I feel really well. Just like the old days. There is an element of disbelief that I even have stage 4 cancer, but then I didn’t know I was going through stages 1, 2 and 3 either.
I feel lucky which is odd to say and Penny and I laughed about it when we met for coffee at the Flower Pot where we had lush carrot and courgette cake with soy butter topping. And we laughed about how I qualify for a Motability car. So I get my lapis blue mini cooper seven on 13 March.
I went to a workshop organised by Berkshire Cancer Rehabilitation and we discussed stress management, sleeping problems and fatigue – none of which I suffer from and perhaps in hindsight I didn’t need to be there. But hearing from the others (none of which had a terminal diagnosis) they have all sorts of issues – so I look at them and think how lucky I am that I can get out of bed and get on with life. My diary has multiple entries each day – not all cake eating by the way but there’s all the therapies and sporty activities I do..
Anyway, back to the workshop, when we stopped for lunch that day we went over to the church where the village deli and coffee shop are based. There I had a slice of chocolate cake with some old fashioned silver balls on top!
I met Ruth this week – we meet every year to celebrate our birthdays which both fall in December. Our waitress at Darwin’s, Fenchurch Street was really bemused by this ”you mean one time in a year”. We were very restrained and didn’t eat cake. I was still thinking about the huge portion of pavlova I had at Marion’s the night before. .
Jeremy and I waited 1.5 hours for Mr Cecil, the surgeon, who was delayed on a train and after 30 minutes of absorbing all his options (which I have added to the 2017 page), we went to the hospital’s Blue Café for something to eat. They had set up for lunch so Jeremy had a colourful salad and I had a tasty cabbage soup (I’d have never made that choice once upon a time) followed by a celebratory slice of sticky toffee cake….The next day we did the first of the Wessex White Horse Walks. I was ready for a sit down but we still had about 2 miles to go! I’ve created a Walks page for the 9 Horse Walks under Wellbeing and Exercise.
I’ve also created a page a new Favourites page for my favourite Classic FM Music.