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)!