I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there! I know it has been such a shock to the world. David’s school has already extended the school closing until 5/1, could be longer. So far, he has been completing his virtual school assignments online. I have to say it has been a very good experience for him. It’s a taste of college level learning in terms of flexibility and responsibility which could be challenging to teenage kids. David has done well so far.
I certainly have enjoyed our extra family time together. He has helped me with cooking and household chorus. What a bonus! 🙂 I am getting a real vacation sitting around much and doing very little. Everything is pretty much shut down so there is little reason for me to go out. Wouldn’t it be ironic if coronavirus is the scare that actually save my life?!
My rash is pretty much gone after they prescribed the topical solution for it. My energy has mostly returned after the brain radiation. I have no way of knowing if I am better or not, but I am feeling better as usual, my body is recovering. I have an appointment with my oncologist this Wednesday and I am sure he will schedule a scan soon to see if the drug is working.
Hope everyone stays safe out there. It’s time to go within and get quiet, spend some extra time with family enjoy each other’s company. This crazy time may never happen again (I hope), but let’s enjoy it while it lasts.
Elizabeth Cooper says
So glad to hear you are safe and progressing…continued prayers and meditation for you to return to your natural healed and whole state!
What’s the saying? “Every cloud has a silver lining” or better yet, “Everything happens for a reason.” It is amazing. What is going on right now is terrible but at the same time many good things are happening. As you mentioned people are spending more time with their families. Some are out volunteering in their communities and some are learning to get out of their comfort zones and do things differently. Some are learning to relax. Let’s hope it is a learning experience for all.
I’m glad you are getting your strength back. I’m really looking forward to our next tai chi class. 😀
Praying for a positive report from your oncologist. 🙏
It’s pretty ironic that everyone complains about the “busyness” of our lives. Never time to stop, not enough family time, no spare times to call a relative or read a book and lo and behold we were given a gift. Containment. You got a head start on that so you are on the positive side of letting go, listening to your body, showing gratitude. Your blogs have given us a new perspective and now we have the chance to take advantage of the situation if we accept the challenge.
Glad you are feeling more like yourself and you can sent me a picture of Monk Helena whenever. I remember my Mom and I going to Target to buy some hats to wear to keep her head warm. We ended up finding the best ones in the kids department. Hope your doctor appointment went well. I miss your smile. Take care. E
Helena Trent says
Thank you, sweetheart! I so miss seeing everyone. I have been playing dress up with my bald head! lol! It’s so much fun. I really hate to say I like it, but I do. It makes me giggle every time I run my fingers over my head. I might just keep it shaved. The only thing is it’s COLD!!! I have to wear a hat to bed at night.
Helena, I saw your post about The Body: An Occupant’s Guide by Bill Bryson and as always, I am curious about what others are reading. I checked it out at the library just as our ‘shelter in place’ started and it got lost in the pile on the table I returned to it recently and I love the book! So insightful; science shared with humor and related in layman’s terminology, yet offering new terms and expanding the mind of the reader. Great stuff!
Hi Helena! I want to see your head too! Glad to hear that the new medicine is in process and going ok. GLAD to hear that David is adjusting to online school. My nephew is in the same boat. He has to finish out High School online. Gary says, “Hope to see you soon!” Like you said, who knows how long this Corona craziness will last. Love to you!