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The Road Before & After Surgery
November 25, 2017
You'll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid!
Mood:  d'oh
Now Playing: Day 2881-Next GP Chapter... Turning Lemons Into Lemonade :)


Can you believe that we already made it past Thanksgiving!?

We also made it past Black Friday. But really... who goes shopping on Black Friday? Especially when most of us smart shoppers know that the best deals happen a week before Christmas. When all of the retailers must sell down on their overstocked items. What the buyers ended up purchasing far-too-much of the year prior.

Forget all that Black Friday nonsense! I would much rather wait a week before Christmas to do all of my shopping. What little that we now buy after learning that Santa's 'Nice' list has once again gotten a bit shorter this year. You know who you all are back in Ohio. The elves already saw your quick-to-cover and permanently hide naughty court filings! BAH~hahahahaha! Actually, those we do buy and exchange gifts with over the holidays prefer either baked goods, hand made items or gift cards to their favorite restaurants. It's the fur kids who really make out during the holidays! Spoiled rotten and rightfully so! They totally earn extra gifts and goodies from Santa Paws this year!

Who is the most difficult on the gift  list to buy? Little ole me. As Eric always says, "You are impossible to buy for on your birthday and Christmas." What he really means, is in general. I don't need anything nor is there anything that I really want that is on the top of any kind of gift list. I assume it's nice to be able to say that in this day and age. But in all reality, what I have experienced through out my medical journey has really allowed me to appreciate the far simpler things in life. Less is more. I would much rather bring a smile to someone else's face. I would much rather hear a family crying for joy over their loved one coming to realization with cancer treatments actually put their cancer in remission. I would much rather see a child not have to suffer through surgery after surgery in hopes of removing cancerous tumors. I used to believe that Gastroparesis was one tough son-of-a-gun! However, what I have learned over the past two years is that there will always be something far BIGGER and much GREATER.

Enjoy the good days! Learn from the bad days. Hope is a word that has no beginning and no end. Unconditional love and simple hugs go a very long way! I have grown more than most will ever know over the past few years. I am forever changed, but for the better. I have also become one tough cookie! You can't break my shell. Yet, I also know that some things in life can never be defied. What I continue to battle has only gained strength. A losing battle that has made me far more humble and a lot more appreciative for life in general. Amen.

So... maybe a really nice Shiatsu massage isn't such a good idea for your tumors. Yep, that birthday gift from Eric went right back where it came from in a mere 24-hours. Your tumors don't need a heated massage. HA! That did sound funny! In fact, it only pissed them off. So... instead he decided to surprise me with the least anticipated gift of all time.


Hahahahahaha! If you see an accident just waiting to happen. You may possibly be right! These flying beauties are not only really powerful and super fast, but as well they are extremely touchy to operate! Ask Eric, he about took his own eye out after I warned him about how touchy the remote might be at first before getting used to it. Hahahahaha! I wish he was recording a video on the drone in order to share his facial expression when it almost took his eye out. I always wanted to operate one of those really neat toy planes. That was many years ago. So I assume that maybe flying a drone could be the next best thing? At least I should be able to get some really neat pictures from way up in the air. Or... when it quickly comes crashing down. Whichever comes first. HA! First we need to master the art of safely getting it up off the ground. Keeping both of our eyes safely in their sockets. Hahahahaha!

I might not have much of a Christmas list this year. But then again, maybe lessons on how to safely operate this aircraft should be added on Santa's list!





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Updated: November 27, 2017 1:04 AM EST
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