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From hospital … at last

I was phoned at about a quarter to three this afternoon and offered a bed. The chemotherapy will start tomorrow, but because I am here it will be able to start bright and early. What a relief! Gillian was away on business, so Fabienne very kindly brought me to Cheltenham. Thank you, Fabienne, I’m so grateful you were there to help.

It’s been a little unsettling to have had all these delays. Totting up the plans and backup plans and backups to backups, I think we finally executed plan M. I can’t believe we could have been so creative as to have made 13 plans. We didn’t make them all right at the beginning, but as each plan dropped we made new ones. This is the longest delay we’ve had so far. I just hope we don’t have another delay like it.

There’s very little else to say, so I shall stop writing and settle in properly.

{ 7 } Comments

  1. David Wenk | 30 March 2010 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Bonne nuit! Hope it goes well tomorrow –

  2. icyjumbo | 31 March 2010 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Thank you, David. It’s going well so far…

  3. David Allsopp | 30 March 2010 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    “No plan survives contact with the enemy” … “Strategy is a system of expedients” — Helmuth von Moltke the Elder ( 😉

  4. icyjumbo | 31 March 2010 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    “In preparing for battle, I have often found that plans are useless, but planning is vital.” Eisenhower, I think.

  5. Fabienne P | 31 March 2010 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    You are welcome. It was the least I could do to help both of you.
    Thank you for the opportunity to taste your delicious home-made cheese scones!
    I hope it goes smoothly today.

  6. sue hawkins | 1 April 2010 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Gillian & Christopher –

    Hope all goes smoothly after all that planning. Will be keeping an eye out for your next installment!
    —sue h

  7. icyjumbo | 1 April 2010 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I can’t say that it went smoothly no matter how much planning went into it. Most of the plans were reactions to events rather than a carefully thought out prediction of what could happen and how we would respond. But it all ended OK, and I’m back home full of chemotherapy and anti-sickness drugs.