It's been a challenging week. I help care for my aging in-laws, driving my mother-in-law around for various appointments. Last week, in addition to a dental appointment, we tackled the department of motor vehicles to get a California handicap placard for her. The earliest appointment I could get was six weeks out, so we took the plunge and showed up without an appointment, but with a two-hour wait. Yes, I wanted to sleep as well! Mission accomplished, though ... she now has the much needed card.
Except for this:
My husband's job is very demanding and he is having to spend more and more time trying to resolve problems. He works very hard to provide for his family and I'm very grateful. He wishes he could spend more free time with us, but the nature of silicon valley often requires work on both evenings and weekends. He works in research and development for a medical device company and his work gives me special insight on what it means to bring a medical product to market. I know the thousands and thousands of hours of testing and observation that go into FDA approval. While not perfect, I'm still willing to "bet" on FDA approved products over the "woo woo" of alternative treatments that are pushed to market with little to no oversight. (Don't get me started! I just read a supposed metastatic breast cancer patient promoting the use of a teaspoon of baking soda each day to treat metastatic disease because " cancer can't live in an alkaline environment." Please, let's just stick to science.)
Life with cancer or life without cancer is life. There's so much to deal with and I'm glad I'm feeling well enough to do so. Today I booked tickets to the east coast for April ... and am hoping that I'm still feeling well enough at that time to take this long awaited trip.
Everyday life, everyday joy. I'll take it.