Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Said my goodbyes to Joe

Yesterday after my Tuesday radiation treatment I went to the Hope Lodge to say goodbye to Joe. His daughter was there with him. We sat in his room and talked. I told him of what a blessing he was to me during this journey. He helped to make the time go by quicker. We all cried about the yuck of cancer and the loss they have had with both moms / wives. I also told his daughter of the funny stories he shared with me. She was the one who had a boyfriend that could hot wire a car. I jokingly asked her why was she with such a guy? That can only mean bad news. She smiled and said she could hot wire the car as well. Ok, well now! Joe had taught all of his kids how to not just maintain a car but the ins and outs. Where was Joe today when I needed to get into my locked van? It was hysterical site. After the cop unlocked the door the alarm sounded and wouldn't go off until I pressed it seemed like a million buttons. The cop said I jumped quite high. I was also laughing because of the people who were staring. I loudly proclaimed "Yes, I locked my keys in my car."

I am laughing about using the radiation mask as a chia pet plant container. Maybe I should grow it for Dr. Simpson. Wouldn't that be a stitch? I am sure he is glad to not see me on a weekly basis. I will see him next on March 7 along with Dr. Linette. Dr. Simpson wanted me to come at a later date but I told him my life does not revolve around Siteman Cancer Center.

Kate

2 comments:

Laura Joback said...

Hey! Glad the Kate-Version-Of-The-Chia-Pet idea made you LOL. I just found out what that meant. Sad, but, it's true...I'm NOT computer savvy. I did think of another possibility of recycling the radiation mask! Since we're all so thrifty and everything. How 'bout having Dave start teaching the boys FENCING! If I'm not mistaken, the competitors use a big blousy white jumpsuit and wear a MASK quite like yours on their head! Wouldn't it be nice not to have to shell out the money for the whole outfit when you have the facial headwear at home already? Just a thought. Hmmmmm. Thinkin' of ya! Laura and Fam

Traveling Gram said...

For laura joback who has keep the blog full of fun.
Gram received the following true account from one of the ladies in her Bible Study group. The place was Sarasota, Florida.
An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs. "I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the Car! The four men didn't wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad.
The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver's seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then she realized why,--it was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12 packs of beer in the front seat. A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake. The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn't stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun. No charges were filed.
Moral of the story? If you're going to have a senior Moment, make it memorable.
My friend said she could see herself doing something like this.
A retort for the chia pet idea for Mrs. Vet...
Gram having a good laugh because laughter is good for the bones. Signing off with one more day as the countdown.
Thanks Mrs. J for all the little zany ideas on the blog.