The Dubai bruises are fading and so is the memory of radiation and chemo.
We arrived safely on the tiny, remote Scottish island of Lismore where we are based for the next week. It is quiet, restful, peaceful, healing and a tad cold! We have had mostly good weather though, with sunny, fresh days and not too much wind and rain.
I am managing to walk a few gentle miles most days though twang arm is playing up still. I am anxious to get back into the pool in a couple of weeks time. My radiation-burnt skin is recovering and peeling in a rather disgusting fashion. For some reasons the nails on both big toes have bruised and are very tender which I cannot understand. Tamoxifen seems to be making me a bit maudlin which I also do not understand. My hair is growing irregularly and in the wrong colour.
We have virtually no access to internet or mobile phone on the island so it is truly remote and peaceful. We have ventured onto the mainland today for essential supplies and communication! I also finally took the step of walking over the threshold into a hairdresser to do something with my mad professor hair. It has now been evened up nicely – with the clippers!
We have another week on the island before heading off to other parts of the UK to connect with family and friends around the country. The following week we will return to Bangkok and radiation review with Dr C, and then hopefully return to Yangon. So this haven of peace and healing is very welcome just now.