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... it anyway." (Emphasis added.)
In a later chapter about "embracing life," the author quotes her patient saying: "When you are walking on thin ice, you might as well dance."
Life with cancer means "doing it anyway." It means, finding freedom from the fear of both the journey and the outcome. It means seeking joy in each day. It's mid April and we still have ice in the Upper Valley. It's getting thinner; just perfect for dancing on.
... I should do that more often. I brought a book I've been wanting to read. I had the "Signature Service" to rehydrate my post treatment - winter heat stressed skin and to relax some very tight irradiated muscles. Carlene was great. Massage plays an important role in my physical and mental health. But I rarely go the "top notch" route. This day turned out to be just what I needed. I can highly recommend the Woodstock Inn Spa. http://www.woodstockinn.com/spa
So my father died on February 6th of this year
after a quite rapid decline over the last year, one that accelerated in the
last two months of his life after he was diagnosed with ineoperable renal
cancer. In his younger days my father was intolerant of heat but not bothered
much by the cold. In his old age, though, he hated the cold and kept the house
temperature in the high 70s F year round and even kept his room over 80* once I
bought him a ...
Although it took 11 hours to get from DC to Randolph, it was A LOT better than flying since we would still be waiting for our flight today I bet. We scooted out of DC just as THE BIGGEST STORM EVER was coming in. Didn't really see much snow at all on the way up but Amtrack did cancel all northbound trains the next day.
So you know how the train goes - sway sway, choo choo, read, sleep, eat, stand up and stretch - repeat. But it was a bit surprising ...
... donut for the road. From there, we hit the road and I drove all the way to NYC. We were en route as the sun came up. We stopped at Rite Aid in Fort Anne and then again at the New Baltimore service center before making our way down to ...