This blog was meant to keep family and friends updated on the big news. But neither of us feels comfortable broadcasting all the personal day-to-day details that round out this whole experience. Yes, there have sometimes been delays here and there. But our doctors and nurses have other patients to tend to, so we understand that they can't always get back to us immediately. (In my line of work, some clients need to be reminded that I work on other projects and that the world doesn't revolve around them; the ones who do understand this always get brownie points in my book.) Our lives haven't stopped, and neither should anyone else's.
Good things have happened over the past couple of weeks too, which has made us less panicky:
- Jim's actually gotten better after the first couple rounds of chemo (as the doctors and nurse practitioners originally anticipated.)
- Many of his body functions have returned to normal.
- We actually went out to dinner in the neighborhood this week for the first time since his diagnosis.
- We're taking walks in the neighborhood and building up Jim's strength again.
So it's time to get back to normal...or at least the "new normal" that we're settling into these days.