Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ups and Downs

I don't know why but in March I usually feel out of sorts and become victim to a creative meltdown. It is a month where, much like the weather, life becomes unpredictable. Looking back to last year, the same thing happened around the same time. My thoughts dried up then as now as evident by the fact that I have not written anything in several weeks. It may be writer's block or that an emotional roller coaster is over taking my thought processes. I can't use any of the traditional women hormonal excuses because I am way beyond that. No it is life that is having it's ups and downs and here is why: Good news:
  • I celebrated 5 years free of breast cancer. Doctor gave me a clean bill of health and told me not to come back for a year.
  • I have completed my first 2 years of college to get an associates degree. I am taking a break while I ponder what I will do next.
  • I still have a job, we are not in foreclosure and we can still afford to send my kid to college.
Bad news: My beloved Uncle Paul in Australia died Friday. Having been diagnosed with advanced cancer, he succumbed this past week with his son and daughter at his side. I hate that I will never see him again. I miss him already. Very bad news: Thomas has to have surgery to correct a tumor that has grown larger in his left knee. Scheduled Friday, 4/3. Good news: The tumor is benign, he has a surgeon that is chief of orthopedic surgery at Mt. Sinai and he is on spring break the week after surgery so he can recover without loosing too much school time. (That's probably not good news to him.) Feeling sorry for myself news: I canceled the Whistler trip to be with my son. And with all this, I gave up drinking during the week for Lent. Is it Friday yet?


Anonymous said...

Yes, it is a lot. I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. You were just talking about him when we saw you, but I didn't realize he'd been ill.

The clean bill of health for you is awesome, Virginia!! Amazing. And such a relief.

I'm sorry to hear, too, about Thomas, but I hope it'll be a quick bounceback for him. Athletes and knees. Always. Give him a big hug from all of us.


jen said...

So sorry to hear about your uncle. He must have been quite a lovable character. You are doing great and Thomas--well, everyone knows that Thomas is indestructible!

Cindy said...

Congrats on your five years! I've got mine coming up soon and am psyched to go off of tamoxifen.

Very sad you gave up Whistler. And next is the Olympics, which doesn't seem to me like a good time to go. Oh, well.