my new normal

life is starting to get back to my new normal. Still have same ole same ole aches but they are letting up a bit and for that I am very thankful. My hair is coming in slowly but now there are some dark sprouts joining the white ones. Only time will tell which will be more dominant and if curls will overtake the straight locks. [they are straight now because they are not even an 1/8" long ;-)]

I just want to be able to move forward with life but these doctors keep reeling me back in because they are worried about this and that. I know that is a good thing but I guess I thought I was just done. I am coming to the realization for the next 5 years at least I am not done and I need to do as they say and go for the blood work, have the CT scans, see the specialists and whatever else they want to make sure the cancer doesn't rear it's ugly head somewhere else. I think once I am feeling 100% it will be easier, but right now, not so much. It can be a bit stressful.

On the bright side though, before my diagnosis we had planned a trip to Italy [Firenze 6 days, Cinque Terre 4 days] to celebrate our friends anniversary and Dana's 30!!! birthday!!!. Physically, it isn't exactly how I would have wanted to go on a big trip but I am adaptable and it is what it is, and I am going. Don't worry I have no problem sitting down and resting when I need to. If you have been around me you know I am not that proud. Well we leave before the crack of dawn so I must be off but wanted to say thanks again for your continued support, it means the world to me! Ciao and Grazie!

 This week trying to build some strength for my trip. Gary sticking close by thinking that I like obstacles and challenges.

This week trying to build some strength for my trip. Gary sticking close by thinking that I like obstacles and challenges.