Although we are not officially Chemo Angels anymore, we have kept up with some of the relationships we formed through that program. My mom is much more active than I am and has continued to unofficially "angel" some friends through various illnesses and injuries. When needed, she calls out for a "card shower." If a person is going through a particularly rough patch, many people send cards of encouragement. We try to flood their mailbox will happy thoughts, prayers, jokes, or activities to keep their minds occupied.
Today I figured out that I am the latest recipient of the card shower. Thank you, Mom! Thank you angels and friends of angels. I needed the cards today. It was neat to have something to sit down and read, to keep me busy while I'm feeling guilty about sitting on the couch watching my husband do all the housework, cook dinner, and help the girls with their homework.
I didn't sleep well last night, and I woke up this morning with the pain back almost full-force. This afternoon we stopped at the grocery store to pick up a couple of items on the way home from getting the girls from school. I noticed that the pain is not only in my chest but in my hips as well. Upon returning from the grocery store I dressed in my pajamas, reclaimed my chair in the living room, and will be spending the rest of the evening here. This STINKS!
I can't say how thankful I am that Daniel got me this laptop when I was sick with 5th disease a year and a half ago. At the time I was frustrated with him because I thought he was spoiling me, spending money that didn't need to be spent just because he didn't know how to make me well. Then, like now, it was a lifeline. I was able to communicate, to write and read, to continue to keep my mind healthy even if my body was not. Once again, Daniel has proven to be my hero. How am I ever going to thank him after all of this is over?
Angels, thanks again for your support and encouragement! I know now how much people enjoy the cards I send. I am truly glad that I have been a part of this circle of friends.