Day 14 out to lunch with my younger brother
Yes today is a good day as I’m off to Gillingham Savacentre to Lunch with Martin and Pam so I’m looking forward to that.
Well yesterday was a good day even though I was a bit worried about swollen ankles, as I do worry about my Kidney.
This one kidney just mustn’t let me down, Chemo can damage it, but I think its more the fact I sit for hours on this computer talking in Facebook and a forum having good discussion’s and sending emails to all my friends
Have woken up and they have gone down so the Kidney is working ok and think it might be due to lack of exercise.
So I will try and do more walking as I know Louis will appreciate that.
I did tidy the house, more washing and Hovering (Louis hair is very long and being a cross jack he is always Moulting)
I had a great idea of cutting an Antique table down to make a coffee table so Ray did that for me and we now have a grand coffee table.
He went to get a new shower cabinet but all the doors are on the wrong side so we have to buy one in Gillingham, as he saw just what we want at Screwfix
You may be wondering why all the new furniture, why all the decorating, when we have so much on our mind, well I will tell you.
We had friends, the wife was dieing of cancer and when we went to visit her she was in bed, I know it was a lot of work for the husband but we are talking of years of lazyness.
The house was a tip, no decorating done, dirty kitchen where you could see through broken floor boards and into the cellar.
Her clothes were shoved under the bed and to be honest I was pleased when she went to a Hospice to die, in clean sheets and a decorated tidy room.
When I was diagnosed Ray and I had the vision of our friend’s death, but also Ray wanted me to have anything I wanted and has worked so hard to that effect.
Like the table, one mention that it would make a lovely coffee table and –wham I get a coffee table.
I wanted an Otterman bed –wham that’s what I got.
It means all the Parkhome is how I want it and Ray wont have to touch it for years.
I walked the dog around for the first time on my own yesterday and he loved it, came back and cleaned the front room windows for Ray as its nice for him to have this rest period where life seems almost normal again.
I met a neighbour who questions that is having Chemo the right thing to do, is it worth being made ill and wasting what time I have left.
I can only say to her I have to try, some people have lived a good few years more by having Chemo.
Wouldn’t it be lovely if it shrunk the Tumour that is playing up so it gave me 2 years extra upping my odds to 4 years.
I live in hope that in that time a cure comes to the fore— every day is a bonus.
I cooked dinner again last night, Gammon Steak’ tomatoes and Jacket Potato. We finished the Apple pie and had Icecream
I’m drinking coffee again so proving my tummy is settled, so I’m happy with that.
I had a great chat with my dear friend Carol last night (my mad Scottish Cyber friend) and she works in the Lab of a hospital and sometimes looks at the biopsies of Mesotheloma Patients.
She has to use a stain, a perls Prussian blue which stains asbestos fibres blue
They look like a wee dumbell.
It would seem though that it is rare.
I hope she will comment on here and tell us more.
I’m off now to get ready and I’m going to have a great day out.