Well, here it is. We made it to Christmas Eve in one piece. It hasn't been all that easy this year. Vicki's diagnosis of cancer in August has dominated our lives since that day she had surgery and the tests from the biopsy came back positive.
We've been fortunate that she's received the best care possible, though recently her Chemo guy has pissed me off. She has had two times now that her white cell count has been so low she couldn't take her chemo. This last Monday she failed her blood test again and came down with a nasty lung infection. I thought we were going to have to admit her for pneumonia, but the chest x-ray came back OK. She's been on a strong antibiotic and coughing up junk all week, but today she is much better.
We now know that the celebration of our anniversary where we were out and about among hundreds of people led to her infection. She just can't be around a lot of people with her immune system so weak.
Still, we are happy to be together this Christmas, to have the love and support of family and friends during this time of our lives and thankful for all the good things God has bestowed upon us.
So here's my Christmas offering for all you yuletide revelers:
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the valley
Bikers were out at some Harley rally
And Turkeys were fried and baked and roasted
While holiday celebrants were getting toasted
Old Codgers played golf and shot for the green
dodging the Ducks and Geese on the scene
The freeways ran smoothly at least for a while
till you came to an exit where stores sold high style
And our children prepared for Santa's coming
While father's struggled with overloaded plumbing
Cause our families come together at this time of year
causing some anxiety, confusion and fear
But it's still a great time if you hang on tight
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night
Peace and God's Blessings to you this Christmas,