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!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Step by step

Our Christmas tree is still undecorated, but the lights are on from 5:00 a.m. until bedtime so we're getting hours and hours of pleasure from it.  Youngest Daughter will come home next week and she can add the ornaments.

We saw her today.  It was actually Steve's third visit this week because there were doctor's appointments on Monday and Tuesday. She's been living with a care provider for a few weeks now and it was time to fill out more paperwork.  It was a long meeting with much to discuss between her, her care provider, two social workers and me and Steve.  She is now allowed to go into the community unescorted for up to two hours if she has a charged, turned-on cell phone within reach so her care provider can contact her.  She can be alone at home for three hours.  Progress!


  1. I think a tree with just lights is great. I know it'll be fun when your daughter decorates it with ornaments, too, but this way you get to enjoy it in two different ways. Thanks for sharing, including the glow-y photo.

  2. Hi Rebecca - We really ARE enjoying it. I guess the lights mean more to us than the ornaments, although others might debate that one.


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