A lot has gone one in the past two days.
Michael, the best cat in the world, has been diagnosed with diabetes. Now I have to give him insulin shots, and I am scared. John and I went to the vet yesterday to learn how. Why should I be scared after playing nurse to John for a year and a half? Don't really know, but I am. I can't let John give the shots because he is neutropenic, and if he accidentally sticks himself he will get sick, according to the vet. Okay, so I will learn to do it out of necessity.
On to another subject, John and I had our second wedding anniversary on May 7. It was beautiful. Very quiet, just the two of us. We ate together. We didn't have enough money this month to buy each other a present (Michael is expensive, LOL). But next month if we can afford it, John is going to get me a watch. And I am going to get him a hat that will keep the sun off of his face and some of his body. No, not a sombrero, LOL. Just something large enough to keep some of the sun off. You see, when you get cancer and have a stem cell transplant, you have to wear hats and long sleeve shirts after that, even in the summertime. Because you become susceptible to secondery cancer. That would be a shame if John had to try to fight off a third cancer. Anyway, I have seen some cool hats. I saw some Australian ones I liked.
Let's see, what else is new. John was given an award by a local cancer survivors' group. He had been awarded it previously, but never got to pick it up because he had been in the hospital for over a year. So he finally got to pick it up yesterday when he went with me last night to a meeting of the organization. I am a board member of the organization. Anyway, the award reads as follows:
The Third Annual Janet K. Bowman Spirit Award
For his positive attitude
persistent inner determination,
and unending effort
as he walks his Journey
Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
November 20, 2006
It is the most beautiful award I have ever seen, a beautiful plaque, and beautiful because the words are so true! His persistent determination and unending effort are what amazed me as he walked his journey. As well as his positive attitude! I have always been so proud of John!
I just mentioned me being on the board of this cancer survivors' organization. Well, I finally got to go to a meeting after not being able to go for over a year. Didn't know if they would still want me, LOL. They did. I am pretty excited because they have a job for me. They have something called "Let's Talk" meetings. In these meetings speakers come in and speak. I was asked to get speakers, or come up with topics and somebody else would help me find speakers in the community to speak on the various topics. I am very excited about this, because I have a lot of good ideas. Also, I am thinking that some of the best speakers will come from cancer survivors, and caregivers, right here in the cancer survivor group. Who can say what is going on better than they can? So they could each speak on a different topic. I was asked to write down some topics, and last night I brainstormed with John. We came up with 22 topics, LOL.
Okay, I could write all day, but this is getting too long. I will stop now, LOL.