Time Moves Slowly But Passes Quickly: This entry is about the weird way time works. The older I get the faster time passes, until time stops! Then thankfully time starts passing quickly all over again.
May 11th 8 AM: I arrive in TAMUCC to pick up Lulu. 9 AM we are on the road home. 3:20 PM she meets her doctor for the first time.
May 12th 7:30 AM: blood work and other assorted tests to rule out cancer.
May 13th to 14th all hours: The weekend of quiet worry. Time moves to a halt.
May 15th morning: Distract ourselves. Around 3:30: Sonogram/ultrasound. We are in Agony.
May 16th to 17th all hours: Try to believe everything is normal. It’s nothing until it’s something! Nothing quick about time. Moving like molasses.
May 18th: 11:30 AM. Arrive back at the doctor’s office and taken back immediately, given 3 options. Lulu chooses the safest one. Time picks up a beat.
May 19th to May 22nd: More waiting, more it’s nothing until it’s something.
May 22nd: Surgery scheduled for June 2nd. And now she waits. Time moves to a crawl.
May 24th: Slight change of plans as the surgery is moved to May 26th. Time becomes allegretto.
May 25th: No Sleep Till Brooklyn … as the crescendo of time feels like a heartbeat in your ears!
May 26th 4:30 AM: In the quiet and still darkness, time is simply surreal. As if hanging in mid air.
A million lifetimes in 18 short days or 60 hours that felt like a matter of minutes. I can only imagine what it feels like for the patient. Tick, tock, tick tock. Our sweet baby girl. She continues to amaze me <3.
As always, more to come.