I took a day off!!! Me!!! Imagine. It was going to be a day of tooling around Keji in a canoe. I thought. The consensus though was to go to an amusement park. What odds? I can have fun anywhere. The water slide was a bit of a challenge. I realized that this was the first time I have walked anywhere in barefeet since chemo started. Neuropathy’s are fun. Walking across a bed of nails would be an apt description for the gravel and asphalt path. He who gets chilled by a slight draft was also not looking forward to the cold water jets. Alas, I prevailed. Three times! And I had fun. It was a little disheartening to find out that the only set of swim trunks that would fit me was a pair of my 13 year olds 28′s. “Skinny with muscles” was the term one son used to describe my appearance. Before you ladies get in a lather, it is not as good looking as it sounds. “Emaciated with muscle strands” may be more apt. The voice of reason stated that most people wouldn’t notice since they hadn’t know what I looked like before. Gee thanks. She followed that up with “I think I can see lumps! Are they supposed to be there?”
“What are they?”
“No, what are they? Do the doctors know?”
“Yes, the doctors know. They are something benign. Fatty cysts or something. I don’t remember. Lump lumps.”
The ride that I love is something called Rocco Planes. It is like a ferris wheel, yet you sit two-to-a revolving cage. The cage has a brake that allows you to stop it in any position. Get it right and you can lock it in place so you are actually going down the front of the wheel head-first. As your head and cage zip by the ground four feet away, you release the brake and your cage goes pivoting around all the way up the back side of the wheel. I think I laughed like a little girl all the way around. I know my sons did.
A great way to recharge your batteries. If I win the lottery I am putting one in my backyard.