"All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story or tell a story about them."
Friday, May 15, 2009
hello Wednesday x
Update from Rosie ...
Hello darlings all,
Long time no update!
At long last I'm back at home.
I had a pretty bad day on Saturday, and a worse one Sunday, hence no contact…I had a bit of a fainty collapse thing on Sunday and they confined me to bed. Yes, me, confined!I ask you. All together now: DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?
‘But I need a wee!’ I wailed.
Pah, was their sterny faced response.And off we went again with them collecting my pee in buckets.And wheeling it away for who knew what nefarious purposes.Honestly, if anyone thinks for one nanosecond that I entertain medical ‘fantasies’ then they do not know me at all. He he he.
I was also supposed to go home on Sunday night – needless to say that was a blowout.I got an allergic reaction to the drug (gosh, anyone would think that chemo is poison!) & didn’t leave till late Monday while they ran more blood tests - & I did my finest impersonation of someone who is really well & is raring to run a half-marathon.
It worked, I escaped, I got home, I lay down.
Here we are on Wednesday. Recovering slowly; taking it very easy, trying to be both patient and gentle with myself (2 things that don't always come easily to me…)
eating good food and as much of it as I can, taking tiny little walks and letting myself notice when I'm tired and then giving myself permission to sit the hell down!
So, I really do thank you for your warm and loving messages, they mean a lot and are sparkling up my days, my dears.Thanks for continuing to understand how tired I am, and how I’m needing to spend a lot of time curled up on an old towel in the airing cupboard, like that sick kitty you once had.
Take good care yourselves - here's healing all round!
We are not medically trained. While we will endeavour to be as accurate as possible with medical information, we cannot accept responsibility for any errors. Medical details given apply only to our daughter, the form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia she has and the treatment she is receiving. Please consult your doctor if you have questions or doubts of any kind
Our daughter, Kezia, came down with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the age of two years in 2006 and was evacuated to the UK for treatment. Mum, Nanda, accompanied her and later Nanda's son Jaime went to the UK. Dad, Angus, stayed in Africa earning to support them and periodically visited them. Kezia finished treatment in 2008 and the family returned to Sao Tome e Principe mid-2009. Kezia is doing fine and hasn't relapsed but won'nt be considered "clear" until 2013. Meanwhile Dad was made redundant - at the best of times he's a consultant, sometimes a teacher and often unemployed. Poor White Trash.
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