country. i wouldnt have dad anywhere else while he is going through this and its caused its own problems between me and my brother. he thinks dad should be in a home as i have 5 children and live in rural(sp) southland. while dad is sick i dont believe he is that sick yet, there will be a time but its not now. is there anyone else in southland that is going though something simular?

leanne-brent (6)    3:54 pm, 24 Aug

442.   Hi Kiwikaz, I looked at my last 3 roses that
  need to be pruned and thought, I will do it another day. Just felt like biking today, and saw lots of people to chat to on my travels. Your garden will wait for you too. It does get more weedy but it still only seems to take around the same time, no matter if the weeds are short or big! Take care....and have fun with your family instead..

joystik (290 )    3:55 pm, 24 Aug

443.   Hi Joystik and everyone ;o)
  Have only managed one load of washing so far LOL - what a slacker! Off soon for my eye exam - that should be interesting! Still lovely andsunny here - but pretty chilly!

soniat-d (153 )    3:55 pm, 24 Aug

444.   We have weedmatting over all our gardens
  Joystik ;o) Love it! What gardening? LOL

soniat-d (153 )    3:57 pm, 24 Aug

445.   janetmk1
  how you doing now, i realate to the lack of sleep with u its a killer. i have been struggling with it for the last 12 months sometimes hubby is still chatting away to me while the eyeballs are closing. my kids are suppose to be on the bus at 7.30am but havent been doing to good with that one lately.. just rung them in the car later on its about 7klms from here to school the girls will be home on the bus at 4.15pm so a big day for them. well off to see the animals. hope your waking up a bit now hugs to you,

kiwikaz3 (16 )    3:57 pm, 24 Aug

446.   Hi Leanne Brent
  What a champ you are taking in your Dad (natural to want to do it of course). Your brother will just have to get over it. Family is best :o) Hugs to you, welcome to the thread xoxo

soniat-d (153 )    3:59 pm, 24 Aug

447.   Hi guys, we are still here
  I asked to stay one more night just in case but tomorrow is the day....HOME we go. We have been out for a walk but its chilly so didnt stay out long, hes now eating Mud cake and cream..... His neutrafils are a whopping 4.39 platelets 36 and HGB 110 these two counts seem to be holding now rather than dropping so his body is starting to produce himself....

bogeyi (484 )    4:01 pm, 24 Aug

448.   Damn, looks like I'll miss popping in then
  Bogeyi - are you OK with going home tomorrow? Hope so.

soniat-d (153 )    4:04 pm, 24 Aug

449.   sonia yep im fine and dandy about it
  an its good im only 20-30 mins from hospital if im worried. But really we arent home as such we will still have to come in 2-3 times a week for a while.

bogeyi (484 )    4:19 pm, 24 Aug

450.   bumping up
  cause ryans scoffing his face and its so nice to see..

bogeyi (484 )    4:32 pm, 24 Aug
451.   Glad he is eating
  I have been reading about him with interest. We have a son with a potentially fatal disease. So far he okay but that can change. You are very brave. It is great that you have each other. tell him to eat slowly, doesnt want to get intergestion!!!(spl). lol Christine.

gregp3 (6 )    4:56 pm, 24 Aug

452.   gregp3 can i ask what your son has
  dont answer if you dont want to..

bogeyi (484 )    4:58 pm, 24 Aug

453.   Grr Sonia....
  you are allowed to think bad things once in a while like being told x months but you just go put them right out of your head now and get on with the fight! Never exhaust hunting for an alternative!!!! Pity we are all so far away or we could kidnap you for a day and have a cheer up Sonia Day!

landylass (52 )    5:50 pm, 24 Aug

454.   Welcome Leanne, sad
  to have to join a thread like this but good on you for looking after your dad. I have been helping the shifters clean out the old house this afternoon, after having planted out some stuff in the garden. Only went to town to get some more plants and got waylaid. Best get off here as Mr14 has house competition night on tonight at school. House dramas, hakas and choirs. Hehe cunning little devil offered to help backstage and that got him out of the choir!

landylass (52 )    5:51 pm, 24 Aug

455.   Hi all...
  just popping in to read and keep up with everyone, nearly dinner time, my partner is cooking coz I am running on empty, too tired to do anything cept the washing and a quick tidy today. Sonia, your message was very sad!! Hope your not giving in to the monster. You are way to strong to let it beat you. But you are allowed a down day now and then thats for sure.

