Most men when they do housework like to draw attention to it. So, washing the bathroom, mopping the floors, doing the shopping, emptying the washing machine becomes a matter of great macho pride worthy of universal acknowledgement and acclaim.
This Blog has to confess to tilting slightly in that direction. Not as far in that direction as your man but a sneaking regarder nonetheless.
Most women who do housework – just do it. Along with numerous other multi-tasks which they perform on a daily basis. Including child minding and men humouring.
This Blog has been immersed in housework for the last wee while, while the house maker in this family is sick. It’s been an interesting experience for everyone involved.
There’s nothing more sickening, when you’ve just cleaned out the bathroom to discover someone going in to destroy your good work by having a pee in the place.
So too with window cleaning. And food shopping. Some people just don’t appreciate the effort involved in all of this. But anyway it’s a small price to pay. I am glad to report that Colette is doing well and is slightly overwhelmed and considerably boasted by all the messages of support and solidarity. Anyway she’s better telling you that herself.
Apart from anything else I’ve the dishes to rid up. So here’s Colette.
“A month ago the results of tests I had undertaken revealed I had
It was a great shock but I was told by my doctor and consultant that my
cancer was treatable and that I would very quickly be taken into hospital
for an operation and to determine what further treatment I might require.
Last week I had major surgery. Afterward I was told by the consultant that he believed the operation to have been a success, although more tests will follow.
The hospital staff was conscientious, kind, and very positive throughout
my time there. I want to thank all of them for their compassion and care.
I also want to thank my family doctor and the staff at his surgery. It was
my doctor’s attention to my concerns that ensured the early detection of
the cancer and the treatment I have just received.
My family and friends who were aware of my condition were hugely
supportive and I want to thank them for all the love and support they give me.
I also want to thank all of the many other people who have in recent days been in contact and who have expressed their support and concern.
This has been a difficult experience for me and those close to me.
Cancer is a frightening disease. To be told you have it is a terrifying and
emotional experience. It is impossible to describe. However I am very
positive and determined to get well again.
The crucial lesson from my experience is the importance of early
detection. No matter what age you are there is an absolute need for men
and women who have any concerns whatever about their health to seek early medical advice. Don’t be embarrassed or concerned about speaking to your doctor. He or she is your friend.
Speak to them without delay. Cancer is treatable and early detection can
ensure a successful outcome.”