Autumn Update from Ed 30 April 2019
It is just over a month since my last update! Things have changed quite rapidly with me going on to a new alternate regime of chemo by tablet form every alternative day and also radiation therapy for 10 consecutive days finishing on Friday, 12 April and now having to deal with the incredible side effects of fatigue! Furthermore, the chemo has in the interim been temporarily suspended to allow the specialists an opportunity to gauge whether or not the radiation is doing its job!
Again may I thank you all for walking with me on what is becoming an increasingly difficult road to walk or if you wish climbing the mountain is presenting some really challenging traverses!
Within myself I am strong and count each day a blessing! My teacher continues to demand more and more from me but the lessons I learn fill me with profound joy - as strange as that may seem!
As the Dalai Lama once said “one step at a time”! And, that is how I manage to get by each day!
Thanks particularly to Kim Watson-Whyte, Sarah Smythe, Claire Lander and a number of senior Otumoetai College Students for their support and organisation of the film night. I'd also like to thank Kathryn Knipe for organising the raffle, and Brendon Good for Brookfield New World's generous sponsorship of the raffle prize and the platters on the film night.
The raffle was won by a very happy Lou Wreaks! Congratulations.
I hope things get easier for you soon Ed. Keeping positive this chemo will do its job. Thank you for the update.
You have come so far, you are amazing!!
Be strong and stay positive, we hope to hear of some very positive results from your treatment very soon x