Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Friends everywhere!

Tiny thoughts

I never really thought much about posting on this blog or Facebook about my "little bout" with cancer. Honestly, it helped me to organize the chaos of thoughts and emotions that come along with such a turn of life. But it turns out! people really get a kick out of my silly writings and keep in touch one way or another.

So I receive these tiny thoughts and cards in the mail from all over the world. I wanted to take this post to simply thank everyone for thinking of me and taking the time to send something. My desk is getting crowded but everything brings a smile to my face and strengthens my resolve. Thank you thank you thank you!

Speaking of resolve... "hemes" are up! Oh joy oh joy, the weekly blood letting is finally delivering some uplifting results. White blood cells were the first to start coming up after I started injecting myself with a new poison that spurs my bone marrow into action. And now finally my red blood count is nearing something "normal". I wonder if I should test my newly acquired "hemes" up at the mountain?! No? Yes?!
Hemoglobin in red blood cells carries oxygen, which is needed for, well, breathing! Last time I attempted a hike I had to sit on a log just five minutes out with a dog sitting by me looking befuddled. What? that's it?
Maybe I try without the dog first, spring hikes are the most beautiful with water running down the mountain from the snow melt.
I can't wait to get back up there...

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