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Postby TanS » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:35 pm

Ok Chrissie............you and I........seahorse tatts...........as much as my DH hates tatts.........I love the idea that male seahorses look after the young!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So when I come to Perth............tatts it is.......tell your DH not to hate me though...........lol

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Postby molly dooker » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:31 pm

Hi Becka,
Sorry I am late posting on this thread. So sorry to hear about your Mum. She is very very lucky indeed to have such a wonderful daughter and family. It is an incredible difference to have all that support and love.
And Janette with the tattoo. I know I sort of want one, then I don't. But a lady I used to work with had the most beautiful vibrant colourful seahorse on her boob. She actually had 3 tattoos and you wouldn't have known unless she told you because she had them in discreet places. Never found out the other places though. If I got a tattoo, I'd probably get one on the back of my shoulder and I would probably get a little rose or a seahorse.
Good on your Mum Becka for getting the ribbon tat.
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Postby becka » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:22 pm

TanS wrote:I got put off tatts when my friend showed me the tulip on her butt.......and told me how much it was wilting!!!!!!!!!......lol.

Tanya



Hahaha

Mum said that after everything she had been through getting the tattoo was a walk in the park
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Postby TanS » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:15 pm

I got put off tatts when my friend showed me the tulip on her butt.......and told me how much it was wilting!!!!!!!!!......lol.

Tanya
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You're BRAVER than you believe,
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and SMARTER than you think."

Christopher Robin said this to Winnie-the-Pooh, written by A. A. Milne in 1926!!

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Postby becka » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:14 pm

TanS wrote:I am so impressed with your mother for getting a tatt!!! I am so afraid of needles........that aint ever happening here........lol.

Tanya


Don't worry you are not alone there i was totally the same lol.
Was suppose to get one with mum but chickened out when i saw a big tough guy in pain getting his :pmsl:
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Postby becka » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:13 pm

Jetj wrote:I love it and want one, can't decide where to put it though.


Mum got her's on the back of her leg..It isn't finished yet she is getting love hope and courage around it
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Postby TanS » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:13 pm

I am so impressed with your mother for getting a tatt!!! I am so afraid of needles........that aint ever happening here........lol.

Tanya
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You're BRAVER than you believe,
and STRONGER than you seem,
and SMARTER than you think."

Christopher Robin said this to Winnie-the-Pooh, written by A. A. Milne in 1926!!

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Postby Janette » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:11 pm

I love it and want one, can't decide where to put it though.
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Postby becka » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:53 pm

I think he understands alot better now but ill be going to sit with mum again next chemo session

Lol if only it was the easy with my mum

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Postby TanS » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:45 pm

Hi Becka,

It was great that your brother went........its the unknown that is the scariest. Most of us understand about trying to continue to do everything you did before.........it takes time, but after a while you learn that things can just wait......or let other people help you more.

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Postby becka » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:38 am

Thanks guys :)

My mum uses the computer and can do things like emailing and she goes on facebook and myspace but forums is what i have to teach her.

I do go and sit with her when she has chemo actually when mum went back to have the 2nd lot of chemo they remembered me and not mum lol we all had a joke about it.I didn't go to the last chemo session with her though my little brother did.He is 16 and was kinda freaked out by it all,if mum was putting her hand's through her hair and getting her hair out he would say "Don't do that it freaks me out" so last chemo session mum asked if he wanted to go and see how things are and he said yes so had the day off school and went.

I do try and help mum out the best i can but at times she is like a bull in a china shop and just wont stop.Mum is the type of person who want's to do everything and is not one for just layin on the bed.At times though that's all she can do.

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Postby sue2211 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:27 am

Hi Becka. Sounds like you are a wonderful support for your mum. She is going through a rough trot at the moment, so try to be there for the concrete things like going to chemo with her and making dinner. Wish you both the best. Tell your mum to mention to the oncologist about the loss of balance, it's worth checking out.
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Postby Jollyjac » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:44 am

Hi beca,
Sounds like your Mum has had a bumpy journey, and I really hope things continue to improve and there are no more set backs, I can imagine it's been very emotional and stressful for all your family.

My Mum is 71 and is great on the computer now, took her a while but once she got the hang of it there has been no stopping her..........it's been a great source of entertainment now she is retired, she shops, books holiday and emails everybody. My Dad who's 77, is a lost cause, wouldn't even know how to switch it on!

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Postby Gail » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:41 am

Hi Becka, so sorry to hear about your mum not have any reprieve from treatment. It really is the luck of the draw, we have no control of how our treatment treats us sometimes. But the positive good news is it hadn't spread and there are people who have had a re occurrence and gone on to live cancer free for the rest of their lives. You are wonderful in your support of your mum, remember to keep a balance between the two, you need to not get too stressed about what is happening. I know how do you do that? Depending on your age, you could contact Canteen for support or the anti cancer council. Give your mum my regards. Gail

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Postby cherub » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:43 am

hey becka
I have had trouble with balance
best to get the oncologist to check it out
sometimes all the meds make it difficult to get your balance
take care and show mum how easy it is to be a computer chicky
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