August didn’t exactly turn out the way I expected it to, so I’m going to roll with the punches in September. “Adaptability” is the watchword of the month.
We will find out this week about the results of Mr. Jim’s CAT scan and whether another series of chemotherapy treatments are recommended at this time. Whatever the outcome, we’ll face it together and with as much cheer and fortitude as we can muster. One thing is for sure. Mr. Jim’s fighting spirit over the past 15 months has been nothing short of inspiring!
After a week of healing, my right eye is still swollen, doesn’t open fully, and decidedly off-kilter. I confess that I wonder if I will ever look normal again or see without double vision. In the meantime, thank goodness I have a pair of large sunglasses to wear in public so that I don’t frighten young children and small animals! I have a follow-up visit with my surgeon this week and will receive a briefing on the full pathology report. The stitches will be removed in another week.
With my visual world being topsy-turvy, I have not been inspired to create any meaningful photographic works lately. A few weeks ago, I managed to create a solitary image for this month’s personal photo challenge (theme: movement). It may have to suffice. I will try to continue the “photo of the week” posts this month.
As if there isn’t enough to burden our spirits, my Mom had a massive stroke last week and was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital. She is in a coma and the outlook is grim. Tomorrow, she will be moved from the hospital’s neurological ICU to a palliative care unit. With broken hearts, we said our goodbyes to her the other day over the phone. We don’t know if she could hear us, but it was worth a try. We expressed our love, and I thanked her for being my Mom.
We are counting our blessings and relishing the simple joys of everyday living. Tomorrow is always an uncertainty, so it is best to live fully and jubilantly in the moments that we now possess. And, never pass up those opportunities of small kindnesses to others along the way.
Thank you for your continued prayers and good wishes. I cherish your friendship!