May 272016

This is the start of the 5th week of chemo. Monday will be the mid-point.

I should have written this blog last night.  But I went the whole day without a rest, so by 10pm I was shattered.  So I went to bed for 30 minutes to get enough energy to write the blog and do a few other chores.  I woke up at 7am.    I think I’ll take a mid-afternoon break today.

Weight now just under 85Kg, about 0.5Kg up, so it looks good, and we’ve started to make arrangments for a holiday after the chemo finishes.

I saw Victoria Derbyshire on BBC News yesterday. She’s just finished months of cancer treatment (mastectomy, chemo and radio).  She’s had to have standin’s for her programme, but she’s made herself an ongoing news item, with her own audio blog, including taking her wig off on TV to show the hair loss (for comparison, I’ve been hiding in the house the last two days).   That is a woman to admire.  They filmed her yesterday walking out of the hospital and saying, “I’ve just this second finished my last chemo. Now I just want to get on with my life.”

That’s how I feel. I going to lose most of this year to cancer. Even if I am cured, that is the best scenario.  I can’t wait for the day I can say the same as her, “Now I can get on with my life.”

Meanwhile I’m off for my wig.  It should be in exactly my style of mid-length scruffy. We’ll see, watch this space.


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  One Response to “Week 5”

  1. I never knew you were so vain!

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