I kind of hate that expression (if life gives you lemons, make lemonaide), but then again we hate this situation. Still, we are trying to look for some light in these dark places and we do find it sometimes. After that gloomy post, I didnt want to leave the impression that we are sitting in the dark with our heads down. There are of course times like that, but we try and make the best of what we can. Its funny, as a kid, I hated the expression “just as good” which was my mother’s way of saying, “look, this is all we have and we will do the best we can with it.” Thanks Ma, that little life lesson is coming in very handy to cope with all this.
Also coming in handy are the extra pain meds. (Thanks Team Pain!) As Kath is not so worried about popping them like M&Ms its helped her to get a pretty pain free afternoon. Less pain means less clenching of her gut, which means less nausea which means more of an appetite. Once we finished at the Cancer Center, we had a nice drive together to go pick up her gravol order. Blasted a bit of Alice Russel, some St. Germain Electronica and LoFi. Then a walk to uptown Waterloo, and then upto Columbia Lake to play ball with Orville. Another perfect late August evening and thanks to the new pain meds, out of cancer’s shadow for just a bit to allow us to make our own.