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, October 24, 2012

Getting things done

I've never had a winter garden, but I planted this one in between storms a couple days ago.  I know it doesn't look very impressive now, but it's in its infancy.  The entire plot is only 4'x4' and farmed in the square foot style.  There are beets, kale, broccoli, cabbage, head lettuce and two leaf lettuces.  Since I've never done this before I'm not quite sure what to expect, but I feel strongly about having plants and living things constantly surrounding me this year.

So, I'll watch and wait and fret about each itty-bitty.

Yesterday I got a hair trim.  Only cancer survivors understand the joy of actually needing a cut.  Later I took Youngest Daughter and myself to Petaluma where we tried on new glasses to go with our new prescriptions.  Things are looking brighter already - or will when it's time to pick them up.

First chemotherapy begins on Tuesday morning....

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