Friday, September 18, 2009

Back in Texas and waiting for next weekend

I was expecting delays on 9/11, but 5 and half hours? Really? It had nothing to do with terrorists, just tornados...or tomatoes as the cutie-patootie said next to me. Awww. Since I always fall asleep as soon as I board and buckle up, all I brought with me to do was Sudoku. That's only entertaining for about 15 minutes, 30 tops. I went to the in-airport bookstore and found "The Last Lecture". I'd been wanting to read it since I first heard about him on Good Morning America. If you're not aware, "The Last Lecture" is about a professor diagnosed with pancreatic cancer who had three to six month left with his wife and three young children. Boy, talk about a bad time to read it. I cried several times in front of at least 40 people waiting at the gate.

By the time I landed, I had missed out on half of a day of seeing Tina and Ashley. My mom and I did have fun getting lost on the way back from Philly at 11pm though. However, the GPS lady kept hogging the conversation. I couldn't get a word in edgewise. "So mom, how's--Turn right in one point three miles" Shut up lady, I'm talking here! hehe

The next morning, Ashley and I made a fort in her play room. It's amazing how you can still feel like a little kid at times but your body definitely isn't one anymore. I could hardly sit and keep my butt and my feet in the fort at the same time, so how could I be expected to play in it? I hate that she lives so far away from me, but it's awesome to be able to play with her when I get the chance.

After I got the feeling back in my lower extremetries from being bunched up and hiding from bad guys (my mom), the family went out to dinner. I hope it was nice for Tina to get out of the house and it not be to the hospital, a support group or errands.

Sunday was an early morning. We first went to the Bridal store and Aunt Lisa and I tried on bridesmaid dresses. Then it was off to Ashley's family birthday party at the park. It was nice to see family that I hadn't seen in a long time and I know it was good for them to see Tina.

Monday morning we went into Philly. Tina had a follow up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon then physical therapy. Since that's in two different places, we got to take a limo from the doctor's office to CTCA (Cancer Treatment Centers of America). If you're paying millions of dollars in hospital bills, might as well take advantage and ride in style. I'm so not cut out for that lifestyle though. I almost had to use the patient vomit bags. The longer the car, the worse my carsickness is apparently, blech.

Then it was back to the airport. At least my flight was only delayed by 30 minutes this time. I finished "The Last Lecture" just as we landed. I called mom as soon as I got off the plane and she told me that Patrick Swayze had passed from pancreatic cancer. I bawled, what timing. Sheesh. He fought for a long time. He will be missed. RIP.

The weekend was very short but at least mom, Ashley and Tina are in Texas in just one week.

1 comment:

  1. After reading this, I realize it was a whirlwind weekend, but it was fun. It is usually Tina that has bad times at the airport, guess it was your turn.