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Beginning of Dec 1992......Now three month's pregnant and going well, it was time for me to go and see my wonderful Dr Ron for the start of my monthly visits, leaving the Infertility Clinic was so sad as they all gathered around, we had cake and I got this wonderful card from all of them signed with love and kindness after almost 4 years of sadness, loss, negatives, and the positive, what a road we'd traveled, with days of pure desperation and just a kind word seemed to get me through, here I was now, with a heavy heart, walking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Dear Prudence
Saturday 24th Oct 1992 I am now finally 9 week's pregnant, it's our 5th wedding anniversary, having a scan on Monday, nervous, yes, because this will be the one to show me if it's healthy, right size, lying properly etc, high blood's is a good sign. I always went through hell driving to the clinic, habit I suppose, but one never knew what greeted you on arrival, who was there, who'd been bombed off, one was told to go and bye a puppy, or simply walked to the door and gently told to leave, but this was my time now... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Dear Prudence
wow ..here we are again another year ending , and what a year it's been, yeah, we have, in our own way's had our ups and downs. All I can say is that we're supposed to learn from our mistakes and we're supposed try and be better people, and as hard as some people think it is to change, it's time to try make it happen..I lost a brother -in-law this year, and I'm gaining a new one in the new year, loss can also make one be unbelievably thankful for what we have. So this is really to all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at Dear Prudence
I was now heading for my 8th week and having my progesterone shots every day, my bum was like a blue pin cushion, hey, but who's complaining!! not me ..My dear mother-in-law during this wonderfully exciting time of my life was beginning to suffer the full control of Alzheimer's , it had taken over her mind and health, she was fighting the carer's and and was in lock up for her own safety. Leslie had now gone over to the UK to bring her twin sister back one last time. On this particular day, I as always walk in with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Dear Prudence
Oh my God, I just couldn't believe it, here I was finally three week's pregnant, I was over the moon. Isn't it amazing when you call, Family, Friend's and hear their mixed reactions. Firstly I did call my darling father-in-law, the man who'd been through it all with me, for four years by my side, sitting in waiting room's, handing me tissue for the tears that never stopped, when my body let me down, and calmly telling me that it will be ok, I truly considered him more a father than my own, who by now was well ensconced with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at Dear Prudence
I'd always loved children, I'd baby sit for all my parents friends when we lived in Portugal, for me they were God's creation, and if you were blessed to have any, you were very lucky. My sister in Canada Wendy , had five children between them, four girl's and a boy, my younger sister in London had three beautiful boy's, the closest I had of having my own was being at the birth of Judy's first two boy's, and what an honour that was. So here I am at 42 after two failed marriages , married to a quadriplegic, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Dear Prudence
Back from Portugal full of fantastic memories, having had the rest period that I so badly needed, too much food, booze and a great time was had by all, but now it was time to get back to business making a baby happen. This time three years ago I was pregnant, and was hoping in some strange way that it had some sort of significance regarding me starting again, one can only hope and pray that there's a message here, desperation can do strange thing's to the mind, never the less I was always hopeful just as long as I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Dear Prudence
This will be a tribute to Sydney my brother-in-law who died on the 11th October 2010 of Parkinson's what a brave man, and how lucky he is, to have three of the most, loyal, kind and caring son's. I was privileged to be there with my sister and the family,at a time like this. I never realised how much emotion one would need to say farewell to a person you've known for so long, who started off so handsome, a Dr Anesthetist , smart, stylish, great taste in all from of art's, cloth,s home,s etc....to end up 22 years after... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Dear Prudence
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off to uk for three weeks will fill you all in when I get back...be safe ...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Dear Prudence
The dinner was amazing, food in abundance and as always we all eat far too much, what the hell, I was off all medication and going to have the best holiday ever...Sandy was so in love, and Luis, her new man was divine, I could see this being a permanent fixture in our lives, he just fitted, you know when someone just fit's he did, I was actually pissed, and hadn't been for so long it was kind of nice to be able to let go, and that's precisely what I did, and Mike was great with it, I suppose... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at Dear Prudence
