Friday, September 26, 2008

TGIF

Thank God it’s Friday! It’s been a long week. The cough is still ever present and I know it’s wearing on me. My only saving grace thus far has been sipping on tea and good ole cough drops. I finally picked up a prescription yesterday so we will see if that helps.

I’m looking forward to the weekend. My nephew is being baptized on Saturday. Then, we’ve got a little soiree for Meg and me at Meg’s parents that night. Let’s hope the rain holds off!

On Sunday night, we will be having a slumber party with my sister Patrice and her two nieces. The oldest one is 2 ½ and a bundle of joy. (Not to say my other nieces or nephew aren’t a bundle of joy – it’s just a little different once they start walking & talking). I asked my sister the other day what it was like talking to a 2 year old. My limited experience thinks you can't really reason with them, you can't level with them, you just let them run around the house and go off on a three-minute string of pure gibberish. Why can't I be a kid again!

For me, the joy of hanging out with little kids is that they don’t know you have cancer. They will talk to you and ask you a hundred questions and the “c” word will never come up. You can’t put a price tag on that…

3 comments:

Ronni Gordon said...

Hi
I saw you on Carl's blog and "dropped in" to see how you are. I like your attitude. It's similar to how I have tried to live in my battle with leukemia. I also wanted to say that I know it's hard when you get a symptom similar to the one that led to your diagnosis...in your case a cough, in mine, fatigue and a generally low-grade feeling. I try to remember that most often, these symptoms signal something else that usually amounts to nothing much.

hughesd2000 said...

Hope you had a great weekend. It was so great to see you guys and surprise you!! I hope you had fun with your nieces and sister on Sunday night. They are adorable and we loved meeting your family. I hope for a little while this weekend, cancer took a back seat and you were able to enjoy time with friends and family. Thanks for breakfast. I was full for the whole day.

Love,
Dana

Anonymous said...

Dan and Meg

It was great to have you with us for the party on Saturday and leftovers on Sunday. Keep moving forward with your long term plans.

I'm going to get Lucy to try swinging the kids golf club set that was left behind by Mike and Nickki's renter. It the real thing. If she has any inclination, I'll try to get Dan involved, although I believe this will initally only entail trips to Monument Park.

I hope your trip for the scan today brings reassuarace. My cough has been building for about 10 days and now Pat has suggested I may need to visit the doctor even though I just had a full physical on September 17. I'll wait some more as this seems similar to a bronchial congestion condition that I had last year. It lasted for at least two months.

DTB