Evening everyone! Well I have my tattoos ready for the radiotherapy my next appointment at Nicosia is Wednesday when they will check the mapping and tattoos ..... Then hopefully I will get cracking! When I went to the oncology department and asked for my oncologist the receptionist said he wasn't in today!!!! I spoke to him 2 days ago on the phone to arrange it. Will try again on Wednesday!
DH has gone to school to the disco I dropped off at home to feed dog and take her out, DH and head of sec school picking me up in a couple of hours to go for a meal. Oh how could I forget I have been for an inflation on the left and he said we will do one more!!!! It's always one more! I bet he tell me to come back after rads are finished and he will just put one more in each side!!!' DH did ask me if I was sure I was satisfied he didn't want me to be disappointed. I asked him if he was in a plot with Dr S to get me blown up for Christmas?
Getting my car back in the morning Wildpurl. Hope you enjoyed your short day at work and do hope they won't keep,you waiting too long to inform you of your next role- you sound very employable with all your skills!
Hope you enjoy your Friday evening everyone- who is having a little tipple?
I hope you are all OK, I have just go back from a massage at the McMillan Centre which was very nice, it was the second one I have had there and a couple of weeks ago I had some reflexology which I enjoyed more than I expected, I don't really like me feet being touched by anyone.
The therapist recommended that I should speak to the specialist nurse regarding the cording that I have been left with after chemo, but there was nobody available, I left a voicemail, so lets see if I get any response, if not I will try again on the 16th when I go for my post radiotherapy one month check up.
Joan the hospital gave me aqueous cream while I was having therapy, but I must admit I did not have any side effects at all from the radiotherapy not untill the targeted therapy in week 5 then the toasted boob look started and it was also sore underneath so they advised aloe vera gel, just like when you have severe sunburn I guess and the hospital gave me some foam pads to stick underneath the breast in the fold.
Thank god it all finished with now I just have a rather leathery brown oblong dry patch on my right side where the radiotherapy was targeted, honestly I can say the surgery and the radiotherapy for me were a piece of cake but the chemo was not good at all.
I was luckier than most no nails falling of, I used almond oil regularly, no polish at all, I did not loose all of my hair, about a third I would say, the mouth and taste was awful but this is par for the course I am told, my dentist last week said I was very lucky to have such healthy gums after chemo! I have put a stone in weight on though which I am not happy about but dare not diet just yet, I think my body still needs time to recover as I still get tired when walking for more than an hour or so and I have been working for most of the time through everything, just taking a few days of for each cycle then returning to work.
The weather is awful here in London intermittently peeing down and very windy, have a good evening all Cassie.
Rosie sorry to hear you are feeling lonely I guess its the isolation. that this horrible disease brings on, hopefully when your car is fixed and you have your family around you and you are feeling a little better things will improve its just a long hard slog, I know.
Wilpurl you always sound so industrious with your knitting, I have made so many things in the past but I have lost interest at the moment I am more of a sporadic knitter making serveral items then nothing for a couple of years, I have knitted a couple of blankets and in my teens crocheted one, it is very rewarding,
I am still havibg trouble sleeping which is a real pain, my CT guided aspiration from my thyroid went OK on Monday and I will just have to be a patient, patient and wait for the results now, it all seemed very relaxed , so fingers crossed. My boob is just recovering from the radiotherapy, still a bit burned looking but no longer sore.
I understand what you all feel about being in limbo, although I have been back at work for some time now I have not taken holiday leave because I fell guilty about all the time I have taken off for sick leave this year and I also I cannot bring myself to book a holiday abroad anywhere until I feel this horrible journey is over, which it may never be, who knows, it seems one thing after another.
Enough with the moaning for me today....
The weather does not help either its still completely dark outside and pouring with rain