C has been busy for the last week or so booking hotels, arranging the hire of a car, checking on the medical evidence we need, and various other necessities for our for what (we are telling each other) will be the last trip to Circle Bay. The completion of the sale of the Condo has been brought forward by a few days. The original date given, the 15th of April is Good Friday, so we are guessing that's not suitable. It doesn't matter, we will be there anyway and able to go to the office of the people arranging it all to sign the place off.
I think we are both (I know I am) sad about losing Circle Bay. We have had such good times there, happy times, met some good people, made some good friends. This last trip will be tinged with sadness as Heather won't be there. Not physically, anyway, but she will be there in my head, as she still always is. All the time. I'm sure C is the same.
I had not had the verdict of the CT Scan on the 24th so I rang Sandra, the Macmillan Nurse, on Friday and left a message. She rang this afternoon and it's good news. I explained I had not yet had the result of the scan. She told me to hold on while she looked. This surprised me as I didn't realise she had access to the scans. After a few seconds she was back. "Let's have a look," she said, and then: "Mm... I can't see any change, Gerald, no, I can't see any. You want to go on holiday, don't you?"
I laughed. "How did you know that?"
"I bet you want to go to America, don't you?"
"You are exactly right, Sandra, do you think it will be okay to go?"
"I don't see why not."
"This is good news, isn't it? I mean it's around eight months since the last scan."
"Yes, it's encouraging, isn't it?"
I hadn't put he phone to speaker and could see that my little brother was anxious about the result. I gave him a thumbs up and he's all smiles.
We are both all smiles as our trip to Circle Bay now seems to be definitely on.
Another phone call from Sandra Moor of Steetspire Literature Management based in New York. The third in a month. They say they want to re -publish "Terms of Innocence." They'll undertake basic editing, re-design the cover, provide me with 5 paperback copies, register for copyright purposes and all sorts of other 'come-on' attractions. And all this for only £672.00.
I don't believe it. I think it could be yet another scam of some sort. She was on the phone for over an hour. C getting agitated because the phone was engaged and we are hoping to hear about the CT Scan I had last week. I ended the call by telling her to ring me on Saturday.
I'll think about it.
The surgery sent me a note. "Please book on line to see the doctor for a routine appointment."
I went on line and requested an appointment. I wonder what that is about? Can't be the CT scan - it's too soon since I had it, so maybe it is just routine. I went on to their website and requested an appointmen.