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As I wrote in the blog below, the past 2 weeks have been busy ones for Erin.Thursday evening
Shannon took Erin to a brain tumor support group at the UC Med Center here in Sacramento.
The group meets the first Thursday of the month. Shannon and Erin had planned several times
previously to go, but something came up.
There were about 15 people including spouses or friends present, Erin the only one with a
glioblastoma (GBM). The nurse leader of the group has been leading the group for 24 years and
was amazed at Erin’s 5+ year survival rate. Erin found the group very supportive and useful.
Afterwards, Erin and Shannon went to a late dinner at the Tower Cafe on Broadway. They
used to hang out there when they were single. They hope to make the support group and
Tower Cafe a monthly routine.
Wed. night Erin went around the block pushing herself arriving home just as it was turning
dark. The combination of all this activity left Erin exhausted, and she slept all day yesterday.
Steve came for the boys at 4:45 am this morning. Their flight left at 7 am and he had to turn the rental car in. The boys both rallied easily.
Last night after Chinese food, they had a final swim, then a final game of 3-handed Whist with a dummy. Whoever was the dealer had the dummy. Paco and I both liked this much better … made it more like bridge. Tommy would have preferred the “normal” way. He has learned what trump is from playing Whist on his iPad.
I can’t get over how mature Paco has become. He watches out for Tommy, though they do have their squabbles, and Paco is very helpful with carrying in groceries, or pushing his Mom in her wheelchair. Both Paco and Tommy were a real pleasure to have visit.