Sunday, 21 June 2020

Father's Day


It was nice for my hubby to be made a fuss of today. He really liked one of his surprise gifts from our daughter, some solar powered paw print lights which he has placed in the mole garden. I can't wait to see them lit up at night, they will look awesome. I bought him a jigsaw made from an old photograph of him with our Annie and he really likes that too although he can't see the day when he'll actually be able make the jigsaw as the pain of losing her is still so raw. I'm glad hubby has had a special day as I have been feeling a bit down and that must affect him too.



It's three weeks since my first chemotherapy and my hair is now coming out if I so much as rearrange a sticky-out piece. I first noticed my navy blue t-shirt was covered in stray hairs and realised what was happening. I'm due the second cycle of chemotherapy this week all being well with my blood test results. I made inquiries at the hospital about the wig service which is offered to chemotherapy patients but due to the covid situation they are unsure when that will be restarting.

Good news for non-essential retailers though as they will be able to reopen from tomorrow with social distancing in place but unfortunately not so for hairdressers, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Good news for visitors and holidaymakers as tourist attractions will soon be reopening and bookings for self-contained accommodation should be able to start again next month. Obviously in my situation it would be a threat to my health if I caught the coronavirus so none of the seemingly good news is any good for myself and my family.

Anyway, I want you to know I am not feeling sorry for myself. I'm rather glad I cut my hair short when I did as I would have been really depressed not having had a haircut during lockdown. I chat to my daughter on Facetime and she likes my current hairstyle and told me that when my hair starts to grow back when I'm well again to keep it short as it really suits me. In the meantime I now have four chemo hats all ordered online that I'll be able to wear and soon hairdressers and the wig service will be available again all being well.



12 comments:

  1. The paw prints are such an amazing gift and they will look lovely all aglow in an evening. Lucky hubby.
    It sounds as though many of the restriction are beginning to be relaxed now, although I don't have any intention of rushing out shopping for non-essentials any time soon. I do hope they will also come up with a way forward for schools, even if to give us an idea as to what we could expect in September.
    Don't feel bad about having down days. You're doing great. X

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    1. We still have the five mile travel restriction in place here in Wales and seem to lag behind England's easing of the lockdown rules but I don't see that as a bad thing. I feel for you with the uncertainty of what schooling will be like in the months ahead, it's been a tough time for parents during lockdown. We have managed fine doing online shopping and I certainly won't miss visiting any shops and I expect that will be the same for many people.

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  2. I hope your hubby enjoyed his special day - I like the paw print lights, and what a great place to put them :)

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    1. He did enjoy his day and the lights were a complete surprise from our daughter for him, she has a knack for choosing just the right gift. He really loves his personalised jigsaw too, it's something really special.

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  3. From Ann via Bloglovin'

    How lovely to have a jigsaw with Annie in it. Although, I can understand your hubby not feeling ready to tackle it...it takes time to get over. I had wondered when your next treatment would be. Will be thinking about you as always.

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    1. I have to thank Eunice for sending me the link to an offer for a personalised jigsaw for Father's Day, I certainly couldn't pass up on that. It was an ideal gift for hubby which he will treasure even if he never tackles the jigsaw it doesn't matter.
      I'm currently on a three week cycle of chemotherapy and after that it'll be weekly chemo treatments followed by radiotherapy. I'm in it for the long haul but I will beat this thing! Thank you for having me in your thoughts Ann xx

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  4. Lovely that he had a nice Father's Day.

    Good for both of you, because for you to be a bit "down" is natural. But it does effect both people, too. But I know, you are not feeling sorry for yourself.

    And Hooray that you did cut your own hair!!!!!! You were in charge of that. And you have your turbans to wear, if you feel like so doing.

    Gentle hugs.....

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    1. I have to shield at home as I am now classed as clinically extremely vulnerable to this virus and of course that affects hubby too. He deserved to have a nice day with surprises. I can wear my new head wear and not worry about what my head looks like underneath and I can concentrate on getting well again. Thanks for the gentle hugs x

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  5. It sounds like you are pushing forward one day at a time. Some days that in itself is a triumph! 💖 Praying for you to have good, peaceful days too. Much love!

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    1. Thank you Susan, all we can do in these strange times is take one day at a time.

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  6. Glad your hubby had a nice Father's Day & sorry to hear about the hair, though would a wig feel more restrictive than one of those fancy/pretty chemo hats? Hope they arrive soon for you. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. Since writing this post my hair is a right old mess now and the hospital did give me a voucher towards a wig. I've chosen two online and the wig lady will bring them to my home to try on. I'll have a choice then hat or wig. Take care Susan.

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