Since posting my last blog entry 2 days ago I’ve experienced both joy and pain – in equal measures.
Immediately after posting my last blog I crawled into bed and was overcome with a severe case of the “chills”. Even with 2 sweaters, a bathrobe, towels, and multiple blankets covering me head to toe I could not stop shivering. My bones were aching… My body was incessently shaking… I was cold to my core. As hubby tried to do everything possible to warm me up, Auntie L googled my symptoms and found out this was a common reaction to the bone strengthener (Zometa). Oh lord!
That damn Zometa – which i figured would be the easiest for my body to tolerate, seeing as it’s just a “bone strengthener” and not a chemo drug – actually did the most damage. For 2 days I was exhausted, run down, overcome with random bouts of the chills, and suffering from some pretty serious pain in the core of my bones.
Despite it all, the crew and I forged ahead and continued to create glorious memories… Including an amazing girl’s retreat morning at Harmony Farm where we indulged in various reiki and massage treatments… And Auntie Cole’s last supper in Ohio – a fully orchestrated culinary extravaganza that we shared with hubby’s boss (and my dear friend) – Miss B – along with a few bottles of wine, lots of stories, laughter, and smiles… And then the following evening another fun night with our old friends M & J who joined us for more booze, stories, and laughter.
And to top it off… Today, hubby and I actually went on a much needed date – the classic “dinner and a movie”. What a gift. With hubby always working and me caught up with appointments and visitors and Miss M, the two of us hardly ever get the chance to talk or hang out anymore. This really helped us reconnect.
Of course the weekend wasn’t all happy moments.
With every new visitor that arrives – the day must come for them to leave. And Saturday morning it was time for my best friend Auntie Cole to leave. Even though we all drove her to the airport and saw her off, it wasn’t until the following day that Miss M registered that Auntie Cole was no longer there. And she wasn’t happy about it. Auntie Cole’s energy and love is larger than life. The house feels a whole lot emptier and quieter without her in it.
And now it’s Sunday night. Another week is upon us. Another opportunity to continue creating glorious memories.
Make sure to make each moment a memorable one.
Blessings to all. – T