Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Health check

It has been a little while since I have given a health check. Today would be the day that I would have started my next course of chemotherapy if it had not been stopped after last time. I am feeling much better in myself, though the bowel side effects of the treatment have not quite abated. I shall be seeing the oncologist on Friday when I hope for good news from my scan.

We have been enjoying some fine early Spring weather recently with temperatures in the low seventies. The garden is looking particularly fine with 34 types of plant in bloom and 10 different species of birds living there. We seem to have blue tits in our nesting box and at least 4 different squirrels visiting every day. The lilac is blooming and three magnolias and 5 camellias are flowering. We have apple and plum blossom on the trees, though the cherry is finished. The rosemary and chives are in full bloom. Violets have sprung up and the first bluebells are echoing the carpet of grape hyacinths. Pansies and cyclamen and laurel continue from the winter.

Tomorrow I expect to take a long drive in the Jaguar; my first for many months.


Brian Koffman said...

Hope it was a pleasant drive. In my experience, both the English spring weather and the Jaguar can be a bit unpredictable.

Carter said...

I hope you have good weather for exercising your Jag.

Terry Hamblin said...

Managed the drive well. Weather dry but could be better.

James said...

SO happy to hear that you are feeling better and enjoying Spring! I hope the news from your oncologist is very encouraging!!