Thursday, 23 September 2010


Well the day finally came and Richard had his operation for prostate cancer yesterday and we have been told that all went well, so now we are on the (rather long) road to recovery. I saw him last night and while I was there, he had a cup of tea and a sandwich which must be a good sign. It was a 3 hour operation, longer than I thought it would be so he needs to do a bit of sleeping, which he has always been rather good at, to let his body mend. Various bags are hanging off him which he has to drag along with him wherever he goes but he has got used to that recently because our beautiful twin girl grandchildren wrap themselves around our ankles and we have to walk with them hanging on. Very good for the leg muscles!!

Not sure I can write any more at the moment, my head is spinning, but thank you to everyone who has called, emailed or texted with best wishes, thoughts and prayers, they are much appreciated.

Take care and talk again soon.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

It's been a while

I can't even begin to say what has been going on in our lives and where we have been but I will give you the good bits with just a few medical bits, but mainly, what we are doing now. So, at the moment we are in Cornwall staying with Clare for a week's visit to get some rest and relaxation to boost Richard before his operation for prostate cancer which is due on the 22nd September. The first picture shows you the reason we are here, the footprints in the sand, the walking and dreaming on the beach with our family..... just being.....

Walking and chatting, catching up, just being mum and daughter

Having a giggle or two
Having a paddle which I love because when you come out of the cold water, your feet feel really warm and soft
Walking and talking until the late afternoon turns to the most amazing sunset
This brings me to a roundabout way to the first photo on this post which is an embroidery that Clare gave to me one Christmas about 10 years ago and at the time it only had just a few stitches to do to finish it off. Being here this time, Clare has now given it to me and isn't it worth waiting for? There is a photo of the whole thing but it doesn't do it justice so you can imagine the rest of the verse. I'm sure you all know the verse well enough, and I just hope and pray that Richard and I are being carried at the moment during our troubled time. I'm sure we are.
We leave here on Tuesday to go and have a couple of days with some very good friends who we haven't seen for a very long time. The husband has already been through prostate cancer so very reassuring for Richard, and Gillie is a soul mate with regards to craft, quilting, knitting etc. In fact it was Gille who started me on the quilting trail. We saw a lot of each other before our lives took us all to different parts of the world/country and I just know that once we get together again and start chatting and laughing, it will be as though it was only yesterday that we saw each other.
After that it will be back to our other daughter and family to stay and begin to get Richard ready for his operation. Certain tests need to be done but we will be with our family and grandchildren who will keep us laughing and taking our mind off the nasty bits. As a bonus, it is our twin girls 4th birthday on Saturday, so needless to say that is going to be a fun-filled day.
Well, I think that's all for now, I will try and post more often now to keep you all updated. Talk again soon.