So last week we had our first trip to Wolverhampton hospital and yes, it's another without sufficient parking during the daytime. Still, we were happy to sit in a queue for a car park space whilst our friend's wife went in for visiting. And whilst sitting in the cafe area it was comical to watch a door labelled as automatic not being so. The builders had carefully sited the green button to open the sliding doors behind a pillar which caught out most visitors! On another day, Jane had a good long chat over coffee with an 'old' friend from a previous workplace. It was good to catch up again.
Last week saw us putting the final touches to preparations for Jane's mother's 80th birthday celebrations. On Sunday we took the trip up to wild Wales for her birthday on Monday, which was a very busy day with a continual stream of well-wishers and cake eaters! On Tuesday we had a small lunch party at a very good local venue and luckily the rain held off. We left Wales yesterday with the house looking extremely floral!
Last Friday was the first meeting of our Worcester support group since the charity re-branded to Brain Tumour Support. We had a good number attend as usual with some new faces. One of our group had been told his tumour had returned following his previous treatment, but this time, he has decided (bravely) to have no further treatment and let the tumour take its course. Quite sobering! We are hoping to get to the next Gloucester support group meeting on Tuesday in Cheltenham.
If there is anyone out there who thinks such support groups are not for them and that they wouldn't get anything out of them, all we would say is think of it differently. Whilst you may think that YOU will not gain from a support group (and this may turn out to be the case), it is very likely that someone else at the support group will gain hugely from YOUR story.
And finally, Colin's next brain MRI is at the Cobalt Unit on Monday.
Colin and Jane.