Made a very good start to the day by getting up at the crack of dawn (6am) and managing the 2 hour drive across London…navigating from memory. I think my Dad was very good in not letting his fear of me having horrible traffic incidents involving roundabouts show too much! I’ve been driving for over a year now and I still go round anything bigger than a mini-roundabout clenching the steering wheel like a woman possessed.
Got here VERY early, but it seems to be the best strategy. Nobody actually seems to care that you’re 2 hours early for your clinic because this frees up space for later and the people who haven’t bothered to get up at 6am :P News is all good, I’m obviously a little tired on account of having 5 days of chemo in the last week, but my bloods are juuust fine and nothing else weird seems to have happened to complicate things. Yay! :D
I’m really missing my PICC line already though. Veins in my arms are so wubbish, they’re just going to soak my hand in hot water and take blood out of that from now on. Anyway, I’ve done bloods and clinic and picked up a huge bag of meds from the pharmacy (white blood booster, blood thinner and enough paracetamol and ibuprofen for life :P), and now it’s just time to wait for my chemo to be made up. That’s one wee syringe of bleomycin, but it takes a couple of hours to make it up specially. In the meantime I’m gonna Tumbl and play me a bit of Portal 2!
It’s not the cancer, it’s the chemo.
The chemo is knocking me out, the window in my day where I feel vaguely human and not a shivering, clammy mess is getting steadily smaller.
Gotta keep telling myself that this is the same stuff Lance Armstrong had, and it knocked him out as well…
Today my dad turned 60. So we had a picnic outside the front of the Marsden, my mum, dad, brother, aunt and cousin. It was lovely that they all came up so we could all celebrate together, even if the celebration was on a grotty picnic bench in the middle of a hospital car park. :P
Just installed Snow Leopard, this means PORTAL 2 TIMES WOO :D
I’m on 10.5.8.
*bangs head on desk*