janetmk1 (42 )    6:04 pm, 24 Aug

456.   Hi Landylass, don't worry!
  I don't need cheering! I just know my oncologist all to well, he's not a "glass is half empty" guy, but more so than a "glass is half full" if you know what I mean. Still no word from them yet. Just been out, got my eyes tested they're pretty good (long distance outstanding ;o) but getting reading glasses. Wow what a difference to the small stuff! :o) Just found out today Lydia's school is a huge supporter of Daffodil Day (Cancer Society is their only charity they support - how did I not know that before now?!). Anyway, they're doing all sorts tomorrow, including kids dressing in green/yellw so just got Lydia a Green top and yellow flower and ribbons for her hair. That was fun :o) Great support are the Cancer Society - simply awesome :o)

soniat-d (153 )    6:08 pm, 24 Aug

457.   bogeyi
  he has Neurofibromatosis. That is often a genetic disorder, we are not sure if it is genetic or a gene mutation. He has 3 microscopic brain tumours that are not growing at this stage, however if they do there is nothing they can do for him.

gregp3 (6 )    6:08 pm, 24 Aug

458.   sonia
  What a cool idea for the school to get involved, this terrible disease effects the whole community!! dont forget pictures.

gregp3 (6 )    6:11 pm, 24 Aug

459.   Was my post really sad janet?
  Sorry! Wasn't meant to be - I'm fine ;o) Still fighting the fight, absolutely! I just know my oncologist! LOL Just a reminder though that I have big lumps all over my chest wall which I feel as I move (its like having marbles and small golf balls embedded inside my muscles), and my excretions have changed colour, and I've lost my appetite (still eating though - and good stuff ;o) But I'm still cracking jokes so my spirit must be pretty damn good ;o) I just want to attack the b#st#rds!!! Want that meeting over and done with and a new plan in place, hopefully still including my current alternatives stuff ;o) OK everyone, off to cook a meal for the first time in 11 days... What do I do again?! LOL

soniat-d (153 )    6:15 pm, 24 Aug

460.   Sonia
  I have reading glasses for the same just like you. Got them two years ago and wow what a difference. Thanks for your email xo

paulaxx (78 )    6:16 pm, 24 Aug

461.   I know gregp3 - cool eh?!
  I'm chuffed! Now I'm trying to work out whether I can chop up one of my pink wristbands and make it smaller for Lydia - Do I have a decent enough glue?! She's always asked to have one herself ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    6:17 pm, 24 Aug

462.   Bogey
  Yay for Ryan - wow those counts are up there! Great!! Just had to give Josh some panadol for headache and sore throat! Bugga - as soon as we start on the treatment again something crops up!!! Sorry - like you need my vents whe things are on the up for you! Its just a cold - it'll be fine - hope you have a good nite xoxo

paulaxx (78 )    6:18 pm, 24 Aug

463.   paulaxx
  have you tried olive leaf?? may not suit with drugs etc. we have been using it here as a preventitive over winter. works really well. Just a thought. christine

gregp3 (6 )    6:28 pm, 24 Aug

464.   Hi Christine
  No I havent? What form of Olive Leaf? Thanks for posting - wishing you all the best with your son. It is very hard to even get Josh to eat most foods at the moment - his tastes with the chemo and since his brain hemmorhage have gone to the pack.

paulaxx (78 )    6:30 pm, 24 Aug

465.   Ok my friends
  Here are some pics - not very clear but still a taste of my days. The ute is what I drive from shed to shed in getting the milk so its easier for me to bucket.

paulaxx (78 )    6:35 pm, 24 Aug

466.   Sorry the
  quality of the photos are a bit dodgy - no I hadnt been drinking lol, I did forget to take my camera down though - AGAIN. So used Chris's phone. Isnt the Ute precious.

paulaxx (78 )    6:38 pm, 24 Aug

467.   a friend
  was giving it to her son so we got some, hubbie and son taking it. can get at supermarket with the other supliments. Maybe better to go to the health shop though. It is ment to help with infection and immunity. Think you can get capsules and pills.Good luck.

