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Posted 2020-03-23T23:21:56Z

Quarantine Update #1 (March 2020)

Hi Family & Friends,

As I write to you, we are holed up in our beach house in Port Ludlow, WA on the Kitsap Pennnsula, the house we started building after I received my diagnosis. We're laying low here, trying to adjust to "the new normal". It's quiet and very zen out here. Very easy to social distance, since we're only coming across neighbors on our daily walks. I have 3 willing helpers here to be my PT partners, helping me with my rehab exercises, while in captivity. I've been feeling energetic and hopeful some of the time and unmotivated and tired some of the time. So when that happens, I just read or nap, happy that I don't have anywhere to be. 

I am grateful for the family time we have right now. I'm also fortunate for the excellent chefs in my family. Last night, Julia made fresh pasta and Dan made puttanesca sauce. Alina and I made a salad. We've been playing a lot of board games lately. We have also been checking out the free sources of online learning! I'm missing walks with my friends, but we'll make up for lost time when this is all over. 

Okay, my big news is that earlier this month I finished my 12th and last cycle of chemo! Dan and I had planned a trip to Oahu to celebrate my completing chemo, which we had to cancel. We also had a fun visit with my brother in law, Mike, who unexpectedly had to go home early, due to South Carolina schools closing, and Mike needing to get back to help his daughter with childcare. 

Needless to say, we're making the most of this family time-laughing a lot, watching movies (like Bad Moms Christmas and Knives Out) and old family videos.

My next newsworthy doctor's appointment is on April 9th for my regularly scheduled MRI, unless we push it out, due to COVID19. 

Until then, stay healthy,

With love, Eden


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