Hello Everyone! Well, it is way after ringing in the new year, and I've fallen behind on my duties to keep you up to date on my health - and hopes. In my recent postings, you saw that I did one of my bucket list trips and went skydiving at 18,000 feet with my oldest son, Brad. That was amazing and unforgettable. This last week, my youngest son, Kyle, was in town and his Christmas present was a ticket to jump - along with many other things of course. So, why did I give him "this gift"? Well, one, because he really wanted to jump and two, because for me, I felt a little closer to God and I hope he did too.
We did a lot of other things while he and his girlfriend were here. We made pottery, saw the Blue Man Group, went on an air boat ride, and watched movies (our favorite past time). We went and saw Sherlock Holmes - Robert Downey Jr AND Jude Law at the same time? YES!!! lol
Additionally, I nursed a muscle spasm in my back that is unlike anything I've ever felt before so I continued with physical therapy and that helped loosen the muscles up.
I have not done much research as of late because over the Christmas holiday, I learned of a friend going into hospice. She, too, is triple negative and has been such a fighter and good christian woman. She knows what is coming, sooner that she would have liked, but she looks forward to a peaceful heaven, and to greeting us all again one day. Me too. Anyway, her prognosis set me back a little bit, so I just didn't feel up to writing. My apologies.
I tell people that cancer was good to me. I know - CRAZY!!! Right? But in many ways, it was. It brought me back to my faith; it made both my family and friendships stronger - in a very real way; and it helped me become less vain. Every day, I can choose to be happy or not, and I choose to be ecstatic for having more time. Am I sick? Nope, not at all. I am two years NED. But I won't take one day for granted.
I want every moment with my children to be something they remember with a smile, or a laugh. I want my co-workers to know that I do care and I'm not just "performing", and even when I walk my dogs, I want to focus on their joy of just being with me. Right now, I have all three dogs and a kitten on me and yes, typing this is a challenge as the kitten chases the mouse.
Resolutions: I have given thought to a resolution as many do each year. This year, I think I would like to knock off another item or two on the bucket list and continue to live as if I'm dying. I mean, after all - no one gets out alive, right?
In closing, more often than not, we don't know how much time is left, but it's what we do with that time and the people we share it with that is so important. So come on, join me - do something today that makes you step outside your comfort zone, or check an item off YOUR list, or even just sit and quiet your soul and listen for God. He's still there, waiting for all of us.
Many blessings for a happy and healthy 2012.