I hope you are all keeping well, happy and enjoying life.
Ever since I got my cancer diagnosis on 17 September my husband, family and close friends have rallied around and given me masses of support and love. Then when I decided to share the news here, on my Facebook page and in a couple of FB groups I belong to the messages of love, support and positive energy have been almost overwhelming. I am so grateful to everyone who has taken the time to send me messages and I truly have been feeling the love. THANK YOU ❤
Of course I am still in limbo as I don’t know what the results of all the tests will be and I am preparing myself for whatever the news is next week, but in the meantime I am feeling just great. The horrible and disgusting mass in my mouth has (without any treatment) now shrunk and I have very little swelling under my teeth, I feel much more comfortable and I can now eat properly as long as the food is soft and does not require much chewing. For the past two weeks I’ve been living on my superfood smoothies and soup, but today I get to eat a proper meal, yay!
Today has been a lovely day, sunny and warm and after a late start I spent an hour making up today’s batch of ‘slush’ which contains lots of fresh, organic vegetables and fruit, then I took a stroll down the town and looked in a few shops. I even bought myself some comfy clothes that will be ideal for just hanging out at home. I’m guessing there will be quite a lot of just hanging about at home if/when I start the chemo-therapy so why not have comfy clothes to do that in? Then I popped in to see Mum and Dad, just to check they are doing OK. I think Mum was the person hit hardest by my health news, but we are all trying to be positive and optimistic now.
Now I’m back home I’m waiting for T to serve up dinner. It smells very appetizing. Mmmmmm 🙂
I am creating a new journal of warrior women – these are the troops I am rallying around me ready for the battle ahead. Some will be fierce like the one I shared here and others will be more supportive and gentle, buy they are all going to help me get through this in the months ahead. The image above is the second spread from this journal and is to remind me that whatever happens and no matter how hard things get everything is always as it should be.
Thank you again to everyone who has contacted me with lovely messages, it has really helped me get over the initial terror and shock of the cancer diagnosis and to ready myself for what lies ahead.
See you soon
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