Sunday I slept in and spent the morning with icespark. In the afternoon lildomino and hotarugirl came over and brought the four of us food. We all ate dinner, and then Icespark headed home. Lildomino, Hotarugirl, and I hung out, watching episodes of Pushing Daisies and an episode of Star Trek Next Generation. Hotarugirl helped Lildomino study while I putzed on the computer.
Monday I hung out with Hotarugirl while Lildomino was in class. When Lildomino got back the three of us had lunch and snuggled until Hotarugirl had to head home. Lildomino took me to Icespark’s, where I was looking forward to being able to get on the MUX before 10 PM for a change. However, by the time I got on I wasn’t feeling that great, so I idled watching Heroes, and then took a Vicodin and went to lie down.
Tuesday I hung out at Icespark’s while she teleworked, and then she took me home so mishiell could come over for a short visit. Mishiell brought me dinner. We ate, and were snuggled up to watch Firefly when pandara called to say she was downstairs. I had security let her in, and she joined Mishiell and me in my bed, with me in the middle. The three of us cuddled and watched “Bushwacked,” and when the disc was over we joked and teased while I enjoyed their company.
Wednesday ona_tangent came to visit from St. Louis! Lildomino picked her up at the bus station and brought her over with lunch for the three of us. We ate and hung out until Lildomino had to head home to take a test online. Ona_Tangent and I spent the rest of the night hanging out, catching up, and watching funny videos online. Ona_Tangent eventually went to bed since she wasn’t feeling well, and I joined her soon after.
Ona_Tangent and I spent most of Thursday in bed, until we had to get up and dressed for Icespark to pick us up for dinner. Icespark took us to Murphy's Steak House and treated us to an excellent dinner. After Icespark headed home, Ona_Tangent and I returned to our previous sloth-like existence. Ona_Tangent and I did take the time to have a long Relationship Talk, and discuss how labels were creating unrealistic expectations that I can’t hope to live up to. Here’s hoping she and I can work out a solution.
Friday morning I woke up coughing my head off, and after resisting Ona_Tangent’s advice all week, finally called Dr. Moretto and got an appointment. The doc checked my lungs and said I had an infection, but also assured me that the prognosis for my testicular cancer was good or else I’d have heard back from my urologist already. I got medication and spend the day recovering with Ona_Tangent.
Saturday Ona_Tangent had to head back to St. Louis, so I took her to the bus station and we bid farewells. I spent most of the day alone, puttering around my apartment, reading, and attempting to get things done. When Lildomino got a break from work she brought me food, and we grabbed a nap (my second that day!) before she headed back out. She came back to sleep, and in time I joined her.
It’s been a week of sickliness, but also of seeing people I never get to see. It’s sad that I missed seeing cassiopia this weekend since I was too sick to drive seven hours to the Grove. It was nice though to get unexpected time with Hotarugirl and Ona_Tangent at the beginning and end of the week. I have my follow-up appointment with my urologist this Wednesday, and then back to work Friday.
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
-- George W. Bush, August 5, 2004