12 August 2017

Three years ago, I crossed the 5-year survival threshold reserved for 75% of people with my diagnosis. It meant nothing. Life ahead of me seemed endless.
(Still does.)
This summer, I have reached the half-way mark of the latest, statistically confirmed life expectancy. Do I care?
(Yes.)


It has been raining most of the week or maybe only for the last two days, I lose track. Most evenings, we manage to fit in a short cycle along the river in between downpours, watching the fog rise from the small valleys on the other side. The fact that I have enough energy for cycling makes me so giddy, I forget to take pictures. Next time, I tell myself, there will be a next time. And one after that and many more and so on.



8 comments:

  1. None of us have any idea how many more but you have certainly been presented with many reasons to pay attention.
    And you remind us to pay attention too.

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  2. Yes, take pictures. Cycling is a wonderful thing.

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  3. Congratulations!
    Even if the weather isn't always with you, you are so lucky to be able to enjoy the outdoors on your bike.
    What I long to do is go on a hike, but I still don't have the stamina for that.

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  4. It is very cheering to hear that you are having giddy spells!

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  5. I love that cycling makes you giddy! That's how I feel about a nice long walk at the marsh. Breathing in that fresh air by the water.

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  6. I'm thinking of you long and hard. I am also happy to hear that you are biking. It is such a joy.

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  7. Hope you keep having more good cycling days. Wishing you all the best including beating the statistics.

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