For fun I thought I’d add pictures this time. I will continue more about my kids and their response to my diagnosis later, but for now I’m going to show you some pictures of myself and my life after cancer.

I recently backpacked with a friend at the Charles Deam Wilderness, we had a lot of fun and carried about 40 lbs. each about 10 miles a day (we are working on packing lighter!). We’d backpacked together several times before, but with a wilderness club. This was our first time backpacking without the leadership and experience of seasoned backpackers. We did great and didn’t get lost!

I’ve always appreciated nature and the out of doors, but I do more so post cancer. I especially love backpacking as it is about truly living one day at a time. We didn’t really plan where exactly we would hike or where we would camp, we just enjoyed every moment of every day. Nature (and life) at it’s best.

The perfect campsite……….

Backpacking is a new hobby I’ve taken up since my cancer diagnosis. Since my surgery I’ve been on 4 backpacking trips, two to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, once to the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania and this latest trip at the Charles Deam Wilderness. Planning to do many more!