By the time you read this, I will hopefully be hooked up to my next chemo infusion. I'm a little anxious about it all because I am hoping that the blood tests I had yesterday are going to be better than the last ones. I had an infusion of a bone protection drug last week, and oh my goodness, it didn't half make me feel poorly over the weekend. I was told that I might have 'mild flu-like symptoms' and they weren't wrong! I had a temperature of almost 40 degrees on Saturday and Sunday and felt like I'd been hit by a bus. Thankfully, on Monday, everything was back to normal again! I managed to get quite a bit of sock knitting done too, my chemo socks are progressing well and I've started the second one.
Friday, 25 September 2020
Thursday, 24 September 2020
When I wrote this blog post and this one back in March, I didn't expect, six months later, to still be having to stay at home, shielding. I know that officially, the government's shielding programme has been paused since August, because I'm still immunosuppressed and having chemo, my consultants have told me to carry on doing so. Apart from trips out to go to hospital appointments and blood tests, and more recently, to make use of the mobile post office van that comes to the village one morning a week, I haven't been out of the house at all. Six months, half a year - it sounds like such a long time. But I haven't sat at home feeling sorry for myself. I am quite happy with my own company, and I do have Flo of course to talk to! I have tried to fill my time with a variety of things. Knitting, crochet, reading, listening to audiobooks, sewing - just a few of the things I've done. More recently, I have been making a conscious effort to watch less television. It had got to the stage where the TV was on a lot of the time, more as background noise than actually paying attention to what was on. And believe me, if you've not experienced it, daytime TV is pretty grim! So I thought I'd celebrate the past 6 months with a few photos of happy things from each month. xxx
Happy rainbow feet!
Friday, 18 September 2020
Another blog post that I'm having to schedule in as tomorrow I'm back at the hospital again. Not for chemo this time, it's my week off. Instead, I'm having an infusion of a drug to protect my bones. Because I've been on steroids for a long time, this is to hopefully prevent osteoporosis from rearing its ugly head. I can do very well without throwing that into the mix thank you very much! I'm finding that it is taking me a bit longer each time to get over the side effects of each chemo infusion. I'm more than halfway through now though, so that's really great. I'm hoping my blood tests next week will show some improvement as last week's were not as good as everyone was expecting. Fingers and toes crossed it was just a blip and they will be heading in the right direction again and playing nicely! The chemo sock is growing; I managed to get quite a few rounds done while I was waiting for the doctor to see me. Once the cannula goes in, I read instead.
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Saturday, 12 September 2020