Cancer Club

Our bathroom is done and I am trying to get our last 2 projects finished: house painting and yard work. Any volunteers? I am having all sorts of mixed emotions right now. I miss my husband when he stays up in Charlotte. I really don't want to move, but it is time to stop prolonging the inevitable and just get on with it now.

Yesterday I met with 3 other cancer moms and their kids at a local park (not clinic!) to hang out. This was not a formal support group (we don't have one here), just a meeting of friends. It was so nice to be among kindred spirits for the whole afternoon. Even though we all come from different backgrounds and have different families and lifestyles, we are all in the same club. They get it. We don't have to explain to each other.

Our conversations drifted from how much fast food we eat while in the hospital to long term fears to sillybands. It helps to know that other moms have days where they just. can't. do. anything. Except cry. They also wonder why this happened to their child, are interested in environmental explanations (drinking water, air, organic foods), and wish that they had more help & more money.

School is winding down, my dad is coming to help out for a few weeks, and hopefully we will make some forward progress in the next few months. We really need the real estate fairies to help us out!!


  1. Despite being an old man, long time fears and crying are something that I understand.
    Good news about Mollie - hope to see you soon.

  2. Ha! That is funny, great minds think a like.

    Just read your entry from yesterday, Wowzers! 18 innings, I don't know if I could sit through all of them.

    I hope "the Grouch" is able to offer lots of help.

    Praying the real estate fairy finds her way to you and really shakes some of her magic house selling sparkle dust all over it.

    I told you guys wrong yesterday, I'll be back June 15th....can't wait.

  3. Support groups, informal or otherwise are incredible. Hugs, Nicola


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