A real winter has happened this year in Madison.I haven't been keeping up with this blog because I haven't been able to ride bike due to the snow and ice that have just kept coming all winter. Most years we get snow and then it gets warm and the snow melts and the bike paths and sidewalks open up again. This year they didn't.
It was a great year for ice skating, however, so I did that. The route from my house to campus (and this coffee shop) crosses a big lake and I don't go there. So I ended up skating in much smaller circles on the ice at a local lagoon.
No news is good news...
The other reason I haven't written is that there really isn't much to tell. And, unlike cable news channels, I don't feel the need to 'report' if there's nothing going on.
I have gotten quite comfortable with my 'new' body and it's demands are becoming automatic (mundane?) and fading from my consciousness. Not to say that I'm ignoring them. I have kept the new habits that are designed to mitigate any chance of a relapse and to strengthen my remaining body and it's organs. And I continue to strive to minimize stress upon these systems by drinking lots of water, a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and a healthy environment.
... for now??
I will keep writing but since it is off topic for this blog I will probably concentrate on other blogs and my own web site. Thank you for reading. I will pick this up again if and when there is something to write. Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, or new information relating to bladder cancer or cancer in general. Or if you'd like to share your own experiences. I would love to hear from you.