December 21, 2015

Happy Solstice

Happy Solstice, merry Yule and may the returning light bring with it joy, healing and creativity.

I made these cards for an exchange I am in but thought it would do perfectly for my Solstice card.
I haven't sent any cards ,apart from one to Mr Mogs mother. We decided to donate to the chemo unit instead as they do such a sterling job.

So chemo. Mr Mog had his first treatment last Tuesday. The week before was awful , so many tears shed by both of us. Most of them through fear of the Unknown. We didn't know what to expect.

On the day itself our friend drove us to the unit and told us to phone when we were ready to  come home. Once the chemo nurse greeted us and took us to the unit it all became much less worrying.

They were so friendly and helpful. Explained everything that was going to happen to Mr Mog. Gave us a short DVD to watch which explained even more. As they started to prepare him for the drip they told Mr M that they would stop anytime he felt uncomfortable or if he wasn't sure of anything. They made us both a cup of tea and brought biscuits then showed us where to find more drinks hot and cold. It took around 4 hours for this first appointment but we were told subsequent ones would be less.

The week since has not been good. We have had doctor out several times and I had to ring the chemo helpline both days over the weekend as Mr Mog was constantly burping and being sick. He was given different  anti sickness tablets and they seem to have helped. He has been very tired and last night was in bed before 9. Today he is asleep now at 9 also.  But he was still not good this morning and had a very sore mouth and throat. Our GP came and has prescribed drops as it is thrush.  It's frightening and worrying to see such a vibrant man looking so frail and poorly. I hope the chemo helps him. His next appointment is 5th January . All healing thoughts are gratefully received. Thank you.

btw the magpies came to visit morning after chemo as they do most days. As for the bunny that came with the online purchase of a thermometer. Totally unexpected. The package said for your child;)


sarah said...

Many, many (((hugs)) to you and Mr Mogs on this healing journey. I pray it is a short and ultimately happy path. Solstice blessings to you.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope the chemo side-effects lessen as Mr Mog receives more treatments. Solstice blessings to you both and may the returning light bring a renewal of strength and peace as well for you.

Blue Witch said...

So sorry to hear that you are having such a dreadful time. Do hope that Mr Mog is feeling a bit better soon. If he feels better I suspect that you will too.

You're both very much in our thoughts.

laoi gaul~williams said...

belated but very warm solstice blessings to you both xoxox

i have read back and seen what a terrible time you and Mr Mog are having~i hope things really pick up and he starts to feel more himself xoxoxo

...noticed in a picture the painted boots...i used to have a pair with the Tor on and would love another pair :)

Antoinette said...

Such beautiful cards ambermog! You're right - they'd be perfect Solstice cards : ) You're such a talented lady.

All the best with Mr Mog's chemo. I can well understand your nerves about it all and not knowing what to expect. I do hope the side-effects lessen in severity soon.

You're in my thoughts a lot lately, and I send you the brightest blessings for the season, and healing wishes. Peace to you lovely woman.

Thomasina said...

Thinking of you both, and wishing you joy, healing, and all good things for 2016.

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