Last night was reasonably settled, but not quite as easy as the previous night. Jenny experienced some pain during the night but nothing that was close to the previous few nights, and nothing an infusion or two couldn’t solve. I made breakfast this morning to make sure I saw Arthur & Hilary before they left to return to the UK and then promptly fell asleep, when I returned to our room, until around midday when Jenny was visited by Dr. Rosalis and Dr. Dimitry who were both pleased with her progress and agreed that the syringe driver was the correct decision. We need a few days of stabilisation before making any major plans but we did discuss maybe looking to have the port fitted on Monday.
This afternoon Jenny had a foot massage with Rochelle whilst I went to the gym with Alex & Lisa. I was looking for some instruction to improve my poor skipping skills from Lisa, who had said earlier this week that she could skip a bit – erm not half. “Shit hot” is the best way to put it. She has clearly spent a lot of time skipping and was a member of a team / club back in Australia and can do all the fancy stuff you see on You Tube – no really! I’ll try to get a video of her to post up to prove the point. I’ve always wanted to skip properly and here is a perfect opportunity to learn from someone who can potentially teach me. Not only can she skip but we found out she is part-human, part-machine when it came to a workout, much to the detriment of Alex & I. The abs workout we were both put through, with a medicine ball, may prove very sore tomorrow – there were even forfeits for non-compliance!
On a serious note this was one of the best couple of hours I have spent here at the clinic, as for a short time I was able to just switch off a bit from the reason we are here and just enjoy myself a little whilst going someway to start shifting the gut I’ve nurtured for the last 9 weeks. These are the times I’ll look back on and will miss once we eventually leave the clinic. Same time tomorrow – apparently it’s a cardio workout. By the way the skipping is clearly going to take some time before a become a guru! Thanks for your time today Lisa.
Jenny made it down to dinner and we enjoyed a few hours in Cathy & Dick’s company before retiring for the evening. Jenny has mentioned a couple of times to me that she feels that we have wasted a few weeks by switching the medication. Whilst it may have taken a few weeks to find out it didn’t work, I think it’s sometimes just as important to work out what doesn’t work as well as what does – that’s a result in my book. Zig Ziglar is an American motivational speaker and I saw a quote from him today on my Facebook page which for me summed Jenny’s thoughts up and hopefully will help to alleviate any worries she has in this area…
“Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.”
Today saw the arrival back at the clinic of Hassan & his wife from London, Jackie from Australia and our fab friend Monica from Canada (No Keiran / Neural this time). I also got chatting to Claire from Melbourne who arrived at the clinic yesterday (I think) and I’ll get around to telling you a little about her over the next few days. I’ll try to get some pictures tomorrow.
Not the longest blog tonight I’m afraid but I’m going to try to get an earlier night to give my poor little body a rest – Goodnight.