Hi Folks, well the time is nigh. Back to work on Monday and my wet room is nearly finished now that I have micro-managed the tradesmen. Stresssy! I've been painting like a whirling dervish and have got myself a head cold which will hopefully disappear over the weekend. I feel like I could do with another month off but at least I'm only doing 4 day weeks for the first 2.5 months (mainly from home) and will have a holiday over Easter with my family.
Still doing fine and will have my second Rituximab injection in early April. I get a couple of night sweats every night which is probably down to menopause and I've started using Gabapentin with HRT to see if it will alleviate them - the GP is happy for me to give this a go.
My mindfulness course for health is now finished but I've tried to persuade the trainer to give us a 4 week extended course as there's a few areas that I need to get to grips with. We are only a small group of 4 + trainer and the others want an extension too. It's been lovely to attend as I've made new friends who have different issues mostly with pain (not cancer related) but have been very empathetic to my situation and vice versa.
I would really recommend Mindfulness for those who have finished treatment or are on watch and wait. It really helps you to get everything into perspective and there are studies that show it helps with your immune system too. I did my course with Breathworks (BMA approved). It's an 8 week course that runs once per week for 2.5 hours and the exercises take up about 10 to 40 mins per day but there's no pressure to do them every day.
Hope you are all being kind to yourselves