Pause

It feels a little as if we are on hold right now, someone has pressed the pause button. Around me, people are busily getting on with their lives, caught in the daily grind while I sit here and wait.

Life for me right now is made up of endless hospital appointments interspersed with doing very little. Shopping, cooking, the odd evening out, all of those things continue. We are also making time for some sex – well there is plenty time for sex, but obviously we don’t have sex all the time. There are still things around the house to be done, the big declutter continues – for him that is. Plus I continue to gradually unpack (assisting in his declutter). 

Yesterday I dug over a patch of the garden. It had become overgrown with weeds and grass. Also some bulbs with leaves but no flowers, we have no idea what they were. Now, the ground is clear and I have planted bulbs. This might be the last bit of strenuous work I do for a while. Very soon I will have to pause even more.

This afternoon I will get the results of the MRI scan, which took place only yesterday. The scan was a weird experience, not entirely unpleasant just very odd and noisy. Surgery will be soon, and today I will know when. Before that I will have a blood test and on the morning of the operation sentinel node imaging. This seems to be my life right now.

Having said all that, we do have one thing on the agenda. A two week trip to a nearby city for a classical music festival. For the past two years, this has been our way of taking a break from real life. A pause, you might say. Well it starts on Friday and we plan to spend as much of the next two weeks as possible there. Hospital appointments and operations permitting. We have an airbnb booked and will stroll the city, attend concerts and lectures. It will be a great place to pause the pause as it were!

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9 Replies to “Pause”

  1. I understand that “on hold” feeling well. Slowing everything down without grinding to a halt, but still maintaining a semblance of normalcy… It’s a balancing act.

    Your annual musical festival sounds like a lovely way to relax and unwind. I hope you have a wonderful time.

    xo

  2. Julie, I admire your strength in all this and how you handle it. It’s an example for all of us. I really hope there was some positive news for you today and that you enjoy the next two weeks thoroughly!

    Rebel xox

  3. have been thinking of you today Julie… hope you got some positive news today, stay strong and hope you both enjoy your music festival, it will be good for you both ….hugs
    blossom

  4. Thank you everyone for your kind words and support. Unfortunately I didn’t get the news I wanted, update to follow very shortly and will be linked to this post xxx

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