Well, here I am again updating you all. Firstly, I had the breast clinic on Monday. I am happy to say that the doctor who examined me could find no abnormalities. Of course, I will not know for sure until later in the year. In April I see my Oncologist, in June I have my mammogram, only then will I truly know but it is looking good.
Now for some more good news. Soon we are going to have another member of the family - no, do not go racing ahead. It is a puppy. Becky and Dean have paid a deposit on a chocolate Labrador pup. They have the pick of the five boys and will be getting him in two or three weeks. They went to see the pups again last weekend and here is a picture of them.
They are just adorable and I cannot wait to give him a cuddle. I know he will be one lucky dog living with Becky, Dean and the boys and he will bring them lots of joy.
Now for the not so good. I was at the knee clinic this morning. This time I saw the head honcho. He agreed to give me more injections BUT this is the last time. He said the damage to my knees is so severe, especially the left one, that the only answer is surgery. When the injections wear off I have to make an appointment to go back to arrange it. The waiting list is about three to four months, I will be in hospital for several days and then have to attend every week for physiotherapy. When I have recovered from that, the right knee will need doing as well so that ties up this year and next, not to mention my back. I told you in a previous entry that my GP says that only an operation will cure that but I will put it off as long as I possible can or try to avoid it altogether. The truth is there is no space in my knee joints at all and the bones are constantly rubbing together.
When I had the injections last time I was sitting up and although it hurt a bit it was nothing like today where he made me lie on a table and put my legs out straight before he did them. I literally screamed. It felt like he was drilling through the bones!!!!
They gave me a booklet about knee replacements and I have been reading through. You usually come out on crutches. This poses a problem for me as I have arthritis in my neck and especially my left shoulder where I had the breast operation so putting my weight on crutches can only trigger that off.
Coming so soon after the death of my brother and with all the ongoing work with his house, the solicitors, then having to sell the place, this has hit me like a ton of bricks. I must admit to coming home and sobbing my heart out. I have already had five operations in my life and it looks like there is no end to it. Why is it that some people seem to get everything and others escape scot free with hardly any problems.
Now back to better news. I have a new photograph of the boys taken at their school. They are really growing up. I think it is a lovely photograph.
Lastly, here is one of Nathan in his Beaver's uniform. He loves going there. He took his promise last week and will now be working on his badges. Daniel will be joining when he is old enough. I am so very proud of them both.
Well, it is nearly lunchtime so I am going to get off here now and eat and then take a painkiller for my poor bruised and throbbing knees.
I am sure Becky will allow me to post a picture of the puppy when they get him but I hope to be back before then anyway.
I hope life is treating you kindly dear friends and readers. <>