Me: You had a lovely time in the activity field, didn’t you?
Nell: Yes, it was delightful to be out together after the last few days.
Me: I’ve decided today should be a Day of Thankfulness.
Nell: I see.
Me: If this difficult time has taught me anything it is to appreciate all the love and support that surrounds me.
Me: People are being so kind. It’s overwhelming.
Nell: I know.
Me: I hope they realise how much this means to me.
Nell: I’m sure they do.
Me: I’ve been talking to cancer survivors over the last few weeks and they’re so brave and generous with their advice. Do you know one of them contacted me every single day?
Me: Yes. Sharing her journey and gently telling me that I could do this and to be kind to myself.
Nell: So thoughtful.
Me: I’ve been worried about being seen as self indulgent and I’m sure some will not agree with what I’m doing but I think it’s right for me to share this with you all.
Nell: I agree.
Me: And I know for a fact that there are people who have finally gone to see their doctor about worrying symptoms since I started posting about this.
Nell: That’s very good to hear.
Me: I’m going to have my first shower since the operation today, by the way, as the dressing is coming off.
Nell: It’s going to make you feel so much better.
Me: Today is a good day.
Nell: Well, we could have done without Poppy turning it into a Vegetarian Sunday.
Me: Why did she do that?
Nell: Healthier for you. David has had to lie down in a darkened room since he heard there’s no roast for lunch.
Me: Oh dear. Sorry.