Fatigue..... it is such a vague word I feel, for what a person actually goes through especially on chemotherapy. It is quite a trivial word, doesn't quite cover it at all and sounds like 'I am just a bit more tired than normal'. Chemo fatigue is not something that you can just sleep off and … Continue reading Chronic Fatigue & Melatonin
The new buzz words... the new fad! Let's face it, the incidence of many illnesses seems to be rising and fast but cancer in particular. I do ask myself, is it because I have reached my forties? I always thought I would be talking health in this way in my fifties but everything seems to … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting….
Helloooooo only me!!! An evening ramble today!! I'm in week 1 of my 2 weeks off!! Actually it is only Tuesday isn't it?! So, to combat the terrible fatigue that just stops me in my tracks, I started taking some steroids which are always prescribed alongside chemo. I had avoided them up to now just … Continue reading Bloomin Steroids…..
In life you have all these wonderful ideas, in the summer we will travel to the far east, when the kids leave home we will see the whole of Europe or once we retire we will go on a massive road trip across USA. You set aside a pension or plan, keeping the dreams alive, … Continue reading The Issue with Travelling….
Dear cancer world, With your predictions, graphs and tables I am not that dot, line or bar I am not your statistic You don't know if I entered this world by normal delivery or ceasearian If I grew up in the country or the city You dont know if I had friends as a kid … Continue reading Dear cancer world
I went in sparkling and came out sparkling ! I might wear a sari next time.....they are just lying there!!! I managed a good walk after being cooped up in my hospital room all day, cleared my head and felt good! Wasn't too sparkly at 5pm but nothing a few pancakes loaded with berries didn't … Continue reading Poof……. cycle 5 is done!
A few things .... This week my blog helped me!! I feel happy and uplifted that it is doing its job!! I will continue doing mine. I had been suffering with chronic back pain for about 3 months since I started chemo. So we established that it was an allergic reaction to my Immunotherapy Boost … Continue reading Neulasta and Claritin???