Hi Folks , , just a social post to prove that despite my current issues battling my inner GVHD 'friend', there is life after undergoing a Stem cell transplant. My beautiful wife and I attended a Nieces wedding this weekend. It was a casual event as weddings go and very enjoyable. I was keeping everything crossed that I would be well enough to attend as my Niece had generously booked and paid for a hotel room for us. And I knew my wife was so looking forward to our first night away (barring hospital) for ages.
The wedding was in Didsbury Manchester and instead of a sit down meal meal we had a barbecue, so it was just as well the sun shone for most of the day, the rain coming later about 6pm. A lovely touch was pin badges they bought from Cancer Research, top hats for guys, flower posys for ladies. £150 went to a good cause.
I surprised myself by lasting the day out until 11pm gone and even had had a couple of small beers. Actually I don't miss the alcohol as much as I thought I would as I used to be a fairly heavy drinker and I don't need it to enjoy myself. Mind you at £11.50 for a double gin and tonic or whisky ginger ale and £11 for half a bottle of wine I'd need a small mortgage to get sqiffy. Even Dick Turpin wore a mask. . .
So all in all a great weekend in a lovely setting with family. And it has been a catalyst for us to confidently have time away again should the opportunity present.
Cheers for now folks. . . Chris x