Can we just talk about my colonoscopy?

I cannot believe you even opened this.  Why would you want to read about that?  It happened. The end.

In other news, life is slowly returning to some semblance of normal. Last week I had the above mentioned date with a man and his colonoscope, which took up more of my week than it should have.  That was my first week post treatment and it just seemed like business as usual. This weekend we went out for dinner and a movie and had a great time with family and friends enjoying a lobster bake and being treated to an air show.  I realized at some point over the last couple of days that next week I can actually make plans, do as I please, be spontaneous (hey! it could happen) or do nothing at all. I was asked to accompany my mother to the coast for a business appointment and I quickly did a mental inventory of what my week looked like and it was like this  [                                          ]  a blank canvas. No appointments. No one drawing blood, inspecting skin, zapping me, poking me, asking all sorts of intimate questions that are, quite frankly, none of their business.  I’m not sure what to do with all of this new found freedom. There is a lot I should do, but once I fill that time up with busy work it’s no longer a lovely white space to do as I please in.  I want to turn calendar pages that are clean and white with no appointments penciled in. Just rows of empty uniform little squares to fill however I like.  I could get used to this.

oh! and my Bucket List is coming along nicely.  With the help of Thing 1 and his lovely wife I will be a grandmother around tax day!   I guess the rest of the list is up to me. Unless someone wants to get a tattoo for me?  No?   sigh




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  2. Lori · August 28, 2012

    Congratulations on the grandbaby! How exciting.


  3. hopeforheather · August 28, 2012

    I’m having mine 9/5. With an endoscopy kicker.


  4. Carina · August 29, 2012

    Susan, you are too funny!


    • mainelyhopeful · August 29, 2012

      Hi Carina! How are you doing?


      • Carina · August 29, 2012

        Doing good. Working 2 jobs. Kids r in school and I don’t know what to do with myself haha.


        • mainelyhopeful · August 29, 2012

          Back to normal then? That’s great!


          • Carina · August 29, 2012

            Yes, and fewer Dr appts. *sigh* Thanks for asking. 🙂 I am off today and finally have the time to read blogs.


  5. judiththomasberg · August 31, 2012

    Why put a tattoo on your bucket list, if you’re not sure you want it? Or is it because you don’t know what design to get?
    An empty calender sounds nice, I know all kinds of obligations will sneak up on you soon enough, so enjoy it to the fullest! 🙂


  6. kymlucas · September 4, 2012

    I have my first one next week. NOT looking forward to the prep.


    • mainelyhopeful · September 5, 2012

      It wasn’t as bad as I expected. Not much fun though. Good luck with your procedure. You get good drugs for that part 😉


      • kymlucas · September 5, 2012

        I figure it will be me, a book, and the bathroom. And good drugs are always something to look forward to.


  7. bgillen · September 27, 2012

    Congrats on the grand. I’ll get a tat with you.


    • mainelyhopeful · September 27, 2012

      Thank you! I may not make my goal of my first tat before 50 (unless you count the 5 freckles Radiation Oncology gave me). I am so undecided on what I want and its not like you get a do-over


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