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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Monday, November 8, 2010

November already?

It feels longer than 11 days since I last posted.
I have not moved on with my wardrobe makeover yet.  Having MIL here means lots of activity in my free time.  But she goes home Friday so I will try to get it done over the next few weeks – along with my Christmas shopping.
We got bad news in regards to my Dad’s cancer last week.  The SIRT treatment has not worked.  On the plus side he has no new metastases to date.  But the liver met the SIRT was focussed on has grown.   Tomorrow he starts chemotherapy again which is the only option remaining.  The surgeon did say to him that it was only a matter of time before the cancer spread as it is pushing against a vein in his liver.  The additional down side of the chemo is that the PIC line that is inserted means no more playing cricket.  He loves playing: my brother and 2 of his step sons play with him and they all have a wonderful time.
And to top it all off, I fell apart at work Friday.  I was speaking to my step mum and she had lots she needed to say while she didn’t feel a need to be ‘strong’ in front of Dad.  We both ended up crying, but after the call ended my tears didn’t!  I ended up being sent home in a taxi (with a cab charge) by my boss.  I spent time at the beach and then with my mother and nephew.  I logged back into work about 4 hours after I left.  I did feel better for getting it out of my system… but I now have quite a few colleagues tiptoeing around me!
With regards to weight loss I have barely given it a thought. 
Oh well.

2 comments:

Anne H said...

Wow - rough times for you - I am sorry...
Cyber hugs across the miles -
Cliche, but heart-felt!

cmoursler said...

sometimes it comes out whether you would like it to or not. I am so sorry about your dad. I once broke down in a post office line. I was mailing my husband a package in kosovo...my oldest was 2 at the time and just being a brat, having a fit and i was depressed and lonely. And some lady turns around and says..'oh, dear...is your husband deployed...that must be difficult..thank your for being a supportive wife and thank your husband for his service."
I cracked. For some reason niceness will do you in. On the up side I went out the side door in time to see a helicopter land and colin powell jump out...surreal.
I hope and pray you feel more up to things tomorrow.
Hugs.

Monday, November 8, 2010

November already?

It feels longer than 11 days since I last posted.
I have not moved on with my wardrobe makeover yet.  Having MIL here means lots of activity in my free time.  But she goes home Friday so I will try to get it done over the next few weeks – along with my Christmas shopping.
We got bad news in regards to my Dad’s cancer last week.  The SIRT treatment has not worked.  On the plus side he has no new metastases to date.  But the liver met the SIRT was focussed on has grown.   Tomorrow he starts chemotherapy again which is the only option remaining.  The surgeon did say to him that it was only a matter of time before the cancer spread as it is pushing against a vein in his liver.  The additional down side of the chemo is that the PIC line that is inserted means no more playing cricket.  He loves playing: my brother and 2 of his step sons play with him and they all have a wonderful time.
And to top it all off, I fell apart at work Friday.  I was speaking to my step mum and she had lots she needed to say while she didn’t feel a need to be ‘strong’ in front of Dad.  We both ended up crying, but after the call ended my tears didn’t!  I ended up being sent home in a taxi (with a cab charge) by my boss.  I spent time at the beach and then with my mother and nephew.  I logged back into work about 4 hours after I left.  I did feel better for getting it out of my system… but I now have quite a few colleagues tiptoeing around me!
With regards to weight loss I have barely given it a thought. 
Oh well.

2 comments:

Anne H said...

Wow - rough times for you - I am sorry...
Cyber hugs across the miles -
Cliche, but heart-felt!

cmoursler said...

sometimes it comes out whether you would like it to or not. I am so sorry about your dad. I once broke down in a post office line. I was mailing my husband a package in kosovo...my oldest was 2 at the time and just being a brat, having a fit and i was depressed and lonely. And some lady turns around and says..'oh, dear...is your husband deployed...that must be difficult..thank your for being a supportive wife and thank your husband for his service."
I cracked. For some reason niceness will do you in. On the up side I went out the side door in time to see a helicopter land and colin powell jump out...surreal.
I hope and pray you feel more up to things tomorrow.
Hugs.