I was lucky enough to have a bit of a break from the bone pain that coincided perfectly with the Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat, which allowed me to have a wonderful time with all the truly lovely women I met there. I cannot thank the folks at the Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation and the staff at Sundara enough for their kindness and the care that they lavished on every detail of the retreat.
Once again, I cannot recommend BCRF's retreats highly enough, for those of you who are unlucky enough to be struggling with this nasty disease. They are a true blessing and a joy forever. If you love someone who has been struggling with their breast cancer diagnosis and/or treatment, please recommend the retreats to them.
And please send BCRF a nice donation, if you can - they depend on the kindness of donors in order to keep the cost to the retreat-goers FAR below the actual cost of the event. The BCRF folks are truly inspired by love, and are dedicated to their cause to an almost ridiculous degree; they deserve support on a grand scale that reflects the size of their hearts.
In the meantime, I have (regretfully) plunked back down from that bit of paradise and am back to reality. In my case, reality means that the bone pain is back with a vengeance (darn!), I need to get my taxes done (yuck!), and I have my third chemo treatment on Monday. Probably by myself, since the poor folks have been struck down with the Grue of Doom (which largely involves a long stretch of very nasty and seemingly intractable bronchitis, among other things).
Yeah, reality bites. I think I'll go comfort myself. I saved some chocolate from the retreat - reality may bite, but I can still bite back!!