This is pretty low on my frustration list, but it counts. The day I got my diagnosis, we started canceling reservations for the Colorado trip, scheduled for 3 days later There were too many worries to fret over the July Trip to D.C. And I didn't even think about the October trip planned until my surgeon said, "If you do chemo and radiation, you will be tied up for 9 months to a year." That was tough to hear.
But then I started thinking about all the great trips Don and I have had in recent years. We've explored tiny, curious places and also the well known, grand ones! In fact we've traveled so much, sometimes I feel like I don't have time to digest one trip before we're off on another. "We've got to do this while we both are equally driven and both healthy!" We've reminded ourselves.
So with time at home, I've suddenly found some time to enjoy those past travels! I've killed some time blogging and I've organized photos and re-lived a few trips. I love the "live in the moment" feel of traveling. But there is nothing more satisfying to me than revisiting those memories through photos!
So just as I was starting to feel fine with this time "stuck at home", I learned we had 10 more days until results on my Genomic Oncotype test that determines my treatment. My doctor said no problem if I want to leave town.
I can't believe it! Right now, I'm in the airport waiting with Don for our flight to D.C.! We'll have some fun distraction in a beautiful city! And we'll be with Scott and Chali (son & fiance) and her parents. Best way ever, to wait on news!
Btw, this is of course not a photo of flight to D.C. It's the only plane pic I have stored in my computer!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!