gregp3 (6 )    6:40 pm, 24 Aug

468.   Leanne-Brent
  Sorry you are going through a rough time at the moment, my thoughts are with you and your family. I live just out of Gore. Spend a fair bit of time at Kew. Maybe we will meet up one day??? We may be able to grab a coffee. We have been living with our sons diagnosis since Oct 2005. I still take one day at a time, I guess you kinda get used to it. hugs to you

paulaxx (78 )    6:41 pm, 24 Aug

469.   gregp3
  Thanks so much ;o)

paulaxx (78 )    6:42 pm, 24 Aug

470.   Joystik
  Was a goodie, the farm today, just have to wait and see. Love to you. Bare land is a definate option BTW. Oh imagine building - how exciting. Just cooking everyone a Roast dinner, so better dash and turn the veges, wanted mum to have another night off. xoxo

paulaxx (78 )    6:44 pm, 24 Aug

471.   loved
  the photos. I adore cows and your babys are great. enjoy the roast.

gregp3 (6 )    6:48 pm, 24 Aug

472.   gregp3 sorry about your son how old is

bogeyi (484 )    7:18 pm, 24 Aug

473.   Sorry Sonia
  Just didn't realise you were expecting that kind comment from your oncologist. I hope he/she gives you far more positive options/comments.

janetmk1 (42 )    7:18 pm, 24 Aug

474.   Paula loved the pics
  Ryan thinks they are cute.

bogeyi (484 )    7:19 pm, 24 Aug

475.   Thanks Paula :))
  The photos are so cute, they grow really fast don't they?

janetmk1 (42 )    7:21 pm, 24 Aug

476.   Well guys if i feel Sonia is getting down
  I will have to drive over personally and poke her in the jacksie with my sword.......Sonia will love to catch up maybe in the holidays if there is time between your appointments and mine?????depends on what meds Ryan is on as with his steroids hes immune suppressed so we still have to be really careful..... Just done his drug chart by the time he goes to bed i would of given him 18 meds through out the day....OMG

bogeyi (484 )    7:23 pm, 24 Aug

477.   bogeyi
  he is nearly 11. we have only known for 3 years and have yearly MRIs. It is like living with a time bomb really. I know what to look for if the things grow and try not to dwell on it too much. His father and I spoil him rotten. You just make the most of it ah. I hope your baby will get better soon. I wish we lived closer so I could help you. We have a great pediatrition who has learnt that the best thing he can do is say nothing cause nothing anyone can say will help.

gregp3 (6 )    7:29 pm, 24 Aug

478.   He must be rattling with all...
  that inside him bogeyi. Great they are letting you guys go home tomorrow!!!!

janetmk1 (42 )    7:30 pm, 24 Aug

479.   Gee Bogeyi, that is a good number of meds for a
  little fella! Sometimes I take 6 or 8 of those big supplement capsules and just cant imagine taking any more ......

joystik (290 )    7:43 pm, 24 Aug

480.   Paula,the pics are lovely.....all those lovely wee
  calves. Took me back a few year to when I used to do that every season for some pocket money. Only difference was that mine were all jerseys. Glad you liked the farm. Have you got a contract on it??

joystik (290 )    7:50 pm, 24 Aug

481.   Sonia, I think its lovely that the schools get
  in behind things like the Cancer Society's Daffodil day. The little people certainly need to be aware of the threat that it is in society today. All of the schools the Lauren has been to have done stuff like that too. Tomorrow they have a Mufti day with a gold coin donation for the cause. The Professionals Real Estate are big sponsers of the Child Cancer foundation which was another reason I wanted to go there to work.

joystik (290 )    7:54 pm, 24 Aug

482.   Bogeyi I hope you are as impressed as me
  with the fact that you are off home so early in the piece. I take that to mean your doctors are very pleased with Ryan's progress. I do hope he continues to hit all of the markers that will show the successful 'take' of his transplant.

farmerlloyd (24 )    8:14 pm, 24 Aug

483.   Bogeyi
  What a lot of meds, feel for you with the responsibility that goes with all that! Glad you liked the photos. Hope your last night there is a goodie xo

paulaxx (78 )    8:17 pm, 24 Aug

484.   I have been reading as much as I can
  of your threads over the last few weeks....I dont get a lot of free to read them all, but what I have read has bought tears, smiles and brings back so many memories. Hi to you all. My name is Chris and I am a cancer survivor. I had cancer 17 years ago when my youngest was 5 months old, and I was 24!!! I was fortunate to have so many positive people around me, and they helped pull me through. I have been thinking of you all and send my very positive love to you all.

