Good morning everyone
Well it has been some time since i last posted but i thought i would use this festive period to catch up
For those that may remember me i was diagnosed with the gift that keeps on giving ( as i like to call it!!) in july 2015 after a couple instances of slight right sided pain!!! i underwent a total hystericalectomy and then i was told i was 1c and then had 6 months of carboplatin ( or blast anything thats left/belt and braces!!!)
so i finished chemo january 2016 and back to work april 2016 , i have continued to work since then on the whole all going well apart from some odd stomach goings on in august which i got in touch with my onc who sent me for a ct ( and drink a pint of fluid as fast as you can !!!) scan which came back ok
apart from hot flushes and numerous other menopausal symptoms which i could list but wont bore you ( why its called MEN-opausal) probably because its a pain in the arse!!!!!! i feel ok i go with the rule of thumb my onc told me if any pain or twinge lasts constantly longer than a week get in touch , i have my 3/4 monthly check ups always a nerve racking experience still !!! takes you back to the start everytime!!
so i have had my one year anniversary from diagnosis and now coming up to my one year anniversary from finishing chemo !! its still in my mind sometimes although in a box!!! and those close to me tend to find it easier to deal with it by pretending cancer has left the building completly like elvis !! my new normal allows me to think its a box with the lid shut for the time being !!!!
its a bit like a bad smell this cancer malarky it pops up when you least expect it!! my other half is struggling at the minute he did so well when we were all in the thick of it but now its stopped him in his tracks a bit along with a parent with alzheimers and a few other of lifes gems it throws at you!!!! but we plod on through the " quicksand of life" and keep going!!!
What will 2017 bring who knows but i intend to make the most of it whilst i can particularly after the news of george michael carrie fisher in the past few days as the boys on last leg say " 2016 YOUR A DICK!!!"
so i wish EACH and EVERYONE of you a Happy New Year full of fun laughter and love ❤️
and hope everyones " elvis leaves the building"!!!