Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wonder If Hallmark Makes A Lung Shaped Card?



I'm one of those people that actually likes Valentine's Day.

Yes, I know. Commercialized. Holiday pushed on you by greeting card companies. Why don't we just treat EVERY day like it's Valentine's Day, why save up the going out and the presents when you can just do it on any old day???

Well, I don't care. Chuck and I go out on dates often (I force you all to look at the pictures as proof), we buy each other things for no reason, etc. That doesn't mean I still can't enjoy Valentine's Day and have an excuse to get dressed up and go out for a nice dinner.

Chuck and I have been together for over 6 years. (Nearly) 7 Valentine's Days spent together.

But Valentine's Day seems to want to be more about lungs than hearts.

If any of you newcomers to my blog didn't realize, Chuck's had cancer and one of his lungs was removed Valentine's Day 2006.

Since then, he's been for a checkup every 6 months to make sure it hasn't returned. He passed his 5 year oncologist's visit last summer, but still has to go for a CT scan every year.

Five years ago tomorrow is the anniversary of Chuck being the One-Lunged Wonder. And his CT scan is scheduled for tomorrow morning out of sheer coincedence.

I'm a little worried about this one.

I know I shouldn't be, but I can't help it. I'm pretty stressed out.

Well, anyway, tomorrow's the scan and then we go up to Greenville to see the oncologist on the 22nd.

I know I asked everyone last time to think good thoughts, so I hope you don't think I'm being silly by asking you to do it again. Where Chuckles is concerned, I employ every trick in the book to make sure he stays healthy. Prayers, good thoughts...they're all in my arsenal. Nothing makes me feel silly.

Hell, if I have to go out naked under a full moon in the backyard and do an Anti-Cancer Dance, I'll do it!

But I think I may wait for that until it gets warmer.

And until I lose some more weight.

And maybe until we build a tall fence.

21 comments:

Melissa said...

It's so much harder when it's happening to those we care about. Better we could take all that stupid crap for them.

Nothing but good thoughts coming from here, friend.

Carolyn ♥ said...

Sending prayers and good thoughts... hope all goes well and your Valentines Day is a happy one.

Is It Just Me? said...

Fingers, toes and anything else crossable are crossed for you both, Kyna. Good vibes and positive thoughts to ya!

Dawn x

Jess said...

HI Kyna, its nice to hear from you. I actually lurk on your blog every so often, just haven't been 'speaking' lately. I feel for you and the anxiety this must bring every year. I will definitely send you all my good thoughts for the day. And yes, maybe going out in the garden and throwing around the dead uglies can take your mind off of it for a bit.

Jayne said...

Positive thoughts coming your way from Texas. I hope you both have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

biobabbler said...

lots and lots and lots of health and happy thoughts for you 2. xo

Alison said...

Wait for the tall fence!

Sending good thoughts and (((Hugs)))

Five years is a major milestone.

Liz said...

Hi Kyna,

Good luck to chuck, I am sure it will all be fine!

Ace card though, I do admire your view on it all, and it's great you can look on the experience with some humour (and of course some worry!)

Jim Groble said...

I'm out in the yard doing the anti-cancer dance for you and Chuck. I also know and hate the annual CAT scan ritual. Good luck Chuck. jim

Edith Hope said...

Dear Kyna, Yes, my thoughts and prayers are with you both.Learning to live with this most pernicious of illnesses is most stressful and I do feel for you. I do so hope allwillbe well.....and then you will really celebrate Valentine's Day!!

Bub said...

I totally hear you on the naked dancing under a full moon. Hell, I'd have done it if I thought it would have helped my husband. You do whatever you need to do and asking for positive thoughts is in no way silly - we all send both of you plenty of those.

Al said...

Tall fences have a multitude of uses!

Marguerite said...

Although you've been to a lot of them, I can't imagine those doctors visits get any easier. Best wishes to you and your loved one this Valentine's Day.

Is the Wiz said...

I'll light a candle and say a prayer. When my buddy Ped got cancer, I got all the old dears who scrounge plants from us to get their churches praying for him. Not only is he still in remission five years on, despite a year of chemo he's had two fabulous little boys.

Phillip said...

Happy Valentines Day to the two of you and I hope everything goes well tomorrow.

Potato Queen and Mulch Boy said...

Sending all good wishes and positive energy your way. I come from The Cancer Family and have too much experience with these situations. Do try not to wig out unless someone tells you you have a reason to. Easier said than done, I know. Hope tonight you and Chuck are celebrating a clean bill of health.

Byddi - We didn't come here for the grass... said...

Good thoughts and happy prayers coming right at ya. It all sounds so frightening ... but of course your wonderful sense of humor lightens the load for us readers and I'm sure for your lovely Chuck too. Big hugs Kyna...

Shyrlene said...

Kyna - you are an amazing person. If there is anyone that could will good health on anyone it would be you! Prayers for continued health for your "Valentine" ...

(BTW - Valentine's Day rocks!! Look at all the things that come from the garden.... Red Roses (or flower of choice), strawberries, and coco beans!! No wonder we LOVE it! :D

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

I'm a little late dropping in here. Still sending good thoughts, and hope all went well at Chuck's appointment!

Kris said...

Good thoughts ... GOOD thoughts ... good THOUGHTS ... gOoD tHoUgHtS ... gooooood thoooooughts ... good thoughts ...

ONG said...

Just found this post. Sending all sorts of positive vibes your way.