It has been nice having a month off from treatments & surgeries. I have been enjoying my family, friends and my animals. I recently began riding again. A silver lining of the chemo was that it reduced the mass I have on my brain. That mass, an acoustic neuroma, was causing severe vertigo so I had to give up riding years ago. After chemo I realized that the vertigo episodes were rare. A friend, Carla, thought I needed to try riding again. We went on a very nice trail ride and I was hooked. My wonderful husband bought me a couple amazing trail horses, a new fancy truck to pull the trailer! Life is good. Riding is super therapy for my soul.
I am looking forward to a relaxing Christmas with family. Going to try to enjoy every minute I have with them before I get ready for the next wave of surgeries & treatments. The first surgery is scheduled for Jan 16. The second one, the big doozy, will be a couple weeks after. The second one requires a 5 day hospital stay and a very long, difficult recovery. Not going to think about that right now. I will likely have a pity party a few days before.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas. Thank you all for the continuing love and support. It has been a helluva year and I could not have done it without all of you!