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This is not meant to be an excuse for my absence, or me whining about how pitiful I am, but more an explanation for why sometimes I am not around as much as I usually am.

There will be pictures too;)

As most of you know I got breast cancer in 2007, got two operations, 6 rounds of Chemo and 34 rounds of radiation therapy. After that I suffered so much from the side effects of the treatment that in May last year I got a disability pension.
The pension doesn’t mean that everything goes away, it means that things will be a little easier for me.

To explain how I fell with the pain…Remember how it feels to have a toothache? Then imagine having that toothache in your entire body, all your bones and joints, for 24 hours a day…and that is after you have gotten all the different painkillers that you can get in those 24 hours.

My back and neck has been bad, due to stress and me overdoing everything..my physiotherapist can help some of that thankfully.
My arms and hands are getting worse too and that is due to radiation therapy and the lymph oedema that I have in my left arm and hand.
I slowly loose strength in my fingers and my fine motor skills. For example; I cannot form a fist anymore, I cant make my fingertips meet, stuff like that.

What has been going on the past days is that I have been unable to write due to pain. That be handwriting or on my pc..so I have been here, reading all your posts and commenting a tiny bit, but not as much as I usually do.

But today I am better;)



Last Sunday Thea came to stay for a couple of hours, when Sarah and the parents went clothes shopping for Sarah.
For a long time Thea has been on about being here alone, so the first thing she said when she entered was,” This is ME, Thea, and I will be here alone, without Sarah”;)
Sarah was there too though, came to say hi and use the bathroom before going shopping, so I got all my hugs and kisses as usual;)

Thea is a incarnated Harry Potter fan, like her sister and her Aunty, even if she is only four. She is allowed to watch the first three movies, when you skip the scary parts. So after getting all my rubber ducks out, she wanted to watch HP 3..(the prisoner of Azkaban)
She love that one so much, especially the ”Monster book of Monsters” that tries to eat everyone…so I had to make one for her;)



I am quite proud of it..
We played Harry Potter and had chips and enjoyed ourselves for a couple of hours. The problems came when she got picked up..she cried and didn’t want to go…but I worked it out by promising her a day alone here, so she wasn’t sad when she left..


Thea playing with some of my Harry Potter dolls


Thea and my New Years Eve wig..


Thea being some kind of Ninja-Ginny;)

Tomorrow Saturday, Mum and I will meet her and Sarah and their parents in Build-A-Bear, so the girls can use the gift cards I gave them for Christmas. They get a free bear and an out fit, along with the Small-fry bear they got with the gift card. I know Thea wants a Smurfette (I gave her the movie for Christmas too) but I am not sure what Sarah wants..but I will bring my camera and bring you pictures..

Sunday Mum will be up for breakfast and Supernatural;)

Next week will be a bit hectic.
Monday I have physio and Tuesday Mum and I will start our Study group at Church, I really look forward to that.
From Wednesday to Friday Mum are going to Copenhagen with my sis and Rebecca and Benedicte. Benedicte has been chosen for a photo shoot to a commercial and as my sis has started her new very important job, Mum had to come with them to look after Rebecca.
That means that I will baby-sit Balder when she is gone..the thing that I hate about this is, that it is Mums birthday on Thursday 19th. I hope my sis remembers…
We will celebrate when she gets back.

(I was thinking about setting up a post for Birthday greetings for her, if you would give her a comment????)

I guess this is it then
♥love you♥

Ohhh..If anyone would like to sign up for a free present at my previous Meme post. I would like you too do that..as I am saying there you don´t have to post it yourself..so SIGN UP!!;)

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asilia
Jan. 13th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
I hope you'll be better soon *hugs*

And Thea is so cute :)
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you honey♥
Yeah she is - and she knows it;)
♥hugs
cmc1964
Jan. 13th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear, that you felling better, hon! ~lotsofgoodvibrationsontheway~
Wish you and mom fun for the study group!
Ninja-Thea is so cute! ;)
*big hugs*
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you for all your good vibrations, they mean a lot to me honey.
I´m really looking forward to the study group, I´ve never tried that before.
LOL yeah she is so cute and she knows that she is;)
♥huggles♥
zomzoms
Jan. 13th, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hi Annette

Your pictures are wonderful. Every time I see pictures of your nieces they make me smile.

I'm sorry you've been in so much pain, I hope the physiotherapist can help ease some of it.

The way you describe the problems with fine motor skills is exactly how my arthritis affects my hands and fingers.

I'm thankful that technology helps a lot to overcome some of the problems with poor motor skills. I have looked at getting a speech to text programme for the laptop for the days when my hands don't want to work. Also in the past I loved reading - I could read anywhere between 6-8 books a week but as my arthritis got worse I found I could no longer hold books but I treated myself just before Christmas to a Kindle and I love it!! I'm back to reading 5+ books a week - as well as a load of fanfic I've put on it :).

Hope you and your mum have a nice SPN day tomorrow - I think it's a great idea to do her a birthday post.

Take care & massive hugs. ♥ xx
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
Hi Debz
Thank you so much for your comment.
I actually sometimes think that the pain in my hands and fingers much be like having arthritis. I´m sorry you have that kind of pain too.
A speech to text programme sounds like a good idea for you. Is that something you have to buy yourself, or can you get it from the municipality? Here in Denmark we can get help and get all sorts of assistive for free, if you are sick or disabled.

