ThrowBackThursday to 2013.. Before Andy’s cancer diagnosis.

March, May, November, and December. It’s amazing how much can change in a a year, but what’s even more amazing is how it takes something like this diagnosis to really see who your friends are. We’ve been surprised by people both distancing themselves from us AND stepping up and becoming even better friends than we thought. Andy’s strength (mental, emotional, and physical) blows my mind, and I’ve been surprised at my own shows of strength.

I’ve had more than one person tell me “how great it is that I’ve stayed with him through this. So many people would run”. And all I can think is “what the hell kind of people do you know?” I love this ridiculous man, and obviously when something difficult comes up I want to be able to help him in whatever way I can.

This has turned into a bit of word-vomit, so, sorry about that. I’m not sure what my intentions of this post even are. I guess it was spurred by a sort of nostalgia for a time where we didn’t realize how stressful things were going to be.

Andy is doing well. He’s finally getting some (somewhat) uninterrupted sleep. He’s been eating well and his bowels are fully functional. They capped his IV and there has been talk about him possibly going home today. But we will see how that goes. He’s not in too much pain, but obviously he’s sore and taking medication. Fingers crossed that things keep moving forward smoothly and he heals quickly. He’s so excited to not have an ostomy and can’t wait to start working out again (although he will have AT LEAST a 6 week healing period before he can anything).

As for my fellow 2014tbl participants, seriously sorry about my lack of posts relating to working out this week. I think you understand that I’ve been a bit preoccupied. But next week I’ll be back in it!

I just finished reading Gone Girl and that is the most frustrating ending I’ve read in quite a while.

isafeye:

Everyone who suffers from social anxiety needs a friend who will

  1. help them order food when it’s too scary
  2. walk with them through crowded places
  3. help them laugh it off when they make a mistake
  4. not get tired of answering “no, you’re not annoying, silly goose! You’re adorable and I love you” no matter how many times it’s needed

and if you’re that friend, bless u for being fab <3

Empathy and tender-heartedness can be both a blessing and a curse.

sunflower-mama:

scinerds:

Rainbow Fragments on Spider Webs

The entangled pearl necklaces pictured above are actually droplets of dew on a spider web.
The subtle colors displayed here resulted when sunlight illuminated the web, creating a multitude of rainbow fragments. Note that, in general, the smaller dew drops, residing on the thinnest silk strands, are nearly colorless.
With these smaller drop sizes, wave interference acts to diminish coloration because colors tend to overlap one another.



The universe!!!!

sunflower-mama:

scinerds:

Rainbow Fragments on Spider Webs

The entangled pearl necklaces pictured above are actually droplets of dew on a spider web.

The subtle colors displayed here resulted when sunlight illuminated the web, creating a multitude of rainbow fragments. Note that, in general, the smaller dew drops, residing on the thinnest silk strands, are nearly colorless.

With these smaller drop sizes, wave interference acts to diminish coloration because colors tend to overlap one another.

The universe!!!!

My Lambchop is out of surgery and everything went well. The tumor is still there, but the doctor rerouted his colon around it. No more ostomy! Apparently the Timor was too close to his urine tube to safely remove it without damaging the tube and, in turn, his kidney. Andy is awake and doing fine. He was able to get up and walk around for a few minutes, and now he’s trying to eat dinner!! Our projected discharge date is Friday (hopefully).