Sunday, February 22, 2009

What goes around, comes around..

There's so much going on here that I don't really know where to start. First of all I should tell you that we have had Daughter's results from the Colposcopy, and they're not brilliant. She still has some "bad" cells present, and has to have a follow-up treatment in July. Since she was bleeding for five weeks after the last one, it oviously takes some time for internal healing to progress to the point where further "poking about" can take place. Everyone is saying that at least she is on the lower end of the scale (CIN 1 and 2), but I still feel that we should go for a second opinion. She is going to make another appointment with her Doctor, and I'll go along for moral support and a talk. I think requesting a Private Consultation would be the very least we could do, and hopefully it will be comforting for her.

Next, their house purchase has fallen through! The couple they were buying from found a problem with their purchase (something in the survey), and so have pulled out. They were a bit upset about it, not least because they had spent money on a survey etc. But to tell the truth, I couldn't see them living in that house. I did tell Daughter this after it fell through, and she said that Nanny Daisy (the Boyfriend's Mother) had said exactly the same thing! Amazing. We old birds obviously have sharpened sixth senses (try saying that quickly). They very soon found another house they liked, just around the corner, but didn't get to the stage of making an offer before the owner phoned to tell them that he had just been made redundant, and so they wouldn't be moving right now! This Recession is really beginning to bite, it seems, and I fear that there is lots more to come.

At Hove Towers, I have had more chicks to tuck under my wing, in the shape of Honorary Grandaughter and her mother KT. They suddenly found themselves homeless last week (for reasons I won't bore you with) and so I have them staying here for the present. My nice Czech Student left to go home last Saturday, and my new chicks moved in on Wednesday. They will probably be here for about a month, until they can find something else, but I couldn't see them homeless when I have rooms to spare. In the meantime, I had another Therapy treatment a week ago on Friday (more on this later), and spent last weekend with Sister up in London, which was lovely. We made two trips to her local Ikea, which is just around the corner (what a treat!) and had dinner on Sunday evening with her Son and his girlfriend, at Pizza Express. Busy, busy..

It was Half Term last week, so I had Grandson here from Tuesday through to Friday and we had our usual fun and games. On Wednesday we went for the obligatory muddy walk up to the Jack and Jill Windmills, and then on Thursday it was a game of football on Hove Lawns in the morning and Tenpin Bowling down at the Marina in the afternoon. We nearly lost Grandson's new Spiderman trainers there when we exchanged our shoes at the end - the bloke in charge handed me a ropey old pair of size 12 Reeboks instead of the aforementioned new ones. I protested, and Grandson went fearlessly behind the counter and found them. Phew... Then on Friday morning we drove over to East Grinstead to the Museum, for a morning of Windmill fun. Grandson made a windmill or two, and asked lots of questions. We tasted bread made from flour produced locally, and came home with a lovely Windmills poster for Grandson's bedroom wall - hopefully for their new house, when they find one!


Maggie May said...

First of all, sorry to hear about daughter's results, but don't despair as things are very "can do something about it" right now. Won't hurt to get another opinion but don't delay any treatment.

That was good of you to take in the family. Just as well you have the room & that your lodger had gone home.This is what we do, isn't it? Take in the relatives.
Glad you had some special time with your grandson and that you are getting on well with therapy. X

Working mum said...

Busy busy indeed! What a lot to deal with as well. You are right to get as much info as you can about your daughter and to be on the ball about treatment - early treatment is key.

As for the house sale falling through, same happened to us the first time we bought a house and the one we actually bought was so much better than the one we lost - it had an extra bedroom and a garden. Then it happened again two years ago when we wanted to move and we lost a lot of money on survey, fees, etc, but the house we have now is a much bigger family house with a bigger garden than the one we lost. It must be fate! Hopefully the same will be true for your daughter.

auntiegwen said...

request as many opinions as you need, you can't take chances with health.

I always believe you get the house for you, a better one is waiting.

I'm glad you were able to help your honorary grandaughter, bless your kind heart xx

aims said...

Oh sweetie. My heart just goes out for you and for your daughter. Yes - do go along - it doesn't hurt to have another pair of ears when doctors are saying things - and take notes!

I loved that your Grandson went behind the counter and found his own shoes. Bravo!

And taking in others - so like you. So kind.

When you want to move - you suddenly see where you live as the worst place in the world. A little change in the homeplace might settle those longings for your daughter. Rearrange the furniture or change the curtains.

My thoughts are with her as she goes through this traumatic time. Tell her we're all routing for her!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Thinking of you and your daughter as you go through this process - I always like to get as much information as I can - online as well - because it's as well to be self-informed, even tho' many of the medical professionals are brilliant - Wishing you every bit of love and luck x

Anonymous said...

Gosh, such a lot to catch up on. A lovely few days with your grandson it sounds, and I'm sure he will remember it for the rest of his life.

So sorry to hear about your daughter, fingers crossed and prayers recited for some good news.

CJ xx

Dusty Spider said...

So sorry to hear your daughter's news. You're right to go with her. It's always better to have two pairs of ears listening to the doctor. I hope she gets the treatment she needs really quickly. Be sure to look after yourself in this difficult time won't you. Flick xx

Dusty Spider said...

I have an award for you over at my place, comes with a task of course but you can't have everything! xxx

Donna said...

My Word, you've been busy!!! Will be praying for your Daughter sweetie!!!!!hughugs

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Dear Maggie - thank you for all your kind thoughts - yes we will get another opinion ASAP. Having a houseful is quite fun anyway - and a good use of the space! M xx

Hi Working Mum - thank you for your thoughts too. I'm sure you're right about the house not being meant to be - something better always turns up in good time. I'm so glad yours turned out the way it did (twice)! Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? M xx

Hi Auntie Gwen - well I'm sure you're right - I do get such good and thoughtful advice from my Blog friends. And it is lovely having the extra extended family here too.
M xx

Dear Aims - so kind of you, and so thoughtful as always. I will take notes - that is a really good idea.
Grandson was great - he didn't hesitate when his new trainers were at stake! And you know, of all people, that it's great to be ale to help when there's a need.
M xx

Thank you so much "A Woman", lovely of you to drop by again. I'm doing my best to find out all I can - and at least she is at the lower risk end. I did look on the Internet. Thanks for the love, and we're hoping for the luck! M xx

Dear Crystal - yes, I seem to be doing the Blogging in fits and starts - so there's almost too much to catch up with! Thank you for your kind wishes - as always - and your prayers. M xx

Dear Flick - so sorry to have taken so long to catch up with you - and thank you for your kind words and wishes. Yes, and thanks for the award too - I must come over and get to grips with it! M xx

Dear Donna, thank you so much - all good wishes and prayers are gratefully received! Hugs to you and all your lovely family. M xx

Rob Clack said...

Hope it all works out well for your daughter. Treatments improve all the time, so fingers crossed.

Glad you seem to be having a good time otherwise.