Monique, I love it! Nice to have a good dose of "normal" to speed your recovery. It's great when our loved ones know just what to do.
When I was in the hospital a good friend of mine came in and said she'd been pulled over for not using her turn signal. She put on her best "dumb" face and explained to the officer that there was a national shortage of blinker fluid and she hadn't been able to get any in weeks. She sounded so sincere and so stupid he let her go, shaking his head in disbelief. Now my friend is one of the brightest women I know, and her telling this story had me laughing till I had tears running down my face. I gave my little "hug me" pillow a work-out! My incision was in serious trouble there for a while from all the hee-hawing I was doing.
Now I'm going to get serious. My deep philosophical little 10 year old asked me if I could live one year of my life over, which one would it be. I thought hard about it, and still don't have an answer, but I do know that, in some ways, that year of cancer treatment was one of my best. I had so much love and support around me, and I learned so many good things about myself. I grew in so many positive ways. Of course some of it was hell, but not all of it. Just think, if I'd never had cancer, I may never have known about the national blinker fluid crisis.