Thank you both carmel I am so sorry that it affected you so badly, I have spoken to people who have absolutely breezed through it so I'm hoping I can do the same.
You have given me some good advice. I'm definitely taking off work - gave up as soon as I had proper diagnosis I am a childminder and I didn't think that with my frame of mind atm, I am good to be around.
Because I am self employed I am only entitled to esa - I am waiting to see a financial adviser on Friday so she can tell me if I can claim anything.
I am lucky that my husband is retired and so will be at home to look after me and do all the housework (he does anyway ) I also am very lucky to have some good friends and family members that I will be asking to take me for the treatment if my husband can't. It's important to me that my husband is hone everyday to pick our children up from school. I think they need that continuity and not wonder every day who will be there to collect them.
I don't think I'll be entitled to council tax benefit as we have over the 16k savings limit. It's a shame because we saved so hard to ensure we had enough money in the bank as a buffer because my husband is retired. No harm in asking. My friend also has suggested we see if I'm entitled to a ppi claim. I don't think we will be but worth a try!
Nellie, I'm going to try yoga hopefully, there is a session at my gym that apparently concentrates on a breathing technique which stops cancer cells growing. Apparently cancer hates oxygen. Looking back this makes a lot of sense as I have been very anaemic so the cancer has grown due to lack of oxygen! I'm just unsure of whether I'll be able to get to the gym.
I'm hoping the fact that I am reasonably fit and healthy at the moment will help. After all, even when I was very badly anaemic in the summer I was still able to play rounders and run 5k in the race for life.
I need to look into mindfulness as I have seen a lot of people talking about it .
Thank you both for your advice and I hope you are both on your way to recovery x