So I am never sure how often is too often when it comes to updates, however I will just wing it and see how it goes. I have been spending the last week trying to convince the doctors that there is nothing wrong with me and actually I can almost convince myself. Today I get my second dose of chemo and therefore I am back on the heavy steroids, oh the joy. Last night I tried to organise a breakout to the pub and had almost all the nurses on side but did not quite convince them (I could only go if I took them all and they were working!).
While my ‘Stories From My Hospital Bed™’ hopefully are proof that on the whole having cancer is not always the negative thing people imagine, there are moments when even I go OH BUGGER. Today was such a day, as they are talking about a transplant in a few months.
TRANSPLANT is the boogeyman.
It is the word that has kind of hovered in the background since my original diagnoses and it is not something I ever wanted to face. Transplant is going to be the fight of my life and may make everything else seem like a walk in the park. Sadly Fiona was tested years ago and shown not to be human (you all knew that anyway ;o) ok shown not to be a match so they will have to go search out the general bone marrow registry and find me a match – talk about Cinderella syndrome. So here is my request for you, and it is just something for you to mull over, have you ever thought of giving blood or becoming a bone marrow donor? If you have done it congratulations it could be you that saves my life (sucks to be you I know) and if you have not thought about it, could you consider it because while you may never be asked to donate, you and you alone may make the difference between life and death for someone like me or the person in the bed opposite me and that, that is……………………..well there are just no words.