A day of revisiting old memories. Mavis was invited to a photo shoot in Chatham Dockyard. Alec wanted to video  her story. We walked around  the Yard and I was filmed talking about my experience in there. It  woke up  old memories  of 65 years ago, very strange. Mavis gave her  journey  too. I think it went well and that he got what he was looking for. It was a pleasant day over coffee and a bit of lunch. The things I get involved in what is she like.

I  am trying to get a Doctors appointment for tomorrow. If I phone the day before they say  you must ring on the day. Today I rang for tomorrow and they said  full up ,Try in the morning. No wonder people choose to  go straight to A & E.



A nice couple of days in Liverpool. Too Busy to see much of the sights. But  pleasant company. Nice meal out with new friends.

Journey was hectic. Especially  coming home ,we had to  get back to pick Louis up from kennels but we made it.  Every one  is so friendly and helpful.

I have had real problems with my ear. Ive been to  the docs a week ago . Not  to  bothered maybe a Lymph infection. I must get back to  docs  as Its swollen  nearly all day and night and raging earache. Also my breast is swollen. If it gets any  bigger I will need a bra. lol. We are out again tomorrow so  I will see Doc on thursday I can leave it any longer.

Thursday Day One

Today was a day I  hoped would never happen. But!. It has, that’s life.

It was that old routine ie,up at 4.45 am get ready. walk the dog up the lane .Leave home at 5.45 set off to do battle on the M25. 2 and a half hours later we  arrived at the Marsden. First day of new treatment. We knew what lay in store. 8.15 Bloods.

Fit a cannula  ready for the drug. Sit and wait untill 10 am to see  Doctor. Quick check, paperwork  all done. A question and answer session. Then sit and wait for the drug. I fell asleep as usual. At 12 we went to the canteen for lunch. And now back and wait again. We were called in at 12.30,the drug will be ready around 1 pm. It came up at well past 2 pm. We were all done and released at 3 pm. This was the first day of the rest of our future. But we learned a bit. Its not all doom and gloom. Its all positive ,that helps.

WE had an excellent  trip home M25 empty we beat the rush  hour. Louis was pleased to see us. So we only have 25 more drug days. But if that’s what it takes to  keep Mavis going then its worth every minute.

So watch this space.

Friday 29.6

P1010146At 2.30 this morning an almighty bang woke us up. Dog  going mad. I staggered out of bed. Oh No is it an intruder?  I checked the office, nothing wrong here. Oh I can see mess all out on the floor in passageway. All the shelving was half in and out the bathroom. Broken items smashed  ornanents everything all over.

So what I did I do. I got the broom and swept the mess into a pile, because If either of us needed to dash  to the loo later we wouldnt  stand on broken glass.

Ive no idea why this happened, but later I  started to sort it when ding dong it was  the guy to sort my melted water pipe. after that I replaced the shelving and mavis sorted what was   left and put it    on shelves.

Sunday 17 June

Pow another hectic week. It started Monday with putting my baby Louis into kennels. I hate that frightened look on his face when he thinks mummy is dumping him.

We  kept him until the last minute . Tuesday it was an early Start. The hospital  appointment was for 11am. So  on the early train to Victoria. Then underground to to South Kensington. Arriving  in good time. Mavis was shown her cubicle and given the gown and bits ready for her procedure.

We  had a nice nurse to assist and advise us. What was going to happen etc. We were told they  will try and get her in by 1.30, and after a couple of hours she could go home. So she changed and we sat and waited.

She finally went in at quarter to 3pm. They told us it would take about  30 to 40 minutes. The porter came and wheeled her away. With a cheery wave she disappeared. I sat and waited, and waited and waited. By 5pm I was climbing the walls. just then the sister came in to me. How she advised me was terrifying .

Oh Mr n I AM SO SORRY!. YOUR PRECIOUS MAVIS………………………………………………………..

AT THAT SECOND MY BRAIN WENT INTO MELTDOWN. All I could think  was something major had happened. I  interrupted her flow and asked wow. Where is she. Whats happened IS SHE ALRIGHT??????.

She is ok but she was taken to the wrong  bed. She is in recovery. If you collect your things I will take you to her. Well we had 2 Trolley luggage bags and a back pack. All her clothes  . But  a nurse helped me. Off we went to find her.

When I looked  round the curtain and could see her and she smiled. Relief was an understatement. She told me there had been a complication and so they brought me here to rest and recover. During the bi -op they  cut through a vain and she was chocking on  blood. But  it was quickly  sorted.  So now she was being kept  in overnight.

The Hospital  do have rooms for  visitors and I had a twin room, It was about 10 mins walk round the road way. Very clean.

On Wednesday I went to collect her and she was released. We had a board meeting cancelled so we made our way to padington and a 3 hr train to Swansea where we both  were booked to give a Presentation. Which was well received. We had a free day  to  explore. we were a few  100 feet from the beach ,fantastic nice and warm ,nice hotel.

When we left there on Saturday Morning we set off  for London again. Booked   into our hotel in Fleet St.  get  showered and dressed in my dinner suit and bow tie ,we walked the short  distance to the Lasag Ball.

What a fantastic Venue. Steeped  in History I was fascinated, Thank you Harminder.

Late to bed, and up  just after 6 to get ready for the final Journey home. And most of all  get  here by 12 noon to pick up my baby louis from Kennels before 12 close up..

With louis home with us most of  PC work updated a bit of lunch I am looking fwd to an early night to catch up on kip.

Ready for what ever Mavis throes at me.P1010130