Today Lis had her follow-up doctor’s appointment. It wasn’t much of a doctor’s appointment as it was a celebration or graduation, if you will. They gave her a Certificate of Achievement for “Meritorious Conduct on Completion of Your Course in Chemotherapy” and she got her picture taken with Dr. Congdon. Not like that is anything special but it’s still nice of them to show Lis some love.
The doctor also complimented Lis by telling her that she was one of his better patients. He said he has some male patients that are big and strong yet all they do is complain about what’s going on with them. Men…we’re sissies! He mentioned that Lis never complained through this whole ordeal. Her response…why complain when complaining isn’t going to make anything better. You see why I married this girl…very optimistic! I used to be a half-empty kind of guy who would complain a lot about the little things in life. She made me more optimistic and this situation made me realize that life is much too short to complain about the small stuff. After I met Lis I thought to myself…we’re going to be dead a lot longer than we’re alive so might as well make the most of it and have a lot of fun doing so.
Unfortunately, I missed out on this “graduation” because I had to work, but it’s still nice to know that she was acknowledged for being a good patient and also for making it through chemo in one piece. The certificate is also a nice reminder to us about what we have (are) went through and is also a nice reminder of how this thing may finally be over.
Congrats Lisy! I’m so proud of you! You’ve done an awesome job through this whole cancer-thing. You never complained – unless you had to eat more hospital food or share a bathroom with someone – and always kept your composure – unless they were poking you a few more times than they should be or making your arm swell up. Many people have complimented you on how you kept a positive attitude through the past seven months of course it helped having a little rascal like Lukas around but it was you that never let yourself get too far down. Congratulations again Lis, thank you for being awesome!