Tuesday, 31st January 2017


91 responses to “Tuesday, 31st January 2017”

  1. leopold1904 says :

    Here he is Xen https://twitter.com/chemo_cat

    Wedged under the heater just now!

    Can be noisy warehouse wonder hi many peope there I know now

  2. xenium1 says :

    Cheers, Leo. I’m following him now. And you. Not stalking, mind…

  3. leopold1904 says :

    Ta Xen both of us follwiing you~!

  4. justamentalpatient says :

    Aw, Charlie is luvverly!

  5. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Afternoon All, so bloody tired yesterday I went to bed at 7pm and slept 12 hours straight so I’ve told them I need tomorrow morning off and then Thurs morning I’m back at the hospital to hopefully change my chicken fillet for a turkey thigh.

    Sleeps, I know nowt about G’s particular c-bomb but it does sound like quite a time to wait for pathology but that might just be what it is. I was in for my 2nd op 5 weeks after the first when they found the margin wasn’t enough. Other stuff, yes, it can always come back or it can always turn up for the first time so my advice, don’t live your life waiting for it. G knows the signs now and I don’t know what his follow-up regime will be but mine is ongoing for at least 5 years and Tamoxifen for 10, they’ll prob explain all that to you as they need to. (Oh, one thing I do know about prostate cancer is if you attend a cancer centre like Velindre for radiotherapy, you turn up, sign in, wait your turn and usually get chatting to someone or other, you know your boats are all similar, anyway chatting to one guy he said you can tell the prostate patients – he was one – they are the ones who sign in then head straight for the water cooler and down their 2 cups of water.) Pecker up, lovely. xx

  6. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Oh and ooh, though, what I did this weekend: I got my laptop to speak to my printer again, they’d fallen out when I installed Windows 10. What I had to do was uninstall every possible printer, then google a driver (I used HP’s own one) and then re-install, twas easy peasy, I’d put it off for months.

    Good news on the job, Xen, when are you off to Barcelona? Enjoy. Both. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. xenium1 says :

    Hi, 51. x

    Am off to BCN on Friday. Get back to Fife on the 11th & start work on the 13th. Yikes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. leopold1904 says :

    Thanks Justa!

  9. emmachisset says :

    evening chaps,


    you need to get yourself down to the charity shop, i got lucky there, got a set of 3 Le Creuset cast iron pans, brand new, ยฃ4 the lot.

    Must admit i use soap on them, i did the baking a layer of oil thing, but as i mostly bake stuff in them, they generally need a bit of a scrub afterwards.

    Cast iron is supposed to be the healthiest cooking material, eg stainless steel leaches vanadiium and other things into the food , tho I think no major studies have been done on the effects. but they can’t be good?

    cast iron pans just add a bit of iron to your food, which is good, but there may be doubts about how much of it is absorbed in that form.

  10. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Leo, the job was with the print-to-order print room, so the admin computer desk was stuffed in among the actual printing, gluing, slicing and binding machines. You could see a book go from pdf to finished item in the one room, but the noise was awful.

    Charlie is a cuddle-monster. Please give him hugs from me.

    I have another interview tomorrow at the School of Art.

  11. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Justa, Charlie’s even better in reality because he kisses you on the nose. And he covers your clothes in white fur. He’s simply the sweetest cat ever.

  12. interiorbc says :

    get your rest 51….

  13. interiorbc says :

    in other news, the shootings in the mosque in Quebec City were done by a Quebecois Trump and La Pen admirer…so very sad…hate begets hate.
    This fellow is a good writer:


  14. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Yes, Inty, and yes. Jo Cox’s murder here was a result of the Brexit bigotry and lies, they need to know what they’re saying, the politicians and think about what they are stirring up. So sad for your lovely country. x

  15. NuitsdeYoung says :

    All the best to 51 and G!
    My best friend’s Mum is going to need more chemo for lymph-node-y stuff re: the lung cancer she had taken out last year, but the medics say she’s got the ‘best’ sort in terms of manageability, so here’s hoping…

  16. justamentalpatient says :

    A thoughtful piece, inty.

