Thirty two years ago about this time, Jerry had just come back from bringing Erin to his parents. We were in the middle of a big snowstorm (which would change to ice later on) and it was time to head to the hospital to welcome Sean into the family. I was on crutches (broke my leg two months before) and slipped and slid on the path Jerry had shoveled from the back door to the car. What a mess.
Fortunately we made it to the hospital amid the ice and snow and the delivery was a fairly easy one….easy enough that the doctor let Jerry deliver Sean (See he’s been doing nursing/medical stuff for ages) Jerry didn’t have much fun when it was time to head home. He spent about an hour chipping ice off the windshield before he could drive away that night.
Anyway, that was a long time ago and that little baby has grown up to be an amazing man who is everything a mom could want in a son. And he was smart enough to find a good woman who is everything a mom could want for her son. Happy Birthday, Sean…and thanks for helping carry me through these fun, fun times.
We met with Dr. Nguyen yesterday (Radiation oncologist) She’s pretty pleased with how things are going (as are we)…and told me that what I’m going through is pretty rough stuff and I’m tolerating it exceptionally well. I said I was lucky. I said MD Anderson was awesome. She said it was all me.
I’m not taking credit for doing well because if I do, I’ll have to take the blame if I crash. There are lots of reasons things are going well…yes, my attitude, yes, my general health was good before I began, yes, I’m doing my best not to “live stupid” now, and of course, yes, there are lots of people supporting me, praying for me, sending good energy and good thoughts. And then there’s Anne and Clark who have taken such good care of us here. And Chris and Jackie and Jill who look out for us (went out with Jackie yesterday to get a manicure and pedicure…pure luxury) and …well you get the picture. So I’m lucky…
Lazy day. I had Proton at 6:00 am but there’s nothing else on the schedule. If I were home, I’d have lots to do but here, life is much simpler. We have some laundry. I need make a few phone calls. I promised the people at Anderson I’d rework my “Unwelcome Thoughts” for their blog. Other than that, not much on my plate. Maybe I’ll take a nap. it’s going to be that kind of day.
Tomorrow is the halfway mark in my six weeks of the Proton/chemo combo. So far, so good.