Friday, August 16, 2013
Golf for Good-- is Great
John is a terrific golfer and perhaps the hardest thing he faced with his surgeries and rounds of chemo and the dreaded FU pump was that it made golf impossible for so long. It didn’t help that his surgeon (the surgeon, really!) would make friendly golf chat each time we saw her and then when asked, “Can I play golf yet?” would say, “No, not quite yet.” Grrrrr
Getting golf back was just as important as getting sex back. Hmmm, come to think of it the doctors weren’t very good at talking realistically about sex or golfJ
So it’s been a delight for John to have golf back in his game and that we can play this game together again.
This week we played in a charity tournament. That’s a first for us because I’ve been pretty shy about playing with other people—especially really good golfers. But we said yes to play for Unity House and Catholic Charities and to play together. And it was fun!
I think having to play fast made it easier for me, and knowing that it was a “best ball” scramble format meant I couldn’t hurt the team—so I stepped up, didn’t agonize and just hit the ball. And hit well to my surprise. And loved spending five hours on the course in the cart with John. I had no idea we could enjoy that so much either.
This week I have had a lot of gratitude for all we have been through—some of it pretty hard stuff—but it got us here and made us appreciate every moment we have together. If there is an upside to cancer this is a part of it.