Sunday, February 19, 2017

Family Sunday Selfie.

First of all, thank you for all of the good wishes for my mum at this very stressful time.
I haven't done a selfie for a couple of weeks, but the weather was a bit milder and the sun was out so my mum and dad took me into the field.
Dad said we should take a selfie of us all together.

You can see more selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat on my Head.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Eric's Day Flashback - Taking it Easy.

The flashback this week comes from January 2011 and is called:

Taking it Easy.
We hope you all have a nice relaxing day.
Flynn: I will change position from time to time but once Eric is comfy, there is no way that he will he move.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

An Update from my Mum.

I have another update from my mum. I will let her tell it.

I saw the specialist this morning and it wasn't good news.
The biopsy showed that the cysts are the same as those when I had the hysterectomy, so the same cancer has returned. I asked how that could be if my womb etc. was removed. He said there could have been microscopic seedlings that had migrated to the bowel that have now become active.
They are not operating because it won't be successful. I had thought it was because it wasn't bad enough to do so, but there could be many tiny cysts that they can't see and so they would be left behind to grow.

My level of oestrogen which is feeding the cancer is high so I have to take a hormone tablet daily. Hopefully it will block it and starve the tumours and cysts so they shrink. I have to go back in 6 weeks and then have another scan. If they are shrinking that will be good. If they haven't changed I will try a different hormone tablet. If that doesn't work, it will be chemotherapy. Because it is almost 6 years since I originally had cancer, that indicates that is not an aggressive cancer and hopefully slow growing.

The specialist said it is not life threatening at the moment.

Ivor and I both feel devastated. I had gone to my appointment ready to fight and kick a$$, only to be told it can't be cured, but hopefully it can be controlled.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Eric's Day Flashback - Eric the Photographer.

The flashback this week comes from January 2011 and is called:

Eric the Photographer.
Mum put the camera on me today and told me I could go and take some photos.

I jumped off the bed, past the chest of drawers....

.....and past our cube. You can just see Flynn's ear in there.

I headed out to the garden. The white stripes in the photo are my whiskers.

I went down the garden towards the big shed....

....before heading for the Azaleas. That scruffy blue cord is where mum wants to put edging for the shrubs. Mum said the Azaleas look more like trees from my perspective.

Then we went down the track to the fields.

Yikes! I took a photo of mum's foot.
That was all we got because silly mum forgot to delete Flynn's photos from the camera and it was full up. She has set it to delete every time she downloads now so she doesn't make that mistake again.
Guess what. Flynn was asleep in the cube and didn't even know we had been out Har har har!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Quick Update

Well, it is good and bad news. The bad news is that it is cancer which I had thought it would be. The good news is that it doesn't appear to have spread. 
The CT scan of my top half shows no abnormalities which is what was really worrying me.

I saw the oncology consultant today and he has referred me to the specialist who will discuss my options and will treat me.
It sounds like I won't need an operation but most likely will have chemotherapy.

He said the most important thing right now is to get the pain under control. He has started me near the bottom of the ladder with Nurofen and if that doesn't help by Saturday, then I go up to the next stage. Hopefully when the pain is controlled I will be able to sleep.

Even though it is cancer I feel so relieved it hasn't spread. I beat it before and will do so again.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Eric's Day Flashback - The Takeover.

This week the flashback comes from January 2011 and is called:

The Takeover!
Ha! Flynn has actually got out of the cube. Now is my chance to check it out properly.

There are too many toys in here.

He pulls them all in with him.

The Ham-Mick is free too. Flynn must be out in the garden.

Just checking for treats while I am here but no luck. Maybe I will stop and have a nap on the Ham-Mick anyway.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Very Late Sunday Selfie and Update.

I wasn't going to do a selfie this week, but then I told my mum she should have made another update before now so we are doing it together.

She had the biopsy last Monday which was CT guided. The radiographer told her there are two masses on her bowel causing concern, one the size of a marble and the other a bit bigger. She asked if there was still any chance that it was adhesions causing her problems and he said he was afraid not. She thought the biopsy would be taken through her belly but was surprised when he told her she had to lay on her front because he was going in through her buttock. It was very sore for a few days.

She has an appointment at the oncology clinic on Friday when she will get the result of the biopsy and also a second CT scan of the top half of her body to ensure there is nothing else of concern.
She will then be told what course of treatment will be the best for her. We will update when we know more.

Visit The Cat on my Head to see more selfies.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Eric's Day Flashback - Cube Fun.

This week the Flashback comes from January 2011 and is called:

Cube Fun.
Flynn: We love our new cube, and I love this mousie too. It is different to any I have seen before and looks more like the mousies in the fields.

I like to hide in the cube and whap him.

I like the Kong Kicker mousie too. It makes crackly noises when I bunny kick it.

Eric: Move over Flynn, you're hogging the cube.

You've got too many toys in there, there won't be any room for me.

Good, he's gone. Now I can have a check of everything.

I am guarding the cube to keep Eric out. He can't come in until I say so.
If you have trouble viewing the video you can watch it here.

Attack the mousie! I had put lots of toys in the cube during the night and mum has put them back outside to see if I put them all in again tonight.
If you have trouble viewing the video you can watch it here.