It was a toss-up between this happy holiday picture, or a scowling man trying on a suit for a wedding... no contest!
FL had his two-monthly hospital appointment this week.
The news is good: his Freelite test from May showed that his Myeloma is "steady"; his kidneys are "steady"; and a routine cholesterol check-up showed nothing unusual. The Consultant sent his blood off to Birmingham for another Freelite test, but she is very pleased with how things are going.
He remarked to me that he feels "back to normal" which is a weird and wonderful thing to say, three years into a Myeloma diagnosis! Of course, he is far from "normal", but the point is that his quality of life is very very good. He is back to full rounds of golf; he can trek up a steep hill for two hours; he can eat and drink what and when he likes; and he isn't taking any painkillers. Yeah, he sometimes stumbles when he walks due to loss of feeling in his feet, and the night cramps can be dreadful, and sometimes he is desperately tired... but it is all manageable.
More good news
My blog-shy son got the exam passes he needed to get into the University of his choice for the subject of his choice. Now we just have to sort out a job / student loan / accommodation - minor details! This is a huge relief in a year when Universities have over-recruited and are looking for reasons to reject students to avoid "claw-back" of government funding! The boy got his A. Wow!
And about comments
I haven't been deliberately ignoring your kind comments - for some reason Blogger didn't notify me that you had been here, so I didn't know to come and look! So thank you for all the sewing support, which is greatly appreciated. And yes - that is my herb garden in the pictures of Sencha. I went away for a week, and when I came back it was blooming - amazing!