I’m struggling with how to start off this post. This past week+ represented a few different milestones. To use the word “exciting” doesn’t seem quite right, but it’s as close as I can get right now. Perhaps with more introspection, I will come up with a better word later on. But for right now, this [...]
Day 4 of the B&W Challenge brings you a close-up of Ellie, our adopted pit bull. We were so happy when she joined our family this past spring. Her previous family had adopted her at the age of 8-ish weeks and raised her until she was 9 months old. They returned her to her foster [...]
My Day 3 post for the B&W photo challenge is Mystic Seaport in early winter. My husband and I will often get stir-crazy from being in the house during a long winter. This photo, taken in December 2012, was taken on a cloudy but relatively warm day. We needed to get outside, so we planned [...]
Here’s my post for Day 2 of the B&W photo challenge. This photo is Boston’s Chinatown Gateway at night. I am usually in this part of town on a Sunday morning for dim sum, groceries, and pastries so it was a different experience being there at night. Even on a late fall evening, there were men [...]
There is a black and white photography challenge going around Facebook and Instagram whereby a friend will tag/challenge five friends to post a b&w photos everyday for 5 days. I was tagged by a fellow photography nut a while back but, because I have been so bad a life stuff lately, I only got around [...]
Last week, I reached another milestone in this so-called journey. I completed radiation treatment #15 out of 30 on Wednesday, so I am officially now into the second half of treatment. To date, it has been 124 days since my official breast cancer diagnosis. That’s 17 weeks and 5 days, or 89 weekdays and 35 [...]
I am slightly beyond one-third my way through this cancer clean-up process. Today, I completed radiation treatment #11. (Yes, I count every single one.) It has been an eventful few weeks since I started treatment. I turned 40 on the day of treatment #6. I met with the nutritionist and started to overhaul my diet [...]
I started radiation therapy for my breast cancer today. It’s the first of thirty treatments that I will endure every weekday for 6 weeks. The lull between surgery and the next phase of treatment is such a head-fake. For me, it was 48 days between my surgery date and the beginning of my treatment.