Last update for awhile. Mom's oncologist says no chemo...Hurray! The cancer she has doesn't respond well to it, and they decided to forgo that route for now. Needless to say she is relieved. They may do some radiation on the tippy top of her sternum and collar bones, and they are starting a new estrogen blocker. He did say she is still considered 'terminal'...meaning she won't ever be considered cancer-free, but the plan is to monitor her every few months with scans and such and treat symptoms as they arise. He doesn't give prognosis....thinks it best to take things one day at a time, which I appreciate.
IN other news, I'm letting myself off the hook and officially taking a sabbatical from ::cottage instincts:: so that I can focus on my personal life. All the good intentions in the world aren't filling me with inspiration to prepare posts over here, and I just need to accept that. I'm not shutting it down, just refocusing on some different stuff.
I am still blogging regularly at cindy. in the present tense if you're at all interested in my meanderings thru the thicket of overcoming compulsive eating with Geneen Roth, my physical changes with Teresa's T-Tapp, and learning to live in my Type 1 world with Carol Tuttle's Dressing Your Truth. I'd welcome some friends over there. It's kinda quiet, comparatively speaking :) If you've ever been curious as to my inner workings, that's the place to know me better. It's real and raw, but I keep things pretty light and fun.
Many blessings of peace and creativity till we cyber-bump into each other again. Hopefully sooner than later.