Another night where I have awoken at 3am and decided to get up for the main purpose to check the pug who is not well and to let him out. I decided not to watch TV and I took the book to read and make some more chamomile tea. I took him up on the settee with me and read and then nodded off for a sleep waking at 5am and then to bed for the last hour.
We had the trip to Clatterbridge for out 8.45am. After the radio zap, Helen our specialist nurse was waiting with chatting with Eleanor and got called in to the side room to chat how the treatment is working. I think she had been told that I had little rest and was overdoing my work to get the garden right. I was at the end, or will be today, of all the heavy work and then this will allow me free to rest more and have some gentle exercise. After a lecture, I was well told off and assured me that week three, then four I will see a significant deterioration in my strength and maybe, maybe starting to get a little moody. Now there is a challenge for me!
Coming out through the reception, I see the older gentleman behind at the reception with the red coat and he has been awarded a recognition from the Queen. He is very much part of this hospital and with him and the loyal volunteers even in the cafes who provide a first class service and without these people this would not work. They all deserve a thank you and certainly I would be the first.
Eleanor had organised to have a quick hair appointment with our friend Stephen Blyth in Ellesmere Port. Rather join her I am not allowed to eat before taking the Chemo pills just 20 minutes before Radio zap. We parked in Morrison, I bought more goods for the baking and I was tempted by scrambled on brown toast and a lovely pot of tea.
It was by checking the phone, I see Sarah Hodgson’s article was live on the internet and this was an incredible article on Eleanor and I also including the video taken at the meeting yesterday. It was later that Sarah let me know that this has been their best article and at that early time over two thousand and read the article. If this can help people then worthwhile opening up our hearts in public. It is always danger raising your head above the parapet, I did this standing for election and I thought never take and criticism personally, it is only the message.
We came back walked the dogs and went to the garden centre, Mold for lunch and buy some things to finish off the shed and all organised back to finish off the heavy work and as I am typing all done and sitting next to the sunshine beaming in the patio door.
I am amazed by social media and I am having contact from people never seen or heard from months and possibly years. They find it difficult to see that I am quite happy and I have two choices and have chosen the happy side. If I can live with this then should be also content.
Eleanor is off to Pilates tonight and made two banana/ fruit loafs and the flapjacks with pieces of figs and apricots. Now being a tight Scotsman I was using the heating in the over. What you call ‘thrift’
We have a lovely cauliflower and other vegetable curry tonight when Eleanor comes in.
Cannot wait then an hour before bed and I would like to make a thank you to all the people contacted me with the exposure in the Daily Post and picked up by The Mirror. Such kindness and if every person in the world would then treat others with kindness, respect and the love of companionship and family then we would never have wars. A thought for you tonight.
Speak to you tomorrow. Sleep safe and secure.