To all my wonderful supporters:
I don’t know how many of you realize this, but I wake up every morning well before dawn — and I spend my first waking moments praying for Five O’clock to arrive. It’s at that time, seven days a week, that I’m greeted by whichever private aide the Home Health organization we’ve contracted is scheduled for a six hour stay at the Bradford’s. I’ve been helped several different women over the past month or so, and they’ve all been splendid, but it’s stressful whenever somebody new comes to the door. Paul hates having to show a newbie where all our supplies are and to otherwise train her for the job. Fortunately, we seemed to have gotten through the roster so we haven’t had to deal with a complete newcomer for several mornings running.
Little by little, Paul has come to realize that the aide’s arrival isn’t his cue to hide out in the bedroom and he’s had to come to terms with the fact that his day begins at Five O’clock as well. It’s a lot easier for me to get straightened out for the day if I’ve got two helpers rather than one.
Today, however, he was itching to get out of the house as soon as he could and to get his hand on copies of the Globe. He was down the driveway and out before six and soon discovered that, as promised, Cynthia’s article about the Benson Babes and the coat we’ve been passing from one to another actually was in this week’s Globe Magazine. When Paul came back with our daily dose of Starbucks, he had a bagful of Globes as well. He gave a copy to me and looked through one himself. If you have a copy, you can find our story on page 26. You can see a picture of me on page 28.
It’s the Twenty First Century now, so you don’t have to actually go to the trouble and expense of buying an actual newspaper. It’s a great deal easier to click this link and find out all you need to know about one of the finest groups of women I’ve ever had the good fortune to be a part of.
In addition to the Globe, of course, there’s going to be a TV segment on New England Cable News (NECN). The segment will be airing over and over again so you’ve got plenty of chances to see it. You can also catch it on line by clicking this link.
As I’ve said before, cancer sucks. It’s more unpleasant now than ever, so it’s wonderful to have the distraction of celebrity. I guess I’m getting my fifteen minutes of fame while I’m still around to enjoy it.