Energy level: Improved (LOADS)
Attitude: Optimistic and happy
Physical Condition: Getting back to normal
|I was good on the Radiotherapy Machine today - so I got a lolly!|
Hasn't the weather been gorgeous? I even had lunch outdoors today - on my swinging seat protected from the sun with a canopy and my trusty scarf!
Today I remembered that I was meant to go for Radiotherapy at 2pm - so did turn up at the correct time. There is a large waiting area for LA3 and LA4. It seems that LA4 is for the prostate gentlemen - or the Dressing Gown Club as I shall now call them. Everytime I sit down in the waiting room I am confronted by a row of hairy, varicose-veined, white legs sticking out from a row of dressing gowns.It's like Ernie Wise all over again - and I thought I looked funny in my mask!
I have to say that there was a nice selection today - a purple velour one and a blue checked one whose owner had seriously tried to match the socks and sandals to it as well. Very dapper. They are a jolly bunch, as I guess they meet every day - same time, same place.
I know they are prostates as my dad had to undergo the same thing five years back, and he had a whale of a time. He's still in touch with most of the blokes he met and they are all getting on fine. Isn't medical science wonderful?
There aren't many people who sit on my side though.
There was a bit of a delay today, not sure what, but when I went in for my session I was given some kind of detector which they wired up to my mask. perhaps they needed to check it was giving the correct dose or something. Today's musical pleasure was Cat Stephens' Morning Has Broken. Very soothing, as I tried to remember the words. By the time he'd finished warbling about blackbirds I was being unclipped from the mask and was on my way back into the sunshine.
We treated ourselves to an ice lolly and sat outside before going home :-)
Now that my appetite is returning I find myself craving some very strange things. Mainly fresh, fruity things. I was dying for some grapes, and since we had none in I found at the back of the cupboard a big old tin of rhubarb. I'd pretty soon got that open and it was delicious! Then Laura brought me some small, black grapes from the Co-op and they are the nicest grapes I've ever tasted!
Some things I crave but when I get them they taste odd. I really fancied some Fig Rolls but when I bit into one it just didn't taste right. I was feeling energetic as this afternoon I made a cottage pie. I really wanted some onions, and it was delicious when I'd done. In fact things with gravy and mashed potatoes are meant to be good for me right now.
Not really fancying chocolate much though - it's so thick and claggy.... what did I ever see in it????
In fact next-door's brought round a box of Thornton's and a plant as a thank-you present because we'd allowed them to put some scaffolding out front on our pathway. I tried a chocolate - but to tell you the truth the plant looks more appetising :-)