Sunday, December 18, 2011

On the Road Again

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.

19 comments:

Sarah said...

Thank you God! So So glad to hear the news. It will only get better from here! MERRY CHRISTMAS
Love, Sarah

Kerry said...

YAYYYYYYY! Great news on both counts!

Barb said...

Wonderful news!! I'm so happy for you...

Karen said...

Wonderful! You ''sound'' so happy!
Merry and Blessed Christmas!!

Grandma Honey said...

I am so totally and completely happy for you that you can eat and drive. Good for you!
Merry Christmas!

Emily Aoun said...

It really is the little things in life!! I'm so happy for you! You look great, too!! Hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I saw you at mass from way across the church yesterday! You were moving so well and seemed so perky....of course I was looking around to see who drove you and was concerned for a moment that maybe you had become really rebellious and broken out of the house and went on a joy ride!!! I was hoping it was because you were allowed to drive again (although busting out kinda sounds like fun too)! Yay!!! Sorry I missed you this morning. I've been sick...so if I see you tomorrow I will be so thrilled...but I'll refrain from hugging you and giving you my Christmas cooties!!!! So happy for you Suzanne! Lots of love Mary Herbert

Cecilia Marie Sanders said...

YOU GO GIRL - KEEP IT UP - Keep moving forward - Merry Christmas to you and your entire family.

Anonymous said...

LOL, I will look for you at Wendy's! Congratulations!! So... let's do lunch! -AO

anna lisa said...

good, good, good--keep it coming!

Bianca said...

Wonderful News! And what a great Christmas present! Glad you're able to get out here and there and do "the little things". Keep it up!

Janet said...

YAY!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! That is SUCH great news!! NO radar detectors though Missy ;) !!!!

Much love to you!

Jen (Terry-Johnson)

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I read your blog, and what a nice ending!
Jen Prosi

Therese said...

I am so happy for you! I remember meeting you when I was on the WASC team at Sacred Heart (I teach at St. Mary's) I just began a phase of no-driving, and it has been hard to Christmas shop and everything else. But...praise God, I recently found out I am in complete remission. I have only two more rounds of this rough chemo, and then I will only need to take a pill daily and have spinal injections once a month. I will keep you in my prayers!

Allaire said...

Prayers and joy! Joyful, joyful..for you! Merry Christmas!

Katie said...

So happy for you!!! What a great Christmas present! Our prayers continue, of course! Merry Christmas!

Tina said...

With the appetite back and the ability to drive - you / me sushi and you're driving!!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute here Tina, you have actually seen Suz eat raw fish? I find that very hard to believe..... So how about you / me sushi. Suz can drive and we'll stop and get her some battered deep fried chicken submerged in orange dye at Panda Express first. :). ......... xo