Today is my 60th birthday. I have been thinking about all it has taken to get through to this day. In 2002 the prognosis was less than good that I would make it to the 5 year mark. It is 4 cancers later, and I am still kicking up my heels and fighting! While this is a big milestone, I would like to remind all of us that we need to celebrate each milestone as if it were the biggest. It is the baby steps that get us through. I am baby-stepping through each day, one day at a time. The lung cancer remains stable, and my oncologist continues to want to do the wait and watch for the two remaining tumors. Since killing the most aggressive one, time has been good to me.
One of my favorite things to do before the lung cancer was to kayak. I have not been in a kayak for two years because it takes strength to kayak the currents around my home. Last weekend a group of friends and I went on our annual vacation and we found a very nice area that did not have a strong current. Here is a picture of me doing what I love! They had to help me out of the Kayak, but it was glorious to spend time on the water again!! I am on the left.
Thank you to all who have supported me so far through this journey <3