The Lady behind the Foster Grant's is Cici; we are asked to believe that the figure in the orange hat, back to the camera, is Susan.
WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG TO BRING YOU BREAKING NEWS . . . A PHOTO, APPARENTLY GENUINE, THAT INCLUDES A RECOGNIZABLE IMAGE OF SUSAN HAS JUST SURFACED. WE ARE PUBLISHING IT HERE WHILE WE AWAIT AUTHENTICATION
(photo credits: Robert Siegel)
I actually saw Susan today. Maria, Charley, and I stopped in for about an hour (which was all she could handle) en route to a family gathering, understandably sans the Siegels, at cousin Leslie's and Rudy's.
It was not one of Susan's better days: she had more nausea than has been usual lately, and a general sense of malaise. Although awake, alert, and conversing normally, she did need to spend our time there lying down. The Diane Keaton wannabe from yesterday (check out the duds in the pix above) looks today as one would expect a person to look after a chemotherapy conditioning regimen for a transplant followed by the complications she's experienced. In other words, she is not yet ready for the swimsuit competition.
Nevertheless, the ascites now definitely appears to be improving (we could see that) and, as reported after the last Dana Farber visit, there are clinical signs that the VOD is abating. We just need to give this time and not be too impatient with the ups and downs on a day-to-day basis.
Bob left today with Callie and Nate to return to the City, but Charley has returned (Charley the son, not to be confused with his cousin Charley the nephew, referenced above as visiting earlier in the day; of course, he's also a son, but not Susan's). The current plan is for him, i.e., Susan's Charley, to remain at least through Wednesday so he can do the backing and forthing (actually, it would be forthing and backing) to Boston for the DFCI apppointment.
Those curious to see if Charley's culinary skills and ambition have progressed beyond his repertoire of frozen dinners, as well as those who are interested to know how Susan fares tomorrow, should tune in to the blog tomorrow evening when we will tell all.