Friday, March 5, 2004

Whew..He's gonna LIVE!!!

You'll all be happy to know that Herman does not have colon cancer! Not even a frickin' hemmorhoid!!LOL!! Doctor's advice? "Eat more fiber!" LOL!! (I'm sorry to make fun but c'mon already...I TOLD HIM SO!!!!)

So now Herman advises me that has 5 more good years in him!! He used to tell me that he'd be dead by 40 so the fact that he's almost 45 is reason to celebrate!! Now we'll have to endure the fatty cyst drama until a doctor tells him that yes, indeed, it IS a fatty cysyt and not cancerous. (The poor guy has many, many of these..if they had to remove every one, no more Herman!!)

Went to see this Big One today. We didn't offer sympathy, just told her that she could come home one last time and that we love her, no matter what. The doctor that's taking care of her while she's there has been very kind to her. Usually when they learn that she's a heroin addict, they treat her like a second-rate citizen. Not fair, but since it's their job to save lives, they hate to see someone destroying their life. She once had an ER nurse tell her that she was worthless and no good. I think that's part of the reason she got clean for 6 months..kind of like, "Well..I'll show him!!" Funnily enough, she'd like to become a nurse one day. I hope she gets her wish...

 

3 comments:

hillareeday said...

I can't imagine what it must be like to be in your shoes. As a teacher, I sometimes get frustrated with kids that don't want to do anything with their lives. After awhile, I just think to myself "Fine! Sink or swim on your own!" But I try to never give up on them, much like you aren't giving up on her. It does make a difference I believe even though your efforts seem fruitless at the time.

hillareeday said...

P.S. If she is clean, she would be a fantastic nurse because she can empathize with other herione patients.

hillareeday said...

P.S. If she is clean, she would be a fantastic nurse because she can empathize with other herione patients.