May 14, 2006

More than a week bandaged

Just a quick update. I am still bandaging at night, wearing the sleeve (and glove, today) during the day. The weather has perked up and it was sunny and beautiful all weekend. Unfortunately heat is another lymphedema trigger.

Other fun things have happened. Went to 2 fundraisers this past week -- one for Hadassah, one for Jewish Family Service. Each was a delightful opportunity to reconnect with friends while supporting worthy causes.

Heard from my mom this morning that my dad had a bad reaction to his last round of chemo and will be hospitalized for a couple of days to stabilize his dehydration. She didn't have much of a Mother's Day.

Today we visited with my cousin who's in town for a meeting. Plus Rik's "other" mother came back after a couple of months away, so we got to celebrate Mother's Day with an actual mother!

We had a lovely dinner at Serafina. I had a small antipasti plate of grilled portobello mushroom, triple-creme cheese, fennal and orange salad and focaccia with roasted onions, plus a green salad with grilled duck. Truly yummy chocolate cake for dessert.

That's all for now!

3 comments:

  1. norm schiff1:41 PM

    Jill,
    You're truly remarkable!The way you go about your daily business, with all the cheer and enthusiasm of an exuberant teenager,leaves me breathless. No one, least of all me, would have ever imagined what you are coping with.Keep up the fight with this great attitude-they say it is one of the best weapons against illness.

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  2. norm schiff1:43 PM

    Jill,
    You're truly remarkable!The way you go about your daily business, with all the cheer and enthusiasm of an exuberant teenager,leaves me breathless. No one, least of all me, would have ever imagined what you are coping with.Keep up the fight with this great attitude-they say it is one of the best weapons against illness.

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  3. norm schiff1:43 PM

    Jill,
    You're truly remarkable!The way you go about your daily business, with all the cheer and enthusiasm of an exuberant teenager,leaves me breathless. No one, least of all me, would have ever imagined what you are coping with.Keep up the fight with this great attitude-they say it is one of the best weapons against illness.

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