Well then – another birthday bites the dust. I have moved into Area 51 …
I had some very nice presents from the family and we decided to buy a couple of watercolours from my friend Roy Alexander to go in the newly decorated living room. The link above is typical of his style, but the two we bought are of scenes in Snowdonia and are subtly different, and darker. They look terrific on the wall and we are very pleased with them.
As I have been hinting for a while now, another late “birthday present” is the completion of the maintenance. It really doesn’t seem like two years since I started that episode, but that’s the end of treatment for the foreseeable future. It does feel a bit odd, not having anything to “look forward to”. My “watch and wait” starts here and it’s going to be a period that I will need to come to terms with. Not thinking about it might not be a bad idea – let’s see how it goes.
I had a very good chat with my haematologist on Thursday and he has asked me to return 3-monthly for a general check-up. (Mental note – that’ll be after Copenhagen). Firstly however, I have a CT scan next Friday to establish the new “base-line” and he will advise me over the phone the results. Given that he has been manually examining me every time he has given me the Rituximab, I am not expecting to see anything untoward – I would be disappointed if there were anything, obviously. That’s not what the maintenance is about. I will write here after the results come back.
It was my sister-in-law Susan’s birthday yesterday and we gave her a couple of framed photographs as a present. She was very pleased with them, which is very good!