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.


  1. Dear Liz you sure have been through the mill you poor thing. I wish your son's partner all the best and also you will be in my thoughts as your treatment starts. Take care.
    Hugs xx

  2. Well, Princess, that gorgeous hair will be back. And there will be days without hospitals. Persevere. Please keep going through the storm xx

  3. Don't forget to let your friends and family pamper you a bit. Thanks for letting us know how things are going. I think of you often .

  4. It's so nice to hear from you, Liz! You are the BEST trooper, strong and confident.

  5. How good to see your post. I'll be thinking of you in the coming weeks...and remember, hair grows back!

  6. Things will work out with time and patience. You'll fight this, and will be talking about it in the past in no time. Good to see your post. Best of luck.

  7. G'day, Liz. I've been thinking of you, hope it goes well tomorrow.