Posted by: purpleandrew | August 5, 2010

The numbness continues……

Well, he i am again, it is now 1 week since the second session of chemotherapy.

This has been a trying week, with Leslie’s sleep becoming more and more erratic.  Her legs and hands are more numb that they were before and sometimes i find myself having to guide Leslie around the house because she can’t feel or sense her legs well enough to judge things or stand with any confidence. She stumbles into door frames at the moment.

This is particularly problematical becasue i am doing a lot of the same, so we are  a right pair of bumpy things. I am sure there are 2 Mister Men who would sum us up right now………

The steroids Lelsie is given during the chemo last for 3 or 4 days, then they wear off. We have been doing a roaring trade in bacon sarnies and/or eggy bread at the moment. I have become a dab hand at both. Sleep is still a big problem for Leslie and she often spends much of the night watching the crappy stuff on the TV and then returns to bed around 5 or 6 in the morning.

It doesnt help that my sleep is also very erratic for its own reasons and my night sweats have become more frequent, this creates more problems.

So, even though we have these challenges, we remain focussed on getting Leslie well and i do all i can, as crap as that is some times because i just don’t know what else to do, other than be there.

It feels so inadequate, and in truth, it probably is, very inadequate.

That’s about it for now, i am knackered after an early start to go and see a lawyer about other stuff in Glasgow first thing this morning. It all adds to the challenges facing us.

Take care

More soon

Andrew….. the purple one



  1. As rap as it is how it is…and when you get into the is-mess of it learn how to get out…if you got can get out.. both of you (preferably without bumping into the doorframe ;-))

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