I had an appointment with my oncologist last week, to get the results of my CT scan - it was clear. I can't tell you how relieved I am. My mammogram in November was clear, but it's all the other bits of my body - all the bits you can't see or feel and that you really can't live without - that I've been worried about. So to know that right now there is no evidence of disease anywhere...gladness. By no means is it a guarantee that the cancer won't come back - it still might - but I am encouraged that after nearly a year and a half there is no sign of it.
For the first time in I don't know how long, I felt a little of my carefree spirit creeping back. There are times when I wonder if I'll ever feel like the 'old me' again, but more and more lately I've been finding little bits of her and, pieced together with the 'new me', I think she'll be even better.
On Saturday we visited my boyfriend's mum and stepdad for afternoon tea. His mum bakes for a living, so I always know the food when we visit will be incredible. And she didn't disappoint. We ate gently spiced carrot, cauliflower and onion bhajis, with mango chutney and sweet chilli dipping sauce, followed by two types of cake - a light orange sponge and a date and walnut cake. All accompanied by plenty of tea, of course! It was so delicious that I forgot to take any pictures.
Two little long-tailed tits have made our garden their home, yay! However, because it's nest building/breeding time, they are very territorial and keep attacking their reflections in the windows. Silly birdies! We're trying a few things to hopefully stop them - I'd hate for them to hurt themselves.
On Sunday we were up fairly early and went into town for breakfast at our favourite cafe. They do the absolute BEST vegetarian breakfast I've ever had. After a little stroll around the shops to pick up some bits and bobs, we headed to the city farm again, in hope of catching a glimpse of the piglets we missed last week. They certainly made up for it this time! Squeee!
When we got home we took the picnic blanket and some cushions outside and just sat in the sun and read for a while, with Soldier joining us. Perfect!
|Signs of spring|
|Sweaty gym goth selfie|
|Length check! Straightened my hair -|
felt weird! Love my chemo curls!
|New pencil sharpener - best ever!|
|Breakfast feast before...|
|Easy like Sunday morning|
|PIGGIES! Two of the many piglets|
|Begging for treats|
How was your weekend? I hope it was just as wonderful - tell me about the best bits in the comments below!
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