If you are into vacations that provide spiritual growth and a connection with nature/animals, then check this out. Jonathan Ellerby is the CEO of the Tao Wellness Center which I visited in the Riviera Maya last October. This was the trip I took the week after being diagnosed to help me sort out my thoughts with this cancer recurrence. I have no doubt that the Canadian trip will be as special as it is unique. I'm not sure if I can manage going myself due to my chemo schedule, but take a look at it for yourself.
During one of my first chemo sessions the first time around, my friend Jacqueline, asked me what I wanted to do to celebrate finishing chemo. She consistently reminds me to incorporate fun in my life (day to day fun and the big fun). Some of my top passions include traveling, animals, nature, time with friends and family. So we decided we would take a trip after completing chemo. Naturally, Spirit provided me with the details for a trip of a lifetime prior to me even knowing I would do chemo this time around. My reward and goal with completing chemo is a different trip that Jonathan is leading, two weeks in Africa/South Africa for spiritual and physical healing with local medicine "men" and witnessing the great migration safari. Big Bucket List item.
Medical Update: I'm happy to report that my CA-125 tumor marker is now 7. When I looked over all of my CA-125 results over the past 2 1/2 years, I noticed that I've only had 3 results in the single digits. Along with this one, two results after I finished chemo in 2011 were 6. This is a huge milestone in my book. I'm so relieved that the chemo has been effective. This 4th chemo round hasn't been quite as nice as the last one, as far as symptoms go. I'm still needing to take the anti-nausea medication and feeling some yuck. Each day is better though and I know "this too shall pass".
Many of you have said that you are sharing some of my thoughts from the blog with others. I appreciate this, as I would like to help as many people as possible through connecting with my journey and what I'm experiencing. I created a facebook page that you can share, that includes a lot of what I share in the blog, minus the personal medical details. Please feel free to share this with anyone who you think may enjoy it.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend,
In love and health