Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Tuesday January 14th




During the last few years here on The Beauty Hunter it's almost
been routine to take a blog break during the Winter. And it does
look like another one is about to start.
Things have been deadly silent around here for some time and
blogging certainly isn't what it used to be. And this week I received
my Hospital admission letter asking me to come in towards the end
of January. It's going to be another operation and I should expect
to be kept in for a few days.
But I suppose the good news is that after the operation and
treatment I should finally, we hope, at long last get some closure
and things can hopefully get back to normal. It's been a long journey
that started in the Summer of 2012. In fact today marks 11 months to
the day that I had that cancerous tumour removed. So for me
Valentine's Day will never be the same (Feb 14th 2013).
And I certainly dont know how people on their own would have gone
through all of this alone, as we are now hearing about.

So for now I shall put blogging aside and concentrate on preparing
for hospital. And getting fitter before an operation always helps
so I hope to be doing plenty of walking each day.
So lets hope it all goes well and that the recovery period wont be too
long. And then before you know it Spring will be around the corner.

THE BEAUTY HUNTER  JANUARY 2014.


20 comments:

  1. Wishing you a speedy recovery ! x

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    1. Thanks Pat. Hope you're keeping well yourself.

      Dee.

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  2. I'm wishing you absolutely the best, Dee, and hope that this will be the final piece of the entire thing. What a long haul it has been, but you have done extremely well. How wonderful it will be for you to put all this behind you. Meanwhile, good idea to concentrate on your strength and health. Spring IS around the corner!

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    1. p/b (T), Thanks. Lets hope it all goes okay. It'll be that procedure we talked about
      last year, the final piece as you say. Although they're still insisting on annual
      colonoscopy's for the next few years which cant be a bad thing...(next one this March I think).

      Oh I only just took down the snow model (water feature). We were enjoying it's Xmas theme too much,
      so now it's back to the water feature as normal. Hope to be giving it a Spring look soon.

      Dee.

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  3. Bon Chance Dee. you will know so much about the process, you could become a consultant... Ian

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    1. Ian, The hospital do give you lots of reading matter so you know what's coming.
      Mind you 5 weeks of daily radiotherapy seems to have given me numb feet and
      numb fingers. Apparently one of the drawbacks. Hope it's not permanent.

      Must catch up with your interview for Dazed & Confused. Still haven't checked it yet.
      Hope to come back once the recovery period is over.

      Dee.

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    2. http://www.dazeddigital.com/photography/article/18144/1/ian-david-baker-cruising-eighties-london
      to save you buying a copy...
      best & take care
      Ian

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  4. Dee, you would not know that you have medical issues, considering how well you have maintained this site. Have a quick and thorough recovery.

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    1. Thanks eos, I suppose I didn't really talk about it too much here. Although I have kept a daily
      written diary in a book.
      I didn't let on but last summer's Gay Pride and Naked Bike Ride was tough for me as I was
      going through my chemo period. But being at home more has given me more time for the blog.

      Thanks for visiting, Dee.

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  5. Hi Dee, Just got back to Thailand after spending Xmas in Australia. Bushfires everywhere but that's okay as the government assures everyone global warming is absolute crap. So too, I guess, are temperatures of 45C in some capital cities. Hope all goes well for you. Best place for your recovery are the beaches in Pattaya where you can get a tan and a personal massage. - Ian

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    1. Ian, So you're back... from one hothouse to another. They said there's going to be a 20c drop in temperature in Melbourne in just 2 days. Must check a couple of Melbourne blogs and see how they're coping.

      Pattaya sounds great although not quite practical with everything going on at the moment. Odd that when I was on chemo and radiotherapy they told me to avoid being in the sun.

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  6. sending healing thoughts your way for a complete and whole recovery .

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    1. Thanks anon......no name????? Perhaps an old friend!

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  7. Best wishes for a speedy recovery back to health.

    Regards, LD

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    1. Thanks LD. Hope to be back here when it's over.

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  8. Wishing you all the very best possible with the op and the recovery afterwards. My thoughts are with you.

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    1. Hi Jason. Thanks for that. It all happens next week. Lets hope it all goes well. Going under the knife can be nerveracking.

      But Jason, what the friggin hell has happened to your blog 'Seafront Diaries.' It's as good as deleted when you lock it to private. I just know it's got something to do with that hated job of yours. Let us know soon. Your vanishing online makes blogworld just that little bit smaller.

      Dee.

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  9. Courage, cela va aller mieux, de mieux en mieux... (On vous soutient aussi de puis la France !)

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