I've had quite a fun and full week. I attended a metastatic breast cancer support group on Monday, spent Wednesday with a life-long friend, attended my weekly mothers group on Thursday, had a (rushed) monthly lunch with girlfriends, attended my daughter's track meet, hung out with friends, did some writing and studying, worked on the photo project, had lunch with a local friend as well as a friend from the east coast and got my eyes examined.
By Thursday evening, I was feeling tired, but I noticed that for the first time since mid-November, the small of my back didn't have a dull ache, I literally had zero pain at all. I felt completely normal, leading a normal life like most people do.
As I told my friend today, I am classified as "stable." I will continue to take daily Tamoxifen and I will continue to receive monthly bone strengthening injections. I take daily supplements and I'm exercising most days. I will have monthly blood checks to monitor things and I will most likely have scans in late July.
I'm continuing my journey into Exodus. I'm not enjoying it as much as Genesis. There's lots and lots of details and the last three chapters pretty much repeat (in excruciating detail!) three chapters that appeared a bit earlier. I've learned a lot by studying the whys and wherefores of the book, but I will be glad when I'm finished with it.
It is still my heartfelt desire to live my life with love. I don't want to fall into the trap of "routine," but at the same time, the entire idea of "routine" is so appealing. Once a month visits to the doctors and that's it? That's a routine I can embrace!