Here’s to the start of the 3rd year of this project. I can’t believe that I have 24 months of ‘just us’! I’m back again this year with the same group I worked with last year to inspire and encourage me each month.
We took these in San Francisco a couple weeks ago in our hotel room at the Grand Hyatt. My favorite part of the hotel was the view from our room on the 26th floor … stunning! Brooks favorite part was having two beds in the room for jumping … back and forth … back and forth … back and forth. As often as he could. He was happy to stop for a quick picture in between jumps.
This trip left us with so many incredible memories, I’m thrilled to have these images to document some of the fun.
For the past year, I’ve used this post to update my journey which started out with the move to an organic plant based diet to dealing with follicular lymphoma. It’s only been 4 months since I was diagnosed. From the beginning, I thought I would have years before I needed to start chemo treatments, but as it turns out, I’ll be starting them toward the end of next month. Even though that’s a scary thought, I’m ready for it … I think. Thankfully my Dr. will let me take my trip to Hawaii before I start treatments … we are counting down the days! But, when I get back, my life will change for 4 months as I deal with the loss of my hair, my appetite, my energy, and who knows what else. According to my Dr., I should handle the treatments better than most because of my strength from yoga, health from my diet, and my age. The biggest laugh of all was when he told me he wanted me to gain weight so I could have a cushion when treatments started. And now, as I add foods (that I don’t want to eat) into my diet, I still can’t gain weight. My body feels terrible eating what it hasn’t had in soooo long, yet the disease has progressed enough that I can’t gain weight even when I’m trying. Who would have thought?!
Please continue on through the circle with Suzanne Carey, Hattiesburg, MS Photographer.