Fight Week!

Chemotherapy is finally upon us and should start this Wednesday if everything goes to plan. I haven’t really documented things like symptoms, feelings, diagnosis, stories yet but I will do eventually. We had the final consultation in Southampton this week to discuss my chemotherapy schedule.

I will be in ‘the chair’ for 9 weeks, 3 days per week. Week one is 7 hours Wednesday, 7 hours Thursday and 2 hours Friday and is in Southampton Hospital. Week 2 will be 30 minutes each day in Poole and  week 3 is 30 minutes per day but not sure where and then we start the cycle again and do that 3 times.
I am as ready as I can be for this, my whole life has prepared me for this challenge.
Its going to be a marathon – I’ve already ran 4 and once I ran 2 marathons in the same week. I cried after mile 51 because I was in so much pain.

It can’t be that bad!

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It’s going to be an up hill struggle- I trekked the himalayas for 11 days and when I got to the top the views were worth it.

It can’t be that bad!

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It will be a bumpy Road where I want to quit- I cycled to Paris and fell off my bike on a hill near Dover thinking I would never make it. I brushed myself off got back on the bike and was drinking wine under the Eiffel tower 48 hours later.

It can’t be that bad!

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It’s going to be embarrassing when I lose my hair: I lost £36,000 on the chase game show on national television and Bradley Walsh still said “you may have lost, but you have brought sunshine to so many peoples lives”

It can’t be that bad!

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I’m going to think my body cant take this and feel lost: I drove the length of India in A 50cc tuk tuk with no map and still reached the finish line.

It can’t be that bad!

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I’m going to feel lonely and like I can’t confide in anyone: I’ve done stand up comedy to thousands and told people I don’t know my biggest problems and make jokes about it.

It can’t be that bad!

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Its going to feel like the mountains never end but I know the support will get me through : I’ve completed the 3 peaks challenge in 24 hours on 3 occasions and the easiest and most enjoyable time was with my best friends on the journey with me.

It cant be that bad!

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It’s going to drain me of energy so bad and feel like the worst hangover ever: I had a hangover so bad this year in Portugal I had to have three baths in one day and then couldn’t leave the apartment for three days because I was so sick.

It can’t be that bad!

So team, we are ready for this. All challenges seem hard before you ever complete them, it’s just fear of the unknown they can feel like there is no end in sight but you just keep moving to that goal and you will get there.

I have a 9 week target but it could be 9 months but we will get there.
Someone said that my story has given them inspiration. Everybody has the potential to be brilliant, we just have to recognise that.

Wednesday is the first bell of my title fight, 9 championship rounds of 3 days a week for the championship of life.

The amount of support I have received has made this journey easy so far. People can still buy wristbands by clicking here

People are asking how am I ‘within myself’? I’ve not once been down about this chapter of my life, everything for a reason. The only time I have cried during this has been from witnessing peoples overwhelming love and generosity, and they were pure tears of joy trust me.

So Wednesday is fight night, Wednesday is showtime, Wednesday is lets get readyyyyy to rumbleeeee. And that is when I need those positive vibes, those wristbands worn, those prayers to be said.

Then I’ll be all fixed just in time for Christmas so get the mistletoe ready.

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