Monday, March 25, 2013

Cruising On

I haven't posted for ages, so I thought I would give all an update.

Generally thing are very quiet here, we have a lovely comfortable environment at the hospice which we call our new home. Kat, Zach and I are living here, with the girls and other whanau regularly visiting.

My body continues to show resistance and fights on. Intermittently my pain meds have been increased and occasionally other medical intervention has been required, but of late it's been very stable. I continue to be very comfortable and pain free.

I had a blood transfusion last week as my bloods were a mess, this has helped hugely with energy levels and my ability to concentrate. I just started reading books again which is very exciting.

Two good mates (Dev and Calvin) with assistance from NZ Cricket arranged a couple of great hours at the test cricket NZ vs England. We were lavished with VIP treatment in the long room. The company and experience was far more interesting than the game.

Last weekend one of our girls (Ari) was modelling at the Fashion ID event and the hospice arranged crew passes which enabled Kat and I to go along. It was great dressing up and a buzz seeing Ari up on the cat walk. She did so well.

Outings are always a bit of a mission with wheel chair and oxygen bottle, but they are great to do and a sense of achievement afterwards. We are doing these regularly, home visits, garden walks, coffee at The Fix - always good.

Pic below is family pic at hospice.



  1. Yah yah so lovely to see am update from you. There you go doing such cool things! Hope you got home to enjoy the sounds of the sea.

  2. Erskine - Been great keeping track of all your adventures over recent weeks via blogs etc with Kat & clan. Enjoy your trip back out to Portobello hope it goes well and Kat & Mango are on the mend after there not so fun adventures !!
    Hey bet you have been enjoying the cricket - just couldn't get those last poms out..bugger

    Take care mate - Luv Kenneth & the Sparrows

  3. Wonderful to hear your news ans what a gorgeous photo! Miss you guys loads, pray for you every day - Lots of love Ian and Jacqui

  4. There's no holding you back Gary! We saw Arihana in the ODT the week of the Fashion ID - Michael spotted her. All good here. Should've sent Zach up for a weekend of fishing - we've caught some good sized salmon just across the road. I guess it's ducks next! Glad to hear you are getting some nice time at home together as well as managing to get out on the town. Donna


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