Because it's now been two years since Steve's diagnosis, Dr T had looked back through all the previous X-rays to see the bigger picture. Comparing today's X-ray with the very first on record, it is evident that there has been a very, very slight progression in the disease over the last 24 months. However, the change is so small as to be imperceptible when looking sequentially at the X-rays taken at three monthly intervals. Because the tumour growth is extremely slow, it is not giving them cause for concern and certainly not something that would trigger a further course of chemo. So, Steve's been signed off for another three months - next assessment in mid-September.
This reminder (as if we needed one) that Steve is living with a time bomb inside him which could go off at any moment, is the trigger to start looking ahead and making plans for the summer. Don't be surprised if we get in touch with you over the next few months to arrange a meet up or a stopover.
The next week or so is (in theory) to be dedicated to giving the house and garden a bit of TLC. If we don't do the spring cleaning soon, our house will look like Quentin Crisp's apartment in New York which he famously never cleaned, remarking "after four years, you don't notice the dust"
Thereafter, look out world - we'll on the move again while Leo is still sleeping!