It’s been a quiet week. My treatment at Maidstone on Thursday went well with only minor delays. The heavy rain and wind kept me grounded over the weekend as I find it hard to breathe in the wind. The sun shone on Monday and it was warm so we sat for a while down on the prom. The tide was out and Alan was threatening to bring home the seaweed for the garden! While I was sitting there I was thinking how this awful disease is progressing as I cannot walk far at all now without getting out of breath. Watching other couples strolling, jogging, cycling made me feel so sad – this is what we retired here to do! Hate it!
I did get to the optician to sort out these new single lens glasses – can’t get on with them at all. I think I have worn varifocals since they were invented so all this on and off with the damn things is not going to work and I keep getting the chain caught up with my earrings! Life’s hard! Have yet more glasses on order –and so expensive – just under £400 just for the lenses!
On Tuesday morning I went to my local hospice to meet with my Macmillan nurse. It was a difficult (emotional) meeting. My only previous experience of a hospice was when my lovely dad died and this has many bad memories. However things seem to have a changed a lot since then and although people do still go there for end of life care it seems to be more a social center. We talked about lots of things that needed to be talked about. I am going to see them for breathing management and supportive therapies (reflexology, aromatherapy etc). My lovely nurse Jenny could not have been kinder. I came out feeling much more positive and much less anxious. Alan found the meeting useful too.
In between rain storms Alan has been busy in the garden. Spuds and broad beans are sprouting, carrots, dwarf french beans and beetroots have been planted and geraniums that have been in the porch all winter have been planted out and more cuttings taken. Thank you Ray for the veggie funnies.
I have managed some online shopping this week – a few crafty bits for me and new Arsenal outfits for Ethan & Lilah as they have grown out of last season’s outfits. ‘Come on you Reds!’
My trial treatment has been changed to Friday this week as I have a CT scan as well and I didn’t fancy making the journey two days running. Tess x
‘Give your stress wings and let it fly away.’