And just for fun and because I've just learned how to embed, here's another one:
But seriously folks, what is "double confirmed" is that I am now REALLY past the two year mark. The previous celebration was for being two years past my diagnosis. But 22 September marked two years of being CANCER FREE. That was the anniversary of my surgery, and once they removed the tumor I was free of the offensiveness that had invaded my body.
The fact that it's been over nearly two weeks since that milestone, and a month since my last post, indicates to me that it's time to draw a line under this event in my life.
So faithful reader(s) this will be my last post.
I wanted to make if official because I didn't want to just stop posting, and for you to be checking back regularly, refreshing, refreshing, refreshing in the fading hope that I might have something more to say on the topic.
I do think about various things to blog about, but it usually happens when I'm out somewhere and don't have my blogging tools (ie computer) with me. Wouldn't it be great is someone came up with a computer you could take with you? That would be so cool.
If I have more to say, maybe I'll start another blog. But more likely I'll just post links on Facebook. If you're not my Facebook friend -- why not?? This is crazy, but friend me maybe.
One last thought:
One topic that I had thought to blog about was "cancer in the movies." There are a number of classics: Love Story, Terms of Endearment, 50/50 (not exactly a classic - yet.) But what started me thinking about it was a true classic, "Dark Victory," from 1939 starring Bette Davis with Humphrey Bogart in a supporting role. It has that snappy 30's dialogue, illogical plot developments, scene chewing acting, great dresses, and martinis. But it's also a very moving depiction of how to handle a catastrophic illness (in this case a glioma. Who makes movies about gliomas?!) on your own terms. A well deserved Oscar nomination for Bette. (I'm sure she would have won had it not been for her competitor that year -- Vivien Leigh in that little flick called "Gone with the Wind.") The closing scene of Dark Victory is incredibly powerful, peaceful and beautiful. Go Bette!
Now, Go Katie! On with life! Thank you all for your support these past two years. I love you all!!