Cancer and I Have a Short but Serious Conversation

(Dictated by Dru to Art on 10 Aug 2014)


Last night I enjoyed a rare, nearly full-night’s sleep. It was bliss. I threw away two of my four sitting-up-to-sleep pillows and slept on my side, which is an under-appreciated experience.


Drusilla in the Garden

This morning I indulged in Bread-and-Cie’s finest: a croissant and a cinnamon roll. Call me foolish, but a girl who’s lost almost twenty pounds in six weeks deserves a little culinary risk-taking, not to mention needed calories. I spent the rest of the morning and afternoon in my garden, chatting with my good friend Susan and then my sister Margaret. Buoyed by the belief I was going to enjoy a whole day of quasi-normal life, at sundown I thoughtless swallowed my three prescribed pills– and immediately threw them up in the sink.


So what does cancer have to say about this?


“You silly, hopeful girl.”

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5 Responses to “Cancer and I Have a Short but Serious Conversation”

  1. carol brennan says:

    The world runs on the strengths of silly hopeful girls. I know this for a fact. Here’s some of my hope coming to meet up with yours. Much love…

  2. Ashley Maceno says:

    Silly and hopeful, when combined, I think become synonyms for strength and brilliance. Look at the person who created the pool noodle. I’m sure a bit silly and hopeful. Yet now, children and adults alike cherish the object. Your smile and laugh are two objects to be equally cherished by many. I know I am do! From one silly girl to another. Love and laughter. XOXOXO

  3. Steve Sporleder says:

    Try saying what I say to cancer-“Take that you bitch!” Dru, you are in my prayers always. Doug and Bert send good thoughts your way. We are neighbors (2-3 blocks) and we see each other several times a week. Stay up-beat, dear
    Steve Sporleder

  4. Zoe Ghahremani says:

    What does cancer know about hope? Thirty years ago, when doctors around the world told my friend’s son that Hutchkin’s had taken over ALL his body and that he only had months to live, he chose to continue with his studies at medical school during his remaining months. Today, he is father of three, and a most successful doctor. This is why I’d say, “Take back your silly words, Mr. Cancer!”

  5. Carey Williams says:

    Glad to hear of your blissful sleep and your time in the garden with friend Susan and Sis Marg. I saw an Australian Ground Thrush today, hopping across the driveway as I drove out. Made my day. It’s still cold here, we light the open fire every evening, but days are slowly stretching out. We’ve had a wet winter,and cold. It’s drier further north to severe drought in large parts of Qld. Best wishes to you and Art, and Margaret. I pray you have more blissful nights.