Jan 11, 2011 - 6:14 pm
I put this off for a few days, as I felt so many others had much more important issues:
Doug went back to work full-time last week and I went back a bit before that. That went OK, but then he needed to travel for the job. The doctor OK'd it as long as the flights were not long (he had blood clots from the chemo and is still on Lovenox). Packing was a nightmare - who knew that all of his supplements, etc. could weigh more than 30 lbs?
I was a wreck the first day - I didn't hear from him after the first leg of his trip. Finally, I he posted something on the H&N discussion list. Phew.
I am trying hard not to fret - I'm sure he'll keep up on his meds and will make his supplements drinks, etc. He'll be fine. Really.
This is worse than sending my oldest off to college. I almost took the week off and went with him, except that we start final exams on Friday. Even if I didn't care about my own students, I know my middle daughter will be stressed enough without having to run the house in our absence. Besides, I have no more time off and a plane ticket costs.
I have to let go sometime. It's just such a shock, after so much time where we literally were not more than yards away from each other for weeks on end.
I know - this is not such a bad problem to have; I should be glad he felt good enough to go. I'd still rather have him home. Now.