We’re all on this journey called life. Along the way, there are adventures and experiences we get to choose, create, and share with others. My course lead me to a life at 71˚ North of the Equator and “Experience North Cape” evolved out of a desire to share this amazing arctic region with others around the world.
As in all of our journeys, we don’t always have control of what lies around the next bend. My recent post, Arctic Sun, holds a clue as to why I’ve been out of the blogging world for quite some time.
My scarf is the outer part of a Jonas thermal mask. Inside is a mask with a steel filter that warms the air and helps with breathing.
The short and to-the-point version of the story is that this non-smoker was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015.
Our lives were turned upside down in an instant, and we’ve been navigating our way through this unexpected journey ever since.
Radiation and chemotherapy treatment worked well on the 5 centimeter tumor in my right lung, and the spreading to my mediastinal lymph nodes. And my current biological therapy has kept 7 brain mets from growing larger the past 7 months. One day at a time, as the saying goes.
So, I’ve decided to take up blogging again. I don’t know which direction it will take. Unexpected journeys lead to uncharted territory, but I’m still along for the ride!
All the best,