4th Feb….. World Cancer Day….. make everyone aware! Yesterday I just couldn’t put any words together, I was really not feeling anything at all. After the bashing I’ve had over the last month, I just feel weak and numb and a bit pissed off really!! So this is what I came up with today…… my words of wisdom!
So, on a more positive note, my belly has gone down. I didn’t think it would go down at all. It had been too long and it scared me. I wasn’t my usual confident self and was struggling to see how I could just get rid of the fluid without having the drain procedure.
I was carrying just under a litre of fluid on my belly and I am quite small so for me it was all too much. My friends have reported 6 or 7 litres and once they have it drained, it just fills up again so can cause other issues and complications which I really wanted to avoid.
After a month of carrying all this extra weight, my stomach just went down by itself last night. I woke up and looked in the mirror and then checked with my tape measure. I have been keeping a weight and belly circumference diary!!! So for the last month I have been 80cm!!! Everyone can run and check their own bellies now and compare !!!! This morning I was down to 74cm!! Go me!!
I have had belly ache for 2 days but I am thankful and quite pleased that hopefully I am getting over this chapter now. Significantly smaller and a lot less pain now. Usually I’d be high fiving myself…. I did it…. I am pleased but excuse me if I don’t jump for joy. I’d probably break something.
I’ll soon be more confident to leave the house and hope to be driving again very soon so I can cover some of the school runs. We currently have a schedule of helpers sharing the task right now! I march onwards!
Someone recently asked me if I was still doing oxygen therapy. I’m not sure why but I blamed the weather and distance on why I had not continued. The truth is that a lovely lady called Annabel started her wellness practice in London and offered Oxygen therapy for cancer patients at half price for £50 per session.
In August last year, Annabel’s breast cancer returned and we lost a caring and great soul. Shortly after this I received an email informing all the clients of the loss and offered treatments back at the usual cost of £120 per hour!! This is just way out of my budget so needless to say, I won’t be doing oxygen therapy going forward!!! I couldn’t even start to tell you how much I have spent on alternate treatments. Some folk agree with it, others wont but you can’t put a price on feeling well for a day!
Anyway February is Bile Duct Cancer awareness month and the day falls on 12th Feb, the date of my next treatment. I don’t have much strength to power through with raising awareness and shouting about it so I am just sitting back on my laurels for the moment.
My dear friend Caroline and partner Andy are doing a lovely thing for me in giving up alcohol for a month to raise money for AMMF!! My friend Caz loves a drink over the weekend so I know this won’t be as easy but all for a good cause! Thank you Caroline and Andy… this means a lot to me and my family x
See link here if you would like to sponsor Caroline and Andy.
My mojo is waiting in the wings. I will get it back very soon. I can feel it but need a little more time!! My appetite has come back and I am cooking a tiny bit now but eating well. Still not managing to put weight back on but not worried. Everything in good time.
A lovely friend sent me this beautiful hug in the post!! It was so sweet and thoughtful and really made me smile!!! Such a simple gesture but I’d never received a hug in the post before!! Cute little idea so today I’m sending all my friends a virtual hug because I haven’t seen or spoken to hardly anyone for weeks and missed all my lovelies xxx