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Our Trip to Culiacán for Chemotherapy

We’ve made the drive to Culiacan four times for my chemotherapy appointments, and I thought you might like to see what the road between Mazatlán and Culiacán is like. When you travel this road you can’t forget that the state of Sinaloa is primarily agricultural.  We drive the cuota, or toll road – and the tolls are 216 pesos, or less than $20 US each way. What will you see on the road?  Well, to start with… check out the...

It’s winter somewhere, just not here in Mazatlán

Paul and I had a lovely quiet Christmas. We made ourselves a nice meal and spent the day Skyping and Facetiming with friends and family. It was very nice, just exactly what we felt like this year. We have been having a good time, though. At the top you’ll see a picture from Playa Norte on one of our walks along the malecon, and below you’ll see a typical scene from our table at Puesta del Sol on Stone Island...

My new world

It’s been a while since I’ve posted – don’t say I didn’t warn you!  I am doing well, though… just not spending much time on the computer these days.  I did get my hair cut, though… as you can see above.  It is a good transition between long hair and no hair and I think I’ll keep it short after this is all over.  The doctor told me to expect to lose my hair this week, so I have been...

Life is Good

Life is good here in Mazatlán.  I am feeling better every day and have been getting out and about more and more.  We have been eating out, going for walks, and going to the movies. I’ve attended a couple of meetings, met friends for knitting, and gone grocery shopping on my own.  Life feels amazingly close to normal. I do like a siesta, though. A bit of a break with my pack in the middle of the day gives me...

Time for an update

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...