and I marvel at the fact that the good Lord saw fit to let me have another birthday. It was a lovely day too, in the 80s with sunshine. Lunch at the Red Lobster was great. I had the never ending shrimp special. I had the parmesan shrimp and breaded shrimp with salad and baked potato and of course the cheddar bay biscuits. So good!
It has been 3 weeks now since I had the surgery. On the day I was having surgery I sat in the waiting area with a young father. He had cancer in the throat, tonsils, on the tongue and the lymph nodes in his neck. He was having the same surgeon as I, Dr. Parrish. We had a conversation and he told me that he had just recovered from an illness that he had been told would be terminal. He didn’t tell me what it was and I didn’t ask. I remember thinking at the time what a courageous guy he was and I told him that I would pray that he would be OK.
When I first went in to my assigned room the patient there was getting ready to leave. She and her husband/boyfriend? were causing quite a disturbance and flounced out of the room in a huff. After they were gone I watched the cleaning lady go through the drawers in the stand next to the bed. She filled a garbage sack with bags of chips and other snacks. The windowsill also was loaded with cans of pop, etc. The nurse later told me that this couple had almost cleaned their kitchen out. Then the next morning I had a woman roommate who kept the bright lights on and the TV on 24/7. I could hear her talking to her mother and she was sobbing. By the 3rd day I told the doctor that I was ready to go home.
I see the oncologist on Monday and I will find out about the radiation. That comes next and I will be glad when that is done.
My birthday flowers.
Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe and be happy!