Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Why would I need 4 layers of coats?


Delivered last night and read to group by Jan.

Hello Everyone,

As always, it is just wonderful to be here with all of you.

I have finished moving and must let you all know that I love my new place. it is much newer, much smaller and a whole lot better for me. The views from here can be extraordinary at times and when the weather is in form; it is downright weather channel picture post card beautiful.

I wish to thank everyone who have shared with me their feelings, thoughts and observations on the web site. I am also thankful for the kind words passed my way regarding the results of my efforts on maintaining it. It is a pleasure and I am more than happy to do it. I run into a bump here and a dip there but I hope it is getting better. Hopefully with the coming of the new year, I will be putting yet more time and effort into it.

On a personal note, I must be honest with everyone. I continue to have pain in the evenings. Sleep is hard to obtain and maintaining it is a joke. I am up MOST, not every, night and it is becoming an irritant. I hurt, but this is in addition too the cancer pain I deal with. I hurt from my toes to my head. It is similar to the extreme joint pain one gets with a bad case of the flu; but it's not the flu. I think it is the price one pays for not being 19 years old. I long for a world where Ponce de Leon had found that darn fountain. Oh well, I 'endeavor to persevere.'

Other than some pain, I am so blessed and better that others in this world.

Now for the good personal news. I will not be with you all next month at the meeting. I will be across the river from Minneapolis/St. Paul in the little town of Hudson Wisconsin. For the first time since 2003 I am going out of town somewhere that isn't a Hospital. Now, not being the brightest color in the crayon box, I am going in February. It just worked out and I will be with my oldest daughter and 4 grand kids there. The youngest, my grand son, I have yet to meet. To say I am excited is an understatement. I will be flying up on February 3rd, spending my birthday with them and come back home on the 8th.

I ask that you all say a prayer for me at this time. The boys are going to check in on mom. It's only for six days, but in my life; that's a long time to be away from her.

Well, that's pretty much the only gossip I have to share with everyone and I just hope you had a really Happy Holidays.

Enjoy each other, make every effort in the world to be kind and stay safe.

Be strong , because cancer sucks.


Momma Nic said...

Have a wonderful time in Feb. And from one Feb birthday to another, Happy Birthday as well.
As for the pain, I sure wish that old childhood game would help know..Hoky Poky. You put your left toe in and left toe out, left toe in and your shake it all about. That's what is all about. Something to ponder. Sorry we have been so problems ugh. But for now we are up and running

Thufer said...

Hi Momma Nic, thank you for the well wishes.
I can relate, computer problems can be on par with root canals.

JG said...

Sounds like a good trip. Have a good time, we will definitely remember you as you ask.

You really have done a lot of work on your website, as well as posting frequently. I apologize for not checking in sooner, holidays and all that, as you know. I was so pleasantly surprised to see so many posts.

Pain is apparently part of getting old. My wife and I both suffer day by day. Aging is not for sissies.

Best of all possible regards, Thufer.


Thufer said...

Hi JG,
I hope your holidays were a blessing and thanks for the thoughts on my upcoming trip.
I agree with you, getting old is not all it's cracked up to be, that's for sure.
Best to you and yours.