So Ellen is now eleven days past her last chemotherapy. It has been hard for her physically. But every day she seems stronger, and her spirit is remarkable.
Today we went for a walk in the high mountains above Crested Butte. It was a lovely day and we enjoyed every minute of it.
Some of the hillsides had been nipped by recent frost and have turned more brown and the flowers have faded. But on most of the walk, the flowers were still brilliant.
We put our feet in the very cold snowmelt in a little creek. Excellent therapy for neuropathy. Mate was very good.
All along the way were great avalanche chutes, with broken trees and scraped hillsides. Last winter’s enormous snows made for an impressive avalanche season.
We will not know more about Ellen’s condition until we go to Denver for more tests and meeting with doctors on September 9-10-11. Until then, we really have little idea what to expect.
And are sustained by our love for each other, the love and support from all of you, and the kindness of strangers.
Hope for us, pray for us, think of us. And we will think also of you, with love in our hearts.