Good News-Bad News
18 May 2012 | Mooloolaba
Hello to all our yachtie friends, it is so long again since I have posted a blog, but the moment has at last arrived that I can talk to you all.
This has been a very difficult time for us, we remember all the wonderful times with you all in such fantastic places and we are always talking about,[I wonder where X is now etc].
Our news is both good and bad, Stuart is back on more chemo after the March scan showed renewed growth around his lung, and pressing towards his heart. The oncologist put him straight back on chemo, but a lesser dose of Carboplaten instead of Cisplatin with the Alimta. He gets very knocked about each time, but is really trying hard to keep his chin up. We hope to get remission until at least Christmas, but already he is doing much better than some others with the same disease.
We have very sadly put TP on the market at a low price, and with everything included, she still looks great and even has a brand new unused mainsail!!! That is painful.........
To think that we have no more sailing adventures makes us both very downhearted, so to perk us up we are spending some money on holidays while Stuart is still able to fly. A week in Noumea in between chemos, and then after his last we are going to Moorea in August and then on to the cruise ship Paul Gauguin to spend two weeks doing all the Tuomotos, Marquesas etc. So if we cannot sail there then we are doing it anyway!!!! The ship only takes 300 passengers and is shallow drafted to enable it to enter lagoons.
If any of you are passing Mooloolaba then please contact us, we are only a few minutes from the Yacht Club, which is really up and running again and we can recommend the food which is excellent and affordable. In fact we often go for lunch which makes a day out for us.
This will now make you laugh, we play lawn bowls about four times a week, yes I can hear the laughter from here!!!! Stuart has really taken to it and plays well, of course our Clubhouse and green is just downstairs, so very convenient.
That's it for now, please drop us a line with all the news and where you all are, then we can be green with envy!!