Monday, 23 August 2010


The dictionary definition of 'August' being the eighth month. Take away the capital 'a' and you have 'inspiring respect' which is something I'm quite conscious I did three years ago but haven't done this time around. I guess I've inspired quite a bit of fear :( I'm working on changing things around.

At the beginning of the month I had my sixth (or twelfth depending on what you're counting) chemotherapy. It's been one hell of a long nine months; my first chemo being two days before Christmas, my last being one day before my birthday - I sure know how to celebrate.

Now the treatment's over (I still have Herceptin and Zolydronic Acid every three weeks, taken intravenously so requiring a hospital visit) I can get on with the rest of my life. My blogs this year haven't been fun reading I know, that's going to change.

Meanwhile, I'll hand over to the (somewhat unlikely) pen of Agatha Christie:

"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."

Thanks Agatha, I couldn't have put it any better myself :)


  1. I so agree with Agatha, the feeling is mutial for me too, but in a myriad of different ways than yours my dear. Its so amazing how one writer can catch a million peoples experiences and feelings in on short paragraph, yet with those people all experiencing different things!! You have had quit a run of it my dear and I am sooo glad you are looking onward and keep putting one foot infront of the other. Your blogs have been a blessing, honest and true, isnt that what frienship is all about?/ I honour you for your honesty and courage my dear old frined. ( didnr mean the old literally Ha Ha!!)Love and hugs always, Janiexxxxxx

  2. I didnt spell chek, oooh good god!! Its late my eyes are tired anyway you get the idea. Love you lots Janiexxxxx Im off to be its been a long day, drove to Campbell River to lend my car to Samuel to take his test in, he passed, soooo happy for him and have just got back late this evening, so need some beauty sleep ttu sooooomnxxxx

  3. We like having you here too. Your blogs have been totally honest and while at times, hard to read, it's made me realise just how much you've been through and how lucky I am to be fit and well. So, thank you for sharing with us when you could. I look forward to your blogs, no matter your mood. Lots of love. Sx