Tuesday 3 July 2012

Not long now!

A week today and I’ll (hopefully) have had my operation.

It’s been a long time coming and, much as I’m desperate for it to actually happen, I’ve realised that I’m starting to get quite apprehensive.

Weirdly, I’ve also lost a bit of hair. I thought all that had finished but woke up two days ago to find quite a lot of ‘chemo’ hair on my pillow.

You can always tell when it’s chemo-related hair loss because the ends of the strand (i.e. from the follicles) look black and burnt. My finger nails have been quite damaged too but, like the hair, they seem to be recovering and will grow back in due course.

Because ... as of today, chemo is officially FINISHED! *Whoop!* So it was good to be able to mark the occasion, as well as my birthday, on Saturday.

My twin sister came down from Hereford to join the celebrations, as did many of our friends and relatives from across London and much further afield. It was a really great night.

Special thanks, as always, must go to Mr. P. I felt thoroughly spoilt all day: presents, cooked breakfast, nice restaurant lunch, champagne in the garden ...  And then, of course, there were all the fabulous gifts, flowers and baking from my friends! I really was very touched.

So thank you, everyone. You made me, and my sister, feel very special. x

Wonderful friends and wonderful cakes* ... provided by Neil, Diana and Angela (Starlight Cake Design).
*Not forgetting Craig's delicious muffins. Not pictured. ;-)

Me and my lovely Mr P.

1 comment:

  1. Amanda Hepburn11 July 2012 at 19:07

    Hey Cookie - I was interested to read how you describe 'chemo hair'. I know exactly what you describe. I've had alopecia pretty much continuously since I was 14 and that's how the alopecia hairs look like, too! When it starts to grow back it's baby fine and white - almost fluffy! Then it can grow like the clappers. :-)

    Wishing you all the best, SweetPea - I hope you feel better by the day. Thinking of you xx