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Finally all the packing done, our day arrived for us to leave on our much needed break, Mike had been working hard, and I needed to get away from the injection's, clinic's, people and Johannesburg, its bad enough I hated the town , and besides I also needed to see family, this time I got to see my niece, and nephew, Thomas and Sandy who lived in Estoril, I was so excited we'd got it all planned, couldn't wait to eat, drink and have a ball, I've been like a robot for the last 5 months, having lived in Portugal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at Dear Prudence
I'm not one for digging into the future of reading tarot cards,or palm's , but on this occasion a few months before , my friend Heather and I had heard of an amazing reader called Mary Malone from Ireland, and that she'd be visiting Johannesburg the following month, so we booked, we got our injections done, and off we headed to town, it was rather dirty old hotel , we went up to the 12th floor, and we're greeted by her husband, we handed over our fee and waited, Heather went in first and was there for an hour, she... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at Dear Prudence
Now with all the sperm needed frozen and ready, Mike could go about his life and business, and not need to worry about me and the program, he was busy enough creating wonderful commercials and winning awards left right and centre. My daily trips were now constant, I was on a roll, I'd be up early every morning, beat the traffic and get there for my shots and blood's which were needed on a daily basis, this went on for months, after a few month's they discovered that my tubes were blocked, which could be fixed with a night in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at Dear Prudence
The following week I was now ready for the next lot of sperm to get the last load done for freezing, Mike stayed home a bit later that morning, and I did the deed, I'd got it down pat as they say, leaving Lionel Mike's driver there to dress him and get him off to work, I beat the traffic and got here in record time, don't forget the sooner it's washed and frozen the better it will be, and they'd call me with the results if it was fine , and not needing to put Mike trough this again,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Dear Prudence
During this time we mustn't forget that my poor mother-in-law had the early stages of Alzheimer's,s and was literally deteriorating before our eye's, what a cruel way to go, March and May , my father -in-law was desperately getting his paper's in order to bring her out to live here with us till the end, so those two months in between Mike and I trying to catch the sperm, Leslie and I we're also looking for a retirement home for the two of them, they stayed with us, and it was so sad to see this woman who in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Dear Prudence
Our drive home was a bit strained as you can imagine, here poor Mike wondering when I would start on him, as I was in the early part of my treatments, I was going through all the tests from bloods, fertility etc and they all would take a month or so, on a daily basis, Mike was sorted, with the injections being able to help him sustain an erection long enough to catch the sperm, was a matter of when...I was now going through all the indignity of what us woman go through during the process...it started off with the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Dear Prudence
After our wonderful holiday in Malawi we returned to johannesburg to start the new year, I started all testes from bloods you name it, but we did have to go and do something very important, you can't make a baby without the sperm, this is where I had great admiration for Mike , because most men would probably have drawn the line, remember I had lost a baby and I was determined to have another healthy baby....We had an appointment with a Dr Lessos he was the expert in the male production system all to do with the urethra ducts...His... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at Dear Prudence
Isn't it amazing that it took four years to prepare, build, create, rehearse, an entire country, and risk knowing our checkered past, yet it came, it was a huge success, bringing everyone even negative visitors here to witness this world cup.....Today it's over the kids are back at school the memories are hundreds of pictures, if you were lucky enough to get tickets, the flags are gone,the cars are plane again, and sadly the buzz too.. But life goes on and I am so thrilled that I was able to share this unbelievable occasion with my family and our disabled... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at Dear Prudence
Who would have thought, that a long plastic ice cream looking contraption, that you blow and it make a hideous noise, yet contagious,called a Vuvuzela would be so much fun ...noisy, yes it is, but be there with 60,000 people at the magnificent Cape Town Stadium at a world soccer game, that is something else,yesterday, I was a teenager again, my family and I saw Portugal v Korea ..and my god, was it something else, where can you go scream like a teenager, jump up and down for joy, shake your head like a love sick puppy, drink beer and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Dear Prudence