Happy New Year!

Day +19, New Year’s Day! Back in the hospital after spending a lovely night with the family and seeing the New Year at home. Amal, Rohan & Shereen decided to miss out on their New Year’s eve parties and spend the night with their parents! We played the Logo board game and then waited for the New Year.

Yesterday my blood counts were; wcc at 4.3 (range: 3.5-11), neuts 3.3 (range: 2-8), plts 181 (range: 150-400) & hb 10.1 (range: 13-17). Today they are at: wcc at 3.9 (range: 3.5-11), neuts 2.9 (range: 2-8), plts 172 (range: 150-400) & hb 9.2 (range: 13-17). We are close to hitting the normal range on all fronts and this is an amazing result. The creatinine levels were at 126 yesterday and it has come down to 104 today. The extra fluids may have helped.

Lesley-Ann went back to London on Saturday after spending the month with us. The good news is that I got to spend Friday night at home with the entire family and we got the chance to play our family board game. This is a Christmas tradition and in recent years Lesley-Ann has come home with a new board game. Last year it was Articulate, this year the Logo Board Game. We will miss Lesley-Ann, but she will be back home again in two weeks time.

Happy New Year! My wish for us in 2012 is:

That the single, most significant dimension of life is our relationship with God.

That we treasure our loved ones and let them know how dear they are to us.

That we remember relationships are what count above all else – more than work or money, or all the material things we spend so much time tending.

That we keep our sense of humor when things don’t go the way we want.

That we find adventure in each new day and marvel at the wonders of creation which constantly present themselves to us.

That we never give up on ourselves when others turn away or do not understand.

That we are attentive to the health of our body, mind and spirit.

That we take risks and accept the growth-full challenges that come to us.

That we draw on our inner strength and resiliency when we are in need.

That we carry peace within ourselves, allowing it to slip into the hearts of others so our world becomes a place where violence, division, and hate are reduced.

That we never forget the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

That’s all for now folks!

5 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. Hi Raomal, Happy New Year!!
    We pray that 2012 will be an year of improved health for you. May God Bless you and your loved ones with Love, Peace, Joy, Abundance and Prosperity.
    Your message is always so positive and inspiring. Thank you – we all need that reminder once in a while.
    Lots of Love,
    xxoo
    Asoki Aunty and Ralph Uncle.

    Brisbane, Australia

  2. Dear Ray,

    Here’s to a HEALTHY 2012!! Much love to you, Pat and the family, and thanks for the inspirational blogs!

    Lots of love,

    Lee-Anne, Malcolm, Dani and Jenna xxxx

  3. Best New Year greetings to you Raomal, Pat and family

    We are really pleased to hear that you are doing so well. Miriam has kept
    us up to date with your progress and told us about your blog.

    We continue to pray for you

    Thrina and Roland
    St Albans UK

  4. Dear Raomal,

    It is great news that you are doing well and back at home. Read your blog which was forwarded to me by Amal a few days ago. I am sure you will find something to keep yourself occupied for the next 6 months. Going by what Amal has said to me, you are not one to sit at home doing nothing.

    Romaine has been updated and she is looking forward to meeting all of you on Monday.

    It was indeed informative reading your blog and the part that made an impact on me was your kids spending New Year’s eve with you. That is a blessing afforded only to a few of us.

    The courage you display has motivated us to pray even harder for you. We will continue this prayer until there has been a complete healing.

    We have just arrived in Auckland and walked straight into some very wet weather. Home sweet home anyway.

    Let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a Fantastic 2012 with Health and Happiness.

    Kind regards,

    Barry and Angela

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