Steve saw the consultant this week who confirmed that there were no more cancer cells in the removed nodes – thank God. He told Steve to ‘go and play football with his boys’ – music to the ears. Its a turning point, a point that we did wonder if we would ever get to. Playing football in the park is one of those things we took for granted, we got this house because the park is just down the road. Its a ‘normal’ thing to do. How complacent were we? Never again will we assume that the world as we know it will continue as it is.
A CT scan every three months is all that is left and I refuse to allow that to dominate our lives. Steve is at the caravan just now with the boys. Rumor has it that all sorts of rules are being broken – food on a tray in front of a video, heavy nintendo use, before you know where we are they will be drinking Cola ! Me? I’m catching up on reading, emails, friends, life. Who knows, I might just chill out! I know we are all healing – we had Steve’s favorite hymn in church today and I sang it joyfully – no thought of tears.
Going forward? Its Barcelona in two weeks time. We are so impressed with our travel agents – yes, I know we could have booked it on the internet but no way would we have had the confidence in the arrangements that we have now. They (Premier Travel in St Ives) phoned us to say that the tickets had arrived, we said we would bring in passports and would need Euros. Well, we arrived and they immediately found our file, knew we were bring passports and asked how many Euros we wanted. (Somehow I have grown to expect inefficiency – how refreshing to be proved wrong). We are now checked in at the airport (!) both for out and return flights! Guaranteed connecting rooms at the hotel, and I have every confidence that if this were not to be the case that Premier would quickly sort it out. A frenzy of clothes shopping has occurred and the pile of ‘must take’ is growing on the spare bed. Any day now I will hear those words ‘do you really need to take all that?’ – but until then – pile it up! Is this normal?