The drive to Clatterbridge went relatively smoothly considering the fact that it was dark and the rush hour was beginning, and we didn't know where we were going. Not easy, but we only got lost twice. We learnt that we need to update our GPS as well, as it was trying to send us down a road that didn't exist and wasn't directing us to the road we needed to go on.
Once we got to the hospital we were not sure where to go. It was dark and we couldn't see the signs, etc. I think we tried several different parking lots, but eventually we did find the right spot and the parking was free for the Cancer Centre, and everyone was so very helpful and kind. I was not able to go in with Todd, but there was a comfortable waiting area for me to wait in and free wifi was also available. I had my little iPad with me and was playing my game, but a lovely couple came in and I ended up making friends with the wife, whose husband happened to be having the exact same procedure as Todd today. He is also going back for the Planning Session on the same day and will be having radiation therapy at the same time so we can be buddies as we help to support each other through the experience. Misery loves company I joked, but it is true. She was ever so nice, her name is Sue and her husband is Dave. Lovely people. A load shared is a load halved, and if we can keep each other company off and on through this it will be great. The Lord works in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform.
I found this this morning. Considering the fact that Todd was having his prostrate seeded with gold pellets in prep for the radiation therapy I felt it quite appropriate. Talk about a Divine signature right when you need it! I loved this thought.
On the down side I have been holding too much in and it has manifested itself in a return of the shingles. In the same place, my left arm. The neuralgia from my episode with them in December 2015 has never completely disappeared, but this week has seen it increasing so much so that last night I was in an incredible amount of pain and have started to get the rash. I will be going to the Doctor tomorrow to see if I can get some medication to halt its progress. I try so hard to put everything into the Lord's hands but . . . obviously I need to try harder!
I am going to go and relax now and spend the rest of the day with my honey. Will be back tomorrow with my Friday Finds. Thanks all so much for your happy thoughts and prayers. They mean the world to both of us and I can see the tender mercies of the Lord around me. Love you! Bye for now!
PS - Look at this lovely photo that Bethany posted of her mum Suzan (in Geneva)! She looks so happy. They are on their way back to Oz now, but I think they have had an absolutely brilliant holiday together!! I think it is wonderful that mother and daughter can go on a holiday like that and enjoy themselves so very much. It must be such a special thing! ♥♥♥