Yep – I’m back. Well I hope I am. I’m going to try and be back anyway.
New Year was spent at my brother’s and then we came home and chilled out once we got back
A rare day at home with no rugby training, visits to other people or commitments which meant we had to go out. So we chilled at home all day – and luxuriated in our laziness. It also gave me a chance to read through the online “Flash and Continous light” course I am doing.
All rugby was rained off which was just bliss as it gave us anoher day of relaxing at home – and a chance to get things done which we had been too lazy to contemplate yesterday! Things like getting the decorations down and loading Lara’s new tablet with games.
Last day of the holidays today – and it should have been the first day of my radiotherapy (I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year hence my absence from this blog). Unfortunately my body had changed shape since my measuring scan in December (due to my body “settling” since my mastectomy – not due to too many mince pies!!) so radiotherapy could not begin and I need to come back for another scan tomorrow instead.
The children went back to school and I got a lift from a volunteer service to go for radiotherapy (as I currently can’t walk the distance from the hospital car park to the radiotherapy unit I need to rely on volunteers to drop me off and take me home). I currently have no idea when radiotherapy will begin which is frustrating – both for me – and for the volunteer service!
A day’s reprieve where I thought I would be hospital bound but instead could catch up with friends – to Brownwyns for coffee and then home for a quick lunch before Penny came over. I am so lucky to have such lovely friends around me -I also got a wonderful hamper from Lucy today.
(Todays photo is some speedlite practice for my course. These are from when Matt went to the rugby World Cup final at Twickenham)
With the New Year has come a determination to shed the pounds that last years treatment, lounging around recovering and general policy of “my tastebuds are so odd – if I want to eat something and it tastes ok – I’ll eat it”.
But now I am trying to get back on track with healthy eating, less carbs and trying to ensure thatI get the children eating healthier too. Sometimes that fell by the wayside last year too when just getting “something” for their dinner was a huge effort, getting “something healthy” was often beyond me.
Gx went off to Tirabad in Wales today on his school residential trip. I think he was a little nervous as he has only just started at secondary shooland so it is a little different to his trip last year with his primary school where he knew everyone really well. He has somenew friends and some old friends on the trip with him though so I am sure he will have a good time and forge some new friendships.