James took us back to house in the evening, as Bevan & Claire took the hired car to the airport with them.
Monday, Rich and I chilled, then we walked down to the village for lunch. We had a fishy meal in a quaint restaurant and then strolled back up the hill to the house.
Tuesday Glynis was to collect us at about 11h00 and we were to spend the rest of the week with them. Unfortunately, Simon become very ill and had to be hospitalised. I've never mentioned before that Simon, Joce's husband was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in June 2010. Stage 4 cancer, as we soon learnt, is very serious. Simon had immediately started "chemo" treatment and things seemed to be going well, until he developed an allergy to the one drug, The long and short of it, is that Simon is as good as back to square one and had to start radiation treatment immediately.
With Simon having to go into hospital, Joce needed us near and we caught a flight back to Pretoria Wednesday morning the 13th. Glynis and I managed to have a nice chat on Tuesday afternoon and Rich and James managed to get some fishing done. Glyn and James made us a lovely supper and we watched some of James's music DVD's.
I don't do stress well. That is, no one really knows I'm stressing, as I manage to appear organised and in control. What's happening inside is scary. Joce and Liam moved in with us, as it was just easier for all. Of course Rebecca (the pug) and Phoebe (the Pekinese) came to stay as well. Rebecca and Phoebe were the children before the arrival of Liam, so they are both rather indulged. Phoebe unfortunaly broke her back two years ago and has not walked since, she is a little more challenging to cope with. Rebecca wants to chase our cat Basil every time she sees him, so things can get crazy.
|The beautiful Basil|
|Liam, 8 months old and VERY busy|
On Wednesday the 4th of May, Rich went in for exploratory surgery on his knees. They needed to check if their diagnosis of osteo arthritis was correct and also do a clean up. The surgery went well and Rich came home on the Thursday. He was doing well, then started to feel really poorly and had severe stomach cramps and was extremely listless. He spent from Saturday lunchtime to Tuesday night, man down. He was allergic to one of the pain killers and had to just get it out his system.
Nowadays I don't do so much action very well..... I haven't checked this post as I need to go and do urgent chores, more soon.....