STILETTO – a high pointed HEEL on a woman’s shoe or a small dagger.
WHEELS – a medieval instrument of torture or a vehicle for personal mobility.
After a frantic but fun entry to 2007, I got diagnosed with skin cancer – fantastic!
This was followed by a year of horrid lingering bugs, as we were both very ill, a few times - shakes, shivers, lost voice, lingering coughs - yuk! Every virus causes some neurological relapse as my immune system attacks the virus and me .... love this, not!
Overall, though, my health held up well – a kind of long, slow relapse necessitating a brief Spring stay in the cold, dark place of self doubt, futility and hopelessness before my usual sunny self re-surfaced.
Over the summer, my neck and face had a bit of weird thing happening but this sort of thing is no longer unusual to me so I hung on until October. By this time, I was in full relapse and couldn’t type even with one finger plus I went deaf in one ear – not sure if this was neurological or caused by flu virus.
Hit the steroid drop in shop at the end of October and spent the rest of the month recovering from the spotty-swollen-feel like I am on speed stage- of steroid assimilation with extreme double vision. The good news is that my hands, arms and stuff are all recovering well, so back on track overall.
And then, at my skin cancer check up, oh dear, it’s back and bigger than before… So, here I am, in December, swollen, paralysed, chronically ill and now, they have cut my face open. I really thought this was going to be a good year!
I spent Christmas confined, feeling a little intimidated by my vivid facial scars...no make up allowed yet as it is not quite healed. I have got to get out soon, I cannot keep myself shut up forever but I am dreading it. What a wimp… it’s just gotta be done!