Friday, April 7, 2017

She's Here

Well...she has arrived...

Its so good to have them both here. I have missed her so much


She hugged me tightly...then I was totally forgotten for a  few seconds..when she spotted paparazzi...and she was so excited to catch a glimpse of.... Kendall Jenner. Go figure.. But at least it was a perfect start to her holiday

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


Thursday, April 6, 2017

24 Hours ....and Counting


Well..the follow up meeting with the surgeon went well. Im mending quite nicely. As well as the ovarian tumour..the cancer was also found in my fallopian tubes. But all that has been removed. My cancer is at stage 2 so its quite early and he is confident the chemo will be successful. Its a relief!

And on another happy note...24 hours from now we will be meeting MrP and MissC at LAX. Im so excited. I know she is a beautiful young woman....

but she will always be my baby girl!!

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lucky Girl


Ive said it before...and I will say it again..I have a brilliant hubby. He works 3am to 3.30pm and Im so lucky that he only works 5 mins away. He came home on his 6am break to make me breakfast in bed... an over easy egg on an English muffin...then again on his 9am "lunch" break to accompany me on my two lap walk... and make sure I had my lunch prepared. He is an absolute star... and I am totally blessed


I am actually doing very well...no pain..just everything pulling together. Im a bit bored and am itching to do bit of housework..but I wont. We go to see the surgeon tomorrow and Im going to find out exactly what I can and cant do. I am getting a few mixed messages from my different medical outlets...walk this far...no dont walk that far....yes you can do that.. no you cant do that. It will be good to know


Also tomorrow we are picking up the wheelchair for our fun filled fortnight. I am so excited that in two more days Miss C and Mr P will be here. 


Our plans are in full swing and tonight MrD will be booking the hotel for our overnight stay in Las Vegas. Cant wait!

Love and Hugs 
Phoebe x


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Home Again


Well everyone....Im Home!!!! Thank you...thank you for all the love, support and prayers. I made it!

I got home last night and was so happy sleeping in my own bed.

The surgery went well. Dr Im was very pleased. He said the tumor had grown to about 12 cm...thats 4cm 5 weeks,,,and was pressing against everything and thats why I was in so much pain. But...its gone now and hes taken everything away. Now I have to heal and then start my chemo, I have a follow up with him on Thursday..then see Dr Phan next week who will tell us the staging and when all that business will start. 

I am in no pain..just a bit of soreness at the incisions and everything is pulling so I have to wear a big elastic girdle. Plus I have to walk a little as often as I can




I was looked after really well in hospital...and worked my hardest to get myself up and moving. I was a bit adamant (in a nice way of course) that I wanted to do things myself...especially turning myself on the bed and getting out of bed...although I was happy that someone was with me for confidence. As soon as I was able I did as many laps of the hospital floor as I could...and I soon progressed from red socks to grey!! I will soon be back to 5 miles a day.



So this morning, hubby has taken the day off,..I have had breakfast in bed...walked around the apartment a few times and I have had my first shower and hair wash since last Friday....bliss. Soon Im going outside and walk a bit in the sunshine with hubby. I have missed it so much
Once again...thank you all so much..Your kindness has got me through this stage. Now Im looking forward to Miss C and Mr P getting here on Friday...I cant wait



Love to you all 
Phoebe x

P.s ...yes I am wearing teal


Monday, April 3, 2017

These Are A Few of her Favourite Things.....


Mum is doing really well, she's still sore but that's understandable. Her eyes are much better and the infection has cleared. The doctors are pleased with her progress and she could be going home tomorrow but with a bit of luck it'll be today. Mum was able to stand last night and march on the spot, which is great!


I have been out today to buy some of mums favourite things that she's been missing! 5 more sleeps and MrP and I will be flying over to America


Miss C x


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Its Over...

I'm sorry for posting the news so late.. The surgery went well and lasted over three hours. Mum will be staying in hospital for a few days as the doctors had to make a bigger incision. Her ovaries, tubes, uterus and tumour are out! The doctor has confirmed that the tumour is cancerous and they will get the tests back soon to see what stage and type it is. Also no harm has come to her bowel! But.. mum will need chemo. They won't know what kind and how long etc until they do further tests. 



Their biggest concern was that after surgery Mum couldnt open her eyes. They were streaming and she said it felt like she had glass in them. They are treating her with eye drops. But she is still smiling

That's all I know for now but I will keep you updated. 

Thank you all for your kind messages and prayers.


Miss C x


Friday, March 31, 2017

Its Here

FINALLY THE DAY HAS COME!!


