It is occurring to me that I spend a lot of time anticipating. Good news, bad news it really doesn’t seem to matter. I have been anticipating how my hair will look when it grows back. Anticipating the arrival of my new puppy. Anticipating the results of my next PET Scan. It is spring and I am anticipating new prospects and new adventures.  What will this next year bring? I am happy to still be here and looking forward to what ever is left. The good and the bad, this is life. Spring is a time for looking forward, not back!

Dont ignore your gifts. Take care of yourself and share your gifts with the world. This is my new mantra. Some of the things I would like to do this summer are number one, continue to heal and get better. Share my love of art with some children at a summer art camp that I am putting together. Help and encourage my friends and loved ones with their struggles/dreams. Have some deep thoughts and meaningful conversations. I hope I can get a little traveling in and enjoy my new puppy! In other words take the time to really appreciate all that I have.

I have some cool info to share with you about neuropathy. This is some weird side effect you can get with your chemo treatment. I have tingling, burning, and numbness (feels like when your foot falls asleep) in my thighs and my doctor said it could take up to a year to go away and if its not gone by then it may be permanent. Ok I can deal with it, it’s not the end of the world but annoying for sure!  I have started taking a homeopathic called Lycopodium and it seems to be working! I can stand longer with no burning. It’s not gone, but it is much better. Every little bit helps!

So I am looking forward, with anticipation, to the wonderful new adventures this summer may bring. Don’t worry, I will keep you posted. In the mean time, I’m sending good vibes to all the mothers out there, know you are loved! Stay strong!

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