Hi Everyone again,
David here and this is a proper update! Jenni rang this afternoon (seeing who was going to Melbourne if anyone and wanting some healthy sandwiches and lollipops brought in to her! lol). She sounded quite bright and fairly positive, quite a different story I had received the night before from Sandra (her Mum). Jenni told me she had understood what the surgeon had said right from the start despite what Sandra had told me! lol. Anyway, she was very grateful for all your thoughts and prayers and asked me to pass on her thanks and gratitude and tell you that you are all very special people. (She actually said lots more along those lines but you get the drift). She is hoping to be home in about a week but will still be quite sore although not as sore as she would have been had they done the original operation. She is still holding out hope, the surgeon mentioned the possibility of more chemo and radiotherapy to give her more time and Mr Brian MacDonald(I think that's the pain specialist's name) still has a couple of ideas on the pain. There has been mention of going into hospice sometime soon for a nerve block but Jenni was unsure when that would be.
Anyway, that's about it at the moment. She is in better spirits and just setting herself little goals to get better and get home to Jack and Jamie. I don't think I have mentioned Jamie. He is Jenni's son but not mine and he has been fantastic with Jack. He and his girlfriend are here Saturday nights and are great with Jack. Jamie feels frustrated that he can't do more but he tries his best to help. Jack had a great time at his friends place this afternoon and went to the beach. So I headed off for a walk on the beach by myself and get some "head space" time too. All ready to face another week.
Take care everyone and once again, thank you for your thoughts, messages and prayers.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Hi Everyone again,
Posted by Jen Ballantyne at 5:33 pm