Tomorrow I shall return unto the hospital of St George, which feels a bit strange after two whole months out of it… No doubt I’ll be back into the routine of it very quickly, but at the moment being an inpatient is a distant memory. My blood counts on Thursday were very good again (higher than last week, indeed), but the cyclophosphamide (ie the chemo I had on Thursday) is likely to have hit them a bit. What’s more, I have four consecutive days of chemo now, so it’s much easier and safer to have me in than not. If my blood counts do not drop too quickly, I should still be quite free, and – who knows – perhaps even able to pop out for the evening. I’m not counting any chickens, though.
On Wednesday evening Harriet and I went to play at Tomandalice’s house, meaning that I managed to be their first AND second guest, which is a great accolade. It’s a good big house, too, and they cooked us up an Indian extravaganza. And ice-cream. Though that wasn’t cooked. We had dropped Heidi-hi Wiggleswothergill off on the way up: Heidi-hi is one of Harriet’s lunatic friends, and delightful to boot, so she brought an extra dimension to the days she spent chez Norton. I think she and Harriet have now dragged their partners (Duncan and Alan, Heidi-hi’s husband) to the depths of Scotland to be silly for a weekend.
It has been great being a normal person again, able to go out, see people and have a few beers, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job of making the most of it… Hopefully, though, it won’t be long before I’m out and about again, when I reached the fabled Maintenance phase.
Here, thanks to my new friend Penny, is a photo of me, Hannah and Andrew at Hannah’s wedding last Saturday. My pose is perhaps a little over-exuberant, but they are two of my closest chums, and Hannah was married!Great days, great days.
I’m hoping I might be able to sneak online when in Ruth Myles, this time, but whatever happens I’ll post my new extension number when I’m there. And don’t think that just because you’ve visited before means you don’t have to visit any more! Hahahaha!