After some very challenging days this last week, I woke up yesterday morning feeling a lot better. It was as if during the night a switch had been flicked over. I was able to eat a bowl of oats normally. First food that I had been able to swallow for about three weeks. The morning progressed well and I thought "Hey I cracked this one!", until about midday when the cumulative effects of the radio-therapy grabbed hold and laid me low again. The switch had been flicked back to the "off" position. Feel somewhat better today and in hindsight I guess that I possibly overdid things a bit yesterday morning.
Tomorrow (Monday) we will drive back to Knysna. Cannot wait to get back. It almost does not seem real that we have been in Jo'burg for almost 2 months.
I have watched most of the Tour de France. It is almost incomprehensible that the cyclists are able to ride at race speeds for three weeks with only 2 "off' days. One fact that does come across is the fantastic teamwork amongst the variuos teams. But then I guess that every success is marked by excellent support. I make use of this opportunity to again say that Margi has been an absolute pillar of strength. Her love and support has certainly helped me get where I am today. Alistair has also been a huge source of support and encouragement, especially during the last 2 months. I would also like to thank all our family and friends who have helped us to get to today. The love, help, support and encouragement has almost been overwhelming. Take care!