What a difference a day can make…

And what a difference the sun can make. And today it shone bravely down, daring to dry out the sodden lawns, reinvigorate the flowers, foxes and squirrels, and of course…me! And today I ventured bravely out, spurred on by yesterday’s success. And it appears to have strengthened me. No pauses walking down the hill, no…

Venturing out…

So I was all set to head into work today – I’d built up to it, mentally prepared myself, rested (not that it makes a difference, my exhaustion isn’t linked at all to how much sleep I’ve had or how much I’ve rested, but hey! Maybe it helps a bit). Then as I was all…

Self-injections, you don’t scare me no more!

Guess what? I did my injection this morning LIKE AN ABSOLUTE BOSS!!! Katrina, if you are reading this, you are my hero, your tips were an absolute lifesaver!!! So when they told me how to do my injections initially, they just sort of demonstrated it with the needle, without actually doing it. They told me…

The end of Cycle three… that means HALF WAY, PEOPLE!!!

Well as always on a Methotrexate week I had my blood test at midday and was waiting for the all important result to say I can actually get to go home today. It was a bit touch and go today, my levels on the previous days hadn’t been low enough. But my kidneys must have…

Call to action – hit me with your book recommendations!

Ok so Chemo brain is a thing. Even when I’m not too bad, I just have blank spots in my brain. I’ll be talking along fine and either my brain will substitute a word in that is entirely the wrong word, hell it might not even sound the same. Or I’ll just stop and no…

Macmillan Support and Info Centre 

This morning I found myself in the Macmillan Support and Info centre. No one had told me it existed or anything about it. There is definitely a breakdown in communication between my team and me… I appear to not be told a lot of things. Maybe that’s normal, but I seem to be expected to…

Incidentals along the way

So ahead of getting my MRI, I had to rid myself of all metal in my body. So this meant getting my piercings out. Which was actually such a relief because it’s been years of not being able to sleep on either of my sides and I just don’t want to have to deal with that…