Thursday, 20 September 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen...Miss Scarlet Raven!

© Rebecca Teal

It can be very hard to accept charity, even when it's really needed.
But some people give it with such grace and understanding that it doesn't feel

like charity or feels like help when it's needed and inspires me to pass it
forward whenever, to whomever and in whatever way I can.

So, ScarletRaven, thank you for your gift
and thank you to all you guys who helped her reach her target.

One small act of kindness can make a big difference...this was a huge act of kindness.

And here's the crazy, beautiful lady doing what she does best...

...naked in a park with a Breast Cancer Awareness kite

And that awesome ass!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Bibi, bb

© Rebecca Teal

It's official; even the NHS calls me bb.
Yes, that really is MY ward file on the left. Bay 1 Bed 1
Good, huh?

Sunday, 16 September 2012

You, bug, go forth...

© Rebecca Teal

I've not posted for a while as I had no wifi in my hospital bed...
but now I have a dongle!!

I was admitted on Friday when my temperature reached 39.4°C  I'm being given intravenous antibiotics and something to increase my white blood cell count and being monitored every few hours...the buggers even wake me up to do all this!

One of the side effects of chemo is a drop in white blood cells, which increases the risk of infection. It seems that an  insignificant germ to whom I would normally say "Get thee away, little bug, go forth from my door" has been able to emulate a superhero germ and maraud my body unchallenged...the cad!

My temperature is now closer to normal but my white blood cell count is still too low so I won't be allowed home yet.

We're trying to organise wifi at the hospital so I can update and tweet from my sick-bed (I think camming may be frowned upon).

Be patient, people...I'm doing my best to get back on track.

Rebecca x

By the way, what I'd really say to that bug is "You, bug...fuck off and when you get there fuck off some more then keep fucking off!" 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

ScarletRaven and Sheep!

© Rebecca Teal

For the last few days I have felt utterly dreadful
but this little chap has cheered me up

Thank you, Piggy, for my wheat filled sheep...about to be zapped to make him hot...
like me ;o)

And thank you, ScarletRaven, for this
God, woman, I love you!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Some naughtiness for you...

© Rebecca Teal

Hmmm...there's not been much naughtiness on this blog for a while so I'm posting these free videos for you...enoy



Naked in the pub!

All night long...

© Rebecca Teal

The night before my new chemo I took a massive dose of steroids as instructed and was bouncing off the ceiling. At about half past midnight I said we should go to bed as Mr T needed to sleep even if I didn’t. After about half an hour in bed he asked (with a smile) if I was going to stop talking so he could sleep or should we get up again. Can’t help thinking now that I missed an opportunity for some all night naughtiness…

Monday was my first infusion of Herceptin…had to spend six hours at the hospital as it’s nasty stuff and they need to monitor me to make sure I have no adverse reaction, which I didn’t.
Tuesday was an ECG as Herceptin can cause heart damage, even failure, so that will act as a benchmark for regular checks; also had pre-chemo blood test.
Yesterday was my first infusion of Docetaxol, my new chemo drug.

Today is a day of rest and all is good so far.

And just look at what the wonderful ScarletRaven is doing. Scroll down below the photograph and read, (then maybe weep as I did). I don't know how I will ever thank her for this other than passing it forward as that's her philosophy and mine, too.