My mom was looking at 2020 with the highest of hopes. Starting an incredible job opportunity that opened a blank canvas for her future. The new possibilities were abruptly impaired with her diagnosis of breast cancer. Since then, a whirlwind of balancing this life-changing diagnosis, a new job, and all the other stresses of life has made handling the situation very difficult. As all of you know, Laura's strength and independence is unmatched. Raising two boys as a single mom, in a ski town is a task most would abandon. Her strength and perseverance has gotten her through the struggles of being a single parent and will help her get through this. Her days are good and bad, for the bad ones it would be incredible to get some support from her friends and family. Leaving positive thoughts and prayers in the "well wishes" tab on this page is the best way. This is best, because it allows Laura to look at them when she needs to, while not having the situation brought up in times where it does not need to be.
I am 5 weeks post radiation and energy level is slowly returning. While I want to cycle 5 days a week, I can only manage about 3 days currently. As I enter into the next phase of treatment, which is selecting the 'after pill', having 4 choices with side effects to them all. One is osteoporosis. Of course I was diagnosed with pre-osteoporosis. With Vitamin C & D, daily exercise, I should be able to keep it at bay. Hopefully, the after pill doesn't make it worse. All in all, I am grateful to have such a good prognosis from such a scary disease in the middle of a pandemic. My wish for the future is that 5 years from now I am as 'clean' as I believe my body to be currently. Next challenge will be re-construction in January/February 2021. Thanks everyone for your prayers, good wishes, contact and comments. All the support was very helpful and much appreciated! I took the attached photo on my way to Colorado Springs this past weekend. New chapters after the storm!