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Have been back from cruise for a few days. The ship spent most of the journey trying to stay one step ahead of Hurricane Irene, so the seas were kinda choppy and the weather was pretty bad. Still it was good and I'll post about it sometime.

Power's been out here in NJ ever since we got back, due to Irene. It's been 3 days without power and hot water so far. Cellar was flooded with 8 inches of water. Finally yesterday we got a gas power generator so we could drain the cellar with the sump pump, so we were finally able to reignite the pilot light for hot water today and use the generator to get the fridge/freezer back running etc (we'd been using an ice box and bags of ice from the store previously). At night, the house glows with candles and gas lanterns. In absence of my computer I've read 2 great books in 2 days, so it's not all bad. The generator is a noisy beast however. At least I can charge my iPhone in Jei's car and update this way :P

Finally, but most crucially, an update on my mum. She had her mastectomy last week. She's been home a little while but had to go back into hospital today because of hemorraging and infection which has her in a lot of pain, worry and discomfort. My only means of contact with her is via text message as we've not had power here and now she's at the hospital for potentially a few days. I'm worried sick about her. I'll update more as soon as I know more.

I really hope we get power back soon. Scaredy-cat fox hates the dark dark nights and also really needs to do some laundry ^^;

I hope everyone is well and not too displaced by Irene if it hit your area. Hugs to all. Laters.

edit: OMG amazing news!!! My mum just texted from the hospital after having her infection drained and antibiotics... They also gave her pathology report from the surgery regarding chemotherapy: she doesn't have to have it!! she said she'll explain later but she won't need chemotherapy just hormone therapy! She was SO happy and so am I! It's horrible that she had to have two major ops, lose her breast, get this infection and suffer all this fear and stress but finally GOOD news!! Omg. Eee!

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Date: 2011-08-30 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moth-wingthane.livejournal.com
It's good to hear from as I'd been wondering how you were getting on, especially with Irene doing her thing there! All the best to your mum, hope she feels better soon.

Date: 2011-09-06 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Sorry for the incredibly late reply! We got power back eventually, and hot water even later than that, but it's back and that's good (: Thanks.

Date: 2011-08-31 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriur.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear about all the stuff going on with where you're staying right now. I hope you all can get it sorted out.

I hope the antibiotics get the infection cleared up and she does well. I'm glad to hear she won't have to do chemontherapy. It's such a tough thing to go through. Hopefully the hormone therapy will be easier.

Date: 2011-09-06 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
We got power and hot water back finally ^^; Sorry for the late reply! I hope the hormone therapy will be easier too (:

Date: 2011-08-31 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycus.livejournal.com
I feel dumb for somehow not being able to link Hurricane Irene with your absence these days.

Damn good news about your mom though. That really came out of nowhere.

Date: 2011-09-06 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Haha, it's okay, there was no reason for you to associate Irene with my silence, especially as I'm not normally even in America XD

Yeah, it's tentative good news.

Sorry for the late reply!

Date: 2011-08-31 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] djtifabal.livejournal.com
I was wondering if you were okay out there or not, glad to hear that Jei's alright as well. Had you guys in my thoughts during the Irene hurricane.

Good news about your mom though, hope she does well.

Date: 2011-09-06 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Sorry for replying so darn late! ^^;

We finally got power and hot water back but it was a crazy ride XD

Thanks (: I hope she does well too.

Date: 2011-08-31 09:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sukishadow.livejournal.com

That's great news about your mum! Not having to have chemotherapy is a definite plus, I've heard it can have some terrible side effects. I'm glad you guys were okay on the cruise as well ^^

Date: 2011-09-06 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Sorry for the late reply XD;; Thanks, it is good news. Finally got power and hot water back, which is a relief ^^

Date: 2011-09-01 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draig-cyfail.livejournal.com
So glad things worked out! Great to hear that she doesn't have to go through chemotherapy. <3 Sorry that your house was flooded, I heard NJ was hit the hardest. Good luck! :3

Date: 2011-09-06 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Yeah, NJ had the most power outages (something like two-thirds of the state) despite the surface damage seeming superficial, and there was a lot of flooding. But we finally got power and hot water back (: Sorry for the late reply!

Date: 2011-09-02 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eyes-on-stalks.livejournal.com
Great news about your mom! Good for her, she really deserves a break. Glad to know you're holding out through the hurricane. How are things looking up there?

Date: 2011-09-06 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
We finally got hot water and power back (: Sorry for the delayed reply! And yeah, it is good news for my mum ^^

Date: 2011-09-05 10:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inkedfeathers.livejournal.com
Hope you get power back soon.



THAT'S GREAT!! ^_^ I'm glad she won't have to have chemotherapy!

Date: 2011-09-06 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Yay, foxies! XD

Finally got hot water and power back (: And yep, it's great that my mum doesn't have to have chemo ^^

Sorry for the late reply ^^;

Date: 2011-09-25 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inkedfeathers.livejournal.com
I knew you'd like them! x3

And that's great!

It's okay!

LJ's been delivering notifications late recently (or simply failing to deliver them at all), so I think most people's responses are late nowadays.

Including mine, apparantly.

Date: 2011-09-05 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leonkfox.livejournal.com
Hey, sorry this comment is slightly off topic, I'm just letting you know that I'm using LiveJournal again :) Hope you've been doing well over the past year or so. Would love to catch up with you again!

Date: 2011-09-06 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Hey Leon! It's great to hear from you! I'd been wondering how you've been doing.

I'd love to catch up again with you too.

I'm currently in America with Jei, though I should be back in England in a few weeks. You might have read in my LJ about how my mum has breast cancer and recently had major surgery. Naturally I've been stressed about that, but aside from that I'm doing good.

How are you and how's life been treating you? (:

in your absence of power

Date: 2011-09-08 08:33 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Here is a My Little Pony version of one of your favorite musical groups :P

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in your absence of power

Date: 2011-09-08 08:41 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Here is a My Little Pony version of one of your favorite musical groups :P

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Re: in your absence of power

Date: 2011-09-08 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Oh my, is dat sum Captain Jack I see? ♥ I wonder what his pony name would be. I love it!
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