Thursday, April 30, 2009

Part Two

I had my second appointment with my counselor last night and it went a lot better than the first. Didn't have to reach for a kleenex at all! Either I'm getting more used to Michael's medical shenanigans or my skin is getting "thicker". Like the first appointment, I came out of there with much to think about. The whole issue of selfishness came up during the conversation. Michael's perception is that since I take time to work out, attend church, quilt, attend retreats, etc. that makes me a selfish person. And to be honest, I was believing that. Not anymore. I have to take care of myself, because if I don't, nobody will be around to take care of Mr. Michael, Miss Andrea, Tattoo Boy, Daisy and Smudge. ( Let's leave the pet rat, Marcus, out of this equation!)

We talked about Michael's pulmonologist and how I feel about the physician's lack of caring attitude. She knows an excellent lung specialist and is going to speak with him about reviewing Michael's case. What the heck! It may do Michael good to get a second opinion on treatments at the least.

I also said last weekend's quilt retreat did more to re-charge my battery than any vacation could. Thanks peeps!

Got to thinking about the quilt idea for our guests next month. I already have flimsies that are ready to quilt, so I'll get started on those this weekend. I'll save the cake pattern book for the next project!

This evening, Michael, Andrea and I are going to a play at my church. My nephew is acting in the play which incorporates dinner for the audience as part of the play. It should be interesting, if anything.



Jen said...

Your counselor sounds great, I'm glad you are getting good stuff out of the experience.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Hang in there and remember how much we all love ya! I agree that this counselor sounds like a great one!

Piwacket said...

I am so glad that you're discovering what the rest of us already are important and have value. Keep with it, Cathy. Lots of love and hugs!