Thursday, 6 August 2020

Doing well

I had the first of my weekly chemo treatments this week and so far so good and this course I've been told is much kinder than the last course which made me feel quite ill.  My oncologist has warned me though that as the course progresses I will become more tired and to rest and pace myself. As hubby and I are continuing to shield at home all I have to post is some photos of the succulents I separated into different pots back in April and they are doing really well.


A nice dark red plant doing well


I cut off a couple of the babies on this one and planted them alongside and they seem to be growing and doing well.


What can I say about this one - I'm not sure what to do with these new growths which are doing extremely well :)

Hubby and I are continuing to shield at home which here in Wales is due to end  on the 16th of this month. Not for us though as we are in the vulnerable category and we're not taking any chances of catching this deadly virus. On our way home from my eye clinic appointment last week we did stop off at the beach cafe takeaway and had coffee and a bite to eat while sat in the car, it was tasty and we had a nice change of scenery. It's a sorry state of affairs when that is the highlight of our week. We're not complaining though, we're doing well.


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  1. Your succulents are looking well, and yes, those flower spikes are odd things, aren’t they?

    Your highlight of the week was more exciting than mine - I don’t think I have been anywhere but the garden and grocery store!

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    1. Very strange but fascinating plants for sure. As long as we stay safe Jayne that's all that matters, just carry on pottering about the house and garden. We don't even go grocery shopping so your week was probably more exciting than ours. I don't rate hospital visits as exciting :)

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  2. Just catching up after getting home from work. I hope these new weekly chemo sessions are much better for you and you don't feel as ill as before. I like the succulent in the bottom photo, it looks quite pretty in a weird sort of way :)

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    1. It's early days with the weekly chemo treatments but it was good to hear that they're kinder than the last lot. Isn't that a strange plant, I'm not sure what to do with it now but I do like it :)

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  3. Glad this lot is kinder & making life a little easier. Your babies are doing well! We are back in an even more stricter lockdown & can't venture more than 5kms for essential groceries, so I'm back to mainly on-line ordering & Dh just going to get milk etc. when needed. We can still walk locally, but can't leave our yard without a mask, which I find difficult as I hyperventilate, especially up hills. And where do we live but in a "very" hilly area. Cold, dreary & windy today, so may not venture out. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. I heard about your strict lockdown on the news here. I feel sorry for you having to wear a mask outside of your home when you find them a challenge. We have to wear them inside our hospital and I feel sorry for the nurses who have to wear them for all of their shifts. My treatment takes just over four hours and I was glad when I was able to pull my mask down to eat my lunch. Take care and stay safe x

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  4. I'm glad you're feeling a little better. Chemo is such a punishing treatment but any suffering is worth it to get rid of this terrible disease, you have to keep that in mind at all times, and you're doing so well. It's so hard for anyone going through it all at the moment with coronavirus around too, a double whammy as I know it's so worrying when your immune system is so low. It's a good job you've got your garden for a little change of scenery. There's some funny looking plants, isn't there? The new growths on that bottom plant look like they're reaching for the sky.

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    1. I know you understand how hard the chemo is and I admit I was having doubts that I'd be able to carry on with it for so long. As you say though I need to bear in mind that it'll get rid of the cancer cells and make me better. It certainly is a double whammy going through it as things are right now and although we only have a small garden it's nice to go outside when the sun is shining. That plant is very strange and I didn't expect it to grow like that :)

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  5. It's reassuring to read that this round of chemo should be more gentle on you, just be sure to get plenty of rest.
    Your succulents look great. I've never grown any before but I'm very tempted to buy some. X

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    1. I definitely will listen to my body and rest as much as I need to. I like the plants but had no clue what they were when I bought them but good to see them doing so well.

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