vickygoestravelling

my journey to health and well being via exotic destinations

in which I get a welcome visit for Valentine’s Day

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Meditating in the Kenyan pants

Meditating in the Kenyan pants

11 sessions down, 22 to go. Exactly one third through. Now settling into a routine: sometimes a kind friend comes with (thanks to Janie’s rota), or I go by myself. It was a huge relief that the tube strike was called off. The only slightly iffy day was when they serviced the machine and my appointment  ran 45 minutes late which meant I battled peak rush hour on the tube. Waved my stick aggressively and seats were vacated.

Tommy with Pickle

Tommy with Pickle – a handsome pair

As for the leg, it is getting itchy and a bit red: slapping on the aqueous cream morning and night. Yukky gungy mess, but does the trick. By Friday night, after a busy day of various hospital appointments, including having various sun spots frozen off my scalp at the Royal Free and an hour’s Pilates, my leg was very swollen.

Miso soup with shitake mushroom, tofu...the best immunity boosters all in one!

Miso soup with shitake mushroom, tofu…the best immunity boosters all in one!

Still juicing and making soups and immunity-boosting foods. Thanks Nina, founder of http://www.platform505.com, for the gift of Anti-Cancer – A New Way of Life which has lots of useful info for health. I am now taking daily probiotic supplements as well.

Met one of the gym trainers in Tesco: ‘Whats up with your leg?’ ‘Oh I’ve got cancer – had all my leg muscles removed’. Show him my leg. ‘F*** me, I can’t believe it, you look so bloody well’. It must be all the raw veg!

The highlight of the week has been the one-day late Valentine’s gift of a returning husband on a flying visit.  He’s back for 10 days next weekend – the jobs are piling up!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Also this week a trip to the Roundhouse with Tommy, Olivia and various of their friends to see Worst of Scottee. Scottee was a great friend of Louise’s – we first met on her 18th birthday when she was DJ-ing at Sin in her Pure Filth phase, and Scottee was doing cabaret in a red PVC figure-hugging dress and stilettos.

On Louise's 18th birthday

On Louise’s 18th birthday

After the show – a very poignant and brave retrospective on his childhood, told from a photo booth – we sit in the bar and reminisce about the days when he and Lou went clubbing and he would throw her round the dance floor  – ‘she was so tiny and I, of course, am very large’. He often sits on the bench before the show and breathes in her calming influence.

With Scottee at the Roundhouse

With Scottee at the Roundhouse

This week’s competition winner is chief medical advisor, Dr Fi, who is also Pickle’s breeder; and Marion, who brought me back these funky yoga pants from Kenya. Both achieve photo awards!

Dr Fi - with Pickle

Dr Fi – with Pickle

Author: vickyunwin

I am a writer and traveller. Our darling daughter Louise died on 2 March 2011, aged 21 (www.louisecattell.com) and I started writing as therapy. We never know how long we have on this earth, so I live for every day...in November 2013 I was diagnosed and operated on for a malignant soft tissue sarcoma in the calf, followed by 6.5 weeks of radiotherapy, so am embarking on a different kind of journey which you can follow here. I also have another site www.healthylivingwithcancer.co with my blueprint for health and well-being. My husband works in Switzerland so we flit from place to place anywhere else that takes our fancy

3 thoughts on “in which I get a welcome visit for Valentine’s Day

  1. So happy Ross is home, if only for a flying visit – and you look LOVELY in your yoga pants meditating. You don’t seem to be slowing down… you are doing a great deal despite your legicap (not handicap!). Sending so much love and admiration. Bonnie xox

  2. You look so happy with your (late) Valentine present! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend, and that brunch with Dave was good fun.

    Ben has left by train, confident they will run….. he was calm and cheerful- a great tonic

    Xxx

    PS good photo …of Pickle!

  3. And a good photo of the Lady Doctor! Ah, the legicap, good pun, sis.

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