I’ve had a busy two weeks, lost my hair, picc line insertion and generally being a social butterfly… 🙂
So, I had a PICC line inserted into my chest (not for the squeamish!!) This administers the chemo easier and I amazed that I can’t feel it as the line goes from my arm to my heart. For those who are interested here is a drawing showing what it is…. (Yes, I seriously can’t feel it!!) Thanks for coming mum and keeping me sane through the insertion….
In the last few weeks I’ve heard more and more stories of people who have kept their cancer secret from their family and friends. Me, I’ll tell anyone who will listen. Seriously, my family and friends are the ones who are getting me through this and I couldn’t imagine being alone. It’s bad enough when I’m having chemo and have to stay in hospital. Therefore I do have a few thank you’s to say;
– I’d like to give a special mention to Claire who has been a rock through this and keeping me sane (and taking me out for lovely meals) I don’t always want to talk about The big C so it’s good to have a chin wag with the lovely CK.
– The second special mention goes to Bev, what can I say, she’s been an absolute superstar. She’s fed/watered/visited me. She shaved my head for me (even though I pretended it hurt – I thought she was going to kill me when I did that ha!!) She brought me to Clatterbridge this morning and stayed until tonight. To be fair. The hours flew by, you know with my totally hilarious jokes….. Seriously though, for someone to dedicate this much time and effort – it really means a lot. So thank you.
– I’d also like to say a big thank you to my gorgeous John. He’s with me 24 /7 through the highs and the lows, the appointments, the scans, the treatments…… he cooks, cleans and looks after me when I am ill. He’s just amazing and I can never repay him for what he does for me.
I’ve lost my appetite already and have felt poorly but as Dr Ali said, there’s a lot of drugs going into me so it’s to be expected. I was emotional when Bev and John were leaving – it’s just so overwhelming being in here so I was made up when mum and dad turned up – with chocolate too!!! Bonus!
I’m going to settle down to watch The Big Bang Theory and Drifters, they should certainly cheer me up.
Na night xxxx