Sunday, August 8, 2010

It's Official! August 8, 2010

For us, 2010 sucks!

Last week was a bad one. Not for me, mind you - it was actually good for me. But, for us...not so good. We had to let our little girl dog Jazmin go. She was 15 1/2 years old and had been with us for 8 years. She started our Beagle craze and was always such a sweet girl. She took care of ears, noses and parts for the other dogs. A puppy at heart, Jaz pounced and played for as long as she could. At the end, she just had so many things in the way of the life she loved. We think she's still got her crazy "bucket" with her in heaven.

2010 sucks, part two last week: Someone we know became critically ill in recent weeks, and last week made the decision to go on hospice care. It's not been long since she was working -a vital, fun, smart woman. There is so much more to say about this lovely lady, but for now we just cannot believe how rotten this is for her and her family. We are thinking of you.

Not sure what else to say. We're trying to be positive, forward thinking about cancer and all this treatment stuff. But you know, a few days like those last week and it's hard not to write the entire year off and get discouraged all the way around. Generally, I've been putting my whole situation in a job box called "cancer treatment.". It's a job to do -not that pleasant, not a client I would have chosen given the chance, but necessary. This week, it's been hard to keep my cancer box separate from the rest of life - many tears last week and probably not all of them just for our friends lost.

A couple of notes: if you've been trying to comment directly on the blog, you should now be able to scroll down after reading this, click on the box and write away. I look forward to hearing from you!

I had a chance to talk with Susan E this week - thanks much, Susan! A bright spot in the week!

Monday is chemo round 3. Hopefully, it will go much like last time which was better than the first round.

Hoping we all have much better weeks than last week - even if you won the Lotto last week!

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