Thursday, 4 February 2016

Stage 2

" Ring at 8.30am Thursday morning " they said, to check there is a bed available. Then  at 3pm Wednesday afternoon  we get a phone call to say " can you come in at 7pm tonight?" "Oh bother" we said as everything was ready for cooking  for youngest and her OH to come round to a roast chicken dinner! The hospital didn't actually do anything Wednesday night but just got him in early to make sure he had the bed.
Perhaps it's best not to make too many plans around the chemo dates. This time the chemotherapy treatment is 4 lots spread over 2 days, which is why he has to stay in hospital. He may be home late Friday night or sometime Saturday - hopefully in time to watch the start of the Six Nations Rugby.

To make up for their missed meal, this morning I delivered some chicken and bread sauce ( our youngest Loves bread sauce)  and the lemon meringue pie I'd made for dessert, to the opticians where she works. Which she and the others there found very funny! While I was out delivering I popped down to Aldeburgh to see the sea and peruse the charity shops, no photos - it was too cold to hang around and threatening rain too.

Thank you for lovely comments yesterday

Back Tomorrow - if there's anything to write about
Sue

22 comments:

  1. Good luck with it all
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  2. The delivery might have made her smile but I bet she enjoyed them.

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  3. Bloody cancer - how damned inconvenient *shakes fist* take heart, it won't always be like this xx

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  4. Enjoy the peace and blog when you need some company xx

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  5. Enjoy the peace and blog when you need some company xx

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  6. Hope all goes well for Col.

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  7. Glad Colin got a bed but sorry about the last minute notice. Pray all goes well.

    You are a good mum to deliver some of the planned meal to your daughter. "I popped down to Aldeburgh"so sounds like you may be moving a bit further away from your daughter but still within easy reach. You are very confident now with driving.

    Take care of yourself during this time.

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    1. Yes, sadly we will be 25 miles from our youngest instead of 2 miles when we move into Ipswich but we'll be closer to our son, Col's Dad, Col's Sister and my sister and of course the blinkin' Hospital! We will be further from the sea too :-(

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  8. Hope it goes well. Hospital beds are like gold dust there days! I remember how disappointing it was when just 10 mins before hubby's planned op, they told him "no beds" and he was already gowned up! Still thankful for the NHS though, work wonders!

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    1. 10 minutes!- that's really bad but as you say thank heavens for the NHS, imagine what all the treatment would be costing us.

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  9. Hope all goes well for Col.. I bet your daughter enjoyed the food you took her. We're thinking of popping to Aldeburgh tomorrow for a bag of chips for lunch..haven't had any for ages.. and then come back via Thorpness to see what birds are on the Mere.

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    1. I went to Alde via Thorpeness and popped into the antique place for a nosy. The mere looked cold - I just saw plenty of gulls!

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  10. Hope all goes well for Col, such an awful thing to go through.
    Today is World Cancer Day, I do hope a breakthrough is on the horizon xx

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  11. When I had my first pacemaker put in, my husband was at home with severe dementia, so complicated arrangements were made for his care, involving offspring driving hundreds of miles to be here. I'd phoned the ward to let them know all this, but, you've guessed it, I was cancelled at the last minute. Bed management rules OK!
    I told my nurse daughter last night that "my friend's husband...etc.etc..", and she said "it's the best cancer to have if you've got to have one" as, she said, "It's eminently curable". Thought I'd share that. xxxx

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    1. Treatable they said, rather than curable, but should go into remission for many years - we hope! Whose turn is it for the PP letter? I shall have to find the list.

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    2. Yes, slip of the tongue, or in this case, finger. Deb did say "treatable" - so sorry to have misquoted. xxx

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  12. We're all rooting for you both. Take care.

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  13. Very best wishes to you and Col for this treatment and yes, it's best to be flexible around the time of his chemo dates. I hope he has a comfortable night and also that you aren't fretting too much, because of course you will be anxious while he's away from you in hospital. Although we've never met, Sue, we both know how cancer affects not only the person with this vile disease but also their partner and family, so I'm sending virtual hugs from here in Torbay, Devon.
    Margaret P

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  14. 4 rounds across 2 days is fairly intense.....take care both of you

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  15. I guess once you are in and occupying the bed at least you know you have the bed! xx

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  16. Better to have the bed than not, even at the expense of a roast dinner. Dad got a phone call on his first day of chemo to say there wasn't a bed. Mum fought tooth and nail all day to get him in, which she finally did, but it was something nobody should have to go through. xx

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  17. Better to have the bed than not, even at the expense of a roast dinner. Dad got a phone call on his first day of chemo to say there wasn't a bed. Mum fought tooth and nail all day to get him in, which she finally did, but it was something nobody should have to go through. xx

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