Blooming ‘eck

Last Thursday when I went for my PICC line care I asked if the shingles thing would delay the next cycle of Velcade and Doxorubicin due to start this Friday.  When I subsequently spoke to the haematology pharmacist on Friday it turned out that I would need a clinic appointment on Friday in order to begin the next cycle anyway.  My clinic appointment had come through for 20 May.

On Monday the pharmacist rang to say that I now had a clinic appointment on Friday and as, from my description, it sounded like the shingles would be well and truly cleared up by then we would probably be able to start cycle four, this being the last one.

However the clinic appointment turning out to be this Friday rather than in an extra weeks time has caused a tiny bit of an issue.  I intended on sorting out my list of questions relating to a donor transplant to ask at my appointment and basically other than the initial questions which popped to mind after my last one (about three) I haven’t as yet compiled a full and exhaustive list.

I asked B if he had anything he wanted to know and he informed me today that we would go through my list of questions tomorrow – so that should take all of 30 seconds then.

However although I don’t have a list of questions that could affect a life or death decision (wow bit strong but I guess that is basically the top and bottom of it, or at the very least a life pro-longing decision with the slight chance of the ‘c’ word – cure – depending on the donor cells) I do have this…

Yes, its a tea cosy.  Not for us, since our tea pot, which had to be brought down from the back of a top shelf looks like this…

I had to remove it’s top for photographic purposes and shoot it from above as it was still showing it’s bottom!

One of the sisters from the Day Unit at the Royal was making a couple for her cousin to put in the Marie Curie shop she manages as she is having a tea cosy bananza in June, I think.  I had previously provided some wool for a loopy sheep pattern she was doing – aren’t I good?  Well actually I was given the wool by a neighbour, so, not really but when I needed a small knitting project I thought why not do a tea cosy. The pattern for which was free and can be found here.

I’m not too sure how well this will go down on Friday…

Prof:  ‘Do you have any questions?

Me:  ‘Yes, do you like my tea cosy?’

5 responses to “Blooming ‘eck

  1. I like your philosophy Paula when faced with a huge decision put it off and knit, atta girl!!Bridget x

  2. Would never have guessed you were making a tea cosy but I love it! That is an item you could certainly sell on Etsy! I have two, neither of which I like as much as yours! Tell me, do they really keep the tea warm longer? I also love your beautiful teapot. I know you certainly could give me a few lessons in the English art of drinking tea. I do love it!

  3. If this is a request for opinions, then I say keep banging in the treatments with say, “son of Velcade” until allo allo is the only last option, because of “grift visus hoost and all that shoot”.

  4. Hee! I have had that pattern on my list for ages – very very cute!
    I have nothing sensible to add to the list of questions other than “What would you do if you were in my position, doctor?” 😉

  5. Sandy Banks

    How about “Will I be able to play the piano afterwards?”
    I was re-reading the blog called “Scoop on Dan” over the weekend and he regretted having the second aggressive STC (used his own cells) as he felt it damaged his bone marrow irretrievably from the ‘blast’ chemo used. I tend to agree with Mike, but then it depends on your MM and how ‘angry’ it is getting. There seems to be more and more evidence that once it gets its ire up, you have to take action and be very aggressive. I am going to intend that you and your medical team are looking at everything and making the right decisions for your well-being… for the highest and best good of all concerned… so be it and SO It iS!! whoooo!

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