Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I am still here on Planet Earth

I have not been swallowed by a great sea monster, or disappeared into outer space. In fact I am still in the same space that I was when I last posted, except a little more distracted.

The last month has seen so much happening.  Firstly the loss of my father-in-law Desmond, struck the family hard.  We are all so far away from Ireland and felt so helpless.  Then Ivan left for a 3 week overseas business trip and I began the last 2 weeks of my chemotherapy treatment.

As each day progressed, I began the countdown.  Calculating that I had taken over 670 tablets in the course of six months and finally getting to the last three, was a momentous moment.  Side-effects have been bearable and enjoying an increase in energy and positive outlook has filled every day.

. . . And then  . . .  my Dad, Brian, collapsed at home. He was rushed into hospital and diagnosed with a minor stroke.  The last 5 days have been concerning.  Luckily it has been really minor, although the worrying part is that the MRI has shown a serious of previous minor strokes. The good news is that he is home and feeling good.

So . . . soon I will be back typing regularly. Forgive Me.


Red said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss and your Dad's small stroke. It's good that they have diagnosed things and hopefully this will not happen again. Work hard on getting well. It will be good to be off chemo.

Beverly said...

Red you are always so supportive - thank you!

darlin said...

Beverly you've been through so much this past 6 months, my heart goes out to you and your family.