I haven't posted much recently - it's probably a good thing because no news is usually good news. Niamh continues to do well albeit small steps. She has no cancer but, she does have side effects sustained from her treatment which includes anxiety. She is working through it all whilst trying her best to attend school as much as she can. It's not easy but, it's the hand we were dealt to we just have to get on with it.
On a lighter note, we went on holiday over Easter which was lovely. We took in Venice first which was beautiful. Niamh did really well on the cobbled streets with her walking. We had loads of breaks for coffees, ice creams and drinks because the wheelchair just wasn't possible there. It was very very slow going but, we weren't in a rush. We saw basically what we needed to see over the two days we were there. It wasn't easy but we managed. Perhaps we missed some of the touristy stuff but hey ho.....
We then joined the P&O cruiseship Ventura and cruised around the outskirts of Italy. Niamh fufilled one of her bucket list items which was to visit Rome. A day I will cherish forever. The weather was wonderful and we all enjoyed the whole thing. It was a whistle stop tour but, so worth it. We enjoyed every second of it. It was quite emotional for me as I had promised her almost exactly two years previously, when she was ill in hospital on treatment, that we would get her to Rome. When? I didn't know. I just knew we had to do it. Our "no regrets" philosophy is always in the forefront of my mind with things like this.
The whole cruise was brilliant - we really enjoyed it and the food was amazing. Niamh is a bit of a foodie so she enjoys trying new things and nice foods.
And yes, she really didn't take off that hat and coat unless she was indoors - even then it was under duress.
So, that's another item ticked off Niamh's bucket list.
Live for today because tomorrow never comes......