Friday, April 18, 2008

Another week, another 'catch-up'

Once again I stand amazed that another week has flown by. It’s Friday again.

To update you on the previous entry ….

My mother-in-law was discharged on Wednesday (in which I mean - we had pop-in-law with us, staring at the wall from his chair in our living room, for 9 days), and they traveled back up island on Thursday. Although her surgery went well, the fall out pneumonia, then bad reaction from receiving blood ….. not so good. Once she got well enough to get feisty with the nurses and doctors, they kicked her out. Now, she is back in her own home and being well taken care of by dad.

Last night was the first night we had the house back to ourselves … and it was good. It truly felt different.

My 44 year old friend that was given the news of cancer last week started chemo on Monday, and a second dose on Wednesday. They are hoping that the chemo will shrink the cancer cells in her liver enough for her to go home for a bit, be with her young family, and get her affairs in order. She is an incredible warrior right now.

I don’t have an update on my Aunt. I did get in to visit her on Saturday, but haven’t had to time to return.

The one thing that I keep reminding myself of this week is that there is always someone out there that is worse off than you. Basically, we have absolutely nothing to complain about in this life. Hubby and I are (relatively) healthy, (relatively) financially ok, and in a stable marriage. All things being relative. And please don’t take this as a complaint – but boy life can sure be exhausting. There simply is not enough time for long hot baths, or quiet times to read an escape book.

I hope to gain back some funny bone soon. I miss writing about nothing and its irrelevance and irreverence to daily life. I long for my bed and a good nights sleep.

Happy Friday everyone. Keep up the good work.

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Post Script 10 minutes later:
The ultimate insult after a long week - dateline - Victoria, B.C. - April 18, 2008 - 4pm in the afternoon - IT'S SNOWING OUTSIDE, AND THE GROUND IS STAYING WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

linds said...

Where is spring?! Seriously!