Before I celebrate all that my day has held we need as ever to return to last night. So post for the day goes up celebrating all the hard work and effort that has been put into this by so many of you, thank you. I loved seeing photos of my BHS Kingston family and smile as I know the fun they would have had with the false bums. Sadly I’m tired too and fatigue kicks in, it’s just after 6 pm and I agree with Steve to have a quick 1/2 an hour kip! OMG this chair will just have to go as I wake to Steve getting our tea and it’s 9.30 pm! Where did the evening go? So nobody had eaten as they didn’t want to wake me up, bless them. So tea done but I’m now in terrible pain again. I slept through taking my 7 pm morphine and now my back is so bad. I had forgotten how bad the pain is underneath all these drugs that are keeping me going. So I take the ones I’ve missed plus extra pain killers and wait for the pain to ease.
I’ve missed the evening, curfew time which we all look forward to now. I need a shower and I also need to sort out my nails too ahead of the fund raising day. They have to be red as this will match the Beating Bowel Cancer colours, us girls have to co-ordinate hey. The sleeve protector for my PICC line came today so I was able to shower without dressing my arm up like a chicken drumstick in cling film which is great and I can now look forward to wearing it next week as the conference hotel has a pool and as we are going up the night before I want to swim again and feel the weightlessness that may help my back pain. If this works then Steve says that we should go swimming more often if it helps.
So I challenged you to come with a suitable name for the chair and my angel Rita came up with the perfect one, so the new chair is called ‘Dream Machine’ this is perfect as I can dream away in it at any time due to it being so comfy for me, it’s reclining system makes it a machine and both Tia and Molly also enjoy a ride on it and the name ‘Dream Machine’ implies motorbikes and that’s a pleasure that Steve and I enjoyed for years. Thank you all for the other suggestions as they were all good however I have to go with Rita’s ‘Dream Machine’.
So showered and nails ready for tomorrow I’m still in pain and still tired, Steve stays up with me until 1 am and then goes to bed. I consider sleeping in the dream machine but I think I should try bed. Steve was still awake and he tries to cuddle me without hurting me until I drift off. He knows how excited I am about our fund raising day and whether I have taken on too much but I want to be there for as long as I can, try to educate people and raise some money too, I have to beat both Emma and Teresa’s total don’t I?
I wake at 4 am as normal and the usual routine applies, feed animals, 1/2 a biscuit and a fag. I can’t take pain killers for 2 hours so I sit and watch the clock tick by, waiting for 7 am when I take morphine again.
Now Molly never normally wakes or comes to see me in the mornings, lazy dog but I think she likes the dream machine too and as she hears the sound of the chair moving she comes running into the kitchen and jumps up to join me. We have a morning cuddle together and Tia looks jealous. What is it with cats and furniture? Tia thinks that all chairs and carpets are her personal scratching posts and I’m concerned that she will ruin my dream machine. She had ruined so much of our house and furniture with her claws already. I remember listening to a comedian once who made me laugh so much. He said that we take in cats, promise them love, we feed them twice a day, spoil them with titbits and treats, we pamper them with beds and toys, we expect nothing in return from them and what do they do? They slowly ruin your house just a little bit each day, no gratitude from them apart from the occasional love on your lap, why do we all do it hey, it’s beyond me.
So the beginning of this post was written before we headed into town to do our bit for Beating Bowel Cancer and of course to beat my BHS Kingston team lol. BFF turned up at 11 am and we headed into town. Mary and Leanne plus local friends of ours had already been at it for hours. It was lovely to be out of the house and I was looking forward to it so much. BFF was in charge of pushing me and we started straight away not knowing what stories and people we would discover.
Now after 6 hours of fund raising and crying all day I have returned home and I’m in so much pain, I’ve had to take oral morphine plus my normal drugs just to cope. I have so much to share with you all about my day but it will have to wait until tomorrow as I’m sure you will understand that I need to rest.
I then find out that the lovely Rita has been fund raising for me too today and her team has raised £173.00, OMG I’m so thankful to you all in the Chichester BHS store. I can’t thank you all enough.
The grand total and photos from today have yet to come in but we raised over £500 🙂 smashing Emma’s total, sorry mate lol.
Don’t forget to support the lovely Peter Andre tonight in Strictly Come Dancing, what a hunk he is and we are supporting him as he retweeted the Cancer Free video, bless him.
Prayer list for tomorrow Rita is for Karen, Frankie, for Guy’s son recovering from his surgery, my loved ones, friends and family and for all the people I met today who have lost people to cancer or who are suffering from it now.
Full details and more tomorrow I promise xx