Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums that read this blog! I so hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing, pampering kind of day. I was really very lucky this Mothers Day, it was a real joy. Jack woke me this morning and first words out of his mouth as he leaned over and kissed me, were "Happy Mothers Day Mum, it's Mothers Day! Now you just stay in bed and I will get you your present and whatever you do, don't go in the kitchen if you get up because Jamie and I are making a surprise in there for you." Oh he was so excited, it was just gorgeous to see. He was bursting with love and wanting to give and wanting so very much to make me happy, I could have cried I was so touched (luckily I didn't since all he wanted was me to be happy, I would have given him a real fright). Anyway, Jack comes back with a present for me, all wrapped and decorated with stickers and things (thanks Lee for helping him wrap it and buying it for that matter), Jamie came in to watch me open it and also to bring me his gift to me. I opened Jacks first and it was a tiny little sterling silver Meer Cat charm for my mobile phone. He had bought it at the zoo so I could remember our day out there. So sweet, I shall treasure it. He even had a card for me, his Dad had brought one down with him last time he visited Jack and Jack had written in it by himself for me. It was a truly beautiful card. Then Jamie's turn, he gave me the most adorable fluffy (that's probably an understatement) pink slippers and a book on cancer that looks wonderful and very uplifting. He went shopping by himself to buy these for me and he just did so well, I love both things. Also a card which was loving and funny at the same time. I got a big hug and a kiss and then Jack, who was looking on all squirmy with love, came over and hugged and kissed us both. I tell ya, it was a Kodak moment.
Anyway, next thing, in comes breakfast which consisted of a cup of coffee and toast with Vegemite on it. The thought was wonderful, the coffee was dreadful and the toast had Vegemite about an inch thick on it lol. I surreptitiously swapped the coffee for a fresh one later on when no-one was looking. I even managed to eat one slice of the toast but just couldn't finish the rest, luckily the boys didn't stand over me watching me to make sure I 'enjoyed' it so I was able to get rid of the remainder of the toast too! Anyway, it was a funny, sweet, touching morning and I loved it. I love my boys so much, I just felt so very loved standing there being hugged by both of them, big and small and it made me think, wow, look what I have, look, I have these beautiful people to love and cherish and just soak up and I felt a sense of gratitude well up inside me, if only I wasn't having to leave them behind, I would be totally happy and content, anyway let's not spoil a wonderful day by thinking about yucky, horrific things like that huh?
Now I am going to show you the photos, oh, you will have seen them up the top no doubt as blogger doesn't let you post them below the text. Well if they do, it certainly is not made apparent how to do it. Anyway as you can see they are my fluffy pink slippers.
The photo of my ankles are showing you just how swollen they are, I can't believe it, I can't even fit into my shoes or boots. My entire body is swollen up like this, even my face, I look like Moonface out of those books by Enid Blyton, you know 'The Enchanted Wood' series. I don't quite know why I am this puffy but I imagine it will be something to do with the chemo. Well, I naturally enough, felt a little sorry for myself so I went down to 'Officeworks' (one of my favorite stores) and got myself a webcam and a headset with microphone built in, hooked up to Skype and now I can talk to Meg over in the USA for hours if I want to for FREE, ZILCH, NADA, NOTHING I guess you get the picture. I can do videos, I could do a blog on video, I don't think I will, but I could. They are so inexpensive now (and mine was on sale :), have you seen the web cams, they are just a little ball (well my one is) and they just sit on top of your computer screen. Great fun!
Anyway my friends I'd better finish up here I guess, I have heaps of things to tell you but they're all little sorts of bitsy things. Once again, Happy Mothers Day, I hope you were all treated the way you deserve to be. I do have another post partly typed up on the symptoms of colon cancer/bowel cancer, so I will post that very soon. For now, take good care of yourselves and each other.