Sunday, August 30, 2009

One of many

This has been a couple of interesting weeks. Ups and downs in feelings; but the physical discomfort is somewhat abated, thank goodness. I'm even hoping I can get the go ahead from the doctors this week to DRIVE. Oh that would be wonderful!

Last Sunday I even got to go out to dinner! I was feeling pretty good.

Sundays are my days. Yes, I got the short end of the weekend stick. With a family this large, very often Sunday becomes family day. We have a pool; it's summer; friends and family show up.

I had to go in for day surgery this past Thursday (my other day) to have the incisions fixed by the plastic surgeon. They weren't healing the way he would have liked. I'm told this is because I have been a smoker most of my life. I've cut myself down to about 3-4 cigarettes a day now and sometimes none if I sleep alot. Consequently I am weepy, cranky and sullen. HaHaHa!!! ok realistically I'm MORE weepy, cranky and sullen than I would be.

One good thing about being in a plural family - I have lots of help around the house and I'm not lonely. But I long for a day of just me and hubby going for a drive or watching old movies, funny movies. I'm searching for laughter.

I'm about to change my diet over to mostly fruit and veggies. I don't have much of an appetite anyway and fruit and veggies are cancer fighters. They will also boost my immune system in preparation for chemo which will start in about 8 days.

In polygamy you are one of many people who have needs to be met. I;m pretty sure that when you have cancer, and have lost two of your body parts, it would be preferable to be one of two or three.


Anonymous said...

Good to here more from you and that you are making progress. I know you will be glad to be able to drive again! Yayyy!!!! Withay

UmmRania said...

I just found your blog today, and I went from the beginning and inhaled the whole thing. I loved it! I love how you write, and I love your explaination of polygamy and the love you have for your family (yes even #2 as much as you might not admit it). I hope you win your battle for second base and I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU! for a blog that speaks good of polygamy, although I am not in a polygamous marriage I accept it (I am Muslim), and its nice to read such positive things for a change.
Hang in there and may God guide you!

new#3 said...

Thank you both for the encouraging words.

3rd... said...

I can open your blog finally!

How have you been lately? How have you been recovering? How is the family doing? Write again please