Mum has gone to theatre and her blog will be updated as soon as there's any news. I will post them as soon as I figure out how to. Or I may just wait 

Thank you all for the kind messages.

-Caroline x



Here We Go

So todays the day. And Im ready to go. 

Heres the hospital...and a photo of the man in whose hands I am placing my life...Dr Im.. I know he will be amazing.



I had so many phone calls yesterday. I got to video chat with my gorgeous grandson,,, who was torn between me and his IPad. But he was pretty excited about his new house...and did tell me he loved me a couple of times ..bless. Also a call from my Auntie and Uncle in the Uk who never fail to make me laugh. Plus a call from Dr Phan..wishing me well and telling me he will see me after surgery. And two or three calls from different medical staff...checking forms were filled in...telling me how much the surgery will cost (HOW MUCH!!!!!) and another telling me about the procedure and what I can take in with me...which right now is nothing. So I have unpacked my case and just made up a little bag for MrD to bring for me after surgery. 


I want to thank you all for all you kind messages. your love and your prayers. Up til now I am not worried..scared or even nervous. Although I may be once I get there. But I have every confidence in the doctors I know they will do their very best for me. I am so grateful to you all
I have never asked you for anything.. but today I ask that you pray for my doctors to guide their hands..Also I ask that you pray for my family ..especially MrD and my children.. to calm their fears and give them strength to get through this worrying time.

The next time I speak to you this will be all done and dusted. 

I am so ready!

Bring it on 

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Day with Roses


Today is the day before my surgery. Im feeling ok...no worries. I have dragged myself around and all the laundry is done and everywhere is clean and tidy. I know..I know...but its always something Ive done if I go away. Heaven forbid something happens and someone comes in and finds a speck of dust...or opens a cupboard and finds something out of place. Does anyone else do that??

Anyway I have to drink a whole bottle of pre op stuff soon ( you know what for) so I took a little walk outside in the sunshine.

Just look at the beautiful roses



Spring time in California. 

Stunning.

So now Im all packed and ready to go. Roll on tomorrow. 
It cant come soon enough

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8 days... and Counting

Just one week and Miss C will be here

She's started packing...

but I hope she's not packing the cats too..

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Teal Tuesday

Its Tuesday.. three days til my surgery.. and Im wearing teal. Theres a lot of teal going on in my blog right now...as you may have noticed


Teal is the colour that represents ovarian cancer...just like pink represents breast cancer.  Although it is less common than breast cancer..it causes more deaths.. basically because the symptoms are hard to detect until it is at a later stage.
This is why whatever the outcome of the surgery.. if I have cancer or not.. and if I have cancer what stage.,,I will continue to push ovarian cancer awareness. There is so much I didnt know but I will keep pushing the info. I will make sure my daughter and grand daughters are clued up...and hope that others will be able to catch the symptoms of this silent killer sooner than I did.
Friday cant come soon enough now. Although the meds are good and dulled the pain..I'm worn out .. a groggy and feel a bit yuck. 

But.. Im still smiling.

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy Birthday Auntie J xx

Happy Birthday to the Lovely Lady who has been more like a big sister than an aunt. 
With only 13 years between us we have always been close. 
My Nana used to call me her little shadow..
although on this pic Im not that small!

Growing up I admired her so much...as you can see from the look on my face as I gaze at her. 
I always wanted her little fat toes and her lilac dressing gown... 
one out of two isnt bad. 


Have a wonderful day Auntie Jan



Love and Hugs

Phoebe x

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Boots, Hats, Blingy Belts.....and Fish and Chips!!!

Have you ever wanted to kiss someone you shouldnt...you know...a really big kiss with a massive bear hug. Well right now...I do...and the lucky (or not so lucky) guy is Dr Phan. At last..my meds are at a level that I have hardly any pain...and I feel so normal again. Thank you doctor ..you are a little star!! Its such a relief to know I will spend the time up to this Fridays surgery.. virtually pain free


I feel so well we have been do a little bit of supermarket shopping.. got a few things for me to take into hospital and had lunch out. And I was able to eat something other than soup. Fish and chips!! Not quite the English version ..it had fries and not proper chips...and coleslaw instead of mushy peas. But the fish tasted like home and although I could only manage one piece ..tasted bloomin' lovely.
Hubby also needed some new work boots so we went to the "Boot Barn". Im afraid i didnt get to help him with his boots... I was too busy trying on cowboy boots... 
hats...
and blingy belts. 
I feel so well right now...I even think I could ride a horse!!

or maybe not.....

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x