On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Second half of summer

The Fourth of July weekend is officially over. I managed to stretch it into four full days but it's back to the salt mines now - although, I have to be honest, my salt mines only last a few hours each day and are far from drudgery. I love my work!

Fourth of July always stimulates conversations that begin, "I can't believe it's the 4th of July already, summer is half over." Well, it isn't really, but that's the way it feels.

Already the days are getting shorter.... and in our case, a lot hotter. We've been warned to expect some major weather this week so I've been watering plants faithfully and staying indoors during the heat of the day.

But last night we potlucked outdoors with our doggy friends -- the proud owners of release dogs from Canine Companions from Independence. There were ten people and eight dogs. I worked on teaching them a new command - SWIM!

1 comment:

  1. I love the pages in your journal Barbara!! WELL DONE!


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