I wanted to update my readers on where I am in this cancer journey. I have been in San Francisco receiving amazing treatment. I am nearing the end of six weeks. My husband was with me the first three weeks, then flew home to be with our kiddos. Then, a dear and longtime friend, Charlotte, flew out to be with me for the remaining three weeks.
Treatment has been wonderful and intense all at the same time. I’m at the clinic 5 days a week for four-seven hours, and once I was there for nine! The staff has become like family. They’ve taken such great care of me and I will miss them all.
San Fran has been quite an adventure! We’ve enjoyed the cool temps (while it’s been near 100 degrees back home in FL), the beautiful row houses, the amazing food (like Kitava and Roam Artisan Burgers) Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Bridge, Conservatory of Flowers, California Academy of Sciences, Monterey Aquarium, Botanical Gardens, Bay Cruise, Muir Woods, Britex Fabrics (and a few other quilting stores I’ve enjoyed), and the amazing fresh organic produce! I know I’ve left out some of the touristy things we’ve done but we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
As for shock factor, we’ve NOT particular enjoyed people walking around naked, Baker Beach nudists, the traffic, and the tiny, crowded stores like Whole Foods and Target. Although I love that there’s a Whole Foods close by for all our shopping needs.
I wanted to link to my Caring Bridge page, where I’ve gone into more detail about my journey. I have loads of pictures from our adventures on the site, and have been honest and raw in the every day details. There are many prayer requests listed, and I would love for you to join us in praying for the Lord to bring success to these treatments, and those to come.
In addition, two dear friends from church have set up a GoFundMe page to help us cover medical expenses. It’s so hard to share that with you, but nevertheless, the mounting medical costs are overwhelming. We trust that God will provide, not just through this site but through our work as well. My husband has taken side jobs in addition to his career and I hope to be able to work from home soon, as I am feeling better than I have in a year. It’s important to keep my stress low, so I’m having to manage that, along with my cancer protocol.
Thank you all for being so patient with me. I know I haven’t posted any new recipes in quite some time. I have a few older posts I’ve not published that may be coming to the site as soon as I am able. I hope you enjoy the many recipes on this site and that they can be a blessing to your family in some way.