Thank you for visiting my blog. I wanted to create it so that all the people close to me can check in to see what happening in my treatment, and how I'm doing. This doesn't mean that I don't want to hear from you. Please feel free to call, email, text any time. But I apologize if I don't always get back to you. This new cancer journey of mine is a full time job, and I'm doing the best that I can. Please know that your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me...keep them coming! Thank you for all your help and support takes a community, and you have all given us that.
With love and gratitude,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's the last day of August, and the summer is winding down. I'm looking forward to Friday...we're going to my friends cottage. It's my childhood friend, at the lake where we shared many adventures and growing pains. It wouldn't be a summer without a visit to Sharbot Lake.

I'm on to a new stage of this journey, having started an oral chemo. I had great expectations, as the drug is generally well tolerated. But the doctors never tell you the worst case scenario...and I always seem to meet up with Murphy! My new complaint is redness, heat, swelling and extreme pain in my feet. Hence my visit to the blog...I can't walk today, and I have to complain to someone. My kids don't listen, or don't care, so I'm searching for a little blog therapy!!

I'm also searching for a new nanny. My last one was fabulous at maintaining my house, but she left for a full time job with benefits. Please ask around for me, and if you know of anyone looking, please let me know. Sore feet aren't helping...Mark came home tonight, and for the first time in months, had to do some cleaning up, and make dinner.

School starts next week, and I'll be happy to get back to a routine again. I desperately need some exercise (again-sore feet aren't helping!), and my meditation practice has fallen off the schedule. But at the same time, I feel like our lives are somewhat returning to normal. When I'm having fun with friends I'm able to momentarily forget about our crappy situation, and just enjoy what we have now. So many friends and family have helped get me to this wouldn't have been possible without you all.

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