Sunday, August 7, 2022 — I’ve been among the missing for the last week plus. My dear friend, Mage Bailey lost her battle with cancer and I’ve not felt like writing. Actually, I haven’t been a day without thinking of her. I know she would want me to keep on writing. If our situations were reversed, I would want her to keep on writing, and drawing/painting and creating beautiful quilts. I know she struggled getting that last quilt finished, but finish it she did, and it was stunning.
I think about how much I miss her and know that the pain felt by her husband and family are far, far greater than mine could ever be. I hate cancer!! It’s taken so many of my family and friends.
I am still scheduled for the defibrillator surgery. As the time draws near, I think about what my life will be like after the implantation. The other day I had several errands to run. By the time I was finished, I was in pain and cut short the list of errands. I gratefully headed for home. I didn’t even get to the grocery store–I was done.
Today, Robert (bless his heart) actually carried half a load of laundry to the laundry room. He was trying to get the wash caught up before my surgery. I was truly shocked that he was thinking that far ahead. Later on, I told him I needed to go to the grocery store and he asked if I would like him to come along. I said I would as I enjoyed being with him. I didn’t know how much help he would be and as it turned out, all he really did was push the cart. By the time we got to the checkout, he was trembling. I asked for help out and thankfully I’d got the very first parking space in the row so Robert didn’t have to walk very far. When we got home, he had trouble getting out of the car he was so weak. I did manage to get everything on my grocery list, so we should be set for at least another week or so.
I have a phone number for Elderly Assistance Services and will call them on Monday to see what they can offer as far as assistance.
Do take care. Be safe and be sure to tell those you love that you love them.