Monday, 31 January 2011

A guest blog by Mr P

Ok, this blog has (along with the iPad) been temporary hijacked by no other than Mr P - yes I am a real person complete with an unknown blogging style, as this is my first attempt. I'm hoping readers will find this interesting and amusing. But if you have come here to read about more obsessions with Filofaxes and lists, you might be disappointed.

So readers, you might have a few questions, I like to refer to them as FAQ's:

Why have you hijacked the iPad?
To be fair it's not been hijacked, simply the lovely L has lent it to me for my short duration of stay in hospital. I thought hijacking sounded more entertaining. Hopefully by next week I should have an iPad to call my own, yet again thanks to the lovely L and the company she works for.

You are in hospital?
Yes, I am currently under going my first lot of chemo as have been recently diagnosed with cancer.

You have cancer?
Yes I have cancer. I'm sort of getting used to saying it now. Its very strange as everyone knows someone who is effected by this in your life, but you never really imagine it going to happen directly to you. The important thing to focus on is that it has been detected and treatment is being carried out to rectify. The strange pains I have been having in my back for the last few months should hopefully start to go, and I should be able to sleep on my sides again... something I took for granted and miss very much. There are lots of things we take for granted, so I have been making a list of things you should appreciate everyday:

Your heath
Might sound a bit strange from someone who has just been diagnosed with cancer, but there is nothing better than feeling well and normal. There are so many people in the world who are a lot worse off than me, and my thoughts are with them.

Loved ones, friends and family
Need I say more? The people who are there for you when you need them (or even when you don't).

Being able to eat what you want, when you want. I realised this one after my recent loss of appetite.

Doing what you enjoy
For me it's spending time with the gf, entertaining people playing bass in a band, playing on the PS3, skiing, fun holidays, festivals or just watching a movie curled up on the couch.

Fully working limbs and appendages
Currently I have a needle in my left hand, this seems to make simple everyday things like opening a bottle of squash or eating difficult.

I think that's enough rambling for now, and as they are turning the lights off on the ward, I better put the iPad down. If you like I might blog again. TTFN - Mr P x

EDIT - This blog was written 3 weeks ago, I have only just got around to posting it. I have been out of hospital for a couple of weeks, and doing well if not slightly tired. The strange pains I had in my side have indeed gone, and I'm managing to sleep on my sides again. I'm due to go back into hospital again this week for chemo round 2 of 3. I might well blog again to let you know how I get on.

Now normal service of Filofaxes, lists bags and shoes will be resumed....

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  1. Hello Mr P it is nice to meet you (I have heard loads about you and you seem to make Loulou very happy! )
    I am sorry to hear you have cancer but I admire your positive spirit and I shall keep my fingers crossed that the chemo will do its job and that you will be ok.
    I have to admit I am one of the Filofax lovers (please forgive me as I shall only encourage Loulou to buy more and more and more. You have been warned)
    Enjoy your iPad when it arrives and good luck with chemo round 2.
    And well done on updating the blog template. The picture is very cute!

  2. Great to hear from you Mr P. High hopes to you that you make a full recovery.

    Yes I'm one of the Filofaxers too... some might call me something else!!

    Take care

  3. I'm so sorry to hear that - and that goes to both you and Lucy. Really hope the chemo does the trick and you're out of hospital soon for good! Wishing you both all the best. x

  4. Nice to read your possitive comments Mr P. Hope this week goes well, I am not a filofaxer but dont let that go in my favor as I will encourage the collection of Shoes and handbags instead!

    Mrs L from Somerset

  5. Hope you feel better Mr P. It was nice to talk to you today on Facebook through Tom. Strange that I was reading this blog last week and didn't know there was stages of separation between us!

    Lauren @ Lauren Loves...