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Have been off the air for a while witg computer hassles and just plain inertia! Am now settled in North Buderim with my sister Maureen and beginning this week a 5 week program of radio therapy. I had to deal with the development of a clot in the left leg and daily self injections of Clexane to thin the blood. Then concern developed about the change in the vein connecting the port a cath in my chest to the jugular vein and the heart: scary stuff when the vein comes to the surface of the skin and is distended and hard. ‘No clot, no infection, chemo does this to veins sometimes..’ was the verdict. It is understandable that I felt like I wanted to stop the world adn get off for a while! By yesterday I had established a network of support in the medical web that is the separate branches of radiology and medical oncology. I am getting my head around who to talk to about what! The first few radio therapy sessions have been fine – it is freaky when, once you are exactly positioned on the table under the massive machinery, everyone else heads for cover behind lead walls and, as lights flash and bells ring, you are saying:’sock it to me baby!’


About pipsky

A creative, generous 64 year old with a PhD in Performance Studies trying to grow old disgracefully while working like mad in regional Queensland, squeezing the juice out of every day & still trying to find the balance that will maintain the quiet mind that makes her useful to others and nice to live with.

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  1. Janette & Charles Elson

    Hi Judy
    We are truly sorry to hear of your set back but we know you will overcome it in your own indominatable fashion. Your courage and strength inspires us and we know you will have those wonderful creative years ahead when all this is over – look out world when Jude’s back in the saddle.
    Lots of love
    Janette & charles


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