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Patterns, simple pleasures and muddled minds.

Just got back from the hospital for round 5 of my chemo.  That means I only have one more to go – Hooray!

For any of you who have been through the chemotherapy process you will recognise it when I say that sometimes my brain works so slowly and in such a muddled way that it is like thinking through treacle.   1,068 more words

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Double Jab.

Thanks to my kickboxing nurse I got a double jab of my white blood cell booster injection (filgrastim) this afternoon. Oh apparently I moved and the needle came out and so she had to jab me twice in the stomach, whilst laughing at my pain! 269 more words


On best laid plans

But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,

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Next round of chemo – round 2

Well, it’s now day 4 after my 2nd round of chemo drugs, and if the last time is anything to go by, it’s probably one of the worst days for feeling side effects, all the old usual ones such as nausea, feeling sick (a bit like a terrible hangover that goes on for days), lack of energy, weakness, constipation, and so on. 2,032 more words

Cancer Therapy

Channelling my Inner African Queen / Girl With a Pearl Earring!

The sun is shining, and I am feeling good so I wanted to share with you some of the lovely things that have been going on  for me. 1,240 more words


The Question Mark.

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
…live in the question.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Living with the question mark has been a life long journey through such incredible terrain…a real roller coaster ride through life’s ups and downs never quite knowing what is possible…for better or for worse.

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Chronic Illness

Chemotherapy and other treatments

Wow, what a wild ride it’s been these last two weeks since the first chemo infusion through the port-a-cath. The first five days were very torrid, becoming increasingly sick, weak, tired and constipated; by the end of this bit I was beginning to think that I can’t put up with too much more of this, and then I felt a little bit better on day six, and keep getting a bit better day by day. 3,400 more words

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