Hi, my name is Cheryl

Spurred on by Cyranny over at the cove, I’m giving my actual name. The Bag Lady is a little rough I guess, but it is who I have been for three years, through no fault of my own, I add. It was hoped to be a funny reference to being bladder free and fitted with a (lovely) bag on my abdomen to replace it. Now I’ve written all about this in my early blogs, Accepting Change is the only one still here. My very first blog was, “Oh, that kind of bag” which I also hoped would suggest humor, but it has disappeared.

So here I am, three years into being a bag lady and of course it’s not exactly fun, but it has its moments. The rugby843 idea was a mistake, as was finding WP. But no matter, I answer to most anything. Lately it’s “old lady” – my kids inherited humor from us – or grammie. I prefer the latter.

I love the blog, write anything that comes to mind, and adore you guys out there! I’ve learned a lot, met a lot of great people, seen fantastic art and photographs, read beautiful poetry and all types of stories. THANK YOU!

Feel free to contact me anytime, I love comments.

Cheryl, aka: the bag lady @https://rugby843.blog

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46 thoughts on “Hi, my name is Cheryl

  1. Hi Cheryl. I’m Janet, nice to meet you. Scr4pl80 (read “scrap lady”) could mean I am a saver of scraps but it’s really because I love scrapbooking. Funny how those things work out.

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  2. Hello again Cheryl,
    How nice not to have to refer to you as the rugby lady!

    I must be very slow! I knew you’d had bladder cancer but until now I hadn’t realised that bag lady referred that bag! I’d already seen your photo because it’s present on the album next to your gravitar. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, I agree with you totally Cheryl.
      Now, back to your previous comment of only being asked a question once, could that be a reluctance to pry? So, may I ask a question? How are you today, are you all clear of the cancer?

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    2. I go in next month for a three year scan. But I feel good. It’s always a hang-over-your-head thing as many other survivors even here on the blog feel. But I’m a positive outlook person.

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    3. The thing for me is, I had a horrible time with it for three months until I found the right appliance. I sometimes felt I couldn’t get out of bed again, just lie there and hope to die. Yes, it was bad some days. That’s why I wanted to bring it out, help others who might have had the same problems. That’s how it started, with encouragement from a good friend. The U.K. Has a good organization for help, but here in the US it’s still under the rug.

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    4. Oh, Cheryl what an awful experience. You are right, the support and care the NHS offers is second to none.
      Did you say all this at the start of your blog? I’m guessing you probably didn’t because like all of us, at the start of blogging we’re all scared of saying and doing the wrong thing. Maybe now is the time to be totally honest about how you felt.
      I wan’t blogging three years ago so you may have already done this.

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  3. Thanks for sharing with us your personal photo, lovely smile, I have been using your name for some time on the Weekly Tanka challenge, now I don’t feel as though I’m intruding in your private life. Appreciated.

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  4. Nice to meet you, finally! Though have seen snippets over the year following your blog. I have always been upfront with my name. Any more info? You’ll have to email me? Yup got all that, about your malady. Privacy is a thing to be cherished, Cheryl. So I do not mind it when bloggers prefer to keep it that way. Have a nice day, Cheers Jamie

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  5. Hmmm… I really hope you didn’t feel I was pointing fingers at you when I mentionned the “what should I call you” point in my post. I like calling you Bag Lady… Although I must admit, having missed your first posts, I didn’t know it referred to “that” bag.

    You are an awesome lady, Cheryl, and I am glad we crossed paths here πŸ™‚ It is always a pleasure to read your stories and your poetry πŸ™‚

    Just a question… Why do you say finding WordPress was a mistake?

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    1. Funny thing, I was looking for a site on rugby to follow the AB team. Somehow in my vast capability of technical kowledge it turned out I had been given a name.
      The rest they say is h i s t o r y –I’m kidding with that last bit….β™‘

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