Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
five years since surgery!
it's been absolutely wonderful not wearing a bra for five years!
i remember the morning of surgery, my son james and i arrived at the hospital very early. we were walking through the parking lot attached to the hospital, and i said, "well, this is the last time my boobs will be in this parking lot." and he said, "i wouldn't be too sure. they might be wheeling 'em out of here pretty soon." so the day started off with a big laugh.
i remember waking up after surgery and my two sons were right there next to me in the hospital room, holding my hands.
and the night ended with laughing so hard my stomach hurt, when james spent the night with me in the hospital room and we were debating who had it worse, me with the surgery and upcoming chemo and radiation or him trying to quit smoking.
i am so grateful for these past five years without recurrence. although it's a milestone, i will actually breathe a sigh of relief on july 5, 2014, five years since end of treatment. i never, ever thought five years could pass without recurrence. what a gift. i'm so grateful to dr. michelle chu and her brilliant surgery, and to bobbi gillis, my nurse navigator, who helped me in so many, many ways. and i'm so grateful to my sons and friends and the farm for making these last five years some of the best of my life.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
It’s really fun being alive right now.
Four years since the end of treatment!!
This is such a wonderful summer! Farm work and driving the tractor!!!!; visits with Jimmy; Matt in Colorado; delicious farm food – watermelon, tomatoes, onions, peppers, chard, garlic, carrots, kohlrabi, blackberries, strawberries, basil, ambrosia melons, squash, beets, herbs, and chickens; swimming every day; picking peaches and plums and pluots at an orchard down the road; coffee at 5:30 a.m. on my porch glider, beautiful Davis morning air; my porch garden with tomatoes and basil and lots of jalapenos; good library books; evening bike rides; my delightful farm friends and community.
I remain very, very grateful.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
this is my ninth month of documenting the farm, working on the farm, loving every minute i'm there!
visiting with James and his sweet cat, Mr. Jennifer.
matt spends a lot of time spearfishing in costa rica, where he and molly still live.
la vie est belle -
Saturday, December 1, 2012
i hope to keep working on the farm for as many years as robert and deb will let me! i can't thank them enough - and their son adam, and my volunteer friends robb, ashley, tarra, pouya, brian, DD.
love and vegetables!!
Friday, November 16, 2012
This week is the fourth anniversary of my mastectomy.
Friday, August 31, 2012
being in costa rica with matt
meeting ursula and nils in costa rica
working on a farm 5 miles up the road!!!!!! big, huge fun!!
swimming almost every day
peaches, watermelon, corn, tomatoes
volunteering to photograph dogs and cats at SPCA
going to the state fair & horse races
finishing hospice training
sleeping at night on my porch glider
tending my summer garden
riding my bike way out in the country and all over davis
spending the last week of summer with jimmy