Milestones and Melons

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Wednesday brought a 9 hour long day at St Richards. I went in for a blood transfusion but ended up staying for chemo and platelets too. Each blood bag takes a painfully slow 3 hours to go through so by the end of the day I was going crazy from boredom and restlessness! After all that my levels didn’t even improve much, despite a big bag of platelets they went up by a grand total of…. 1. Really helpful!

The good news is that I only have three doses of this treatment block left! After that I will be waiting for my counts to improve so that I can have my line taken out and start my maintenance phase which lasts just over a year. I have spent 9 months counting down to this milestone and now that it is approaching I can’t quite believe it.

Now for an update in the nail art department, here are the watermelon nails I painted myself this week (I think I went a little heavy on the black ‘seeds’ though)…

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… and as for my latest TV addiction, that would be Hart of Dixie; a show about a New Yorker called Zoe Hart trying to make it as a big-shot surgeon, who ends up living an unexpected life as a GP in a small town in Alabama. Cue red neck accents, founders day parades and endless love triangles… all very charming and American so right up my alley!

I am loving all the sunshine we are getting at the moment, but let me tell you the heat is a real nightmare for wearing a wig! If I walk anywhere with it on I soon begin to feel as if I am wearing a woolly hat, which is anything but pleasant in the hottest parts of the day! I do appreciate that it is a once in a lifetime opportunity (or I hope so anyway!) to see what I look like bald as many people will never have that experience (lucky them), but I’m getting pretty impatient for my hair to start growing back again. I’m hoping for curls.

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  1. We still read your every blog and just empathise with you. Your last sentence about hair really made me laugh as I kept on asking for curly black hair but just got the same old sparse grey hair! I’m sure yours will be great, curly or not! Keep trusting in God as you enter the maintenance phase – we were encouraged at home group reading about perseverance through our trials in James 1. We can see through this how God is maturing you and has a great plan yet to be revealed for you. God bless Colin & Jenni xx

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