If you read my Pages as well as my Posts, you’ll realise I’ve been on a bit of a journey. Of course we’re all on a bit of a journey and we all hope the start, middle and end will pass smoothly with some fun, friendship and laughter along the way.
I hoped that too but it wasn’t to be.
There have been bumps in the road, some small, some as big as Everest and I’m not complacent enough to think there won’t be more. For the moment though the biggest bumps seem to be in the past and life is getting back to some kind of normal. I get up, go to work, cook, clean, look after my family, read, write (not as often as I’d like these days), grow stuff – flowers, vegetables and trees – paint, draw and take photographs. I spend time in the company of my cats and in return they keep the rats at bay. I talk to my Dad every day because every day is precious and we know that all too well.
I know I’m not out of the woods. I know there are no guarantees. That’s OK because I’m still here, still able to do most of the things things I like doing and still enjoying the simple things in life. I’m no longer a cancer patient in active treatment, I’m a person being followed-up after cancer treatment. With luck and a fair wind I’ll get the all clear in 2017.
The future looks brighter than it did in 2012. For that I am grateful.