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15, May, 2009

15th May 2009

Rory and I are back at home.  It's a bit dizzying living two separate lives in two different places.  We seem to spend a lot of time packing and unpacking, winding up and winding down.  Next week Sean is going to Auckland with Roryfor the week so I will be able to get my bearings, spend some time with Sam, and catch up on my work. 

Rory's fight seems to affect almost everyone we encounter.  An elderly man came up to him in the radiotherapy waiting room this morning and said 'seeing your smile every day makes my day, and I wanted to give you my lucky pen'.  On the way home we called in to The Arts Factory Studio and Gallery in Te Hana and the owners, Kerry and Monique Strongman, took the time to talk to Rory, show him the works on display, and take him behind the scenes where all the creating occurs.  They gifted Rory with a bone carving, which he is wearing right now as he sleeps in bed.  I am always touched and humbled by the generous and caring hearts of the people around us.

Rory ticked off radiotherapy session number 6 today.  We also caught up with Steph who checked on one of his healing scars.  On the way out of Starship we bumped into Dr Anthony (the Radio Oncologist).  He is very pleased with how Rory is doing, the girls tell him he is a trooper, and Dr Anthony reckoned Rory was just like a jedi!  I'm not sure what this makes me, but some days I feel like Yoda!!