Thursday, 27 October 2011

Living in Retirement

I don't think it has fully set in that I am retired. It is certainly a new financial situation for the family and I to be in and it will take some serious adjustments to get by. However there was no choice in the matter in the end so we just have to move forward. I want to thank all those that have stepped forward and helped in these trying times.
Medically things have been pretty stable the last several days although I did have a couple of really nasty fevers. The worst two came after watching the rugby. Even though I lie down to watch TV, it was too late for me and I pushed myself too hard.
I did get to see the specialist yesterday which was a physical strain. I think next time he will come and see me. His view is also that things don't seem to be changing much at the moment so we just have to wait and see what will happen. I have started a new medication that should give me an energy boost and if this occurs it would be great. In the meantime it is just a routine of eating sleeping resting and watching a little TV in the evenings.


At 27 October 2011 at 19:18 , Blogger Rashmi said...

Hi Andrew
Knowing you, retirement is only external - I am sure you are still brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for various projects at work and at home! :-) Looking forward to the day when you let us all know that you are back at work.
This week is Diwali (the Indian festival of lights) and in the spirit of the festival we wish you the strength you need to be victorious over the cancer. We wish Patti and the kids all the strength they need on this journey as well.
All of you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Wishing you a Happy Diwali!
Rashmi & Roshan

At 30 October 2011 at 21:46 , Anonymous Richard Foulkes said...

Hi Andrew

Best wishes from myself and the Foulkes family to you, Patti and your family. We are all thinking of you. It seems a long time back to Aorere College but those connections are still there. Some of the memories of then feel very recent, not least the optimism for the future and the hope we could achieve something with our lives. Huge congratulations of your achievements as a scholar, teachers and family man. You are obviously an inspiration for those who have worked closely with you. Keep strong. Richard Foulkes

At 31 October 2011 at 09:21 , Blogger Rita said...

You and your family are always in our thoughts :)


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