Zig2017 wrote:Robino you’re not hijacking the thread! I want to hear about grand babies, visits, family and Florida! You sound like you have a very full life with activity and lots of grand kids! So much fun! I wanted to ask, is Florida warm right now? Just wondering how it is in the winter. I’ve been there a few times, are you on the West or east coast?
Florida is warming back up. We had an unusually cold winter this year. By cold I mean highs only in the 60's. LOL! Although we did get a couple of days where it only hit in the 50's. Right now I'm sitting outside drinking my coffee and the pool is making a lovely sound with the 'waterfall'. The birds are singing and the temp is 78*. Pool temp is still cold so turning on the heater first of March. We will get some swim time before the arrival of the families. Excellent exercise!
I'm on the East coast. They call this the Treasure Coast. We are about an hour north of Palm Beach. We moved here to be closer to hubby's aging mother. She is 86 and still very mobile and has a better memory than I do! She still drives and she drives better than I do!! ROFL! We've been here for 5 years now and I will not move north again.
Strange how since moving down here I first got colon cancer and hubby got skin cancer on his ear and had to have a nice chunk removed. The surgeon did a great job with reconstructing it. Unless you look at it fully, you don't even notice it. Now my recurrence, thought I had beaten that bugger! I think Florida is killing us! Not really butttttttttt.
These cancers were years in the making, obviously, so it isn't Florida's fault. Just seems like it.
Please, just call me Robin. I always add the 'o' since Robin is always taken. Robino is usually taken also so I just add the '1'.
I guess my philosophy is live but fight when needed. I have to try to enjoy those moments and not let cancer consume me 'literally and figuratively'. If these are to be my last years on this earth, God I hope not!, I want them to be filled with joy when possible. Not filled with anxiety all the time.
I don't know what the future has in store for me but I can still make my plans. My oncologist told me I've learned to live with cancer. I retorted "I'm living".
Head in the sand? No, I don't think so. Just determined to not let cancer define me.