Thursday, May 31, 2012
I finally know what's truly important in life. I always thought that I knew, but honestly I had no idea. On the very first day of our trip to Costa Rica...hubby found a lump under his arm, literally in the first hours after arriving on our lifetime dream trip. I asked him if we could put away the lump until we returned home, this was a trip of a lifetime and I didn't want to spoil a moment of it. With in a week of arriving home, tests and biopsies were preformed. He had a rare High Grade Sarcoma, very invasive and very serious. Only 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. Our world was turned upside down with in an instant. Terrified would be a good word for what I felt for close to two weeks from the surgery to the final consult with the surgeon. Today we learned that the tumor was only 3.5cm and contained! There is a chance that the oncologist will want him to have radiation, and that is fine by me and him. We are hopeful that this tumor has been caught early and this is the end of our nightmare. CT scans will follow every 6 months for many years to be sure it hasn't escaped to anywhere else in his body. Green drinks will now become the beverage of choice...LOL. Me too. If my hubby can get cancer, simply the healthiest person I know....then any of us can! CHERISH YOUR BODY, SHOW IT THE RESPECT IT DESERVES BY FEEDING IT HEALTHY FOODS AND EXERCISING EVERY DAY. TELL YOUR LOVED ONES HOW MUCH YOU VALUE THEM EVERY DAY. LIVE IS SHORT DON'T WASTE A MOMENT OF IT.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
|Never a dull moment!|
|Just ate...check out the bulge|
|Luna moth...same spot every year|
|I never tire of the gorgeous plants in the forest at Letchworth|
|Our little cabin|
|Great Blue Heron Nests|
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
|Beautiful girl crossing the road on 5/15|
Friday, May 11, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
|Jack in the pulpit|
GORGEOUS DAY! Migrants all over the place! Started my morning with a flock of Yellow-rumped right outside my window. Sipping coffee and birding...what a start to the day!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
This full moon symbolizes a new beginning for hubby and I. We are in the process of making some major life changes, all for the better of our lives. It isn't going to be an easy time for us, as no change that comes with hard decisions ever is, but in the end, I know we are going to be happier and lead better lives. I'm excited for our future.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Today is one of those days that I'm so incredibly grateful to be alive. One week ago I was on vacation in Costa Rica, hiking in Corcovado Park. It was the trip of a lifetime for ten days. So much time to think about life. Today I hiked locally and decided that where I live is my favorite place on earth. There really is no need to travel to other countries, I truly believe the the US is the prettiest place on earth. The forest was a sea of green, as every tree and plant has now opened their leaves, it is breathtaking to see. The neotropical wood warblers have filled the forest with their songs, and the scent of the damp woods is intoxicating after the rain of last night. When I set out I knew that I was going to find a female box turtle, it was a gut feeling that I had. Just before the end of my hike, Monty was cautiously sniffing something near a stream, so I quickly caught up to him to see what it was, and was not surprised to see it was turtle. The fact that it was a female made me realize, we have deeper powers then we even know. This has happened to me repeatedly with wildlife sightenings. She is very healthy and heavy, at least 20 years old. I feel so blessed to have seeb her. My day is good, my life is great.
Species today, Redstart, Yellow-Rumped, Blackbernian, BT Blue, BT Green, Yellow, Connecticut, Black & White, Audubons, Blue-headed Vireo, Wood Thrush, Baltimore Oriole.