Health update

I thought I should keep you all posted about what’s going on and why I’ve not been blogging this week. As regular readers may recall, my mother has been battling ocular cancer which resulted in her losing her left eye. Unfortunately, the cancer has now spread to her liver and we have been told that it can no longer be successfully treated. The best that her cancer specialist can hope for is that immunotherapy can slow down its spread. My mum is a force of nature, she is determined to stay positive and hopeful, and if there is anyone who can beat the odds it’s her. But of course we are all deeply worried and concerned about her right now. She is starting immunotherapy in a couple of weeks and we can only hope that she tolerates it well and that it is effective against her cancer.

On top of this I am currently experiencing all the symptoms of covid. I have a hacking cough, shivers, fatigue, brain fog, and a temperature and have spent the last few days self-isolating. It was so bad the other day that I was considering going to A&E. I have done a couple of covid tests but they came up negative so it must be some nasty flu bug. My own health issues are trivial compared to what my mum is going through. What most upsets me just now is that I can’t go and see my mum as I cannot risk giving her whatever this is.

I am still feeling very rough but my symptoms are not as severe as they were a couple of days ago so I hope that I’ve turned a corner and am on the mend now.

As soon as I feel better I will be going to see my mum, and then I will get back to blogging. Until then I have no doubt that there is more than enough going on to keep you all busy.


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