Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

going on 1am...

...and i still have about two hours to go.

YES...i caved and decided to take the kids to the midnight showing of harry potter. i was never a huge fan of movies about wizards and stuff but this harry dude just won't die...i think this is the sixth movie maybe?! and there is at least one more after this i believe.

well, anyway i have to go and pick them up at 2:45am so i am killing time.

i am on a 6 out of 7 day work stretch...hershey opened the "NEW" and improved cancer center on monday and i am working a little extra helping out. an awesome new building (with a few minor glitches they are working out). i remember distinctly talking to tim about the new building (i think we helped pay for a large portion)...and his response was ALWAYS the same. he told me that one way or another he NEVER wanted to see the inside of that new building!!!!

i wasn't sure how i would be (emotionally) working over there...but surprisingly i have actually developed a passion for the cancer center. maybe because i have been on the patient/caregiver side as well as the professional side i can see how this new set-up can have many POSITIVES for both. in the past the various departments that cared for a cancer patient were separated and there was very little cross-over...NOW we are all together and i feel that this is going to be a GREAT experience for all those involved (professional and patient viewpoints).

there are some people that i have not crossed paths with since tim was a patient and now i see them in the hallways and sometimes even may take a lunch break with them. so far so was so hard to explain how much of an impact these people had on our lives and then "poof" they were gone. for over three years we were in and out and in and out...then one day it all just comes to an end and those individuals that became almost family to us are just gone. i am one of the lucky ones to have the opportunity to actually still work with many of the awesome health care professionals that embraced our family and cared so much for tim's health and well-being. i know this may sound corney, especially to my co-workers, but i honestly feel privileged to be a part of the hershey medical center and to play a small part in the care of other cancer patients that come through our doors.

enough rambling...i guess i could go do laundry or maybe hit up the 24 hour walmart.

hope you are all having a wonderful week.

thanks for checking in



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tammy, it make sense for you to want to reach out to all the staff in the cancer center. They were great to you and Tim. Great update. Get some rest!!
Jim and Judy

July 15, 2009 8:50 AM  

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