Thursday, June 5, 2008

What a busy day I had!
First there was the run-of-the-mill test that involved a multimillion dollar machine and a friendly technician to inject me with radioactive fluid. I forgot to ask how many thousands of dollars this test cost. It also gave me another opportunity to see the receptionist at the Northside-Alpharetta Imaging Center. We're now friends. I have been there so often lately that I do not even have to give her my name when I check in.
Back at home I enjoyed a visit from my aunt, and then it was off to a movie with my family. That felt decadent. A movie in the the middle of a weekday!
After my usual afternoon nap, I thoroughly enjoyed dinner with friends.
An excellent day.

Tomorrow I am scheduled for the two endoscopic biopsies. With any luck, I will not remember a thing.

Thoughts for the day:
  • Some friends know how to blog. Some need special assistance.
  • It can be difficult watching life go on around me while I wait for mine to start again.
  • I have amazing friends and family.

Keep those prayers, comments, emails coming. You all, everyone one of you, are the best.

Sending love back



Ruth said...

Hi Elyse
I did it ( i think) I've been able to read your blog, but responding is a bit intimidating. You are definitely not alone - you have a whole crew cheering you on - and we know you are going to do great. Some of us may even join you on the Nantahala one day - while others will be looking for the restaurant. You know we all love you, John and Brent and we are here for you and whatever you need.

Steve Beagle said...

Dearest Elyse - otherwise known as my favorite Atlanta Menscha..

My turn to tell you I am praying for and wishing you the speediest of recoveries. I told John that I know you are a prizefighter and this is just one heavyweight bump in the road..

Now I must remind you via lyrics from our mutual favorite.. the boss.. take care Love Steve
First Release

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

And your strength is devastating in the face of all these odds
Remember how I kept you waiting when it was my turn to be the god?

And don't call for your surgeon even he says it's too late
It's not your lungs this time, it's your heart that holds your fate

First Release

The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle

Now I know your mama she don't like me 'cause I play in a rock and roll band
And I know your daddy he don't dig me but he never did understand

Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny

AKW said...

Hey Elyse--

Beautiful quotes from Steve B. they sound like they were written for you. But I have to add one . . .

"Someday girl I don't know when
We're gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go
And we'll walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us
Baby we were BORN TO RUN!"

Strength. Courage. Wisdom. And one heck of a party when it's all over!

Love you, kiddo.

Lenore & Scott said...

I want to know who knows how to blog and who doesn't :) Honestly, I think you NEED to do things that are decadent and not "routine" before the really tough stuff begins (aka, surgery). I'm just bummed I didn't think of the party idea - great one Skip! I hope today goes well with good drugs and great news. I'll be checking here for the the meantime, good luck and you know we're thinking of you all.

Anonymous said...


A ray of lovelight is beaming from Boston to Atlanta.

Thoughts of you fill my head day and night. I'm taking the super supplements so you can get an extra special bump from the vibes.
Hold on girl.



Anonymous said...

This is my first blog experience. I get it now I think!:) I should have asked my teenagers. HA. I hope the biopsies go well today. You are in my prayers. I have forward your blog to Melissa and Carrie who are rooting for you as well. I'm so grateful to have had you at the wedding last fall. Well be having fun again in no time I'm sure. I'll bring lots of trash magazines out and keep you company. :) Plus I need to come see the doogies! Big hug!!! Bridgette

Patti Daniels said...

Yeah, well, I sent you a text earlier this week. It said, "Now is a good time for you to learn to text." You never responded, so you either didn't get it or haven't learned how yet. I'll have to teach you. It's instantaneous communication and as constant as you want it to be.

I miss you, have thought about you constantly while on the cruise and since I got the news when I got back. I'll catch up with you this weekend.

Oh, and what movie did you go see? You have to give us ALL the details.

Love you,

Howard said...

Dear Elyse,

We missed you at dinner on Wednesday! I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers!


Anonymous said...

Hi Elyse,

Neil just walked me through how to communicate with you and I hope you get our message. We are thinking of you as you take each step. Clean life style must count for something so let's not give up on that. You are strong and healthy with a lot of people pulling on the same oar along with you. Love to everyone in the family.
Mickey and Noel

Anonymous said...

Greetings form D.C. -
This is my virgin blog experience, and baby, you're worth it.
I say go for as many distractions as you can, and nap in between distractions. At this point we can count on both hands the number of days before the worst part of this nightmare is over. Then you can breathe easy knowing you have so many great adventures ahead. (And I plan on being in on many of them!)
Sending you all the love and strength you have given to so many of us over the years. xxoo

Anonymous said...

Hi Elyse,
I called today and now see that our message did get through on the blog. We have been kept current through Liz and Neil and hope that you get some answers from your meeting this morning. We are leaving for Israel on Sunday but will be in touch with Liz and Neil on the internet. Keep punching. You are a tough gal when you need to be. Love to John and Brent and of course to you.

Mickey and Noel