sitting in the doctor's office waiting for the verdict do I have the 'current/popular' cold and flu virus of 2017? "we could do a blood test but by the time we get the results, you will either be dead or better" (the doctor says teasingly) I'm not too worried about it fluid and rest - that's all there is to it I read the quote sitting on his desk "Laughter is the Best Medicine" it sits in front of a statue of a mom and baby elephant my mom loves elephants to the strongest and bravest woman I know while the past 5 weeks of 2017 have not been kind to you multiple doctors, multiple errors 'fixes' resulting in 'another error' needing 'another fix' resulting in 'another error' - and it goes on you asked me a number of years ago to get a tattoo with you I laughed you off and made an adamant vow of "I will never get a tattoo!!!" but then, there was another screw up you were losing hope - I felt I was losing you so I promised you a mother/daughter tattoo it's all I could think of at the time I was bargaining with you
you kept your promise I am actually (although I hate to admit it) looking forward to keeping mine I designed it myself I'm thinking white ink on our left inside heels
I also promised you that one day - a long time from now we would find the 'cherished and funny memories' from this experience as we have from all those years with dad's health situations so far I have: cherished:
Holding your hand that evening
Afternoons curled up on the hospital bed beside you watching The Walton's
Being there for you on some of your worst days
"Ummm...I think you are close enough to the pole George."
"They've had bendy straws and ice packs this whole time...really?? Like REALLY? The whole DAMN time???"
"OMG!!! This hospital can't even get f*ckin' jell-o right!"
yes indeed - sometimes laughter truly is the best medicine...