My wooden donkey-mascot, usually just sits on a shelf at home. No, I do not take Ms. Donkey with me to every appointment. But since I realized I was nearing the end of treatment, I tossed her in my bag to meet a few friends at the cancer center.
My treatments are pretty quick, but over 6 1/2 weeks, I've grown fond of the 7 therapists I see daily. I always make sure I get in a few questions while I'm there. I know a little about each of them and they know a little bit about me. They've seen me wig-less and they've drawn marks on my body, so why not let them meet my butt-kicking donkey? So the other day, Ms. Donkey came along and tested out my "radiation table" ... then posed on some hands.
Yesterday, the donkey met a few more friends. She made a special stop at the front desk, where I'm greeted everyday by at least 3 big smiles and "Good Mornings!"
Meeting my Doc
I was a little hesitant about taking valuable time with Dr. Y, but how could I not? I love this doctor. He greets me each week with a huge smile and handshake. He is a doctor and a teacher... professional, yet warm.
I'm not sure anyone "gets it" when I pull out the donkey for a greeting. But I knew Dr. Y got it, when he posed my little mascot on his shoulder. I kind of hate it that Ms. Donkey is going to be out of a job, soon! But she's done a good job along the way, making quite a few laugh... especially me.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!