Thursday, 14 January 2016

The beginning

This morning we went to hospital for Col to have the bone marrow sample taken. We were told 2 weeks ago that if they had a bed he would stay in and they would start the chemotherapy and he needed to be an in-patient overnight for the first treatment to check for allergic reactions.
Did they have a bed, yes but probably not until after lunch. We decided we would wait at the hospital.
Ten minutes after I had gone to put more money in the car park machine, we were told yes, he could go straight to the ward, so he checked in and I came home.

Just had a phone call from him to say I might have to go and pick him up again tonight as they may not do everything they planned at this first session. So I await a phone call for the 25 mile trip back to Ipswich again. Ho Hum!

Blimey, it's turned cold,wet and very, VERY windy. I hope that I can keep the fire alight if I do need to go and fetch Col later. I've got two cats curled up in the living room, both snoring gently neither will want to go far outside now.

I had photos of snowdrops and a primrose on yesterdays post and someone asked if they were early and yes they are well ahead of normal because of the mild winter we have had so far. Now it's gone cold they will stop growing for a while I reckon.
Dc at Frugal in Norfolk asked if the new owners wanted to extend the kitchen because I said I had to photocopy planning permissions etc and send to the solicitors. No, they want copies of the permission and completion certificates from when we had the new kitchen  and bedroom extension built in 2011. I thought I had already sent them and don't really know why they want them again. They were also querying the windows that were replaced in 2010 and 2011. Goodness knows why. I assume it's just their solicitor being pernickity and not the new owners looking for problems to get the price down, they seemed too nice for that.
And to answer Sandy expat, no we didn't make the tree men a cuppa. They were right up the top of the field and on the land under the pylons so too far away really and there were several men in  3 vans. They were working for National Grid. When ever we have anyone working here for us I always find a cuppa and cake on arrival helps the work get going really well!

Back Tomorrow
Sue

36 comments:

  1. Hope everything goes well for your husband
    Julie xxxxxx

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  2. Thinking of you. Take care its not a nice evening to be going anywhere. I'm on my meal break at work and its cold, windy and just starting to sleet.

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  3. Thinkin gof both you and Col, hope all goes well.

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  4. Best wishes, hope all goes well.

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  5. Hi Sue,
    Thinking of you and Col especially now. Hope all goes well.

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  6. Hope everything goes well with col , Eileen xxx

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  7. Thoughts and prayers are with you both today. It's the unknown that's stressful. Glad things are moving along with your buyers. Soon you'll be packed up and ready for your move. One foot in front of the other, as they say!

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  8. Oops... forgot to mention/ask... do you have lemon drops (candy) for Col? They help with any nausea from chemo.

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  9. Good Luck Col and Sue
    Love your blog but know you wont always feel like writing as Col's treatment progresses
    Hope it all goes well Thinking of you both
    Trudy xxx

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  10. Best wishes, hope everything goes well x

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  11. Nothing is ever as straightforward as it is supposed to be in these things is it Sue? I do hope it all went well. The weather has turned bitterly cold here too and there have been a couple of blizzards today - certainly not the best weather for hospital trips - but somehow they never think of this do they?

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  12. I think it is likely that your buyer's solicitor is being thorough rather than the buyers themselves being strategic. We moved in 2014, our first move in over 25 years. Apart from having to provide all the approval papers for an extension, we were asked for FENSA certificates for double glazing, approvals for any electrical work (however minor) that took place post April 2005. Strangely enough, we also had repeat requests for the same information. Hope the move goes well and Col responds well to the treatment.

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  13. So sorry you have to go through such a difficult time. My thoughts are with you. xxx...x

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  14. Sue, I hope they can keep Col in and he is comfortable there. Beaming good wishes through the internet ether.

    It is part of the things that the solicitors ask for planning permissions etc so if it isnt quite right the buyer can purchase indemity insurance against any claims by the coucil or land registry at later dates. they also like to have all electrical certificates (you are asked about electrics sometimes by home insurance companies) and the fensa cert is needed to prove that they are up to standard. nothing sinister... all run of the mill.

    Keep warm. Sol x

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  15. Sending my very best wishes to both you and Col.

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  16. I'm thinking of you. Drive carefully! Jx

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  17. I'm glad his treatment is starting nice and quickly. Take care driving in this dreadful weather. xx

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  18. Freezing cold here today, but thankfully no wind. Hope you don't have to go back and get Col for both your sakes. I bet you're both glad the ball has started rolling aren't you. Take care of yourselves. xx

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  19. I hope that all goes/went well for Col and that you will not have to make too many unnecessary trips back and forth as that will be exhausting for you both. All good thoughts! xx

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  20. Sending very best wishes to you both.
    I hope that you did not have to drive to the hospital again tonight. Not nice to be driving when it is dark and cold.
    You will be glad to move closer to the hospital I am sure.
    I hope you husband is comfortable and all goes well for him.
    Pam in TX.xx

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  21. I hope all goes well for Col.
    Sending lots of good wishes.

    cheers, parsnip

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  22. ....a cuppa and a slice of cake - yep this does get anything going, even me!

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  23. Hi Sue, hope everything went ok for Col and he is now home and resting in the warmth, dee

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  24. Sending you both my best wishes too :

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  25. Hoping everything goes well at the hospital. You have a long enough round trip to get there. I hope they provide a parking permit or similar so you Don't have the bother of finding a space every time. Thinking of you both.

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  26. We have also recently moved and got bogged down with solicitors requesting certificates for replacement windows. These were never found and we eventually found out to move things along we could pay a one off payment for an indemnity for them which wasn't too expensive.
    Sending prayers and good wishes for you both

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  27. This is just to wish Col and you all the very best, it's a difficult time for you both, moving at the same time as chemotherapy, so my thoughts are with you.
    Margaret P

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  28. I wish you both the very best of luck. My Mum was diagnosed with kidney cancer 5 years ago and had just been given the all clear. It certainly puts things in perspective.

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  29. Very much hoping that you didn't have to drive back to the hospital last night. Praying for you both that Colin has a good recovery and strength for you during this time.

    Take care and post when you are able and feel like it.

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  30. I hope everything went well for your husband and that this is the first step in his healing. I also hope all this finding of papers ends soon for you and you can just get on with selling. -Jenn

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  31. Hope everything went well at the hospital and you didn't have to drive back in the dark. Will be thinking if you.

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