Well nearly 2 months have passed since our planned photo trip to Tasmania was interrupted at the last minute by my darling being diagnosed with Leukaemia. What a roller coaster ride, Chemotherapy, the struggle to stabilise her blood results and finally she was allowed home again. Then the second round of Chemo which was pretty brutal. As if that were not enough the associated problems with the Chemo revealed an un-diagnosed weakness in her heart, well un-diagnosed till she had a heart attack a week ago.
Still she has recovered well, is coming up to her third round of Chemo (of 6) next week. My beautiful brave love is getting better as she goes, but it is still a bumpy road, ups followed by downs. But we are looking to the future optimistically.
So what has this taught us?
Firstly it has reinforced what we knew all along, that we love each other desperately and completely and how important that is.
Secondly it brings home the "Learn from the past, plan for the future but LIVE IN THE PRESENT". Treat each day as a gift and enjoy it to the hilt.
And it has caused us to re evaluate our lives and reject all the unimportant crap that we burden ourselves with.
We will get through this, Tasmania will happen, we will continue to do the things we want to do and more.
So in the meantime I will be pretty inactive on dA for a while. I still have some boxes on the go and they will be finished as I feel up to it. Long photoshoots are on hold, although we both want to get out locally. I will post stuff as I get something worthwhile done. I still love dA and the community spirit and will keep it as part of my day but may not be really active other than that.