Now I’ve been meaning to do this for such a long time I really have and I’m so sorry that it hasn’t happened beforehand. Finally I’ll give you some kind of explanation about just what has been going on in the last 7 weeks since we headed out to Ireland for my big wish, to ride internationally abroad for my country in top hat and tails. We managed it - it was a huge struggle but totally and utterly worth it.
First and foremost let me apologise prefusively for my lack of blogging antics over the past few months. I have been a very slack wonder pony in that respect! That said, Hannah and I have been extremely busy and have lots to get you up to speed on however may have to miss out most of October, November and December in order to get you up to speed in time! So we will start in January!
Uh oh. After Hannah’s friends had left having had the Chinese her temperature was starting to creep upwards. Not a good sign when its 37.8 before you go to bed, leaving us with just 0.2 to spare! Fingers crossed we make it through the night without it soaring. The next morning Hannah really felt horrendous. Faint and light headed with a constant throbbing pain in her head. We were soon off to the RUH for blood and platelet transfusions anyway as they had been booked the day before but once we got there her temperature went through the roof so that was that.
Hannah, Dad and I were in Bristol by 10.30am on Tuesday 1st September to begin round 3 of chemotherapy. We lugged all our bags out of the car in just 5 trips (that’s a record as we take so much stuff in now to keep us entertained) and unloaded it all in our room. Our day didn’t start well when we were told the chemotherapy poison still wasn’t ready and wouldn’t be ready until late afternoon. This meant they would be changing bags well into the night and Hannah would have even less sleep than usual, plus we had got there far too early and could have had way more time at home that morning. Having said that, we had the most incredible morning;
That was a pretty good cliff hanger wasn’t it? Had you on the edge of your seat? Well I can tell you now that they let us go home. They took some blood from Hannah’s line to do some blood cultures and if anything grew then we’d have to come back in. When we finally made it home Hannah went to see Chesney straight away and gave him a massive hug. Afterwards she took Arnold, Ozzie and Barney for a lovely walk aboard Ronald with Mum, Dad and Sam. Once done everyone enjoyed a yummy tea but Hannah’s tummy was still unsettled from the chemotherapy and she felt unusually rough. Normally she is tired but not quite like this.