Thursday, October 16, 2008

Turning the Corner

When does it occur? When do you turn the corner? When do you start feeling normal? That’s what I’m wondering these days. Every time I feel like I’m taking a step forward, I take the same step back. It’s tough. I know all you can do is rest & relax, drink lots of fluids, and hope for the best.

Last night, Meg made a wonderful grilled cheese and tomato soup. I think it was Meg’s first time at grilled cheese, or as she says since college. She’s showing a lot more of her domestic side these days and actually enjoying it. Grilled cheese - such an easy meal and now Meg’s favorite! Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep it down. As I said, you start to feel good in one area, but take a step back in another. So far so good on tonight’s dinner! Anyways, I’m looking forward to turning the corner. I know it won’t be long.

5 comments:

Meg Rodgers said...

I'd like it to go on record that I am good at making more than just grilled cheese.

Amberchlopaz said...

Love that positive attitude.

Carl said...

I don't think most of us ever get "back to normal" after something like this. It is, as they say, a new normal.

And that can be OK.

Hang in there.

Grace and peace.

Anonymous said...

Meg and Dan,

I love the banter between you too--it's absolutely entertaining. You not only keep us informed, but you give us doses of comic relief-- providing us some fun in the throes of your intimate struggle--and that's healthy, and that, Dan, will get you to turning that corner. Stay the course.


Paula

Russell Groves said...

hey dan, i met meg at JH in the chemo ward - my mom is going through throat cancer treatment at same time as you... who knew that there are such interesting people at JH? In addition to cool HBS-ers, I've met people from haiti, bermuda, italy, india, and eastern shore. (Not sure which was most exotic...)

Anyway, I'll be keeping positive thoughts for you and everyone up there. Meg seems great, so you're in good hands. Grilled cheese and tomato soup sound perfect for this weather...I've learned not to trust the feedback of my chemo-laden audience - I prefer to blame the eater rather than the chef... =)

-Russell Groves
rgroves@mba2003.hbs.edu