Aug 02, 2013 - 4:29 am
As many of you know, I am basically on palliative care now -- no more chemo. I am still having some radiation, for pain relief, otherwise medication for pain relief.
My GOAL was to make it out to Edinburgh on July 4 for my eldest son's graduation from the University of Edinburgh. Well, I didn't make it -- decided the trip would be too strenuous (my energy levels are not high). BUT, my sister flew out from the States to be with me that week -- and we were able to watch the ceremony via streaming video! I learned a lot about goals -- it's important to have them -- for me, very motivating. But, not necessarily to fulfill them as originally planned...There are many ways to celebrate! And my graduating son was here a week later.
Both of my sons are with me this summer - in fact, till about Christmas. For the youngest, this means pausing university for one year. But that was his choice, and I promised to honour it. I am delighted to have them both with me for this period of time -- what a treat. I did ask my onc about prognosis the other day. Bit of a guessing game, of course, but it's looking like 3-5 months. So I'm doubly glad the boys are here -- what a blessing.
My next goal is to celebrate my youngest son's 21st birthday, which is looking do-able (19 Oct).
Meanwhile, I'm still able to go out for the occasional lunch, book club, church -- interspersed with lots of naps!
So - here's to setting goals, and changing the focus of them when necessary!