Feels Like Normal For A Little While
Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while. When Gorman is feeling good and we’re just bumping along, I forget to let everyone know. He’s cooking and eating and enjoying feeling good.
This Wednesday, July 4, we will drive to Birmingham for an early Thurs. appt. That will be another 10 hour day and then another early Friday morning appointment, this one shorter. I try to find ways to make these trips fun so we are staying at Cobb Lane B & B, in the Five Points area, very near UAB. It’s way up on a hill so Wed. night we can sit on the front porch and watch the fireworks around the Vulcan statue. Thursday night we’re going back to a really good restaurant, Hot & Hot Fish Club, where we ate last week; got to take advantage of this time when
Gorman enjoys eating. We have few days off and have to return to B’ham soon so, instead of driving all the way back to Fairhope, we’re going to a little resort north of Atlanta for a few days. It’s in the foothills of the mountains so we’re hoping for cooler weather. We will chill out and then return to B’ham for two days and then back home on July 11. He starts his five days of chemo that day, ugh. But also thankful for the good that it is doing.
We have prayed and worked on our attitude, trying to have grateful hearts, instead of grumbling and complaining. Despite all the driving, we are grateful that Gorman got into this clinical trial. Despite the side effects, we are grateful for the chemo that is keeping this cancer at bay. Last night we were talking about the clinical trial and both agreed that going to UAB had not been as bad as we had anticipated. As a friend said to me on a phone message the other day, “attitude is everything”. And it’s really about the only thing we can control.