- August 20, 2010 at 10:54 am
Thank you for the encouragement and the reminders!
I had a great day with Will yesterday but did spoil some of it with anticipatory anxiety so need to knock that off. The underwear story reminds me of something that happened this summer. I work in a library. One day, someone came in wearing a full duck suit. I mean with the giant pointed butt sticking out behind them, the bill, the feet, whole thing. I could not resist asking – though we are supposed to be very respectful of privacy and not pry, well, I figured this was calling for a query.
The duck-lady told me "I just needed to cheer myself up". Hey, whatever works!
I am going to practice some laughing and also figure out how to shield myself from the negativity a bit better. I can sometimes literally feel my energy drain from me when people make a discouraging comment about Will – mutual friends will say to me, "He is approaching the end of his time here and you need to prepare him for the last part of his life", etc., and meanwhile, Will is saying, "How can I fight this cancer better?"