The Tuesday (10th) we finally had a visit from the 'Macmillan' nurse (altho' she is not Macmillan but St. Richard's!). This was basically another assessment of needs and she will refer to St. Richard's for some of their facilities/resources. In the afternoon. we attended the Glos Hammer Out support group meeting in Cheltenham. This was yet another useful session. In particular it was really interesting to hear from the others there who have or have had brain tumours and how they had all been affected by stress/anxiety/depression prior to their diagnoses, and which we had already concluded may have played a major part in my contributory factors which led to my tumour. It was also interesting to hear about how they were all coping with their poor memory as a result of the tumours - this seems to be the most difficult concept to get across to people. I often get the "well that happens to me" comment and I feel like saying "no it doesn't, 'cos it's different!"
On Saturday we visited Joy & Phil's lovely garden, which they had opened in aid of Powick Church. It was a lovely afternoon with tea and CAKE, and the opportunity to catch up with some of the Powick Ramblers, and was only spoiled when the rain came (again!).
Sunday we took advantage of the good weather and visited WWT Slimbridge where we are life fellows. They have carried out some considerable work to the landscape since we last visited and it's much improved. We saw several Eurasian Cranes which have made a home there.
Yesterday evening a friend accompanied me to the Theatre to see "Too Hot to Handel". This was a very enjoyable evening - a modern opera (in English, thank goodness!) written around Handel's music. The highlight was the realistic looking stuffed dog...and oh yes, see the Hills Singers (including hers truly) taking part and taking the stage at the end!
Tomorrow.....sees (no pun intended) an important appointment at Worcester Royal for an Ophthalmic examination. This has been requested by my Oncologist at Cheltenham as, if this Lymphoma returns, there is a high probability it will do so in the ocular area. Will update here with any results when they are known.