  17. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Thanks Nuits, hoping mine is almost over (except for the “put me right” bit later in the year, I get to go to Swansea for that). Best to your friend’s Mum.

  18. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Thanks! Besides her Mum’s tests & c, L herself has also just had to go through her PIP assessment.

  19. NuitsdeYoung says :

    According to the Beeb, Donald Tusk sees Trump as threat to Europe.
    Cue for a song:

  20. Sleepychow says :

    Wise words, 51 @4:39.
    Thank you.

    Pathology results expected to be in 4 – 6 weeks after the op, so 2 – 4 weeks from now.
    I finally rang Prostate UK today and they said the specialist nurse is there for me as well as G and I could call. I could ask her for more news on the waiting time. I’m not good at waiting for some things and this is very limbo-ey … but you’re right: We can’t spend our lives waiting on them so we’re making plans for a Feb half-term get away.

    She offered comfort and advice. Jolly nice lass. Understood what I was saying and feeling. Asked me if I’d like to speak to a wife who’d gone through the same. Reassuring.

    G back working today. Feeling quite knackered but I think he’ll be happy to be back in the saddle – it was one of his goals.

    You’re right about the water. Ha!
    The clinic needs to install troughs. Haha.

    Wise words indeed.

  21. Sleepychow says :

    To The Kitchen !

  22. Sleepychow says :

    Proof that Easter eggs really are delivered by bunnies …

    … Duracell bunnies:


  23. Paul says :

    Stay positive and occupied Sleeps.Hoping all turns out well so you G and H can have a wonderful summer.and put all this behind you.

  24. Paul says :

    That was for you Sleeps . ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    He shouldn’t do too much for the first few weeks, Sleeps, but then one person’s “too much” is another person’s doddle. I mean, just looking at the pics of that Thingy Edge place is a little too much for me, an “I’m either firmly on the ground or in an aeroplane, not doing heights any other way” person whereas I know he scampers up it like a mountain goat. No, don’t let him do that! x ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  26. xenium1 says :

    Erm, I seem to have just “published” my first ebook*. It’s on Amazon. Yours for ยฃ0.99 in the UK. Other markets & prices are available… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    *Now, why did I do that?

  27. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    I thought most rabbits go better with duracel, Sleeps. Ann Summers behind this, by any chance?

    Oh, not that sort of rabbit ….

  28. xenium1 says :

    It’s only me very short stories, 51, like on me blog. The name’s the same as the blog. Just thought I’d give it a whirl…

  29. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Sshhh, Xen, I read your blog (not daily but) so now know I can get them for free and with no drones. ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  30. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Genuinely am fooked again so I shall say goodnight. “Goodnight”. x

  31. NuitsdeYoung says :

    One of my favourite songs and videos from my teens:

  32. Sleepychow says :

    G’night, 51.
    I’ll try to hold him back on the mountain goating but it’ll mebs be a bit tricky.
    Sleep well.
    Fatigue one of your expected symptoms?

    oooOOOooo, Xen.
    You seem to be embracing things n wotnots.
    Jolly good, sir.

    “positive and occupied” is the way to go, Paul.
    Thank you.
    You are a kind soul.

  33. interiorbc says :

    off for a few days…leaving you with this:


  34. Sleepychow says :

    Just checked Tybo had scheduled a Wednesday post or two whilst he’s away munching hs mum’s fridge contents.

    A pay rise of 20% coming your way, Tybes.
    Password = P*ssw*rd.
    Just call that in and it’s yours.


  35. Sleepychow says :

    Enjoy your few days, Inty.


  36. Sleepychow says :

    :resisting writing late-night emails face:

    Oh yeah.

    I can resist everything except temptation.

    No. Not doing it.

  37. Sleepychow says :

    ooo Got totally lost in Charlie cats various vids n links n that.

    He seems quite tired but content.

    All the best to you, Leo.

  38. Sleepychow says :

    Instead of writing emails I’ve been deleting previous ones.
    Good job, me. Nice n tidy.

    Just waiting for the washing machine to end its stuff …

  39. Sleepychow says :




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