Friday, October 30, 2020

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art and health update.

First of all another health update. As I mentioned 2 weeks ago, I was due to have my gall bladder out last Monday. I went in as arranged, got ready and struggled into the compression socks and waited for the surgeon to come and speak to me.
He told me of all the normal risks of surgery and anaesthetic. Then he dropped his bombshell!
He told me that I was at very high risk in three different areas. Because of scar tissue from the original cancer surgery in 2011 he would most likely have to continue with open surgery. The metastatic cancer has also put me at a very high risk. I assume he meant by that it could cause it to spread rapidly which was the reason they didn't want to operate when I originally started getting the gallstone attacks. Also there was a high risk of tearing my liver or damaging other organs like the pancreas.
He also said that if I did get Covid it would be very dangerous for me.
My operation wasn't due for another hour so he told me to think carefully before I decided. If I wanted to go ahead he would send the anaesthetist to see me, and if they gave the all clear for that he would go ahead.
He said if I decided all the risks were to great to just let the nurse know. I was under no pressure to go ahead.
I rang Ivor and we agreed it was too risky. One high risk wouldn't have been so bad, but three plus knowing Covid would affect me very badly was just too much to chance.
I will have lived with metastatic cancer for almost 4 years and I don't want to throw that away for one rotten gall bladder!
I just wish he could have read my medical history earlier so I hadn't been building myself up for the operation which I was already very nervous about.
To say I feel shell shocked is an understatement!

This flashback comes from January 2008 and is called,
"Watcha Doing?"

Hey Flynn, what are you doing down there?

I'm practicing my laser eyes.

Huh big deal! Anycat can do that.

Oh ok then, we might as well go back to sleep.

I am joining Athena, the Cat Goddess for Caturday Art.

I started with Yarn at 50%, then added Surreal at 55%.
preview108pieceCaturday Art 31.10.20
The random photo this week has been chosen by Little Binky. We are usually away on a cruise around that date for our anniversary, so I have got one from the date nearest to then.

For Little Binky.

I am also joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the Feline Friday blog hop.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art

 Before the flashback I want to wish Ivor a happy anniversary. We have been married for 49 wonderful years today.

We also received this lovely card from Timmy Tomcat and his family.

The flashback this week comes from January 2008 and is called:

Flynn the Cat Burglar.

Note from mum: Don't worry, he wasn't allowed to eat any of the chocolates.
Not wanting to leave Eric out I have a one photo post of him with his dad.

Easy Like Sunday.
It's nice to lie on the sofa wiv your dad, but the roaring can keep you awake.
Here's a bit of advice:
When your Bean snores too loud you put your paw on their chin and push. This makes their mouth close and stops the roaring that comes out of it. When you have stopped them snoring, then you can get some sleep. But it's all lies when mum sez I snore like a little piggy. It must be dad again.

The Random Photo this week was requested by Messymimi who asked for October 23rd as it is her Sweetie's birthday. This date was also requested by the Trout Towne Tabbies who asked for 23.10.12.

Ivor was down in the fields working so the boys and I took our walk down to see how he was getting on.
I have used it for my Caturday Art.

I started with Fairy at 45%, then added Psychedelic at 30%.
Visit Athena the Cat Goddess for more art.

Click on the small picture for the puzzle.
preview108pieceCaturday Art 24.10.20
I am also joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the Feline Friday blog hop.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art

 This week I have a few one photo posts. It is the first time since I had to go to new Blogger because it is a pain having to wait for all the back posts to load to find the ones I want. It was so much easier on old Blogger when you had a certain amount to a page.

These are all of the boys relaxing.

October 2007 Tuesday Twosome:
Life duzn't git much better than snuggling on nice warm soft empty vishus deer furrs.

November 2007 Tummy and Toesies Tuesday.
In most pikchurs of me asleep, I lie on my back. If Eric tried to do it, he'd probly git stuck wiv his legs in the air.We still love our vishus deer bed. When the Beans furrst brought it home, Eric didn't like it. He thought it mite eet him efun though he's not yung and joosy.Now he always gits on it wiv me, but sumtimes he takes up all the room and there's no place left furr me. When he duz that, I put the bitey on his ears and then he moves ofurr.

