SDianneB Posted December 18, 2004 Share Posted December 18, 2004 The 2nd weekend already! I remember last weekend, thinking this weekend would never come, and here it is already! Only 3 more treatments - yay! Tonight is our Christmas party for the gallery staff & some special friends. My usual task is making a huge bowl of fruit salad (the kind with Cool Whip & marshmallows, etc.). I was up early and got this done, and now am sitting here thinking that was quite an achievement, seeing as though I'm having my brain fried every day! Here's what I mean by that, knowing that there are so many people who have had way more (and higher dose) brain radiation than I -- It's remarkable to me that I made it through chemo, radiation, then chemo & radiation, and now more radiation. Just a mere 7 months ago, I didn't know if I'd be here for Christmas again. Not only am I here, but I'm having this life preserving PCI, and tolerating it quite well. I hopped up this morning and went right to the fruit salad -- a daunting task, because it's a really BIG bowl, and when you start pouring marshmallows and walnuts in, it gets really difficult to stir. I did it without missing a beat. It is a tradition -- and one I am so glad to still be able to carry out. Thanks to the advances made in medicine and the wonderful people who have taken part in my care this year, I was still here to make that giant fruit salad. When the new year begins, I will set my sights on being able to do that again for Christmas 2005. Tonight, we will gather with friends and co-workers, exchange silly gifts, eat lots of food, and laugh a lot. It will be wonderful and meaningful. But the true meaning of this day for me will be the fruit salad. Why? Because it was so normal. Di Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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