I´m happy that you are back to reading again, I would be lost if I could not read. I do listen to a lot of fanfic as podfic though.

I hope you have a great weekend too sweetheart♥
♥Hugs and loves♥
daisychain1957
Jan. 13th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
Sorry you have so much trouble with mobility and pain, I am glad though that you have your gorgeous nieces to help you forget your troubles XxX

Well done to Benedicte for the photo shoot, all your nieces are such pretty girls :D
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you Susan. That is why I am so happy to have wonderful friends here, that understand, and don´t leave when things gets bad sometimes...
Spending time with the girls are one of the highlights in my life;)
It is so exciting for Benedicte, because they asked for her and no noe else, and she is a beautiful girl like the oters;)
♥big hugs and thoughs♥
jojothecr
Jan. 13th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
Like I said before, awful. I really hope it will all get better soon.

This is ME, Thea, and I will be here alone, without Sarah”;)
LOL, that's cute. She's so adorable. ♥

Speaking of HP, I finally started reading the books. Yesterday. I got the whole set for Christmas, so I definitely won't get bored. Especially when I have another five books to read. ;)

Take care! :)

pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your concern sweetheart, that means so much to me.
She really is adorable, and she says so many funny things, I wish I could write them all down...

YAY - I really hope you like the books, I have been a huge fan for 12 years and still love to re-read them over and over..

Have a nice weekend honey♥
♥hugs
gooferdusty
Jan. 13th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Dunno if this will work but here goes . Im sending you hugs and 🍰because they always make things better!


Btw...if it didn't work I sent u hugs and cake!
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
LOL I´m guessing it is Jared, maybe, but I only see a square;)
But I appreciate the thought, and the hugs and cake..yumm♥
♥Hugs and kisses to you♥
jodean80
Jan. 13th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thea is adorable.

I hope you'll feel better soon *hugs*
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you hon, she really is.
I hang in here, so that is ok;)
♥hugs
princesslanie
Jan. 13th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
hang in there sweetie. she's such a cutie.
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
I am honey, I promise.
She is and she knows it;)
♥hugs♥
burned_phoenix
Jan. 13th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
I love your girls *hugs*

and I'm so sorry to hear you've been doing so bad :( I don't know why it's always the good people that have the bad stuff happening to them *cuddles*

pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much darling, we all love you too♥ *Huggles*

Yeah, well I didn´t mean for it to sound like I was complaining, more so you would know, why I sometime doesn´t answer right away....
Hmmm...I have amazing friends here, so good things happens to me too, and they are more important than the bad ones.
♥Love you♥
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bflyw
Jan. 13th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
I think it's hard to imagine what it is like to live with chronic pains and fatigue... I think you are amazing! You deal with this so much better than I am. I admire you!

Have fun at build-a-bear! :-) I have promised Amaya a trip there next wednesday - but I am sure you'll hear more about that in a later post.
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Tusind tak min ven.

Jeg prøver at få det bedste ud af situationen her, og skubbe smertene og trætheden i baggrunden..så er der nogle dage hvor jeg næsten kun er i min seng, men det er op og ned.

Tak for dine søde ord, jeg beundrer også dig, for du skal også være mor samtidig med at du er syg.

We had a great time in build-a-bear today, I think I enjoy it as much as the kids and they got what they wanted, Thea got Smurfette and Sarah got a moving Snoopy;)
Looking forward to your post.
♥klemmer♥
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honeyjojames
Jan. 13th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
*hugs very gently* I know the pain doesn't go away but I hope that it at least improves a bit soon!
Awww, Thea is adorable!
Hope you have a good weekend and that you get to relax a bit too!
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
♥cuddles back♥ having great and caring friends makes it a lot easier.
LOL she so is and she knows it^^
You too honey♥
♥kisses
a_phoenixdragon
Jan. 14th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
Ahhh, darling!! I wish you didn't have awful days like that! Bless you, I'm keeping you in my thoughts.

Sounds like you had a pretty busy week all told. Glad Thea got to drop by and visit! And I love that Monster Book of Monsters! So awesome!!

Tell your Mum Happy Birthday from me!! And that I am sending virtual chocolate cake!

*HUGS*
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you honey, that means a lot to me♥

Yeah, I think I´ll just sleep through February;) But I love being with the girls, and yay and thanks for liking the Monster book, I´m rather proud og it;)

Ohh I will, thanks.

♥HUGSX
babydracky
Jan. 14th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh my Kastanje Honey -____________-
*HUGS YOU TIGHT BUT CAREFULLY*
I hope you'll feel better. I know the pain can't really go away but I really wish it could or at least nit hurt you too much -_-

I'm glad you had such a wonderful day with Thea.
She is just so cute♥
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your kind and loving words Sweetie♥
*cuddles into you*
Having understanding and nice friend that cares like you do, really helps a lot and makes me feel better.

We also had a great time in build-a-bear today, Sarah got Snoopy and Thea got her Smurfette;)

♥Love you Sweetie♥
babydracky
Jan. 14th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Dear Gitte,

May you have a wonderful Birthday!♥
I wish you all the best and all the love you deserve.

Bisous♥
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you Sweetie♥
I will give it to her♥
Kisses
melodious329
Jan. 14th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're feeling better now
pippii
Jan. 14th, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much darling♥
♥hugs
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