Two months since the last update!

I can’t believe that two months have passed by since my last update. Now it’s only just over 3 weeks to wait till the Tassie trip – yee haa!

So many of you have written requesting news and I have tried to reply to everyone but please forgive me if I’ve left YOU out. It was certainly unintentional. Actually there’s not a heck of a lot to tell you. The treatment – a two day dose of chemo every other Wednesday – sounds as though it’s an ongoing thing for as long as I want. They have upped the dose to maximum now that my errant blood count seems to have sorted itself out – there are a few side effects from that, the worst being mouth ulcers. But as they only last for about a week they are not really a problem. I am due another CT scan a couple of days after getting back from the trip.

As mentioned previously I am living at home again and quite enjoying knocking up meals of varying quality (?) for myself. As a man was not born to do mundane things like housework I have applied for – and got – home help in the form of a young lady who visits alternative Mondays to mop floors, vaccuum around the place etc. Her major virtue is that she is one of the very few people on this planet who don’t turn their nose up at my coffee! (I can’t stand it myself actually so drink tea instead – and at that I am an expert!)

I recently enjoyed a week away down south and had the time of my life going up and down long flights of steps to our gorgeous beaches, where I would walk for miles, clamber over rocks etc. etc. Oh yes, and even take the odd photo or two. I won’t mention the nudist beach I accidentally stumbled upon!

So there you have it. I feel 100%, have put most of the lost weight back on again and am rarin’ to get to Tasmania! At the insistence of my eldest son I have also booked myself an 8 day tour of Australia’s mysterious Arnhem Land early in June and am REALLY looking forward to that!

So, unless anything REALLY dramatic happens, I’ll make this the final update. It just remains for me to thank each and every one of you for your incredible support, encouragement and prayers over the past 6 months. More than anything else it has been this that has played the major role in seeing me through all the various traumas etc and getting me back on track. Now you are faced with having to see all my photos again – and you’ve only got yourselves to blame!! LOL

Love and best wishes to you all
Peter

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