Chemo Update . . . And Banking the Compliments
September 13, 2012 § 4 Comments
Well I have to be honest and say that I am feeling remarkably well post my second dose of chemo earlier in the week. I might well have lost my hair (picture still coming) but the anti-nausea drugs have really worked. Not sure if it is just luck but I haven’t suffered from any sicky feelings at all. I hope this signals clear sailing for the course of treatment – but i can’t imagine I could be that lucky after hearing the horror stories of others. While not paid work, I have been able to do a lot of committee work for the various panels/committees/boards I am on which has also helped to give me both a focus and helps to keep my ‘hand in’.
It was my birthday yesterday and I have to say I was humbled by the attention and well wishes of all my friends, family and extended family. What touched me most was not just the birthday greetings but the wonderful, humbling compliments made by people and the support offered. While at one level I felt quite embarrassed on another I was reminded about how important it is to ‘receive’ and accept this sort of positive acknowledgement – indeed how important it is to ‘bank’ it for those times when you are struggling to find anything positive about yourself. So in the bank it has all gone – and I feel the better for it. I have no doubt i will be wanting to make a withdrawal sometime in the near future !!!!