Margi Miller, good friend and fellow turtle patroller, suggested that I keep a list of things that go RIGHT in the months to come. It’s going to be a long one, I can tell.
The biggest thing that went right this week were the results of the CT and PET scans. How nice of those cancer cells not to decide to take up residence in bigger, most interesting places–namely my lungs and liver. First and best thing to go right. It meant it’s highly unlikely that I’ll die of this.
The next was having two kids who were willing to drop everything and run (well, Erin will drive and Sean will fly) to Houston to be with Jerry and me when we get the treatment plan and information from the specialists at M D Anderson. We know it’s because they think we’re getting old (and forgetful) and may get confused by everything that’s thrown at us. They could be right but who cares…they’ve got our backs.
And how lucky can I be…My sister, Anne, lives right down the road from one of the best cancer centers in the country And my niece, Jill, and nephew and his wife, Chris and Jackie, are in the area too….all ready to open their homes to travelers, babysit little people and help in any way they can. One more thing for the list.
So things continue to go right. The garage door opener works again. The hot water heater is fixed. What a week!
Calli (age 5) called yesterday to do Facetime. When I told her I was going to vacuum the pool, do some laundry, clean the house and pack this afternoon she said, “But Nana, mommy says you’re sick.”
Different kind of sick, I told her. I don’t look sick or feel sick.
Wow, she said. Not bad.
And Lana (age 7) called later.
So, she says, mom says you have cancer.
I do, says I.
She said they caught it pretty early. That’s good, right?
That’s right, I say.
Good, she says. Wait till I show you my room. I cleaned it and it’s perfect.
And she proceeded to take me on a tour of her room and then we sat around and talked about the book she’s reading. Ahhh, the wonders of technology.