Dont drink and chemo

It was my birthday on the 22nd so I decided it was a good idea to go out and have some fun with my friends and husband.  It was a good night and I allowed myself a few vodka’s and coke.  I didnt get drunk and did quite a bit of dancing too!  And I was the last one standing everyone else went home to bed.. ha

Felt ok Saturday and Sunday but come Monday I was overcome with exhaution and could not get out of bed. Lucky it was bank holiday and hubby looked after Christian for me. Tuesday was the same I slept till 6pm! Most of the week continued with me sleeping.

I went to the doctors yesterday for a blood test, he said I may need a transfusion if low and has prescribed injections 3 times weekly which a nurse will come to. Vitamin supplements to help my nervous system.

Drinking did not help matters especially spirits so I wont be doing that again.   Cant cope with the tiredeness plus its not going to help me get better quicker.

I’ll stick to a glass of red wine.. but I’m off my next course now till the next time.

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Feel like a beached whale!

So i’ve piled on the weight big time.  A whooping 89 kg – 14 stone.. only 6 kgs less than what I weighed when I gave birth to my son.  13 kgs more than what I normally weigh. (I think you get the picture now ha).. before you say its the least of my worries.. its not!

I have to say comfort food did taste nice whilst I was eating it but the extra weight on my knees and heart is not good. I feel so heavy all the time I get out of breath easily, walking up my house stairs is an effort, so may I suggest that you try not to eat crap when taking cortisone. The tablets alone bloat you and well the food just adds to it and the water retention.. arghhhhh

I am starting to train next week and go on a diet. I have never had to diet although I have had the atkins diet before for a couple of weeks. a few years back. But thats not much of a diet, its more like all you can eat meat! lol  Its the kind of diet that either works for you or doesnt and it did for me.  But they say a healthy anti cancer diet, is no sugar and no meat.   Got to have sugar in my tea but I’ll happily skip some meat for some healthy veg.  In fact I’ll do anything to get my old self back.  I tried to tie my straps on my shoes tonight by sitting at the edge of the bed but couldnt do it as my belly got in the way! So my husband had to. How bad is THAT.

Time for a change of lifestyle. Got to fight this stupid disease from every angle. I miss the old healthy me and well she’s not coming back unless I fight for her.

In the meantime.. here is what I look like with no hair.. not quite the yummy mummy image hahaha but its all part of the process. Watch this space for improvement. The only way is up.

3 down 6 to go

So I got my results today.  Not much has changed yet as treatment takes a while to kick in however I only have SIX tumours now as opposed to 9. YAY 

Charlie is still 2.4cms big and the brain swelling is still quite visible around it so I have to continue with cortisone for a while longer.  The doctor said I must increase my chemo tablet dosage. 

So its good news as 3 tumours are gone and I will see more progress in another month when I have my next MRI after my next chemo tablet course and the radiotherapy does its work. It’s still early days!

It would have been super great had I got they are all gone news today but one has to look at the glass as half full and not half empty.  

Guess I’ll be bald for a while longer then!  But I’m nearly halfway there.  🙂

Road to recovery

Its quite a long one.  You get sick, you get diagnosed, you get treatment then you need to start getting better. Everything changes about you.

My legs are still weak and its frustrating getting up off chairs which sometimes cause me headaches and dizziness so I have to do things slowly.  I darent squat cause I’d never get back up again but I am able to get up off the floor now by myself which is a bonus.   My head is bald apart from a few stubly bits as it appears the chemo tablets made what little had grown fall out.

The doctor prescribed me some stronger anti emetics so nausea stopped and I was able to eat normally again which was fab.  I am off them now for a three week break.

Tomorrow I am having an ultra sound scan to my armpit area as I have a sore bit there which could be scar tissue but its best to get it check out and I a also having my follow up MRI too.

Fingers and toes crossed for good news.