Lovely Dr J. who took Lefty to 'live on a farm', told me some more tit bits on Friday which put me in a bad mood for Saturday. She says pathology is the "gift that keeps on giving".
I can think of some much nicer gifts.
They give you lots of reading material when you have the big 'C'. It is like Cancer 101 in one of those condensed courses.
They even have booklets on gift advice for your friends and family. Mine must have read all the literature before me because they ticked all the boxes.
Flowers from your garden:
There were copious, luscious flowers both at the hospital and still arriving here including all my favourites. The tulips only lasted a day or two but were worth every minute!
Some came from as far afield as New Zealand without so much as a wilted zinnia!
I have received wonderful gentle hugs from all and sundry, even my dentist and the childcare ladies, the wonderful women who keep bringing food and my sweet friends, family and over zealous children.
Hand, foot or whole body massage:
Thoughtful friends have bestowed me with a couple of great foot and shoulder massages and reapplication of rainbow toes. The gifted eye pillow provides a lovely eyeball massage for the new bags that are developing. That must be a side effect!
A treasure box for cards and letters:
I can't decide what to title it...'C' is also for cookie .....2012......the 'C' files...? Any suggestions welcome!
The Cancer Council gives you lots of journals to write in but I have you lot and my old 2012 diary. Friends have been more inclined to give me canvases and sketchbooks. I like that a lot.
A painting from a child:
There has been art work from several children, a lovely Ellen Giggenbach print,
carvings from Samoa, op shop goodies from my brother and a wood block painting from the lovely Lairy godmother's collection. Look! It's a hospital vinaigrette!! The jewellery has been most inspiring too. As well as the ceramic dove.....
there was rainbow jewellery for all the sisters distributed by one and a lovely resin bangle from another.
A sweet treat;
These came in the form of liquorice, lollies, cookies, cakes, special tea,
sorbet, cheeses, wines and loaves. All pretty sweet to me!
Novels or magazines:
Reading material included of lots of lovely house mags, art mags, small tomes on philosophy and journeys and this Dawn French book which I have yet to finish but am enjoying in small instalments.
Anything that will make her laugh:
This gorgeous bit of frippery came direct from the Samoan bra factory to my hospital room. There should be one in every care pack at the cancer unit. It hung in glorious cheek on the wall of my room to amuse me constantly.
If you have one, offer your holiday house for a break:
If you ignore it, it will come..
Meanwhile here's a gift back at you. Anyone that knows MMMC, knows her friend, actor, raconteur and day time talk show host, Horsey. Is it possible he was a male model in the early years before he had his ears done? Horsey, tell me the name of your surgeon!