Huffing and puffing

I have a hot date later today!

Hmmm sound familiar? Well that’s because my wig-man turned up wig-less yesterday. Mind you it’s not the first time I’ve had a disappointing date.

He’s promised that today at hospital he really will come up with the goods. So I should get to choose my new fabulous wig. He knows that I want to be much more Kate than Princess Di. Plus he’s going to let me try on some WAG wigs.

I could end up with some seriously big hair. Hopefully.

As I prepare for the next evil chemo cocktail I perhaps should warn you that I’m writing under the influence of steroids. I’ve just taken a handful of the tiny drugs. They normally make me feel wired; right now they make me feel weird. In a good way, it’s like my face is drunk and I keep laughing. I think I’m going to need a disco nap before getting ready.

Anyway after I choose my fake hair, I’ll start chemo session number four. Yayyyy once I’m hooked up to the drip I’ll be two thirds of the way through!

And there’s some more great news.

This bad boy doesn’t let any air in

My breathless tests are now all done. I needed this pair of nose clips for the last one.

Yesterday I had to sit in what looked like an old phone booth, wear these and blow into a blue rubber tube. It was quite surreal. The woman putting my lungs through their paces stood on the other side of the glass door telling me when to inhale, exhale and pant. Yes pant.

The results from all the scans, the x-ray and the panting shows that everything is healthy. Both my heart and my lungs are normal.

It’s such a massive relief. I didn’t realise how worried I’d been. I’d feared that my breathing problems could have be caused by a dangerous blood clot, a killer disease or even more cancer. Instead it seems that it’s probably down to the fact that I’m still not recovered from the huge operation and the chemo could be making this worse. Once this is over then I should just get better.

It’s brilliant that I’m not seriously ill with something else and I only have the orginal cancer to deal with. I can now breathe easy.

5 thoughts on “Huffing and puffing

  1. Feeling weird in a good way – if only all of chemo could be like this! Congrats on getting almost two thirds through. And even more, I’m so glad to hear your lung problem is due to recovery rather than a new issue. Get through the chemo, take it easy, and then let the body recover. That’s the way forward.

    Enjoy the wig date!

    Catherine
    http://www.facingcancer.ca

    • Really good news!
      Didn’t want to post again till I knew all was well.
      You’re over halfway through the chemo- your other worries were unfounded, so you are almost on the home straight now.
      Does your surgeon have any idea how to cure the weather?!

  2. Good news about your breathing. Good lucke with your 4th round of Chemo. I would love to see a picture of you in your new wig, especially if you choose a wag wig!!. Thinking of you x

    Ali Chivers x

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