It's been so long since I've posted. I really am still alive! Life changed when the boys went back to school. My days, if it weren't for cancer and scanxiety for next week, are peaceful and content. Basically, I go to yoga in the morning or practice on my own, I walk (or run!) the dogs. I clean up a little, cook some, and I work on my October projects.
Sometimes I take a break (a break from the break that's my life!) to sit on the deck and look past the rosemary to the sunflowers and beyond to the river. It is a pretty fine place to sit and do nothing.
Part of not writing here is that I've written for Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Living Beyond Breast Cancer Guest Blog by yours truly! - for the Daily Astorian (an editorial that will be published just before the start of October, and for a talk I am giving on the 8th of October about guess what? I will load all these onto the blog after the fact for those not here.
Also, Libby and I (mostly Libby) are in full force getting ready for the October 13th Astoria Die-in for Metastatic Breast Cancer - Astoria Die-in on October 13th. Libby is a high school senior at Astoria and has taken on the die-in as her senior project. If you're local and reading this COME, either to lie down and "die" or to support this project. Support Libby's efforts in any way you can. Make a donation that is useful (unlink) to Metavivor or the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, who actually fund research on metastases.
So that's where I'm at. Scans of body and brain next week and doctor appointments with results on Thursday. It's an Ativan-for-sleeping week.