What a beautiful bunch of people you all are. Thank you all so much for the thoughts & positive energy. For sure, it's time for me to put on my big boy pants, reach behind, grab my butt & pull forward. Your words are much appreciated.
We are learning to get a grip on the reality of it, and also being able to add some humor...albeit sometimes odd humor... but we have to do the best we can while at the same time dealing with the hard plain truth. Today we went grocery shopping.... already we have learned that Marty is done driving... as we went into the store she said "Oh, I have my DNR papers (do not resuscitate) with me, so if I collapse there's no need to call 911". I said " Soooo... we'll just drag you back to the car, toss you in the back, take you home & call the funeral parlor Monday morning?" We both laughed. I'm sure the end won't come that way, but I guess we are ready for the unexpected.
Today: Lobster! My friends John & Lois brought lobsters & we had a delicious feast. We all admitted that we'd never had lobster with snow on the ground. We played "Blockus" afterwards & had some good smiles.
Now... we're both beat.
Just thought I'd say.... we do believe in chemo therapy, but in the right place. As a matter of fact, the Lois that was here today had breast cancer and chemo 10 years ago. Perfect! It was certainly worth the sickness it brings in a case like hers. But, in some cases, like Marty's, there is just no hope of stopping this. If she started chemo, she would never, ever, have another good day. We plan on having many! I have three jobs in my shop that need to get done.....maybe 3 weeks work. After that, the shop is closed, except for small, quick jobs. And, ya know... one of those jobs might not really need to get done. Hmmmmm.