Friday, November 12, 2010

I played the Cancer card today.

Today I played the Cancer card for the first time.

I have an acquaintance that has a lot of issues. She comes to me and I listen, and listen and listen some more.
I had to go pee really bad, and it just popped out of my mouth, instead of standing there, shifting my weight from side to side, and getting antsy, I said, "I am so sorry that you have so much on your plate. I'd love to help you out, but I'm a little overwhelmed with dealing with my own issues. I have cancer." I then looked at her and she kind of swallowed uncomfortably and then I smiled and went in my apartment, and peed.

An update on my dummy stupid shoulder. It's still a dummy stupid shoulder. I'm doing the exercises. It still hurts, but I'm progressing. When I'm strapped down for surgery I hope they don't use the stupid arm to pump the meds in me. I'm gonna be annoyed if it gets even dumber because of the surgery.

Oh. I get a little freaked out now that I know it's less than a week away. EEKS!


PK said...

I think you handled that very well. I know you will be very straight forward with your doctors about which arm to use and even how you may need to lay as you are waking up. I hope you'll give us an update as soon after surgery as possible.

Hang in there the worst will be behind you soon.


Sarah C. said...

I agree - you did fine. You have a right not to deal with anyone else's issues especially when your own plate is so full. Your focus should be on yourself.