I've managed to lose a stone (still 3.5 to go though), I've had my hair done and my nails. I've not had my nails done in over a decade. I wanted to feel a bit better for restarting work. I've aged so much this year and I never make any effort with how I look: scruffy black clothes, hair in a bobble, old trainers, naff coat. I don't think how you look should influence how others see you, but of course it does. I want to return to work looking like I mean business, even though I'm going to be in knots inside.
Daughter is due to go and see a liver specialist at the end of next week. We will hopefully get to the bottom of whatever is the other condition that she has. Her counts remain low, but she's been put back on chemo so I don't know how she'll get on over the next few weeks. I think her counts could drop lower still. This will make her tired and possibly result in transfusion, let alone make her vulnerable to infection.
Please keep your fingers crossed for us as we attempt to try and regain a bit of normality in out lives.