|2008 radiation start|
|2010 2 1/2 years later|
Thanksgiving coming next week. Holidays, in particular have special meaning on the bright side of the dark chasm of a Cancer diagnosis. I remember 2 years ago, hoping to have my first solid food in many months. I still had the feeding tube in and felt like I had a walk-on part in the "Alien" movie series. I had graduated from water to nothing to feeding tube to soup. I actually had turkey and mashed potatoes (with lots of gravy) on the 2008 holiday. There was some serious "thanks" giving going on that day.
Family tradition dinners are getting smaller. My three sons are grown men now with their own families and obligations. They have discovered the joys of solid employment and will probably have to work that day. My oldest and his family are in Idaho with snow up to there - forecast for Thanksgiving Day with the other two enjoying the blessings of employment with heavy work schedules through the holidays.
The newest addition to the Welton clan will be joining us in a bit over a week ...my new bun-still-in-the-oven grandson (lovingly referred to at this point as "skittle bean")...I can see that moniker lasting for a long time....will be here in about ten days.
For the most part, I feel good, glad to be here.
“Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."
Song of the Day: "My Best Days are Still Ahead of Me" Danny Gokey