Sometimes with blogging a story gets started but never really followed up on. I know I'm guilty of this, and I find myself realizing it when I wonder how someone else's blog story ended up. For some reason, the last couple of weeks have tied up a few loose ends, so I thought I'd share. If I've forgotten something, let me know.
Last summer our friend Maggie was diagnosed with Stage3/4 ovarian cancer. In a show of support that can still bring tears to my eyes, the community rallied behind her and her family in a big way. This was just one example of a months long effort. Last week, she and her husband made the five hour car trip to the major cancer center she received all her treatments at. After multiple rounds of chemo and several surgeries, it was time to look at the results.
There's no cancer to be found. She's obviously going to have to be hyper vigilant, but as we speak she's...drumroll, please... cancer free.
And making plans to go to nursing school.
My buddy Stacey, of the pulmonary embolisms, came home from the hospital after only being in for a day. She's still a little symptomatic, but is feeling okay and ready to figure out why in the world her body wants to keep forming blood clots. This is after her cardiac surgery (surgeries??) and other little roadblocks her body is throwing into her path. Getting older sucks.
And speaking of Stacey, here's how everything started with Maggie, and also a little more insight into my very forthright friend who tells it like it is even when you don't want to hear it.
My Mother's Day was actually very nice, thank you for asking. The boys brought me waffles and coffee in bed. Their dad supplied the waffles and some flowers and candles. I read the paper and ate my food and then took a nap before I went to work in the afternoon. It was a very sweet breakfast.
Thanks to Amy at Blog to the Bone, we now have a cell phone for the boys that works. Out of the goodness of her heart, she sent me a wonderful phone for the boys to trash. And there were Cow Pies in that package, too. Yummm.... Thanks again, Amy. Now how can I measure up to Cow Pies? Oh, wait...I know...
Speaking of Gifts from the Inbox, thanks to everyone who sent me recipes that were quick and easy. I really appreciate all of them and will be trying them out soon. I don't know why cooking has turned into such an issue lately, but it's nice to have some new options.
I haven't bitten my nails since my blog declaration that I was quitting. They don't look great, but they don't look like ass anymore, either. I may treat myself to a manicure after all. Just because.
Am I forgetting anything?
Friday, May 16, 2008
Posted by the rotten correspondent at 12:02 AM