Thursday, June 28, 2007

further to previous

Just read on Jay's - and feel compelled to update mine too. Cancer Girl (as she is affectionately referred to) is not going to make it. Mayo sent her home. I am so sorry for that. Jay said there is nothing left for her to do now but die... what a responsibility, a last task. How cavalier I am about the things in life that get me down. Now, just for a moment, appreciating just a little more, everything I hold dear.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

It is so time for bed.

I just got home from a social. I went stag as dh wanted to get to bed early so he could do inline speed skating provincials tomorrow, or maybe he just wanted to sleep in...

The social was for a woman I don't really know. She is a colleauge/co-worker/friend of Jay's, she's married, has an 8 and 2 year old and she has had cancer for the last 2 years. As of 2 weeks ago the Canadian medical system says there is nothing more that can be done for her, she has (I think) max, 1 year to live. That day she and her friends began planning this social - to raise money, mabye for a trip for her family to take and enjoy themselves. Just in the last few days she's heard that Mayo clinic reviewed her file and they can offer her some hope. She goes on Tuesday to begin treatment.

WOW, she fully believes in the care she will receive and that she will go into remission. How amazing. I am in awe at her ability to remain firm in her belief and her hope in the future. That is faith, in the process, the doctor's or maybe a higher power.

God bless M - I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. And may we all face the trials in our lives with the attitude and courage that this woman shows.

Don't stop believing.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

couple of things

1. Been a long time.
2. Except for the mosquitos I love the weather right now.
3. Sunsets are magnificant.
4. My nephew Little L gave me an unsolicited "I love you" when he said good bye on the phone
5. The small hand wave one motorcycle rider gives another as they pass on the highway is an instant sign of comaradarie
6. Teenagers test limits
7. Parents can only hope lessons learned, will stick
8. You shouldn't sweat the small stuff, life is too short
9. I am truly blessed by my family and friends
10. Had my physical - no news is good news. BP - 110 over 70 :)
11. I still love my tattoo...
12. Its time for bed.