April 15th, 2008


I am

Very very lucky. I have people in my life who are smart and funny and caring, and compassionate, and count me as a friend. There was a time when if someone wanted to be my friend I suspected their motives, and if a friend and I had a disagreement I would feel as if the friendship was over. Not any more.

Thank you Happy for reminding me of this. My life is full of real people who are amazing, and you're one of them.

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PS I'm a goob.

In other news, the doctors were able to put the stent in successfully. What this means is that Mum should very soon be able to eat normally, digest normally, put on some weight, and go back to digging holes in her lawn that are bigger than she is. While it's still only symptom management, being able to enjoy life is number one priority for Mum, and Mum enjoying life makes me happy.

(even through the last three weeks of being very unwell, she has continued acquiring plants and fish and things, now i get to go help her plant them)

And to cap it all off I did find a bit in Marilyn Waring's book that talks about potential alternatives in a practical, non-accusatory and forward-looking way. It took till page 227, but it's there. WIN!