Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spring and new treatment

Merino cat has been keeping me company and bringing occasional gifts of mice. 

I recently went to see the Shaun the Sheep Movie with Mr Margie. It was so funny. 

I started a new treatment last week. It's a combination of a new monoclonal antibody called Ramucirumab recently approved in USA. It's not available in Ireland as yet, but my oncologist managed to get it as a goodwill gesture directly from the company. I am also getting a chemotherapy often used for stage four metastatic cancer called Paclitaxol.  I have had some minor side effects, fatigue and joint pain, but otherwise getting through it. I will be attending the hospital once each week, and it's a further drive to the hospital as I can't have the new treatment at my local because I am the first person in Ireland to receive it and I have to be monitored by my Oncologist.   

On February 1st after a leisurely brunch at Chez Margie, Mr Margie and some of our friends visited Brigid's Well to celebrate the Goddess on what we in Ireland consider to be the first day of spring.

We also managed to get in a spot of retail therapy at Kildare Village, in my fav Joules shop. I also returned to work part time and am really enjoying flexing my professional brain again. Due to my treatment I am not meeting with groups or the general public. 

I continue to enjoy making raw vegan cakes and made this strawberry "cheesecake" for Valentines Day. 

Last weekend Mr Margie and I joined our friends for a visit to Burtown House near Athy, County Kildare to see the snowdrops.

While I enjoyed the snowdrops and the aconites, I think the hellebores stole the show. 

Big hugs, 
Love Margie ❤️