Earlier today I received an email from my health insurance that reads, “Healthy you! Get fitter and slimmer in 2019.” Is it wrong that my first reaction was “f you!”? In any case, happy new year! It’s now 2019, the year that mom and I refer to as “the one where we kick cancer’s ass.”
Life is going smoothly. I’m at 45 pounds lost and have moved down a clothing size, so I am now wearing XL tops so I am moving out of the plus sizes. My therapist asked me how long it has been since I wore this size, and I think it has been at least 10 years. It feels (wait for it…) surreal, but also good. I’m eating more now and getting some energy back. I even planned a short trip to Italy at the end of the month so I can get a break for a bit. I booked two excursions today: 1) a tour of the Vatican Gardens and access to the museum and 2) a day trip to Assisi and Orvieto. I’ll then have 2 days in Rome and be back in time for our Winter Skill Building Retreat for work.
I spent NYE with Ted and his kids. It was a lot of fun! I also met his friends and will be meeting his parents next week. Progress! He still remains one of the kindest people I know.
Mom returned to chemo today and her doctor said she should be done with it by Valentine’s Day, which is a great way to celebrate love!