Recipes from my Suffolk Kitchen

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

5 Little Fruit Trees and other stuff

But I can't remember what they are, I'm sure Mrs F told us that there is a plum, an apple and a pear
but the other two?

 We shall wait and see in a couple of months when the leaves appear.

Meanwhile here I am sitting in Debenham Library using their free wifi on my new laptop because not only did the dongle not work but when we do get a BT connection the storm last week put down phone lines so we'll still be without internet until they get it fixed.

In other news............on the health front ........Not good. We went to the hospital and Col's blood test showed the tablets are not working. To put it frankly we are running out of options and things are looking bleak. There are some new tablets - unlicensed and being trialled in Plymouth that might work. So the planned donor stem cell treatment isn't possible at the moment and although Col is feeling OK he could rapidly go downhill as white blood cells increase.

We have to look on the hopeful side and are trying to get things done at the cottage as quickly as possible. We were lucky in finding someone to start painting straight away (didn't realise how dirty and tatty the rooms were) but I'll be cooker-less for several weeks while we wait for the LPG cooker. We have picnic gas rings and microwave so will survive! Outside we have tidied some stuff away into garage and workshop and hope to get someone to sort trees that need felling and cutting to store for firewood.


So apologies for not replying to comments as I've not been able to see them with time to read. Once we get connected at the cottage I'll read them all properly.

Back Again as soon as possible



38 comments:

  1. Oh Sue, I am sorry to read that. I'm glad you and Col are able to be so pragmatic and hopeful. Is it possible for Col to be part of the clinical trial? Or would that mean decamping to Plymouth?

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  2. So sorry to hear that Col's tablets aren't working, Sue; I hope he keeps feeling well until another solution can be found. Getting the cottage up to scratch will hopefully occupy your minds and expend enough energy to enable a good night's sleep for both of you. Big (((((HUGS))))) for you. - Rosemary xx

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  3. I am so sorry to read that Col's tablets aren't working and I am praying that some other solution can be found.
    Meanwhile I wish you both every happiness in your new home.
    Hugs-x-

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  4. Keep fighting Col, and you Sue. News not good either on DDiL's father. Bummer of a disease.

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  5. Sorry to hear the tablets are not working, sending positive vibes and prayers your way. I love your positive attitude, I am sure you will win through.

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  6. I'm sorry to read the tablets aren't working. Will Col be able to trial the unlicensed ones? Warm hugs being sent your way.
    It's good you're getting stuck in to work at the cottage and I do hope you get your phone line sorted soon. X

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  7. Like the others, I am so sorry to read that things are not so good. Sending love.
    J x

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  8. Sorry to read of the bad news on the health front. Hope Col is feeling well enough to enjoy the excitement of his new home. Looks like a beginning of a lovely little orchard you have there.

    Hugs
    Jane

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  9. I feel sad about the news. Let's hope that Col will be able to try the unlicensed tablets. My best wishes to you who always remain optimistic. I want you to know that your optimism and strength touch the lives of your readers.

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  10. Sending positive thoughts and ((hugs))

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  11. Don't worry about answering our comments. You have enough to do and think about. Reading the previous comments I think we are all amazed by your seeming calm and positive attitude.
    I hope Col is a suitable candidate for the Plymouth trial. Sue

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  12. Really sorry to hear your bad news. xx

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  13. Oh Sue, I am really sorry to hear the news about Col, fingers crossed that Col can get on the trial for the new medication. Take care of yourselves.

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  14. Oh Sue, I am sad to read this. Beaming you huge amount of hugs and good thoughts. Sol xxx

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  15. My thoughts are with you.

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  16. So sorry to hear that, best wishes.

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  17. Don't worry about answering comments, just absorb the positive thoughts coming your way from us all.x

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  18. Your've got a lot on your plate there Sue - day at a time.

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  19. Sorry to hear the Revlimid isn't working. Is Darzalex available in the UK??? that might be something to try as it works on the monoclonal antibodies. Different from Thalamide or Revlimid.
    Or is a clinical trial available somewhere near you??
    I hope you find some medical answers to all this.

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  20. Sending 5 big hugs your way. And loads of kisses and a bombardment of chaos and love from the kids. Xxx

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  21. Even though I don't know you in person, you and Col are in my prayers every night. I will pray extra hard that a new treatment turns up for Col.

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  22. So sorry that Col is not doing well. I remember the two of you in my prayers. Sending healing thoughts your way.

    God bless.

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  23. Just popped by to wish you both some extra internetty love. Hoping that Col remains well and can start the trial x Looking forward to seeing more pics from the cottage xx

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  24. Thinking of you both, you and Col are an amazing team xxx

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  25. Hi, never one to put a message on anyones blog but just felt this time I couldn't just walk away. I completed the London Marathon last year to help people like your Husband, please tell him to keep fighting and you are both in my thoughts. Stay positive x x

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  26. Sending lots of good wishes for Colin and the new trial medication.

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  27. So sorry to hear that things are not going well for Col at the moment. Fingers crossed that things get better for him soon.

    Love the look of the new house, and your greenhouse is lovely.

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  28. Sorry to be reading what you've written today. Hope that things change for the better xx

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  29. Very sorry to hear things aren't as good as they could be for Col. I'm so happy for you both that you've finally moved back to a house with some land that you both love so much. Your postive and hopeful outlook on the situation is amazing. xx

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  30. hope the drug trial works out.
    My husband did one for his rheumatoid arthritis and it worked wonders.

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  31. Glad you're in the cottage sorting out how you want it all to be. Crossing fingers & toes Col will be accepted for the trial, and that it's successful so he can have the stem cell transplant. The fruit trees look healthy!

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  32. Fingers crossed that Col is allowed to join the trial, sorry to hear that the tablets have not been working. x

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  33. So very sorry to hear that this recent treatment did not work for Col. Sending you a big ((hug)) and positive thoughts. Keeping you both in my prayers.

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  34. I'm so sorry to read about your husband's illness. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless. xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  35. Sorry to read about your Col, Sue. I hope he'll be a candidate for the trial in Plymouth. I hope you are both finding some happiness in your new home. Meg

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  36. Must be very worrying about Col and the treatments. Hope it works out for the trial.

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  37. Oh damn, blast and buggeration! As if Col and you haven't already had more than enough to cope with, now the damn tablets aren't doing as they should.
    Try to stay positive Sue, I'm having a good old swearing session on your behalf
    Col's due for some good luck health wise, hoping with all my might that he's a suitable candidate for the Plymouth trials, or that something else wonderful is available.
    Take care, both of you. X

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