Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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Wednesday, 2 April 2008
* Patti - The Eurythmy lady from New York, and a very calming influence on everyone.. She is so beautiful ( I know I keep saying it but it's true) and has a good sense of humour. She reminded Wendy and I of Debbie Harry , a very attractive woman inside and out.
* The kitchen staff - The food was very vegan, nuts seeds and such like. My sister didn't like it like I did and was asked what she liked. All week she had a special meal cooked for her. We were so well looked after and again, nothing was too much trouble.
* The cleaning ladies - We couldn't beleive it on the Tuesday morning we were asked if we had any washing. These lovely ladies took our clothes, washed, ironed and brought them back. We have been so spoilt. One of the ladies had her knees replaced and was up and down the stairs every day with the washing. I called her the bionic woman. She was lovely, and such a beautiful smile. Thank you for spoiling us.At lunch and supper, the whole team of nurses, Dr's, Therapists, cooks sit down together with the patients. They work as a team and it makes it such a lovely atmosphere. Park Attwood is perfect and if any one gets the opportunity to go, they should take it, I know I will definatley be going back.
Sunday, 30 March 2008
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
I am so amazed how this has helped me. I am hoping to carry on with this when I come back.
This is the sculpture in Park Attwood garden. The inscription reads
"The Mistletoe Struck Baldur and it killed him"
This inspired me to look into who Baldur was and why he was struck.
I have found out that The Aesir are a legendary tribe of Norse gods who's mother goddess, Frigga, had a son.
His name was Baldur, child of the light and sun, who she adored.
The Norse people, being farther north, truly honored the Sun because it meant protection from the freezing winter ice.
A prediction forsaw that Baldur's death would be a sign that the world would end. Frigga went to every creature and object such as Wood, Stone and water and made them all promise not to harm her son. But she forgot about the Mistletoe plant as she felt it was harmless. They all said they would not hram her precious Baldur that was until the God Loki disguised himself and tricked Frigga into revealing this to him.
Loki then fooled Baldur's brother,Hodur, who was the old, blind God of Winter. All the gods at this point were testing Frigga's magic by throwing the objects at Baldur but nothing hurt him. Loki placed a dart of Mistletoe in Hodur's hand and encouraged the blind man to try as he had not taken part due to his disability. Loki Guided Hodur's arm and aimed it at Baldur who was struck down by the Mistletoe.
The other Gods couldn't revive Baldur and Frigga was devastated as any mother would be.
Baldur's death signaled the end and it is said that Frigga ordered that Mistletoe, a poisonous herb, should never be used for harm again and should only be used for love and healing. Hence the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe at Christmas.
The death of Baldur also depicts the end of Summer and the start of winter. This is such a beautiful tale that I had to include as it felt so fitting to what is with Mistletoe and my cancer.
Thursday, 27 March 2008
The fever hadn't started last night, I think I was sat too close to the radiator!!
I had my third drip of Mistletoe which was tripled from Monday, 8 viles now, something should be happening soon. and was about to undertake my first self inflicted injection.
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Wendy and I had a restless nights sleep as I was worried about the position of the cancer and felt pushed back to the starting post again as I found out yesterday that it had progressed to stage 3.
My sister and I ventured to the kitchen around 3:30-4:00am to make a cup of tea and had a very quiet giggle along the way. We came across "the Smacker" which we wondered was it for bad patients like us?
We went back to our room with our drinks and eventually went to sleep and woke around 7:30am.
I had art therapy this morning and released a lot of emotion during the session. My picture showed a purple tenticle which was my cancer, all purple and blue was the cancer but that was the attacking part and the other colours were me and my energy fighting it.
I had a second Mistletoe drip which was doubled up from yesterdays amount with still no side effects and a massage in the afternoon. I didn't get the full body massage because of my period. I had a foot and back massage which was wonderful. I had two lime drinks which I have called vodka shots as the drink comes in a little shot like glass and it is to calm the heart.I also had two more Mistletoe injections today (one each side of my tummy) and will have to learn to administer it myself......that was scarry!
The nurse showed me what to do with an orange and a syringe but I declined the first attempt and let her do it. I will try tomorrow. I got quite hot this evening, not sure if the fever has started to show itself.
I think I am very hopeful with this treatment and really do want it to work.I miss my children and can't wait to get back home to them after the treatment.