Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Birthday Gurl!

Today is Melinda's birthday! Six decades on this earth as of today! As seems normal in her family, it is appropriate to post an embarrassing photograph, so at left is one of her dad's favorite images of her (carried it around in his wallet to show his friends). As a little girl of about 2 she is shown sleeping on the potty! Dad must have found some humor in it, and he was carrying it when he died 10 years later, so present it to brighten your day as well.

Melinda is doing fine - in the middle of cycle 2 of Navelbine, gets her 5th infusion on Thursday, the 6th the following Thursday (24 March), then her next PET scan to monitor progress on 4 April. She had enough energy to go out for dinner tonight - her choice was Red Lobster - always one of her favorites! She was inundated with cards, texts and phone calls today. For her birthday I got us tickets to David Crosby (of Crosby, Stills, and Nash) who makes a stop in Tucson on a solo tour next Friday. She's a fan, so should be a nice evening. Oh, and while I offered to reproduce a present-day shot of her dozing on the potty, she declined, posing instead with the piece of carrot cake I got her for dessert. Happy Birthday Hon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Melinda, you look maaahhhhhvelous!