Thursday, November 03, 2005
Morning folks. I've had this Blogger page open for over an hour now trying to decide whether or not to share this news because it's not a happy story. With all the sadness in the world I did'nt want to add to it, and also I did'nt want anyone feeling sorry for me because I'm not the person who needs your kind thoughts, it's my ex-wife Booper. Her real name is Betty, but because I have the juvenile habit of giving people nick-names, that became Betty Boop, then Booper.
Whatever the name, she called yesterday and told me she was coming over. When I thanked her for warning me in time to barricade the doors and let the alligator loose in the moat, and she did'nt respond with her usual, oh just bite me, I knew something was up. Although we've been divorced for 17 years, we're still, and always will be, friends. She has been a major part of my life for 45 years, through the good, the bad, and the ugly, and still remains the one person in the world that I completely trust. Without question. It has been a long time since there was any slap-and-tickle kind of love between us, but I will admit to a love born of trust, respect, and care for her.
She had a mammogram a few weeks ago, that I knew about, but did'nt know that a lump was found. A biopsy was done last Thursday and the results came in yesterday. Malignant! A mastectomy will be done Tuesday at 10 am. While this is horrible news, it's even worse because this will be her fourth cancer surgery. Second mastectomy. Add to this the fact that she is caring for her sister who just had brain surgery to remove a malignant tumor, and you'll agree it's not me who needs your good wishes. She is a strong person, but how much can one person take?
Just the telling of this is making me feel a bit better. If you made it this far, thank you for listening. Remember, it's not me that needs your prayers. Compared to her I'm doing fine.
We'll suspend the "words" for today. Hope you understand. Wish her well, please.
Trucker Bob blogged at 4:39 AM