Three reasons to be cheerful
Today Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese opposition politician has been released from house arrest after 15 years. She was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1991 and is known to her followers as The Lady
Despite being the democratically elected leader of the country, Burma's military junta have kept Suu Kyi under house arrest for over a decade. She will still be reluctant to travel for fear of being permanently exiled from her country but this is a step in the right direction.
Last week we saw our jolly surgeon and – DV - we don’t have to see him again until next April when he will do another scan and examination. He thought the patient was looking well and admired his almost invisible scar. He asked how we were coping with the chemo and I mentioned the surgery was easier to deal with because it was straight forward; Chemo is more complicated and with possible side effects I felt I was watching MTL like a hawk. He reassured me and said nothing would happen in a hurry and he is being monitored throughout. We thanked him for all he has done and he said it was ‘an absolute pleasure.’
Finally yesterday I got a sturdy parcel from America from my dear friend Charlie.
It is a beautiful book This Time Together – Carol Burnett’s autobiography. Charlie inscribed it: For Pat – A Storyteller’s Book for A Wonderful Storyteller.
Isn’t that a lovely gift? I have been meaning to read it since Naomi wrote about it some time ago. So I think you’ll agree I have reasons to be cheerful and I hope all of you have also.