Cancer - a sense of humour is required. Especially bowel cancer - bums, bottoms etc. You have to laugh, otherwise you would cry - and there is plenty of time for that.
Sunday, 12 June 2011
My Best Friend's Wedding
I have 8 days before my chemo starts for the 2nd time. 8 days before my life changes again. 8 days to enjoy myself.
So what better way then to go to your best friend's wedding? Well, without Rupert Everett and Julia Roberts - but hey, you can't have it all! I was determined to attend my oldest friend's most special day, so refused to start chemo until afterwards. After all, we have been friends for 23 years and the evilness is not going to get in the way of that.
It was a gorgeous day and so lovely to see such love and happiness in two very special people. For a few hours I could eat, drink, dance and have fun - and forget the evilness.
It is ironic that I feel and look great at the moment - even though it is still inside me. In 8 days time that will start to change and I am likely to start feeling like shite and probably looking that way too. I have a 30% chance of losing my hair so will look like a cancer victim too. That pisses me off as I have managed so far to just be Claire; me; normal person. Arse. Still I figure hair loss gives me a chance to experiment with some new looks with the aid of wigs. Got to try and find a silver lining somewhere.
Anyway - this is post 1 of my difficult journey. I shall stop rambling now.