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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Just some stuff

Last night, I lathered John's head up and shaved him smooth. The barber was afraid to use a razor on him, in case he cut him. So I did it. John is VERY trusting! LOL Now he looks like Charlie Brown, although he thinks he looks like the Six Flags guy. I hope to be able to get back online with my own computer soon and will post pictures then.

It's funny that we seem to get so much closer whenever this rotten disease decides to rear it's ugly head. It's like we're crazy happy right now. Maybe we always are, but we're just more aware of it now.


I really resent the time we can't spend together. That will change soon. As soon as my youngest goes off to college at the end of August, we'll be able to spend more time together. I think she's also going to the beach with her friend's family this coming week and also flying to Seattle with her Dad at the end of July for a week. By the time Dani leaves for college, John will be in the middle of his transplant and in isolation until his white blood cell count gets back to normal levels. Then he'll be coming home with me.

I recently realized that one of the hardest parts of John being in isolation for a month is not being able to have any physical contact with him. We are a very physical pair... always holding hands, or rubbing a back, etc. I'm pretty sure that when I visit him I'll be gowned, gloved and masked. Not being able to touch him or kiss him is going to be very difficult. I suppose not being able to see him at all would be worse, so we'll make due with holding hands through gloves. But it ain't gonna be easy!!

17 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Glove hand holding still works. I love that you are there by his side.

You're awesome.

Keeping him in my prayers.

Hallie

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

You two are so sweet. This made me think of the movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.

Not The Rockefellers said...

I love that you are a physical pair...and that you are enjoying every moment.

Touch is a sense that means so much to me and I can't imagine
doing without.

Hallie is right. Hand holding is hand holding...gloved or not.

You are both lovely, awesome and in my thoughts.

Peace - Rene

mo.stoneskin said...

No PC must be tough. But Charlie Brown rocks so...

Jim and Garret said...

Ugh, getting a touching visual..... TMI.

The Retired One said...

I understand what you mean completely.
We are very touchy too...we always hold hands when we walk together and we cuddle on the couch to watch TV...it would be hard not to be able to do that...
hang in there!!!

Alix said...

Ask any woman whose gone through childbirth, or female surgery, or periods... and she'll tell you the sex is always better if you are made to wait.

(Trust me, I know this first hand)

So, gaze into Charlie Brown's beautiful eyes. Thank God for him every day. Pray for his safe and thorough healing, and get ready for amazing fireworks when he is better.

I think of you and John every day and send up little prayers for your strength, comfort, and happiness. Be strong. Live. Have fun. Laugh. And blog more, godammit.

Sending heaps of love your way.

Alix said...

Good God Garret. You never fail to impress with your lack of sensitivity. And THAT'S exactly why we love you so much.

"TMI" Lol. Get ready brother.... you're about to hear a lot worse in St Augustine!

Jim and Garret said...

Bring it on :-)

Maureen at IslandRoar said...

You'll be surprised how quickly you'll get used to the feel of touching thru gloves. And how much you'll need to.

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

keep touching each other with your hearts....you both are lovely joanie...just lovely.

Just_because_today said...

It' only temporary. It will pass. Keep believing and keep moving forward

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

You're doing good, girlfriend. Give John my love, and make him give it back to you.

Prayers. Thoughts. Love, love, love.

♥ Braja said...

Aw, Joanie....big hugs to you and you come running to us when you miss John :)) xxxx

Kat said...

As long as you two have each other, things are gonna be just fine.

Kat said...

As long as you two have each other, things are gonna be just fine.

Joanie M said...

Garret, you dirty old man, you! I wasn't even talking about the nasty, but now that you bring it up....

Braja! You're fixed! YAY!

Thanks everyone for the love!