An Unexpected Journey
About this blog
When people ask what I do, my husband, Mark usually says, that Nancie's a "professional traveler." I smile, grateful for the amazing opportunities I have had, particularly over the past 8 years. This year, I had some business cards made up in Bangkok, to use for my volunteer work. For fun, I described myself as a "Professional Adventurer" and "OLPC Volunteer."
In late April, 2014, I began a new adventure. Like many of my treasured experiences, this too was completely unplanned. I had some symptoms that led to a cancer diagnosis, surgery (a hysterectomy) and now, an unexpected journey.
I had not decided whether to share this publicly or if so, when to do it.I had told my family and some of my friends but I had not put anything on Facebook. Last night, Noah, who had flown in from Thailand, could not resist posting a new picture of me. The word is now out and my friends from across the globe are sending healing thoughts as well..
While I want to reply individually to all of the emails, phone calls, and cards of support I have been receiving, I to focus on the details of care and treatment, is making this difficult. It's better for me to stay off of the phone and much harder:) offline. I have friends that have used Caring Bridge or Facebook for their treatment updates, so that their extended family & friends and can keep in touch and offer words of support. I've decided that this "Professional Adventurer" prefers Travelpod.:) I'll post some updates and the details we wish to share in this new "trip." There is a link to "trips" on the right side. Click that to read some of my other adventures of the past few years.
I know that my family and friends will be concerned about me. I deeply appreciate that. I'll see your emails but I will not be able to reply to all of them. If I don't answer the phone when you call, it just means that it is not a good time for me to talk. Worrying about me won't do anyone any good; please don't. I am feeling strong and healthy going in and I will be starting this fight with a smile on my face.
This journey may take me places I've never been. It is just another adventure and it will surely bring gifts of its own to me. What you can do, is to take a moment every day to appreciate life when you send me healing thoughts and prayers.
With love and deep gratitude for all my family and friends. Nancie
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