Friday, 2 September 2016

The Month That Was August



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Another month has breezed by. Farewell August, you contradictory creature! You provided us with lovely days, then changed your mind and brought out blustery, bitterly cold days. There were days suffused with sunshine, interspersed with days spent with feet and hands like blocks of ice. I'm glad the latter is over. 

Reflecting upon the month of August makes me realise something: I need to get out more. I certainly don't have an action packed schedule to report.

However, one very exciting and fabulous thing happened. I had my tits crushed. Also known as a mammogram. Okay, so that part wasn't exactly fabulous. The results were! It was all completely normal! I am totally cancer free! YAY! Happy dance. 




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I reckon the only times I left the house during August were to go to grocery shopping, do the school pick up, go to a Weight Witches meeting or to have my tits crushed. Additionally, I went to the library. I like to be cutting edge.

Oh, and I got jabbed the other day. Meaning I had a blood test. While we're on that subject, it's pretty disconcerting to realise that I'm 45 years old, I've given birth four times and beaten cancer, but I still get freaked out and nervy having a blood test. What the...? Of course this phenomenon is now multiplied by a billion, because I'm even more paranoid about test results now. Brilliant.

The blood test is simply a routine thing to check my cholesterol, thyroid, sugar and hormones. Because I now have menopause thrown into the mix. Fun times. I see my GP next Wednesday to get the results. In the meantime I haven't had any urgent phone calls, so I hope that's a good sign. 

Meanwhile, today I am back to see my specialist/surgeon. My GP already informed me that my mammogram was all good. It's hard to believe that I'm already having my first six-monthly check up since my diagnonsense. So basically that is the highlight of my very ordinary August. 

I also became quite wistful and reflective. On the 24th it was the ninth anniversary of the day I gave birth to my deceased baby boy, Daniel. It's weird. These days I don't always think about him on the exact day, but at other random times. It's been nine years, which seems bizarre. On the one hand it seems like yesterday, but on the other, a billion years ago. So much has happened since then. Anyway, I can think of him with a smile and only a hint of sadness now. I imagine what he might have been like, and wonder if he'd be as cheeky and gorgeous as his brothers. I wonder how he would be different from them, too. My boys are all different. 

Oh yes! I finally got my very own laptop. As a result I think I've blogged a bit more consistently throughout August. Well, for me anyway. I'm always so ad hoc here.  

In other news, I now possess a full head of curly hair. Consequently, I finally understand curly hair problems. Related: I am going to be the whitest woman ever with a 'fro.  Except it doesn't look cool and cutting edge. I just look like a Nanna with a bad perm. Sigh. Well, my GP reckons I have a young face. So ner! A young face with Nanna hair and a double chin. Different. 

What else can I tell you about August? I could report that Weight Witches isn't going well. Oops. In fact, I am going to retire my broomstick. It isn't working out for me. Even though I admit some of it is my own fault due to lack of commitment, it also irks me somewhat that they keep changing it. Just when you have become used to one way, it's all changed. This means you have to purchase a lot of stuff all over again. I find this rather annoying. I don't cope with change. But that's a whole other post. I'm still aware that I need to shift some weight and stay healthy, so I'm going to discuss some other possible options with my GP. Wish me luck! 

So that concludes my rather lacklustre August. But if there's one thing I've learnt in the past year it's this: boring is GOOD.

Bring on a boring September!

And I can't resist going out with yet another happy dance!





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Linking up with Sanch for 

The Month That Was and Grace for FYBF. 

How was your August? Any happy dance worthy moments? 
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17 comments:

  1. Hi Ness, good to catch up here! What a month..well I thought so! Great news on the C thing..and good also about giving up paying your $$ to WW. Been there, done that...and won't again. I hope September brings more sunshine into your days too. I hear you on blood tests. I have had no real reason to ever be worried about them but I always do. Sad about your Daniel...my grandson is going to be 9 in October...hard to know that when he was born, your little one had not made it into this world alive. I am so pleased to see your support for me and my blog when your comments pop up. Thank you! I'm going to add the prompts for the new link up over the weekend. And, I have just subscribed to your blog so I dont miss your posts!!

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    1. Thanks Denyse, I'm really happy with my results. And yes, WW seems a bit of a rip off. I had another boy after Daniel, who is now my almost 8 year old. Looking forward to the new link up. Thanks for reading and subscribing xo

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  2. woo hoo! That was a worthwhile tit squish!

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  3. SO glad you got good results! Definitely worthy of a happy dance!

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  4. A busy month for me with two out of three of my daughters' birthdays in the month, plus a niece and great-nephew aswell! Good luck with your blood test results, and great news about your health at the moment. I was saddened to read about your son Daniel. Thank you for sharing your month of August xx

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    1. Oh I love a month of birthdays! All the CAKE! Thanks for reading and the good wishes.

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  5. Ooh so timely that you're having those blood tests as I am too! Thyroid good, had the hormone one today - lemme know your results! I think I too have been blessed with the menopause. Totally awesome!! x x

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    1. I will find out next Wednesday and let you know. Unfortunately I did have really high cholesterol last time. I expect that hasn't changed because it's hereditary. My Mum has it and could never control it with diet. So medication for me! I'm not sure what do about the menopause. Don't really want to take HRT due to the possible risk of recurrence. What has your doctor recommended if anything? Talk next week xo

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  6. So good to hear the tit-crushing result was good! Great win there and certainly calls for happy dances! Nine years, eh? I'm so sorry about that...it would have been really really tough. It's always about the 'could haves' in these cases which makes the grief harder. Big hugs!

    And I am so glad winter is done! Thank you for linking up! Do join in every month...would love to have you :)

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    1. Yes, all the happy dances! After nine years I can think about him with a smile. It was awful at the time, though... But onwards to brighter days! Looking forward to linking up again. Thanks Sanch xo

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  7. I'm glad the mammogram results were good! I've had a lot happening lately but not DONE much if that makes sense. I've not been out much either or done anything exciting. The month's just flown by!

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    1. Thanks Deb! It really has flown! And now the countdown is on until Christmas...

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  8. MY son's second name is Daniel. Many hugs for you x
    Lovin the happy dances :)

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  9. Sounds like you had a very full August to me, full of emotion too. Sending big hugs and here's to an awesome September for you x

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  10. Hey Ness, just wanted to drop by and say hi. So glad the results for the tit squash came out fine & you have a new hair! Weight loss struggles are a bitch. Your hormones might be making it hard for you to see the results you want.
    It has been ages since I blogged so attempting to be more consistent for the next few months. Stay awesome.

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