The Calm before the Chemo
Well it’s Chemo 2 tomorrow and I’m very pleased to say I’m feeling quite optimistic about it!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still secretly hoping for the call to say “oh my word, we’ve made a big mistake, you DON’T have cancer!“. I might be waiting a while for that one :)
I was in hospital for a few days this week because of the silly chest infection I couldn’t shake but after a million and one steroids and anti-biotics, it’s finally on the way out.
I’m hardly coughing and apart from feeling a bit groggy from the anti-biotics, I feel pretty good.
My hair is on the way out – or at least thinning. In the past 2 days quite a bit has come out, mainly on the top where it’s a bit longer. I’ll do the cold cap again tomorrow and see how I go. If I get to the point where it’s coming out a lot, I might ditch the cold cap although they do recommend continued use I think as it can help your hair grow back quicker so we’ll see.
This week was busy with the hospital stay and we’ve also moved into our new house. HURRAY! I’ll post soon to let you see where we’ve moved to and a bit of a ‘before and after’ as we set up the house. We’re still awaiting a lot of storage so there are boxes and bags everywhere.
I’ve ordered the Marie Kondo “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” (affiliate link) book recommended by the lovely Hannah at Mums Days and I can’t wait to get reading and tidying. Let me know if you’ve read it.
I’m not a terribly messy person (like Mr M, for example) but I’ve turned into a bit of a hoarder over the years and it’s time to stop. Out with the old etc, things need to go.
This week I’ve been reading a lot on the blog Mother Mands. This is one of the most honest and best blogs I’ve found and I was so pleased when Mands got in touch with me.
Describing herself as a Metalhead, Baker, Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor and empty-armed Mum, Mands’ daughter Robyn was stillborn in 2015. Her strength and optimism, despite the tough times thrown at her, just completely amazes and motivates me. Her blog has something for everyone – check it out!
I’ve had an up and down week but definitely mainly UP! This is mainly due to my family, friends and the amazing community of Facebook and Blogging friends who have sent the loveliest messages and comments to me. Thank you so so much for your support and love, you’re helping me in more ways that you could ever imagine.
I’ll leave you with this meme as it’s really made me laugh, being a big Game of Thrones fan! I can’t remember where I first saw it but it might have been on Mands’ blog.
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