Learning to Be Patient


Am happily back at home now and I had my last dose of antibiotics today. Hopefully that will hold off another line infection for the last big month of chemo, then it can finally be taken out! The microbiologist wasn’t worried about it affecting me after as she believes the problem is just in the line. Once it’s taken out it will be one less thing to worry about anyhow.

I still have no word on when the chemo will be under way. My platelets were only 45 on my latest FBC (full blood count) when they need to be up to 75 in order to go ahead. I’ve gone through a whole spectrum of emotions about this: from patient to annoyed, calm to angry. Honestly I have now given up thinking about it as much as possible. I have to accept that getting the full treatment is my priority and the chemo will happen when it happens. Plus I learnt early on that not much runs smoothly or swiftly in hospital! I’m taking it as a test of my patience, which is something I really need to work on! Even though it is unfortunate that it cuts into summer more now there is nothing I can do about it. That’s the way the cookie crumbles!

Now, do I have any Zumba fans out there?
(If you don’t know what this is, it’s like crazy dancing for fitness and it is great fun!)
If you like Zumba and would be up for raising money for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust there is a charity zumbathon on Sunday 1st June from 10am to 12 noon. The venue is Oving Jublee Hall, High Street, Oving, PO20 2DQ and tickets cost £12.50 on the door.
The Snowdrop nurses have been a huge help in my journey. Whether it is taking bloods, just chatting or providing vouchers for petrol (the constant drives to Southampton were eating up an insane amount!) the nurses have been professional, supportive and above all caring and kind. The charity deserves every penny that will be raised through the Zumbathon, so get your kit on and join in if you can! They have asked if people could wear the colours of the charity, green and white, but have said it’s not a problem if you’d rather not. I’m really hoping I’ll be able to go but it will be dependent on blood results and chemo.

That’s all from me!


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