I have to take an even bigger breath to tell you this..
I had my CT scan today, well..just come back from it actually..this meant I missed lunch – because, I think you all know by now, that you can’t eat for 3 hours before hand.
Turkey dinner was on the menu today. UNbelievable.
Haaa, that was naughty wasn’t it 😉 But you know me – rolling with the jokes.
I got post AT HOSPITAL today! Can you believe that? Thank you Rosie/Rosanna – whoever you are (rosiethepig?), I’ve stuck it up on the wall behind my bed with a magnet shaped like a saxophone. You’ll be pleased to know that they have pizza night tonight (unfortunately I don’t like pizza, but we can rejoice for the other patients).
I think there is someone on the ward who is quite close to death (unlike me – right? Yes (some may read that as insensitive but I’m just being positive and working on my plan)) because there is a million people here, all clustered around one room. And by a million I mean 40 people – no joke. Mum says she reckons if she was dying she would want 40 people around her, so I hope whoever it is isn’t too sad..although I don’t know what the chances of that are.
Amy stayed last night – she came all the way up from London to stay with me overnight. She had no clothes so she slept in her underwear and borrowed my spare toothbrush. She’s gone to get some supplies and charge her phone and then she’s coming back to stay again tonight! That’s what you call a true true friend. I’m very lucky.
I’m only on my 3rd canula, so my veins are holding up well. Plus I haven’t had a temperature for 24 hours! Also, the swelling from the fluid they gave me in Gloucester is going down so I don’t look too bad anymore.
Okay, so the medical plan for me is, scan done and tomorrow the team have their multi-disiplinary (spellcheck?) meeting, where they will sit around and discuss me – cheeky blighters. Then, I guess I’ll find out on Friday what the plan is. That’s the first time I’ve thought that I’ll have an interesting day on Friday..oh my gosh. Obv I’ll let you know how it goes.
Your comments on the last post have been really great by the way – thank you. I really mean that, some of them did make me cry but only in a good way. I feel so priviledged to have all of you backing me 🙂 Thank you.
Lastly, if you didn’t see Jill’s comment then here is my column (thanks for putting it up by the way Jill!):
Why it is alright to take a nap at 2 pm
When was the last time you did nothing? The Italians have a concept called “La Dolce Far Niente” which translates to ‘the sweetness of doing nothing,’ the idea that instead of being go, go go and having to refresh your e-mails one more time, you just do what you’re inspired to do, sit and look at a view or walk past a cake shop and smell the fresh treats.
Just take a few moments, even hours, of your day to be care free and trust your instincts when they say ‘Yes, it is ok to take a nap at 2 pm.’ I know a lot of you will be reading this and saying “I can’t take a nap at 2pm!
‘I’ll be at work!’ but I say why not ask, on a whim to go home early today?
Your boss may say yes, but if they say no then book a holiday day and use that for going with the wind.
The trouble with seeing your one week, booked holiday break as the allotted time for relaxing is that you forget holidays are actually very stressful, you may not have to remember to feed the cats or take the kids to school but you are still running a holiday.
The nothing I am talking about is where you have no troubles and the time is your time and it cannot be wasted no matter where your urges take you. It is about enjoying where you are right now and being happy that you’re not worrying. Grasp the sweetness every day and just be.
On the other hand, do you remember in my last column I mentioned a Zumbathon?
We planned and we advertised solidly for a month. I got ill but carried on answering e-mails from my bed; Natalie practised her Zumba until she could practise no more without fear of straining something important and I am pleased to tell you it was a huge success and I would like to thank every single person who came, danced, helped, whooped, smiled and donated.
We raised a massive £1400 just in cash and there are other individual fund-raising totals to add to that! I’m so pleased we can help Maggie’s Caring Centre in Cheltenham and allow them to carry on being a fantastic place for cancer patients and their families to appreciate La Dolce Far Niente.
P.S Mags I’m sorry I didn’t wish you a happy anniversary, but I hope you had a great day!