Well, it’s been a bit of time since I wrote something myself to go up here – at least, I think it is….. I’m feeling a lot more weary now, so my brain isn’t on top form! But anyway, a quick update on the past few days, which have been pretty full in terms of chemo: today is the first day in 6 that I haven’t had any. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday were the intramuscular (as the song goes “Asparaginase, aspariganase, Gets jabbed in my buttocks/ Every two days” – trust me, it’s catchy), which are never ENORMOUS fun, but not too bad really. The last intravenous was on Monday, and it was fine (though fingers are definitely still tingly), and on Wednesday I had the intrathecal [lumbar puncture], which is a lot worse to think about than to have done! Pain was minimal, but lying on my side knowing what the doctor was doing was odd….. But really, it was fine: it’s much harder for the doctor, who actually has to do the work [and had a number of spectators!]. But that’s the case for all the treatment: my part is easy! I just get it done……
So now just two intramuscular jabs left and this course will be over…. Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun? Monday I’ll have another bone marrow test (though this time with sedation: hurrah!), and will have to wait on those results before going home, perhaps on Wednesday…… All depends, but that’s the current hope.
Will sign off now to send this with my darling father to hopefully go up tonight. Continued thanks to everyone! Will post again very soon. [hopefully from home, Dad]
[By Dad – George is definitely wearier – if you are visiting, be happy just to be there and accept that he may not wish to talk (or listen) a lot. He still appreciates you visiting. Plan for home is to let him build up his strength again at his own pace plus a bit! Good food, rest and TLC. He will probably not want too many visitors during that period.]