Sunday, January 2, 2011


Happy New Year! I hope 2011 will be much better than the year just gone - I firmly believe it couldn't be worse. We usually have New Years Eve here, but I didn't feel up to it so we went to a friend's house. I faded about 8pm, so we came home and fell asleep in front of TV. I woke up to the sound of fireworks in Sydney (three hours ahead in time), so we wished each other Happy New Year and went to bed.

I am feeling much better than I did when I last wrote about Irinotecan and my reactions to it. My appetite has improved (well, it's better than it was a week or so ago) and I have no diarrhea. I am, however, really tired and am sleeping heaps (up to 16 hours a day - just like the cat!)

I am managing to eat quite a lot of fresh vegetables and seafood, as well as cereal and fruit for breakfast. No red meat. Eggs are problematical. Maureen suggested eggflips, but I loathed them when I was cancer free, so I can't see being able to take them now, especially since I vomited up the last lot of scrambled eggs I ate. Hard boiled seem OK. I had some pizza the other day, though I had to leave the anchovies.

I can always eat more when we are out. When we were at a friend's house on New Years Eve I ate quite a bit - especially naughty stuff that I would have avoided when I was so overweight. Like the fresh strawberries topped with tiny meringues - yummy! I ate five. I think the reason I can eat more in such situations is that I am not involved in either the preparation or smelling the preparation (if Kevin does the cooking). However I had quite a big bowl of salad and prawns this lunchtime which he made. Very nice, too.


  1. Happy New Year to you as well Joan. So happy to hear you are feeling and eating better. I do hope 2011 will be filled with much love, better health and happiness....:-)Hugs

  2. Happy New Year Joan. I enjoy reading your have been through so much, but still sound so positive. I'm praying for a healthier year for us both!