Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Our Bouquet

We have been going through the chemo process for eight months now.  The tumors have decreased significantly, but they haven't gone away.  v has been beat up, he's lost weight, he's lost hair, though quite a bit remains, and he's even lost teeth.  He is such a handsome man that what could have been devastating to many has only added character and strength to him.  He and I remain positive.  In the past few weeks he has actually regained much of his energy and his appetite is back to normal.  Except for our weekly travel to the Cancer Center it doesn't feel as though he is ill.  But it wears on us, on me.  It takes a lot of energy to be positive in the face of this.  Our lives have changed.  "Of course" you probably say.

Our life is a bouquet in which the arrangement has been altered.  We have added beautiful strong stems and we have removed the withered blossoms. We are held in a vase of strong, clear crystal and draw strength from the pure, nutrient rich waters.

We also draw our strength from each other and from the dearest, and truest friends.  I cannot imagine what we would have done, or what we could do without their love and support and guidance when we falter.  Thank you, every one of you.

In bocca al lupo.  m & v

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