Given that today is the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in the UK, David Bowie felt appropriate for today’s blogpost song title.
It’s been quite a week. Last Monday and Wednesday I was quite frustrated and annoyed to have to cancel my plans and stay at home in bed. However, by Thursday I was back on form and on Friday I was feeling fantastic as I opened the market at the London Stock Exchange and then held a really well-attended 30% Club Investor Group panel discussion. Our campaign to have more women in senior roles and in the pipeline has never had as much momentum as it does now. We got great press coverage on the event last week and I was able to talk about it with Martha Carney on the World at One on Radio 4 yesterday. And, while I was waiting for my CT scan yesterday, I did an interview with the Telegraph on Working with Cancer that was in the press today. All really positive stuff.
But, the icing on the cake was my meeting with my oncologist this afternoon. We couldn’t believe it when he told us that the chemo is working. It’s shrunk the fluid in my abdomen and my tumour markers have all come down and are in normal range. Fan-bloody-tastic! He thinks I’m tolerating the chemo very well, that I should continue to work and do all the things I’m doing if I feel well enough, but that I need to stay warm to keep the pins & needles at bay. So bring on the next 6 chemos – let’s get them over with and move on.