I am 5 weeks post op today and although I still have some pain I can't believe how much better I feel now. I am still waiting for my first chemo date, they had hoped to get me started tomorrow but the day ward is at capacity so am waiting to hear if there is a last minute place - what a business makes me feel like I am on standby at Heathrow or something!
Interesting dilemma looking forward to starting chemo but as I have some lung lesions I feel the sooner the better, I have been spending my feeling better time having lunch or afternoon tea with friends who have delighted in taking time off work to see me and have had so many laughs it has probably upset my internal stitches.
On Friday I went for my hair appointment, my CNS and I don't like the word wig it sounds so wiggy, perhaps we should run a competition for alternative names, syrup does not cut the mustard. Anyway I am now the proud owner of Tia ( yes she has a name!) and although when she sat on my dressing table looking like a combination between a Yorkshire terrier and a hamster on my head I was pleased to note that on my head and on the stand she looks rather glamorous. Three of my friends arrived on Friday afternoon laden with cupcakes, flowers and magazines for fun frolics and introductions to Tia. They were rather impressed and a little bit jealous....mind you I would rather be them than me but hey ho fate has delivered and if I can provide them with some envy at such a weird time then in the words of Craig Reville- H Fabulous darlings!
Last night hubby and I went out (yes out) to a Strictly come dancing night with a few close friends, I even had the strength to do dessert and consequently am still sitting here drinking tea and writing this in my dressing gown at 11.30! It will be another day when hubby will come home and ask me what I have been up to all day and I will wonder what exactly.....
Anyway just wanted to say hello and thank you for all your words of wisdom before I met my onc for the first time, and got distracted updating on much more fun things. Onc appointment was very positive and CNS lovely - I am under no illusions about my possible prognosis but funnily enough have a strong feeling all will be well and spend my time as I drift off at night imagining all sorts of wars upon those cancer cells. They don't stand a chance!
Happy days xx