For the first time since August, I can say time has flown by this week. My dear friend Ruth arrived last Friday evening to stay with me and BigD for a week! I can't believe she will be leaving tomorrow - the week has flown by. I know she must be bored to death by now and has watched more TV this week than she does in a month. I keep trying to talk her into extending her stay a few more days but she has to get back to her family. I can also say that I had two pretty good days this past weekend when she first got here. I still haven't turned the corner but those two days have helped me feel more positive that I will eventually get better. Monday was a very hard day at Duke - they had triple booked the appointments and we were there for over 5 hours. Throwing up into a garbage bag in a crowded lobby isn't any fun at all. BigD is cooking fish tonight with his homemade tartar sauce, fries and slaw. GG is going to eat with him and Ruth and the kitchen is starting to smell pretty good. Too bad I'm still on Ensure but I'm not complaining about it - it has been a life saver - literally. We have laughed, talked, watched movies on TV, talked about our favorite books and everything else under the sun. She has also relieved BigD in helping with my meds and schedule. I'm going to be sad to see her go but am so happy she was able to be here as long as she has.