I took Sue to do her Christmas shopping on Monday. Mum and her eldest daughter Tash came too.
We borrowed a wheelchair from the Plaza and dodged through the crowds – everyone very good natured and forgiving of our novice wheelchair steering. As always, there was laughter and tears. All the shopping was done by lunchtime – making a list is a really good idea , then we got sushi and came here so Sue could recline gracefully on the sofa.
She had a meeting with the chemo doctor that afternoon. It turns out there is a chance she may not lose her hair – which would be a wonderful boost to her/our morale. Chemo starts tomorrow.
Sue has decided she can’t do the fasting-before-chemo thing that we had planned. She is having issues with low blood-pressure – feeling ill and wobbly, especially first thing in the morning. So we will continue with the low carb diet, which she is finding incredible easy. So all is good.
On a totally different tack – we’ve been having some very rainy days… the edges of cyclone Evan that has wreaked havoc in Samoa and Fiji.
Poppy came in yesterday morning – I was still in bed (6:30am in case you thought I was slacking) – she was so wet, even her eyelashes had drops on them. She wouldn’t allow me to dry her off – something Yoshi loves – instead she gave herself a good shake (thanks!) and settled herself next to me… where she gently steamed herself dry. The humidity is such that all her feathery furs curled