If we were having coffee: MIL, Physio,Stress,


If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster


Do join in

Come on  in  it is nice  to  sit  and  have a  chat  after  all  the  hustle  and  bustle  of  the past  few days.   I  can  still entertain  you  all  with tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If  we are  having  coffee :  Okay  I  shall have  to  start  by  apologizing  for  being  late  this  week. But  it has  not  been a  good  day, or  a brilliant  week  for  that  matter. Today  I  am  afraid  you  will  all have  to  get  yourselves  comfy  and  help  yourselves  to a  drink  and  while you  are  at  it  could  someone  get  me  a  strong   black  coffee.

You  see I  am  holed up  here  on  the  sofa  with  my  leg up, with  an  ice pack! … Why I hear  you  ask, an  ice pack? Well if  you  are  all in possession  of  a hot  drink  and  something  to  eat I  shall explain!

I have  a  very  painful knee, I  am  waiting  for  physiotherapy  on  the NHS   to  treat it   but  the pain  has  got  so bad  that right  now I  am in  the  middle of  private  treatment   because  I  am desperate. I had  my  first  appointment  Tuesday, the  physio  after  asking  loads  of  questions  investigated  my  knee, found  the  pain OUCH! pulled  me  about  for  a  while after  which  she  used  some ultra sound on  the  knee, then strapped  me  up and  asked  me  to  RICE  = Rest, ice, compress and  elevate until  Thursday…. all of  which  I  did. I  had  to  return  on  Thursday when  she  removed the strapping, gave  me  some  more ultra sound  treatment  and  she  also  gave  me  some  exercises  to  do .I have  to  carry  on  with  the  rice  and  return  again  next Thursday !


If  we are  having  coffee :  I would  ask  you  if  you  need  anything  else?   What  else  have  we  done  this  week, we have  been  very  busy  this  week  visiting  the  MIL( Mother in  law)  and  also having her  over  here  to visit. Friday  we  took her  to  see  the Hematologist, Oncologist. Well  as  we already  knew  the  Lymphoma  was back  but the  good  news  is  that  the  cancer has  not  spread  and  is  just in  one place  from  the  neck  to  the  shoulder. The Dr. offered two options no treatment prognosis approximately 6 months to live or Antibodies and Chemo. Antibodies and Chemo is best option so she has gone for that. The  Dr seemed positive that treatment would slow the cancer down and could give her a couple more years of quality life she explained this would be a milder treatment to avoid nasty side effects, considering MIL will be 96 years old in two months we think that that is a very positive outcome. The MIL was very pleased with the prognosis though now she is very up and down with emotions. I am not surprised with all the worry of the last few weeks she is bound to be so!

If  we  were having  coffee: I would  tell that  as I have  had  to  rest  my  knee  we have  not  really  done  much  this  weekend! so  there is  nothing  really  to  report!

OH!  Yes  we  have  finally  got  our  new Fridge  freezer  into  the  cupboard  made  just  for it in  our  new  kitchen! Now  we  have  the  work tops  sorted,  the  plinth  heater and  fridge  freezer  in  place I  think  we can say  we  are  finally  done  it  has only  taken  us  since  the  beginning  of  October!!

I have  been  busy  keeping up  with Love Is In Da Bog  organised  by  Just fooling  around  with Bee  Imagine  a whole  fortnight done  already!


If we  were  having  Coffee:  I would  have  to  say  we  are  all  sill  waiting  patiently   for  our  dear  Paul  Curran   to  rejoin us here at  the  coffee  share   but  until he is  well enough  and up  and  running again  we  shall  have  to  bide our  time!

For  now  everyone  Be  well  and  happy!

If we were having Coffee Original idea  from parttimemonster.

And of course  the


over at Part Time  Monster  and Gen’O’s Love  you  all



24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Olga
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 23:40:24

    Wishing you healing in your knee! One of my knees is also needing a bit of love.


  2. Lynz Real Cooking
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 00:02:20

    So sorry about your knee! hope it feels better and heals up nicely! Glad to hear MIL is doing ok and the treatment will help. Please relax Willow! xxx


  3. 1EarthUnited
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 01:44:05

    Patiently awaiting Paul’s return. Happy v-day everyone! 🙂


  4. tesscol
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 03:37:49

    Oh dear…how did you hurt your knee? I am really sorry to hear that you are in pain…At this very moment I have ice on mine. It is much improved and I am managing the stairs here really well! Liam is convinced they are helping(the stairs). Also the rest and warm weather. I hope your physio can get to the cause of your problem.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 15, 2016 @ 06:38:28

      Hi Tess I hurt my knee somehow or it just started playing me up about a year ago.I fell on it 2months ago which may of aggregated it. I think it is a family thing!! Hope you are having fun!!


  5. Newbie In Beauty
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 09:45:31

    Hope your knee is feeling better! I love your blog style I feel like I’m having a virtual girl talk with you 🙂


  6. socialbridge
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 20:12:39

    Willow, so sorry to hear of your pain. I hope it comes under conttol soon.
    That’s good re MIL. She sounds like a real trooper.
    Rest well!


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  8. franciscocamacho2016
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 23:58:40

    Wonderful posts.!🍁


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