I have had some issues getting access to my blog in recent weeks, so had fallen silent. But a very kind comment from a lovely follower got me blubbing tonight, and made me realise that you, my friends and supporters, are there and do care, and so I owe you an update.
My Mam is just the most amazing person I will ever have the honour to know. She was stopped by a stranger recently, who asked her had she just had her hair done because it was stunning. To which she simply replied "Its a wig, I'm having chemo". Cue tears from both of them, hugs and a conversation which left my Mam feeling very strange, but I think quietly very chuffed - nobody had ever complimented her on her old hair!
We are now 3 treatments in, halfway, and my Mam has had no sickness or ill effects after she lost her hair. She is facing every day with a determination to not let the big C get in the way of it. I took Baby R and Toddler R up for a week while Mr R was at work, and it was such a blessing to spend that time together, and more importantly to see she is coping, its not all put on down the telephone.
So, what comes now. 3 more treatments take us to November. 3 weeks of intensive Radiotherapy, which will be very draining for her I am sure, alongside the start of Herceptin (1 year) and Tamoxifen (5 years). But those longer term treatments aside, we are going to have on hell of a Cancer-free Christmas this year!!
This has been so hard, so very very hard. But we are coming out of the other side now. The light is almost in reach. I thank everyone who has read this, thought of us, sent up a prayer, or wished us positive vibes. And I promise not to keep the silence so long this time xx