Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Awake and alert!

Its 6am on a dark Tuesday morning and my body is wide awake courtesy of the pains in my right leg. So I thought I would use the time wisely and catch up with you as I realise that I haven’t shared with you for a while.

So let’s do a quick check in with what’s been happening in my world.

I’m beginning to finds ways to make disability work for me and as a result my left leg is rejoicing because instead of having to battle with the challenges of the manual gear change it has a new home, a new car and it’s automatic (my right leg is not so happy but that is another story) But I am truly excited none the less because, it does so many really cool things, I travel with the car key in my pocket and the doors open automatically, it starts at the touch of a button, the lights come on when it is dark and the windscreen wipers come on when it is wet. The only problem is I still have to drive it and as I have not been that well I haven’t spent a lot of time in it.

But the thought of it alone refreshes part even steroids cannot reach. It really is the simple things in life that make the difference.

So what am I doing while I am up so bright and early, after all I have no job to go to? Well seeing as it is just us, I’ll share with you. I am on a weeing marathon, yes you heard me right, I am currently weeing for England. I had chemotherapy (cyclophosphomide, my favourite drug) yesterday and I have been getting intimately acquainted with my loo, but I guess that is a new way to detox!

I’m trying to take it all in my stride as by consenting to have chemo means that I am ‘allowed’ to go to the Caribbean for two months. Yes you heard me two months well my motto is have crutches will travel!