Apologies for not writing in a while, time flies, visitors come, and all of a sudden it’s 5 weeks later.
Some of you started worrying, but there is no need to worry, because everything has been going quite smoothly so far.
I will go for my 7th treatment tomorrow. Thursdays are my treatment days and every week somebody else escorts me to the doctors and chemo ward. I have my private shuttle service , I am so priviliged with all of the great friends and families I have got.
My last weeks and treatments went alright, except for me starting to loose my hair. If I am fortunate my hair will only thinnen and I don’t need to shave it of. But it is a real pain, there is hair everywhere: on my pillow, in the bathroom, on my shoulders, on Alwyn….. I loose more hair then our dog Ms. Tipsy is loosing in the house. It is not nice at all, but part of the chemo. I started to wear hats, so I do not “distribute” them everywhere, and I actually quite like it. The hair falls out quite evenly, so luckily no big patches on my scull. But if it gets a lot more I will shave it of and obviously let you know…..
But luckily with the bad part always comes a good part: my lumps in my breast are already getting smaller! I could feel it myself and the docotor too, and we were quite impressed! I have had the treatment for 6 weeks only, and already such a success! I will go for my first scans and exams on the 19th May and a few days later I will have my first proven results. It definetly is a good start, and hopefully it will carry on like that.
I have joined a non-profit organisation called “breastbuddies” and I have my personal buddy Nikki. She has got exactly the same symptoms like me, and has also been on this trial I am on. It is an enormous help to have somebody like her, because nobody can really understand what you are going through, except if you have been through it yourself. Nikki had positive results for 7 months, her liver lesions disappeared completely, however she started getting immune against the medicine, and had to change to a different chemo. I can share everything with her, and I often feel the same way as she has felt.
Nikki, you are an amazing fighter, and I know you are going to kick the “red devil” into hell where it belongs. Thanks for all your support!
Autum has arrived in South Africa and it is a beautiful time. Everything gets brown, yellow, red and golden, the cape looks beautifully. We have had quite a few cold days, but in general it is still over 20 degrees a day. At night it can get quite cold though, but luckily we have a nice fireplace at home. I do get cold quite quickly now, and also my senses are playing games with me: smelling things more intensively, hot water feels cold etc., but I can cope with that and actually think it is quite funny.
Thanks for all your continous support, in what ever kind of way I receive it. It really helps me to keep fighting, stay positive and enjoy the life I am leading.
Many hugs and much love to all of you around the world!