We also had a successful charity collection, more details below.
On a very cold Saturday, Chris and I met up with some of our amazing friends, Megan, Samantha and Helen (who is also a Lymphoma Beacon of Hope award winner and survivor for all her charity work and raising awareness). We had a lovely day of collecting. Was great fun and raised an awesome £257.92 for the Lymphoma Association.
So today this post comes to you typing with one hand.
After the simple act of flicking my hair back in the shower … I heard and almighty crunch and doctors have confirmed I have Whiplash !!!! Whiplash from flicking my hair …. what’s it made from … rocks !!!
Anyways this now means I am on a nice cocktail of Co-codomal, Diazepam and Naproxen … aka will be sleeping all the time !! Strict instruction to move very slowly and minimally over the next 5 days. No drawing or driving allowed.
Unfortunately this does mean no Perry Winkle updates this week, but when all is well, we will come back with pages worth waiting for, i promise
The Perrywinkle team and some super awesome friends, will be charity collecting for the Lymphoma Association, in our home town of High Wycombe. If you are in Wycombe, pop along to the high street to say .. Hi 🙂
Also keep your eyes peeled, Lymphoma Lass, has a very special event coming up for World Cancer Day next week – 4th Feb. With the Perrywinkle team, supplying some art 🙂
Also, the next Perrywinkle page is almost finished and will be off to the almighty Rob Jonesfor lettering by Saturday night.
Hello there! My name is Dan and I’ve been kindly asked by Susie to write a guest post for Perrywinkle… and I did. It’s what you’re reading now. Heh.
If you didn’t know, I create the superhero comic VANGUARD.
Set predominately in the UK, Vanguard is the story of a team of genetically enhanced meta-humans employed by the British government to protect the nation’s interests, at home and abroad. It is set in the not too distant future, where the world is becoming more politically and economically unstable. There are food riots, water and power shortages and a rising crime rate as day to day living becomes more of a struggle.
What starts as a simple rescue mission reveals a new, terrifying threat – An unseen enemy, with a vast array of terrible weapons and access to seemingly unlimited resources.
Can our heroes uncover who they are and stop their diabolical machinations before the world is plunged into chaos?
There are currently 12 issues of Vanguard, all of which are free to read at VanguardComic.com
Hi! I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Lymphoma Lass.
She says she’s just a lass who got lymphoma and she likes to preserve her anonymity behind an over-sized crochet wig. She created it to give her nurses and doctors “a bit of a laugh”.
Lymphoma Lass was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, in 2015. After 1 mass the size of a cricket ball; 2 blue-light ambulance rides; 6 months of chemo; 5 days in Critical Care with PCP pneumonia; 15 radiotherapy sessions; 5 fractured vertebrae; and a slipped disk – she’s still kicking. Facebook friends have helped her regain contact with humanity and given Lymphoma Lass a new community of fellow cancer-patients.
Lymphoma Lass is quick to point out,
“Getting collapsed vertebrae during chemotherapy is incredibly unusual. But many of the other more common long-term consequences of a cancer diagnosis are just as difficult to manage, if not more so”.
Somehow, we all tend to focus on the short-term side effects. But losing my hair really wasn’t that bad.
I always loved “ironic” fashion, trying to dress up like a screen goddess when I’m feeling unattractive, or wearing a jive dress when I have to use a wheelchair. I like having a playful, self-mocking sense of style. In essence, we are all movie stars and rockabilly dancers in our hearts, even if sometimes we have to dig a bit deeper to find our inner hero or heroine.’