Monday, December 21, 2009

Tis The Season

So, how about a bit of irony? I have always loved the spirit of the holiday season, though there have been many years where I have not always looked forward to Christmas - and all of the stresses that come with it. This year was different. I was looking so forward to it. I was going to celebrate the fact this time last year I was recovering from Cancer surgery ... then spending the majority of 2009 in Doctor's Offices ... having multiple biopsies and other assorted invasive poking and prodding procedures. Continually testing my personal limits of humiliation and mortification.

It is December 21st - I have not had a Doctor's appointment since the 3rd and will not be seeing any men in white coats again until late January. That in and of itself is worth celebrating!! I have made a decision that I am going to open myself up to family and friends... and I am going to enjoy Christmas - thoroughly!

Well, late Saturday evening my eye started watering and today it has developed into full blown pink eye. Even better - my doctor is away for on holidays until January! OK - so it would appear that Father God has a sense of humor! Even when I give into the spirit of the season - I must be tested.

Turns out I am quite resourceful and determined that I will not spend eternity in the ER at the bottom of the priority list - perhaps even watching the seasons change from within the sterile environment as I await a prescription for eye drops.

NO! I will not go there! So, I put my faith in God and my pharmacist and picked up some polysporin drops - so far so good!

I will be happy this Christmas.

Even if it kills me!