3/12/11

Home Again, Home Again...

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!!

8 comments:

timary said...

I hope it was dark chocolate (I personally keep a stash handy) and I hope the bone pains subsides soon. xoxoxox

krex said...

Glad they spoiled you . (personal email on the way )

Delighted Hands said...

Reflect on your escape when reality is too harsh on Monday!

Nancy K. said...

I'd love to hear more about what you did at the retreat!

I'm sorry to hear that your folks have the flue. I battled that dragon for three weeks! I'm quite sure that I coughed up part of a lung and it left me with Vertigo as a reminder...

I do hope that the doctors can give you some relief from the bone pain! Perhaps you need to go on another retreat!?

;-D

dancingsoles said...

I hope the mood from the retreat lasts a while. Maybe the chocolate will help reality at bay for a bit. Might I suggest dainty little bites and lots of savoring :). Love, donna peach

The Violet Hoarder said...

Uh oh--the Grue of Doom! I'm remembering that one. Chocolate is one of my favorite coping tools. And my waist attests to it! So happy to hear the weekend was wonderful. Bask in those memories...

mrspao said...

Big hug x Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Two Peas and a Mom said...

So glad you received a good pampering as you deserve it.