Hard to believe I’ve made it through another year, but I just went to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for an MRI and exam, and I am still cancer free. It hasn’t been the easiest year – I’ve had two total hip replacement surgeries – but I’m back on my feet and feeling strong. The hip issues are common in survivors of central nervous system lymphoma, they are a side effect of one of the drugs used to shrink the tumors. My new joints are made of a titanium alloy, ceramics and plastics, and if all goes well they will keep me moving well for another twenty years.
Speaking of moving, Sayer and I are planning another relocation, this time up in northern New England. But before we settle in there, we are taking our long-delayed honeymoon, to Andalusia, in southern Spain, with a side trip to Morocco. We’re flying into Madrid, then traveling through Granada, Seville, Ronda, Jerez, Cordoba, Gibraltar and Tangier. It will be out first trip overseas together and we’re pretty excited.