Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. (6:45 pm)
We’re home after surgery. Doctor says that he thinks he as gotten most all of the cancer. Can never be totally sure though. Follow-up treatment to come. Betty has tubes that must be attended to by me. Medicine must be given at a certain time and certain things are to be sterilized at a certain time. I’m just trying to keep up. I also need to feed both of us and keep both of us clean along with keeping the house clean at the same time. I don’t know if I’m capable of being so “clean.” I’m trying for Betty’s sake to act like I know what I’m doing, but we’ve been married for so long that she can see right through the outer shell. I’m pretty sure she’s fearful for her safety under my complete control, but she’s trying not to act like it.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 (9:56 am)
Time for her first shower and the water heater conveniently goes out. Great timing stupid appliance! Will work on it after lunch. Betty said she enjoyed her cold shower. It was refreshing and eye opening at the same time says she. Wow, what a trooper ! We’re clean now and our tubes have been attended to. Time for lunch.
While heating up a famous brand “cup of soup,” it explodes in the microwave! Betty says it’s never happened to her but sweetly comes back and says that she sees how it could happen. Finally got her some lunch but she says that she can only do Wolf Brand Chili for a couple of days and she’ll need maybe a different style of cuisine for noon time. Double mastectomy only yesterday and she’s still not panicked that I’m in charge!
Betty is very relieved when her sunday school class shows up with food that was not chili. Lots of calls from friends. She talks to them all. Her voice changes and her face brightens though when the boys call.
Time for more meds and tube business. Learning as we go. Prayer from friends is helping. Will start dinner in a little bit. Have put the chili back in the pantry. Maybe tomorrow.