Thursday, 15 October 2009

Birthdays and bad days

Quite few birthdays occur in our family over Sept/Oct - middle and eldest daughters Mandy and Debbie, granddaughters Naomi (18) and Yvie (9), and this year my cousin Janet's 80th. And it was also my 65th last week .... quite a jolt to find oneself officially an OAP !!!

John made it quite an event by arranging a surprise party for me on the Sunday before, where he put on a magnificent buffet (organised and prepared all by himself) and plenty of liquid refreshment! There were 18 of us altogether, and it was a lovely occasion. Even the weather was kind enough so that we could all sit out on the deck for the first part of the evening.

Unfortunately Feckit has started playing up a bit over the last week or so .... headache, nausea and facial pains have returned with a vengeance. I contacted LK (oncology-radiology consultant) yesterday and she advised going back on Dexamethasone (steroid) for a couple of weeks and to resume taking the Dothiepin (tri-cylic anti-depressant). The latter is useful for neuralgia and she suggests that I will need to remain on it for at least a year. So much for trying to slim down a bit .... both medications can cause weight gain!