I was talking to a friend the other day, about how this is the 'new-normal'. Life changes once cancer enters it, for everyone it touches in the family. We are slowly adjusting to the new normal, thanks to the kindness of family and friends.
Aiden has had an easier time at school - his friends and their parents, bless them, have rallied around him, and he feels incredibly supported. How do I thank them for such kindness?? A couple of days ago our friend M. dropped by with a Totoro stuffy she'd made me ( GAMBATTE!) and yesterday Aiden brought me a snowy owl that I can have with me when he can't be there. Today, when another friend C. dropped by with some things for Aiden from her kids, I just about lost it. It hit me, I suppose, that Chris, Aiden and I have a TEAM. That it isn't just my wonderful parents and sisters but the friends we've made in the community here, the friends we have scattered through the world, in literally every continent. I have dear ones sending up prayers, sending me their love and good energy. I felt so thankful I couldn't hold it in.
I will beat this. Spring is all around us, and things are coming together. I can do this. We can do this.
Not five minutes after C. left and I had a good cry, the phone rang.
I have an appointment at the TOM BAKER CENTER!!!!!!!!
Its for April 24th, and its just the consultation; until they have seen me, given me a physical and have the results of the CT -scan we still don't know how soon after that the surgery will take place. As their secretary reminded me, its really a case by case basis.
So nervous. So excited.