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, July 08, 2013

Among the living

This was an easy day -- one blood draw followed by a visit to the oncologist. My fingers still feel mashed, but it's getting better.

Last night, in a poignant moment, Oldest Daughter asked me, Mom, is there anyone who counts you in the land of the living?  I couldn't think of anyone, I keep getting hints that I'm on my way out.

Mom, do you count yourself as being in the land of the living? Yes.  Mom, I count you among the living.  You should be living and acting with the living, others can be with the dying.

So, that gave my a new burst of energy and I was up most of the day.


  1. Good for your daughter! Glad that was an easy day too. HOpe you have more. Have your numbers improved any?

  2. Hope the energy has lasted :-)


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