Overall, I’d say 2017 was a decent year. In January, I set out to get a handle on my technology addiction in an attempt to stop wasting my life behind a screen. For the first six months of the year I did really well at, but the 79th organ (aka the iPhone) slowly crept back into my bedroom around summer time. You can’t win them all, I guess and I will take January 1 to do what yogis do – begin again.
However, a big win was my second New Year’s resolution to stay present by not worrying about the traumas of the past or uncertainty of the future. I feel that I not only accomplished this well most days, but I also have been able to let shit go – I’m talking to you fear. I’m really looking forward to exploring this more in 2018. Stay tuned for some drastic steps I’ll be taking to work towards this in January & February.
Then, the elephant in the room – finding more neuroendocrine cancer after undergoing a GA-68 scan which lead to Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT). I am so grateful my insurance covered the treatment, it’s working well and I’m feeling great.
Other notable events included climbing Mt. LaConte, finding a yoga home in Nashville and lots of travel – Amsterdam, Denver, Detroit, New York City, Houston, Austin, Toronto, New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, a cruise to Central America, Tampa, France and Italy. Next year, I already have trips planned to Spain for INCA (International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance) and a weekend of fun in Madrid with a friend AND the United Kingdom for a birthday celebration, which coincidently falls the same week of the royal wedding (eeeekkkk). Not too shabby for someone currently undergoing cancer treatment.
So, as I write this blog, I am standing in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, awaiting the Pope’s Sunday blessing and counting my lucky stars for another year on planet earth well lived. I want to thank you for supporting my blog, which has doubled it’s readership in 2017. It has touched me beyond words, especially when I receive personal emails where intimate stories are shared of how cancer and illness has touched your life. It is bitter sweet, but certainly makes a gal feel loved, supported and honored that you want to share such private corners of your lives. I wish everyone much health, wealth and happiness in 2018 and always.
I thought now might be a good time to share my most read posts of 2017. Again, thank you all for reading.
10. PRRT Diary #3: Magic
9. Waiting Out Hurricane Harvey
8. Nerding Out on NETs in NYC
7. Advocating for NETs
6. 7 Yoga Truths for Cancer & Life
5. A Day in the Life of a Cancer Patient
4. Things Are Not Always as They Appear
3. PRRT Diary #1: Coordinating
2. My Double Life
1. 10 Lessons for the Newly Diagnosed
A pic from last night’s walk home from dinner.