This week we are back on chemo–Dad’s third round. While he does have some side effects and major fatigue he is in a pretty good spirits. When I came back he warned me that sometimes when he doesn’t feel well he is a ornery bastard (his terminology might have been just “cranky.”) However, lucky for all of us he has been pretty chipper and not so cranky, though we would have overlooked it if he had been curmudgeonly. His taste buds have been slightly altered so we have been plying him with ice cream—so that have helped too!
Recently, we had some good news. Apparently our darling SOB has started down the lovely path of telling Cancer to “F*ck Off!” His nasty, fancy, rare tumor is starting to shrink significantly. We just need it to keep doing so and his prognosis will alter dramatically. Honestly, I think he is too stubborn for this bitch of a tumor to beat him.
I can hardly believe I have been home for more than three weeks. Alas it is true. On Sunday I drove down to Massachusetts with Bulent and dropped him off at the airport. We won’t see each other in person for a month. I will be exhausted by the time I get to Turkey. The problem is, I don’t sleep very well by myself. I am kind of like a toddler in that I talk myself to sleep–but I prefer an audience. Plus… I like to snuggle. My parents’ dog is too big and skittish to sleep with and the cat used to be feral and is not super cuddly. It likes to love you from a distance and on its own terms. My brother will let me hold his hand during scary movies, but we are a little too old to cuddle. Anyway he has a gorgeous girlfriend who he would prefer to snuggle with anyway.
So life in NH is going smoothly and without crisis. Plus, the neighbors are still spoiling us with yummy soups and dishes like Pad Thai! I may no longer be in the city or “Far from the Sticks,” but our “sticks” are the place to be!