minnie23 (70 )    8:17 pm, 24 Aug

485.   Glad
  You all liked the pics. Just had the Southland Times interview Josh and I about the game tomorrow. I always get nervous talking to media. Huh that sounds like I do it lots lol. Joystik - no contract yet, havent even smiled at the bank manager, will phone him soon to ask him nicely what he thinks. Night all. Best wishes to you all xo

paulaxx (78 )    8:18 pm, 24 Aug

486.   Sonia
  If anyone has the strength, courage, willpower and determination to come out the winner in this battle you are presently fighting. Then let me tell you..... YOU DO !!!!!! You will never give up. You will win . I pray for you every day. Stay strong up there Sonia and if I was you I would take up any offer of help esp during your more hectic times

farmerlloyd (24 )    8:20 pm, 24 Aug

487.   Paula will Josh be in the Paper tomorrow??
  I will buy 20 copies!!

joystik (290 )    8:31 pm, 24 Aug

488.   Thanks for posting Minnie....I just love happy
  endings. The power of positiveness and having those types of people around you certainly does wonders. I am so pleased that you can report that you are a survivor. If you dont mind me asking, what type of cancer did you have??? You dont have to say if you dont wish too. Mine is breast cancer, and I am having my chemo now, with 4 down 2 to go. So nearly finished that bit and then on to Radio therapy. Feel welcome to post here anytime. We are a friendly bunch. Love to you and your family....

joystik (290 )    8:39 pm, 24 Aug

489.   LOL Bogeyi (covers my rear end LOL)
  That really made me laugh! Yes absolutely would love to get together again for a decent catch-up ;o) Soon as you see an opening, text me and I'll do my best to make it happen ;o) So glad Ryan's on the improve, what a lot of meds though - yikes! Hope they're all workin' their magic xoxoxo

soniat-d (153 )    8:42 pm, 24 Aug

490.   Hi Farmerlloyd - thanks for that :o)
  I was feeling pretty depleted before our holiday, and now I feel so recharged! Yay for Fiji! I just have to sort this darn back and things will improve all the more. etting the muscle spasms again now, so must go now ladies, get the girls into bed and heatpack the back and get a Brent special ;o) Hugs to you all xoxoo

soniat-d (153 )    8:45 pm, 24 Aug

491.   That makes me sound down again LOL
  I'm so NOT! What cancer LOL ;o)

soniat-d (153 )    8:46 pm, 24 Aug

492.   Yes well said Farmerlloyd...I agree totally...
  Sonia you will win, but sometimes winning isnt easy. I pray for you every day too and I know you will get through. I just wish I was closer and could pop in and give you a hug, and help you do things too.......

joystik (290 )    8:46 pm, 24 Aug

493.   Evening all
  a busy day and just checking in before I head to bed. DSonia I can only agree with what has already been will fight and you will win!!!!!You go girl. So pleased you feel invigorated after your holiday. Go and enjoy your Brent special and have a restful sleep. Big (((HUGS))) to you XXXXX

maewest (79 )    9:00 pm, 24 Aug

494.   Paula
  we have celebrities in our midst now. I will check the Southland paper on the website and see if I can see your smiling faces. How thrilling for Josh. I hope he enjoys every single minute of it. Thank for the your babies. (((HUGS))) to you all

maewest (79 )    9:03 pm, 24 Aug

495.   Like farmerlloyd and joystick
  i pray for you every day too sonia. You will fight the good fight and win. Glad bogey is nearby to give you a jab if needed. Hugs

boop2 (117 )    9:06 pm, 24 Aug

496.   paula that's great.
  I want to see Joshi in the paper that would be just great. What is the precedure for tomorrow night? Your calves are lovely was it a bit warmer today.

boop2 (117 )    9:09 pm, 24 Aug

497.   Hi bogey
  can you still remember how too cook and clean? Life won't take long to get back to normal. I bet Tyler and Kirsty will be pleased to have their mum home. Hugs

boop2 (117 )    9:11 pm, 24 Aug

498.   hi maewest
  have you had a good day? It has been pouring here tonight we have had enough now. How many rows have you done today? Take care,

boop2 (117 )    9:13 pm, 24 Aug

499.   there must be something good on tele
  as nobody else is here. Janetttttt where are you?

boop2 (117 )    9:15 pm, 24 Aug

500.   hello hello hello anyone there
  if someone could go to ryans photobucket site and try the new video i would really appreciate it, need to know if it will play for you cute

bogeyi (484 )    9:31 pm, 24 Aug