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Sunday, 7 October 2018

It's been a good week

Actually, most of my weeks are good weeks but this week I'm feeling reflective and wanted to share it.

I gave in and agreed to take two Harvest Festivals.  Both went OK.  I had a little giggle at at myself when the warden was preparing the produce to take to pensioners and asked me if I would like something.  I was about to say, "But it's for old people" then remembered that I'm a pensioner and gratefully accepted a couple of potatoes to bake and have with cheese and butter. 

I've been for my annual mammogram.  I have a high risk of breast cancer (80% risk I am told) so had a mastectomy a few years ago but I still have to go for check-ups.  Mammograms are no picnic for anyone but post mastectomy they are often excruciating but this time it wasn't too bad.  I've got a clinical examination in a couple of weeks but right now I'd like to say thank you to everyone who fund raises for cancer research.  Because of you my genetic risk has been identified and I am offered monitoring to protect myself.

I had a small competition win, this time with the date of birth lotto.  Just £10 but very nice.  (The link is possibly my referral link.  I can't check.  Sorry about that.)

A couple of weeks ago I was able to share some of my good fortune with a bloggy friend by sending her some books I had won in a another competition and when I got back from the mammogram there was a letter from her.  I always get excited at real snail-mail and in this letter was this lovely Harris tweed needlecase.  Thank you, Mama!  (Quite apart from pretty needlecases she's got a great idea for soap for children.  Take a look.)


  1. Thank you for mentioning me, I am saving the books all ready for a Christmas holiday we are hoping to take. Hope all goes well with your clinical examination, you will be in my prayers.

  2. I am glad the mammo went well. No, they aren't fun but better be safe than sorry. I am so sorry I am so remiss with writing. I will be better, I promise!

  3. I had a lumpectomy at the beginning of the year, plus chemo and radiotherapy. My breast is still sensitive, but I know I have to go for my check up mammogram soon. I'm not looking forward to it, even though I'm (fairly) confident the cancer has gone.

    Fat Dormouse (

    1. I'm sure you're not looking forward to it! But the discomfort (and sometimes the pain) is worthwhile when one considers the alternative. I hope you are feeling better and that the breast soon heals.