Christmas Musings πŸŽ„

So on Christmas Eve Eve I'm sitting up in bed with a cup of tea and ginger biscuit back in the situation I really didn't ever want to return to but a week after chemo I'm starting to feel a little better and I realise there is a lot to be grateful for. I made it through surgery and chemo 18 months ago, my recurrence has been caught relatively early this time and treatment was started immediately. My hubby is actually looking forward to be let loose on the Christmas dinner this year and once again I'm learning that life will go on even if I'm not being the control freak I normally am. My teenagers are coping well and more interested in their Christmas social lives than me which is exactly how it should be. The house is not as neat and tidy as I would normally have it for Christmas but the world hasn't ended! I have amazing friends who pick me up and make me laugh all the time. I feel so lucky to have had the care I have had from the NHS and everyone involved with my cancer and most of all we finally got a puppy after 20 years of wanting one!! I've been feeling very sorry for myself lately but it's time to relax and take it one day at a time. Thank you so much for your support lately everyone and at the risk of this being sentimental Christmas mush have a lovely Christmas and peaceful new year - 2017 bring it on!!!

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  • Merry Christmas to you too, Becky. xx

  • Love your post. For some reason it made me cry. Probably the sentimental Christmas song playing on the radio didn't help. I cry for the injustice of this awful disease and all us ladies trying to deal with it. I too am facing more chemo in January and although I have been positive throughout the last 6 years each recurrence knocks that positivity. But you are right. We have many things to be grateful for. I wish you a wonderful Christmas with your lovely family and hope with all my heart that 2017 is a good year for us all. 😘😘🌻🌻

  • Sending you a big virtual hug and masses of smaller hugs through the ether. Yes I know you don't know me but they're on their way anyway!!!

    Happy Christmas to you chris and I love your profile pic, hair colour and glasses rock.

    Take care

    Clare. X

  • Thanks Clare. You have great one too. 😘😘🌻

  • Bless your heart with tears in my eyes I wish you a merry Christmas πŸŽ„ xx

  • Good on you, we all seem to get a reality check when we have gone through life with cancer. I'm defiantly a different person now to what I was. God bless enjoy your Christmas and leave stress behind you xx

  • What a lovely post and thank you too. Your family and friends sound caring and loving and laughter is always good for us too isn't it? What puppy do you have? That must bring you joy especially after such a long wait for 'the right time'. We would love a dog however while I am back at work it wouldn't be fair so we wait too.

    Rest, enjoy and nibble that ginger biscuit! A good quality traditional lemonade is good for cutting through chemo taste too and of course the fresh pineapple and fresh apple though I hope you will soon be able to face food again in a few days.

    Happy Christmas to you

    Love Clare xx

  • Wishing you a lovely Christmas you sound very calm and relaxed which is just how it should be. May 2017 see the alien evicted for good

    LA xx

  • Hi Becky

    Like you having 2nd line chemo. Much to my huge disappointment,can't see my gorgeous grandchildren over Xmas. My bloods are too low,and some of the children have the usual winter colds.

    So , for the first time ever hubby and I are having a quiet Xmas . We'll be fine.

    Like you,words can't express the care of doctors and nurses in the NHS

    All the very best to you

    Judy x

  • Becky your thoughts in your post show that although we may be less able to move about and do the stuff we woul "normally" be able to do, our spirit and mind stay as sharp and full of life as ever. What you say resonates with me even tho I'm at the tail end of my first battle rather than facing my second. My husband and sons are keen to make their mark on the Christmas dinner and I need to not fret about the state of the floor or the work tops sporting a more liberal and wide ranging coating of chod than they would under my scrutiny.

    Yes let's have as good a time as we can make it over the next few days and then - bring on 2017 indeed!!!

    Cheers, Netti xx

  • Hi Beckyjh I hope you are feeling much better and that your Christmas went alright. Yes life does go on and its maddening to see that while we are on treatment everyone else is carrying on normal, Maybe maddening is not the right word to describe it, I am off treatment right now and hopefully for another while. It is good that your husband can take over the dinners etc, Enjoy your puppy, he will make you laugh and cry too but dogs are very therapeutic with their antics. I have given up on the house as long as its reasonably okay, people understand. Wishing you a happy new year

  • Just seen this Becky & it was a very heart warming read. Hope you have been spoiled rotten over this Xmas period & are still enjoying a new relaxed approach to things. Health & happiness to you all! ((Hugs))

    Jemima x

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