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Sorrows, joys, and today

Sunday, October 25, 2015

I have been absent quite a while.
A not so brief history of the last year and a half...

In April of 2014 my partner of 15 years had COPD so bad we had to move from a large house I'd lived in for 22 years to a smaller one in the area - No storage, especially in the kitchen. With the help of four friends and two HUGE garage sales, I let go of a lot of stuff. And yes, it was anxiety provoking and painful.

Last December, my sweetie died and the very next day I was hospitalized. I had ovarian cancer (a VERY slight ache in my abdominal area for over two weeks - Thank God someone told me to see a doctor if a symptom lasts for more than two weeks!) Lost my female innards. In late January I started weekly chemo lasting 6 months.

This September I got a clean bill of health. emoticon And I have to mention - my weekly cancer support group made all the difference in the world.

We had three other couples whom I thought were close friends . When my honey died and I got cancer, all those friends stopped contacting me. I was shocked to say the least.

Last month my best friend died.

And, most of the time, I'm exhausted. Such is life.

Sounds like a bad novel, doesn't it?!

There is some good news emoticon emoticon

I finally weigh less than 200 pounds.

I have started to make new acquaintances through an organization called meetup.com I absolutely do not want to date, but do want to meet a variety of people with interests similar to mine. Having interest-based activities has really helped me.

I don't work on my piles every single day, but I am working on them occasionally. The biggest challenges are a year's worth of paperwork, clothes, and the kitchen.

I did learn one major thing: it's okay to be anxious and afraid, but it's better to make small steps forward.

Today is a good day. My adventure awaits emoticon
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