Often when things are going well it is easy to find joy in life, but what about in the tough times. There is a Buddhist saying that there are 10,000 sorrows and 10,000 joys in life, unfortunately they are often intermingled. So how can we find joy in tough times? This will be different for everyone, but the universal thing will be “being in the moment” This means seeing what is right here, right now. Right now the only moment Continue reading Finding Joy
I think that describes how I feel, it is like my life has been ripped out from under me and I have been transported to a new house and a new life. A life that revolves around cancer. My husband has a rare form of Leukemia which there is no cure for, but, they give you chemo in the hope that it will prolong your life….but at what cost…. every 28 days we start anew chemo round of two injections Continue reading Missing in Action
I went to post Christmas cards and get scripts and the Chemist lady asked if I was okay as I was so befuddled, I said, “no, not really” …I told her what was happening in our lives, about the house burning down and my husband being diagnosed with terminal cancer, she was so good, she just came and gave me a hug and said oh, you poor thing, she had tears in her eyes, she was with me in that Continue reading Where can I find Joy?
The enormity of what is happening in our lives is beginning to sink in. 2 years ago we decided to start preparing our house to be comfortable and functional as we got older and with my health issues, so we had our kitchen remodeled with drawers that were easy to access to minimize bending. For those who don’t know, I have sever osteoarthritis in my spine and fibromyalgia, so Colin has been caring for me for quite a while now. Continue reading Beginning to rebuild
Well my plan had been to walk you through our journey with Cancer, and I stillness plan to do that, but things got a lilltle complicated on Saturday when our house burnt down. We have lost everything including my camera and computer. We do have insurance but of course that all takes time so in the meantime I am using my phone to write this. Colin & I were out at the time and the dogs were not at home Continue reading Fire
My theme for my photography is Healing Art so although I feel so sad and shattered at the moment I wanted to use this blog to share our journey with you. I am hoping that as I do this I will bring healing to my own life as well as to yours. My beautiful, loving, caring husband of 23 years who has been my rock and my support has been diagnossed with CMML2, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia 2. It is a Continue reading Light in the Darkness