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Yesterday was a weirdly comical day with blah moments. We made a new friend Aaron, the inappropriate trauma nurse who was helping out on the chemo ward for the day. He looked more lost than us. He grabbed my chart to go through what was needed, giving me an odd look. The head nurse told him that was the next door ladies chart. Phew he said, you don’t look like a Betty. The start of many chuckles which got us through the day. I had decided to wear my new jump suit. As you do. Gotta feel stylish for chemo right. Except not so when you are attached to a chemo drip and need to wee a lot because of all the fluids flushing the poison throughout your system. What was I thinking. Aaron met my brilliant insightful oncologist and as she left the ward, wheeled his chair behind her, and said, is that your doctor? Smokin’! I think I might have cancer. Barbra our head nurse had the hands of an angel and managed to get my cannula in my fucked up veins from my previous chemo so no surgical port needed, yay me. She kept mocking the patronising tone of the dvd she shared with us showing  me how to inject myself today to boost my white blood cells. You know how I feel about pratronising tones. Oh and Betty’s partner broke her reclining chemo chair. So all in all we fit in quite well. I was sent home three hours later armed with all sorts of anti nausea meds and cortisol steroids to get me through the next three weeks till next chemo. It seems my nails will almost certainly fall off. Some patients seemed to have success with black nail polish, something to do with keeping the light away from the chemicals. So, I’m having my nails done today. Bit like that haircut. Oh and B and I just fucked up the self injecting thing so perhaps we should have mocked the dvd’s patronising tone a tad less and listened more. Ok it was me, B’s beautifully thorough and I’m too impatient. I’ll take his lead from now on. I will. Onwards and upwards.

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    Ilona Schreuder Made me laugh and cry Lianne… As you always manage to do !!! Can’t wait to hear what happens next time 😘😘
    Unlike · Reply · 2 · April 29 at 12:18pm
    Chiquita King Totally
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    Owen Leed Onwards!!
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · April 29 at 12:30pm

    Theresa Milne Brilliant piece Betty. Much love xx
    Unlike · Reply · 3 · April 29 at 12:56pm
    Lianne Cawood Aaron called me Betty the entire day too 😉
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    Theresa Milne 😂it’s probably going to stick
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    Janette Webb Onwards & upwards my daaaarrrring xxx
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · April 29 at 1:09pm

    Helen Savage Such awesome words Lianne Cawood! Wishing you all the best! Such a positive inspirational attitude! xxx
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · April 29 at 1:54pm

    Cathy Raggett 1 down 3 to go!!! Xxxx
    Unlike · Reply · 2 · April 29 at 1:59pm
    Lianne Cawood 😘
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    Lynn Loopuyt Barker ❤️
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    Lianne Cawood ❤️
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    Lara Killian 😥😘
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · April 29 at 3:03pm
    Lianne Cawood 😘
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    Yvette Puchert Onwards. Lots and lots of all things positive coming your way Ms Cawood! 😌😌😌
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · April 29 at 3:24pm
    Lianne Cawood 😘😘😘
    Like · Reply · April 30 at 5:21pm

    Chiquita King You have to write a book. Ok, let me try that again. Please write a book. These posts end too quickly. Your writing should be bound in a hard cover. And of course, people would buy it, read it, love it, share it and I love the thought of wrapping it in a bow and gifting it to people saying “this will make you think, laugh, cry and yeah … author is a friend of mine”. Love you.
    Unlike · Reply · 7 · April 29 at 3:31pm
    Lynn Loopuyt Barker Couldn’t agree more and couldn’t have said it better Chiquita King ❤️
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    Ilona Schreuder Ditto Chiquita King!!
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    Tamara Duran Agreed
    Like · Reply · April 30 at 4:55am
    Tamara Duran Wait…. I fucking agree!! ( not ducking! Why why does my phone say ducking!) fuck!!!
    Like · Reply · 1 · April 30 at 4:56am
    Chiquita King 😂
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    Lianne Cawood You’re all stark raving mad but I love you for it 😂❤️
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    Lynn Loopuyt Barker Lianne Cawood … in a mad world only the mad are sane (Akira Kurosawa) 😂❤️
    Like · Reply · 1 · April 30 at 6:20pm
    Tamara Duran Brilliant we can all relax now… Oh no wait! Does that mean we are normal!? 🙄
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    Toni Joyce You go Li. !! Love ya.
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    Lesley Oliver Made me chuckle – lots! Go girl ❤
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    Lianne Cawood ❤️
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    Megan Clausen Life is crazy, and sometimes it feels as if the lunatics have taken over the asylum. Being open to the comical madness is just one of your extraordinary gifts, darling Lianne. Keep loving the crazy 😘
    Unlike · Reply · 2 · April 29 at 5:52pm
    Lianne Cawood 😘
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    Stephanie Aresti I love you so very much. You make me think, laugh, cry, question, believe, doubt, it is you that gives me the strength each day to tackle the impossible. My strength is your strength, maybe a million miles away but backed with a ton of kick that Cancers Arse, you warrior woman!!!! You are the real deal Lianne. With you all the way #FuckCancer
    Unlike · Reply · 2 · April 29 at 6:49pm
    Lianne Cawood Aww Steph. Life’s a bloody roundabout hey? 😩❤️
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    Gillian Leishman 💕xo
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · April 29 at 7:22pm
    Gillian Leishman Ps Lianne. If you need an experienced nurse for admin of your injections.. I am very happy to be called to alms.. But I’m thinking Brian is a quick learner.. Anyway I’m here if you need me for anything nursie!!
    Unlike · Reply · 3 · April 29 at 7:27pm
    Lianne Cawood 😘
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    Gillian Smith One down. You write so beautifully ditto to the book idea. Thinking of you as the next few days roll in. Lots of love precious Lianne.
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    Lianne Cawood 😘
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    Geraldine Hartley I’ve typed and re-typed …and deleted.. I actually don’t want to say anything today but just send you my love, respect and admiration X
    Unlike · Reply · 2 · April 29 at 9:33pm
    Lianne Cawood 😘
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    Nadja O’Keeffe Sending you Love as BIG as all the Galaxy’s rolled into one! Cheers to BLAH moments – #OnwardsAndUpwards xxx
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · April 30 at 2:07am
    Lianne Cawood 🙏🏻
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    Tamara Duran Jesus Christ Lianne Cawood you can write…. Captured in every single second visualised and felt it all. Fuck (my phone kept telling me to write duck!!!) but I meant FUCK! You my friend run deep!
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    Lianne Cawood Ducking fool xx
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    Janine Daniels Lianne Cawood, you are phenomenal. Only you could get me to laugh about going for chemo 💋💋
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    Lianne Cawood 💋
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    Shelley Hopkins Fuck this cunt fucking shit!!! That’s all…. (You’re a gem Li) xx ☺️
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