I had to go back to my last post “A World of Hurt” to see where to pick up.
“A World of Hurt” turned into “A World of Shock, Denial, Pain and Disease”.
As I read these words I say to myself “Jo you sound so negative”. How about rephrasing that line?
How about “A World of Hope”, “A World of Faith” and “A World of Love”
July 25, 2004 – January 8, 2015
Blessed to have his perfect being present in our lives for 10 1/2 years.
Lassen on a trip to University of California Davis Oct, 16th, 2014
Sometimes life does not go as planned.
The life you thought you had suddenly changes.
They start to poke and prod you when you are already feeling bad.
How bad can that be?
They have check you inside and out. And you don’t know why.
You just know you still feel bad.They found the problem.
And then…….You feel REAL bad when they say they cannot help your problem.
They said the liver is being taken over with a giant tumor and you can’t live without a liver.Who says you can’t live without a liver?
Denial is the minds best defense.
Denial did not keep us out of this place.
This place is what Rockin’ Roy calls his new home away from home.He is bald.
He has a skull held together with snowflakes protecting his brain.
Yes this is the cranium of Rockin’ Roy other wise known as Roy Alan Danehy
Diagnosed last October with Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV
Not a good type of brain cancer to get.
Luckily for Roy’s cancer they said something could be done.
Roy rocked through the surgery to remove the tumor.
He is taking the pills, taking the chemo, taking what comes with it.
He is taking it all valiantly
Even the radiation.The people at his home away from home want to make sure Roy does not move one tiny bit when he gets radiated.
So they made Roy his own mask.
Claustrophobia is not a rational fear. For Rockin’ Roy that is.
Because once Roy’s mask is placed perfectly over his face they attach the mask to the table.These people, I mean these caregivers, extraordinary caregivers, seem to know what they are doing.
They have radiation recipes to follow and watch over Roy like hawk’s from the situation room.
They know exactly where to target.
The frontal lobe.
Responsible for emotion, motivation and inhibition, thinking and planning.
Problems in the frontal lobe can cause personality changes.
Remember “A World of Hurt”?
Now my world is “A World of Hope”And “A World of Faith” that the recipe for destroying Roy’s brain cancer is the right one.
I am scared looking at these images.
I see the tumor coming back even though I’m not sure what I’m looking at.
Can I go back to denying? I can deal with the personality changes.
The caregivers take the mask off Rockin’ Roy. Roy says he does not mind the treatments.
He visualizes the radiation killing those little cancer dudes…I mean cells.
He is man full of hope and faith.
He is a man who loves life. He is a man I love.
His caregivers are getting quite fond of him too.Back at the ranch is were we go to rest and relax.
Never mind the work that has to be done.
And who cares about the stack of medical and vet bills piling up?Visions of sugarplums, dreams of another life. Take walks while you still can. Enjoy life at whatever age cause you never know when you are going to go.When you don’t feel well along the way take rests. Energy conservation keeps you going.Don’t be afraid to confront the truth. Denial only works for so long.
A final resting place may be the best place,
for these creatures we love.Thank you Lassen for being the best buddy a human could have.
Thank you for hanging in through the holidays and the biggest crisis of our lives.
Thank you for “A World of Love”
Until next time…… Adios Amigos.