Lainy, I know this isn't relevant to this posting strand, but you can go on about your grandchildren all you want. For those of us old enough to have grandkids, they are often our best medicine. In my case, we have an almost 3 year old grandson, who is the light of our lives. I baby sat him 5 days a week from the time he was 2 months old until he was almost 2. At that time , his folks put him in day care 3 days a week and I got to still have him two days a week....which continued until he gave me the last upper respiratory infection that immediately led to pneumonia, which prompted my GP to order a CT scan about something else...and the next day I was told there was a tumor. If my grandson had not made me ill in late Jan and it hadn't been pneumonia, I probably wouldn't have gone to see my doctor until summer, this may not have been found until it was inoperable. I literally owe my chance for a cure to that little guy. Of course, he means the world to us anyway. The biggest sadness I feel is that when he or his parents get sick now, we don't get together. They all just had strep ...5 days apart, so we hadn't seen them for quite a while in person. Fortunately for technology, we are able to do facetime on our i-Pad which satisfied us for a while. But nothing, can compare to hearing that he was asking for "Papa-Julie day" ...wanting to come be with us....and then having him give you a running hug and tell you, "I ya you." (That's I love you in 2 year old speak). It does make you forget for a little while....and smile. So Lainy, be proud of those grandkids and let me know when they've made you proud. Their love for you is obviously your reward for a good life, well-lived with them.
"Just for today, I can get through anything." I'm a cancer survivor, not a doctor. The opinions I state are my own, based on my personal experiences. As always, talk to your doctor about your concerns and treatment.