Friday, April 30, 2010


Tim may leave hospital Monday - great news.

I have finished a quilt top today - picture to follow. In a few mins.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Whew - home again

Yesterday was a public holiday, I took it VERY easy. I can honestly say I did nothing constructive, oh, I knitted two teddy bears legs - that is two legs, not four!

The weather in Jhb is pretty chill, it was wonderful in CT. Here it is chill, raining and generally miz. In CT most of the time I had just a tee shirt on, yesterday I had a long sleeved tee, a track suit top, and a thick track suit weight jacket on all day. And my sheep skin slippers - cute!

Tim will be leaving the hospital next week. A sucess story of note! He has barely any hair, he has the burnt looking fluff you often see on cancer patients. He has to start eating properly and then it is home!

I am relieved, like you have no idea, but I am still so tense, I feel that it will take a while to move that 'expecting bad stuff' tension to leave.

Now, remind me, what did I blog about before Tim??? ;-))

Friday, April 16, 2010

some people are so spoilt - 2 birthday cakes!

Happy Birthday Tim!

Well today has been a long time coming, Tim, you have really stressed us out BIG TIME.

Have a great day, baby!

I can't wait for photos. Apparently the hospital will be having a celebration for him.

I wish I was there, but it does cost money to be there (even with my fabulous sponsorships), and I am only now starting to feel normal. (And that does not say a lot - ha!)

Have a great weekend with a soppy expression, because the transplant has been successful, news as at last night - you can do it!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

please remember

Tomorrow is the BMT, this is it folks, the real thing.

Chemo stops today and BMT infused tomorrow.

Keep those positive thoughts flowing please!

Monday, April 5, 2010

I never realised (this post is a mess, like my emotions)

Feeling very sorry for his self, like he should do. Note Angel Quilt Project quilt donated to him.

Coralie is NOT giving me the evil eye, she was looking past me at the TV. Do note how pale she is too. A lack of sleep, and really bad hospital food, read boiled potates and boiled pumpkin with just about everything. She says the best food they make is oatmeal porridge!

I never realised how bad this would be, the physical, bad sleep pattern, the puking, the bed changing over and over, is nothing compared to the emotional strain and the sadness I feel when I look at my most beloved grandson. Pictures of him, he is fine in the first ones, then you can see the effects of the continual vomiting, the clamminess and the chills, Tim was so cold, even the nursing staff were concerned. He has his good moments and his bad ones. It is not all bad, some of it is laughable. The hospital he is in is enormous, I got lost for about half an hour one day. You have to track your way in and out very carefully and do not deviate from the mental map.
Feeling a bit nauseous here

First day , this toy malfunctioned the night Henk stayed at the hospital, it was a bit of a giggle in retrospect!

I had an idea for his birthday, people can send / bring him a balloon to brighten up his room, and a party later, that one will be a two-some party, a first birthday party and a celebration party.
I am tired out and totally exhausted. I fly back on Wed morning.