About Me

Sophie passed away on Monday 14 December but this blog was very important to her in her last few weeks. We will add the last few things she wanted to post so please do continue to read and comment in her memory. --------------------------------------------------------------------- On Wednesday 25 November 2009 I was diagnosed with cancer. This blog shares my stories, thoughts and fears about treatment and my hopes for the future.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

A GOOD DAY - Thurs 3 Dec

I had such a good day today. I went back to visit my fantastic ex-colleagues at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Clerkenwell for lunch and then revisited the office for a cup of tea and a catch up with the RPO crew, who I miss very much indeed! Then I caught a taxi to Ally's office in Baker Street, spent a bit of time being put to work proofreading before I decided to venture out on my own for the first time in about a month!! I took the bus from Baker Street, down a very busy Oxford Street over to see Kof in Tottenham Court Road. I know it doesn't sound like much but I have been so dependent on others recently and I felt very proud of myself for taking the bus down Oxford Street during full-on Christmas shopping craziness! My chest was hurting a bit so I had to make sure I walked slowly and calmly but it was a real confidence boost to get myself around without other people's help. I'm sure my lovely Mummy is panicking as she reads this (sorry Mum!) but I felt I gained back a sense of normality which I haven't felt in a while. Back in Reading now for the weekend and looking forward to catching up with more friends before the chemo begins.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sophie,

    Just a quick note as I'm sure you are getting bombarded with good wishes and information. Just to say how pleased I am that you are writing this blog and how well it is written! A very good read - keep it up!

    Writing this and taking bus rides(!) are all important things to do to remind yourself that you are more than just the chemicals going into your body and that you are just the same witty, exuberant person that we know!

    Sending you lots of strength and courage and love,

    Michelle Reynolds x



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