Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Suppliant Women

It will soon be four years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Four incredible years when I have learned so much about myself, my abilities, and about the people I love. At 65 I, in a way, feel more alive than I have done all my life. That isn't to say I don't get tired, fatigued and knackered. What I do do is stuff I like. I take my pictures for myself and others. I do stuff with the OLGBT community, I cycle and I go to the theatre, The Suppliant Women being today's play at the Royal Exchange.
After I was done with radiotherapy I want on to Tamoxifen and was on this until November last year.
The Tamoxifen hadn't caused me any problems so I didn't think twice when the Nightingale Centre suggested going onto Letrozole. All was fine until I started having severe foot pain. Pain that woke me up and made walking difficult. So difficult that I tripped in St Anne's Street in the centre of Manchester and felt a lot older than 65 when someone rushed to help me up. I am therefore on a break from these tablets and await a consultation with the team at Wythenshawe.
If there is one thing that is important post surgery and radiotherapy it's do the exercises. Oh and make sure you enjoy life.
As today is the day after the sad events outside Parliament my thought today is, things change in a fraction of a second so be kind and love as much as you can.

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