Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Look What I Found... | Halifax, NS

Back in the old days - you know, like a month ago - I couldn't read my cancer guide.  It's The Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer that is handed out to new breast cancer patients.  I didn't want anything to do with it, but everyone around me was clamoring to get their hands on it and give it a good read.  I was okay with not being informed right away because now my team was going to know everything.  And that damned book just made me cry.

Jason read it religiously.  I thought this was a good thing - until he got to the Nutrition section.  Then he hid the salt.  Yes.  Hid.  The salt.  We sat down to dinner one evening and my eyes darted around the table, then to the kitchen counter.  "Where's the salt," I asked.  "Oh, I hid it," he stated calmly and matter of factly.  "What?" was what came out of my mouth instead of "@#&^#%!"

He's not so bad - he also started making sure I eat my vegetables (kabobs, anyone?) and get my quota of fruit every day.

I did eventually find the salt (and use it in moderation, thank you very much!).  And I finally started reading my guide - without tears.


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  1. If he keeps this up you'll be finding all the eggs at the Easter egg hunt and the rest of us will be lost in your dust!!!! It's nice you have someone looking out for your best interest!! hugs lc

  2. "To every thing there is a season" Ecclesiastes 3:1

    I am full of quotes tonight. Love you! smh

  3. This is a beautiful post! Love how he's looking out for you!

  4. I think you've found your soul mate. My gosh, he is a good man. Good for you, and HE's good for you. Taking care of Kare. :)

  5. This post is so beautiful. Jason sounds like a great man, I'm glad you have him in your life!

  6. Karen, I'm Shawnee's friend and a 7 yr. breast cancer survivor. Keep up the good work. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I found I only wanted to have information that pertained to me. So I would read just that. Carol Brown