The Indians don’t do things by halves. In the spectacular Indian epic, the Mahabharata, the story starts with the beginning of the universe and even the storyteller gets in to the action, because if he needs another character, he invents a gorgeous Indian lady, dallies with her as part of the plot, and they produce the required cast member, tailormade as it were.
This meant that on Fridays, at Calliope, there were two fewer classes for the two teachers to cope with, and Mr Curtis took the Grade 3s into his room so Miss Turner could focus on Grades 1 and 2 for the day.
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- Hair – sparse but hanging in where it can!
- Cognitive brain function – normal - occasional minor headaches
- NO SEIZURES FOR MORE THAN 1 MONTH! This doubles the longest period without seizures since the beginning. No feeling that seizures may be imminent. Sleep patterns acceptable.
- Lungs – normal
- Heart/circulation – sudden increase in blood pressure – Avastin/weight increase? treated by doubling Karvea dosage. BP at worst 160/90 – currently ranges between 130-140/80. Clearly room for improvement....
- Plumbing – recovered well from last chemotherapy – about to go under attack again with chemo this week
- Right arm – responding slowly to physiotherapy and perhaps Avastin – more control and less palsy. Still a long way to go, but heading in right direction. Occasional shoulder pain but corrected by manipulation of shoulder joint and/or wearing of sling.
- Groin clot – detected 4 Oct – treated with twice daily injections each of 80 mm Clexane. Caused swelling and soreness to right calf and frequent ache behind right knee. Usual mild allergic reaction [itch] to Clexane.
- Still some lack of control over right hip and knee that affects gait and mobility, but the joints are free.
- Increase in weight about 4 kg over 2 months – blaming steroid use but some indiscipline! Diet generally balanced and good.
- Would love to know how much and what sort of safe exercise can be done while clot is being treated by Clexane.