It's Labor Day, so I thought I'd take a little time out from eating to do some actual labor - like writing. You didn't think I could do it, did you? Hay, it is possible to write and snack at the same time. You wouldn't want me to get weak from hunger or anything would you? Anyway, today would have been the day for the next chemotherapy treatment, but since we are DONE with that, the Goatmother didn't have to go anywhere! There you go, then. I think one could say this is truly a holiday in every sense of the word. WOO and HOO!!!!
So, the Goatmother is ready to go on to Part Deux. I say 'ready', but I suppose no one is ever really 'ready' for such things. Nonetheless, she has seen the fabulous Radiation Oncologist and things are underway. Now I've never known the Goatmother to be much for going against the grain, but I dare say perhaps that has changed. Why you ask? Well, the Goatmother is now sporting a few tattoos, of all things. What a rebel. The problem is the tattoos are just dots. Plain old dots. Mind you she asked for dragonflies, or smiley faces at the very least, but no, they wouldn't go for it. I ask you, wouldn't a smiley face make as good a target as a mere dot? Better even, if you ask me. Or they could have made tiny little Peanuts. That would have been novel. No imagination. That's what I say. Anyway, the Goatmother is now tattooed and ready to rock and roll.
So, for seven weeks, five days a week, the Goatmother will be zapped. Something tells me the headlights are going to be glowing after that much input, but the fabulous Radiation Oncologist assures us such will not be the case. I reserve the right to skepticism until I see for myself. I mean this has to be akin to the time Boo was grazing too near the electric fence and forgot to pay attention where she put her ear. Well, she didn't so much glow, but she sure left a jet trail, I can tell you. If you ask me, the only reason she didn't glow is because she wasn't there long enough. No, my friends, I think the Goatmother's headlights are definitely going to be on. I'll be sure to let you know.
Anyway, we do have a little time before all the excitement begins. September 11th. That is D-Day. One week of vacation. That's what we have, and we are going to make good use of it. For one thing, the Goatmother and the Goatfather are planning a day trip to the ocean. I have to say I'm not too fond of the second thing the Goatmother is planning, however, and that is because there is a plan of hoof trimming in the offing. Maybe she'll change her mind. Hope does spring eternal, you know.
At any rate, this whole cancer thing is definitely a ride, though we certainly can't call it a 'joy ride'. There is a quote that says, "Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way". - E.L. Doctorow That sums it up pretty well. I'd say all we need to do is change the word 'writing' to 'radiation'. What do you think?
Post Script: Flash! It occurs to me the Goatmother will begin Radiation therapy on 9/11. In light of historical events connected to this ominous day, we certainly hope the twin towers will remain intact. I'm just sayin' ...