Archive for May, 2010

One year cancer free!

I guess I don’t really know how you’re supposed to count this sort of thing.  A year ago today was the end of my final treatment, however.  I guess, to be precise, I need to wait a few more hours until I was actually unplugged, but good enough! One year in remission!

Recovering from the treatment has been it’s own project.  I am just recently starting to feel energetic again.  Starting to look like myself again.  I’ve got some aches and pains that we assume are associated with nerve regeneration, or damage from radiation, (or are psychosomatic..  ha).  I’m grateful every day.

In the last handful of months something has happened with my bike building.  I’m getting better at it..  The difference may be subtle, but I’m dialing in a look and a spirit to the bikes that feels right.  I recently updated the gallery with some fresh stuff.

Hill has spent the year getting herself mired up to the armpits in PHD study.  I couldn’t be more proud.  She has read more in the last 12 months than I have in my life.  I feel pretty sure about that.  The best part is that she’s completely fascinated by her area of study.. charged up!  (Environmental Psychology..  she’s currently focusing on aging.)

Our anniversary is just 2 weeks away (it’s anniversary season around here!).  We’re going to pack up the dog and go to Nova Scotia for a couple of weeks.  Heaven.

thinking of my old man

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since my dad took his life.

Thinking of him today with a heavy heart.