Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near
'It's all a question of which will bump you off first: the lymphoma or the melanoma.' Dad quoted his consultant exactly. He said this with a wry smile but there were tears in his eyes. He also said that the same doctor had told him that this would be his last summer in Scotland and that he should make the most of it. I have never seen Dad so sad. We might have all dissolved in tears if he hadn't quickly rallied and said that he had surprised the same guy once maybe he could surprise him again: four years ago the consultant had discouraged him from having chemotherapy but Dad went ahead and here he still is.
We were lucky it was such a beautiful day and I'm very grateful for it. We kept reassuring ourselves that they might visit again in May when he has to come down for his PET scan... but I know that he will keep his visit down south as brief as possible because he yearns to be up in Scotland.