I have been visited by various lovely people who are arranging for me to go home. A hospital bed will be set up in the lounge and I will have nurses coming in to help. Short term outlook improved long term who knows. More of that anon. The staff here at SMH have been brilliant. I will tell you more about the strange events that have affected me over the last few months another time.
Sadly perhaps 100yards away from me in a hospice the other side of the hospital my granddaughter’s other grandfather passed away last night. This is the granddaughter who was having her hair cut off for charity and she had managed to bring the haircut forward to tonight so that we both could see the result. Sadly it was not to be. But she kept her promise and her hair is a lot shorter! (I am not allowed to show photos). The cut off hair will be made into wigs for cancer sufferers while money she is raising will go to the Hospice and cancer research. I hope this will also provide some comfort for my granddaughters.
If you want to support them there is a link below or kind words (which I will pass on) are welcome.
(although luminous yellow are pretty good as well)
It was three in the morning and I was standing on the corner of a street in a hi-viz jacket with a cat rubbing itself against my legs. Further down the road I could just see Liz’s flashing bunny ears and in the distance I could see a snake of twinkling lights coming towards us. As they got closer I could see that they were all wearing pink tee-shirts. When they reached me I directed them round the corner and onward. It was the annual Midnight Walk for the Florence Nightingale Hospice. Most were walking steadily and chatting away although a couple of times someone not in a pink teeshirt weaved their way along the road and staggered off into the distance. Continue reading “Pink teeshirts are best”→
My daughter-in-law Toni and her friend and running companion Carol have made a rash decision – they are going to up their game and instead of running 10k (with or without obstacles) they are going to run 10 miles. Now as regular readers will know half a mile (or the distance to the station platform when I saw the train coming) were my limit so I am in awe of anyone who can run 10k let alone 10 miles. As I said in an earlier post I think walking is a more sensible way of getting round than running which seems to involve far too much hard work. But each to their own.
They have set up a justgiving page saying that they are running Great South Run at the end of October for Cancer Research UK. They actually managed 10k in a smidgeon under an hour the other day so they have got 7 months to work on the other 4 miles. Mind you if it’s in October they will probably be running in a blizzard (I’ll say anything to encourage them!!).
I will keep you updated on their progress (both their running and their fundraising).
I would normally delete an out of focus or pixellated photograph like this one but I am sharing it because of the story behind it.
This is what anyone driving past Stoke Mandeville Hospital at about half past midnight last Sunday morning would have seen. About 500 ladies in pink tee-shirts most of them with flashing bunny ears on their heads. Continue reading “Watch out for flashing bunny ears”→
I am going to break the habit of many weeks and post nearly two days running. Today I will bore you with statistics! However to make it a little more interesting I will include a few graphs. I am going to cover our friends on our way to the top of Scotland (without EU passports) and their and my blogs, my latest numbers which I got at chemo 5 and finally some referendum that has caused quite a bit of a storm on Facebook. Apparently now the result is known everyone (well that is a bit of an exaggeration) is googling the EU to find out what it is/was. Continue reading “Numbers, numbers, numbers”→
This week we had a most enjoyable lunch with a friend to celebrate his 70th birthday. I had told you about him in “I once ran in the same race as Zola Budd” – he was running the London Marathon to raise money for the Salvation Army and I am delighted to tell you that he exceeded his target of raising £4,000. In the same post I also mentioned that my son and daughter-in-law also run, but shorter distances with obstacles. Tomorrow they tackle the WOLF Run – nothing to do with being chased by large lupines but a 10k run through Woods Obstacles Lakes and Fields. Continue reading “Running and Cycling (not me I hasten to add)”→
This weekend it is the London Marathon and a good friend is running trying to finish before his 70th Birthday (in June). He is running for the Salvation Army – all is explained in his Charity page. When the London Marathon first started it was such a great event that even I thought that I should have a go – oh the foolishness of youth! Continue reading “I once ran in the same race as Zola Budd”→