Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Life is on hold

This week the oncology nurse who visits me said that life has put me on hold, which I thought was a very apt description. My week was similar to previous weeks in that I don't seem to be getting any weaker, but I don't seem to be getting stronger, or if I am it is in very small amounts. I have put on some weight, which is good, so I am now back to about 70kg (although still described by the specialist as skeletal thin). I did venture further for a lunch yesterday, mainly because the place I was originally going to go to ended up being shut. I drove there and back, which was nice.
I have another blood test on Friday and see the specialist again on Wednesday, all part of my three-weekly routine. I have yet to hear from the hospital on when I will get a CT scan, but I don't expect it will happen quickly.
I went for a couple of short walks today which were not very taxing on me at all. These walks will be better all round when the pavement is all finished, but that is still a little while away. I managed to sit up for a while longer yesterday playing card games with my daughter and the day before I also managed some reasonable "up time". So I guess when I look back on all these things they are all small steps in the right direction.


At 11 January 2012 at 17:59 , Anonymous Rosalind said...

Weight gain? I prescribe chocolate ;)

At 12 January 2012 at 00:12 , Blogger Rita said...

one step at a time :) ... you can do it :)

At 15 January 2012 at 18:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are such an inspiration Andrew.
Arohanui Hine

At 16 January 2012 at 22:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, it's good you are driving. Happy New Year to you all and hope you get better and better.
Love, Robyn

At 17 January 2012 at 10:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year. Hope and pray this will be a better year for you and your family!

God bless, Marco

At 19 January 2012 at 06:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Andrew: Thanks for keeping us posted and I am sure you will be doing better and better in the year of 2012. Jiande


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