“Thank goodness she’s smiling” was the first thing I thought when she walked into the room. All throughout the holidays we have had a little dark cloud hanging around. The elephant in the room. I knew Carrie was worried and as today got closer I knew she was becoming more agitated and stressed. But I didn’t realize how much I too were being affected.
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Today was the day that Carrie received her second post chemo scan. It was the second such checkup of many to come. I knew she was worried so I took the day off to go with her to her scan and follow-up appointment. I could feel her nervousness in the waiting room before the scan. I tried my best to distract her before the followup appointment with a walk around a furniture store and nice lunch. The weather didn’t help; with gusty winds and torrential downpours all morning.
As we waited for the doctor, Carrie paced the room, waiting for the news. When the doctor entered the room with a smile on her face and gave us the news that Carrie was still cancer free, we were both very relieved. And now I’m smiling too.