Friday, November 26, 2010

To go or not to go?

For weeks I have been dithering; should I or should I not take advantage of MTL’s daughter’s visit and nip into the next county to visit our nearest son and his family for a couple of nights? MTL was all in favour as was his daughter. And when the nurse came this week and checked his progress she thought it was fine. It’s all booked and the plan is we see the chemo doctor Monday lunchtime and then MTL drops me at the station to get a train to Warminster and picks up his daughter who has travelled from Norfolk. Then I return on Wednesday – just two nights away.

It will be lovely to see all my son’s family including his two step - grandchildren, one of whom I have yet to meet. The four cats are good value and we usually manage a walk on Salisbury Plain.

We are due to start the second cycle today, our usual nurse won’t be here (but there is a replacement) as she is organising a big event for ‘Help the Heroes’ at our local Marine camp. When I asked her how many cycles there would be she wasn’t sure. It could be six or twelve but maybe the doctor can tell us on Monday.

Now we are promised icy weather and snow and travel may be impossible. So it is in the lap of the gods and I’ll take what comes.

21 comments:

Granny Annie said...

Sounds like a good plan and I have confidence that all shall go well.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: I hope you are right. Any doubt at all and I'll cancel.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I like this: "I’ll take what comes." I'm slowly learning to do this. It's been a tough thing to learn though.

'Grrr arggh,' that's me.

I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever comes.

Pat said...

GG: in some ways it's a relief to have the decision made for me.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Well, if I get a vote, I'm hoping you get to go. Noting is better for the soul than some travel.

Pat said...

Thanks UB:)

Kim Ayres said...

Hope it all works out for you, Pat :)

Pat said...

Kim: have you got snow? It's starting to sleet here.

angryparsnip said...

Sounds like a great plan but as you say it is in the hands of the weather gods...
I was able to visit the Salisbury Plain area many many years ago and I remember it as lovely... will have to go look it up, I lost all my photos in the fire.
Thank goodness for google !

Hoping for a break in the weather,
cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Parsnip: there's many a slip...

R. Sherman said...

I hope all went (or is going) well and that you got to see your family. Those of us with everyone close by forget that for many, contact is much less frequent, if more appreciated.

Cheers.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I hope it all works out weather-wise and itherwise, too, so that you can go---it sounds like something you would really love to do, all things being equal. AND, I hope the bad icy snowy weather doesn't happen! (I cannot believe we are almost at December...!)

Pat said...

Randall: it's next week honey and goodness knows if it will all work out but I'm quite relaxed about it - as long as MTL is fine.

Naomi: this bad weather is very early and I'm happy to let fate decide.

Kim Ayres said...

No, it seems to be missing us in the South West of Scotland. The East coast has got it quite bad though

Pat said...

Kim: your time will come!

Z said...

My sister's chap, Bod, lives in Warminster.

As you say, lap of the gods. Better to cancel than feel you're fighting fate and if it doesn't work out, there will be other opportunities.

Pat said...

Z: Just my luck that by a misunderstanding I have tickets for two instead of one.

Maggie said...

Lovely view into your yard. You will love the visit, and he will enjoy having his daughter with him.

Pat said...

Maggie: yes if all goes well it will do us both a power of good.

sablonneuse said...

Well, as you say, it's in the lap of the (weather)gods but I hope they are kind enough to let you have a little break.

Pat said...

Sandy: merci bien:)