isn’t cancer fun?

Pointing and Laughing at Chemo and thus at me VOL 1
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Disclaimer: If you are about to undertake Chemo perhaps have someone vet this blog post before you read it. I think all these will carry the above disclaimer…. Chemo has a bad reputation. Sadly, unlike the girl you went to school with who just happened to develop quicker than everyone else, it’s deserved. I’m finding […]

Year One
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I have been working on my practical chemo guide (for the zillionth time) – it should be hitting little blog by Christmas 2016….. However, this week marks one year on from finding Burt (the not so benign), 11 February 2014 -fact fans. Yes, it did rather over-shadow Valentines Day, not that we’re massive celebrators (of […]

(Re)Growth
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Growing your hair back from scratch is like carrying the cutest, rarest pet with you at all times. That lives on your head. I think of this new growth as fur not hair at all. It has this minky colour, which is more blonde-y, grey-y , brown-y (it’s mink, that is the colour I just […]

Hair Today……
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I could have called this post a million other things but I had to go with a cliche because hair loss and Chemo seems to be the biggest cliche there is. A few days ago, I went out for the night, mainly because I still have hair. I wanted to celebrate this fact and the […]

I, Robot
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We’ve been staying with my Dad (Sainted, Sainted, Chief of All Saints) for a while now. For matters of convenience and loveliness mostly, and the small fact that car journeys make me want to vomit, but mainly for reasons of loveliness.   I’m not sure if it’s because there are more mirrors here, or they […]

Reality Check
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I had a reality check yesterday, a very timely one. I’ve lost count of the number of obvious statements I’ve made on little blog but here comes a corker – I am not doing all of this for fun, my Doctors and the people I love are not just insisting I do this, so I […]

Marathons
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I thought I’d better punctate this short post with calming photos. As I learnt recently in Chemo School  - no sadly I’m not joking (seriously, don’t ask, I am unable to be funny or even half way polite about it yet), visualisation is a handy technique, we were told to imagine a beach, So I’ve […]