Jun 25, 2013 - 3:53 pm
School where I live ended last Friday for staff. Now I am on my break, although I am busy this week with my church's Vacation Bible School. Last year at this time I was two rounds short of finishing chemo and then heading onto rads. This year I am feeling really good. I feel "normal," for the most part. I have my energy back. I can most of the things I used to do.
Last week I was saying to the teachers I work with that this summer I plan to make up for what I missed out on last summer -- although my husband and I were able to get away for about four days between chemo and rads, and that went really well.
This summer I am going to try some new local eateries for lunch with friends. I am going with my husband to Juneau, Alaska, to help with a project for two weeks. I am going to Ohio for about a week to visit/help my parents (age 90) to give my brother and his wife a break, as my father will be having cataract surgery. (He and my mother are in an independent living facility.)
I am about to go out my door to go down to our local ice cream spot for a soft cone OR milkshake (rare treat), as it is a rather humid, warm day for our area. I do not have to fix supper, as my husband has a Babe Ruth baseball game to coach after work. We are having get-your-own supper, using leftovers.
I share this not to discourage any of you. I share this to show that things can get better, if you are currently struggling through surgery, chemo, and rads at the present time. (I am a Stage IIIA.)