Joppette Posted April 9, 2012 Share Posted April 9, 2012 Well, it's so strange that this topic, of all topics, is so inactive. I joined this site on April 2, 2010, and up until recently, either opened the AIR windows, or joined in each day. Over the last two years, I've enjoyed getting to know so many that belong to these boards. Hearing about every day lives, activities, and even the weather was very intresting to me. Most important was the updates on how folks were doing in their journey in life. There are other forums to do this, but since is the most active, I think a lot of us just gathered here each day "to talk". It felt like a family here. In the last two weeks, I've been in the hospital 3 times because of the rough stuff that this chemo regime is doing to me. I'm not complaining, it just is what it is. They had to delay the last chemo for a blood transfusion, and then they cancelled the chemo regime I was on completely. My body won't tolerate it. So I'm back on the Carbo routine I had before with some Navelbine thrown in there. I am hoping this will allow me to get back to somewhat of a normal life. One of the things I've missed most in my 3D life is getting in the car and driving. I just couldn't risk it. I didn't know about Hemoglobin, or platelets, or white blood counts, or any of those things. In my journey with this five years ago, I didn't (thank you God) have issues with this. But this time around, those blood issues left me so exhausted that just carrying on a conversation on the phone has left me out of breath and heart racing. Each day (that I had internet), I'd come here to see what was up with the friends I've made over the last two years. Even if I couldn't write, I knew just reading the antics would make me smile. Well....you know. There's just not been much going on, unless I've missed all the action when I've been sleeping (which has been a lot). Anyway, today is a new day. In my neck of the woods, the sun is shining again! It seems to be a chronic condition around Michigan lately, and I'm loving it. It's chilly out, but I have the window cracked so I can hear the birds chirping outside. There's a nest cradled into a nook in the corner of the house, and I can see Mama bird flying back and forth, over and over, bringing food to those very loud and hungry little ones. I have to smile when I see their skinny little necks craning out of the nest when they hear their Mom's call. All around me, the world is waking up from it's long, dreary and brown winter. The lawn is lush and green, the trees flowering in that pretty way they do this time of year. My tulips are in their full glory, sharing the sun with the dafodils next door. It's just incredible to watch from my perch on the chaise lounge next to the window. There is some kind of mini apple tree outside the window that is pregnant with it's blossoms, and if I look close I can see about ten thousand big, fat bees just buzzing their brains out. I never watched this close before, but I did this time and I see them come in with their bee legs hanging down, and when they leave those legs are covered with this yellow fuzzy stuff that I guess is the pollen they need for their nests? What a marvelous discovery - and I wonder how I missed that all these years on this earth? LOL. Wishing you a beautiful day today! Judy in Michigan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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