Well, it’s 3.44am & I can’t sleep. Ironically I’m really tired - don’t really get how that works! I’m feeling under so much pressure to get back to work & I know that’s playing on my mind. Don’t get me wrong - the pressure isn’t actually coming from work directly but indirectly it adds up … Continue reading Half way update
Can't believe I'm halfway through the chemo now! It certainly looks as if each round will be different, making it hard to prepare. This time I had an afternoon appointment, but in the morning I had a phone call to say I needed to get my bloods done again as they were out of date. … Continue reading Chemo 3 – half way!
I had this yesterday, after it was decided by oncology a little out of the blue not to wait until after finishing chemo. I think this must be quite a specialist scan as I had to travel to Cheltenham (almost an hour away) to have it. I thought the place I was going was a … Continue reading PET CT scan
I've been meaning to do a specific post about this, as this has not been what I was expecting at all. When you are told you will lose your hair it really is a massive thing. There is upset and a lot of planning about how to manage it. When mine first started going, 16 … Continue reading Hair loss
After feeling pretty desperate for some relief, today has been a real turnaround. I managed to get to work & stay there all day, which I was really chuffed about. I also ditched the wig & went for a hat which was so the right thing to do & such a relief. Lots of lovely … Continue reading What a difference a day makes
It's now 5 days since the second round & I'm done with trying to be tactful. I feel terrible - truly, horribly, desperately awful. It looks as if I somehow managed to get off very lightly last time, and seem to be paying for it now. To say I'm tired is just the understatement of … Continue reading Chemo 2 – struggling
Had the second round yesterday. Obviously followed a very similar pattern while I was there to the first time. Lovely staff and 9 syringes to get through. I didn't have the hollow feeling this time afterwards, although that might have been because we had a lift straight home instead of going to the shops first! … Continue reading Chemo 2
..... but only just. Woke up very early today, went on the cross trainer & then the shower. As I was washing my hair it felt a bit weird & I ended up with quite a large clump of hair in my hand. I used 2 mirrors to have a look at the back & … Continue reading Hair today…..
Currently feeling pretty good. I went back to work for the start of term. This time of year is always pretty intense so I'm quite tired, but I honestly don't think it's any more than normal. My PICC line still feels a little uncomfortable & I'm often aware of it in the night, which is … Continue reading Back to work
For the last couple of days I've been feeling better & better, almost back to normal, which was a massive relief. I had my PICC line care at a local cottage hospital yesterday which was great. They were lovely - even offered me tea! Went into work for a couple of hours as well, and … Continue reading Just when you thought it was safe…..