Short but Sweet Tonight

So this morning after another sleepless night I really didn’t feel very well at all, everything was such an effort. I called mom this thing and she was worried but she is back down tomorrow and I’m looking forward to that. I had a call from the hospital to say that I wasn’t doing as well as I should be in terms of fighting off this infection and whilst the intravenous drugs being given to me at home every day were due to stop tomorrow I have to continue the treatment for another week. This will possibly delay me starting chemo again but I have to be strong enough to be able to cope with that so I have to be guided by the experts.

Just before treatment started the wonderful Emma from my BHS family in Kingston came to see me. She stayed and helped me set up Daisy Den, well we made a bloody good start. It was so lovely to be with her again and we had a lovely time.

Now these are only the first photos and I need shelves for all my Daisy Den gifts but at least it’s the first chance for you to see inside Daisy Den. It’s so warm and cosy in there and I’m going to love it. Molly Moo already does LOL.

Me and the wonderful Emma :-)
Me and the wonderful Emma :-)
Daisy Den Bed
Me with the all important coffee machine lol


Now tomorrow we will have our allocation of the Calendars arriving, I’m so excited as Steve and I haven’t seen them yet. I’m so proud of what Steve has achieved through this and we will potentially raise £14,000 for Beating Bowel Cancer.  I also have to thank my BHS Family as without them funding the print run the profit to the charity would have been reduced so thank you so much BHS XX

So that’s you lot up to date for today, again sorry it’s short but it’s sweet and I need to rest. Love to you all xx


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Married to Steve, I have two children - Rebecca and Richard. Steve has two children, Lauren and Chris. Rebecca lives with us (nurse Rebecca) and my mom Judy also has become nurse and housekeeper but lives in the West Midlands. My son is in the Army and comes home when he can. I am 47, born in 1967 and I was told I had bowel cancer on 22nd Feb 2015 and this blog is my journey through it. I hope it helps you as you were the reason I started it.

40 thoughts on “Short but Sweet Tonight”

  1. Wow…it all looks lovely and cosy be amazimg once shelves and gifts all in place.
    I knew Molly Moo would think Daisy Den was a giant kennel for her. x
    My mum is primed amd ready to buy calandars from BHS High Wycombe on the 11th. Amazing achievement, great job Steve.
    Keep on looking after yourself Wends …love to all xxx

    1. Hi Secret Agent,
      Sorry but I missed replying to the comments on this post, not like me at all. So excited to be seeing you on 14th November, it’s going to be a great weekend :-)
      Thanks for orgainising things there and see you very very soon xx

  2. The calendar looks great Wendy …. I have been privileged to see the official copy!!!!! The Daisy Den is looking great too…,,, xx

    1. Hi Boss,
      So sorry I didn’t realise that I had not replied to the comments left on this post, must have been ill as that’s not like me at all.
      Glad you like the Calendar and you are always welcome to visit Daisy Den when she is finished, not long now :-)
      hey regardless you are always welcome to visit anytime xx

    1. They are amazing, so proud of what Steve has produced and grateful to BHS for funding the whole thing as all profits go to the Charity now unlike other Calendars who have to cover there costs. xx

  3. I’m glad you are taking more time for yourself. Your gift from me to you will be with you tomorrow now it’s finally at your mom’s. I really do hope you love it.
    Until tomorrow take care and speak to you soon. Much love as always xxx

    1. Hi Tracey,
      Sorry for the late reply as I didn’t know that I had missed the comments left on this post, I must have been ill hey.
      Anyway it’s so beautiful and just perfect, I can’t tell you how shocked and overwhelmed I was by your thoughtfulness, just fantastic.
      Thank you so much and the whole family were shocked too, well Richard hasn’t seen it yet and as an Army man he will just say something like ‘cool’ men don’t get soft furnishing at all do they lol.
      Thanks again and sending you lots of love xx

  4. I’m not surprised you’re tired, your body is doing all it can to fight off the infection and even at the best of times, antibiotics make most of us feel a bit off and yours is the super-duper-double-strength-shot-in -your-arm type. So just take life VERY gently and be kind to yourself.

