Today has been three quarters pleasure and one quarter frustration.
First the pleasure, Katie and I bought two paintings a
couple of weeks ago after attending an exhibition of a locally based artist’s
work. We went along to her studio this morning to collect the pictures. It was
great fun buying directly from the artist and having the chance to discuss her
work with her.
After dashing home and hanging the two paintings in the
dining room we went out for lunch at Yen Sushi, a place that has recently
become one of our favourite lunchtime restaurants in Bath. They serve a wide
range of dishes and it is easy to eat a very healthy and tasty lunch there.
Tonight we were at our favourite place for steak, Hudson’s
Steakhouse. As ever the meat was beautifully tender and beautifully cooked, it
went very nicely with a couple of glasses of Zinfandel.
The frustration arose from our trip to the oncology clinic
this afternoon. Our expectation was that we would get the results of the CT
scan that I had last week. Unfortunately the radiologist had compared that scan
to a scan I had in November 2011 rather than to the more recent scan I had in
January this year. The radiologist’s error left the oncology consultant and his
registrar unable to determine anything meaningful about the effectiveness of my
current chemotherapy treatment. The oncologist will get the radiologist to look
again at the scans on Tuesday; in the meantime he recommends that I go ahead
with the next cycle of my current chemotherapy on Monday.
So, another few days of uncertainty ahead until
we hopefully get some answers on Tuesday!