b : an often customary method of doing something : procedurec : a detailed formulation of a program of action
Plans. We make them, we organize them and we coordinate them; and sometimes they are altered on a whim or a catastrophe or for no apparent reason at all. Having cancer often makes planning a precarious undertaking but can also be gratifying to help us look forward, onward; and the best is when our intentions are fulfilled.
Due to my continuing saga of health issues, our plans to Washington DC were on, and then possibly on hold, and then back on again. I hate the uncertainty this disease renders me when my objective is to get from point A to B without interference.
|A little help from friends gets us through every time.|
Plan or not to plan? That is the million dollar (or plane ticket) question. My conclusion--do it, get insurance if need be, use the cancer card to get out of things, whatever it takes-- just do it. Cancer should not put life on hold waiting for the day when the body is motivated to cooperate. It's stupid cancer, for crying out loud, and I for one will suck it up and keep planning and doing; or even repair a road with a few rocks and hardy friends, if need be (See the above picture), to get to my destination.
Phew! Live it up is my mantra so it is off to grand parenting duties in Seattle, family fun in Hawaii and anything else that might hit my fancy. Time is a'wasting and those adventurous moments must be seized, cherished and above all, treasured.
With this short blog, you have plenty of time to go to UW Carbone Cancer Center and donate so all of us can fill our calendars with the luxury of carefree escapades.
Thanks for reading #514 of 7777.