Thursday, November 25, 2010

To Turkey Not Spurkey!


We're thankful for many things in our lives right now, including it's S-N-O-W-I-N-G big fatty flakes down here in GIRDWOOD!! The kids are home, the dogs have been ran and the counter is full of various dishes of food prep including a huge 21 pound Butterball. It’s all beautiful and I’m beyond thankful for the life I live. As many of you know exactly 10 years ago today I was laying in a hospital bed at the University of Washington Medical Center after 30+ days for my first (of 5) round of chemo, being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). This is a girl who has never-ever spent more than 48 hours indoors! The caring nurse brought me my “Thanksgiving Dinner” tray of semi-traditional fare –though the “turkey” didn’t really resemble the turkey I always enjoyed, it was more of a sliced, compressed Spam-Turkey combo and not very tasty to say the least. I’m Thankful I’m in full remission and hit the magic 10-year good statistic mark. To this day I cook a HUGE real turkey whether there are two or twenty of us, and toast “To Turkey Not Spurkey!"

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

xOx

8 comments:

Linda Starr said...

Happy turkey day to one of the spunkiest people I know.

Patricia Griffin said...

yahoo for the past 10 and here's to many, many, many more! You live your life with such zest. Inspirational! No spurkey!

Tracey Broome said...

You definitely have lots to be thankful for! What an inspiration you are for others going through similar health issues. I'd be baking a big 'ol turkey too, good for you!

cookingwithgas said...

In my family we fully understand this.
Live every day as full as you can and I know you can and do.
These things do change lives.
Cheers Cindy-cheers and heres to years and years followed by years of Turkey.

ang said...

fist love the turkey lamp!! now there's a line for you turkey sculptures:)) and really 10 yrs congrats!! and what is it with the processing everything into blandness eat the real thing or dont.......we have this bizarre thing called a turkey roll and its soooo salty you wouldn't believe.. anyhoo have super time and get outside!!

Hollis Engley said...

Here's to real turkey, Cindy. And dozens more Thanksgiving turkeys.

Judy Shreve said...

Cindy - I didn't know you had AML -- 3 folks in my husband's family have CLL, so I'm familiar with what you went through! CLL progress much slower than AML

Cheers to you for your health today and cheers to you for being an inspiration to so many of us! No Spurkey for a spunky healthy Cindy!! YAY & Congrats.

cindyshake@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the cheers and thoughts everyone! Life is indeed good :o)