This was a rest week from chemo. Letting those platlets recover for next weeks round.
Unfortunatly bad news is the new normal on the right hip; which not only hasn't healed but continues to be painful.
We've got five steps to the main level of the house that were getting progressivly more difficult for Karen. We'd navigate over to the top with Karen's walker and then slowly down a step at a time with a cane while juggling the portable oxygen. Getting out and about has been getting progressivly more difficult so we went ahead with a ramp this week.
Although these accomodations are necessary, make life easier and are welcome...... they are also milestones on the cancer journey. I think about how ramps go up and down. So simple yet like hope I only want the ramp to go up.
Canes, walkers, wheelchairs...it's not a great progression, but there it is .........and we'll make do, make accomodations and keep on getting about as best we can for as long as we can.
The ramp went in this week and we're still getting used to it. I think our best use of it happened today. I was spreading a bit of stone dust around the bottom when suddenly an eagle flew over the house and landed in a tree across the road from us. I went inside to show Karen but we couldn't get an angle to see it. We never would have been able to get outside quickly with walker and cane but with the wheelchair and ramp Karen got to see our eagle. We always meant to go on one of the riverwatch trips to see them but never got to it. Now one came off the river to visit us at home.
Milestones and little victorys.
Photo- William Evertson -Karen and her new ramp
William and Karen - Karen and I have been married for 41 years. Karen's breast cancer has reached stage 4. This is what happens next.