GOOD NEWS! Den's dad is cancer free, as the doctor put it. We are all so relieved. He was upset before surgery, rightfully so and said that no one was to come to the hospital. I shrugged. Its not my place to get in this fight. Den took off work and said we were going. So I suggested that we go to the hospital after his dad was in surgery and we sit with his Mom. So that's what we did. She was so very grateful and quite pitiful. It broke my heart on so many levels, it also scares me about what is to come. They are getting older. And......ok, I'll stop there. It's upsetting to continue down this path. Anyways, he is doing well.
Den, Donna and I picked up some nasty super bug from all of our time at the hospital. We were there close to 10 hours and were exposed to God knows what. I had such a high fever at one point that it really and truly felt as if my eyeballs were heating up. I can say that I never felt that sensation before in my life. I found some antibiotics in the cabinet and that helped IMMENSELY.
I thought my get well gift the little bear with the bandaids on his privates was funny. I mean how could you suffer when you have that bear to look at.
FYI, don't get sick around us, we will probably just poke fun of you.
I'll hopefully see her in April when we go to Vegas. And they are coming home in June for a wedding so I should be able to hold it together for a while. I just hope that when DJ spreads his wings he doesn't end up on the east coast. I don't think that I would ever be able to collect enough miles to fly them back and forth and visit them too.
There was a bit of worry about both of their cars making the LONG drive but they did without incidence. Anna brought both of the cars into a shop to check them out before they left Charleston. She even had a coupon. Bless her, not the shop. They wanted $500 to change her timing chain and do an oil change. They wanted $600 to replace Scott's oil pan. Anna called Den quite upset. Den said the timing chain is normal maintenance for a car over 100k miles and wasn't that bad of a price but it could wait. Anna said Scott's car wasn't leaking oil at all. Anna is the car guy in their relationship. She is like me. Hard to believe but I was the one that did all of the car maintenance when Den and I first got together. Den worked with a mechanic for years and he took Den under his wing and taught him about cars on the weekends. Mike(the mechanic) has saved us tons of money over the years with the knowledge that he gave. I always say a prayer of thanks for Mike when Den fixes a car. I also pray that Den doesn't kill us. Den and Mike once caught a car on fire. That was crazy. And then there was the time that Den had gas spraying out of the side of the motor because everything wasn't in place. Bless him.
And that's all you get from me. I'm going to try and do a few things around the house and not think about Anna or the future or my cold or my eyeballs. Maybe I should just start Happy Hour now. It would cure so many things.