Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mikey's posting again (!) and cancer can still S.M.D.

Well, just a couple of days after camping out at death's door, Hurricane Mikey is posting again.  Is that un-freakin-believable or what?  Thank you, God, and while I have your attention, please let me never include the phrase "I'm supposed to get the chest tubes out today" in any of my blog posts.  Yikes.

I spent the majority of last weekend worrying about my friends.  On top of Mikey's emergency, I learned that one of my girlfriends from my writers group out here in Las Vegas has breast cancer.   I've been wondering if something was up from her Facebook postings and her friends' comments, and then when I saw a photo of her kissing her husband's shaved head, I thought the worst and shot her an email.  When she replied confirming my suspicions, I burst into tears.  She's one of the nicest people on earth--one of those clean-living earth mothers who does her part in working toward a compassionate world.  I still can't believe it.

I sat next to her last night at the Henderson Writers Group meeting.   Her long blond hair is now cut short and she went dark, maybe to accentuate the change.  "Your hair is still thicker than mine," I whispered, and got a good church laugh out of her.  Her face is beautiful and healthy looking, and if you didn't know, you'd never suspect she was sick. 

I posted a rant about cancer just before Beautiful Aunt Joyce died, and I still mean every word of it. I had just said to Mike when I arrived a week ago Saturday that the wife of one of our friends has cancer and I am so fucking sick of getting news that someone else I know is undergoing radiation or chemo.  And now this. 

Mike said something like, "Jeez, Linda, it's dangerous to be your friend," but the reality is, when you're blessed with many, many friends, you simply have more people to worry about.   But Mikey's on the mend, and my writer girlfriend will come through this, too.  I just know.

The universe unfolds in divine order--how many times have you heard me spout that one off?  I still believe it, though sometimes it's harder than others.

9 comments:

Debra L. Schubert said...

Cancer blows, plain and simple. There isn't one of us who hasn't been directly touched by this evil disease. Hang in there, my friend - your joy for life is a healing force in the world! *hugs*

Lori Biker said...

Here is the universe unfolding, everything happens for a reason... A friend of mine who drank daily for years and years quit, cold turkey last year. Now, the reason why comes to us. Cancer throughout his body, 10-12 months to live. Can't drink during treatment. I say....REALLY???

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

To know that you have friends who's lives you can touch daily is a blessing. You are a loving, caring person and embrace everyone in spite of all that their challenges. Good news about Mikey! I'll be praying for good news for your friend as well.

Fragrant Liar said...

Yup. Glad Mikey is on the mend and sending good white light to your writer buddy.

Suck it, cancer!

Eric said...

Checking in after a long summer hiatus. Saw the news. As an ER doc it all makes sense to me. LL, pass along get well wishes for me.....

Josie said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Linda. Here's to a speedy recovery!

bdog3099 said...

Do we need to do some web style fundraising for Mikey? did he have any insurance?

Donna B said...

Hugs, prayers, love and Blessings to Mikey and your girlfriend with the short dark hair.

I am all "a twitter" awaiting THE CALL from my youngest daughter...for #3 grandson...

Barbara said...

Awesome news! I don't know him well but am headed over to say "hey". If anoyne can kick cancer's ass he can.