Sunday, 31 July 2016

Maybe my last multi day event - but who knows

I did it !!!!!

I competed in all five days of the Welsh multi event. I was out at least 2 1/2 hours each day and every footstep was a struggle. Made a few navigational errors due  to oxygen debt, I think, but mostly navigated well. Day 4 was horrible and wet all day with mist.  Day 5, i managed to get stuck in the mid up to ,my knees and wait for help.  Too week to pull them out myself now.   Here are some pictures of the

last day

Friday, 8 July 2016

Fast forward 3 years!

An awful lot has happened since I last wrote this blog. The number of grandchildren is now three- Becky had her first grandchild just 9 months after she got married! The beautiful Isabelle is now 21 months. She loves kissing and cuddling, so we are hoping that her sibling, who is due on the first of October (3 days shy of Isabelle's 2nd Birthday), likes receiving cuddles as much as she likes giving them out! First grandson Ralph is due to start school in September and I never thought I'd live to see the day he started nursery, let alone school.

Since my last blog three years ago I have probably had three more rounds of chemotherapy. My hair has fallen out and grown back again twice. My eyebrows and eyelashes have fallen out completely and refuse to come back (god bless the cosmetic industry!). Every toenail has now fallen off, gel extensions are a thing of the past so it's now back to stick-ons which can be found as in the Hansel and Gretel breadcrumbs, leaving a little trail behind me. When asked by someone 'have you just dropped this', I usually curl up my toes and deny all knowledge! My weight has necessitated buying new clothes in new sizes, ranging from size 8 to size 12, and most of you that know me well, know how I just hate shopping for clothes- there's always a silver lining!

Unfortunately I think we have now exhausted all clinical possibilities. Following the results of a MRI head scan which I requested as various parts of my face stopped working, it appears that the Cancer, not content to stay in my bones and liver has decided to spread into my meninges (which covers the brain and spinal cord). There is no affective treatment and it is now a matter of enjoying the last few weeks I have with my lovely family.

I count myself extremely lucky that I have got this far and I have had such fun with all the family, Husband, Children, Grandchildren, sons in law, mother, siblings and friends so now planning my send-off which I insist will be a celebration and not a morbid wake- no black allowed (unless knickers)!