changeling times

trials and tribulations of eclectic chicken

catching up January 9, 2013

Someone sent me a note of slight concern today as I’ve not been blogging… they were worried about me being bogged down by my chemo.

Actually its quite the contrary… the last few days (maybe as much as a week – lucky me)! I’ve felt pretty much normal… the urge to try and fit three weeks worth of life into a weeks worth of having muchos energy has been almost over-whelming.

But no…. I know to try and conserve my energy… as I start to run up stairs I say ‘no -walk!’ to myself…. and remember to eat proper regular meals – we don’t want all those additional calories to go to waste before they are really needed, do we?

Feeling chipper has made me realise just how little I’ve been out of the house (other than for hospital appointments). So highlights of the week have included a visit from ‘he who shall not be named’ bringing Christmas presents, bonhomie and a trip out to a local pub for a sandwich. (and a slice of white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake).

An overnight stop at Annies for veggie sausage, chips, fried egg, cheesecake (can you see a theme here?) and a game of charades and general larks. Can’t remember when I last laughed so much… the boy at supper time asked who was the prettiest person at the table (bear in mind three gorgeous teenage girls were present)…so I put my hand up and said I was and with perfect comic timing he quipped – “not you baldy!”

And then yesterday Meg and I went and brunched at our local bikers caff (or ranch house as they prefer to be called) and stuffed ourselves with a build your own breakfast, mug of tea and a piece of excellent key lime pie (wot no cheesecake!?!) each…. I felt totally food satisfied and even braved baked beans!

…and then today… back in for my third chemo session (hopefully that puts me at a hypothetical half way mark)… I can feel the poison creeping round my body already (no morphine to numb or distract this time). When I got home I took the dog for a short walk…. it could be my last walk in the fresh air for a week (though i have the treat of IT chemo tomorrow back at the hospital).

deep breath…and round we go.

Feels horrid… feeling so healthy and then having to go down into the cycle again.


So where are we? July 8, 2011

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pfffft….Sunday Jane has her ‘It’s a girl’ open house.  I did suggest she had a party when its all over and she’s back on form but she wanted something before the op. Not sure if at some morbid level it’s becuase she thinks she may not come through from under the knife…. or maybe she intends to have another party post op… the more parties the better.

But anyway…. that’s Sunday.

Not sure I feel like socialising on a grand scale so if more than three people turn up at once I may just disappear upstairs with a selected couple of people and a bottle of something.

Monday we’re off to Brighton. I think we’re driving down but rumour has it Jane is thinking of training it as we have to be there for 11 and don’t want to get stuck in traffic on the M25.

And thats Monday…I suspect it’ll be a sitting around day… with some tests.

And then I’m going to go and stay with friends.

And then the day of the op.

And then Wednesday I’ll return north once I know Janes fine and happy about being left.

And then back down with the boy the Sunday following for a couple of nights in a hotel…a visit to a fort and some time with Jane before bringing her home on the Tuesday.

Thats the plan.




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