Just need to let off steam.
I took early retirement at end of Dec 2013 looking forward to enjoying my retirement, catching up with friends and all the household chores that got left behind when I was working and planning holidays. In Jan 2014 my husband was told he had to have major op for aortic aneurysm which took place in March 2014. I had not been feeling well myself, always out of breath and feeling tired but still looked after him for the next few months after he was recovering from his op. After several blood tests I was told I had hyperthyroidism and given an appointment to see endo in Sept 2014 but had to postpone the appointment because by then I was suffering with shingles.
Eventually I saw the endo and was put on beta-blockers and carbimazole and by Christmas was starting to feel better.
Inbetween all this in November 2014 my husband was knocked down by a car reversing into a car park and he suffered a head injury with a bleed on the brain but has now fully recovered and all is well. I then had radioactive iodine treatment in March 2015, no major side effects apart from a dry throat so all was looking good. Thinking all hurdles have been covered I can now start to enjoy my retirement and looking forward to the summer, my husband is well and I feel fine.
Then one day in early July I felt that the bone in my bra has been irritating me and as I get in the bath I felt the sore bit at the side of my breast and discovered a hard lump. To cut it short, after several hospital appointments I have breast cancer and start Chemo next Monday.
At the time of writing this 1.30 in the morning my husband is sound asleep in bed and I am waiting up for one of my 2 cats to come home. You may ask ‘why don’t you get a cat flap fitted’, the answer is that I have tried three different companies who said they will do it but have let me down and never got back to me.
So now I have 4 Months of chemo then surgery and then radiotherapy which will take me up to April/May next year and have had to cancel my next holiday which was booked for Oct 2015.
Good news is I just heard a scratching at the kitchen door and my Tabby cat is home safe and sound so I’m off to bed.
Goodnight and thanks for listening to me ranting on!