Before I get carried away, (Carried away? Who me?) allow me to express a heartfelt Happy Mother's Day! to all of you who care for and nourish children, husbands, mothers, relatives, charges, fur babies - even plants! You are ALL mothers, so Happy Day to you!
Now then, here we are two days after the fact. Today we get to take a look at the damage. Can't say as we are really looking forward to it, but remember, 'It's ALL good!' The giant, economy-sized ACE bandage slipped a little during the night and the Goatmother got a glimpse of things to come. Now she wants to be called FrankenGoatmother. I swear, by the time this is over, that woman is going to have so many aliases she will be able to join the CIA! Oy.
At any rate, other mysterious marks have surfaced. Numerous little red spots on one hand, strange red orbs on one knee. We suspect Alien abduction. After all, the Goatfather and the Goatneighbor were in that little room, and the Goatmother was gone for hours. She doesn't remember any bright lights, but then she doesn't remember much of anything. Come to think of it, her memory wasn't all that good before, so double jeopardy. We may never know, but "I'm more certain than ever that the truth is out there, Scully..."
A few days to recuperate, then we see our much loved surgeon again. (And I DO NOT mean this lightly. The Goatmother's surgeon is top-notch and a fantastic person!) Beyond that, we have some radiation to do and possibly chemotherapy. We are playing the waiting game again. Cancer does not know the word 'hurry'. And really, that's okay. I suppose it is just like losing weight. It didn't come on overnight and it isn't going to go away overnight. (I have copied this last part to give to Boo. That, plus I've added 'Battleships weren't built in a day', 'Freighters do not reach their destinations overnight' and 'Truckers are in it for the long haul'. Then, just for good measure, I added, 'Boo, you are fat.', because you can never get too simple for the Nubian mind. )
So, my friends, we want to thank you again for being there - for your kindness, your caring, your humor and your butting!!! (I do so hope you aren't tired of hearing that!) We are so very humbled.
"The battle of Helm's Deep is over; the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin." - Gandalf, The Two Towers