Well Happy New Year to you all and lets hope 2013 is going to be good to each and every one of us. Havent written in a while lets face it not the most cheerful thing to be reading over Christmas the antics of a cancer chick
Must say this is one Christmas I was glad to see the back of. Unfortunately on Christmas week was feeling fairly lousy. Christmas Eve we did the annual trip to Mass and the place was jammers and we were there early (well five minutes early) Managed to push my way through the crowds and make it to the top of the church (shouting “I have cancer” got me through the crowds quicker) A nice lady squeezed over in the pew and let me sit down thank God the place was roasting. Was a lovely mass and great kids singing and managed to not pass out even though felt like it a few times. Then went to my Brother and Sister in Laws house for a Christmas drink I had a glass of beer shandy then just pure 7UP!
Got all the pressies, stockings, santa sacks ready for the kids and prayed they would go asleep it wasnt til 1am it was safe enough to do everything but we did and all was in place. Poured myself a lovely glass of white wine to celebrate but half way through gave up the battle and threw it out…….yuck the taste.
Kids had a ball in the morning with all their toys and they were delighted with everything I managed to be as cheerful as possible and smile as much as I could. We then packed up and went to my sister’s house for the day. Philip cooked up a storm of a dinner was absolutely fabulous and enjoyed every morsel of it. Dinner over decided to relax on the couch and immediately fell asleep for an hour or so I got a rug thrown over me, looked like Sick Sally or Peig Sayers. Was a lovely day and it was great to see all the kids together and of course be with my Sis xx
The rest of Christmas week was more or less the same but had some lovely days with family members. Then a lot of doing nothing and not feeling too great. Managed to get an infection so had to go to docs and get bloods done and am just finished the antibiotics now. However nothing wrong with temperature thank God had visions of me singing Auld Langs Zyne with the staff of St Vincents.
New Years Eve got an invitation from a friend in Clane to go down to their house to ring in the New Year – happy days going to someone elses house was really looking forward to it. We were all set to go and the little one got sick a few times…….ewwww poor her and then of course worried I would get sick too which would mean a hospital. The others went to the party and I stayed at home with her felt so sorry for her she kept saying can we go to the party tomorrow! An hour later hubby came home with another sick child for me – yipeee! He went back to the party for a little while – then it all got too much one puking and one crying so rang him to come home. So that was my New Years Eve, horrible night the clock struck twelve no sign of a carriage and absolutely no fun.
The good news is am feeling much better now this is my good week. Get nuked again on Thursday and to be honest am dreading it. The last chemo was so bloody depressing it was the worst so far. Am on a new drug from the next four sessions a drug called Taxol so wondering how my body will cope with it. Some of the side effects including losing the sensation in your feet and hands and your toe nails fall out – yuck hope I am the exception to the rule. Still hanging on to my eyebrows
Have some very important tests coming on the 21st January I have an MRI and on the 23rd January I have a mammogram. These will show how much the cancer has shrunk and how effective the chemo is. I have everything crossed that the results will be really good and maybe if they are might be able to skip one or two chemos (thats me just hoping). Due to finish chemo mid-March, then operation mid-April to get rid of Cancerous Chloe then have to do Radiotherapy probably for around 20-30 rounds after that. The Radiotherapy is done as a preventative method to try and ensure the cancer does not come back. A couple of months after that hopefully will get my new boob (not sure what to call her yet any ideas?) and Floppy Fiona seemingly gets a makeover too and this is all done through a tummy tuck that’s how it works.
I go into 2013 with as much positivity and spirit that I have always had however am feeling a little jaded with it all. Its onwards and upwards with Kicking the Shite out of Cancer and boxing gloves are still on and you guys are still with me helping me through this which I am so grateful for.
Good things that have happened since we last spoke
- My baby Rebecca turned six yesterday
- Had a lovely two days with BFF Grainne in Wexford and got spoilt rotten
- Got a beautiful bouquet of flowers from an old neighbour of mind Marie McGarvey
- Got a really cool speaker for Christmas which streams music its great!
- Bought myself a juicer so far so good trying to get healthier
- Back to normality with kids etc. tomorrow
- Have nearly 1000 people on the Kicking the Shite out of Cancer Facebook Page - that’s cool!
- Still basking in all the support you guys are giving me please keep it up really means so much to me and keeps me going.
Thats All Folks I wish each and every one of you a very Happy New Year with plenty of fun, health and happiness.