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Story Behind Foto: I am back! I apologize for my hiatus, as I mentioned in my last Foto Friday post my family has been going through some changes, but I failed to mention the entire situation. After thinking about it long and hard, I decided to share my experience. I will not be mentioning specifics because I have not discussed with my family, but I will share my experience as the daughter and caregiver of a cancer patient.

Yes, we (my family) and I have been stricken with a cancer diagnosis. As you can imagine such news is not taken lightly in fact, it is quite the opposite. Today marks the one-month post-surgery day. The extensive surgery area is healing well and slight movement has been restored. However, the next phase will be the dreaded chemotherapy. As of now, we do not have an exact start date but we do know treatment will be for a little over a year. Yes more than a year!

Therefore, in the midst of it all, I am trying to stay strong and positive, but some days are better than others.

Thank goodness for early spring and beautiful blooming trees all around us. It makes it easier to remain positive and strong when nature is so beautiful and young, sort of like an innocent child worry-free and unaware of the harsh reality of adulthood and aging parents.

Here I share a foto taken at my parents’ home. I believe this is one of their nectarine fruit trees in their front yard.

Happy Friday,

CAT

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