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Cycle 5 started

By Gillian

Chris was meant to go into Cheltenham yesterday to start cycle 5 of the chemotherapy. However, when he phoned the hospital at 8:30 in the morning, there wasn’t a bed available. That was frustrating for him, but actually suited me as it meant I was able to go to an all-day work meeting near London without worrying about how to get him into hospital.

He was told to phone again this morning, and the good news was that there was a bed free. So I took him down to Cheltenham this morning for an overnight stay. I’m not sure how early tomorrow he’ll be ready to be collected, as the doctors are talking about giving him a blood transfusion after the post-chemo hydration. So I’ve bought a really easy “bung-it-in-the-oven” lamb-shank with rosemary sauce, dauphinoise potatoes and red cabbage for Saturday night dinner. I don’t really approve of ready-meals, but I don’t know how he’ll be feeling tomorrow evening (I suspect not up to cooking) and sometimes it’s just easier…..

{ 4 } Comments

  1. David Wenk | 24 April 2010 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the update Gillian. Stephanie here now en route to NY. Hope to speak to you sometime over the weekend!

  2. icyjumbo | 24 April 2010 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I’ll look forward to your call, David.

  3. Mark Keene | 24 April 2010 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Hi. Just to let you know that I’ve now found your blog (thanks Gillian) and can follow things.

  4. Gillian | 24 April 2010 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mark. We’re glad you’ve found us. Do keep in touch – and best wishes for your next venture.