"I don’t want no chemo shit!"

Overheard in the results clinic. The girl who said it only looked about 19.

If you are going to have breast cancer, I think my sort of age (mid-40 something) is the optimum time to get it because:
– you are more confident in your body so losing a breast is less important
– menopause-inducing treatment is less of an issue because that’s the way you’re headed anyway
– you are still young enough and strong enough for your body to cope
– chances are you’re in a solid enough relationship by now to take the strain.

JP’s back at work today so I’m fending for myself. Each day brings little triumphs on the recuperation road – yesterday’s were walking round Mill Lake and having sufficient dexterity to put my contact lenses in. Recovery from the op is of course just the end of the beginning. Phase 2 will be determined next week by Miss Bello’s Black Box. Fingers crossed for a low-grade, non-invasive cancer. I don’t want no chemo shit either!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    May 04, 2010 @ 07:11:03

    We'll be keeping everything crossed for you. I think you are doing amazingly well.
    Lucy Dxx ps did you get your exercise bike?


  2. medicalmutiny
    May 04, 2010 @ 09:00:57

    Yes we picked up an exercise bike in an ex-catalogue shop in town. I am using it to put visitors through their paces! x


  3. Beck
    May 04, 2010 @ 20:10:18

    Oooh the lodger here is now relieved she moved out before the exercise bicycle moved in!!! Perhaps you should hook it up to the kettle? Bec xxx


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