I take the medicine and decide it is going to be another 30 minutes until the local BBQ place has our dinner ready. Not having taken Mom shopping the past couple of weeks, I realized that we were out of groceries ( I would always do my shopping with Mom), so I grab some stuff around Walmart. Ours is a smaller store, not a super center like in Moms town, so it is limited as to what I can pick up, but I decide to get saltine crackers, and caffeine free soda for Zack to maybe settle his stomach. (it worked when I was pregnant.. hey you don't think?? NAH!!) LOL
I arrive home to a tired young man, husband and dog. Zack is on the couch sitting up, Frank is on the porch (his favorite place besides a river), with the dog sleeping on a chair across from him. All the stress of the days events leave, I have my family back home safe and somehow feel I can "control" what happens next.(of course we all know the reality of it all).
Frank and I eat dinner, Zack eats his crackers and coconut macaroons (a suggestion from a cashier at Food Lion that her customers undergoing chemo eat to help ease the nausea) and drinks his water. He closes his eyes and says he is trying to change his thinking. I tell him mind over matter, that is one thing Grandpa was very good at.
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Zack is a lot more clingy the last couple of days, than in recent years as he tries to be the cool teenager around his friends. I am enjoying our time together. I wish it were under different circumstances, but it is what it is (sorry Bob). Now it is time to rest and watch one of my shows while I slowly fall asleep.
We are nearly done with week one!! We are survivors and attempt to show some attitude!!