Saturday, 30 July 2011

Is it hot in here?

We've had a lovely couple of days here in England (hopefully this isn't our summer over yet) as it's been nice and sunny. However, today I felt particularly hot. I figured it was because I was running around the house getting a few errands done. Until I realised that the heat that I was experiencing was very odd: it felt as if it was coming from within me, like I was about to spontaneously combust.

Then it dawned upon me - here it was finally, one of the dreaded effects of chemotherapy. Hot flushes and early menopause. Although initially I had felt sad about this (I wrote about it in an earlier blog entry) today I felt absolutely nothing. Just acceptance. Once I realised what was going on, I just went about my business and did not dwell on the matter any longer.

It's funny how certain things which can seem so important one day may not matter at all the next. I suppose it's because taking everything into consideration, early menopause really is nothing at all to worry about.


  1. Hi, I have been reading your blog since I saw the link from Pinay New Yorker, Dinna. I admire your courage and your sense of humor, you are very inspiring. My mother is battling cancer too and it is a tremendous challenge so I feel how your family is going through. Just keep on going, this will pass and pretty soon you can devote your time with them once again. I will keep you in my prayers.

  2. Isn't it amazing how a little perspective changes a lot? This battle has been a journey, and you're more than halfway to complete victory already. But in the meantime, it still amazes me how strong you've become through all this. So keep going, sis. Don't worry about the small stuff, and don't forget to wear a funny hat everytime you open the door. The rest will take care of itself. Love ya! - Lito

  3. Thank you Touch Me Not, thanks Lits!

  4. Yes, IT IS hot in here... because "The Evil Crab" is the hottest blog in town, because of its sincerity, humor, candidness, and inspiring messages.

    You sent me a WhatsApp message the other day that you were running out of things to write about. It sure doesn't seem that way, sis :)

    Keep pounding away on the keyboard! Your loyal readers demand it! :)