It’s Spring in our part of the world and the blossoms are bountiful. Nature on a whole has been very productive.
Out and about cycling or walking, my thoughts drowned out with lambs bleating, ducklings happily moving through the wetlands and birds in general. Spring bulbs especially daffodils fill neighbourhood garden spaces with colour as do rhododendrons and a few native species.
It seems that every man, woman and their dog are now out walking with enthusiasm and a spring in their steps, airing out their summery looking attire and newly acquired exercise shoes. In contrast, others prefer two wheels to fulfil their desire for fitness and fresh air. Some look rather wobbly at first setting off not to mention looking tired heading into a strong westerly wind. I’m sure they look at my cycle with envy and see the merits of acquiring an electric bike as I cheerfully wave while whizzing past them. No, I didn’t mutter, eat my dust, I wouldn’t think of such a thing. Ok, maybe, it was a passing thought.
Then there is the Spring Romance that blossoms with the introduction of warmer weather. Sometimes conducted underneath a Kowhai tree and with luck, they are serenaded by Tuis succumbed to nectar as there’s usually way too much juice on hand. There you have it, some of Springs delights. More to come, I am sure. In ebbs and flow like hayfever. Similar to Spring’s weather, our life has got just as unpredictable and slightly plain weirder.
The reason being is the progression of the Squires cancer [Primary Myelofibrosis]. We just didn’t want it to happen now, or never if the truth be told. There are times when we are overwhelmed, that I get as much done as a one-armed trapeze artist with an itch. Yes, that much was achieved. We’re going down another mystical medical road tour that is now become shorter.
That proverbial elephant just shat itself right in the middle of the room.
The Squire begins on a new medication [ruxolitinib], like the elephant his old medication gave up the ghost and ceased to do it’s job of stopping the enlargement of his spleen. His new drug comes with all sorts of baggage and initially took the Spring out of the Squires step. It’s another challenge, which we will deal with, on the slimy cancer journey. Just when he had got used to gliding along on chemo, coffee and positivity.
Later in the month we put that coffee and positivity to fair use.
We are now the proud renters of Plot 44. More information about that HERE and there will be much more news as the weeks play out. In the meantime, here are a few pictures of what’s been happening in September.
Joining in with Su from Zimmerbitch and the rest of the crew for a review of September.