Thursday

I am getting over xmas and New year. After all  they are only  days in a calender. And every day is special. Its something that comes with age. You place less and less on Public holidays and just enjoy each day we spend with those we love. Those days are the special days. All being well we will do exactly the same next year.

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An update

I  finally got the results of my Pet scan yesterday. Its confirmed the Lymphoma is present in at least 2 other areas  as in each side of my Diaphram.. As its a slow growing cancer  I am  going to see the  Dr in early February. I am getting   a drug called Rituximab.

If successful it should reduce or at least  hold it  for a while. But at my age I am not to concerned. As long as it  keeps it at bay long enough  for me to continue as Mavis`s carer thats good enough for me.

I will update this again  when I start the treatment.

Beacon

Well  what a day we have had. We were invited to a Tour of  Beacon`s Factory. We were collected by Car at 7.30 am by A really  nice guy Louis. The journey was 3 Hours through  M25. Rain Fog and Traffic . We were  greeted on arrival By the Directors Andy, and Ray. A hot  Coffee and tea was instantly  in front of us, most welcome.

After a Chat and a welcome so warm we were  given a Tour of the factory and introduced to  manny of the staff. Really most interesting. What they do is amazing.  With the tour over we were  taken to the Room  with heaps of food laid out  Hot tea ,coffee, soft drinks. And set up was a screen and projector. After an  embarrassing  welcome to all the room full of staff I was introduced as the first Guest to speak. I stumbled a bit at first because  the presentation that loaded was not  my latest and I was thrown a bit because  the slides and order was not  what I was expecting but I caught up and soon I was in flow.. With a few more blips I  completed   A another  good  response. Now after another  introduction it was Mavis s turn to follow. She likewise was thrown by the presentation it was not  what she expected. But despite having a heavy cold she did her usual amazing talk. Then it was time to  get stuck into the buffet . As usual people were gathering around her with congratulations and questions. Then after  all that we were escorted back to the MDs office . Most  unexpectedly Ray the Tech,Directors wife came in with a big bunch of flowers for Mavis and a nice bottle  for me. a lovely gesture. The surprise announcement  was that In May 2019 they are organising a Rickshaw style cycle ride  in order to  support  The Charity.. To say we were treated like Royalty  was an understatement. Soon it was time to leave and we were escorted to  our drivers car for the journey home. We even received a call  on his phone to check how far we were and to check that his honoured guests were  doing OK.

The End of a fantastic Day as we shook hands and said our goodbyes  at our front door.

Tuesday

Up early again another anxious day ahead. we took park and ride and  a bus to the hospital as parking can be a nightmare. Arrived early as usual  booked in and waited and waited and waited.

nearly 40 mins late I was called in. Well a better day today ,even though they were still confused. I asked what went wrong yesterday and it was explained to me. Its the system .
So today I actually had an Ultrasound and bi op on my lump. Not to painful ,but at least its done now.
Just wait for results Hey Ho

I dont know how Mavis does it. She is much braver than I am.

Thank you  for your  kind posts yesterday. Me and hospitals are not exactly top of my list..

Monday

After the  Hospital Fiasco  this morning. I was there for  a Scan and a Bi op on my Throat . Well thats what my letter said.. As I said this morning that I was in and out in  less than 5 mins getting an Ultra sound. on my throat All done she said . I said what thats it all done nothing else no needles? She reapeated all done. So after wasting  nearly 4 hours we came home This afternoon  we had to go to the Royal Marsden for Mavis`s scan. I was  sitting  waiting for Mavis to come our from the scan when my phone rang. Hello  This is the Hospital. There was an error  with your appointment . Can you come back in the morning. for  a biop on your throat and groin. So I was due  2 bi ops that wasnt in my letter. You didnt get all the procedure. We can do it  for you in the morning. Strange Ive had to wait weeks untill a specialist was available. But  because they cocked up  I can see him in less than 12 hours notice.

So now its another 4 hours tomorrow. So watch this space for  follow up tomorrow.

Saturday

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What a great couple of days in Guernsey. I hate  flying but it was only an hour. In a prop plane. Paul met us at the airport and we teamed up with Paul and Lee. We bundled in the car and were taken on a tour of half the island. Then a meal in the evening. Bed early well ,11 pm ready for an early breakfast and get ready for Mavis and mine presentations. The both went down well. Then we were treated to another tour of the other half of the island. Then an hours break change for a meal in a nice Chinese. Another late night A taxi booked for 6 am for a 7 am flight. We couldnt sleep worrying. Awake at 3.15 Mavis made tea at 4 am I spent 2 hours pacing. I rang taxi at 5 45. Dont panic he said I will get you to airport in time. and he did.  Plane home to Gatwic was a jet 35 min trip. Buy tkts too victoria on the express ,a quick walk 7 mins wait  for  next train home. anothe taxi and we made it .we finaly got home just before 12 noon.

I had a problem with my power point it would not play a video. My solution was to  purchase office 2016. That sorted it videos play on my laptop.  7 pm off to get louis from kenells. He is asleep now happy to be home bless him. But we have some good memories.