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 15, 2013

Mid-summer in northern Calif

I was trying to show off my new "stroller," which I really enjoy, but the angle is, well, not so great. Instead, you can see my broken arm sling, a distracted Brix and how size 10 is better than last fall's size 18. (I guess even cancer offers some gifts!)

We were stopping for a brief break on my first walk around the block in quite a while. What I like about this walker is that, if I get tired, I can sit down (comfortably) and rest a bit. (Cosco's $100). I can also stow a lot of baggage under the seat and in the back back-pack.

At any rate, I'm feeling much better, am thrilled that my numbers dropped (133 to 99) and I'm on my way to normal - below 39.

Next time I'll open my eyes.

Note: agapanthus is everywhere!


  1. Glad your numbers are coming down! That's really good news. Your sling looks pretty comfy compared to the one my daughter just got after surgery for a tear somewhere in her shoulder. They added a six inch pad between her body and arm to stabilize the shoulder so it doesn't move wrong. She's supposed to wear it for at least a month. I'm sure she'll get just as tired of it as you are! How is your arm doing? Is it getting better? It's good you got to get out finally. Your "stroller" looks like it's doing the job!

  2. Yay! Keep those numbers dropping!


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