Today has been a great day again (despite the lack of sleep). In Melbourne it has been a warm and sunny spring day although inside the hospital you would never know – just steady at 21 degrees.
My progress has been good and the Neutrophils are now well up (in fact in the normal range) at 2.2. Red and white blood cells are also doing well. I am eating normally (almost – with the caveat that the hospital food is not normal) and my fluid intake seems to be keeping people happy.
I have received fantastic feedback from readers of my Blog. It is doing exactly as I had hoped – keeping people informed of my progress (the interested few!) and saving me from the impossible task of talking to my well wishers with the same story each time – or even texting the well wishers with the same message.
But sometimes I ask myself – Why am I doing this? Back in the good old days pre social media people didn’t write blogs or group messages and people survived.
My answer is simple – the support and encouragement I get from my friends and family is an extremely important part of my recovery (maybe I am being self-centred here) and in order to gain such great feedback I have to give something! It is pretty simple to sit down and write 400 odd words most days (I have struggled on some) and I’ve tried to provide an update on the current medical situation with as much accuracy as possible, plus throw in a bit of Geoff Hamilton philosophy – for better or worse.
If I had to choose my favourite piece so far it would probably be “Getting the affairs in order” – there is a message for all families and business people here. I know of at least one couple who have made some significant business changes in recent weeks to potentially see their business survive a sudden and drastic illness of one of the two key people.
Another favourite would be “Gratitude”. This one comes largely from conversations with Jan that “Happiness” is one thing “Gratitude” is another.
So today’s Blog is about the Blog – bit like putting a mirror on a mirror – you see a long way!