Wednesday, November 13, 2013


November has been a really busy month.

First of all medically my cancer diagnosis and surgery really knocked me both physically and emotionally.  Trying to rationalise a return of my cancer so quickly has not been possible, and I have discovered the only solution to be 'not to think about it.'  Yup, I am an ostrich!

I did have some good news in that my gastroenterologist discovered and helped manage/cure my diarrhoea with a cholesterol lowering powder - so not only will I not be so 'shitty' but my heart will be happy.
My supply of gastro-stop and Questran
Then at the beginning of the month Elizabeth and I had the fun of attending Elizabeth's friend Cassie's wedding.  It was just a week or so after my surgery, but I was well enough and had a great time.

Beverly, Cassie, Tom & Elizabeth

The month has also been really busy with me organising our trip to Disneyland. It has been a miracle as we have been able to transfer frequent flyer point tickets from January to November, get the hotel that we wanted and organise passports and visas. So leaving on November 20th and returning on November 30th - 10 days of wonderful memories.

Then disaster struck.

Sunday 10th - Sarah's little bird Hazel (a green-cheeked Conya) flew away.  Sarah was so devastated and for two days she was in total mourning. And then ... yesterday Tuesday a neighbour stopped by Mom who was putting flyers in all the post boxes and asked if we had lost a bird.  They had found Hazel, and fallen in love with her. They had been taking care of her, waiting to see if anyone had lost her. 

It is you?  You are safe home.

The smile and cuddle says it all.

A very pretty girl.
 And to end this post it is birthday month in our house.

Mom (Dorothy) turns 70 on November 17th, but as we have given her a couple of nights in the city we celebrated early.  Dad has bought Mom concert tickets for the night of the 16th and we thought we would shout them 2 nights in a nice hotel. So we had some cake and gave her, her gifts while we were all together.  A very Happy Birthday Mom.

Making a wish and ready to blow

Don't lose your teeth Mom!

Yummy Pavlova and lots of gifts.

So with Ivan's birthday still to celebrate on the 16th and our trip to Disneyland - November is a much better month than October. So I think we will keep November in our calendar.

1 comment:

Red said...

I can only imagine the turmoil one would go through with your diagnosis. I wish you the best. rkingsen73