Flu jab
Posted January 7th, 2009 by Jane

I should have had it in October but what with my operation, and the taxol and the weariness I never got round to it. Prompted by the flurry of colds and flu which everyone I know seemed to have succumbed to over Xmas I took myself off to my local Sainsburys yesterday. My GP’s surgery has [...]


Posted January 13th, 2009 by Jane

I have written about ‘chemotherapy fatigue’ before. Nothing changes but its therapeutic to write again.
I am tired. I am tired all the time. I am also because I’m tired: grumpy and irritable..all the time. I didn’t get up on Saturday. I rose on Sunday…briefly…I got up at lunch time yesterday and wept. Today, I ’should’ be feeling [...]


My body
Posted January 16th, 2009 by Jane

Perhaps because I was having a not tired day yesterday (and hoping for one today too) I found myself late last night posing naked in front of a large mirror…a kind of Gok Wan (rather than Trinny and Susannah) appraisal. Its not that I avoid the mirror or shower with a bra or sleeping in a hat as I know some [...]


not tired
Posted January 16th, 2009 by Jane

Of course it is not strictly true that I am tired all the time. Today, the day of the chemotherapy infusion as it happens, I am not tired. Now were I someone who liked those little sayings about being a glass half full kind of person I would be rejoicing about the sweetness of life.
As it is, [...]