December 27, 2009
The days and weeks have consisted of journeys back and forth. From Porthmadog to Hinckley, from Hinckley to Porthmadog. There is a song in there somewhere. Hospital for chemotherapy, specialists for updates and nurses for blood tests. A constantly revolving door, but Mum`s spirit remained strong, although her operation to take away the cancer has been delayed. A CT scan revealed a large blood clot in her main artery and any operation would be far too dangerous – more dangerous than the cancer operation at this stage. The surgeon has planned more chemotherapy and then she hopes to operate once the blood clot has reduced.
Christmas was spent in the Midlands, with family and friends. A real family affair that was one of the best with lots of festivities and laughter. Mum had her treatment delayed due to her blood levels not recovering sufficiently. Ironically, she was pleased this time as it meant she would not be ill for Christmas and she thoroughly enjoyed it.
We saw lots of Mum, Donna, Hanna, Paul, Kate and Charlie and the snow fell for days and days. A cold but glorious Christmas.