What’s New Pussycat?

The days are getting colder, the daylight is beginning to not-so-much, creep, but it is definitely running away from us.  It was pitch black at 7.30pm yesterday.  Autumn’s definitely arriving.   You leave the house at 7.30am.  You can see the webs that the spiders have made overnight.  You can see your breath when you breathe and the air con in the car is switched onto “Sauna” settings.

And then: it warms up like you are back on holiday in the Bahamas.   It gets to 10am, you are stripping off those layers.  “Good God whose idea was it to wear a jumper and a hoodie?  And why on earth did I think tights were a good idea?”

Well played Autumn, you have us all wanting to carry around summer clothes and we just don’t know whether to wear the mittens Great Aunt Elsie gave us last year for Christmas!

One minute you think you can spot the Abombinal Snowman and the next minute, you are in the freezer aisle at Tesco’s, with the door open to their ice cream.  Then around 4.30pm, there is a sudden dip in temperature and you are rushing for your hoodie and gloves again. (I am sure that this should count for part of our 30 minute daily exercise routine)

I have had such an amazing last few months.  I count my lucky stars to be this fortunate in life.  I have made new friends and reconnected with old ones.  It has been truly wonderful.   I have learnt a lot about myself recently too, I feel so honoured to write my blogs for you all and Im genuinely still amazed that anyone reads it.

The book is coming along nicely.  Im really happy with how it is coming across and I’m sure there isn’t another book like it out there.  Unique, funny and real.  Thats how I think I would describe it. (with sooooo much swearing because sometimes only a f#ck will do) and according to a well know Indian Guru, Osho, it is the most versatile and beautiful word in the world!

Yesterday I went to a Macmillan “Living with Cancer and Beyond” event.  I can honestly say it was such a wonderful few hours, with some dear friends.  I also managed to do my HoP speech, in front of around 50 other people.  It went really well and I was honoured to be able to share it with other Cancer Sufferers.  The only thing was my bottom couldn’t stop shaking, it was like it had a mind of its own.  I shall have to work on that.

If you get the chance to go to one of these Macmillan events, please go as its such an informative morning.  There are stalls and stands with lots of information, some about free therapies and we even found some wonderful ladies who gave us some Reiki.

Only 27 days to go til I get to go to Parliament. I shall be in the Jubilee room and giving my speech on “Incurable but Treatable Cancers.”  I feel really honoured to of been asked to do this and Im really hoping that I will do myself proud and not manage a spectacular social pau faux! 😱 Time will tell.

A HUGE thank you to #Tesco who had my lovely dress made for me, so that I shall dazzle the MP’s when doing my speech. I really cannot thank them enough, I shall feel like a princess ❤️

Obviously the super snuggly #Lidl socks will be replaced by my stylish boots 😂😂 (£2.49 and they are sooooo cosy… popcorn socks)

Its nearly time for #Urologyawarenessmonth to end.  It has been my pleasure to try and help spread awareness for all things urology.  We still need to get the message out there that whatever issue you are suffering with, you don’t have to do this alone and there is help out there.  I have spent a lot of my life being embarrassed about my issues.  Please don’t be like me, get some help.

I have a PET scan on Monday, I’m not that worried as I am sure I would  know if the evil cancer was back.  So fingers crossed for yet another clear scan.  Obviously the anxiety is still there as I have to turn up early for a cannula and then there is the waiting for the radioactive stuff to go round my body.  All in all its a 4 hour round trip and then I’m confined indoors for the rest of the day. Oh! not forgetting nothing to eat and no coffee in the morning, still it will be wonderful to hear Dr S say “all clear again”

Anyways…. have a wonderful day whatever you are up too!

Love & hugs always 💜

Anita

#kickingcancersbutt