We got home from Boston yesterday. It was nice to see so many people, especially Mark's parents, and Wendy, Steve, Michael, Jessie, and Kayla. The Bat-Mitzvah was great...Jessie did really well, the party was fun, and the kids all looked so beautiful. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures. I guess I wasn't feeling up to it, and I was wearing really stupid shoes! So if anyone got some pictures, please send me a few. The travel and all the festivities tired me out more than I thought they would.
Sunday morning Mark left for Chicago, and I checked out of the hotel to go to Wendy and Steve's. Later that afternoon, exhaustion and the fear that I was getting sick overcame me, and I had a little break-down...ok...it was a big one! But Bunny and Wendy took very good care of me. They fed me chicken soup and sent me to bed...thank you for everything you did, and especially for giving up your bedroom for me while we were there. Our last two days were relaxing, and the kids all got to play together. Wendy and I also got to spend some time together, and she took incredible care of me. She even booked a seat on our flight home, so she could help me on the trip, and then went home in the evening. I'm sure I would have managed, but I was so grateful to have her with me.
We've decided to hire a nanny to help out at home. Just looking after myself is more than I can handle most days. If you know of anyone, please let me know.
Thank you again for all the kind emails. I'm sorry I haven't replied to many of them, but your support means so much.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I wanted to create it so that all the people close to me can check in to see what happening in my treatment, and how I'm doing. This doesn't mean that I don't want to hear from you. Please feel free to call, email, text any time. But I apologize if I don't always get back to you. This new cancer journey of mine is a full time job, and I'm doing the best that I can. Please know that your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me...keep them coming! Thank you for all your help and support too...it takes a community, and you have all given us that.
With love and gratitude,