Thursday, May 24, 2007

boring is good

Most of the times boring is bad. When writing books, for example. Or watching a movie. However, for a clinical trial boring is good.

We learned this as Robert received his first infusion on Tuesday. We've spent the rest of the time simply sitting around the clinic twiddling our thumbs. It's quite a contrast to the chaos and rush we went through before arriving here.

"How are you doing?" the nurse says, checking in on us every other hour.
"Fine," we say, "A little bored."
"That's great!" she says, "It means nothing is going wrong. Bored is good."

So we are doing very good, indeed. Robert is feeling good, as well. I can tell because he jokes about drawing spots on his skin to cause some excitement.


gloria estefan said...

That's good news Grace!


Elaine Magliaro said...


I guess I'm happy to hear that you and Robert are bored.

Amy said...

Yeah! I'm thinking about you both!


Libby Koponen said...

That's really good news, especially that Robert is making Robert-like jokes. He must be feeling better already. I'm glad, Grace.


ChatRabbit said...

Keep having boring days like that, Grace! I am so glad you guys were able to jump right into the trial like you have...all the best!

Connie McLennan said...

When my son was little, I used to tell him there were worse things than bored. A short time later, being in the hospital taught him that firsthand . . .

Hoping for the very best for Robert. I'm so glad he was able to get into the trial.

Linda S. Wingerter said...

Yeehaw Grace and Robert! How is the weather down there??

Camille said...

Grace and Robert,
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you both. I have long believed that boring is good!

Bless your hearts.