I slept surprisingly well for a few hours last night but this morning I feel quite sick despite taking some quite powerful anti-sickness tablets. I am afraid I think it is the lymphoma in my stomach; certainly my neck seems to have become more swollen again. However I have had two good days and have just said goodbye to Jonathan as he returns to London.
On Friday morning, as I had some energy, I did some cooking for the weekend including making a flan nature, which when we are in France is one of our favourite pastries. In the afternoon Margaret came to give me communion as I can’t go to church services because of the risk of infection. We had a good natter afterwards and the afternoon flew by. She is off to the Caribbean in about ten days time for a well-deserved break. In the evening Jonathan arrived and it was so good to see him.
I didn’t feel well in the night so our planned trip to Beaulieu didn’t materialise. We had been going to have lunch out at a restaurant Raymond and I went to a little while ago but instead Jonathan cooked for us. He made beef tagliata with rocket which looked amazing and tasted wonderful. We also had pancakes as I don’t think I shall get round to them on Shrove Tuesday. Jonathan made them and cooked them but Raymond also proved adept at tossing them. So although it was a quiet day with nothing exciting happening, we really enjoyed each other’s company.
Ray is just taking Jonathan to the station; normally I would have gone with them but I am not feeling too good. I shall catch up on some emails and then I think we will spend the day quietly reading and watching a DVD. I don’t dare go out at the moment in case I am taken ill but Ray and I always enjoy being together. I guess seeing Dr M on Wednesday will confirm what I fear, that the trouble is being caused by the lymphoma rather than the effects of the chemo but we must just wait and see.