Monday, May 5, 2014

Busy, Busy

I realized this morning that it has been a few days since I have posted anything to Lympho Bob. It's that time of year, I'm afraid --busy at work, the kids are all involved in time-consuming activities (and all feeling kind of stressed about it), and I haven't found anything really significant online about Follicular Lymphoma in about a week. Physical therapy for my shoulder is getting more aggressive, and taking a good chunk out of the middle of my day. I get out of there just in time to start dealing with the kids.

As I always say, though -- I'm happy to be busy, because it means I'm healthy enough to run around like a mad man.

Two quick things that I would like to point out, though:

First, it's National Nurses Week. Actually, it starts tomorrow, a Tuesday, rather than Sunday or Monday, as one might expect a "week" to start. This is because it always ends on May 12, which is Florence Nightingale's birthday. This seems appropriate, given the hours that nurses work, and the way so many of them do more than they need to. Definitely not a 9-to-5 job, and definitely deserving of our recognition and praise. I've met some doctors I haven't cared for, but dang few nurses that haven't gone out of their way to make me feel better.

Even some members of the U.S. House of Representatives thinks this is important. House Resolution 540 was introduced on April 3, "Supporting the Goals and Ideals of National Nurses Week 2014."

(Of course, it was immediately referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where it has languished without a vote, despite 21 co-sponsors from both parties. But I'm sure there's a good reason for that, and they'll get something going before May 12. (Although, voting on the resolution is not on their calendar this week. And they haven't voted on making May the official "Health and Fitness Month" or "National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month" either, so no one should feel bad about this. They're very busy.)

(Also, as a reminder  -- midterm elections in November!)

The other thing I wanted to point out was that I see my oncologist, Dr. R, on Wednesday. I'll have an update late Wednesday or early Thursday. I'm not anticipating any problems -- I'm feeling good,at least as far as cancer stuff goes,  and I don't feel anything popping up anywhere that shouldn't be. It's been about four months since I've seen him, so we'll probably chat about my shoulder injury and horrible the Red Sox look so far this year. Maybe I'll throw in a question or two about lymphoma. I'll let you know.

And I will be sure to wish the fabulous nurses there a happy National Nurses Week. Be sure to do the same when you get a chance.


Virginia Miller said...

Best wishes for your visit with your oncologist, Bob! Good thoughts are going your way!

Lymphomaniac said...

Thanks, Virginia. I'm feeling confident that it will go well.