They found colon cancer, some sort of unidentified nodule on an ovary, and a cyst or something on a kidney. Having someone my age who thought she was perfectly healthy one day and the next contemplating how much colon should be removed, visits to gynecologists, and what if any treatments should be undergone made me think of my son's older friend, who though older felt healthy enough to buy a truck for the next 10 years only to enter the hospital the next day never to return home. (Does my lack of commas here send shivers up your spine?)
Needless to say, I have been brooding.
This is what I have determined in my brooding state. Life is not as predictable as we think. I have wasted much of mine waiting until things are perfect to live. If I continue waiting will life be whisked away before I live it?
So, no more will I say:
- I will have a party when the house is finished and immaculate.
- I will go to the pool with my children when I lose some weight and resemble my 16 year old self in a swim suit.
- I will go hiking when the children are older.
- I will write more when I have fewer interruptions.
- I will do, when