Saturday, July 28, 2007


Shavua tov, for those who pay attention to these things--it's a new week.

As we were driving to the pool yesterday, I was talking with A. about what an intense week the last one was for me: the Harry Potter launch party, the diagnosis, an unbloggable piece that was at a hard place earlier in the week but was at a good place on Friday. I also got word on Friday that a news show wants to film the store on Monday in connection with a magazine article that's coming out this week--which makes me think we may get good news in the magazine.

It was hard to believe it was all in the same week.

The eye diagnosis was bad news that came out of nowhere, and I am grateful to all of you for all your responses. I'm especially grateful to Phantom, who is a good friend and an email wizard, for helping me just be sad about it for an evening and then start putting it in perspective. And to E. and Jenny and Niobe and Mom and everyone else who helped me focus on how good it was that this was caught early and my vision is still fine and how many treatment options there seem to be--also, thank you. Sometimes when you get bad news you just don't want to have a good head on your shoulders, you know? Or sometimes I don't want to, anyway. Sometimes I want someone else to do that part for me so I can indulge in dire thinking--to take myself out to the edge and look over before I find my way back to the path of coping and management. So, thank you all. And I'll let you know how it goes with the ophthalmologist (including whether I manage to get in early!)

And may it be a sweet and easy week for everyone.

p.s. Lo, thank you for making me laugh about A.'s hipsterism!


Phantom Scribbler said...

Aw, shucks. It was nothing.

I always have to look at the direst possibility first before I can cope. So I know how that one goes.

S. said...

Maybe that's why you helped so much. :)

The Goldfish said...

Only catching up just now, but best of luck with the opthalmologist and having a calmer week yourself. :-)

S. said...

This is utter trivia, but one of the things I've learned from google is that the spelling of ophthalmologist differs by side of the Pond.

If it weren't hard enough to spell anyway.

Julia said...

The diagnosis sucks. It is a good thing, though, that you are now able to focus on the early detection/many options angle. May you turn out to have many options and a good outcome.

S. said...

Julia, thanks!

Magpie said...

May this week be calmer than last.

And why is it that the spelling of ophthalmologist is so unlike the pronunciation?