I hope all is good with you, I am fine.
By now I should be well on the way to recovering from round 4 of chemo but we had a slight set back. I was due for round 4 on 2 January, but on 1 January I started to feel unwell. This has nothing to do with any late night or consumption of alcohol on 31 December as I went to bed early and I haven’t drunk alcohol for years. I had a bad night on 1/2 January and woke up on 2nd with a high temperature. I still got ready to go to the hospital and by the time I left my temperature was down to normal. When I got to the chemo suite I told them I’d been unwell and was asked lots of questions, then there were a couple of telephone conversations with the doctor and it was decided to postpone the chemo for 10 days and to put me on antibiotics in case I was ‘brewing’ an infection.
Since then I’ve been feeling OK but still very tired all the time. Sometimes the lack of energy gets me down as I achieve very little in a whole day. Yesterday the sum total of my activities resulted in a trip to the vets to get Bill Kat sorted out and I managed to do a pile of ironing – that’s it, that’s all I did and it wore me out!
I had a blood test on Friday and as long as my blood count is OK I’ll be having chemo again tomorrow. Wish me luck! I’m still only half way through the treatment and it’s getting quite hard now. Hopefully the injections I’ll get to boost my blood count will help with the tiredness this time.
So Billy Kat got in the wars again yesterday. T got up at about 05:30am to let the cats out and then came back to bed. I got up at about 8am and by then both cats were home again, I didn’t take much notice of them apart from putting out some food for them. T got up at about 10am and then got cross with me because he noticed that Billy had a bloody eye and I hadn’t noticed it as clearly I should have done!
We phoned the vets and they agreed to see him almost immediately so we packed him up in the carrying box and drove down the road to the vets. Both of our cats HATE being in the car. They don’t mind being in the box and they don’t mind seeing the vet but the short trip there is tortuous to them. Billy whined and howled all the way. The vet checked out his eye, and he has a big scratch just above his eye and another just below, but fortunately no scratch on the eyeball itself. He was given a shot of antibiotic and we have some drops to put in twice a day for the next few days. Today he is looking a bit better although his eye is swollen and he’s not very happy that he’s been ‘grounded’ until it heals up.
We don’t know how the injury happened, he could have been fighting with his brother (as they don’t like each other much), another cat that had strayed onto ‘Bill’s’ territory or he could have caught a bird or rat that put up a fight. That’s what happened the last time he got injured, he caught a large rat but it bit him and did a fair bit of damage before he managed to kill it. For a while after that he was more timid and home loving, but clearly he’d forgotten all about that when he went out to patrol his territory yesterday.
The page above is the front page of my Warrior Women Journal which is finished now (yay!) and there’s just the back cover left to share.
Stay well and happy friends
AJ 🙂 xxx
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