November 2007, Easy Sunday: There's nuffin like having a lie in on a Sunday morning. That's mum's legs I'm lying on and Eric is snuggling against them. She's not allowed to git out of bed until we're reddy to git up too.

November 2007: Eric, Mancat Monday.
I've had a furry bizzy week and weekend checking nuffin had changed while the Beans were away, and now it's time to relax.

December 2007: Flynn, Easy Sunday.
Sunday mornings mean yoo can haf a nice leshurrly baff befurr your nap, and no-one worries about rush, rush, rush. I like Sundays.

The random photo this week was chosen by the Trout Towne Tabbies who asked for 19.06.08. I had taken quite a few on that date and couldn't decide which to use, so took one from the morning, and one from later in the day when we were out on our walk.
If anyone has a date(s) they want, let me know in the comments.

Morning fun in the run. This is the run that is attached to the garage door so they could still get fresh air when we were on holiday.

The big old oak tree. The boys favourite tree for climbing and claw sharpening.


I am joining Athena, the Cat Goddess for Caturday Art and using the two above photos.

For the first one I started Starry at 50%, then added Psychedelic also at 50%.

For the second one I started with Adventure at 35%, then Surreal Painting at 40%.
Click on the small pictures for the puzzles.

108pieceCaturday Art 1 17.10.20
preview108pieceCaturday Art 2 17.10.20
I am joining the Feline Friday blog hop with Sandee at Comedy Plus.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art.

First of all I just wanted to give a brief health update to explain why I haven't commented much for a few days.

Many of you know that I get a lot of problems with my gall bladder, but they didn't want to operate originally in case it accelerated the cancer. I have been getting repeated attacks which are steadily getting worse. I had a particularly bad attack on Sunday morning, only 5 days after the previous one so went to A&E.

They took me in and gave me the first morphine injection and put me on a drip, and allowed me to have clear liquids only. They had hoped to fit me in for an emergency operation on Monday but the theatres were too busy. When it seemed Tuesday would be the same they sent me home on Monday night. I had a phone call on Wednesday to say they could do it on the 26th.

They hope to do it by laparoscopy but warned me it may have to be open surgery which will mean a week stay in hospital. A laparoscopy would only be overnight.

As to the cancer. The tablets had stopped working in January and it had started to grow very slightly again, so they prescribed me a new tablet. My latest CT scan in August showed it was working. There is no more spread and one of the cancerous nodules had shrunk very slightly, so good news.                    I don't like to bore everyone with my health but just wanted to say why I hadn't been commenting much.

Okay, enough of that and on to the flashback which comes from December 2007 and was,                       "A Wet Sunday in the Hay Barn."

The weather has been very wet lately, so we hafn't been for many walks wiv mum. We yooshully stay in the garden while she goes out to do the horses and gets soaking wet.

Dad has been home more furr Chris Mouse, so he took us furr a walk and it started to rain again. He asked us if we wanted to go in the barn so we didn't get too wet. Well we don't mind getting wet, but it seemed like he did, so we said ok he could go in the barn if he wanted.

We wuz sniffing around and we could smell rats and mousies. Then we saw a ladder leaning against the straw, so we didn't even haf to jump up, we just walked up the ladder, right up to the top of the barn.

It wuz reely high up and we could touch the roof wiv our heads.

Then mum came back from putting the horses out in their fields, and it had stopped raining, so we all went for a walk together.

We didn't find any mousies though. They must haf heard us coming.
It wuz good just relaxing in the barn then having a nice quiet stroll.

The random photo this week is from 10.10.10 so exactly 10 years ago, and was chosen by the Trout Towne Tabbies. I have also made two versions of it for my Caturday Art.

I am joining Athena, the Cat Goddess for the Caturday Art blog hop.

For this version I started with Illusion at 50% followed by Frost at 20%

For the second version I started with Sunshine at 50%, then added Metallic at 35%.
I prefer the second version because I don't like Flynn's black butt in the first one!

preview108pieceCaturday Art 1 10.10.20
preview108pieceCaturday Art 2 10.10.20
I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the Feline Friday blog hop.