fogo - last night was frightful! the absolute WORST night's sleep [or, rather, NON sleep] that I've had since chemo. I woke up literally every 30 to 40 minutes. Can't say there wasn't variety mind you - it was one of the following: hot flash. freezing cold sweat. coughing my guts up or drowning in snot. jumping legs. dying of thirst. you name it - it woke me. and in the interim - mad and vivid dreams so that when I DID wake up, I was in The Land of Confusion….bah.
At 4.15 this morning, I gave up. After doing the 'Whirling Dervish' impression in my duvet, I had had enough and got up and sneaked downstairs. Had a ciggie in the kitchen [warm feet as we have underfloor heating - cold head as I had the back door open...perfect!] then scoped out Facebook. Imagine…totally miserable through lack of sleep…all bleary eyed [I'm sure!]. Arrive at my Facebook wall to find a kind chap [Phil Daysh ] had given the final £35 that allows me to qualify for the Woman v Cancer cycle!! Whoa!! Thanks that man!!
The fellow doesn't even know me! I asked him a few weeks ago to lend me some trestle tables for the car boot, after being introduced by my friend Claire Hooper. He agreed, then I didn't need them. Now he does this. Amazing how generous people are and have been.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED SO FAR!!
You are the best. All of you.
The last week or so have been brilliant as far as funds go, as my brother Pete started a run on my Justgiving page; he is doing a 10k run on the 3rd October and all the donations go to me. His friends have been fab! Bring on the West Ham peeps. So he has been a great help to get me to the total. Thanks Pete's Friends - and especially Pete! :)
In the meantime, I caught the 'Airplane Germs' Cold. Grr. Snot for Africa. And today, just when I needed to sleep for 10 hours, I had to chalet bash for 6. Oh well - surely last nights spinning class plus today's bed making extravaganza [14 beds plus 4 x 2 bed houses?]will help sweat out the germs?? Hope so! As it is I am sniffing, coughing and generally being grotesque. Hmm - do I care? Well, no, not a jot. Actually. It'll go. I shall survive. Oh, and that would be without having 'time off work'.
As it is, I am trying to get as TIRED as possible before going to bed this evening. Lets see if it helps. Would rather like a nights sleep!!