Hello everyone, this is my first time I have posted a blog. I was diagnosed last June and after a couple of failed treatments I am now on my eighth week of Methotrexate. I feel I have had everything thrown at me with all the side effects and only after a good talking to from the O T nurse four weeks ago I have finally admitted I have got it.. Everybody I have spoken to has said that it is worth staying on the Methotrexate because the side effects get better and soon I will feel it has been worth it.
So the biggest thing for me was adapting and because all my life I have been a person who likes everything in its place and my hair always nice and I loved my shoes and handbags I have started to adapt.
First thing was because I cant carry the handbags because my wrists are bad I bought one of those bags with the long handles that go over the body. It just fits my purse, phone and glasses in but thats all I need instead of the kitchen sink. Then I went to the hotter shop and got myself a pair of shoes that feel like walking on air but look like, well I wont put it in print..
Then because of the hair loss I have now got my hairdresser to do my hair every Thursday instead of me going once every six weeks., I wash and dry it and she puts the curling tongues on it so I have my hair nice at least all the weekend.
When I am feeling a bit down I ring one of my friends and the first thing they say is "how are you " so I say "oh im rubbish but tell me what youve been up to" they know I dont want to talk about me and we have a good chat and I come off the phone feeling better.
The other thing is the housework, that doesnt bother me as much because my husband does a lot of the heavy work. I sit and look at the windows needing doing and all the other things that need doing and then I think, does it really matter, the people who come to visit are my friends.
So although I am slowly adapting I would really appreciate any tips. I noticed one lady had a press to do her ironing and another had bought some nice shoes. If you could say what things had helped in you adapting and where you can get things from I would be very grateful. Looking forward to your tips. Thanks