|Here we go again...|
Ok spoke too soon about no hitches. I finished writing the chemo post about an hour before the treatment had finished yesterday, as the battery had gone on the ipad I was using, and also we had to move rooms because the change of shift was happening and Bren and several other patients were being moved up closer to the nurse’s station. As we were walking to the new room the fire alarm started to go off…very loudly, this was not a drill! So the nurses were running around in controlled, frantic mode making sure all patients were being organised to evacuate, as per their training…we gathered our stuff together ready to go to a safe area. Bren was mobile with one crutch and his chemo medicine on wheels, I was mobile with my bag, Brens back pack, our jackets a scarf and a Lorna Jane bag that was full to overflow of cameras, 2 ipads, phones, books, food and other miscellaneous must haves that get us through the day.
You could say I looked like an ass, because I have seen transport pack donkeys carting less!
Luckily it was only a matter of moments until a voice came over the speaker to say it was a false alarm and everyone could go back to their rooms [we had only made it as far as the corridor]….OK phew, I wiped the sweat from my brow and assumed a seated position just in time to see the fire engine leaving down Missenden Road. Only about 45 minutes left to go and we too could go!!
PSS: Sunday 24th
I have spent a good chunk of my morning looking over beautiful photos of my family and friends all dressed up, attending the annual Can Assist Ball [Manning Valley Branch]. They all look so beautiful and what a wonderful night it looked to have been. I am so Glad and very grateful that there are amazing organisations like this out there supporting families like mine through what will be the toughest part of any journey we will undertake. The volunteers that make these organisations and events possible are truly very special people, we really do live in a wonderful world...full of generosity.