February 23, 2007

Numb, which is good

I am back in the office after a morning spent in the dentist's chair while he repaired my fractured tooth. I cannot feel a thing, yet. But I will, I know.

Today I mark the birthday of the Boy Child who turns four. I spoke to him on the phone as I had to stay overnight in the City last night. He sounds very grown up already. He has chosen a white cake with white frosting and a banana cream filling. Sounds like it will be a good one.

Things have been insane of late -- terrible work deadlines and pressures. Also, my mother has been hospitalized as the chemo has destroyed her white blood cell count, she is anemic, she has thrush (an infection that closed her throat) and she contracted neumonia. Just when she was ready, after a full week in the hospital, to be released, my father was struck down by the flu so she has to go to a rehab facility because she clearly cannot go home.

So, right now, the numb I am feeling is better than the frazzled I will feel shortly.

I hope you are all well and, if you are still bothering to come by and visit this sadly neglected blog, on track for good weekend!

Posted by Random Penseur at February 23, 2007 12:01 PM | TrackBack

what a week! Happy birthday to the Boy Child, and my best to your Mom and your Dad.

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 23, 2007 01:38 PM


Sorry to read about your Mom and Dad, but I hope they get better soon.

And congrats to the BC for turning 4 and choosing an awesome cake.


Posted by: Howard at February 23, 2007 02:45 PM

Yikes! Hope the chemo doesn't kill off your mom's antibiotics.

Yay! The Boy Child is growing up so fast.

Cracked teeth suck. I seem to gotten something stuck in one during dinner last night. By 10:00pm a felt a toothache coming on and by 3:00 the side of my face started swelling. Since it's Sunday, I'll just the vitamins, orange juice and my natural immune system take care of it. Luckily, my white blood cells seem to be pretty robust and plentiful -- knock wood. I haven't had a common cold in over 10 years.

Hope everyone's back to feeling great very soon.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at February 25, 2007 02:30 PM

I hope your Mom and Dad recover fully, and soon. As for the tooth, don't eeeeeven go there - I know all about that pain, unfortunately! And the work, I know about that one, too.

I am hoping that Spring brings about lots of positive changes!

Posted by: Monica C. at February 26, 2007 06:03 PM

Hope this week is better for you, RP! Hang in there.

Posted by: grammarqueen at February 27, 2007 11:45 AM

"if you are still bothering to come by and visit this sadly neglected blog,"

Always. :o)>

Posted by: Mark at March 1, 2007 12:31 AM
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