FORGIVE, O LORD, MY LITTLE JOKES ON THEE
AND I'LL FORGIVE THY BIG JOKE ON ME.
I had an interesting experience about 4:30 AM this morning. Woke up, rolled over on my right side, and the whole room started spinning. If any of you has ever had Virtigo, you know what I mean. I had a nasty spell of it about three years ago, and it took four months to get over. That time, when I woke up, it felt like I was spinning 90 miles per hour. I was literally clutching the sheets, thinking I was going to fly right off the bed. Lon was in Florida at the time, and I was alone. I really thought I was having a stroke or something. Anyhoo, this thing today subsided after a while, thank goodness, so maybe it was just a little fluke. Hope so.
Chemo went well yesterday. I couldn't get comfortable to take an nap for some reason, but fortunately I had two ladies to chat with. One is from my area (Diane) and whom I have known for quite some time. I didn't recognize her because she has short hair, and had always worn beautiful blonde hair that went all the way down her back. She told me that when it became troublesome in November of 2012, she had cut her hair short. Then when it got to the point where she was losing all of it, she went out into her yard with clippers and began to shear it off. Her husband happened to be mowing the yard and saw her. He got off and helped get the job done, both of them crying the whole time. That, people, is team work in spirit and love.
Another gal, Mary Ellen, was a real hoot! This was just her second treatment, and she had already lost all of her hair. She had on a great wig which looked just like the real stuff. Her sis-in-law was with her and they were quite a close pair. Mary Ellen seems like a really determined lady and has quite a support unit around her. Luckily, she is like me and her cancer was found at Stage One. Whoo hoo!
I am in the mood to get some house cleaning done. Diane told me she gets a boost of energy after treatments because of the steroids they pump into us. I hadn't thought of the advantages of that. (STEROIDS!?? OH, I'm feeling kinda manly right now - I think I'll go have a beer and scratch myself inappropriately). Actually, it does help for a few days to get extra stuff done in a hurry.
Thank you, Sandi F., for saying you enjoy reading what I write. I have worked on a ten-book series of fiction, about an eight-year old autistic boy (Thomas) and his family for the last four years. I have incorporated some of the things that our Alec does and says in them, and have also tried to show what special little people these kids are. I don't think people realize how incredibly smart and talented they are. I had been really gearing up trying to find an agent or publishing company to try and get it moving, but life has a way of getting in the way, and I'm a tad bit busy right now. So we will see what happens in the future.
Well, speaking of Alec, I need to go and meet him after school today. I just have to screw my head on tight so it doesn't go spinning all over the place and then, I'm off! Tah Tah
GOD BLESS YOU ALL