Saturday, February 4, 2023

Remember the Time…

It’s been 2 months since I finished chemo, and it’s beginning to seem like a distant memory.

It’s strange looking back and remembering that every 2 weeks I had to go for chemo, and that every week I’d have a blood test. And what about the fact that I used to have to give myself an injection every 2 weeks?

It all seems like a different world.

I never felt like I had cancer. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s to do with the fact that I was never ill as I thought I would be after chemo. I expected to have to take to my bed for days on end, but it was only 48 hours after treatment that I would have my really bad day. The achy bones was my worst thing. I felt like an old woman. All of my bones, even my knuckles would ache, it was like no pain I had ever experienced. I would have rather given birth again!

So, now it’s all over, things have started to get back to normal, whatever “normal” is. It’s been so long since life was normal. I say that, but in 2 weeks time I’m having an operation on my thyroid. I’m trying to get out and about a bit more now. I want to do as much stuff with my little boy as possible now, before I think about going back to work.

Hubby and I just had a lovely holiday in Cyprus, just the 2 of us. We left our son with my in-laws for the week. I missed him loads, but it was nice to have a week just to relax and not worry about anything.

I guess the point of this post is for people going through treatment, when it seems the end is so far away, actually, there is an end to it, and there’s lots of good things to look forward to!


This article is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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