|Here's me & David a few days ago at the Keene, NH Pumpkinfest2012|
Well, there was one issue not too long ago. Briefly, I had a broken collarbone from a skiing accident last January. It was quite a bummer because I missed practically the whole ski season. Anyway, I saw an Oncologist Orthopedist (in English, that's a bone doctor who specializes in cancer) for follow-up. He wasn't happy with my x-ray nor with how I was healing. So, he did a bone biopsy on September 14th.
The very next day, we set off on our Tramper Voyage! www.trampervoyage.com
It was funny. I wasn't worried about the outcome of the biopsy. Of course, I also wasn't too worried when I had the very first biopsy in which I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer! So much for my intuition.
A few days after we left Baltimore, I got good results: no cancer in my clavicle. Phew! Dodged that bullet.
My last surgery for reconstruction was back in April. It's nice to have a shape again. I may have already mentioned in this space: the moment I woke up from the very first reconstruction surgery, the one back in October where I had expanders placed, I was grateful to have a normal shape. No more concave monster chest!
So, to be done with everything associated with cancer treatment and follow-up is cause for great celebration! And we are celebrating - every day of the Tramper Voyage is a day of joyful gratitude that we beat cancer, hopefully forever.
But, we can't know what's in store for us in the future, which makes it all the more important to take the Tramper Voyage right now, not 15 or 20 years from now...