I made it to Juvenile Hall this afternoon after three consecutive absences. Both sessions went well. While I was with the boys in the recreational art program I sketched out the header for my Etsy shop. It will take me all month to refine it, but I have a name and basic idea. I also have orders all over the place for materials to start producing fun things to sell - fun for me to make, that is. I'm determined to make January 1st Opening Day and I'm equally determined to add products steadily so that never a week goes by without more, more, more. It's been a long time since I was this excited about a new project, so is obviously the antidote I needed to restart my life again. The happier I am, the greater the chance of another long remission, that's my (unscientific) belief.
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!