Well I’m nearly 3 weeks into my third chemotherapy treatment and I thought it was about time I let you know how I’ve got on!
Do not take my lack of posting earlier as bad news though, this session was overall not too bad.
Apart from being hospitalised for one night with dehydration (that wasn’t particularly nice) I feel like my side effects were over with a little sooner this cycle.
That has meant I’ve had longer to feel almost normal!
The dehydration issue was pretty severe but only lasted a few days but it was bad enough that my Oncologist is reducing my chemo dose by 25% next week.
I only have 1 more of that horrible AC chemo cycles left and then I start 12 weeks worth of Paclitaxel – I’ll have those every weekly then instead of every 3 weeks but my Oncologist has told me that the side effects are less severe.
Please keep your fingers crossed that it’s true!
This cycle has also been wonderful as my parents arrived from the UK to help out – YAY! It’s been so so wonderful to have support from them – my house is now clean and tidy, we have a better routine and Mr M is finally getting a break from having to do so much himself.
The kids are so delighted to see them too – we’re all very very happy!
This week I had an interview and photoshoot too! I’ll let you know in the next few weeks what that was for but it’s exciting :)
If you didn’t already see on my Facebook page, I also had my first piece published on the Huffington Post – here it is. I’ve since had 2 more published!
So all in all, the last 3 weeks haven’t been all that bad :)
My wonderful, wonderful friend Adele sent me this AMAAAAZING hamper from Betty’s Tearooms in Yorkshire. It was chock FULL of Yorkshire treats and was soooo heavy. Thank you thank you thank you Adele – you’ve made me and my tummy very very happy! x x
Right then, I think I’m going to finally publish a pic of my baldy head soon – I keep meaning to but just haven’t gotten around to it. I did get Mr M to film the shave so if I can get my act together, I will edit and post that this week.
Thank you once more to everyone who has kept in touch, offered support and generally been all round lovely lovely friends. We just would not have been able to get through this without your support.
Knowing that I have so many people who are there for me wills me on and I am eternally grateful to you for being such wonderful supporters.
Thank you x
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Hi Mim. So glad to hear the third round has been slightly more manageable. Great to have 3 behind you! How lovely for you to have your parents there to help support you all. I can imagine how helpful that will be. Congrats on the publications! You must be chuffed :) Lots of love xx
Thank you lovely and so far so good still! x x x
So glad to hear that this round was a little easier and that your parents are with you to help. Must be wonderful having them so close at hand. As always my love, your courage and honesty are inspiring. I – with so many others – are rooting for you! Much love X
Thank you lovely – oh it’s already changed my life for better and easier in a million ways :) And the kids and hubs are over the moon too! x x
Hi Mim, it’s wonderful that your parents are now with you to help and support you and your family. That Betty’s tearoom hamper does look nice, I hope the chemo doesn’t affect your sense of taste too badly. It’s a good job you aren’t allowed to loose weight at the moment as with a hamper that nice, there’s little chance of that!
Fingers crossed that the Paclitaxel is easier on your system.
Oh thank you lovely – I’m on day 3 and it’s definitely an improvement so far – and I’m still working through the hamper! x x
So glad to hear you’re feeling well overall and had lots of highlights during this round of chemo. Looking forward to checking out your Huffington Post pieces – congratulations on getting published Mim! I’m so pleased to hear that your parents are with you at the moment, I recall you saying in an earlier post on your diagnosis that you wanted your Mum. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be unwell so far from home.
Thank you lovely, it was over all such a good cycle compared to the previous ones :) x x
I’m glad it’s not going too badly, lovely that your parents are visiting. And what a super treat from your friend!
Congrats on Huff! Feels like a bit of a cool club, doesn’t it! ????
Thinking of you as always, and looking forward to seeing your brave photo xxx
Thank you lovely lady! And yes, it’s a very cool club ha! x x
Oh Mim, I had no idea you’d been in hospital! You don’t make any fuss about what is a very shitty situation. I’m glad your parents have come to help out, that must be so lovely for all of you. Am looking forward to hearing what the photoshoot was for!
Thanks lovely! Ah I feel like I’m in an out of hospital so much it would be boring to keep mentioning it ha ha! x x
I bet its just gorgeous having your parents over! So glad you have that support. All my love x
Oh thank you lovely! It’s just amazing, we’re all so happy! x x
Wonderful to hear that your parents have arrived and that your last treatment was not as bad as the others. Congratulations on your published articles, well done. Best wishes, Kym and Roger.
Thank you so much both! It’s been brilliant to have so many good days this cycle :) x
I think you’re incredibly brave to keep writing about your treatment Mim, and I’m glad to hear it’s going well (is that the right way to describe it? I’m glad it’s…going, at least!) And that box from Betty’s looks amazing!
Ha yes! It’s weird to say it’s going well but this last cycle has definitely gone a lot better than previous ones :) Thanks lady x x
Lovely thoughtful gift, over half way now chicken xx
Yay thank you lovely – I can finally see the end in sight :) x x