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WAITING FOR GODDO?……

0700h. Today ( Friday)   at 0930h we have an appointment with the Surgeon  and Medic to discuss the plan of care. Yesterday the haematologist was very optimistic.  Michaels blood picture is acceptable for surgery after an increase in his antiviral drug regime.. To distract me from my anxiety, I am re -living some of my Paris memories.. … Continue reading

reflections

LIFE GOES ON….

Day 6 Tuesday After the multidisciplinary meeting yesterday,  we got a phone call confirming the surgical appointment on Friday.    I took this as reassuring.   There must not be anything so urgent it can not wait till Friday.   Still, at the back of my mind is still the thought “what if”. Our anxiety and tension … Continue reading

Paris

CATACOMBES?…JUST A PILE OF OLD BONES!

One of the things I managed to do on my Paris list was visit the Catacombes. http://www.catacombes.paris.fr/ I will cheat and reproduce the history of this strange place. The Catacombs of Paris (the “municipal Ossuary”) have been created at the end of the 18th century. The cemetery of Innocent (close to Saint-Eustace, in the district of the “Halles”) had been used during nearly … Continue reading

Family

FOUR DAYS ON

Sunday. 21st April 2013 The words “ bowel cancer”  hangs over us like a big black cloud. I have no idea what Michael is thinking and if I attempt to ask I will be “fussing.” He started laughing ironically,  when watching the London marathon this morning.    It seems everybody is either running in memory of somebody who has … Continue reading