FL had his first blood transfusion yesterday and is now all pink and perky! :)
His next scheduled hospital appointment is on 17 September, when we expect to find out the type and percentage of acute leukemia in his body. The doctors reckon the transfusion should keep him going for at least two weeks. So instead of a monthly hospital appointment, it will be at least once a fortnight. So that's our new rhythm set.
Off we go.
He is strangely chipper. I don't know why that surprises me - he was never one to let a devastating diagnosis get him down! I think it helps him to know that he wasn't just making it up when he said he felt bad, and the doctors said: "Really? But your myeloma is under control! You shouldn't feel bad!" Ha!
He is attacking his book-writing with a whole new sense of urgency. For the moment, this does not involve me in transcribing the gazillion handwritten notebooks that litter the house, but I know that time is approaching fast.
Meantime, I am preparing to batten down the hatches for the incoming storm.
If ever there was a time for me to find my own equilibrium, it is now. If I was a religious person I would probably be praying a lot and lighting candles.
But I am not.
So I am knitting and decluttering and trying to eat healthy food and get more active.
Don't worry - I am not heading into a hyperactive frenzy of displacement activity! I have those tendencies, but I am not there yet!
I am very much taken with the idea of this 10-day challenge, over on the Be More With less blog. Shape Up. Pare Down. Tune In. Sounds good to me!
I have not yet identified my goals. That's a job for the weekend.
Other plans for the next two days include: sewing a 1960's top for autumn; finishing sleeve one of my cardigan; enjoying the fact that I have functioning electrical sockets on both sides of the ground floor for the first time in 3 months - woo hoo!
Imagine the excitement of boiling a kettle at the same time as watching tv! ;)
Let me leave you with a photo of my new self-indulgent necklace purchase from Silly Old Suitcase at Etsy..
Pardon the crosses and stars.
FL will not be impressed!