Friday, April 19, 2013

The seasons are changing.

G'day. I can truthfully say I love the winter. I am not a summer girl by any stretch of the imagination. Today, where I live, in my beautiful part of Australia, the day has been cool. Sun has been out, but there was no warmth in it. Wind was chilly and I was delighted. Our seasons are changing and about jolly time too, as far as I am concerned. We have had one extremely hot and very long summer and it's time for it to take a hike.

Our garden is coming along nicely. The photo shows a small portion of the backyard. The old "gate" is actually an old single bedhead. Hubby rescued it from being thrown down the tip on the farm where he works. He has attached it to the arch and it looks fabulous. Clever and thoughtful man this hubby of mine. He knows something good when he sees it.

Once again I would like to thank those who have left lovely messages on my blog about my breast cancer. I have now started my chemotherapy and the first dose is over and done with. It hasn't been a walk in the park. I have had a few very bad days, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we will get there. I went out for lunch today with some very good friends and that has been just what I needed. The next two weeks should be ok for me, before the next cycle starts.

My son's partner is back in hospital. All was looking so good, the operation to remove the brain tumour went very well. No real side affects and no complications and that was a relief. But, this morning there was extremely bad weeping from the wound and after a visit to the ER this morning, it's back into surgery as I write this. There is a hole that shouldn't be there and 4 of the staples holding the wound together were doing nothing whatsoever. Clearly something was not right. My son will ring me when he knows more. Hopefully it will be something they can rectify quickly. But it does look like a stay in hospital for a few days will be on the cards.

Take care.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hello again.

G'day. It's been some time since my last post and I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has sent me wonderful messages of encouragement. I do appreciate it.

I did spend a week in hospital recently, due to more fluid build up in the breast and having a serious infection, not to mention a very high temperature. This fluid then needed a drain inserted to get rid of it, but not one drain mind you. I had two drains put in over the course of the week. It's fair to say that I am rather tired of the hospital by now.

The port that was suppose to be in, was cancelled. Can't put a port in where there is any chance of it getting infected and also they won't do it with a high temperature. Bottom line is that now, on Friday the 12th of April, I get the port put in that morning and then in the afternoon, the first dose of chemo starts. A double whammy so to speak. Oh well, my theory is, lets get it started, get on with it and get it over with. In other words, "Suck it up Princess"

I have now had my waist length hair cut very short (on advice from a number of people) and I must add that I will be rather annoyed (putting it nicely) if my hair doesn't fall out, now that I've had it all chopped off. I will try to laugh about that, if it happens (or doesn't!!), but I was quite partial to my hair. A trivial point, I know, but nevertheless, hair is hair.

My son's partner has the brain tumour removed tomorrow. I will be spending a few days down there with him. An  anxious time, a very worrying time, but the neurosurgeon assures us that they do these operations all the time.

The beautiful sunflowers were a gift from one of the nurses at work, she is also a very best friend. These are from her gorgeous cottage garden.

Take care.