Feeling proud!

This morning I had my three monthly appointment at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital to see my Endocrinologist. Turns out, I had the best hba1c test results I’ve EVER had in my life of a diabetic. Goes to show I am kicking this diseases ass! IN YOUR FACE CANCER!

I also have an appointment with my GP today, it seems like forever since I have seen my GP because I have been so tied up seeing so many cancer related doctors and specialists, that I haven’t needed to see my GP. I haven’t actually seen her since the day she diagnosed me. The converstaions we held on that day were basically me asking questions like ‘well I know nothing about cancer? does this mean I need that ‘chemo’ thing? what even is that?’ also.. ‘does that mean I will loose my HAIR?!’ and then discussing how much of a long journey I have ahead of me and I need to prepare myself etc… Well now I will be telling her all about it and how well I have coped. So I am kind of excited to see her to be honest!

I also still have my radiotherapy appointment yet to come, most of them are in the mornings but this week I have majority of them in the afternoon. I am definitely feeling side effects now as yesterday at the gym after taking FOUR days off) I really struggled lifting my normal weights, I had to stop and just go do some cardio. I was pretty bummed out, I mean, I know I have to take it easy but working out is my new ‘feel good’ and really the only thing I can do to really take my mind off stuff these days. I also have a light reddish pink look to my chest wall. Quite a large area actually, from radiotherapy. The sunburn effects are kicking in and I am only having warm showers as apposed to my usual HOT showers. Even after a mildly warm shower I am coming out looking very pink so I have to be careful not to over do it. I am also using all natural products, even on my hair – yep I am washing my hair everyday to help stimulate growth and that combined with the Rosemary oil every night is really working. Every day my hair looks darker/ a bit longer. Its so crazy… I will take some more photos soon and post them of how its looking.

I had a really great weekend too. I spent a lot of time with my two bestest buddies from high shcool, Louise and Kylie (mum also joined us). As a suprise, Kylie flew over from Melbourne to visit because it was Louise’s baby shower on saturday. We spent pretty much the whole day there and caught up. It felt so great to see them both as usual but something really special bonded us even more than usual. So much has happened since we finished school and I need them both back in my life more. Louise’s mum is a breast cancer survivor from a few years back, and she looked absolutely unreal Big thick hair, she had a happy glow to her and she was looking fit – although she always has been. Better than I have ever seen her! Another lady, Mary, who is the mother of a girl my sister went to school with was also there and had just finished chemo for breast cancer too, actually, it was her second time as she unfortunately relapsed. I was amazed when she said she had a wig on, it was very short but I really thought it was her own hair!? She looked beautiful and was full of good energy. Her hair underneath her wig was longer than mine, about an inch and a half or so. So I found that very exciting to see.

Mum bought me an amazing book which she gave me on saturday. It is called ‘Women’s words of wisdom, power & passion’. It is about 50 influential achievers who share their inspiring insights. Mum said I should read one a day to prepare me for the day I have ahead of me. I think thats a good idea and I am going to start it tomorrow when I get out of bed. It has ladies such as; Miranda Kerr, Olivia Newton-John, Collette Dinnigan, Roma Blair, Terri Irwin… etc

Thanks Mum!

I almost forgot! Adam had all four of his wisdom teeth out on Friday morning! So I was a little bit excited to be the carer for once, rather than the sick girl! I went out to the shops on thursday and bought marshmellows, jelly crystals (obviously to make jelly..), double choc custard, yoghurt, yogo, frosty fruits and ingredients for chicken soup in preparation for his sore gums. I sat in the waiting room whilst he had them ripped out and when I was asked to come through and get him – I couldn’t stop giggling. It was kinda funny to see him coming out of anesthetic and being groggy because its usually me thats like that! I think he enjoyed the fact that I was taking care of him for once and babying him a bit, I guess it was time for pay back for me to return the a few of the favors he had been doing for me 😀

I have been wearing a bracelet my friend Clare gave me a while ago, everyday. Its made of Citrene stones and I have actually had it hanging in my car since she gave it to me to protect me whilst in my car, until one day I said to myself, I should be wearing this EVERYDAY.

Citrine is known as the “success stone” because it promotes success, prosperity, and abundance. It particularly promotes success in business, earning it another nickname, “merchant’s stone”, and is said to bring business if put in the cashbox of a shop or carried. Citrine is a stone of good fortune, although it brings good fortune in sometimes unexpected ways. It is a stone of manifestation, helping manifest abundance in many ways. Along with prosperity and good fortune, citrine imparts generosity, to share the wealth, so to speak.

Citrine dissipates negative energies of all kinds. It also does not absorb any negative energies from its surroundings, and thus never needs energentic clearing. Citrine can be used to clear unwanted energies from the environment. Family issues caused by negative energies can also be resolved and cleared with citrine. Since citrine eliminates negative energies, it helps generate stability in all areas, and is good for general protection.

In the mental area, citrine enhances mental clarity, confidence, and will power. It also increases creativity and promotes honesty. – Perfect, thank you Clare xoxoxoxo

This week is chemo week again so thursday I will be having another dose of Herceptin and thank god, NO SIDE EFFECTS!

Feeling proud!

2 thoughts on “Feeling proud!

  1. I was searching the web and came across your amazing piece..I want to wish you every big hug I can send to you. I wrote the book for amazing women like you to give you strength and belief!! I must admit I cried when I read your day’s writing! I hope this email finds you and would love to hear back from you or your mum as to how yr journey is going! Big hearts Karen Phillips – author Women’s Words of Wisdom Power & Passion x

    1. Oh wow! Hi Karen – thank you so much for your kind words. I am thoroughly enjoying your book by reading about one lady each day which is lifting my spirits. Mum mentioned she met you at a lunch where she purchased the book for me. One day I hope to be able to write a book too with my experience and be like you. Strong and passionate. Rachi xo

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