Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Photo

Kids checking out the surf

Pacific Ocean at San Diego

From Wandrin Archives 2007

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Photo

Prim and wild saguaros

Catalina State Park -- near Tucson

From the Wandrin Archives

Monday, March 2, 2015

Ambition is Back

The last chemo treatment was January 21st. It has been a long time since I had any ambition to do some thing beyond the basics of living. Yesterday I did a 4.2 mile hike without panting. Soon I will do a five mile hike. And eventually, I will do even longer hikes. Some wild flowers are blooming. The desert is green with the recent winter rains. It is a great time to get out and do some hiking.

The radiation treatments will begin next week -- or the following. The treatments will be every day for three weeks. I'm hoping to make that happen at the end of the day so I can go hiking in the morning. According to the radiologist, the most serious side effect might be some indigestion. I am used to that with the chemo treatments.

In addition to hiking every other day, with the return of ambition there is a "to do" list to be addressed. Mattress shopping. Carpet cleaning. House washing. And more.

It is a great feeling to want to do something once again. Ambition is back.