Friday, February 05, 2021

Lockdown is separating me from being with humans - facetime is good but not the same as human encounter.


Yes - this IS a picture of me from back in the day. I guess I was in my late teens.

Now I am 81 and feeling it only recently.

I am not my chirpy self in recent days. Today we had our usual daily walk and felt to was hard work with every bone and joint aching.

I has been about one year since I was diagnosed with cancer in the prostate. It won't go away I was advised. My treatment has been to hold back the cancer so it does not spread. Next week I will have another of my three monthly injections of hormones. The idea is to reduce my testosterone which the cancer feeds off.

In the first 6 months I was always saying 'I don't feel ill'. Now I feel somewhat like the list of possible side effects they gave me a year ago. Fatigue. Sleeplessness. Hot Flushes.Strength and muscle loss. Bone thinning etc..

It was world cancer day yesterday so I thought I need to be open and honest about how I am.

So I need soul food