So I haven’t blogged in a while. Partly because I’ve been busy and tired, but honestly the chief reason is because there is much going on that I still need to wrap my head around. I guess it’s hard to write about things that you haven’t come to terms with yourself, so I will keep this post short and informative.

I start a new treatment in December, and I have asked my mom to write a news update regarding that. She will explain how it is going to work and so forth, but the short story is that I will be having a small procedure and from then onwards will have a tube under my clavicle which will give me a continuous infusion of drugs from a pump which I will carry with me.

My focus at the moment though is the NSC finals, which I write in a week or so; the first exam being on my 19th birthday. I am not completely freaked out because I know I have time for studying, but I do certainly have hours of work ahead. Over the last two years I have missed a solid amount of school time and so have a bit more revision to do than most people. As the majority of my subjects are content-based, this shouldn’t be an issue. My only concern is maths, as it is the one subject that really truly requires both teaching and practice. So I shall be buried in practise exams for the foreseeable future.

There was a rather scary incident about two weeks ago. Without dwelling on the details, I collapsed briefly and spent two nights recovering in hospital until my blood pressure rose to an acceptable level. It is very very unlikely to ever happen again and I’m glad it’s over.

We had a beautiful valedictory and prize-giving, a wonderful send off, shortly after that. Unfortunately I was weak and dizzy for both ceremonies, having just been discharged from hospital, but the school and my friends took care of me so it wasn’t too hectic. It feels incredibly odd to be at this stage already. I don’t think it has truly hit me yet that school really is over. At least I will still see teachers and friends as I will be returning there to write finals.

Wish me luck!