Monday, 21 March 2011

Back again

Thought it was about time I rallied myself and updated my blog.The tiredness was so bad that I kept meaning to type but kept putting it off until after my next sleep but as we know sleep while on chemo doesnt really make you less tired.Visited my GP as my arm was huge and I couldnt close my fingers,never suffered from lymphoedema before,but he looked at it and said it is more than that it ia cellulitis and infected from top to bottom which was why I was so lethargic on top of everything else.So 2 weeks of antibiotocs which were foul and tasted as I would imagine Athletes foot would taste.Finished those but within 2 days the infection started again so more antibiotics and I am now under the Lymphoedema clinic so all going the right way.
Chemo seems to be doing its job and the tumours feel slightly smaller so scan in May unless anything changes.I have hormone tablets to try to increase weight as I am now under 9 stone whereas I was 11 before.Had a lovely lamb dinner yesterday.We have an arrangement that as I cant cook now we buy it,my daughter and SIL come down and cook it and son and DIL clear up!!!Brilliant.We see the children and grandchildren and have a lovely meal into the bargain.I have always loved Sunday lunch and always cooked for us all so it is nice to have that again.
Lovely to see the sunshine and gorgeous flowers everywhere,a real boost.
Hope everyone is coping well with all that is being thrown at us.
Rose xx