I always knew this time would come but it doesn’t make it any easier now that it’s here. I’ve known since I was diagnosed 16 months ago that there was no cure for me and that at some point, my treatment options would run out. A couple of weeks ago, I found out that I’ve … More The post I never wanted to write
Thought I’d better write an update as I’ve had a lot of messages since my post from hospital. I was released five days ago, a day earlier than I was expecting, so that was nice. But I was in for 11 days all up and it was a pretty awful experience that I’m in no hurry to repeat. … More Home again & new chemo underway
What do you say to a nurse, the same age as you give or take a year, after she’s taken away your bed pan and wiped your bottom? ‘Thank you’ doesn’t seem quite right but what else is there? It’s the kind of indignity we’re told we’ll face when we’re old and grey but for … More Ambulances, emergency and an unexpected hospital stay
I can’t quite believe that I’m sitting here, writing this post — not just that I’m still ‘healthy’ but that I’m here at all. A year ago I wasn’t sure I would be. My one year ‘cancerversary’ passed on the weekend and for the last week I’ve been reliving the days that led up to … More One year on
It’s been a long time between posts — I can’t believe June was the last time I wrote and here we are halfway through September. It’s been such a busy period. First, Lewis’s parents visited and they surprised us by bringing his Nana with them too! Then we had a week in the Whitsundays, which … More Farewell Brisbane, Hello Melbourne
I’m on a break this week, ahead of another progress scan next week. I got through cycle nine without incident but only just; my neutrophils dropped again ahead of the second session of the cycle. I had to have a blood test the morning of my treatment to see whether we could proceed that day … More I can still do things!
I finished round eight of my chemotherapy treatment yesterday. It was meant to finish last week but the final session had to be delayed due to a drop in my neutrophils, a type of white blood cell produced in bone marrow. One or two days before each chemotherapy session, I have a blood test to … More Chemo continues into uncharted territory