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…

medical trial

The Chemo Day

It finally came around, around a full month has passed since first diagnosed and I made it in for cycle one day one of my medical trial. Nervous? No, surprisingly not. It’s not like I was going in for major surgery or anything, very little could actually go wrong and in the event of any bad reaction I would be surrounded by specialist nurses to get me sorted out. Kari was nervous though, enough for the both of us! Advised to take an overnight bag ( just in case ) and a picnic for lunch we rolled up just before…

Life

The awkward one…

It was bound to happen… I setup a blog with the intention of sharing everything that I was going through. Fully intent on doing that also, and then something happens I don’t particularly want to share. I’m going to, that’s the point of the blog to share what I’m going through mainly so it may help other people going through the same – embarrassing as it may be. Telling my wife about this one was tough enough, though for reasons you’ll find out later was completely unavoidable, so to come out with this one publicly definitely isn’t easy. I’m almost…