No- I don't mean I have had a hot date or a blind date. Don't think other half would be very keen. I mean I have a date for my operation. It may change nearer the time, but at the moment it is November 4th. Hurray. Hurray. Soon my life of living on dietary eggshells and the threat of hideous pain will all be over. A quick overnight hop into hospital, a quick flirtation with the surgeon's knife, and I will be a new woman.
It really can't come soon enough.
It has been a strange week for many reasons. Some weird things have happened, some good things have happened, some progress has been made in some areas, not in others, and there has been some bad news too.
The bad news is that a very dear and much loved friend has been diagnosed with cancer. She has waited a long time to find out what has been ailing her. A long and frustrating wait for answers. It is the second time this year that one of my closest friends has faced this journey. They were both so completely full of love and support for me when I went through mine in 2007, and now I can only pray that I can offer them the same steady hand and supply of hugs and listening ears.
When life is stripped down to its barest bones, that is really all we have that is valuable and useful. The love and support and kindness of others, and our own commitment to return it in good times and in bad.
Please pray for my friend as she comes to terms with this difficult news. I know she will appreciate the positive energy and good vibes, and she really deserves them.