Saturday, December 5, 2009

Think of Me

The Phantom of the Opera was fabulous. It will be at the DPAC for a month, so if you are in the Raleigh area, go Go GO!

Lou and I have seen this play seven times now. We saw it in London in 1999, and the guy who played the Phantom in that production was the BEST ever. The guy today was pretty darned awesome too.

Anyway, I got a little choked up when Christine started singing "Think of Me."

Think of me, think of me fondly,
when we've said goodbye.
Remember me once in a while -
please promise me you'll try.

Sitting there in the dark theater with the most wonderful guy in the world next to me, I was slapped with the image of Lou thinking of me fondly after I am gone.

Lousy thoughts like that sneak up on me when I am not paying attention.

But I quickly reminded myself that today I feel wonderful. My numbers are good.  My tumors shrank significantly. I am pretty sure I am getting the clinical trial drug. Clearly I am not going anywhere any time soon.

Plus, the unvarnished truth is, I am such a pain to live with, who's to say that he would think of me fondly  ;^)


Anonymous said...


I am just like Lou. My wife has uterine LMS too. Just like you, my wife has been through a lot with this disease. I love her more than ever. I enjoy every minute that I have with her. I'm sure that Lou would say the same thing.


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Anonymous said...

Hey Karen,

You've been on my mind a lot today. Missed seeing you last week. Glad to hear you're doing okay. Hope the knees improve. I went for accupuncture for my feet last week. Doc said that my hip is probably hurting because my feet are making me walk funny and that's probably affecting my hip. Perhaps that's what's going on with you too. Hang in. CQ

Anonymous said...

Thank You for reminding me that I am not alone in my stinkin thinkin. You are an inspiration! Hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,

We just got back from listening to Allison speak who of course was fabulous as always!! I loved Phantom of the Opera also I saw it in Wash. DC and the songs are beautiful. I am glad you are sharing all of your thinking with us. I used those kind of thoughts to help me stay on my best behaviour every day, since none of us knows whether we have five minutes or fifty years. In the meantime you and Lou are an awesome couple and simply perfect for each other!!! Love you lots and lots, Debbie P.