Thursday 25th January - Burns Night This morning was the worst since treatment started; physically I was a little tired as I’d had some awful nightmares, Filly was up during the night with her cold and cough, and at 2am Clarence decided to join in and had a crazy 10 minutes of constant barking, but … Continue reading Thursday 25th January – Burns Night
Sunday 21st January - frustrations and roast pork I am, very proudly, a trustee of a local Riding for the Disabled group, the Kitty Barron Group. We are a relatively small group but are one of the few groups who don't charge our clients to ride, which means we rely entirely on fundraising. I'm absolutely … Continue reading Sunday 21st January – frustrations and roast pork
Wednesday 17th January - back on the horse My parents have left and Filly is in bed. This is the first time I've spent a night alone since my diagnosis, I'm not quite sure how I feel, but I'm writing this now as a distraction as I've already spent too much time on google looking … Continue reading Wednesday 17th January – Back on the horse
Sunday 14th January - post chemo is a bit like Pulp Fiction Well that weekend flew by and, I'm very happy to report, not in a haze of post-chemo side effects, or at least nothing worse than an average hangover. Whether it's sheer luck (I question my belief in luck after the last couple of … Continue reading Sunday 14th January – post chemo is a bit like Pulp Fiction
Shit, it's chemo day. What the hell is going to happen? How am I going to cope with this? Ooh I'm a bit peckish. I can't quite manage proper food, and I'm quite happy that my last meal before chemo was burger and chips, so I make a raspberry, blackberry, banana, oat milk and chia … Continue reading 11th January – Chemo time
have a surgeon appointment at 1630 this afternoon, it's looming over me as soon as I wake up. Ally and Filly are wonderful distractions and we have a long lie in and an early lunch of flatbreads, mango chutney, poached eggs and tons of chilli sauce, with the obligatory greens on the side too. Filly … Continue reading 10th January – it’s just Not cheese
Tuesday 10th Jan No medical appts - hoorah. They drain me so much, that even when Ally takes a phone call during breakfast to book me in for an ECG heart function test, I lose the plot and can’t finish my breakfast. Breakfast, for the record, now contains: oat milk - no dairy will pass … Continue reading 9 Jan 2018 – not chemo day
The last meal before chemo. My story of breast cancer treatment through mealtimes with a Filly (aka a toddler), a ‘work away’ husband, 2 (adorable but ever so slightly feral) dogs, chickens, ducks and a muddy pony.