Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Conversation


My friend is home.

First telephone conversation with me after all she's been through:

"I'm only on the phone with you because you're so worried. I'm not supposed to be on the phone at all. You're the first phone-call. Now. Relax. I am perfect."

"But the surgery? The recovery? The prognosis?"

"Listen to me, I am perfect. My doctors say that I am in such great physical shape I can have the chemotherapy at home and have six weeks of radiation in the hospital in conjunction."

"I can't believe how you're sounding."

Laughter.

"I'm eating like a pig again, all lovely foods, I'm being spoiled I tell you. They all run out of the house and get exactly what I want. Like a 5 star hotel."

"You had me in bits - and now listen to you."

"Listen: I went all through this before with the breast cancer and I had so many other stresses in my life, remember the trouble I had with Daughter at the same time?"

"Yes, you got through that and no flies on you."

"And right, this time is perfect. I am older and no worries and this is an absolute doddle compared with then."

"Well, not a doddle....."

"It's a perfect doddle. So stop all the fuss. I am perfect."

Yes, ma'am.



16 comments:

  1. I was sad for you and your friend yesterday and couldn't find the words to write.

    So, it's heart-warming to read your post today.....yippee

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  2. I was sad for you and your friend yesterday and couldn't find the words to write.

    So, it's heart-warming to read your post today.....yippee

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  3. Bee-you-tee-fuls!!
    Good news.
    Your friend is a trooper, that's for sure.

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  4. Wow, a positive attitude like that is more of a cure than the chemotherapy I'd say. Glad for you, glad for your friend.

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  6. You were obviously very right to come home. This is how she wants to fight this. Hovering over her would not have been the right way. How perceptive you were.

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  7. Well, she sounds very positive about her situation. I hope she confounds all the doubters!

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  8. What spirit! That should help carry her through.

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  9. Wonderful news, may the progress continue!

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  10. Hallelujah ~ and I say that from the most ecumenical place possible. Good news!

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