My Chemo Date is Revealed

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May 21st, 2015, 12:30pm. This will be session 1 for my chemotherapy.

My neighbour doesn’t like the word chemo and wants to use a new word for it. If you have any ideas, send them through and we’ll brain storm tomorrow over coffee to come up with a word she will be happier with.

Guess what I worked out a week ago, the most annoying boob of the two is the one who was taken. You know that pesky hair or two we all have on a boob? Well sucked in leftie, you had the hair and you can no longer annoy me anymore with that hair. And don’t you ladies pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about. There is usually that one chin hair and one boob hair, both of which get really annoying as you age because they are harder to pluck due to failing eyesight! Well, one hair down. Now, I hope I don’t get chin cancer because I can deal with that one. Having said all that, there wont be many hair problems for me for a while anyway.

On a puppy dog note, Kelly is getting better on her antibiotics and her cough is reducing. Brady doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of having this Kennel Cough so there’s a bit of good news for my babies.

Remember the conversation I had with my Granny because I wanted her to knit me a square so I could have a piece of my Granny to take to chemo with me? Well, here it is and I Love it! Pictured with it are the lovely crystals sent to me from my  cousins Kelly and Sherri. People have been so generous and kind.

Miss Fluff goes beyond the call of duty.

Oh hi there, Sorry about yesterday, I had another down day and didn’t have much I wanted to talk about so I didn’t. But I’m back now.

Let me start by saying that I finished that book I was reading called ‘The Girl On The Train’ and I really really enjoyed it. I am now reading George Orwells 1984 and boy, it is hard going. The train book was an easy and quick read but 1984 is proving to need my full attention and I can not be Endone affected during the read.

Miss Fluff and I have had a few adventures lately and she is doing great. My pain is subsiding now and the berlei bra is a lot more comfortable now, oh, and the swelling has gone down heaps! Don’t forget that I am also drippy free too. Life really is lovely right now.

Yesterday, I had a bit of an upset stomach and my Granny always said lemonade and plain potato chips was the perfect due to cure this. Was it any wonder a few of us grand kids always got tummy aches at Grannys?? But let me tell you, that was a much better remedy that mums damp face washer remedy that she always gave me! So I grabbed both the lemonade and plain potato chips and was gobbling down these chips when one missed my mouth and guess what… MISS FLUFF CAUGHT IT! OMG, it was like the original leftie was still there. She always caught food that fell from my mouth and held it there until I picked it up and popped it in my mouth. It was that moment that I truly fell in love with Miss Fluff. She acted like the shelf I need during these times and did it perfectly.

Today Sam and I went for our flu shots (+ a whooping cough one for Sam) in preparation for my 6 months of chemo which starts in a few weeks. We figure it is best to try and be as organised and prepared as possible to try and avoid illness while my immune system is low.

We have also decided to follow my friend Tracey’s advise on loading my body full of good vitamin and mineral foods and such. It wont be too much different to our usual diet but we are excluding as many ‘fake foods’ as possible such as pre packaged sauce mixes, tinned foods and processed foods. Being the coeliac that I am, I don’t eat too many processed foods and vary rarely do I eat take out so it will not be too hard.

I will be getting my blood work done next week to check all of my vitamin levels to see where I am at and what I need.

OH I totally forgot to tell you about my Granny. She is hilarious. I rang her for her birthday on the 26th of April and she was so surprised to hear from me (I’m not sure why that is but it was lovely to hear her surprise all the same) and we chatted about her birthday (don’t tell anyone but can you believe she is 88?) and then I asked her if she would mind knitting me a square so I could have it for my chemo trips. I was thinking that with my cousins’ lovely healing crystals they had sent me from Byron Bay and a square of knitting from my Granny, I would be all set with my healing things. So Granny says, what do you mean you want a square? How big do you want the square? What is it for? She has a lot of questions this Granny of mine and I say that I just want a Granny knitted square to take with me to chemo as a good luck thing. She then goes on about ‘Whats a square going to do? How big again do you want it? I then tell her how my cousins Kelly and Sherri had sent me three gorgeous healing crystals that I had taken into hospital with me and Granny was all gushy saying how wonderfully thoughtful that was and then still questions me about this square of knitting I want. So I just say, Granny, please just knit me a square ok and we both laugh and move on 🙂 Geez I love that woman.

Happy Saturday Night – I wish I had a glass of bubbles 😦