One of the most important things we've learned about cancer is how important it is to keep your weight UP. Doctors get very concerned with how much weight you are gaining and losing and if you are thin to begin with you have to fatten up before the big fight begins so when you lose weight you don't look like you have cancer. Or maybe it is so you have stamina. We've also learned that when you get radiation therapy they tattoo ya! I'm not the kind of sister who will be going for the sympathy tattoo but I am the kind of sister who is gaining weight for the cause by sampling all the food before Karen eats it or even knows about it.
The OH MY BUDDHA EVERYONE I LOVE HAS CANCER feelings were smothered last week by the Trader Joe's apple blossom. Man oh man! DELISH! 90 seconds in the microwave and you're in nirvana. Each cinnamony blossom has 19 grams of fat so if heart disease and cancer run in your family (as it does in ours) eat salad for the rest of the day. Balance is the key here. The other treat sort of soothing my soul are the Metropolitan Cookies from our buddy Joe. I say sort of because they are too hard for me to eat. If you have all your teeth, try them! These cookies are GORGEOUS! But I suspect I might still like Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies better. What thrills me the most about these cookies is the package design. I fucking love it. I love the color combination, the hand-drawn architecture and the combination of fonts. The package is already taped securely in my inspiration journal. Just looking at it makes me happy.
Karen is having another operation on Monday and a few weeks after that she will start daily radiation for 6 weeks. We'll have to see if there's a Trader Joe's near the hospital. There should be one in the hospital. There should also be a cinnabon in the hospital. And a Sephora. Imagine how much life would suck less if you had an illness and going to the hospital was like going to the mall.
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