Ahhh we’re all waiting for results really, aren’t we…?

I went back to the Cancer Centre on my birthday. It’s what had to be done. I wore my sparkly party dress. I hadn’t worn it before, who knew I was saving it for this moment. Mr K brought me in.‘It’s your birthday?’ He asked, ‘Let me get Deepti…!’He disappeared, leaving the nurse and me…

Drain #2

So we all know how traumatising my first drain experience was. For that reason, the Registrar said he wouldn’t do the other one that afternoon. I’ve been trying to work out how things fit in to the passing of time and it’s all over the place. I said that the first drain came out on…

Drain lyf

I appreciated my ward friends at the time, so much. But it’s only after that I realise just how much they helped me in that time. I woke up every day excited to see them, we went to sleep chatting, curtains around us but open just so we could see each other from our beds….

It’s my birrrrrttthhdayyyy!

I’m just going to take a moment out from the timeline to talk about some acts of kindness. I’m also going to tell you – it’s my birthday today. Yay! December 4th! And I want to pause broadcast to let you all know I am actually home from hospital now. I obviously couldn’t write on…

I made it through!

Well hi, everyone. I have lots to update you on about my escapades in hospital. Some highs and some lows. Thank you so much to everyone who sent a message. Or who just thought about me. I have appreciated them, but looking at my phone or computer at the moment is just a painful mess…

Wait… What?!

So on Friday I got a letter from my hospital. I get so many of these things. I open the letter on Friday evening, assuming it’s going to be a post-admission letter. Or perhaps a letter telling me about my clinic appointment on Wednesday. It said: An appointment has been arranged for you to have:…

Osteosarcoma, eh?

So… Osteosarcoma… You know it. Otherwise known as bone cancer, it’s most often found in young boys, dogs and the occasional polar bear. And me, of course. Well the latest news is that it’s been found that dinosaurs had it too – they found a fossil of a strange looking bone that was originally thought…

Hi from sunny Australia

It’s weird to think I was meant to be flying back home today. Who would have thought that a pandemic would hit the world and my airline would cancel flights until further notice. But no complaints from me. There are rarely complaints from me. A lot of people keep checking in, reaching out with tentative…

‘A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness’

Today I woke up all panicky. Do you ever have those days? When you have an oppressive feeling of overwhelm? I didn’t sleep much last night. Well I suppose that’s quite standard these days, but with the combination of having had a coffee at 2pm (is that a thing now? Does an afternoon coffee keep…