Saturday, March 20, 2010

An enjoyable week

I took some photos of our back garden at about 6pm the other night. The crepe murtles are coming out and the trees are getting rather large now!

I spent Wednesday resting at home. It was great to be able to stay home after the Sydney trip the previous day.

On Thursday March 18, I went to see the oncologist. Rick came along. It was reassuring to have another set of listening ears. The purpose was to check that all is well and to discuss switching to the post-menopausal drug which they planned for me to be on after my second surgery had been completed. I realised, after the appointment, that all the decisions about my treatment have been made. This was a big relief. No more big decisions on my part, just regular check-ups from now on and five years of taking the medication. I just need to get blood test results and see my GP, and then it should be all plain sailing on the new medication.

Thursday was a full day as I went from the specialist to the Thursday morning tea and study group at church. After that it was lunch at the Portrait Gallery with Sylvia and Penny, followed by a tour, with Penny, of the special exhibition at the National Gallery: "Masterpieces from Paris". It was most enjoyable. We were very fortunate to get into the exhibition with only about a 10-15 minute wait. On the weekends, many have spent up to 3 hours or more, waiting in line! Our friends, from Sydney, gave up without seeing the exhibition last weekend.

On Friday I had a call to teach at school! This was my first time since all the treatment started last year. I had a very pleasant day and it was a good test of how much I have recovered so far. I managed well. I did notice that I was slowing down a bit towards the afternoon! I fitted in a blood test and a "drink" with the staff after school When I came home I had a good long rest and felt fine. This is good news!

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