Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Another Perfect Day

A Perfect Sky for Another Perfect Day

I have spent hours (albeit enjoyable hours!) trying to figure out a) whether or not to put post-nominal letters on my business cards, and b) what order to put them in, only no-one had a clue, and google was not forthcoming. But it's okay now... Rob just saved the day.

(JJ has one and I liked it so much I decided I just had to have some too. I have no idea what I'll use them for but it seems just the sort of thing a young professional writer needs!).

What else?

Busy busy busy week!

I feel as though I've been everywhere, rushing around like a lunatic - much more like my old self!

Had another CT Scan on Tuesday - spying on the gremlin. This time the waiting room was like a re-union! Lots of 'hello's and 'how are you?'s from people I've met in various oncological settings.

The young man who put 3 holes in me last time, tissued my veins and then had to get his superior to do it anyway, was there again. "I'm very sorry," I said, "I don't want to be rude, but can you get your superior to this?" He looked shocked and informed me that he was perfectly capable. "I'm sure you're very capable," I said, "but you couldn't get it last time, and after another 2 lots of chemo, you've got no chance this time - so if you don't mind, I'd really like your superior to do it." He relented and went to get her. It took her about 10 minutes to find a vein and plump it up, but she was straight in with minimal pain (which is what we like!). I also informed them that last time no one measured it, so could they please a) measure it, and b) compare it with previous scans?!

Amazingly the results came back today! There's no change (as expected really). No bigger - YAY! No spread - YAY! Onward and Upward with radiotherapy as scheduled to start on 21st April.

Enough of that stuff anyway...

Don't tell hubby but I went riding yesterday AND today!!! How naughty am I?!

Yesterday I rode Pete. This is Pete.

We did lots of flat work, and I came away feeling I'd learned tons. Plus, I did 45 minutes which I haven't managed since before chemo! Today I had another 45 minute lesson - jumping this time, on Winnie. It was wonderful, and I jumped 2 ft 6 inches.

Other news includes things like:
- buying matching bra and knicker sets for the first time ever. Yes ever! 38, and I've never invested in decent lingerie - oh the shame!
- calling into work and having a brew and a catch up (after my CT Scan!)
- seeing the wonderful palliative doctor and having her tweak my meds (so today, for example, I've only taken 10 ml of oramorph as opposed to the 80ml+ I was taking before I saw her!)
- seeing lots of friends and generally catching up on my, erm, life!

Still going to write that post-chemo reflection, but technically still on chemo until Sunday night, so there's plenty of time!

Keep laughing - a giggle a day keeps the doctor away!


Lane said...

wow that's a big drop in oramorph! Brilliant.
And it hasn't grown!
And riding two days in row?
And clear blue skies too:-) x

L-Plate Author said...

Matching nicks and bra? Hmm, if you're anything like me, you'll be wearing your old comfy white ones again soon! I always do it!

Great to hear that you're 'stable' (there's a joke in there too, isn't there? It could be Pete's house!) x

PS Thanks for the email the other day, sorry forgot to say. I've passed the details on to my friend. I'll let you know if anything happens. xx

hesitant scribe said...

lane - I know - isn't it wonderful! And today - only 10 ml so far!

l-plate - Did I cheat on the knicks if they are comfy?! Although, saying that, the bra comes off once evening comes - but I blame the tumour ;-)

I do hope something good happens for your friend - do keep me posted!

Rob Spence said...

Hi - glad that things are looking up. Postnominals - Hart's Rules agree with us- hurrah!

hesitant scribe said...

Rob - that's such a relief! I couldn't find it in Hart's Rules (I did look, but can't find anything at the moment!)