Early 2020

(To read my cancer story from the beginning start here – April / May 2018 – You Have Cancer)

I’d made it through another Christmas πŸ™‚

I was nearly 13 stone again the week after Christmas but within the 1st couple of weeks of 2020 was back down to under 12 1/2 not far of what I consider my perfect weight

I had a visit to my oncologist in Mid January and everything was fine.

My legs were still wobbly and my balance was still off, but no one seemed concerned that it was related to my cancer or cancer treatment, my lymphoedema was about the same, not painful or anything but just always there and a bit annoying. I found that wearing my compression garment at night would as good as clear my neck, but not the bit between my chin and bottom lip

Early February and I started getting more and more concerned about the coronavirus, someone I knew on a business forum I moderate on lives and works in China and was giving us daily updates on what was happening and what was on the way to the UK.

I wasn’t that concerned about the cancer as my treatment had finished over 12 months ago but was more concerned about the lymphoedema as I knew that could have an effect on your immunity system.

I started stocktaking a bit quite early as I knew what was on the way

Early March I had an appointment with my consultant and also saw my speech & language and Nutritionists teams who both signed me off
Fortunately my next appointment was made for July as 2 weeks later we were in Lockdown.

Fortunately I had accounts at Tesco and Sainsbury’s for home delivery, not so fortunately, getting a delivery slot turned out being impossible for the 1st 2 weeks until Luckily I received an email from both saying I was on their vulnerable list. and could start having a weekly shop.

I had also contacted a local dairy and was having milk delivered on Monday and Friday and bread delivered on Friday.

The lockdown was fine, I work from home anyway and we very rarely go out, in effect everyone was sharing our world for a while πŸ™‚

More coming soon…

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