Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Handsome

Our weekend was very quiet.  I wasn't feeling great (not horrible) just not quite up to snuff.  Dear, dear Mike was preparing for his colonoscopy this morning so he was quite obsessed with the whole event.  He was on a liquid diet all day yesterday and Ron went over at 5:00 to help him prepare his magic elixir.  Ron actually got some sadistic pleasure watching Mike run to the throne. I guess that was payback for the gazillion phone calls poor Ron has to endure from Mike.

Mike told his Silver Sneakers class that he was going to bring pictures of his colonoscopy for show n' tell.  I told him I'm sure they are just thrilled.  I teased him and told him to ask the doctor to look for my keys while his in there since I haven't been able to find them for a month or two.  Ron said they just need to look for Mike's head!

Mike's doing OK but his memory is just completely gone.  We have the exact same conversations with him all day long.  He got the idea that the only way people can access 911 is by texting and he doesn't know how to text.  I have told him over and over that texting is just an additional service that is available and it doesn't change anything about the current system.  I don't know how long it will take before he can understand or remember what I've told him.

I worry sometimes that he shouldn't be living alone but we are in constant contact with him and check on him every day.  But...sometimes it just doesn't feel like enough.  

But tonight we will celebrate Ron's birthday and relish in the fact that in spite of cancer he is here to see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh....speaking of birthdays....ok well, birthday suits to be exact.  I've decided that my new diet strategy is I will be consuming all my meals from now on while buck naked in front of a full length mirror.  Now, that should be the best appetite depressant I can find. 


MerCyn said...

What a unique new diet technique. Le me know if it works - maybe I will try it!

Olga said...

That is too funny. I think that if I had my meals while naked in front of a mirror, I would definitely lose my appetite. Let us know how this works out for you.