Seeing the caller ID attached the ringing house phone, I could utter someone was calling from ORMC, yet, I was surprised to learn who it was. “Gail, this is Dr. Serafimovska employment, are you alright?”
She, whose descriptive term is on my prescription for Flagyl, the nastiest tasting physic you can ever imagine. But you’ve heard that plaint before, haven’t you? I make certain you, I’m not exaggerating in the in the smallest degree.
The true purpose of her convene? She told me that she’d seen Bruce at the hospital, asking directions to the 10th overthrow, and was worried I’d returned. In conformity to fact, she probably wondered if she’d missed affair, and who can blame her? She said she was scouring the hospital facts base to see if I was re-admitted, and didn’t look my name, but still decided to corresponding indenture. Assuring her I was managing okay at home, I told her the certain reason Bruce was there, and it is not gratifying.
Matt Stromberg is dying.
I imply all of us who knew his chronicle are not surprised, but gee buzzing, we all hoped he’d be the rare case who would baste a recurrence of brain cancer. Turns abroad Matt was in the hospital at the identical time as I, however, God ask him, he’s still there, unable to walk, and tiring easily. I’d had a paragraph from Angela on Saturday evening on the eve him being back in the ER, impotent to walk, but wasn’t clever to get back to her perpendicular away. I’d made some cookies notwithstanding our Friday night dinner guests, and Saturday, dropped more off at the Strombergs for him, while he loves my cookies.
This was a new recipe, one from a Rachel Ray magazine, given to me by Jon and Alissa as being Christmas. Red Velvet Crinkles sounded like a palatable Valentine cookie to me, and it was petty good, albeit, not nearly as comely as red velvet cake, that’s instead of sure!
Anyway, by the time I returned home from my 24 hours in the hospital (was it in reality that short??), I called her to prepare an update. It was then that I erudite the cancer had metastasized down his thorn with no real chance for regaining. She told me this sad recent accounts on their 7th anniversary. Need I affirm more?
Bruce had a nice survey with Matt yesterday afternoon, and his annunciate was thus: Matt is still smiling. He’s 47 years decayed, and not a nicer guy could you befitting. Moving into the house that Mae and Charlie lived in during the term of 30+ years, Matt was our son Matt’s st~ of life. He set to work renovating, ~-end it was not until Angela came into the similitude that the renovating went into overdrive, and in earnest, even in their new home, it has none stopped. And you thought I was severe?
We may have liked the cookies, moreover Matt, not so much. As early as I’m able, I indigence to fulfill his request for chocolate fragment cookies, which hopefully will be self-same soon!
As to the dinner I made as far as concerns our guests, for the first time in my life, I purchased brussel young coleworts to roast alongside cauliflower.
They seemed to like it, finishing away all of the bowl down to the occult bits! I, on the other agency, thought the dish may have benefited from a besides liberal dousing of vinegar.
What otherwise is new? This has been greatly tempting me, but I know victory than to attempt chocolate just still.
I don’t know about your grocery provide but our Publix went nuts with regard to Valentines Day.
Heart overload!! These, of track, are photos I discovered on my camera once I was well enough to finish out of bed, which I’ve been doing to a greater degree of as the week progressed.
Before I slight: I stopped at a garage auction, pre cdiff, finding in a bin of books, a 1950 yearbook from FSU. How in regard to this logo?
Flipping through, I came over a photo of Dr. Doak Campbell. Haven’t heard of him in the van of? You would if you’d gone to a FSU bit of strategy–the stadium is named after him! He oversaw the transition from an all female college to co-ed and started the football team. My confidant Karen Howard will get a kick used up of this.
One reason I stayed in our expanse for so long is close paroxysm to the bathroom, however, on Saturday afternoon I design I’d see how long I lasted in the mode of life room. Turns out, a long time. Long plenty to watch FOUR documentaries on Netflix, the pristine television I’d watched in a week. All of them self-same interesting. In order they are
Tiny: A Story About Living Small (the smallest enjoyable because the kid was in the way that-so
Muscle Shoals (the BEST)
History of the Eagles (crazy slow but good, watched in two sittings)
Seriously, and I intend seriously, watch Muscle Shoals–simply one amazing story. In a crazy coincidence, Nancy also watched it on Saturday adversity, having taped it from PBS earlier. Still trembling my head over that!
For the note, I might just have the nicest friends and clan there could ever be. Flowers, soup, cards, visits, emails, fb comments–you all have made this so much added bearable with your acts of fellow-feeling, I can’t thank you sufficiency. My illness is fading, sort of like this tulip:
and the conformity to fact is, I wish it were all a~ gone, but I’ve got some days ahead of me still. Can you imagine to what degree difficult this is for the likes of me? Can unkindly sit still to save my life? Well, I’ve had to, and I be possible to’t say that I like it any better, but putting things into perspective (see above), helps. Dr. Parillo has given me the be of use ahead to stop the medication at 10 days, more than 14, and I could NOT have existence more grateful. Let’s hope he’s direct, and the bed looks like this for the period of the day from now on!!!
Until we muster again….
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