Thursday, November 14, 2013

Living room make over, chemotherapy cycle 2, and knitting

 
My mum and Lein cleared out and revamped two rooms, the second bedroom and the living room. Mr Margie and Lein purchased new sofas for the living room and assembled them. It looks so nice and it's lovely to sit in and knit. Yesterday I began cycle 2 of my chemotherapy. I was exhausted during the hospital visit and fell asleep during the treatment, I slept in the car on the way home and when I got home and I even slept for 5 hrs last night despite the anti sickness meds that include steroids. I plan a walk this pm. My hair began falling out last week and reached excessive amounts on Tuesday.  My mum, Leiny my daughter, and my nephew Cole all rallied and cut it to just below my ears on Sunday and then shaved it off on Tuesday. I have decided not to get a wig at the moment anyway, maybe I will change my mind later.
I knit six hats and wear them if I feel the cold, but otherwise I love my new " pixie" look, there is some stubble but that is falling out daily.
I have such love, positivity, support and understanding from my family and friends, work colleagues, members of the Travelling community, hospital staff, doctors and pharmacists, fellow bloggers, Instagram followers, Facebook followers and fellow cancer patients. I am feeling so  strong and positive, thanks to all your support. I found someone in Singapore who also has stomach cancer, he is a few months ahead of me in terms of his diagnosis and treatment and is post op, his advice, support and strength, in short his solidarity has become so important me, together we are beating cancer. I am also following a support group in the USA called " No stomach for Cancer" , and November is Stomach Cancer Awareness month. 
Big hugs, 
Margie ❤️

17 comments:

Deborah said...

The room redo looks comfy and serene. It's great to see your beautiful smile! Sending hugs and positive thoughts and prayers to you and yours, Margie.

Fondly,

Deborah X

Paula lalaboo said...

I love the living room it looks so relaxing and comfortable.

What a lovely smile you have. Sending you hugs and strength.

P x

Madeleine Forrest said...

Love your blog, Margaret.
You look so very pretty with your new hairstyle.
Sending you strength and prayers, and lots of hugs xx

Madeleine

Patricia Jaycock said...

VLableSorry to hear this Margaret, heard you were in hospital but that it was an ulcer. With you on the knitting, at the moment trying to transcribe a picture of Ronald Briggs Snowman onto a Christmas jumper for James, I'll send you a picture when its finished. Anyway good luck with the treatment and stay positive. Trish

Andrea Dalton said...

Room is beautiful and so are you xx
Keep smiling and keep strong xx

Pauline Cullen said...

Margie fair play to ya mrs ya still look yer smiley self even with the gruaige gone, yer giving Sinead O' Connor a run for her money there, what a positive and inspiring blog xxxxxxx Pol

Mary p said...

you are beautiful and so is room and love the smile
love mary p


AndrewGMooney said...

saw a link to this at random, wishing you every possible blessing and good fortune. may we all be well, may we all be happy, my we all live to love and be loved.

Bridge Lucey said...

Hi Margie, I never knew you had a blog for your crafts, it's wonderful! You're looking lovely, your 'pixie cut' really suits you. I hope you're feeling ok today. You and your family are in my thoughts every day. You're such a champ and your attitude is inspirational :) xxx

Eliane Zimmermann said...

oh margie, so so very sorry to hear those bad news (along with good news of support). i hardly had time to follow any blogs during the last months so i am really shocked. may the strength be with you! i send you a lot of brazilian sunshine! all the best!

Gabrielle Delaney said...

Room looks fab Margie... Your new hairstyle suits you lol... You my dear are an inspiration to everyone. Hope and pray things go ok for you honey. Love from all in Cork. xxx

Vicki Lane said...

Dear Margie -- I have somehow missed reading your blog for a while and was gobsmacked to hear of your diagnosis -- BUT how good to learn that it is treatable and that the treatment is under way. Your pixie look is amazingly becoming and the hats you are crafting will be nice for cold weather.

I have you in my heart, dear Margie.

Vicki

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Big hugs right back at ya brave lady x

Ps Liking the new look living room :)

Stephanie - My Calico Heart said...

Gorgeous makeover for your room! Margie you are beautiful inside and out x

Vee said...

Your new sofas look great! And they look comfy, too. You, my dear, are a beautiful woman and you can even make peach fuzz look good. So few gals go the wig route anymore. They look perfectly comfortable and at ease in their caps. Have you tried fleece? One friend says that it just feels so comfy.

Brigid Keane said...

Margie My love blessings and positive thoughts are sent to you. Your blog is an inspiration as are you x x x Stay strong x x x

Brigid Keane said...

PS. Love the hair.... really suits you x x x