This morning, there was a very gratifying feeling in my heart, realizing that 2 weeks have come and gone, and I am almost halfway through! We went out last night and met up with some friends and had a few glasses of wine and a damned fun evening, so this morning, getting out of bed took some pushing and prodding. We got ready and headed down to the hospital to meet with my oncologist and then have Radiation.
In the Gyne North and South wings, there are the nicest people working behind the scenes. The secretaries to check you in, the nurses who take care of you, the doctors, radiation specialists and surgeons who are there to make you better, are all such LOVELY, special, caring people. Saro raves about it so often, and he is literally a much loved celebrity figure in that hospital. Everyone knows his smiling face, he talks to everyone, it is just the most adorable, happy, uplifting thing. Everyone there knows our story and how we are eloping somewhere tragically romantic once this whole fiasco is over, and they always make sure to take the time to talk to us about it and laugh and smile.
Today, Saro took it upon himself to get a menu from Druxys, a delicious deli upstairs, and when we were waiting to visit with Dr May, he decided he was going to buy the entire office lunch. I told him that was so thoughtful, but unnecessary. He wouldn’t take no for an answer, and while I was waiting to get checked in for radiation, he went upstairs and ordered platters of sandwiches, vegetables and tarts for the staff, and he popped by again to let them know when it would be delivered.
I am so lucky, I am marrying such a selfless, pure, wonderful man, he truly inspires me and everyone around him. The whole office was completely floored that he had done that, as was I. Not many people that I know would spend $200 to make strangers happy, but I guess to Saro, they aren’t strangers, but people who are working hard at making his future wife well, and with a smile on their faces to boot. That was such a happy way to end the week, I will carry that lovely thought with me always.
I had a nap when I got home and spent the afternoon reading. Now it’s time to forget about cancer for a few days and have a beautiful weekend with my partner in crime.
Wishing everyone a few days filled with adventures and smiles and of course, love!!