Friday, April 17, 2009

the glass

While the glass that's half empty shows:
  • My mom's cancer has returned and in response to some kick-your-ass chemo treatments she's been moved to the rehab section of a nursing home to go through physical and occupational therapy.

  • My full-time job was reduced to part-time due to the restructuring (read: layoffs and downsizing) at my company.
That same glass half-full shows:
  • The doctors will make some adjustments and give her a smaller dose of the truly nasty chemo with longer breaks in between the treatments. She's been reacting well to the other meds. The lumps around her jaw/neck have gone down considerably since starting chemo. She's able to eat again and is even gaining weight.

  • I STILL have a job and now have more time to spend with Bug during the week. And with the new work schedule, I'll be able to go back to the Midwest and visit my mom again soon.

Now I think I'll fill the glass with wine.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

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Okay, silence...I can deal with that. I don't get much of that at home so it's kind of nice.

It's Easter and for me that means a traditional chocolate breakfast. I can almost feel the cavities coming on before 8am.