We rode the shuttle today to the Wynn Casino and Hotel. Then we WALKED all the way back. This picture is the view from our room and the Wynne is behind the Palazzo. We didn't just walk straight back; no, we walked all down the shops in the Venetian and then the shops at Caesars Palace, too. We got to go by the Bellagio and saw the fountain show; that's a favorite for both of us. We are two tired pups, now! But, we feel like we did after we climbed down into Pololu Valley and back: empowered because we could do it. Judging by my fitbit we walked over 6 miles. I was NOT prepared for that. I had on my crocks, which are comfortable, but I would have worn tennis shoes if I'd known we were going to be hiking. I also had my purse with me and a shirt for the cold places (they run the AC like crazy out here, which probably saves lives, but I freeze). Anyway, I wouldn't have wagged all that if I'd known we were going to walk so much. I really can't believe I did it without my walking poles! I really thank God that we could do it. We have so much fun; we laughed a bunch of the way. And we sure got our eyes full of stuff we never see around Hobart! Ha! Don't even let me get started on that!
In 11/06 I was diagnosed with stage 3b breast cancer. One of our daughters started this blog for me; it has been a way to keep everyone informed and give them a way to respond. In 9/11 the love of my life had a heart attack followed by a stroke and passed from this life. Holy cow, I still lived! I stumbled for 9 months and then met a wonderful man who had lost his wife to complications of breast cancer. In 8/12 we married. I learned that God gave us big enough hearts to love completely, again! On 2/26/13 I learned that the breast cancer is back in the bones, the lymph system, and the liver; I now have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, meaning it cannot be cured but it can be treated. I began treatments on 3/5/13; if they work, I can live year after year, so I'm praying that these treatments will work. I learned on 4/29/13 that they ARE working; I will continue as long as it works. This blog is about my challenges along the way. I pray that my story will be encouraging to those who read it. Attitude is everything and I believe that God provides. I give thanks for that and for your love, support, and prayers.