Just when you think you have turned a corner with energy, Mr Fatigue punches you back in the face, this time with a full on left hook!
Pi$$ off back to where you came from!!!
I’ve been waiting for him to make an appearance since my trip down to the office last week!… I knew he would make an appearance…..
Fatigue is one of those strange things to explain, it’s so much more than tiredness, it almost feels like you’ve had another round of chemo but without the steroids!!
The problem is once you finish treatment and your hair starts to grow back, people including yourself forget what our bodies have been through and what they are still going through!
To the world we look “normal” but unfortunately we are far from the people we used to be, physically and mentally, even 4 months down the line.
I remember hr telling me it would be months before “normal” service was resumed and they were right!
For days I can feel “fine” then smack wallop, the reminder that my body is still recovering from this bloody poison. When the fatigue happens, it really takes over your body and all you want to do is find a hole and hibernate!
It is frustrating at time, particularly when you have led a busy life and are trying to juggle work with being a mum, wife, sister daughter and friend.
Anyways, on a lighter note I will give you a hair growth update!
They don’t call it chemo “curl” for no good reason! I thought I’d got away with it but then discovered a couple of weeks ago that my hair is growing outwards than bloody downwards!
I know I should be grateful my hair is growing back, in fact it’s growing fast and really thick!
It’s definitely greyer than it was but as my hubby said to me “you could always use a sharpie pen to colour in the grey fleck” ffs I sound like a carpet! …..Gemsy mix. Thick pile, Brown with a grey flecks !!!
He’s only jealous as I have curlier hair than him at the minute!!!
I wonder how long your hair has to be before the ghd’s come out? I even had to buy myself some “serum oil” to tame the curls!
I also had to buy some conditioner! I was so excited, it really is the little things that mean so much to us survivors!
I do wish these hot flushes and night sweats would f$uk off though, It hasn’t helped that I had to miss hedgehogging aka acupuncture last week.
I’ve been having it religiously for a couple of months now but last week I was travelling with work so had to give it a miss………Boy have a suffered for not having it!
So last weekend we went away for a child free evening to a hotel and spa.
Some old lady “tried” to make me feel guilty about leaving our 5 year old with his Nanny and Papa so I thought I would subtly play the old C card when she asked me what treatment I was having.
You should have seen the look on her face when I told her I was having a cancer friendly massage. She actually did apologise and said to take back what she had just said!
To be honest it didn’t bother me, why should I feel guilty about leaving my 5 year old? Date nights are an essential part of any relationship and although I do love the little man more than anything in the world, I know how much Nanny and Papa love having him.
Why are people so judgemental??
Her issue….. not mine and as my fellow boob cancer mate told me, “you need to play that C card once in a while, better than a group on voucher!!”
So in the night I kept waking up with a night sweat, bloody air-con was being about as much use as a chocolate teapot and the windows were on those ba$tard safety catch settings!! Ffs what was I supposed to do?
Then I had cunning plan, surely the mini bar fridge was going to be my saviour and all I would need to do was open the door for a fresh cool breeze…… or maybe not!
The bloody “do not disturb” sign on our door produced more cold air than the mini bar!
I had to resort to taking a cold drink out of the mini bar and rolling it all over my wrists, chest, head…. the things you do to get rid of a hot flush!
Message for Mum,
I am sorry for all those times I took the pi$$ out of you for your hot flushes! I truly am!!