Saturday 24th March - Chemo #4, a bit of a kerfuffle. Well it has been a long 2 weeks since I last wrote. I think it’s safe to say that the T part of my FEC-T chemo regime, is T for Twat (sorry mum, Alyson, granny, anyone else offended by the appalling language.) I’ll start … Continue reading Saturday 24th March – chemo #4, a bit of a kerfuffle.
Sunday 11th March - Very Important Weather Warning I’ve just read the weather forecast and snow warnings are again in place for the days following my chemo. So far we’ve had snow following 2 out of 3 chemos (and the day after my diagnosis). After the last cycle, we were completely snowed in for a … Continue reading Sunday 11th March – very important weather warning.
Friday 2nd March - Chemo is a Jellyfish ‘They’ say that chemo gets tougher with each cycle, and they are right. I said at the beginning of my treatment that I wanted to view chemo as my friend, after all it is (hopefully) doing me the biggest of favours and it is (hopefully) helping with … Continue reading Friday 2nd March – Chemo is a Jellyfish
Friday 23rd February - Chemo #3 - the Red Devil That’s half of my chemotherapy treatments done, we aren’t celebrating, no woohoos, its just a fact and now we move on. Ally thinks I’m being pessimistic because I’m not celebrating and feeling ‘proud of myself’ its certainly not that I’m pessimistic, that couldn’t be further … Continue reading Friday 23rd February – Chemo no. 3, the Red Devil
Sunday 18th February - it’s my birthday…… Friday was my birthday, that was weird. It’s difficult to describe how I felt when I woke up on Friday, on one hand I am here, I have a wonderful life and should be happy to reach another milestone; but I didn’t. I felt sad and detached from … Continue reading Sunday 18th February – it’s my birthday……
Tuesday 13th February - diagnosis, snow and pancakes I have been putting off writing this post since I started sharing these tales. My diagnosis hurt a great deal of people and to write about it now brings back all those memories and no daughter, wife, sister, niece, in-law, friend wants to cause pain to their … Continue reading Tuesday 13th February – diagnosis, snow and pancakes
Thursday 8th February - Boredom and pie lies I can honestly say that I am never bored, I have piles of magzines in almost every room of the house, I have a shelf of unread books and a pile of text books on my desk. I have a cupboard full of painting materials, a long … Continue reading Thursday 8th February- Boredom and pie lies
Saturday 3rd February - Chemo #2 and oversharing Knowing whether to tell people that I had cancer wasn’t an easy decision. I knew I had to tell my family and friends that I see on a regular basis, but I was embarrassed at first about telling other people; I wondered if they deserved to know, … Continue reading February 3rd – Chemo #2 and oversharing
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