December 9, 2011 - Diagnosed
December 14, 2012 - Last chemo treatment
December 20, 2012 - Port removed
Do I feel out of the woods?
Nope, just on the edge of the clearing
On a sad note, we lost our father October 19, 2017 from colon and pancreatic cancer. It took him quickly, although we "know" he probably had it long before he was diagnosed.
My sister and I took him to our oncologist. As we left, I noticed the photo that I gave Doc Esther a few years ago hanging in one of the rooms. [I really thought it was hidden in a back closet]
The lilies are from dad's front yard.
It's been surreal the past few months.
I just keep plugging away. One day at a time and try to just live in the moment. The years just seem to pass by so fast! Do you ever just want to do a "do-over" ?! ugh....
I'm not sure what I'll do with this blog. I started it to just help me wrap my head around the diagnosis and to share with friends/family in a place other than facebook. Then it quickly became a place for me to remember dates during my year of treatment. I also wanted to help anyone who found my post or mention of resources. (although I'm sure there are mountains of better information). In the end, I find that writing helps me deal tremendously with life . . since I was 9 years old and kept a diary.
Perhaps this is my last post. At least for now. Perhaps I'll keep this blog floating in the clouds for awhile. Be well, Be safe, Be happy
Blessings to you, my friend ~