8.12.11

Tiffany's & St. Vincents. An interesting combo.

 It's taken me a few days to calm myself to write this post. I may even delete it before I press publish. Or drink more wine. There are so many issues running round in my head....
Monday was one hell of a day. ...
I accompanied a close friend to a Macquarie Street medical appointment and she received good news...Yee Ha!
We then popped into Tiffany & Co and 'played' with jewelery I had only ever seen before online! I bought a much wanted necklace.... so exciting...and my friend was very patient! On a high!


We then hailed a taxi to visit another friend in St Vincent's Hospital to see her between two radiation treatments that day in preparation for a Bone Marrow transplant on Thursday....our flowers were banned from oncology and we realised that bright, bubbly 'hope' attitudes didn't quite cut it anymore...
 
...so we cried with her listening to her to talk about death but we couldn't hold her... and.watched her go off to her next treatment. So F*$#ing hard.

Shopped some more....but with no spirit...

 So many beautiful Christmas displays....


...and exhausted got back to the car and my friend realised she'd lost her car keys.... 

it was a .....very .......long ........day....

There are lives we live apart from Blog land. My husband often refers to my 'other life' with great amusement.  Well it is an escape..
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My friend's struggle with Leukemia has been going on for over a year. It's been complicated by the unrelated need for her large bowel to be removed, pleurisy and blood clots. She's a mum of two little girls 9 and 5. 
My Dad battled bowel cancer last year and won by a bloody bee's foreskin....My most dear friend had a Mastectomy last Christmas and I was so busy with Mum and Dad, was never there for her...my  inability to excuse myself still preventing me from contacting her....
My husband suffers from severe, incapacitating Ménière's Disease, has spent over three years, four days a week bed-bound,
Mum's been in and out of hospital with debilitating, but undiagnosed seizures and I have significant cardiac, thyroid and weight problems, and am pre-diabetic.
Another in my close circle of friends is unexpectedly pregnant and violently ill (hospitalised twice so far; she's 8 weeks) and another separating from her husband after 12 years of marriage....
Tomorrow I'm going to the funeral of a beautiful young male friend who took his own life because he couldn't see his children this Christmas in an ugly custody dispute....

I've had enough of 2011...

Oh.... and just to let you know.... this is NOT want I want to blog about...
Just filling you in a 'moment' I'm having.
I like interiors, design, renovating, shopping and family.

I like dwelling on positives and laughing about negatives...

I guess I'm just giving you more of me and my life than usual!

x KL

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