Tuesday, April 25, 2006
House to home
Koby has been the hero of the last few posts. Poor chap, he’s not even here with me and his father can’t stop blogging or talking about him! He's pitured here with his great grandmother who came to visit at Anne's home in Tiruvalla. My fathers mum.
I made a trip over to the radiation therapy out patient department today. It’s been a month since radiation was over and it’s time to get a CT scan appointment made to see if there has been any change to the disease with the radiation. Unlike a PET scan, a CT scan will not be able to differentiate between cancerous active and dead inactive lymph nodes, but it will let me know if the radiation has shrunk the mass sitting in my chest – or if has grown oblivious to the radiation. The appointment is for Saturday – this will be the first of my scans I go in for without Anne around. Will miss her not being around, anyway she’s just a phone call away.
The small scabs of burnt skin from the radiation finally fell off today while I was having a wash. It’s like old things have passed away, I a new person…. The CT or the PET isn’t going to tell me something I don’t know.
I got the keys to my new apartment today. Amma and I went to check the place out. It’s a dusty mess, and needs a lot of work, but getting it together before Anne gets back is going to be great fun.
I don’t know how many of you know a song –“Rocky”. Not the movie, it’s a song I love and have sung on stage at various points in life.
We found an old grey house and you would not believe the way,
We worked at night to fix it up, to classes in the day.
Painting walls and sippin wine, sleeping on the floor,
With so much love for just two, soon we found there’d be one more..
And she said “Rocky, I’ve never had a baby before
– Don’t know if I could do it,
But if you let me lean on you, take your hand I might get thru it.”
I said “Baby, O sweet baby – its love that sets us free
– God knows if the world should end, your love is safe with me.”
I guess a lonely mind has time for nostalgia!