Life

The Great Escape

Na na na naaa naaaa I’m going on holiday and you’re notttttt ( unless you are in which case pft ) Last minute plans are always the best kind, and we decided very much last minute to go on holiday. We managed to book a Haven caravan for just under £200 for 4 nights ( bargain – near half price ) – wrote up a quick note to Freya’s school to get permission to take her ( they had no issues at all ) and packed. Not only would this be a fantastic little escape from everything that was going…

A wheelie good day out…

Today saw us spend a day out at a wildlife park, which isn’t the point of this blog so won’t go into details here but the point is as we went in we noticed they loan out wheelchairs. Just an of the cuff observation at first but as we finished a lap of the first loop and had lunch we started to realised that at only half way round I was already starting to get tired. I would have been fine to carry on the rest of the way but knackered and bed bound as soon as we got back…

Freya

Cycle 1 Day 8 – Smooth Sailing

It’s come round fast for my second bout of chemo, the first batch went smoothly enough and I haven’t really had to much in the way of bad side effects. The worst one probably feeling nauseous which was quickly sorted with a tablet. Other than that i’ve had a tennis ball size swollen lump appear at the top of my leg, thankfully pain free, slightly squishy to press lol and it disappeared after a few days. I’ve had pins n needles which made for a funny moment when I was desperate for the loo and couldn’t get the top button…

Goodgym

GoodGym and Running – a return to normality

One of the things people who know me just through this blog won’t know about me is that before the cancer I was a keen runner. Briefly, I started running what I call “properly” in January ’17 when I completed my first parkrun. From this I went on to run my first 10k race for Stroke Association, joined Goodgym, completed the Leeds Half Marathon ( then went out the following weekend to beat my time as was gutted missing out on sub 2hr finish! ). With the support of Goodgym I went on to complete more races, the Castle Howard…