At blogging, I mean.
It isn’t as though I’ve been vastly busy really, though I’ve a new client who may be in the way of putting a bunch of work my way which is welcome busyness…
And then there’s the business of looking for a new abode which is sneaking up. I’ve not found an alternate, the smurf house was a total dive… the ‘kitchen at the end of the bed’ kind of unsuitable… not really me… so it means I may need to find more money to move to a one bed. But I’m sure the right place will… well, manifest eventually…
I have rediscovered novels, at least since I handed in my last assignment. Hurrah… so I’ve been buried in those, even at the expense of TV which is rather marvellous. I loved this one. Tannenbaum’s grasp of language and meticulous attention to character make for gripping stories. I have to say I’ve been enjoying turning the box off until there’s something on I particularly want to watch and filling the gaps with reading… I started this one last night and it’s proving compelling as well, and Australian which is always good!
Anyway, I was rather delightfully reminded this week that I haven’t posted a Mupdate, which is very remiss as we’ve had very good news.
You’ll remember Mum had a bilateral (both sides) mastectomy. Blech. It was largely a choice she made so as to avoid having to live with the fear that in spite of close care and early detection protocols and radiotherapy that in who knows how many months or years she’d be back in the hospital having to go through it all again. So, attached as she had been to her girls for 60yrs minus pre-pubescence, she had the chop.
Well, you may wonder what good news could come of it… But it transpired at her follow up cancer clinic appointment there was much rejoicing amongst the staff. Apparently, there were more cancerous nodes that had been undetected by the mammo or the ultrasound and that would have remained, perhaps unharmed after radiotherapy (had she taken the less radical course of treatment) and because she made the bold move, and because all tests indicate that there is no lymph involvement, she has been given the all clear.
There’ll be ongoing meds for 5 years or so to deal with any microscopic tissue, it’s a hormone fed cancer so the meds gradually reduce whatever that hormone is. But other than that.
I’m a bit grateful. I wasn’t ready to walk the terrifying road.
Not just yet.
I know you won’t get to read this Mum, being a technophobe and all… But for the record.
You’re a champion.