Sunday, 11 October 2020

I saw the light


 I've taken this photo as it's started to go dark outside and I wanted to show you how bright the LED lights in the mirror in our en-suite bathroom are. Unfortunately we seem to have had an electrical fault and we are unable to turn off the lights. When the door is shut the light from the en-suite shines through the gaps and underneath the door and illuminates our bedroom. This is not conducive to a good night's sleep.

I have sent an email to the bathroom company asking that they send their electrician to rectify the fault, explaining that although the job was completed in January I have been having all this surgical and medical treatment during lock down and need the lights turned off. Hubby has removed the fuse temporarily but that then means we can't use the extractor fan while having a shower and we're in the dark when using the other facilities. I've just spoken to our daughter and she tells me if they don't rectify the problem then this will make a good news story, I'm sure they won't want the bad publicity.

I must apologise to my lovely blog friends who left a comment on my previous blog post which I later deleted, I did read them and thank you. I started my fifteen radiotherapy treatments last week and by day two I was having a serious wobble that I didn't want to go through with it but then of course my chances of survival would have been reduced. I think half the problem is having all this happen to me during lock down restrictions and no visitors allowed in the hospital. I know I have the love and support of family and friends but it's been a long and lonely journey.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Ding dong

Well, I swerved my last chemo as my hands are so sore. My oncologist came to see me on the ward and told me my skin would break down and I'd be at risk of infection if I went ahead with it. The nurses were brilliant and cheered me on as I rang the bell, three good rings. Don't ask me what it says on the board as I can't remember. The nurses tried videoing the ceremony but were having problems using my point and shoot camera, I think they are only used to using smartphones these days. I actually had a few good rings of the bell while they attempted to take a photo, it's a rubbish photo but that's OK I'm not complaining.

I have a busy week next week as I have to have a dental check up before I have an infusion of some drug or other and I also start my radiotherapy sessions.

Without having chemo I was home early and so I nipped into town as I needed to go the bank. Town was very quiet and being able to park easily I took the opportunity to buy a footstool for hubby, meet Lenny the lion, he joins my Harriet the hippo footstool in our living room.

 I couldn't resist buying this poster from the pound store. It's a bucket list of places to visit but as our area is in lockdown we won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future but I can dream.

Sunday's viewings

Just a  couple of photos from yesterday's walk at the harbour, it was a bright day despite all those clouds. I stood and watched the lif...