Monday was Day One of Chemo, so Ashley put out a call for "sitters" for Tuesday and Wednesday...This is a warning to all patients everywhere...choose carefully!!!
Tuesday, Karen Tabor's number came up! I am amazed by how many precious friends I have made in the four years since moving here from New Orleans. As a Katrina transplant, it was iffy at first. There was the whole stigma, but scrapbookers are different... a crazy creative welcoming group of women... and they took me in!
Karen is one of those women and when she arrived for duty she was loaded down with gifts from Paula and Teri for my birthday and "chemo necessities". I was queen for the day with all of the wonderful presents! And since Karen has had her share of "sitting" with the ill, she came prepared with a needlepoint project in hand. While I slept, she watched tv quietly and worked on her project. When I woke, she offered to make me some lunch and freshen my drink. When you think of the caring loving person to care for you when you are in need, Karen is the friend you need.
Karen was even in charge of my birthday dinner on Wednesday night. She had already brought my favorite Royal Standard torte on Monday, so I really just wanted some Chicken Salad from Calvin's. I was just hoping that I would have the taste buds to enjoy it. Karen not only delivered Chicken Salad, but a delicious raspberry cake! Thanks Karen - you are truly a precious friend! Here's a picture of Karen, Teri and Paula from this summer.... thanks to all three of you for my wonderful goodies!