Side effects – Neuropathy

So… I now have peripheral neuropathy, thanks to that last dose of the meanie Cisplatin. Immediately after I had it, I got numb feet. They weren’t too bad, just quite fuzzy. Not quite pins and needles and not quite actual numbness. They’re just… Fuzzy. All of the time. Then when I spoke to my Oncologist…

A day filled with bombshells.

Today was a big day. I met with the surgeon who was 2 hours late to see me… So that was fun. He (and his team) dropped a couple of bombshells. I might not be able to sing after the surgery. Like… Ever. Or at least it might change my voice… I’ll have a scar…

‘Alternatives’

So today we had a handyman around to fix the lock on our bathroom door and one of our light switches. They were popping out to pick up some things and asked if I was going to be home, and I said ‘yeah, I’m currently recovering from chemotherapy, so I ain’t really going anywhere’ and…

New Year updates

Now that all of the excitement of Christmas is over and my parents are gone, it’s time to do some reflecting. December was a big month. I turned 30, I had the worst few weeks of my life health wise (physical and mental health) when I was feeling so terrible and going through so much…

Unfortunately… No going home today.

Most importantly, I can’t thank you all enough for your finger crossing, crossing of various limbs, thoughts, hopes, well wishes. Unfortunately cancer/chemo wins this round and I can’t get home for our planned Christmas lunch /day of cheer tomorrow. I was feeling a bit down about it. But we’ll go to the pub for lunch…

A post of gratitude.

You know what has been amazing? My friends and family, and really anyone who I have come in contact with. The support I have received through this all is overwhelming. I find it difficult to have things done for me, to accept help. I’ve always been staunchly independent. But the offers to help from all…

Emergency blood transfusions!!!

So I came in this morning for a quick pre-chemo blood test, expecting to be in and out quickly. I wanted to check what my platelets and neutrophils were doing so my friend the Australian nurse Charlie said to hang around and they’d be able to tell me the results in about 20 mins time….

The excitement of nosebleeds

I wanna talk nosebleeds for a minute. I mean who doesn’t right? Riveting stuff. I’d had 2 in my life before now and in the last week I’ve had an extra 3. I was looking forward to catching up on some sleep on my second night in hospital, so after the nurse faffed about for…