Saturday, 21 June 2008

Coincidence?

I am still alive! Hurrah!

It's been 9 days since I last blogged, and 3 since I last puked. I've done very little except keep going. People have visited me and that's been fantastic, but the thought alone of sitting at the computer made me retch. Literally.

But I'm back. There's a steady improvement, and besides, there's a wedding today, and I've been looking forward to it for months. I'm going to go and see how long I last.

Coincidence?

Last weekend I had this urge to call a friend who I haven't seen in years. It's been about 6 years since I saw L in the flesh, and 3 years since I spoke to her on the phone. I wasn't even sure she'd want me getting in touch after so long...

... but I called her mum anyway, and got her new number. Turns out she's also been thinking of me, and wanted to call but had no number for me. Weird, eh. And then, even more weirdly, it turns out L knows a bit about cancer and in particular, a diet that is supposed to help fight it. She's coming over to see me next week and bringing the book with her. Fab.

I needed to get back on track. I've been a bit down and increasingly irritated at being stuck in all the time, not through lack of wanting to do something/go somewhere, but from a real, physical exhaustion, nausea, and general bodily discomfort. Going out was hellish because my body failed to regulate its temperature and I'd go from cold sweat and goose-bumps to burning up and back again in a ten minute cycle. Horrid.

My head was also getting lost in negative thinking, allowing fear to take over. The translation work came just at the right time, and I managed it even though blogging has been nigh on impossible. It forced my mind to think of other, non-cancerous things. I had a break from thinking it about it at all.

So things are good. I'm healing, and actually going to a wedding - did I mention that I'm going to a wedding??!! (Outside... woo hoo! People in large numbers... Whey hey!)

Here's some pics to sign off with:

First up - my back and the lovely burn from the RT - let's hope it's done a good job on the old tumour too! This was taken last week. Thanks to everyone who came and rubbed cream into it for me!


And then some lovely ones, also taken by the little one - she's really getting into her photography thanks to Amanda!


Sleeping is what he does best...


...but then he wakes up and wants to play...




Cute eh!

14 comments:

Caroline said...

Very cute cattie!

Oh but honey your back looks so sore. Owwwwwwwwwww.

Hugs.
x

Amanda said...

Hi Lisa,

Love the pics, of cat, well done little one!

Not so keen of the one of your back, was that that bad when I saw you last?

Sending you lots of love

P.S. back to feeding Edward at night, although he is losing intrest in the breast now...

Jon M said...

Kitten pics are very professional! especially the sleeping one. Enjoy that wedding and dance if you can!!! Thinking of you!

JJ said...

Hey honey, lovely to hear from you. OMG, your back ... I'm sure you're well on the mend now. Keep giving those therapeutic strokes to that gorgeous little kitten.

maresy said...

oh, you back looks so tender, you poor thing, I hope you mend quickly. Enjoy the wedding think only of dancing, and silly speeches, and having a fabulous time. before you know it you will be riding again, and feeling wonderful, sending you positive vibes and all our love
xoxo Marion

Lane said...

Ow - and there's me whinging about me stiff back.

Kitty pics are fab. Worthy of a calender!

Hope you have fun at the wedding and with L:-)

Debs said...

Hope you had a wonderful time at the wedding. I love weddings too.

Your back looks sore, poor you, hope it's feeling better all the time. Big hugs to you.

Love, love your kitten, so adorable.
Dx

Kym said...

Have missed your posts Lisa. Hope your back is healing now. Enjoy the wedding.

With love, Kym

Captain Black said...

That looks very sore. Hope it heals quickly.

Kitty is a QTΠ

L-Plate Author said...

Oh Lisa that looks awful honey. Hope it is healing well now. You deserve a medal. Keep the faith xxx

Mistlethrush said...

Ouch - I hope that soon heals.

Enjoy the wedding and I hope you manage to get out in the garden without freezing soon.

Hugs

clairesgarden said...

glad your still alive!
there is a lovely horse wound/fly cream called Summer Cream, might do a lovely job on your back, its luminous yellow, waterproof, kills flys and doesn't wash out of anything it gets on. . . .
love the kitty. toooo cuuute!!

SpiralSkies said...

Yowch, that does look terribly sore... hope you're healing and the wedding works wonders. being surrounded by people and love has got to be good for general ending purposes...

hesitant scribe said...

Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments and positive vibes... still such a long way to go I think, but at least the skin on my back has nearly healed!