Thursday, 17 December 2009

Sleigh Bells Ring (are you listening?)

I am home... and it is snowing!!!
The windows are inches thick with flakes, arriving in a hurricane, passionate kisses against the panes. Not the silence of snow, but the singing and howling and winging of snow...
Hospital was a breeze this time ;) I think I may have swaggered home tonight. Human Immuno Globulin is the only medical treatment which is sublimely kind to me. And I, in turn, adore it. The needles were placed in the crooks of my elbows gently by Clarence, and I made two new friends across the IV drips; a girl from Denmark with an astonishingly complicated love life, and a girl from the borders of Afghanistan, merrily chatting about the dastardly Taliban nearly ruining her cousin's wedding...
Next week, when the registrar rings with the blood test results, we will have a better idea about how depleted my B cells are and when/if I need to be admitted again.
But until then, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Illustration: another one of Maia Chavez Larkin's pieces, entitled Candace and the Clocks

18 comments:

Maggie May said...

so glad you are home for Christmas!

RNSANE said...

Welcome home, dear one, to a snowy Christmas. I hope you can enjoy this holiday to the fullest. A warm embrace from San Francisco.

TheChicGeek said...

Oh, Sweet Girl, I'm happy that the treatment went easily for you! And you, with your beautiful attitude, making friends while receiving your medicine :)) You know how to cherish the life and moments that you are given! What a joy you are, Shaista!

I love the picture you have posted. Who is the artist of these sweet drawings you have been posting? They are really lovely.

The snow sounds wild and beautiful too :)
Hugs to You and I'm happy that you are back home!
I wish you oodles of B cells and health and happiness today!
Love and Hugs,
Kelly

jeannette stgermain said...

Yay, snow! I heard from a fellow (Dutch) blogger that she woke up with snow this morning, so I guess northern Europe is covered by the white blanket.
Happy that this hospital stay was more bearable than the last ones!!
Have a merry white Christmas!

PS. Ooof,amazing what Yeats wrote

caramelcaramelo said...

lovely you are back home! enjoy the snow dance. and have a joyful christmas and new year with your family and friends. kenza.

Yin said...

Hurray glad this one went relatively painlessly! Yes isn't the snow gorgeous? It's hard to be grumpy with light like this and now it'S only three more days to winter solstice and then the days will start stretching themselves longer again...

Renee said...

Let it snow darling.

Your vision took me out of myself Shaista, thank you.

I am so glad that the treatment is good to you sweet girl. We need some breaks right?

You're right, I think my stomach is too empty, I remember that from chemo not to let it get like that and here I am doing it again.

Love you dear Shaista.

Love Renee xoxo

Ruth said...

Happy snowy light and breezy. May it continue, dear heart.

Renee said...

Hello darling me again, just wanted to say how happy I am that your home.

xoxo

Mariana Soffer said...

The snow is beautifull, wish I had it at least 2 days a year, but well at least I can see the beautifull pictues my friends take.
Hope you are well and do not trip on stairs

Jo said...

The illustration on your blog are absolutely gorgeous. I am going to check out the blogger who drew them.

I'm glad you're feeling okay. I have a feeling it is snowing just for you. :-) You deserve it.

Dusik said...

hello Shaista!
thank you so much for your empathy :)
my tooth is much much better, and so am I. we went on a little vacation to the Dominican. just came back last night. i've been sketching people on the beach, so i will post some of those.
cheers!

Samosas for One said...

The snow is coming down heavy tonight. I hope that you and your family are enjoying the winter wonderland there. I hope your results come back positive.

Maxine said...

Dear Shaista

so happy to read this joyful message. Keep on swaggering...

Love Maxine

Autumn Twig said...

:) happy snow!

Simply Mel said...

I'm so glad our paths crossed in this blog world! Absolutely adore this illustration by Maia - in fact, I love it so much I just purchased it and have it being framed as I type this!

Thank you for your sweet comments about my online boutique. I will keep my eyes open for something in your 'neck of the woods'! But do know, I happily ship to England!

Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas - enjoy the snow!

Kitty Moore said...

I'm so happy that your stay in hospital was bearable!

Wishing you all the best for christmas and the new year.

Lots of love

Kitty x

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Glad you're home and a happier person too:))Sorry for the late wishes.

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