Friday, February 1, 2019
It's cold and snowing here, a good day to stay inside and hibernate but I'm not going to do that. Today I'm off to have lunch with my girlfriend whom I haven't seen in a few months. The roads are covered in snow and it's fucking cold but that's never kept me home before.
My friend has multiple myeloma and had a stem cell transplant. She is now on chemo until she dies. What will happen eventually is the chemo will stop working and then the cancer will come back full force. The doctor gave her 8-10 years which sounds like a long time until you start to think about it. Only eight more harvest moons. Eight more springs. Eight more Christmases.
Anyway, she was very pissed off to find out that other cancer patients don't have to take chemo for the rest of their lives, so I told her that patients with neuroendocrine tumors have to have treatment for the rest of their lives as well. She was somewhat mollified by that news. I love this woman and we have known each other for close to thirty years. We recently decided to adopt each other as sisters because our own sisters suck.
I made cinnamon scones to ward off the cold and I think tonight for supper I'll make tomato soup with a grilled chilled sandwich. I don't cook for the big guy on Friday nights, it's free for all Friday and we both have whatever we feel like. My meal is usually meatless, his is not. He always says you don't get to be this big without eating meat. I haven't bothered to counter his argument with facts such as cows, moose and bison are all much bigger than him and are all vegetarians. I love him just as he is.