The Summer Of Fun
Posted On August/2017
After my last scan in June came back tumor free, we decided that this was to be the summer of fun! This was going to be a summer that would be embraced and lived to the fullest; at least to the fullest extent that is physically possible for me. I am going to live each day as if it were my last.
We got to sail a few times in LBI and went to Killington, VT for my husband, Larry’s birthday. On the way to Vermont, we stopped at Lake George for a few hours and rented a boat on the lake. Being on a boat on the lake was something that I have always wanted to do. That whole area has such a special meaning to me filled with memories of my childhood. We used to go up to the Adirondack mountains often; it’s where I developed my love for the mountains and nature in general.
On Saturday, we went to check out a music festival that was taking place by the Tweed river in Stockbridge, VT. The festival hadn’t started yet so we took a short walk down to the beautiful river. It was like a scene out of Woodstock; so many people hanging out and swimming in the river.
We met a cute little boy who was there with his family, saw tadpoles and found a cool walking stick; it was a really cool vibe. We left to get beer and ended up having lunch at a quaint Vermont general store.
There was also a music festival going on at Killington mountain that day so we checked it out after taking a Gondola ride to the top of the mountain.
As much as I enjoyed being there, I was feeling wistful because it reminded me of my life BC (before cancer). The last time that I was up there was when I was still the active Cally who attempted mountain biking and could run for miles.
It was the mountain biking last year that caused the muscle spasms in my neck. The spasms that caused me to go to the orthopedic doctor and find out by chance that I had cancer.
I must admit that I’m having a bit of a hard time acclimating to a more sedentary life; it’s just not me. However, I did manage to hike a little while using my old ski poles!
Even though I’m not as physically active as I would like to be, I’m still grateful for all that I have.