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, February 10, 2009

Real rain

Clouds gathered all day and tonight it is really raining! If this sounds overly jubilant, consider that northern California is in a drought and water rationing has been ordered. It will take a lot of rain to undo the situation, but a real storm with another expected tomorrow and the next day and the next is one way to begin. I think these are just short showers, but I am grateful.

My morning began strangely. I had a chemotherapy appointment to get to 35 miles away and, when I started driving away from home I could tell I had a flat tire. I haven't had a flat in a hundred years, it was a true oh, no moment.

After dropping the car off for repairs I hitched a ride with Steve and arrived at the medical center one hour late. The chemotherapy suite was so incredibly busy today! The nurses were moving as fast as they could, still maintaining equilibrium, but my tardiness just made it all the more difficult for them. But I had called ahead and they understood. There was more waiting than usual so I used the time to draw these six little grids.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a nightmare of a day.
    I love the black and white sketch spread though.


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