Never a good idea to tempt fate. Everyone around me (including hubby) got a cold over the last week and I, on more than one occasion, commented, “Oh – how interesting that everyone but the cancer patient has a cold!”… Then of course 3 days later, I too, got the cold. You wanna get cocky?? Take that. Now I’m trying to be as vigilant as possible about taking my vitamins and supplements and immune boosting potions and foods. I cannot let my white blood cell count drop again.
Interesting how magnified everything becomes when you have cancer. Suddenly, that little harmless cold is a menacing force dictating important decisions about your life.
But despite the menacing cold, I continue to forge on – getting stuff done (new therapist – check… seminar on the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine – check… figure out how to tie a head scarf – check), continuing my healing rituals, and creating more fabulous memories…
All week my darling auntie D has been here with the family (the most recent in the friends & family brigade). It’s so interesting having my aunties come back-to-back, one after another… Seeing the different energies each of them brings and having the chance to spend time with them one on one… Proactive and indulgent Auntie L… Nature loving and mater-of-fact Auntie M… And now laid back and youthful Auntie D (who was the perfect person to have around for the monumental “hair cutting party”)… Their visits have helped me (and Miss M and hubby) on so many levels. And we’ve created so many more moments of joy from our time together… I really do come from an amazing lineage of strong and compassionate women. What a gift.
So Auntie D leaves tomorrow. And after that – hubby and I are on our own for 1 WHOLE WEEK. Oh lord! Maybe this is a good thing… It’ll be the first week we’ve been without a house guest since this whole thing started back in November. I think we can handle it. We’ll just have to call on our local resources here in Ohio. Chemo went by without a hitch this week. Hopefully next week will be the same. Nice and easy.
Sending peace and love to everyone. – T