Friday, 20 July 2012

Marking Tme

For the purpose of reassuring those who are still interested in this old bird, I am happy to report that I am still walking around, upright and with increasing strength.  I had thought, hoped, that I had seen the worst of what treatment could throw at me and that I would be able to draw a line under the whole sorry business and could go back to writing stuff that was all about fun and normality-but 'twas not to be-Radiotherapy was and continues to tire me out I have an itchy rash over most of my head and sleep comes only through the auspices of Zopiclone.


I personally am  bored rigid with the whole wretched business so heaven only knows why any of you stay with me.


Doesn't help matters when each day is grey wet and or windy.


  

26 comments:

  1. And that is great news Moannie :)
    Just sorry that you are not relaxing in balmy warm summer days gathering your strength!
    :)

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  2. I'm always interested in your posts and glad to hear from you, look forward to more from you.

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  3. Moanie, so good to see you around blogland! Getting stronger and stronger, I gather. Though life brings us surprises of the worst kind, we can only button our coats and carry on.

    Hope the weather improves.

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  4. Always hear to listen. Hope things get better soon.

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  5. Because we love you and admire you!
    Hope things improve.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  6. Better weather....and times ....will come soon........looking forward to seeing you when summer ever arrives..take care x

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  7. We stay with you because we love you and care about you....and if that darned ocean and this huge continent didn't lay in between us, I would be right there to help you and encourage you. I would sit with you through your treatments the way I sat with my dad. We do care. We don't have to hear happy stories or hear about normal life...we have normal lives....we want to hear about your extraordinary life, whether in sickness or in health...sounds like a marriage....but being bloggers, we are like family. You continue to inspire us through your bad times as well as your good. I am so glad your strength is increasing, but sad you have a rash and are having trouble sleeping. As always, you continue to be in my prayers. Hugs.

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  8. You are an inspiration and it is always a wonderful treat to see your blog posts appear on my blog roll. Glad to hear you are getting stronger and sorry about the itching. The weather is at least looking good today -- long may it continue...

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  9. we stay because we care. sorry you are still so worn out and now itchy and sleepless on top of it. hoping for itch free, refreshing rest for you.

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  10. I'm so happy to hear you are gaining strength but sorry to hear you are uncomfy. This too shall pass.

    And just try getting rid of us.. not gonna happen. Hugs to you Moannie.

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  11. Why stay with you =

    Firstly to know how you are (and that you are still walking and talking!)

    Secondly because even when you whinge you do it so delightfully.

    And thirdly because only by commenting can we be sure we are still walking and talking.

    Take care,
    John

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  12. Just back from a blog break myself but I've been thinking of you and glad you are OK but so sorry about all the discomfort and how it affects your life. My dear wife, Maggie and Harry are all affected and it is dreadful how lives are affected by this evil disease. Take care and please let us know how you are getting on - Hugs ~ Eddie

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  13. Glad to hear your doin ok, Moannie. Where didja think we'd go? Sorry bout all the rough stuff that comes along with getting better. I pray and hope for better days.
    Rick

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  14. I'm so sorry that you are still going through it and yes, it doesn't help that the weather is so glum. I'm also back to the hospital regime, jabs in the tummy and feeling like a wet blanket....well, its how we manage to cope with it all that counts I suppose but it is difficult trying to keep cheerful through it all.

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  15. It's always good to hear from you Moannie! I know from my own experience that there's nothing like a good sense of humour to keep you going through the sheer awfulness of cancer treatment.
    That and an occasional double vodka...and a good cry!

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  16. That sucks but eventually, and I am sure it wont be all that much longer, you'll be healing and this will all be behind you .. xo

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  17. Darling, you may be bored with it all, but we love you. Therefore, we all wish to be with you offering encouragement and prayers and keeping your spirits high. God bless you, Moannie. We all care. And we're all looking so forward to the post when you tell us it IS all behind you!

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  19. I so agree with "Leave It To Davis". This my first time visiting your blog. There is something very warm about you. I supported my mom through chemo. She was more concerned about us as your children than herself. It meant alot to her just to have us nearby. Yes, if the vast ocean waters were not there separating us, I too would be there supporting you.

    You are a beautiful person!:-)

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  20. So happy to hear you are getting better!

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  21. Still here, darlin'. Keep getting better. My prayers are with you, as always.

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  22. MoAnnie, checking back in and glad to see that you are able to write - good news that the therapy is over for you, and hope to see your return to super-form very soon. I've been in my own doldrums, but the least said about that, the better! I am glad to hear your son is doing better too, and JP's knee(s) - The post about the lovely chien was also a rare treat - Hope the sun continues to shine on you this weekend - Much love, Fhi xxx

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  23. You put my efforts to shame. I have no answers except to say you are obviously much loved. Good luck, I still follow even if I don't comment too often.(Just taken up twitter now there's a funny thing! Who said that, was it Max Miller?)

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  24. we stick by each other for moral support of course...though I haven't been much of a walking stick for you lately...my surgery in A pril on my foot has had me capsized but am now allowed to be upright for 2 hours a day twice a day since Friday...so I'm with you...recouperation is healing but dead dull...am loving playing catch up with everyone!!
    warm healing hugs
    Sandi

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