Hello and Bonjour!

I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays with their loved ones. I am still recovering in Richmond. This recovery process is slow and sometimes very frustrating, but I am so thankful to have Vivi with me. The time that I spent in the hospital was the longest time that I have ever been away from her and that was heartbreaking. I really need to take this time to thank my parents who brought Vivi twice to the hospital to see me. If it had not been for them, I would not have seen her. She is the biggest part of my recovery and having been away from her has been the most difficult thing that I have ever done. I can’t begin to understand why someone would keep me from her, but there are cruel people out there. Okay, enough of that.

While I was in the hospital, I met a little girl named Cheyenne who is ten years old and had just completed her second bone marrow transplant. We used to walk up and down the halls together talking. Its one thing to go through this as an adult, but when you see young children suffering, it breaks your heart. Cheyenne has a type of cancer that is very hard to treat. Despite everything that was going on with her, she was an amazing little girl. Other normal people would come to our unit and Cheyenne one time asked me if they had Cancer like we did. I told her: “No, its just you and me kid.” I know that I am probably not doing a good job in putting this into words, but Cheyenne and I shared a bond. Bond by disease and baldness, but something beautiful. I am so glad that I met her and I really admire how brave she is. I will never forget her. She is a little angel who truly touched my heart.

Okay, now for some craziness. Many months ago, one of my best friends (Allie) asked me which celebrity I would like to come visit me in the hospital. Her suggestions of Angelina Jolie or Madonna where not what I had in mind. Without hesitation, I said Julian McMahon. For those of you who do not know who Julian McMahon is then you should be ashamed. One word for Julian, delicious. He is an actor on my favorite tv show Nip/Tuck. I immediately thought of him when Allie asked me the questions because in my mind, seeing him would give me something to live for and possible jump start my system. 🙂 Well, Allie got together with my other very close friend from high school, Libby and on Sunday night. I received a phone call from Julian. At first, I was totally not buying that Julian McMahon was calling, but the more we spoke, the more I realized that this was the real deal. He was very pleasant and I got the opportunity to speak with his daughter who is precious. Bottom line is that he wants to have babies with me. Okay, okay, let a girl dream. Truthfully, I never expected this to happen and I will forever remember this and cherish it. Libby and Allie, you ladies are amazing and no words can capture how truly touched I am. Thank you both. Well, Julian has my phone number so hopefully I will hear from him again…and then we can start making babies. 🙂

Thank you for all of your comments and texts. I will be in touch with people soon. I wish you all the very best holiday. Thank you for your continued support and I love you all.

5 Responses to “Nip/Tuck?”

  1. 1 Brooke December 24, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Heeeyyyy! Maybe he’ll give you a shout out while he’s in Australia. Thinking of you. Enjoy your time with Ms. Viv and the fam.

  2. 2 Harvey Lynch December 26, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Dear Geraldine,

    T’was the day after Christmas, and all through the house,
    Every creature was stirring, including the mouse.
    The WiFi was humming, and the keyboard was clicking,
    The search was ongoing, but the browser was sticking.

    I look to the Window, and what I behold,
    Is a vision of William, of Gates I am told.
    He laughed as he saw me, disdain in his gaze,
    While the disk head did whirl, and the fan noise did raise.

    Escape did I press in hopes of retention,
    Of the text I had typed, o’r an hour of com’plation.
    Again came the laugh, of the man from the North,
    From Redmond it was, I am sure it came forth.

    Error in browser, would you like it to close?
    Though the question was moot, cuz the app’ was then hose’.
    With a sigh I agreed, and started once more,
    To send love to G., on the aether of yore.


  3. 3 Diana December 26, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Hey G-bug! I wish i could write poetry like Harvey there, but in lieu of that Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas. The new year is soon upon us and I hope that it is only upward from here. Love ya and keep fighting! PPU

  4. 4 Libby December 28, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    G and Julian sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G!

  5. 5 Boris Maitre December 28, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Salut Géraldine!
    Je suis content de voir que tu as pu sortir de l’hopital pour passer les fêtes en famille. Je te souhaite de très bonnes fêtes de fin d’année!
    Bonnes salutations d’Espagne!
    Feliz navidad y buen fin de año!


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