Just a quick Mom Update for those sweethearts who are emailing with inquiries and best wishes:
My Mom is doing really well! Since her second brain surgery, her chemo has been shifted around to a therapy that is a LOT better for her. She sleeps a lot, which is actually a blessing. She was unable to sleep well for most of this year.
She’s feeling much less nauseous than she used to feel on her old therapy. Thank God!
And, AND – she’s feeling like she wants to start driving again. She needs a physician’s clearance again, but my mother’s a cautious person – she wouldn’t be asking about it if she didn’t already feel confident she could do it.
I am so very happy for her, and so grateful that she is steadily regaining quality of life and independence.
I am so fucking lucky.
You know, sure I hurt my back, and it limited what I could do for a while. But I’m getting better quickly. Eight weeks of recovery time is more than I’ve ever needed for a physical injury – because I’ve been fortunate enough to be healthy most of my life. Sure I’d get bugs, migraines, burn out. But I’ve never been seriously ill. Thank God.
Today is a day of counting our many, many blessings.