Week 2 of chemo went well. Not as long as last time and now I know the drill. I’m doing okay. Tired a lot and sleep a lot but that is a good thing. Still running my own errands for groceries most of the time. And…I just discovered that I can book spa treatments while I’m getting my chemo. I think I’ll schedule a mani-pedi soon. I was wondering how I was going to work that in. I got a card for a woman who has a mobile service and comes to the treatment rooms. Same price (or cheaper than a salon).
I’m going to try to check in once a week here and I’m referring people to this blog for updates. I prefer no (or very few phone calls) saving my limited phone plan for my care team. And it sure beats having to say the same thing over and over.
Today I’ll share some photos that you might enjoy from the trip I took about six months after my last battle with cancer in 2009. I had already planned a vacation, using Hawaiian airline miles to spend the week of my birthday in December 2009 in Hilo, Hawaii. I love Hawaii and had planned to retire there (before I found I could probably live in Venice for the same amount of money). Yes, I got on a plane and flew to Hawaii for a week after a total hysterectomy and radiation therapy. It was planned to be a relaxing week and it was.
I rented an apartment that was not on the beach (this was a budget trip) and was the lower floor of a house on a beautifully landscaped property. I had privacy and rest…just what I needed.
And now for the outside:
The noise from the small river running through the property drowned out any traffic noise from the street.
My private patio for lounging and reading.
A lawn felt good under bare feet.
Would I stay in a place without a cat?
Lots of orchids
At Liliuokalani Park…lovely views from there.
And I’ll leave you with my first attempt at a selfie…taken at my Hilo Haven on my birthday in 2009.
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