Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Oh nuts....

This past weekend was our Canadian Thanksgiving, thankfully the weather gods shone their smiling faces down upon us for three.full.days!!

It was a good news, bad news sort of weekend. The bad news is a very dear, life long friend of mine has been hospitalised with a brain tumour. I received the phone call from her son on Friday afternoon. At that point in time the doctors still hadn't determined the severity of the tumour.

Saturday I drove the almost three hours (one way) to Kingston to visit with her in the General. When I first arrived she was delighted to see me and we had a fairly normal conversation, but as our visit progressed you could obviously tell the full affect of the tumour.

Thoughts were jumbled, people's names, dates, times and words were not making any sense. Sometimes you could see the frustration in her eyes, other times she just didn't realise what was coming out of her mouth. Over the weekend many, many tests were performed, her surgery is booked for tomorrow, Wednesday. Even though you don't know her, please send positive energy thoughts to the universe .... thanks!

Now for the good.

We had fantastic weather (well, breezy and cool), but great and sunny none the less. I had the chance to get some running done(10K, a solid 6.5K, plus a 10K walk on Sunday) and had Ruby out for some biking too. I'm a regular now at the gym too, hopefully that will help me survive the winter months and keep my weight down.

The rest of my patio furniture is stored away along with the rain barrel's. The yard's were raked and I can't believe the number of acorn's this year! Unbelievable.

Now I just need to get the leak in the roof fixed and I'm ready for ole man winter. Well today is a work day, so I'd better get at it.

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

12 comments:

Wendy said...

My thoughts are certainly with her.

Having had a TBI myself, I have some understanding of her frustrations. I am sure she appreciated your visit immensely.

Marlene said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. :( I will be keeping her in my thoughts.

Fall is definitely upon is and winter is just around the corner.

Wes said...

Tumors suck... They have that Gamma Knife here in Atlanta. I hope she's getting the best possible care.

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

thankfully mine wasn't a tumor, but i can relate to brain surgery... all the best to your friend. You're an amazing friend for going to see her, I can only imagine how happy she was to see you. Take care of yourself, and my fingers are crossed for her and her family. *hugs*

Anne said...

An interesting post title for what would initially appear to be two unrelated events. I hope surgeons are able to remove enough of your dear friend's tumor to help her return to a normal life.

Jo Lynn said...

A prayer has just been said and she will be in my prayers tonight.

ShirleyPerly said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. Good of you to visit. I hope that the surgery will be successful!

Bluenoser said...

I talked to you earlier about what a good friend I believe you are. After that I just can't resist a post about being Nuts...

Oh, it's about nuts... sorry.

-B

Laurel said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. She's in my thoughts.

I was standing outside of my house yesterday and almost got killed by all the acorns that were falling on me! I swear almost 20 of them fell around me in like 30 seconds. It was weird.

Runner Leana said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend Laurel. How scary. I'm glad they can operate though, and my thoughts are with her for a successful surgery.

So glad you got to enjoy some nice weather this long weekend! We woke up to a blizzard this morning, but at least there is a chance we may get back up to 21C on Saturday!

Vickie said...

Lots of acorns = long cold snowy winter. Too bad the dumb squirrels never remember where they put them!

Judi said...

sending some healing thoughts for your friend.

good on you for getting back to the running. it must feel so good to be back. congrats, but take care of that knee!