Anna has been off treatment for six months now and the difference in her is unbelievable. It just shows how ill she must have felt whilst on all the different medications. She is stronger, louder, happier and really just back to being Anna.
So what have we been up to during this time? Just normal day-to-day things which have missing from our lives for so long. We’ve enjoyed the summer holidays, spending time at Crieff Hydro for mum and dads 50th wedding anniversary,, the wonderful fully accessible crathie cottages in braemar and the beautiful Callum’s Cabin on the isle of Bute . Since term started in August, Anna has been going to school almost every day. She is now also going to after-school activities – music buds and drama classes. She goes swimming once a week with me and spends time at Barnardos each week. We go out at the weekends to shop, eat out, visit historic Scotland places,… just much more like a normal life.
We are still regular visitors to sick kids – Anna has monthly haematology reviews as well her bone strengthening infusion. We work closely with the physiotherapist and occupational therapist to continue to build whatever strength Anna has left. But dealing with all of this with Anna as well and strong as she can be in herself makes such a difference. We can deal with any challenges that come our way.
I’m having trouble uploading photos tonight so I’ll need to add them later. But the other really exciting thing that is happening six months after treatment ending is that we are off to Disney World! We fly out tomorrow morning…