Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:28
Oh Caro, that sounds so tough, but lovely that your friend flew over. A friend/colleague of mine at work has just had chemo and radiotherapy for breast cancer, and it definitely took more out of her than she was expecting. She hasn't been in to work, and I think she thought she would (none of us thought she would or should!). Hopefully you'll start to feel better in the next day or so, and get a break between the cycles where you feel ok-ish. It sounds very odd that they've told you you can't take painkillers - was it the oncologist who said that? You're not even at the point where you could be neutropenic yet. If it was me I'd take some paracetamol for the headache as a one-off, which will hopefully get rid of the headache but won't mask a fever. You could also take codeine of you've got any, as that won't do anything for a temperature. All fingers crossed you are feeling more normal soon, x
Camlo - hope the black clouds pass soon.
CC - I was hoping you had had some good time with your husband, and that's why we hadn't seen you. So sorry it's not been so positive and you don't feel like you're getting anywhere. It must be extra hard to have those other feelings floating around as well. I would not do well with an OCD cleaning person to stay - unless they wanted to spend all their time cleaning my house!!
JT - following on from our Facebook discussion about sewing...I would definitely recommend the Hero Vest as a good project, and something that seems really practical as a finished article as well. I hadn't used ribbing before but it came together really well and I love the bound pockets and armholes. I have also got some 'made by Rae' patterns as well, and she has some good boy stuff - the shorts E was wearing are a unisex pattern from her. Is titchy threads from craft storming? I can't check at the moment, as the wifi isn't up to that, but if not, that's worth a look too as she has boys. I have been getting a lot of my fabric from plush addict recently as the service is amazingly fast and the selection good - the ribbing, micro fleece and knit fabric for E's vest was from there. I happened to be in John Lewis in town a few weeks ago and they had a load of fabric in their sale which I bought - the raccoon was from there, and a real bargain at ??6.95 a metre!