I have been cleared to drive!
IF there is no other qualified, licensed driver available, IF it is local and necessary and only then. But still. I am thrilled!
I drove myself to mass yesterday morning and again this morning. It was so liberating! I have not driven, even once, since last July and I have missed being able to do simple things for myself. I can go get milk if we need it instead of having to wait for someone to become available to take me. I can pick up a sick child from school if called without having him/her wait in the office interminably while I find a ride. I tell you, it is the little things.
And the not-so-little things.
As what seemed to be a last ditch effort to do something about my constant nausea and aversion to food, the wonderful nurse practitioner in my oncologist's office prescribed a liquid medication called Megace, an appetite stimulus that has worked well in her experience. It is been a miracle for me this week. I have been nauseous only rarely and have been heartily hungry. I wish I had had this three months ago. But then again, if I had, I wouldn't be 15 pounds from my pre-decadron weight as I am now! So, everything, as always, happens for a reason.
I can't tell you what a pleasure it is to eat again. I missed enjoying food!
So, between my new found love of food and my ability to drive again, if you think you saw me in a drive-thru, you just might be right.