Well, not always so graceful. Sometimes yelling but I've given that up because it just tarnishes the time we've got left together. He has a very stubborn streak which I think is a factor as to why he is still alive.
kas -- Friday, December 28, 2012 -- 03:43:58 PM -- 18 of 1095
Java my Dad smoked until the day he died. He had prostate cancer so not necessarily from smoking. It seemed silly to make him him quit when he was not going to get better. As you say it would tarnish what time we had left so we let it go.
purple rain -- Sunday, December 30, 2012 -- 10:09:28 PM -- 24 of 1095
Thank you Sparky.
I think one of the hardest things is that D has been sick or undergoing treatment for most of the younger girls lives and the eldest R, is the sweetest soul but has definitely taken on the 'mother' role. It's sad and we wish they could have their childhood back.
Rohon -- Wednesday, January 02, 2013 -- 02:31:25 PM -- 27 of 1095
I start my maintenance chemo tomorrow. I'm a little apprehensive -- I've been so very lucky so far -- still have my hair (yay!), didn't lose any weight (boo!), and didn't get too horribly sick after any of the previous chemos. I'm nervous about what the new mix will bring.
My boss has been unbelievably supportive, paying me full salary since the end of July, when I first went into the hospital, through now. I burned through all of my PTO (which accrues a little bit each week), and he gave me my Christmas bonus early, and allowed me to take it a little each week, to make up for the difference in hours once my PTO was gone. My goal is to begin the new year with a new work schedule - as closs to full time hours as possible.
There was talk early on about me going on disability - my doctors all said I should - but I wanted to see how the treatment went first. Had it not gone so well, I would have done so. But now that I've got "years" again, well, I need some normalcy in my life. Work always gave me that. I don't know what I'd do with myself if I didn't go to work everyday.