Bit late to wish everyone a happy new year but never mind it's said now.
SIL's partner is the captain on one of the tall sailing ships and we heard he was sailing into Denia port on new year's eve. We were invited to join him and be given a guided tour of the ship Tenacious. It is 65m long and weighs in over 500 tonnes, they are fully equipped to take disabled people on their cruise which means they can be a full member of the crew, even hoists up the masts
It was a warm sunny day, the sea was perfectly calm,
We spent a lovely couple of hours, catching up before leaving them all to plan their new year celebrations before they sailed off to Barcelona. (It was noted that you could tell the locals by the fact we were wearing jumpers, whilst most of the crew were in shirt sleeves - must have thin blood)
We have had an extremely tense couple of weeks and Rebecca was sent home without the biopsy being done as they realised that it was not where they thought and surgery was required. Yesterday we had to see the aneasthatist then headed off in search of the surgeon to find out what was happening. We pushed in without an appointment and he was very kind and gave us half an hour of his time explaining everything.
Horrid words like, lymphoma, tumour, further treatment regardless, and stats that made the hair on your neck stand up,were banded about. The operation is scheduled for Monday with 48 hour stay, and the longest wait for the results.
We are helping Rebecca put certain things into place to make her recovery easier, but the best thing we are doing is being very positive, taking baby steps, not thinking what if (very hard) and giving her all the love, light, energy and support we can. Life is a journey on a road that twists and turns, sometimes it's smooth and sometimes it's bumpy, at the moment it's got great boulders in the way, but little by little we will remove them and the best thing of all is we will do it together.
Treasure today and every day, take care xx