I’ve got another picture for you:
This is me in my recliner chair. Infact, it’s a picture of me literally 5 minutes ago, about to write this blog. That’s how up to date I can be!
My syringe driver stopped working AGAIN this morning at 8am, but the nurses came out and after a lot of changing the driver, the batteries and everything, we decided there must be something wrong with the tube. Luckily I have these new ports so they could just change the tube without having to re-sight.
Today I’ve mostly slept, and I’ve had dreams about sharks, but I woke up before they ate me so that’s cool. My legs are just so heavy, it’s the equivalent to you having buckets of water attatched to your knees. Because I’m not carrying around fat, I’m carrying around water and water is heavyyy.
I know you’ve all been waiting for me to tell you about radiotherapy but, really, there isn’t that much to say. They scan you in a CT scanner with bits of wire tapped, in my case, on my tummy. Then, once they’ve found the correct position, they tattoo you. Like a proper real tattoo – I’ll have a little dot on my tummy forever – if you look close enough it’s a tiny dolphin.
It’s not really. Then you wait a bit longer, in my case you go to the toilet, and then you get wheeled through to this room and lie on the bed and there’s a big round camera above you. They use lasers to get you in the precise position and then they leave! First off the camera goes underneath the bed and shoots radiotherapy through – the actual radio takes seconds. Then it comes round and shoots from the front. You’re not meant to feel anything but my insides prickled a bit. I was also terrified of throwing up on myself but the hospital had given me plenty of anti-sickness before hand. There you go, it’s a very unexciting procedure really – even I can’t make it funny.
I would like to say a huge huge thank you to everyone who has sent me presents! I don’t want to name anyone in case I miss someone, and that would be rude. But really, thank you for the presents and the cards and the support. It’s been fantastic!
P.S For those of you wondering – Toby got into his first choice uni..well I think he did, his texts have been short today and I’ve been asleep so I’m not sure of the whole story, but that’s what I’ve gathered. Well done to him!