It has been two weeks since my surgery and I am doing very well. I’ve had lots of good news lately and I am really, truly, feeling very upbeat and positive. This is mostly due to the pathology reports showing that the cancer hadn’t spread at all. What a relief! I’ve been staged at 1C, which is about as good as it gets, really.
The oncologist here took out my stitches yesterday and gave me the all-clear to get in touch with the oncologist in Culiacan who will be managing my chemotherapy. We’ll call him tomorrow and expect to go for our first appointment the following week.
People here have been so nice, filling in for us at El Recreo and Luna Gallery… and a group of friends brought us lunch for about 10 days, what a treat that was. We feel so supported by our friends and neighbors.
The picture at the top of this post is from my last bike ride a couple of days before surgery. Who wouldn’t heal wonderfully living in such a beautiful place, I ask you?
What else has been going on around here? Lots! Winter season is in full swing and everyone is having a blast.
- The Organic Market is back up and running – every Saturday from 8 am to Noon at Plazuela Zaragoza.
- This weekend is the Marathon, all kinds of international and national runners are in town, 11,000 actually!
- The Carnaval theme was announced – this year it is The Magic Lantern – and the candidates for Carnaval royalty were introduced as well.
- The Angela Peralta Theater has been offering some wonderful cultural offerings – from an Elvis impersonator – to Pink Floyd – to ballet – to Lila Downs this coming Friday. Paul and I have tickets to see her, and are SO looking forward to it.
- Mazatlan Film & Theater at El Recreo is going great. There are movies every week on Tuesday and Thursday evening, Wednesday afternoon documentaries on interesting topics, Thursday folk jam sessions, and some weekends there are special events. Last night was a flamenco performance by Citlali Iglesias dance group – two sold out shows! If you want to know what’s going on, check out the website or Facebook page.
In other goings on, when I was in the hospital my boys came (from Bellingham, WA and Mexico City) to see me and to support Paul. We did have most of one day together at home, which was lovely. See the candid shot above…
There’s been little progress on the situation on my street with the busses, but we are getting more and more attention. There was an article in the paper about the situation and the picture showed some of the posters I made and took around to my neighbors for permission to hang that ask the busses to slow down and to be careful of the children. The article said parents at the two schools were becoming more active about how unsafe it is. Then, a couple of days ago a neighbor came to my door with another petition collecting signatures, too. Once I feel a bit stronger I’ll be back at it, too.
A couple of weeks ago Paul and I went to the Surf’s Up! Cafe at Cerritos for breakfast, the picture below is from my seat at the table. Pretty nice, I’d say!
Take care everyone, see you soon!