I am getting to the end of cycle 3 this week, and I am still going strong. Autumn has arrived and with it comes a lot of rain and wind. But so far it hasn’t been too bad and we do get a lot of nice days in between. However I get cold very easily so I walk around with my big winter jacket, always got my hat on ( got a selection of 5 by now) and wear socks when I go to bed! My immune system gets weaker, and I have had a few infections, but all not too bad and I try to treat them with all kinds of herbal teas, vitamins, minerals, etc. as I do not want to put more chemicals in my body. I have asked the doctors to reduce my cortison dosis, because I picked up more than 8kg ever since I have started, and I feel bloated. I have lost 2 kg’s so far- Wohooo!
Other than that, I keep myself busy, with various things, since it is difficult to keep my feet still: going with Ms. Tipsy for walks/runs, I started sewing, helping out at a friend’s attorney’s office, getting Alwyn’s house in shape, visiting friends and family etc. I am currently thinking how Alwyn and me could set up our own business i.e. a German- South African exporting-importing company, but it is quite difficult, since a lot of expats are already doing so, and it is hard to find a gap where there is a lot of demand. Any suggestions are welcome.
So as you can see, my life is carrying on quite normal . We were planning to come over for christmas this year, but I will still be busy with treatment and therefore need to postpone it all to 2012. But then I hope we can celebrate a full recovery!
Bye for now from our new chemotherapy ward! (We used to be in the basement, with hardly any windows. Now we moved to a different place and the patients have got a floor to ceiling window and we can look over the stunning Stellenbosch mountains.)