Every day is a battle

Dad was released from hospital on Friday, on the condition that he has 24 hour care organised at home.

We have carers that come in every morning and every evening to get him out and put him to bed and a nurse to check up every day. He's incredibly stubborn and so is determined to come downstairs every day to the living room, but the toilet is upstairs so it means a rather scary ascent of the stairs. He's still dizzy and wobbly and incredibly weak.

Dad is of the opinion that his first dose of chemo hasn't made any difference, but I disagree - he seems a bit more stable and sometimes his speech is a lot better (it comes and goes), but I imagine sitting around all day drinking coffee from a sippy cup can't exactly feel like 'much better'.

He's back in hospital on Wednesday to see if he's any better and then he'll have chemo again a week after for another dose (I think).

He says I have to add "thank you for all the support and messages from all my readers - it has been a great comfort in a difficult time, as you can imagine"


Deniz Bevan said...

Glad to hear he's home - hope everything goes smoothly on Wednesday.

Wellardmac said...

Hang in there! We're all rooting for you all.

Helen K said...

Hope everything goes well, missing your blog, hope this is just a nasty hiccup on the road of life and it will soon be back to smooth sailing. Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hope the weekend at home does you good & you feel better soon.
Remembering you all in prayer

world war 1 said...

Everyday truly is a battle and to find ways to survive this is a great way to combat this experiences because there are no problems without solutions and men are created to have the ability to find this solutions.

Brian Kerslake said...

Hi Harry (a.k.a. Bill). Brian here from Topologika Software Ltd (www.topologika.com). I've emailed you separately but wanted to post something here in case your personal emails aren't being checked. I'm got to thinking about you today because I've just started editing my father's WWII book 'Coxswain In The Northern Convoys" which I mentioned to you once. Suddenly thought of Harry's blog. Really sorry not to have been in touch for ages, and even more so to discover your problems (but glad to see that, judging by Catherine's posts, you sound as stubborn as ever. Keep fighting, Sir, best wishes, and regards to Catherine for keeping people in touch.