Heading To Mississippi
Gorman has just completed another five day round of Temodar and we are glad it’s over. He had more side effects this time: stomach cramps, sleepy and tired but that’s on the wane now. He was so cute; a couple of afternoons he went out to our front porch to read on the porch swing in the sunshine and ended up sound asleep. He had his book propped up on his chest so he could say he was reading, not sleeping!
We leave tomorrow for Mississippi, where we will see so many folks we’ve not seen in over a year. What fun that will be! Some are probably wondering what to say to Gorman and based on our experiences of the last year, I will offer some suggestions. If you know someone who died with cancer, that will be the first thing that pops into your mind but don’t tell Gorman about it. When you’re living with cancer, it’s not helpful to hear about someone who died with cancer. Many people like to talk about their illness and tell of the details; Gorman is not one of those. I know that some folks feel that they are showing interest and concern by asking for details but we live with this 24/7 and it nice to think of and talk about almost anything else so just ask how he’s doing, tell him he looks great (because he does) and move on to a different subject. He is so looking forward to seeing everyone and catching up and we thank God that he’s doing so well that we can travel and have fun.
I’ll post an update in 10 days or so when we get home.