Tuesday, 23 August 2011

M.R... WHY?!

I have just read that title back and it reads like a man named Mr Why but it is actually reference to the fact I had yet another MRI last Thursday. I kind of forgot about it and didn't realise until we were driving in that I never phoned to confirm it.. Whoops. However, they just presumed I was coming so I was on the books! MRI's don't bother me now, it's quite nice to lie down and know you can't do anything! Yes, you are normally in a rather small space (that can be rather claustrophobic), the noise the machine makes is so loud (they give you headphones for the radio, this doesn't help) and you can't move for half an hour (annoying if you need to go to the bathroom). They also give you a panic button which I am always so tempted to press... I have restrained myself though. The ladies at Radiology are lovely and one was saying she remembers when I came for my first MRI - oh my how things have changed since then! It feels rather odd talking about that long ago. I remember thinking that it was something pretty routine and did not think it would be anything untoward.. I was a bit out there eh?! Anywho, my lovely nurse at Wishaw called on Friday to say it hadn't been reported but everything looked absolutely fine - so basically, it doesn't look like any tumour is still kicking about in my bowel. Hurrah! My blood is still all over the place (Magnesium fix yourself already right?!) but I think that's to be expected so nobody is worried about that.

I have had a very busy couple of weeks and I can't even remember what's been happening?! I have a few snaps to share so maybe that would be easier than me trying to remember.. They're in a funny order but who cares about that eh?

Our lovely Alice has moved up to Aberdeen so we had the girls round for a Chinese (I have had about four in the past two weeks.. No joke), wine, ice cream and Burlesque (the film, not a raunchy dance routine). It was a lovely night and it was sad saying Goodbye to Aldo. She has been absolutely amazing this past year and we're all really going to miss her. I am really looking forward to visiting though - I've not been to Aberdeen in years!

A party is not complete without trying on wigs yeah?!

Teenie and I helped Barbara and co at the last minute holiday club.. It went pretty well I thought! I was absolutely knackered at the end of it though!

Teenie, Ruth and I had another jaunt to Ikea... This time we got meatballs so all is right in the world. I also bought my treasured Chanel Graphite nail polish just before we went so we painted our nails in the food court.. Holler.

Saturday was a really nice day. As most people know, Teenie has decided not to be a nurse and to go be a dancer instead! So, on Saturday we took her through to sort out her flat in Edinburgh. We kitted out her flat in the morning then went to meet Stef in the afternoon. Stef and Tom had great news last week so we had some celebrating to do! We went to the Udderbelly (VIP hollaaaa) and had some Mojito's and great chat (obviously). Will and co joined which was great fun. After all this hilarity, Ruth and I took Teenie home and went to get the train. It was really sad saying 'Bye' to Teenie. I know Edinburgh is not far away but I've become so used to having her with me all the time. She has been there for me constantly (and without complaint!) this past year and I'm really going to miss having her around. This is one reason why I need to learn how to drive! Teenie, all I have to say is.. BABY G.

I LOVE this picture! So cute.

Oh these photo's are definitely in the wrong order.. Sozzers. Last Monday, Teenie and I met up with our favourite babies for a trip to M&D's. Now, M&D's isn't exactly Disneyland but it was still pretty good fun. There is an amazing sweetie shop and the kids lived up to the phrase, 'like children in a sweetie shop...'. To be honest, I think Teenie and Barbara were the worst!

I'm going away this weekend for my Auntie Mina and Uncle Alastair's 50th Wedding Anniversary and we're going to stay in Fearn again. I am really excited to be up north and seeing all the family. Next week is a big birthday for Auntie Dianne so we will have more celebrating in Edinburgh too! Aaaaaaaaaand after that is the ceilidh! I am really looking forward to it now! Also, if you haven't already, please check out.. http://www.maireadsceilidh.co.uk/ Any questions, just send me a wee e-mail.

Today I went dress shopping for all these events and wasn't very successful. However, I am now very tired so I hope I will sleep well tonight! Over and out.


  1. Hi Mairead, I just checked your blog yesterday to see if I had missed any posts as I was wondering how you were doing. I am so relieved your MRI seems to be fine and glad to hear you are getting some energy back!
    I wish I could be at your ceilidh, I really love the idea, but it is just too far!

  2. you have been totes busy to the MAX! Jings,we shall rest after the ceilidh...with more CHINESE, yassss

  3. BABY G! I miss watching GG everynight! Love you sisterling xxxxxxxxxxxx