PDR wrote: »
On the whole, I would have to say this weak as been a bit of a b*st*rd so far. The missus has had a relapse, but nowhere near as awful as some of the previous trips around this particular mulberry bush, but nonetheless a relapse. Unfortunately, bad news has a tendency to 'pile-on' and I have discovered that a good friend of mine has cancer. Needless to say, there was a certain amount of private eye leakage this afternoon, and I am in one of those moods where I am inclined to regard any light at the other end of the tunnel as being in all likelihood a train coming the opposite direction, but at least there is no dog on the hearth rug so far. The cold bright weather, and the fact it is Lent, is helping with that.
Simon Toad wrote: »
I read this post of bad news, and my immediate response is "great stuff". I feel like I have won a victory when I react normally to bad news. It makes me feel like I have some degree of control of my mood, and, most importantly, that I am well. Sadness, distress, all of that is a proper response, and that might come later. But a sort of straight bat defensive stroke like you seem to have played is fantastic. I hope the cricket metaphor is meaningful.
Doone wrote: »
Oh, what a mixed bag of news, @PDR, prayers for you all 🕯
Heavenlyannie wrote: »
PDR, thank you for updating us. I’m glad that, despite the trials you are currently facing, you are experiencing some peace and long may it continue. My prayers for you and your wife, and friend.