It was just seven years ago today that I found out that I had a brain tumor. I covered that a bit in this website , so I won't bore you here. It is a strange anniversary, but actually I'm proud of it, since most brain cancer patients have a more limited lifespan.
I put here a photo that I found on the web and loved. The rich traditions of Islamic art truly move me. I have traveled in some Islamic lands, but not in the Mideast. If miracles occur, perhaps I will one day!
I am so eager to get back for a visit. We leave in 2 weeks! It won't be as easy for me this time with my brain cancer...many of our friends live on the second floor which I can't reach, and many roads don't have good sidewalks, etc....But I have great friends there who will help me. So, India, here we come!!!!
We hope to get back to India soon. Our living room is full of things to take. It's always exciting to get ready for a trip, but also nerve-racking. This time because of my husband's visa challenges and my brain cancer. But we have lots of friends in Chennai (unfortunately many of them live in second floor homes, which is impossible for me). But we will get together and enjoy each other!! I can't wait! Here is a photo of the beach near where we are building our house. When the catamarans come in, they are untied to dry, and this boy was using them for play....
My wonderful husband and others have helped me to get into the water again! I used to be a great swimmer, but couldn't get in the pool after my brain cancer. Luckily, the Vashon Athletic Club put in a lift for all who can't manage the steps, so that I can be swung over and into the water. It's a little slow and cold, but it feels great to be back in the water, even doing the doggie paddle or floating...