Our son Andy is visiting us from Atlanta for a few days. He is interviewing my husband Steve to get his life story, and stories from his life. For example, the next question he is going to ask is, “What in your life tested your mettle and how did you handle it or not handle it?” He’s recording Steve’s answers and will get it all written up to save for posterity.
Last night the whole family came over for dinner and then we sat out on the patio and chatted. We put on some Virtual Reality (VR) goggles and explored a virtually real world. Very fun. I found it very relaxing and care free. And my vision did not pulse when I was watching the VR video. That gave me such a nice break. Virtual Reality seemed so much nicer than real reality, for just a few minutes.
Andy made lasagna in the crock pot and it was delicious. Sadly, Steve threw it all up at 2:00 AM. He had a rough night but is feeling better today. Our plan now is to continue radiation until October 26, and then start Hospice care the next day. I am looking forward to that so he can relax and quit going places every day.
Speaking of going places, we are planning to learn Transcendental Meditation (TM) this week, if Steve feels up to it. I talked to the instructor, who studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and knows the surviving Beatles. It was a blast from the past talking about the 60’s and the Beatles. But the bottom line is that TM sounds like just what I’m looking for – a deeper more beneficial way to relax every day. Although I meditate every day now, I just can’t seem to get as deep as I used to. So I am really looking forward to this, and hope it helps Steve in his journey through pain and nausea and fatigue.