Sunday, August 05, 2007

Stretched thin like chewing gum

Remember in the gross years before you realised anything was gross, you'd take a bit of chewing gum out of your mouth and stretch it until it was long and droopy and so transparent in the middle it seemed thinner than paper, but somehow it still held together? That's how I feel right now.

In the past three weeks we've been undergoing a major crisis with Soccer Boy who decided to grow a big lump in his neck. All kinds of tests showed nothing. We were about to have a biopsy for lymphoma and were quivering with fear, when at the very last minute his last blood test showed glandular fever.

He has glandular fever and we're happy! It's just, the other options were so awful. What's more he's not even unwell. A little tired and grumpy, but still going to school, even still playing soccer - although no goal this weekend, so clearly it is affecting him in some ways, heh heh...

Back to that gum...and then after you'd stretched it so far that it was just a thread wafting in your breath, you'd bring the ends back together, all dry and crusted with whatever dirt was on your hands, then you'd put it back in your mouth and chew it all back together again.

We're going on holiday in two weeks. We need to bring the ends back together again.


jjdebenedictis said...

Ooh, I'm so glad the scare turned out to be nothing. That must have been nerve-wracking.

Internet ((((hugs)))) to you and soccer boy. Take care of yourself.

McKoala said...

Thanks jj, yes we've been terrified. Feeling just a little wrung out now.

December/Stacia said...

I can imagine. The issues we went through with Princess were neurological rather than physical (in that sense), but I remember well the vision of your life stretching before you with all that horror to deal with. I'm so glad all is well.

McKoala said...

Thanks, December. Yes, my mind was going crazy, and the more I tried to stop it, the worse it got.