…is harder than you might think! In a move that can only be described as Sod’s Law, today is bright and sunny and far more akin to the weather we’d expect from June than any other day this month has been. Of course, seeing as I’m supposed to avoid sunlight, I was kinda hoping for the overcast to continue. As it was, I slathered my face, neck and hands in SPF 25 this morning (I have no full block, but will buy some as soon as I can get somewhere that stocks it!), hoiked on my 50 denier nude-appearance tights, chose a cardi I knew I could pull down over my hands if need be and turned the collar up on my long-sleeved spring trench. I then spent much of my walk to the station crossing back and forth across the road to seek the shade. I don’t know whether the sun is strong enough to really have an effect at 6.30am, but I’m taking no chances!
I must admit, while the doctor was lecturing me on staying out of the sun on pain of blistering I was thinking “Yeah, but she means, like, sun-bathing at noon, not just walking to work or waiting for the bus or sitting inside with the curtains open…”
Not so. This afternoon the sun crept around the office until it was shining directly through the window onto my mouse hand. A colleague pointed it out and suggested, half jokingly, that I should be careful. I laughed. Less than five minutes later my hand was looking a little pink and my freckles had all come out. Which is what my skin does just before it starts to burn…
I walked home from the station tonight with my umbrella firmly above my head. As I said before, I’m taking no chances!
Otherwise, I’m yet to feel the full effect of the drugs – everything still hurts just now. I feel quite light-headed and kinda “woooo!” it is true, but also quite snoozy and VERY nauseous a lot of the time. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve not felt like eating much – I had to force myself to eat a bowl of pasta last night as I knew I’d throw the pills back up otherwise! I even forced down a bowl of cereal before I left this morning, just so I could take my dose sooner rather than later. I had soup for lunch but again am in the position of not really fancying much for dinner. I hate having no appetite – cooking is usually the high point of my day!