It is the wettest and greenest summer in many years here. The rivers are all at or over their banks. The sage brush is singing with happiness. The flower are blooming everywhere around us.
It is not just wet but very cool. We woke up to frost on the grass today, and new snow on the hills above our house. It may freeze again tonight.
We are in a process of adapting. This Wednesday, June 26, is the last of Ellen’s scheduled chemotherapy treatments. We hope to have many walkers this Wednesday . We leave our home at 8:15 an to walk to the hospital. If you can’t be here with us, walk with us in spirit wherever you are!
On July 15 we will have a post-chemotherapy meeting with Ellen’s gynecological oncologist at Swedish Hospital in Denver.
And before that more tests, including some that cannot be done here in Gunnison.
We continue to be buoyed by friendship, family, and the visits of people we are close to.
We are continuing to focus on fitness. Ellen is now in a three day a week exercise class in the High Altitude Exercise Physiology Department at Western Colorado University.
We are in this for the long haul. The current test results look very good. And Ellen’s immune system is holding up very well.
But there will be many tests ahead — five years of testing. It is sobering to think about all that, and we are not having any great victory parties yet.
But every day we are celebrating our happiness and our good fortune in being together.