Saturday, 17 October 2009

ooops it's been a long time!


so sorry it's been months and months since an update :s when i last wrote i was about to embark on a month long 'break' between chemos. think in that time definitely managed to redefine break! if it wasn't one smallest of the small print side effect it was another-spent half the time in hospital doh... both acute tummy pain and severe headaches resulted in more scans. thank god ct scan of the brain was clear (no panic surrounding that one at all!). tummy scan showed an ileus (spelling?!), which as i understand it is a distention of the gut. hardly surprising considering the battering it's had from chemo. anyway, eventually after all of the comings and goings into hosp we decided to just get on with the next lot of chemo!

now had 2 lots of the new cocktail- next lot on tues. side effects still include the fun toilet time but a lot less pain in general-think (touch wood!) we've got it under control with these patches that resemble nicotine patches. they're a good look ;) also very tingly and everything feels really soft, which is actually quite nice! nose bleeds also a new addition-always a bit of a surprise but not really a problem. now i've said that i'm going to ruin something really expensive and cream aren't i...

last, and possibly irrelevant, side effect is my left eye has gone all out of focus and fuzzy, causing me to accidently come on to all passers by or sit there with my hand over my eye. again-a good look. so had a brain MRI this week. also had a CT scan of chest,tummy and pelvis just to see where we're at-results on tues.

phewww enough cancer! sorry, feel like this has just been a list of weird and wonderful mishaps of the body... more exciting things include going to see Micheal McIntyre at Wembly who was brilliant! dad's also got us tickets to go see Russel Howard and Eddie Izzard in the next couple of months, which am really looking foward to. we took my really cute claire sized wheelchair to wembly and just made everything so much easier. all the staff are so much more helpful towards you! had some lovely visits and exciting packages-thank you SO MUCH for all your support, really does mean the world to me and make things so much easier :)

lots of love xxx

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