Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It was QUITE the vacation...

Just had to respond -- and NO not about the pumpkin pie (because I love that stuff) -- but about Steve's comment about my being back from Florida to take care of him. He made it sound as though I had a long, luxurious, restful trip; here's the truth: I spent a whopping 48 hours on the ground, 5 of which were spent racing around Busch Gardens with Theo and Lucas! I do think that $10 per hour for the duration of my stay to be in 70 degree weather maybe was a pretty good deal after all...

So, I am trying to take care of Steve, but there are two issues with that:

1) He is actually being incredibly reasonable all by himself. Really, he is NOT pushing too hard and is indeed listening to his body... last night he went up to bed at 8:30, which I don't think I've seen him do since his last red-eye flight

2) There are moments when I'm much more of a basket-case about all of this (there's a feeling at times of having had the rug pulled out from underneath me) and he needs to lead me through deep-breathing exercises... luckily I'm good under pressure when it counts (serious medical meetings, getting it all scheduled, etc)!

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers - we're gearing up for Round 3 on Monday....

3 comments:

Bruce B. said...

Kath, I think you're TERRIFIC under pressure! Keep on keepin' on. I was very relieved to hear that the pumpkin pie cure was bunk, as I hate that stuff. Also very glad to hear Steve is taking care of himself, because the prospect of you or anyone else having to make him do things he doesn't want to do is truly frightening. Good luck on Monday! Is there in-patient visiting time?

Mark Alston-Follansbee said...

Reasonable? Steve? maybe we should all take his meds. xxx

Mary said...

Hi guys,
Since we seem to be doing the cancer thing again--John has one in his, ur, rectum (and they're saying it will probably come out just fine), I'm identifying well with the anxiety business. AND with having to process everybody else's processes. . .

Anyhow, let's all just hang in there.