Back 2 Life….

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My holiday is officially over and I am back to the keyboard to type it all up for you.

The last few weeks have been manic and I have so much to tell you, share and get your opinion on.

First and foremost I would like to update you on the Gorlins Syndrome stuff.

As you are all aware I have been advised to try the Erivedge Treatment. Anyone who likes my Facebook page will also be aware of the dilemma I faced a few weeks ago, however for those of you that don’t here is the dilemma I faced….

After deciding on a start date to commence the Erivedge Treatment I received to letters in the post. One was the confirmation from the Northern Centre for Cancer Care to confirm that I was indeed embarking on the Erivedge Treatment and the other was from the University Hospital of North Durham with a date for surgery to remove the BCC’s I currently have.

Now the dilemma comes from the fact that I want to get rid of the BCC’s I currently have, yes the Erivedge course may get rid of them but it could be months. When I get a BCC my mind takes over and I am not settled until it is gone. Here I am with 6+ and I have the opportunity to get rid of them, but I also have the opportunity to keep them at bay.

After consulting my Gorlins friends I decided that I would ask the team at the Freeman Hospital if they would be happy for me to have the surgery to remove the growths I currently have and then embark on the journey they are offering as a preventative rather than a cure.

Phone call made I awaited a reply and to my great relief my Oncologist is more than happy for me to do this.

Decision made I also decided that if I am going to start from scratch with no BCC’s it is vitally important that I uncover the areas that are hiding at least two BCC’s and get rid of this hair. As you all know the chances of me losing it when I start the treatment are high so I figure lets do this thing properly. Hair off before my pre consult for surgery and fingers crossed all the BCC’s are removed in one fell swoop.

How am I feeling? Well I am relieved to not be in two minds of which direction to take. I have been given the chance to take both options and that’s great. Not looking forward to the surgery, but then who would be? Also, I am apprehensive about the next new step. I am not a fan of new things, creature of habit springs to mind. All I can do is go with the flow and not worry about things I can’t control.

Anyway on a happier note, what have I got coming up over the next week for you to read about?

We have been so busy with days here, there and everywhere. Here are a few teasers for you:

Girly Night’s…..

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Date Night….

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Impromptu Family Day….

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Libby’s First Football Match…..

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Results Day….

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The Journey Across the Border….

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Haven Holiday…..

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Zoo Adventures…..

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Kids in the Kitchen…..

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Nothing beats a cup of tea….

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I also have a few books to review for you, I will hopefully have an update on my college adventure for you (what a nightmare that is proving to be, yet again), a list of hospital visits and some exciting things coming up this week to also tell you about.

Thank you for reading and I do hope you enjoy what I have to come over the next few days….

For now…

Mwah

xxxxxx

A Date with a Mate @ Flannels.com

Last night (21.07.2016), I had the pleasure of accompanying Deb from Country Heart and Home to the VIP opening of the new Flannels.com store at Intu MetroCentre.

My first event of this kind, I was taken a back by  not only how eye catching the store and it’s layout was but the beauty of the team, that was on the floor to assist with the smooth running of the night. Most of them wearing items that were in the store to purchase.

We were welcomed with a drink of our choice (Champagne, Beer or Water), then invited to look around. As always it was nice to meet other bloggers but also nice to be in the company of some North East Celebrities.

All I can say is WOW, there is an amazing range of both Mens and Womens Designer Clothes. With items from Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Vivienne Westwood and so many more.

They stock ranges for Women, Men and have a selection of Children’s Shoes, (which, along with the Women’s shoes, I stood and looked at in awe for quite some time).

I have to say I was impressed with the price range of the products too. For all there were items that were in the four figure bracket, there were indeed some lovely pieces that fell in to the high street price band.

Here are a few photos from the night, thank you for inviting me Deb and thank you for having me Flannels.com

Unisex Uggs for Kids

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Pink Uggs (*LOVE*)

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Jimmy Choo Mavy 100 Booties

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Jimmy Choo Shoes

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Michael Kors

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Giuseppe Zanotti

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Watches

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Alexander McQueen

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Dresses, lots of amazing Ladies clothing….

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This is but a tiny selection of items that tickled my fancy but for more selection please have a look at Flannels.com

Or if you are out and about, why not pop in to have a look at the new Flannels store at  Intu MetroCentre .