Yesterday turned into a bit of a social whirl, comparatively speaking. I had a fabulous friend come and visit in the late afternoon to catch me up on all the news. It was so good to see her. I feel hideously cut off much of the time. Fundamentally I am a people person. There are times I crave solitude but by and large I need people. Only no one seems to have told my wretched body that. Chemo is playing havoc with my social life. I just have so little energy it is difficult to get out and about, or even to consider galvanising myself into anything resembling action.
However, a few intrepid types have discovered the joy of face timing with me. This has proved brilliant. We set a time; make sure we are sorted with tea, coffee, whatever; then sit and chat as if we were across the table instead of hundreds of miles away. Ok, so there are a few more delays in the conversation. A few more ‘You’ve frozen’ comments. A few more periods of actually taking it in turn to speak. But on the whole, it is fab. And I am loving it. The only downside is my memory, never good, has become shocking. Which means there is every chance I can arrange a call, and then totally forget all about it. If I have done this to you, I apologise. Just wallop me next time we meet. Or harangue me by text.
Anyway, back to my social whirl of yesterday. Having had my lovely in the flesh visitor, I then had a flurry of phone calls (the Captain was out) – all delightful. And then, the cherry on the proverbial, I had a visit from a dahn sarf friend who was passing by for work! He came bearing ginger cake. Delicious sticky ginger cake no less. So obviously I now love him even more than I did. His wife is fine with this. For his wife is Chummy. She of the Up Yours Cancer Lunch 😀 And it is not everyone I am prepared to greet in a Taken My Bra Off for the Night state. Which obviously has far more implications now than it did before I became Lady Lopsided of Tilting Town. You try covering half an ample bosom while juggling coffee cups. Definitely goes on the Things I Never Thought I’d Do list.
Today, I have been paying for all the excitement. I had a fitful night’s sleep. Indigestion seems to be featuring somewhat – not sure if that is a side effect (though I know it can be) or just my usual. The sweaty, tingling head did not help and nor did the bizarre hair related dreams that ensued: being chased by tentacles of hair; giant plaits trying to smother me, you know the sort of thing. So today I have been wading through a fog of sleep deprivation with a side helping of nausea and indigestion. And I am still making far too frequent trips to the toilet. TMI, I know, but I did warn this would not be pretty. A visit from my daughter and her darling family perked me up no end this afternoon. My baby granddaughter tried on some of my chemo caps and looked fabulous in them. Such cuteness should be available on prescription.