So it's been a while. If you're following me on Facebook or Instagram you'll know that the Teap family took a little trip last week to the happiest place on Earth. What you won't know is how close it came to not happening. The last few months have been a hectic mess of hospital admissions, … Continue reading When you wish upon a star…
Some days you just don’t feel like fighting.
So its been a while since I last posted. And that is because I finally escaped from CUH and have spent the last three weeks at home with my family! Steve took a week off for some badly needed rest - I genuinely do not know how the man keeps going. Between taking care of … Continue reading Some days you just don’t feel like fighting.
Look good, feel good.
I'm getting a bit tired of talking about my continuing hospital saga so I think it's time for a change of topic. Lets talk about looking good. While it might seem superficial, for some people one of the hardest things about having cancer is the way it changes how you look. There are so many ways … Continue reading Look good, feel good.
They should just give me my own room here now.
Hello, sorry it's been a while since my last post. But I've been a bit busy - being back in hospital AGAIN. As you might remember, I left CUH on Friday 24th March with the plan being a week at home and then back in for a quick overnighter to finish the bile duct stenting … Continue reading They should just give me my own room here now.
Cancer is a spanner.
Just a warning, this is not going to be a cheerful post. Because I'm not feeling very cheerful today. As you know from my previous posts, I finished my chemo on 24th February and I was looking forward to a few months off from treatment and a break from the hospital visits. But that would … Continue reading Cancer is a spanner.
Not just for girls
My last post was a thank you to all my wonderful cheerleaders who've supported me and looked after me throughout everything. But as wonderful they all are, there are always going to be times where I need to talk to someone who really gets what I'm going through - someone who's been there themselves. Or just … Continue reading Not just for girls
Cancer is a bastard of an illness. It effects not just you but everyone around you. Since I was first diagnosed, I've had to watch my family and friends deal with it in their own ways and for me, the person who likes to look after everyone else and mind them, it's been really hard … Continue reading Cheerleaders
Living life in three week cycles
Chemo. That's a whole barrel of laughs. I started my most recent lot last November and it was a whole other story to the chemo I'd had in 2015. I had two different drugs this time around - Taxol, the one that made my hair fall out, and Carboplatin. So one Friday every three weeks … Continue reading Living life in three week cycles
Hair today, gone tomorrow.
I was warned before I started chemotherapy that I could expect to start losing my hair within four to six weeks of my first session. Well, I've never been one to stick to schedules so it shouldn't have been too much of a shock when I ran my fingers through my hair a mere ten days … Continue reading Hair today, gone tomorrow.
The Great Hair Exodus – Wig Shopping
Before I started chemotherapy I was told that I was going to lose my hair. In some ways this hit me harder than the news that the cancer had returned. I think it was because I knew that with my hair gone, I was going to look like a sick person. When I had my … Continue reading The Great Hair Exodus – Wig Shopping