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!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tangled Christmas

The weather folks are forecasting an entire week of rain, missing a day here and there.  It all starts tonight with the big storm on the weekend.  I am positively gleeful, it's my kind of weather!

Tomorrow is an infusion day, no big deal and Demi will accompany me.  She's a sweet little dog and the nurses, patients and visitors adore her.  She usually rests at my feet and watches the activities of healing in action, or so we hope.  Elizabeth Edwards lost her fight this year.  Prominent deaths do have an affect on other cancer patients, but we try to remember that each situation is unique and we react to treatments individually. As I near a nine-year remission anniversary I am truly aware of that, the prognoses and statistics had nothing to say to me, absolutely nothing!

1 comment:

  1. Great festive sketch. Congrats on your anniversary of remission. That's a wonderful milestone.


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