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 :))