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Saturday, 11 December 2021

My last blog post for a few weeks...



 Yes this will be my last blog post for the next few weeks.

I am currently approaching the end of my current chemo cycle and then I will have a break over the Christmas period. Following that I will probably have two more chemo cycles taking me to about March. 

I am praying that after that I am lucky enough to get some kind of remission that will allow me to get some proper riding in on the bike. I have lots of cycling planned but I will need a proper full blown remission in order to allow me to do it. 

I am very aware that the cancers will get me in the end but a remission is what I have spent the last year fighting towards. Without it the past years struggle counts for nothing ....

The top image shows what the view out of the front window of the van has been like for most of the week. It seems as if it has been in permanent rain mode although we have also had hailstones and some snow. 

The next image shows the exterior of our awning which is being turned a filthy green from all the atrocious weather. Come the spring it will need a session with Fenwick's awning cleaner which will clean it up a treat. It also smells nice too.

 After using the Fenwick's it will then need a spray on waterproofing as the awning cleaner takes out the waterproof properties. Obviously I will need a remission to carry out this task. If I don't get it I can see me sitting outside giving cleaning instructions to Anne......

I will be back on the blog again hopefully in about four weeks time. I hope everyone has the best Christmas possible..........


Saturday, 4 December 2021

Even more in the locker...


 We now have even more meds in our top locker. The longer the treatment goes on the more meds I am taking ..... 

On Friday's and Saturdays I am taking 26 tablets. We have recently altered some of the tablets by having dispersion meds to try and reduce the number I have to swallow which was becoming a bit of a problem for me. 

The weather last week was terrible with massive winds and trees being blown down in the lane that runs along outside the site.

 We got so worried that the large tree on the other side of the lane would come down across the rear of our van that we moved from our two single beds at the rear of the van and made up the double bed right of the front of the van in the hope that if the tree did come down it would just miss us right at the front. In the end the tree wasn't blown down but like a good boy scout we needed to be prepared.

 We have had snow to add to the winds as well as loads of hailstones.... The weather has not been good but is typical for life on Dartmoor. 

Health wise my mind continues to have a disconnect from my body. It's like having a permanent brain fog. I am unable to think straight and seem unable to remember how to do a lot of simple tasks. It all seems to be down to an imbalance in my bodies chemistry. Levothyroxine levels not right yet plus calcium levels not sorted... I will be glad when it's all worked out. 

I ended up not having my booster last week as the timing was wrong. It will now be the 21stDec before I can have it which will be a full six months since my last jab.... I continue to be fully isolated as I have been for months.......

My last blog post for a few weeks...

 Yes this will be my last blog post for the next few weeks. I am currently approaching the end of my current chemo cycle and then I will hav...