Viewing post #862918 by Nanubunny
|Hi, checking in for the first time in months. I have missed you all, but I only had time to update one place, and all the kids, grandkids and great-grandkids are on Facebook. Neil, you are the finest of friends, and I sincerely hope that he has gotten the message. He needs to be sober and aware as his wife will need his care and attention. I hope that you are feeling better. I guess I have a lot of catching up to do. I hope everyone is doing OK.
Tom has been not doing so well, and had his first chemo treatment last Monday. The prostate cancer took a more aggressive turn, and the treatment needed to become more aggressive. He had a rough weekend, so I am home from work today. We are learning about side effects, and he will remember to take the stool softeners religiously, in the future. I will not need to nag any more. Enough said. Fortunately, medical science marches on, and his oncologist is on the leading edge, so he will be re-evaluated after four chemo treatments and possibly be switched to a new medication that is extremely promising, with few side effects. In clinical trials, they stopped the trials, and just gave the medication to all the patients, because it did so well, and the people on placebo reported more side effects than the people on the medication. We could live with that.
Other than that, early spring here in Virginia has been gorgeous with the flowers looking more beautiful than I can remember in a long time. It's probably going to be a hot summer, with lots of mosquitoes here in Poquoson, where you can hear them calling the tower at Langley Air Force Base for permission to land. I just hope the dragonfly population is up to the task of controlling them. I noticed a cache of tiny bazookas, AK-47's grenade launchers and little helmets and flak jackets out in the back yard under the fig tree, so I think they're getting ready.
Well, I had better get back to work - using Remote Desktop from home, but I thought I'd take a break and check in. Love to all,
". . . folks I wouldn't sweat the thunderstorms since the radar has also picked up a squadron of Russian ICBM's"
-- George Carlin, a.k.a. "Al Sleet, the Hippy Dippy Weatherman"