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Posted 2016-03-18T17:30:00Z

my goal: "out nap a cat"

Wednesday's blood work came back -- yep, I've got a little infection. So the antibiotics I started were a good call.  I had a bath yesterday (thank you, Shelly, for the ride and washing my hair, you are a saint!  And thank you, Rosa, for the tub!)  While I was lying low and perfecting my napping, Satie and Bruce were out adventuring and enjoying the view from St. Mary's tower.  We had soup for dinner, made from spinach, kale, carrots, leeks, onions, basil, garlic, and lemon -- as many vitamins as we could pack in. Thanks, Anne Marie, for the emergency basil delivery.  

Today I went for a visit with my GP, no big medical news, just a pep talk, really.  My temp is down and the wound is looking much better, so the antibiotics are working.  I joined Satie and Bruce for a very quick visit to the Museum of Natural History, my favorite place in Oxford.  Then back home for more napping.  Nan, who has also battled ovarian cancer, says my goal should be to "out nap a cat!"  

I'm guessing there won't be much news to report this weekend, so my next two posts will be PSA's about ovarian cancer -- the symptoms and the risk factors.  So if you own some ovaries, or love someone who does, be sure to read those posts.  

Thanks, everyone, for cheering me along, 


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Comments (9)

  • EvelynCavins

    Head cheer leader here I bet that bath felt good Ready to read about my very old ovaries Love you so much Mom

    6 years ago · Reply
  • Anne Marie, Richard, Jeeves & Bertie
    Anne Marie, Richard, Jeeves & Bertie

    Dear Michelle, As I told you today -- you are handling this with such a great positive attitude and is influencing everyone who knows you. I know you feel like you were hit by a truck in the game of life, but your strength and determination to get past this cancer chapter in your life is inspiring for all of us who know you. No one gets through life without problems, and the next time I am faced with adversity I will be thinking of you as my inspiration and persevere! I am so glad you were able to get out this afternoon to the Natural History Museum. We still have a lot more to do in Oxford together before our sabbatical year comes to a close. We are so glad that you are able to get out and about now for short excursions. We will keep planning more outings for you, but will totally respect your primary goal to out sleep the cats! Enjoy our week-end, Anne Marie & Richard

    6 years ago · Reply
  • Katy Renner
    Katy Renner

    Hi Michelle. I am thinking of you. You are brave and positive two main ingredients to battle illness. I send you kisses. MG are waiting for you in Santa Barbara. We are looking forward to having you back. A hug and kisses, We are looking forward to your recovery. One step at a time. Katy

    6 years ago · Reply
  • Kathy Whitley
    Kathy Whitley

    Hear, hear to out napping a cat! You're looking good young woman! You are an example to all of us!!

    6 years ago · Reply
  • James Cavins
    James Cavins

    "Out-napping a cat" is one of the great ideas ever! I hope you have some terrific healing naps to balance short bouts of exercise. Happy each day seems a bit better. Love Jim

    6 years ago · Reply
  • Karen Gillow
    Karen Gillow

    Go girl!! Bathing, hot soup, Natural History Museums and napping - all the best things in life, and best for you recovery. Still thinking of you here in Aus xx oo

    6 years ago · Reply
  • Gordon Fox
    Gordon Fox

    Just so you don't pick up some other feline habits, out-napping a cat is a great goal!

    6 years ago · Reply
  • Katy Renner
    Katy Renner

    Thinking of you Dear Michellita! Lot's of love and kisses Katy

    6 years ago · Reply
  • Michelle Elyse Kendall
    Michelle Elyse Kendall

    Gordon, you are funny! I promise to not lie on Bruce's laptop and get hair in his keyboard. Anne-Marie, you are so complimentary. Most days I feel like i'm just barely holding it together.

    6 years ago · Reply