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!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Youngest Daughter is on a 24-hour visit to a group home that is less than an hour away.  She's been ambivalent this time, but became increasingly excited and couldn't wait for us to leave.  Instead, there was more paperwork and instructions to go over so Steve and I stayed for at least an hour to be sure the care provider felt comfortable with YD's high maintenance.

If this becomes YD's new home the care provider will have weekly visits by a nurse for the first couple months to instruct and provide support.  The learning curve for a Type I diabetic is enormous.  After 20+ years I just sort of pluck numbers out of the air and ride with the ups and downs and YD has fairly good control (except when she sneaks treats I wasn't aware of), but I do remember how overwhelming it all felt when she was first diagnosed.

Steve and I, with our new freedom, ran off to the movies.  Have you seen Hugo?  Loved it!

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