BEING HAPPY DOESN'T MEAN THAT EVERYTHING IS PERFECT. IT MEANS THAT YOU'VE DECIDED TO LOOK BEYOND THE IMPERFECTIONS.
Hey, just read about the Cancer Walk that Jenna posted. I will have to talk to her to see what I have to do. I've only walked on other people's teams. It really is quite a moving experience and doesn't last too very long. If anyone feels like joining, welcome! If you can't, we will feel your support anyway.
Sandi F. commented on the last post, mentioning that my latest odd symptoms could be heart related. Very interesting idea. When I went immediately to the doctor's, it evidently wasn't my heart. The chills were exactly like I experienced right after first starting chemo. The exhaustion was simply not getting enough sleep. Hopefully everything is good, but your comment about my spell and a possible link to heart problems was valid and I appreciate your input. I did have an echocardiogram two weeks ago, and it looked really good. Betty C. is right, I have ECGs and Echocardiograms at regular intervals now. It's finger-crossing time, People. :)
Saturday evening was really fun! First Nina and I went to a friend's new house for a house warming party. The guys joined us later. The house was so nice and the yard, WOW! In the corner of their little sitting area, there was a bunch of huge SUNFLOWERS. One had a head on it as big as a dinner plate. Gorgeous. Then Nina and I left and went to a restaurant to meet up with some of my friends from school; Jodi from California, Sue, and Linda. Let me tell you, we are so lucky we didn't get booted out of the place. We were laughing so hard and talking so loud, I'm sure we were a real distraction. I think we may have overstepped our bounds when we proceeded to sing the Alburnett Fight Song - - - offkey - - - and maybe all the words weren't exactly right. Fortunately, I was sitting with my back to the rest of the room, so I didn't have to witness other diners glaring at us. Sue had just asked me about how my procedures were going, and I was telling her that I had had reconstruction surgery a few weeks ago, and, yes, my tah tahs were brand new - straight out of the box, when she gave me the funniest look, and I realized that this young man (our waiter) was standing right beside our table. He looked alittle taken back, but we all just busted out laughing and he scurried away. It was so good to see these gals again, and talk about everything. There are some sad things that have happened in life since we were those silly, fresh-faced girls in high school. Linda (who has the most amazing laugh and sees the funny side of almost everything) was widowed - with a brand new baby boy - at an early age, but went on to find a good man to share her life with and have two daughters. One daughter has some major health issues going on, which is hard to take, but Linda just keeps on keeping on. Sue, who is another champion laugher, has the most amazing daughter, who has stood my her mother's side when Sue's son passed a way, and then last year, when Sue's husband passed away from the same genetic illness. Thank goodness for daughter Cara. Jodi - our Homecoming Queen - is just a pretty now as she was in high school. I guess I can say that about the other two, because it's true. Jodi is our big city girl from San Jose now, so she may think we is kinda like hicks from da sticks. LOL
Nina was a good sport and went along with all our nuttiness, and also seemed to have a really good time watching the old broads be silly.
Around 8:00 we went and "crashed" the official reunion. The girls and I were all relieved to see one guy there, whom we had been talking about at dinner. Some of us thought he had died and some of us thought he was still alive. How nice it was to see him there - so guess what? - he lives!!! I got to see Jeanie N. and Janna C. which was super nice. There were two teachers that we all had that were brave enough to attend - Mr. Heitz and Mr. Lebeda.
All in all, it was so much fun, but we were home by midnight. Us oldsters can't party like it's 1969, anymore.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL (and Go! Alburnett!)