Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Possible Mix-Up in Administrative Services, The Universe

iIs anyone missing their day? You know the one, the one where everything goes right? Anyone?

If so, I'm sorry if your hopes and dreams went awry today, but there was apparently some sort of clerical error in The Universe today and I somehow ended up with your day. I was unable to locate appropriate contact information to correct the mistake, so I had no choice but to take it. If it's any consolation, I did use it well.
  • My drive to the CyberKnife facility was easy, without incident and completed in record time. While I did spend a little more time observing the structural details of the George Washington Bridge than I would have preferred, the traffic was mostly modest and flowed rather well.
  • I arrived early for my simulation. So, I enjoyed a nice roast beef sandwich on cranberry bread and some hummus and pretzels in the hospital cafe. While dining leisurely, I IMed friends/colleagues and kept in touch with my daily routine.
  • A call from one of my new nurses contained the ASTOUNDING information that I had 166 platelets on board. Nine hours later, I am still in shock and for much of the day had to fight the urge to call her back and ask her to re-run the test. Holy crap. I get Avastin on Monday!
  • While being simulated -- getting a mold of my body and face made -- the technician asked what kind of music I liked. Anticipating that their music library contained only easy-listening fare intended to keep freaked out cancer patients from losing their S on the spot, I told her -- Harder rock. Not classic stuff. Now. She put on some Incubus for me!
  • Before leaving the facility, I learned that my treatment had been scheduled. I kid you not, it starts on July 13th. Weeks earlier than anticipated, and during a time when The Kid is already planning to spend time with his grandparents. So, with The Kid with my folks, and me on Long Island, it looks like My Love gets a mini-vacation.
  • I've been hoping for rain. My New Jersey countryside has been hot and parched lately. This afternoon, I enjoyed rain through my sunroof and later, my favorite nature show: a glorious thunderstorm.
  • I ate half a sleeve of Thin Mints. (Is that bad?)
Oh, and just so you know. I did consider the fact that this day was most truly, truly mine. But, I'm having a difficult time accepting that. So I'm just going to enjoy it.


Sarah said...

Your day cheered up my day. So there you go. All that goodness, and you did a good thing too.

Jamie said...

I checked w/ The Universe (we're tight like that you now)turns out it really WAS YOUR DAY!!! Own it! And know that there are more days like this to come!!!

love, love, love!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sooooooo glad you got to enjoy the day and something at sometime went the way it was suppose to. Just the beginning.

Love ya mch. Mom

Anonymous said...

Loved your blog and loved the phone call I got from you too. Just like Sarah, your happy day gave me something to smile about.

xo L

LindseyinWA said...

OOOH A Thunderstorm!! I totally miss thunderstorms - here in Washington (state) we only get rain - no thunder.

I wanted to let you know about a new site that is helping to fund mammograms for women who might not be able to afford them.

Here is the link:

Here is the button:

Would you consider posting a link on your site to help us get the word out?

Thanks, Lindsey

Anonymous said...

Only 1/2 a sleeve of Thin Mints???