Thanks Mark for the suggestion, but Grace (my daughter) already has plans in that direction and is excited about the prospect of being my assistant!
Busy day yesterday talking to many people about many things. Had to get some file dividers to create a file as i’m already overwhelmed by bureaucratic bollocks and anyone who knows me knows how much i enjoy paperwork. Thing is this stuff is way more relevant to the usual BB.
People continue to be so supportive, yesterday given a book by Barbara Wren and a healing stone as well as a big bunch of flowers from work.
Had a visit from a social worker about my external cancer and that’s been put away as far as they’re concerned, a relief, especially for Kate.
From 2000 those with cancer are classified disabled and so i can be one of those who can park anywhere.
Cancer apparently first termed by Hippocrates about 400 BC when he called masses of cancerous cells karkinos, Greek for crab. various theories about why crab such as they can be hard like a shell, that they hurt like a crab pinch and their tenacity in keeping hold. Later Galen on dissecting a breast tumour saw veins and tributaries going from the cancer like crab legs. And cancer doctors are oncologists, again from Hippocrates and the Greek onkos, which means masses. Maybe i’ll work on creating some crab dishes.
Apart from the odd bit of pain, tiredness and overall weirdness still no major side effects. Just the odd fleeting sadness as it slowly sinks in. Was given appointment yesterday to have some gastric tube fitted in a month to keep me nutrified during the radiotherapy. Wonder how Christmas dinner will be through one of these?
Don’t know why i’d used adieu before, well that’s not actually true because Barry had said “adieu Pardew” and the rhyming lilt suck with me. Now, when i realise it’s the French “to god”, before anyone takes it on themselves to think i’m turning religious in my cancerous time then relinquish such thoughts as i say goodbye to adieu and search for another signing off term to go with……………..
keep on keeping on mes amis.