Tuesday, December 4, 2007

12 Treatments; 16 days

Hey - I am the same - always in pain and chanting to myself how many more days/treatments to go. I was feeling sorry for myself yesterday and I then a woman the the waiting room said, "You look so healthy - you look amazing." We started chatting and then everyone in the waiting room was chatting and I learned that the man to my right had stomach cancer. I said, "Wow, I haven't met someone with stomach cancer." He replied, "That is because they are all dead." I looked at him and we both started laughing. Only people with terminal "anything" can do that......I am still laughing......he was cool. On another note, Sunday was Mason's 3rd birthday. We did a bowling party since there were 12 adults and only 5 and a half (Nolan) kids. It was a good time and I won!!!! In fact, I pretty much spanked everyone at bowling. Secretly, that is why I wanted a bowling party. I am a bowling master at heart. Mason had a great time and that is really all that mattered. Here is a good story....Mason really wanted to be five (like his cousin). So, he just started saying he was five and showing all five fingers. I was a little concerned with this and said to him, "Mason you are three. You can't change it. It is not one of those things you can change." He looked straight at me holding up five fingers and said, "Mommy, look at my fingers. I am five!" "Okie dokie, you're five." No worries. He changed his tune by the party. Hang in there - I am trying to! Love, Ang


Anonymous said...

Mason is learning that we can not change things by saying or wishing a thing to be true. Mom is the gate keeper between fantasy and reality, fortuneately Mom is a gentle judge. Mom is also good at not letting big people sit around and mope as is demonstrated by her stimulating the gang in the waiting room to talk and cheer each other up. All of us compliment Mom for her efforts on behalf of others even though she is finding it tough slogging right now. Keep it up Mom, love pat&mag.

Myrna said...

Angie...I LOVE that you got the waiting room talking. I've been in so many where everyone is silent, thumbing through 3-year old magazines, deadly silent. What a breath of fresh air you are! If attitude can effect healing then you are a top-notch candidate!

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky that Mason is only 3 and not truly 5. Emily is insisting that when she is 5 she will be in charge of everything and we will all be banned from the house. Enjoy the peace of a 3 year old while you can! Once they are almost 5 life gets crazy!!!