Saturday, January 23, 2016

A day in Galveston

I went to Houston for nine days in January, and had one free day in which I decided to drive down to Galveston. It was a chilly January day.

I love the sound of the waves and standing on the edge of a continent. I never miss a chance to visit the ocean.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Last treatment, a day to celebrate

Celebrating at a Mexican restaurant!

On Thursday, January 21, after more than 16 months, I had my very last cancer treatment. My mom and dad went with me to the treatment so they could be with me to ring the bell that signals the end of treatment, the absence of cancer.

When I first started treatment, I thought ringing the bell was silly. But after it was all over, when I contemplated all I had gone through,  I wanted to ring every bell in sight. Funny how things change.

Soon after ringing the bell, I got in my car and drove to Houston for a week of appointments and surgery at MD Anderson. The appointments in Houston were not technically "cancer treatments" though, so that's why the 21st was a day of celebration.

I am already back home from Houston. I have no more scheduled doctor's appointments in the future. It feels so strange after being so carefully monitored for so long. It is over, hopefully forever!

Monday, January 11, 2016

A friendly noogie

Mimi gets a noogie from "Uncle Grandpa." She likes that a lot. These two get along pretty well. Mimi is very selective in whom she allows in her circle of friends, but he and my mom both make the cut. 

Mimi turned 11 in January. She's still pretty spry for her age. 

Monday, January 04, 2016


I can see you little Meems!