Gearing up for my final chemo on Thursday, my little boy has started with a cold so praying I can avoid it couldn't bear to get delayed at final hurdle.
Rosie after all you're going through now the car breaks down wouldn't blame you if you did a Basil Fawlty and beat it up with a tree. Hope you get some relief from the dreadful expanders soon.
Cassie your daughters effort is pretty stunning 26 miles is a very long walk. I always feel very humbled these days when I hear of people fundraising for cancer research etc as it feels very personal now. My mum and sister both did walks over the summer I was very proud of my mum she did two miles aged 86 and having had a knee replacement in 2007.
Lovewine hope your son is able to take the step of walking away from this girl. I remember having my heart broken back in my 20's felt like the world would end but at least you csn start healing , thats why I hate it when people dont have the decency to be truthful and string others along it is cruel.
Joan sorry to hear about your nails hope the last three hang on in there. The afro sounds extreme funny how these things must play on our minds and come out super weird in our dreams.
Wildpurl looks like you picked the right week for your holiday as weather up here in north west due to get wet and windy not so great for climbing up Snowdon!
Jackie its tough being so far from family I am in same situation. It must have been frightening hearing the path results but hopefully the chemo did its job by stopping the nasty little blighters in their tracks so surgery could then get them all out. Are you to have radiotherapy too ?
Lisa you seem to be taking your return to work in your stride a bit scary that primary school kids are messing with fire alarms I wouldnt have dared do something like that when I was at school what are the parents reactions ?
I've not even started on the steroids yet and can't sleep so annoying as I feel so tired. My mouth felt reasonably ok today for first time just as due back for next treatment. Think am going to try sucking ice lollies this time have resisted to date as with cold cap on last thing I fancy is an ice lolly but if it could reduce the severity of the yukkiness or shortened the time it affects me it would be worth it for the last cycle.
Hoping to get back on my horse in a couple of weeks time really looking forward to it but doubt "Mr Ed" will share my enthusiasm. He is however a gentleman and usually looks after me, we will be taking things pretty slowly at first.
Must say goodnight everyone and take care xxx
Hope you are all well?
Oh dear Rosie how annoying about the car - hope there's not too much damage ! Cassie sounds like your daughter should be very proud of herself.
Joan - you are right about managing to do things that usually take a a back seat, thats been a definite silver lining about this whole thing, Im trying hard to keep a balance in my life from now on.
Lovewine - just let me know if you find yourself available tomorrow, no worries if not, we can sort it out another time.
Hope it wasnt too much of a shock today Wildpurl after your holiday!
Have a good evening all
I had a lovely walk in the park this morning in the gorgeous sunshine we are having at the moment, best to make the most of it while we can, I meet up with a work friend who has a little dog very cute.
My daughter immerged from bed at about 5ish this afternoon so I made her some well derseved dinner after her Shine Night walk of 26.2 miles, she has one large blister and some aches and pains but its to be expected, none of her group had any training or preperation, I did warn them. I am told the atmosphere was electric all the scientists from the Cancer research building came out in thier lab coats to cheer them on at 2am and they had set up a projector with a link to their twitter account with all the comments about the fund raising also the channel 4 building had some cheery signs up wishing all the walkers well. I will be great to see how much all these lovely people have managed to raise, my daughter surpassed her target and may well double it yet as some are not keen to donate on line. Wish you all well, should get off to bed soon as at work in the morning.
My daughter is now tucked up in bed, she could hardly walk up the stairs ahh......
Just waiting for my daughter to return from the Shine Night Walk marathon for cancer research I went to Southwark Park to see her and my nephew who lost his dad to lung cancer Oct 2010 off, bless them both they had two other friends from uni with them on the journey. The slogan is "sleep can wait, beating cancer can't" and they all know someone who has been through or is going through this awful disease, it was really impressive over 33,00 people have taken part last night. My daughters group went with the striders.
My nephew was at lectures Saturday Morning and will be travelling back straight afterwards this morning he will be missing lectures this morning and re-joining them by midday, you have to admire the stamina at 25 we all felt unstoppable I guess!
It has predicted if the fundraising continues at this rate there will be many more break throughs and more complete cures, well done to them all I say XXXXX Cassie