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Mary’s Latest News…

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
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Acton, California. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

If you are a regular follower of this blog, you know my ex-travel companion Mary is struggling with colon cancer issues. Here is yesterday’s email to me…

 

 

I had a pretty lousy morning. And, I need to finish my taxes OR ELSE!! You see where I’m spending my time, avoiding taxes don’t you? On email. I have to scold myself. Ken was here and he wanted to take me to dinner after working all day yesterday and I said, no, I look terrible. How about getting a nice big pizza. I haven’t splurged and gone off my diet in a long time. That said, I had a horrible stomach ache all night. Over slept. He did too. Maybe it was the pizza? Freshly baked straight from Pizza Plus in Murphys. So, maybe tomorrow.
I’ve had four nausea pills today. I’m allowed two. I’m having some other symptoms on the list and wondering it the symptoms from Keytruda get worse as you go. I guess I’ll find out. Sorry about being a downer today. Hopefully cheerier news tomorrow. Despite the more obvious symptoms, I’m still convinced Keytruda is a better choice than chemo. Methinks I’m in good hands. Wish I’d known and started it sooner.

Thanks for caring. That’s why you are my best friend.
Many hugs!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed hearing the latest from Mary…

 

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 80 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

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

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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…

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2019

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One Year Ago Today…

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.
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Palm Desert, California. I’m scheduled to depart here March 19th.

 

 

One year ago today was the last time Mary posted a blog entry on this blog-site. There are number of reasons associated with this statement. Home and rental properties maintenance, family and unfortunately medical issues.

 

Sadly about six weeks ago Mary was diagnosed with colon cancer and has been struggling since her chemo treatments began about six weeks ago.

 

Recently I emailed her regarding this date’s significance wondering if she might want to put together a blog posting so that her followers might wonder why she has been absent for so long.

 

She asked if I could come up with something positive which is pretty hard to do with so much bad news. Here’s a small indication for one her more recent emails to me…

 

Cancer is basically a master of my time. It demands three procedures for infusion,  Infusion on Monday, disconnect   port on Wednesday,  blood test for the next one on Friday. That is three trips to the hospital, then a week of supposed comfort. for me, has not been. I’ve had maybe one day of comfort out of five, as chemo, a poison, affects everyone differently. They’ve tweaked and dialed down the amount of chemo first by 10% then by 25%. I’m now somewhat stable for 4 weeks where tumors have shrunk by 1/3 and I do not have as much pain. I’ve lost 7 pounds during this time and can’t seem to gain any weight. Other patients I’ve spoken too have the same problem. The hope is that after the four weeks, they can tell how aggressive the cancer is and then attack again.  I think that is about all I can convey.

8/27/19…
Dying does make one a bit nostalgic. I’m really on thin ice. Chemo, chemo, chemo every two weeks. They are waning me that it may not be shrinking the tumors because they mutate. Then, the last chance I have is the inhibitor. She has been reluctant to use it.  I guess I’ll find out in about two months. I’ll have a scan. I’m trying this week to get my newspaper features down from up above so I can have them  printed into a book. I’ll hire it done.  And, I have a gal coming after you leave on Wednesday. She will turn my place into an AirBnb and manage it. And, I will ask her if she will finish my genealogy for me. She is good at that as well. Then I will write my obituary and say, hey, I’ll make it to 79, maybe even 80. That is a perfectly reasonable old age to live to especially since my life has been so great. More than I ever expected.

 

 

 

 

 

NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS…

 

She is still with us. She’s a fighter and if anyone can beat this, she can! Despite the above messages, she remains upbeat most of the time.  All she can do is…just like the rest of us…is to…live her life One Day At A Time!

To end this message on a positive note, I thought I’d include some photos of her from happier times…

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally her 75th Birthday photo that I took for her…

 

 

 

 

I’m sure you will join me in wishing the very best of luck for her future well-being.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 71 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

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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…

DSC040481b

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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2019

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