Friday, 25 July 2008

28 ~ The one where Hayley had another check up

Hi everyone.

My hand is there in the picture because I am trying to hide my horrible chin!! lol

Firstly, thanks for the Birthday wishes. My day was alright, we went up to London so I could get my hair cut...but we got there and he said that he can't do anything with it because it's too short. And if he did cut it, it would be a waste of growth! lol. So, I have to ring him back once it's longer and he will definitely do it then. When I got home I went to the pub with a couple of my friends and while I was there, I got told to be quiet!! Which is saying something because I didn't think my voice was that loud, haha.

We are moving house tomorrow and haven't had internet connection since Tuesday and I don't think we will for another couple of weeks. I am at my friends house right now. I am also going up north again on Monday and will be coming home on the 1st August. 

Yesterday I had my monthly check up with Mr Pace. He felt my neck...said everything was fine. Then the phone rang and it was my blood test results. My thyroid levels came back normal so I guess the tiredness is just still from the radiotherapy...or probably because I am lazy lol. Then he put the camera down and spent a while looking and said "It looks good' - he says that everytime! lol. Then I asked about my scan and he said that it will definitely be before my next appointment which is on the 21st August. 

My next appointment will be at St Johns Hospital so Mr Pace can take a picture of my throat because they don't have that equipment at St Peters. He said that Dr Tahir will be there (YAY!!!!!) so I am really happy that I get to see him.

Afterwards, I had speech therapy. I went up and Hilary called me in and then I told her when my next appointment is. She said that it will be another appointment where there will be about 10 people in the room. I had that once before and I was really shocked when I walked in to the room, lol. So at least now I have warning! There will be Mr Pace, Dr Tahir, Hilary, two nurses, a dietician, the lady from macmillan, maybe a junior Doctor and then another lady (can't remember why she'll be there) and finally, Adele. Who was my cancer nurse. Plus me and my Mum, so it's going to be packed!! I hope everyone enjoys looking at my vocal chords lol.
The rest of speech therapy went ok, we didn't really concentrate on my voice because I felt a bit light headed so we just spoke about things really. Oh, we were speaking about my weight and Hilary said she'd tell the dietician so she will speak to me on the 21st. Hopefully she'll help me lose weight...I need to!
My next speech therapy is on 14th August.

This morning my Mum woke me up and said that Eve (a nurse from the Hospital) phoned and said that the 'big' scan is on the 6th August - apparently I should have had one in April? I know I had one in March...I think it was in March anyway. I think I am having a PET scan because I have to go half an hour before to drink the stuff. I've not had one of those scans before! I bet it tastes rank. I don't know when I will get the results, probably on the 21st? I hope it's sooner than that because two weeks is a long time to wait. So...wish me luck!!

Ok, I am off. I will probably update again next month sometime.

Bye bye.


  1. Hey Hayley,
    Hope your ok and get your internet sorted ASAP. If the scan ur talking about is the same as the ones I have had then the stuff you have to drink tastes a bit like aniseed, so if u like aniseed then ur ok, I do so I don't find the stuff that bad. Also at my hospital they have started putting cordial out so you can put some in if you don't like the taste.
    Speak soon,

  2. Hi Hayley!
    I'm sorry I haven't been by for awhile, but we had a house fire and life has been pretty displaced! I'm so glad things are going well for you....I've never missed of day of prayers in your name. Your hair looks soooo cute, I can only imagine how great it must feel to see it growing again....I KNOW it made me smile seeing it:)
    You hang in there for the next scan...I know it's going to be awesome news. Keep Kickin it girl!

    Love & Pooh Hugs,

  3. Hey Hayley

    Jason here. How old is Mr pace?
    - I may have went to school with him. Not a common name. Is that your hair man? I am so sorry I have been here for a while but I love the new template. very hippie-esque.

    Do not go to my blog - it's like getting all political and stuff. I didn't know it was your birthday. I went to your 18th so I should know but I am a bear of very little brain. Next time I see you I will give you a prezzy. The boys would love to see you. They are as tall as 4 year olds and love everyone.

    In all seriousness. I am sorry I have been absent and I didn't get your sponsor money to you. Yeah EVERYONE - I OWE HER!!! but you are always in my thoughts. I just don't like to bother you all the time when you have a lot on and plenty of people to support you. I should be around more because when I thought I had cancer you were there for me big time.

    Anyway - 21st will be the news we all want to hear. I know it. trust me - I'm a teacher (doesn't have the same ring as doctor does it?) LOL.


  4. Hey Hayley

    I'm laughing at you covering your chin up because I'm doing the same these days! I believe its lymphoedema - I'm going to ask to be referred to a specialist for it on Thursday (my next check up at Weston Park).

    Good to see you looking so cheerful - hopefully I will catch up wth you for real at the walk in Septemeber


  5. Hey Hay, hope you are well, hope things are going ok for ya.
    Big love


  6. what an inspiring girls you are.
    Lovely to read how you are coping and dealing with life xx

  7. Hi Hay

    How you doing? Sorry its been ages since i left you a comment but i think i told you i stopped getting alerts to when you had done another entry, think it was when you revamped your blog!!

    Have you settled into sunny Maldon yet?

    Just wanted to wish you all the best for tomorrow, will be thinking about you when your at your appointment.

    Will be waiting to hear my phone beep with a text when you come out!

    Looking forward to seeing you tommorrow afternoon maybe we can go for an egg mayo sandwich lol LMAO!

    Love you Hay

    Uncle Pete XX