Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
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I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here
The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Palm Desert, California. I’ll depart here later this morning.
If you are a regular follower of this blog, you know that my ex-travel partner/companion has not traveled with me since September 2014 and that we remain good friends.
You will also know she is dealing with colon cancer issues.
Prior to today, this had been her last communique dated March 14th…
Yesterday I received another email which follows below. In a phone conversation yesterday she told me that after her first round of chemo, one tumor had shrunk 53% and the second 70%. Certainly good news!
Here’s yesterday’s email sent to family and friends…
I’ve signed on with Dr. Cho at the Cal. St. University of Davis, Cancer Center in Sacramento.
I’ve had two appointments with Dr. Cho and she uses a drug called Keytruda, which is, like chemo, not a sure cure, but with continuous treatments over a period of years, it can extend your life, maybe enough to get to a place where immunotherapy using DNA modification is actually available to the general public. IF the Keytruda works? It works for 40 % of people who try it. One infusion every three weeks and no more chemo-which is very hard on older people-Dr. Cho informed me.
Keytruda has many side effects, some are really horrible, but for others they are mild. Or, maybe it just isn’t working for me. I won’t know until my sixth session on Keytruda. It doesn’t kill healthy cells, a great plus. So, after one infusion, I have a bit of nausea and my food doesn’t taste like it is supposed to. It is so little for such a chance to gain so much.
In the meantime, I’ve decided to hire a woman to help me with my genealogy, so it will actually get finished in a timely manner. I’m doing, the Dionnes, the Moores and the Matzeks. All three. And, I enjoy the doing.
So, there you have what I consider good news. Hope is always good news. I’m sure I’m benefiting from all of your prayers.
I hope you enjoyed the message.
Forecast for today is sunny and 86 degrees. Too danged hot for me…time to move on!
New destination forecast is sunny and 64 degrees.
Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein
“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison
“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain
My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…
On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!
Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
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