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Platelets Let Me Down


Today’s blood test revealed that my platelets are too low for chemo which is

so annoying!

My results were HB 112 Platelets 51 Neutrophils 0.7. 

They have rescheduled to check my bloods again early next week and all being well my chemo should go ahead Wednesday. I really don’t want there to be a big delay so here’s hoping my platelets recover ASAP!

This evening some of the cyclists for the upcoming “Tour de Solent” I have mentioned met to discuss the plan and here is a couple ofTeenage cancer trust cycle  photos we took for the Just Giving page…


Also I noticed on the way back how wonderfully patchy my hair is getting, see either side of that weird shaped bit of hair left at the front…


And just for some more embarrassment (a nurse once said to me

                                                                                                                                            “with cancer you                                        leave your dignity at the door                and pick it up on the way out”

and man he was spot on!) here is a video Ed, Harley, Josh and I helped to make which gives a tour of the ward at Southampton, I’m sure many are curious to know what it looks like! Apologies in advance for how inarticulate I am and how silly my voice sounds. OH and also how bad I am at dancing.

                                              Yes, I said dancing!

But it’s a cute video and it was really fun to film, as you can see a lot of the shots were taken while we were just messing around so it was a laugh!



Same Old, Same Old


Still waiting for the missed lumbar puncture, am getting a bit tired of all the miscommunication, waiting around and most of all the peripheral blood tests… leave my poor bruised arms alone please!

We are moving on with the chemo, some nasty drugs which make me feel ill but are all for the greater good so you have to grin and bear it. I’m not due any drips until Thursday so I get a couple of days off at the moment which is nice.

Today I was ashamed to admit to Ed that the highlight of yesterday was watching a DVD whilst lying in bed, (actually it was a game of pool and having a visitor but I had forgotten that at the time) so I have tried to do some different things today… i.e. blogging and watching youtube videos. Oh life is filled with excitement!
Have decided to use this down time wisely and acquire new tricks and talents such as learning all of the states of America by heart and being able to recite them. Will update you on how this is going and maybe upload a video when I can chant them fast enough for it to be impressive (this probably sounds ridiculous to you but I think its quite exciting. See, your perspective on everything changes when something like this happens to you!)

That’s all to tell apart from this weeks nails, they are pink butterfly wings and are so pretty!