I’ve been a bit missing in action on the blog front in January.
I have struggled to find balance.
I have been either too tired or too busy to write any blog updates.
The new chemo (Adriamycin) and pain medication has been affecting me a lot more than the last two chemos, (vinorelbine and xeloda – oh not to forget the top up of herceptin) that I have had over the past two years, have and I have struggled finding a ‘new normal’, a new equilibrium where I can do the things I need and want to do without wearing myself out too much.
What have I been doing?
I spent a day and a half in Christchurch for K’s Funeral, meeting up with CR and CM and spending the night with nieceB and nephew S and his lovely fiance J.
I have carried on with the ‘Cancer Wellfit’ programme. My trainer was away for 3 weeks over Christmas but I kept up with the cardio part of the exercises on a Tuesday and a Thursday, while this made me tired it also I think conversely gave me a little more energy or ability to deal with being busy.
I have helped OD find her wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses
I have had blood tests every Wednesday and Chemo every Thursday.
I have spent a few moments catching up with friends.
I have indulged myself by having High tea at the Langham and Yum cha
I have helped C our French daughter acclimitise and helped her sort out her uni enrollment
I spent time with N (another exchange student) that was in New Zealand for a month. (and bought beads for my bead bracelets to commemorate their visits)
I have been to the beach once or twice
I have had a bone scan which required me to be in Auckland most of last Wednesday.
I have had a nap most afternoons.
and when I haven’t had a nap I have gone to bed early.
That has been my January 2012 up to now.