Monday, July 20, 2009

Healing in the Time of Z

Z is chipper and upbeat. I picked her up at 12:30 at Huntsman. She'd just had two hours of chemo and she's chipper. She likes my Pucci top and asked me to take her shopping soon. I'm almost dumb struck. This is something I would never have predicted, but she has nothing but good things to say about her new internist, and the lovely people who are taking her through this Western medicine miracle. Maybe it's all the good vibes you send her way, but whatever it is, it's working.

She is wanting outings. She is looking ahead, toward winter and travel. She talks about the lovely view from the Huntsman rotunda, the cool breeze coming down the canyon on another hot day. I savor every second I spend with her, but today was one of the best. She wanted to stop at a little Mexican drive-through and pick up a cheese enchilada, a side of beans, and a flan. Wow! I got take-out too. Yes, I love cheap Mexican food. I take her home to eat her lunch and off I go to run some errands. Everything is nice today. It's all good. Is this me talking?

13 comments:

The Peach Tart said...

I'm so glad to her that Z is healing and likes her doctor. I like cheap Mexican too.

up and down town said...

cancer/chemo has a way of crystallizing what constitutes a good day.

a reminder to appreciate all my good days.
i'm glad that Z (and you) had one!

Comrade Kevin said...

I wish for continued health.

joannity said...

Hey, I just got your email, please go read it ...and by all means please keep writing...I love it It just makes me feel and remember....no not asll the feelings are good nor the memories, but your words touch me so deep inside.... thanks hope to hear from you JoJo

Utah Savage said...

Thank you so much. If you had asked me a month ago if good vibes could heal, I might have said "No." But radiation, chemo, a good attitude and good vibes can heal. I see that now.

Mauigirl said...

So glad she is doing so well and feeling well at the same time! That's great news.

Gail said...

Hi Utah-

I am such a fan of cheap mexican take out. And I am a bigger fan of days like this when Z was upbeat and you enjoyed your time with her. Alleluia!!

And "thank you" for your nice comment back to me on your previous post.... :-)

love and good days with good friends
Gail
peace.....

Steve said...

So happy you and Z had a great day.
Enjoy them!

La Belette Rouge said...

Your Pucci top sounds even more delicious than the mexican food. Happy to hear some good news.
xo

themom said...

Good days are the best. I certainly hope they outnumber the less than good ones. Get some rest and all good thoughts are coming your way.

Freida Bee, MD said...

Marry that gal and go on a honeymoon. Oh, I already said that. You are a beautiful friend.

Sherry said...

wonderful!

Randal Graves said...

Yes, this jolly post has thrown me off. Hopefully, I'll be thrown more often.