6 month check-ups and treats
Tomorrow is my 6 month check up at the hospital. The last time I had my blood checked I was in San Jose in Costa Rica back in September. When I receive my amazing results this time round it will be three and half years since I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. I always tell people how confident I am that the results will be good ones but every six months my sleeping gets worse and I experience thoughts that maybe cancer and I aren’t quite finished with each other yet.
Right now I feel like a machine. I’m the fittest I’ve ever been, I’m outside everyday, I’m doing pretty much everything I’ve ever wanted in life and yet there is still a little part of me that thinks negatively. I often wonder if most people who have been ill feel like this before they go for their check ups.
To help me with this feeling of dread when I go for my check ups I often treated myself to something I love. This treat used to be in the form of a CD from the record shop next to my hospital on Tottenham court road in London. I used to love walking around the record shop looking at all the amazing music and deciding which one I was going to buy.
Of course digital downloads took over so now my treat when I go the hospital is having a cup of hot chocolate.
These things are only small but they made me feel really good and happy.
I’m a big believer in nutrition and eating healthy but I also believe in everything in moderation. I eat healthily more than I eat rubbish but now again I fancy something really cheeky and the way it makes me feel can surely only be good for me…can’t it?
The moral of the story is that everyone should treat themselves every now and again, especially when you’re feeling down. You deserve it!
I did a little reconnaissance mission today to find out where the hospital in Buenos Aries is and it just so happens that there is a Starbucks across the road! Life is good!
(This pic was taken when I was in Ecuador and I shared this I promise :))