Dreading the Drive
Back in October, I dreaded the 6+ weeks ahead. I wasn't sure what radiation would be like, but I did know what driving in Houston was like. I didn't look forward to spending a minimum of 60 minutes in the car for daily appointments.
Making it Fun
But a few friends offered to go along to appointments, now and then. It seemed silly at first, since I needed no help. But I certainly had the time and it was a great excuse to get together and talk in the car... or eat lunch after. Houston's Citycentre area has some pretty nice outdoor dining options and it was a good time of year for that!
Exploring with Don
Don was up for some fun exploring on the days he went along. We stopped on Highway 6 and ate fried shrimp at the crazy looking boat-shaped restaurant I've wondered about for 18 years. Another day we shopped and dined in Houston's Asiatown, where street signs are in Mandarin and you can find every kind of Asian food... from Taiwanese to Korean.
But for most of these 6 past weeks, I've driven myself and I've actually enjoyed it. My 10:00 appointment times have helped me avoid traffic and I've allowed extra time to avoid stress, in case I meet up with some. I've listened to NPR and heard some wonderful stories and learned about authors and artists and heroes. And I've taken different routes home, meandering through ritzy neighborhoods or different ethnic shopping areas. I've even taken my running shoes and stopped for a quick jog in a park, on a pretty day.
Two More Times
I only have two more treatments and two more drives. I never thought I'd say, "I'll sort of miss this drive."
Cancer to Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 17, 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.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!