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a hiatus

egret 2 - 12 Sep 2014 - Worn Pop 4

Now that I’m effectively back wading in the water again, it’s time for a break from this blog.

As it happens, it’s 6 months to the day since the first post when I decided that I would write my way through the deviation and keep a record of moments which I would otherwise have forgotten (chemo brain notwithstanding).

My new normal is in full swing. The departure date for the next big trip, which seemed so distant during my treatment, is just days away.

I’m feeling exceedingly well and will always be grateful for early detection, readily available treatment regimes and the support of family and friends.

A big thank you to everyone who dropped in here with your good wishes.

As and when anything relevant arises (routine check ups and the like), I’ll drop in for occasional updates. In the meantime, you’ll be able find me at Sentio soon, reporting on highlights of the road trip.

 

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walking my way into a new normal

eucalypt flowers - posterizedAt this time of year, the eucalypt trees are in flower. The lorikeets are voicing their joy loud and long. The laziest of forensic walkers can’t fail to notice evidence of their blossom grazing on the ground.

This week, a month out from the last radiation zap and two weeks into taking the tablets, I’m still keeping up my self-imposed daily walks. I have wet feet and photographic evidence to prove that rain isn’t going to stop me.

The lorikeets are enjoying their feasting despite the rain and, with each walk, I’m contemplating what my ‘new normal’ will look and feel like.

rain in the park - 22 Aug 2014 - Amsterdam FX T:S

Oyster Point rain - 22 Aug 2014 - T:S