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, January 30, 2012

Longing for normalcy

This is my normal week.  Yesterday I accompanied Steve to Ukiah where he was working.  The vineyards and mountains were beautiful with fields of mustard already in bloom.

Today I worked for several hours and was glad to be back with the boys' art group at Juvenile Hall that I had missed last week.

My eyes have been tearing like crazy, my latest chemotherapy side effect.  It looks like I'm sobbing all day long.  Or, if I'm laughing, your joke was funnier than you knew!  The oncology pharmacist told me they routinely send folks to the ophthalmology department for treatment but I was afraid they'd drill  holes in my tear ducts or something so I passed on the referral.  Everything should begin to normalize in April, that's my hope.

1 comment:

  1. ugh, that would annoy me to have tears leaking out all the time. April is not too far off - only 3 months away!


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