Summer Break

I’m going to have a break for a couple of weeks, I won’t be blogging. This is for two reasons. Firstly, I’m going away for the weekend, Kendal Calling, at last. I’ve been looking forward to it for months, can’t wait to see James on Sunday night, it’ll be a great way to end the weekend. I was never into James in their heyday, nothing against them, I just hadn’t looked into their music that much. That changed when I first saw Tim Booth live during his solo period. Both he, and the band are vastly under-rated. Each time I’ve seen them I’ve enjoyed them more than the time before, which hopefully bodes good for the weekend. More than anything, I’m looking forward to seeing Deb again, first festival of the year, yeah !

Secondly, and perhaps the main reason – fatigue. After my third cycle of chemo the fatigue has just got worse. Sometimes getting out of bed in the morning is like hitting a brick wall. I’m over the worst of it now, that’s taken 10 days since my last chemo. I’m having a break from chemo which would normally be due Thursday, so I’m going to make the most of my free week (assuming I continue to feel better day by day). I’m learning that being able to do something simple like go to the supermarket, or do a bit of gardening is a trade off. I have to both prepare in advance for anything I want to do and be prepared to be totally exhausted after any excursion.  Being unable to stay awake during the day means more disruption to ‘normal’ sleeping patterns, you might have seen me tweeting at strange hours. The Macmillan nurse came today and we spoke about it at length. It’s not unusual, but I seem to be unlucky that it has hit me so hard. Anyway, to be honest, the blog is the last thing on my mind, my head is too fuzzy most of the time to be able to string a few words together. I always write on impulse, I don’t plan what I’m going to say, but at the moment there’s nothing coming other than this, so I know that I’m doing the right thing.

So I’ll see you in a couple of weeks. I’ll fill you in on Kendal Calling and hopefully will be back to something more like normal.

Enjoy the sunshine J

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