Sunday, March 27, 2011

More musings on life and cancer

This was the scene Saturday from Fort Nathan Hale Park in New Haven, looking toward the Elm City's skyline. The wind was blowing and it was really chilly there.
In contrast to the cold temperatures, I snapped this photo as I basked in the warmth of a true friend.

Linda O., author of Are We There Yet? and Duchess of Norwich-Upon-Thames (or NUT) treated me to a fun Saturday afternoon to get my mind off my mastectomy tomorrow.

She wrote an incredibly detailed post about our fun here. If you read it you'll feel as if you were with us. We took photos, ate lunch and had a lot of laughs!

Below Linda is taking a photo of the beach and stuff. Boy that lighthouse looks big!
And finally we have Duchess Linda in the IKEA parking lot holding an aardvark, or dog - or wolf as her daughter Jamie called it - that she paid 49 cents for at IKEA. As a bonus we learned some Swedish as we shopped. We had a grand time.

She gave me a cancer card..leave it to good old H******K to come up with a card featuring cancer. Too funny.

Thanks, Linda, for everything.

Linda and "Wolfie"


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

what a good friend! we will all be with you in spirit tomorrow patti!

hugs, bee

Linda said...

Oh and now you're going to make me cry!

I had a really good time yesterday and I was more than happy to try to take your mind off of tomorrow's upcoming procedure even if it was darned cold and windy and that stupid gate was locked when it shouldn't have been! Oh, and Jamie tells me that aardvarks do NOT have teeth and the sot barnslig I brought back to her most definitely HAS teeth. What? Aardvarks don't chew their ants before they swallow them?? How gauche!

I may be spending tomorrow doing my usual 16 hours of dispatching ambulances but trust me when I say that I will be with you in both mind and spirit as my thoughts invariably turn towards Derby.

Hugs my friend and be strong - you CAN and you WILL beat this!

Linda said...

Oh, and yes, it's a big lighthouse when it can make me look small ... well, sort of small .., small in a still fat sort of way!

Nice to see I'm not the only one that sneaks in a photograph every once in awhile, too!

Patti said...

Thanks so much, Bee and Linda


Hey Harriet said...

That is one huge looking lighthouse! Nice tohear you've had such a super day out with your friend. I've just been catching up on previous posts (I've been so out of the loop lately) and discovered your news. I'm so very sorry Patti but I do believe your good spirits and positive outlook will keep you well and safe. I am sorry for all that you are going through right now and do hope for the very best outcome for you. You're in my thoughts. Everything will be ok. I just know it! Love Tracy xo

Patti said...

Thank you, Tracy!

Barb said...

I'm so glad you both had such a wonderful day together.

I'll be thinking about you and praying for a most excellent outcome from today's surgery. I've asked Linda to update me once she hears from Ralph.

Big giant prayerfuls of hugs xoxo

Leora said...

Best wishes to you - may you be strong and healthy and conquer all.

May you find the warm spring brings healing.

Dianne said...

thinking of you lady

Linda is a good soul
that wolfie found a good home

bj said...

Ralph says you are resting comfortably right now.
I am so sorry I am just finding out about all this, Patti.
I pray for a complete recovery for you, my dear one. I pray for God to guide the doctors hands and minds..I pray for Ralph and your kids.
If there are any other prayers you might need, please just post them and we can all pray.
Rest, knowing God loves you so much.
xo bj

Joan said...

Patti...I just read about your diagnosis and I want you to know that you, Ralph and your kids are in my thoughts and prayers as you move forward with your recovery and treatment. Sending you oodles and oodles of {{hugs}} from the West Coast.

Robin said...

I saw over at Ralph's that the surgery went well and you're on the road to recovery - here's to a happy, healthy, bright and LONG future! I'll be keeping you close in my heart.

Gentle hugs,

Patti said...

Just saw all the additional comments since Monday.

Thanks and hugs to you all, my bloggie friends! It is much appreciated.