Don’t worry, the Greenbelt review will be continued, just felt like I needed to blog these current issues.
This afternoon I went to visit V&G. Over a year ago, V was diagosed with cancer, that had spread so much already they couldn’t treat it and he was told he had very limited time left. I don’t think they excepted him to survive the year. But he has done. G isn’t exactly healthy either, and is struggling to care for her husband at home. My Mum and I spent some time downstairs, talking to G and helping her in whatever way she would allow us to. Then we went upstairs to see V. It was a shock for me. I had last seen him at Easter, and he had steadily worsened since then. His face was much thinner and his general appearance had changed vastly. He was very pleased to see us, and was holding tightly onto my hand. When he was speaking, he was doing so as if he wouldn’t see us again. I struggled to hold back tears, especially when he said a blessing for us. This couple have been doing God’s work their entire lives and it doesn’t seem fair that it should end in this way. He has refused medical intervention, like drips, despite not having eaten for a week – he wants to slip away quietly when God chooses. Please keep them in your prayers.
Another thing I have done today, is worked out how much weight I have lost in the past year. I knew I had lost some, but with varying scales and not knowing exactly what i was before starting university, I didn’t know how much. It turns out I have lost 20lbs! Which is much more than i orginally thought. I don’t know whether to be happy or worried. I haven’t been trying to loose weight. I suppose my diet has changed since i’ve been away from home, but I don’t think I’ve eaten lots less. I probably have been doing more exercise – cycling up the big hill to my old flat several times a week. And I think at lot of the weight I have lost, I put on during my Alevels, when I was sat still revising a lot. But still, 20lbs. Seems like an awful lot. I hope I don’t lose the same in this next year – I’ll be reduced to nothing! It is a pain, losing weight – most of your wardrobe simply falls off you all the time. Except I did find a pair of size 10 shorts, bought several years ago, when I was a size 10, that I haven’t been able to wear during the past year or two, that now fit me! Ummm, still can’t decide whether I should be happy or worried.