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Good Weather Helps

Kind of a full slate this holiday weekend.  Kathleen is still recovering from her pissed off pancreas and that means periods of nausea and vomiting, chills, no appetite and then normality for a bit… Then back to the awefulness and then out again… etc etc. ad nauseam…   The gravol kept things mostly at bay which is good, but still a little disconcerting that we had to resort to it 3 times a day, not to mention it makes her pretty tired and dopey.   But, better that than throwing up.

Emotionally, holidays can be hard.  To be frank, our minds both wander to the place where you think, will this be our last Canada Day together ?  We really wanted to go see the fireworks, but the pancreas thought otherwise.  Still, you reach for those small moments of normality where you forget for just a brief moment that you are in that bubble and those can be very nice indeed.  Today for example, we went upto the Conostogo river with Orville in the morning.  Not our normal long walks together, but that was ok, we try to appreciate what we have. We spent the time throwing the stick for him in the river which he quite enjoyed.  Then we went up to Elora for some ice cream and then home for a BBQ.  It was one of those blue, blue sky days with bleach white Simpson’s puffy clouds.  As you can see from the picture, our cat Betty, has a seat to herself– and yes, she is cutting Betty’s chicken for her 🙂   Ending on a happier note, but still kind of a hard weekend.  Sometimes its just not easy to shake things off.

Throwing sticks and drinking a coffee with Kathleen and her Non-Registered Nurse, Orville

About In the Cancer Bubble

I am Kathleen's partner of almost 25yrs supporting her through this very tough and rough spot.

2 responses to “Good Weather Helps

  1. Jill ~ Ottawa ⋅

    Dear Kathleen and Mike,

    I was thinking of you over the weekend and appreciate you sharing your weekend story and photos on your blog. I am so glad you had such beautiful weather and were surrounded by the beauty of nature and your precious Betty and Orville and of course each other.

    Sending big hugs and wishes for many more beautiful blue sky days and fluffy Simpson-like clouds,

    ~ Jill

  2. tracy the dog walker aka Orville's servant ⋅

    Okay, I cannot stop laughing…..the look on Betty’s face……she is such a little queen….certainly loves her Kathleen. Honestly, our pets love us so unconditionally……and I mean…..” under no conditions ….will you miss my walk……under no conditions, will you not share your food with me…..under no conditions, will you sleep in, when breakfast is overdue!” I will include Betty in my book……”Confessions of a Professional Dog Walker”. Betty makes Kathleen smile big … too!

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