Saturday, July 11, 2009

Big splash

Today is Burke's 7th birthday and we had a pool party. We all had lots of fun. We had the whole place to ourselves. There was a big slide, a small wading pool, a big pool and a hot tub. We had a lot of friends help make it a great party.

Yes, I was able to swim. My wound had dried up enough for me to get in the water. I wasn't in the water long. Really, it was just to catch Burke as she came down the slide. But I loved it. I've missed the water. I used to swim competitively when I was young. It was really killing me that I could not get in the water to teach Burke. Now I can.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Less of a cyborg

In November, they put in a PleurX catheter in my lung to help with the gathering liquid. Since then, I have not been able to draw much liquid at all. Since my PET scan showed vast improvement last April, it was decided that the catheter can be removed.

Yesterday, it was taken out. It was just an outpatient procedure.

I remember last November, when they had just put it in, I told myself, this will not stay long. I want to swim in the summer. Guess what, folks... I'll be in a bathing suit before long.