    Daisy Den looks lovely inside. I hope Steve’s faster at putting up shelves than Ian, lol! It’d take him years to summon up the mental energy. Too much Latin and not enough Woodwork at school – it marks a man! Mind you, I can’t speak, too much Latin and very little domestic usefulness, just 40 mins a week sewing, no cookery at school but 80 mins Latin! And in sewing I learnt Really Useful Things like how to sew a blanket patch. Now how may times have you personally patched a blanket?!

    Sorry the weather is so awful, it’s my fault. We are off to complete the country section of the Thames Path so it’s three days of soggy fields for me this weekend!

    Let us know when It is in BHS Wycombe ‘cos I want one for each of my relatives. I shall be able to say that I personally know two of the stars :-)

    Look after yourself, remember you want to stay at home…. xxxxxxxxxx

  5. Wow daisy den looks fab wen. Please save me a calendar and I will pick it up and pay on my next visit. I thought I noticed some very stylish shoes in one of the photographs!!! Lol. Loads of love. Xxx

  6. Sending those all important Juddy hugs please rest and relax daisy den will come together you will see your more important dont forget to let the creepy crawleys know how to get our hands on the calendars Juddy was all set for signings in the county mall lol I have a list of people wanted to order online no pressure lol love n Juddy hugs xxxx

    1. Hi Teresa,
      How many Calendars do you want for is signing? It’s just getting them to you. Or you could get them from here. Let me know what you want to do. xx

  7. Sending Positive thought so you can rest. Hope it works but if you can’t sleep get ya ipod out and abuse your ears with something that makes you relax, not your usual library but something out of character ( think yowm a rocka ). Perhaps you could ask your followers what music has moved them most and give it a go. My choice would be Christina Aguilera ” I’m ok ”
    Something to go with that wonderful den…. posh or wot. ….

    Don’t forget reserve me a calender

  8. Hi Wendy daisy den is looking lovely. Please don’t over do it just do a little bit at a time. You both must be so excited about the calendar coming tomorrow you have both achieved so much we are so proud of you.
    Ann is having trouble posting but she asked me to let you know she is thinking of you and sending her love XXX
    I hope you have a better night sending you my love and some hugs XXX

  9. Your daisey den looks beautiful and cosy, it’s gonna be such a special place for you to go,

    Glad to here that you are taking it easy, pitty that the antibiotic s are going to need longer but don’t matter as long as you get well enough for your chemo,

    Think of you all the time mate, loves you so much, xxxxxxxxxx

  10. Take it easy my lovely
    Just take it easy <3
    So pleased mom will be back with you tomorrow , moms are our rocks, are secure safe haven <3
    If chemo is delayed, so be it. You need to recover and gather strength to be ready, and listening to the experts is vital xxx

    Daisy Den looks Grand I know you'll love it and furnishing it is the best part isn't it xxx

    Thank you for your blog honey especially as your having a not so good day x
    I know it means a lot to you but don't fret short & sweet is good :-)

    Rest your wee body me Darlin and be gentle on yourself, it takes time to heal after what you have just been through X

    Love & Hugs Always xxx<3xxx

  11. Short and sweet is perfect thanks for posting anything. Daisy den looks a real home from home a mini vacation every day. Listen to them that know if they say another week that’s what it has to be. Take it easy.hope you have a better night. Thinking of you all every day
    Deb xxx

  12. Hi Wendy, hope you get this message. Daisy Den looks fab have been thinking about you and your family and keeping you all in my prayers. Sending hugs and kisses xx

  13. Looking forward to calenders! Spoke at WI Group tonight. They were well up for buying some. They had also collected 200 bras to send to Africa so still into breast issues!

    1. Thanks Pauline and sorry for missing your comment and repying to you, not like me at all so I must have been ill hey.
      thanks for your thoughts and prayers they mean a lot to me xx

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